Sprint's activation system overwhelmed by EVO 4G launch

Sprint's activation system overwhelmed by EVO 4G launch
With heavy demand for activations taking its toll on Sprint's activation system, yesterday's launch for the EVO 4G was the experience that the carrier was sure they were going to see last June with the launch of the Palm Pre. But that is all water under the bridge now, and the sexy Android beast was in so much demand that the carrier's activation system crashed during the afternoon. This resulted in sales reps having to use such positively medieval tools like paper and pen to write out receipts. Customers who just happened to come in to their local Sprint store to pay their bill had to return home with their balance still outstanding. Some potential EVO 4G buyers were turned away and the situation was eerily similar to the experience that AT&T went through when the first-gen iPhone was launched in 2007.

Other interesting news to come out of launch day involved speculation that Radio Shack has listed on its contract, a $400 ETF for a CDMA iPhone sold on Verizon or Sprint. It could be just some necessary legalese that the lawyers requested be added, or perhaps it has a deeper meaning?

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review

source: Engadget

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19 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1122; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

honestly that is a good problem to have

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

luckily i got mine before that happened. Seriously people. This phone is so worth it! I'm on day 2 and i still cant put it down!

7. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Don't play with it too much or you'll go blind! lol

12. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

lol

3. Drafty

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I'm going to hold out until sprint offers a phone with 1.5 ghz (code name HTC Gold).

13. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

DRAFTY= FAIL

14. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

not anytime soon. haha if youre going to use that logic, why stop there, just wait for the 2ghz or dual core processors, how about just dont get anything? lol

4. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

wait until the iphone comes out...

6. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

the iPhone is old news... bout 3 years to be exact... get over it and move on... fanboy!

15. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

why would you want an iphone when you can get an ipod and a sick phone like an Evo? lol sheep.

18. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

If you got an EVO do you need an iPod?

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I really hope this phone helps Sprint. I may work for AT&T...but Sprint is a great company and folks need to learn that. Although I've said it before, a phone is not going to save a company, but go SPRINT!

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wait wait wait.. u work for ATT and you still dont believe a phone can save a company??? LOL. Can you tell me exactly how many non iphone contracts att has done over the last 3 yrs compared to iphone contracts.? LOL. If it wasnt for apple, ATT woulda slid into third by now or at least be darn close to it.

10. alockey

Posts: 6; Member since: May 05, 2010

I work for T-Mobile and choose AT&T over them any day AT&T is just better in my location. It isn't all about the phones trust me. I have had android devices, I have an Iphone now, I have had Windows Mobile devices. You name it, I have used some form of it. The Iphone only as popular as it is because of its simplicity and its APP Catalog. There is Litterally an app for everything. Im not a "Fanboy" I just like what I like. Right now its The Iphone 3GS.

16. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

iphone is popular cause of the hype, if it wasnt an APPLE product it wouldnt get as much hype. and about the app issue, google is getting some apple developers on board. and at the rate that google progressed compared to apple, you can tell google will surpass apple

8. nulife

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

Actually it went down twice.

11. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Radioshack doesn't sell Verizon...they broke partnership a long time ago...so doubt the listing about Verizon or Sprint iPhone is true for Verizon's side of things. Nice try PA.

17. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The Tandy Corporation, better known as Radio Shack, sells all 4 major carrier. They just keep them in different locations. Inside Radio Shack its usually ATT, T-Mobile, and Sprint. They own the kiosks in some Targets, all Sam's Clubs, and in malls (without the radio shack logo). In those locations it differs between Verizon, Alltell, Sprint, and ATT.

19. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

owned

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