Sprint to Get iPhone to?
Thanks to Mac Rumors for this. http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/23/...one-this-year/
- 05-24-2010, 12:02 AM #2
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- 05-24-2010, 11:31 AM #5
I just vomited in my mouth thanks to the title of this thread.
I do not forsee Sprint getting the iPhone.
Yes sprint is looking into LTE and yes they have some markets with 4G but frankly they have spotty at best service so much of the country that there is no way that Jobs would go for it. Oh wait...
- 05-24-2010, 01:11 PM #6
More likely than Verizon, less likely than T-Mobile.
Again, CDMA would require all new hardware and I just don't see Verizon since a major selling point of the iPhone is how much you can do at the same time. i.e. data and voice simultaneously. Sprint supports that, but so does T-Mobile, and since at&t and T-Mobile share the same tech, it's a matter of popping in a new SIM and you're golden.
Verizon has bad-mouthed the iPhone and Apple too much. They'll never see it. NEVER.
- 05-24-2010, 01:45 PM #7
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- 05-24-2010, 02:05 PM #9
China Unicom uses W-CDMA which is actually more similar to GSM than CDMA, despite the name.
I wouldn't count out Apple's willingness to make a CDMA iPhone however, because they originally went to Verizon, so obviously they don't care that much about simultaneous voice and data. If Verizon offers them what they want they will do it.
- 05-24-2010, 02:25 PM #10
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- 05-24-2010, 03:38 PM #12iPhone Nanite
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This is probably just me, but I would honestly rather see it go Sprint than Verizon. Sprint has a bigger presence in my area than Verizon (Corbin - Lexington, Kentucky). And not to mention, I'm tired of hearing all of my Verizon friends try and tell me how much better their iPhones will be than mine. But then again, I'd like to see the iPhone nuke the Android rivals on their own carriers. Wow, I guess I'm kind of on the fence then?
- 05-24-2010, 03:44 PM #13iPhone Newbie
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You guys who are Sprint haters are pathetic. I mean, they're NOT that bad? Faster speeds than Verizon & T-Mobile, rate plans are good, and coverage is better than AT&T's. And they have america's 4G deployed! Yeah, it may only be in 32 markets, but its better than nothing & way ahead of any other carrier in America!
- 05-24-2010, 03:58 PM #14
I really still dont see the big deal if all the companies carried the iPhone. Let everyone have it, it's just a phone. Yes a great phone, but whats the fuss ya know? Hell, I love my iPhone but if OS4.0 and the new iPhone dont blow me a away, Palm Pre here I come, or Droid, they're all fun phones people! But whats the fuss, I hope Verizon gets it, and Sprint, Boost Mobile, anything, just get it in peoples hands
- 05-24-2010, 05:08 PM #15
Been talking to Sprint
I have been comparing Sprint to ATT. I have been with ATT since 1998 and I love their service. A dropped call here and there does not bother me. It has not been excessive in years. Customer Service at ATT has been overall pretty good. I love the iPhone and have had everyone since 2007. I have an iPad and Macbooks in my home.
But, with Sprint I could save $100 per month. Scary to say the least to switch but I would most likely switch if Apple and Sprint got together. I could deal with one at a time voice and data. And according to their maps which include Verizon + Sprint =coverage I think I would be okay. At least I would have 30 days, no obligation to find out.
- 05-24-2010, 05:17 PM #16
- 05-24-2010, 05:29 PM #17
I think the iPhone is one of the coolest phones on the market. Unfortunately, it is locked to only one carrier. It is only available to 25% of the U.S. market (unless someone switches), on the other hand, Android is available on all four of the carriers, that is how they are getting so many new users. I sure hope Apple and AT&T end this soon or else the iPhone could be in trouble.
- 05-24-2010, 05:43 PM #18
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- 05-24-2010, 07:47 PM #20
Can you imagine if Apple came out with a whole line of new iPhone devices..
Say 3 models..
A keyboard model, the one we've seen leaked, and a consumer-friendly, colourful iPod nano-style model... Hahaha..
And on all four carriers?
Apple would slaughter Android in sales. No doubt about it.
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- 05-24-2010, 09:45 PM #24
It certainly did, but Apple doesn't need that attention for the iPhone. The iPhone is already incredibly buzz-worthy. I think they'd have to introduce a new type of iPhone to have colours, a smaller, more consumer-oriented device. Apple doesn't want their baby to look cheap and toy-like. Look at the iPod classic, Apple would never put that iPod in coloured variants.
- 05-24-2010, 11:22 PM #25
I don't see the iPhone going to Sprint, well at least not right now. I hate VZW but if the iPhone goes to them then Android can kiss their asses goodbye thats for sure. Everyone I know at work with a Droid device only has it because they are on VZW and they don't want AT&T. I can bet a LOT of people with Droid devices have the same feeling. I actually hope now that the iPhone does go to VZW and crushes Droids on their own "homecourt".