I'm new here.
I don't really know where I would put this thread at. But anyway, I need your guys help. I have an Android phone right now and I cannot stand it. I end up using my iPod Touch 4G more when I have wifi. So I really want to get an iPhone and I can't wait for the iPhone 5 to come out. The only thing is, I have Sprint. And I know that there is rumors going around that the iPhone will be available on Sprint come this fall. But it might not be the "iPhone 5", it could be the "iPhone 4S". So I have a couple questions..
1. What will be the differences from the 4S and the i5? Will I be missing out on the whole iOS5 experience? Because I don't want that.
2. If the iPhone doesn't come to Sprint, can I just buy a non-activated iPhone 5 and activate it on Sprint? Because I'll be crushed if I cannot get a iPhone this fall and have to get another Android phone for two years.
- 08-16-2011, 09:40 PM #2
Welcome to the forums...
1. No one knows... Apple has not announced anything... no one will know what is being released until Apple announces whatever they are going to announce.
2. Probably not. Both Verizon and Sprint have pretty strict policies about what equipment can be activated on their networks - and it's basically limited to devices that are/were sold by them.
- 08-16-2011, 09:43 PM #3
- 08-16-2011, 09:53 PM #4
I don't know where you are in your contract with Sprint, but if you cannot wait (and don't want to stay on Sprint) you can always pay what you have left on your ETF (Early Termination Fee) if it's worth getting out of your contract and sell your phone on eBay/Craigslist to defer the cost . But as Hank said no one knows for sure about the iPhone release. If you can hold out for another month I believe more solid info will be available...hopefully.
My contract ends in about two months but the only thing is, I'm only sixteen and I'm on a family plan with my parents. So I would have to pay for the monthly bill if I was to get rid of sprint. And Verizon doesn't really work well where I live.
- 08-17-2011, 06:21 AM #6
Get used to Sprint, go find a Sprint board where they have successfully ported over iPhones and find out what it takes to do so, then buy yourself an iPhone off eBay or Craigslist or something.
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- 08-26-2011, 05:07 AM #14
I came here to post the same thread.
I'm new-ish to these forums, but I've been on the Palm/HP forums since the Pre came out. That's what I have now.
I'm switching to Verizon soon, and I'm still going back and forth between iPhone and Android. But more than that, I'm wondering if there is any point to waiting for an iPhone5. From what you guys have heard, will it be all that different? I know you say you can't know for sure. But what are some rumors?
- 08-26-2011, 07:21 AM #15
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- 08-30-2011, 08:31 AM #17
Nobody knows if it's worth waiting because nobody knows what the new iPhone will have, and then whether or not it's worth waiting still comes down to your personal preference.
I will tell you though with absolutely, 100% certainty, it is worth waiting for the announcement (likely in a week or so) so you can see for yourself if it's worth waiting or not for the device. Then you can see if it's worth waiting in line, or if it's worth waiting a few weeks until it's more readily available. Then you can wait and see if it's worth waiting for the white version to be available.
- 08-30-2011, 12:06 PM #18