- 10-10-2011, 11:37 PM #26
- 10-11-2011, 12:29 AM #27
Sprint only sold upgrades for the first 48 hours, most people are up for upgrades in Oct - Dec. So they will sell a lot more as holidays near. Also you have to think that Sprint offered no incentive to upgrade like Verizon and AT&T did, they did not give people who a chance to early upgrade or discount something off the price so people are waiting for their upgrades. I have a yearly upgrade (my dad and me are exactly one year apart and he never upgrades or he takes my old phone) but most are not that lucky. Christmas also plays a huge part, it is less than 3 months away so parents are going to a) save the upgrade till then or b) wait till christmas before they pay full price.
- 10-11-2011, 12:29 AM #28
- 10-11-2011, 12:47 AM #29
- 10-11-2011, 01:31 AM #30
I wouldn't be surprised if Sprint had the lowest numbers, since they have the least amount of customers of the 3 carriers. Also, I believe Vzw and AT&T are taking back orders as well. Sprint said they aren't taking back orders because they want all pre-orders to arrive on the 14th or 15th, rather than get pushed back an extra 1 or 2 weeks.
- 10-11-2011, 02:06 AM #31
I don't know the exact numbers, I believe them to be higher but I wouldn't try to guess what they actually were. I do know that a low level retail associate in whatever city you live in wouldn't have the inside knowledge of Sprints sales figures since they didn't announce it to the public. It is all speculation until an offical statement comes. I will agree that with it being so close to the holidays that there are probably quite a few people that are holding out to be able to give as gifts. Whatever the number may be, there are that many excited people that can't wait to get their phone haha.
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- 10-11-2011, 02:37 AM #32
I've been with Sprint a while now and I know they came out with the Pre in June 09, The Evo 4g, June of 10, and I think the Evo 3d was around the same time in 11. So I would guess the majority of the smart phone users for Sprint aren't up for an upgrade until April or later. Also the SGS2 just came out, so those buyers are locked in now. Just my two cents.
- 10-11-2011, 04:56 AM #33
Good. There should be plenty available on December 1st. I can't wait to bail on this buggy, laggy, annoying nerd OS, Android. I can't believe how annoying this thing is. OH THANK GOD Sprint got the iPhone. I am counting the days. Merry Christmas to me on December 1st. The nerds can have their nerd OS. I'm done. Hello Apple.
- 10-11-2011, 05:14 AM #34
Good luck! I know that for you December can't get here fast enough!
- 10-11-2011, 05:32 AM #35
- 10-11-2011, 05:35 AM #36
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- 10-11-2011, 05:37 AM #37
- 10-11-2011, 05:39 AM #38
- 10-11-2011, 05:58 AM #39
It does look like we may be closer to getting one... my parents said they would pitch in $300 and his other grandparents are in for $200.
I really appreciate all the help and advice you all are giving me. If I like my son's I may end up with an iPhone myself come Spring. If the iP5 is out by then I may upgrade to it, give it to my son, and take his 4S. Lol, thank goodness all my daughter cares about right now is if her phone texts and has Facebook! She would be happy with my NS4G. She is the social butterfly while my son is quiet and studious.
- 10-11-2011, 06:42 AM #40
- 10-11-2011, 07:40 AM #41
Thanks again everyone for your encouragement and suggestions! You are all so very nice and helpful and I know I will have a "home" if and when I get my IP5