1. Thudstaff's Avatar
    I'm an AT&T 3GS user, so I'll be upgrading this time. My family is on Sprint with a family plan. My thinking is that moving to the family plan will be cheaper for me, so I'm leaning that way. It seems odd to me that Apple announces that Sprint will get the iPhone yet the website has no info. Do any of you have any idea about the plans? Will I just be able to order a new phone and add it to the family plan for the same price as any other phone addition?
    10-04-2011 07:16 PM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    Pre-orders start on Oct. 7th but I didn't see which retail partners would have it at launch. When we find out I'm sure those who will have it will also do pre-orders. For now the only confirmed seller is Apple.
    10-04-2011 07:20 PM
  3. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    No one seems to have addressed this.. For Sprint their announcement is on Oct 7th and the pre orders start that same day but starting at 12.01 am online.. Me being a sprint customer how am I gonna do this? If I have to order thru apple's site how am I gonna get my upgrade discount. Do I wait until it shows up on sprint's site?
    10-04-2011 08:28 PM
  4. E_Brown's Avatar
    No one seems to have addressed this.. For Sprint their announcement is on Oct 7th and the pre orders start that same day but starting at 12.01 am online.. Me being a sprint customer how am I gonna do this? If I have to order thru apple's site how am I gonna get my upgrade discount. Do I wait until it shows up on sprint's site?
    Apple's site will have your Sprint upgrage info on it. They already do for At&t and Verizon. You will easily be able to pre order on Apples page. But I'm sure they will have it setup so you can also preorder on Sprint's site as well.
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    10-04-2011 08:34 PM
  5. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    Apple's site will have your Sprint upgrage info on it. They already do for At&t and Verizon. You will easily be able to pre order on Apples page. But I'm sure they will have it setup so you can also preorder on Sprint's site as well.
    thanks.. I went to the apple store and see it says coming soon for Sprint. I see what you mean on selecting the carrier and eligibility etc..
    10-04-2011 08:45 PM
  6. verwon's Avatar
    I'm an AT&T 3GS user, so I'll be upgrading this time. My family is on Sprint with a family plan. My thinking is that moving to the family plan will be cheaper for me, so I'm leaning that way. It seems odd to me that Apple announces that Sprint will get the iPhone yet the website has no info. Do any of you have any idea about the plans? Will I just be able to order a new phone and add it to the family plan for the same price as any other phone addition?
    I talked to Sprint about it, today. You can do this as long as it's an Everything Data family plan. It's exactly what I wanted to know. You'll also have to pay the $10 premium data charge.


    Mistress of Mischief
    10-04-2011 09:05 PM
  7. Thudstaff's Avatar
    I talked to Sprint about it, today. You can do this as long as it's an Everything Data family plan. It's exactly what I wanted to know. You'll also have to pay the $10 premium data charge.


    Mistress of Mischief
    Great! It looks like I should be able to switch and have it cost me $37 per month vice the $80+ it costs me on AT&T.
    10-04-2011 09:57 PM
  8. verwon's Avatar
    Great! It looks like I should be able to switch and have it cost me $37 per month vice the $80+ it costs me on AT&T.
    Yep! I'm not upgrade eligible, yet. So, I'd called to ask about adding another line.


    Mistress of Mischief
    10-04-2011 11:45 PM
  9. digitalfan's Avatar
    Early welcome to Sprint, my friend! Hope you love it just as much as I do!
    10-05-2011 01:01 AM
  10. Apple9to5's Avatar
    Just talked to Apple and they said

    "The iPhone will be coming to Sprint soon, however, we do not yet have a specific date. But we are very excited about it"

    "Yes, the iPhone 4S is coming soon for Sprint. We don't have an exact release date for it."

    so 100% sure no sprint 4S on oct 7th? You guys said yes earlier...

    "That is correct."
    10-05-2011 08:02 AM
  11. GigaS27's Avatar
    I spoke to Apple and they stated it would be available to pre-order @ 1201am PST on the apple site...or i can contact Sprint... So my guess is pre-ordering on Apple's site.
    10-05-2011 08:57 AM
  12. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    UGH... so what you are saying is that basically we have to wait till Oct 7th when Sprint has their media event for a date? I am thinking the pre order date maybe sunday Oct. 9th. Sprint tends to do their preorders/release dates on Sundays. Not sure why.
    10-05-2011 09:00 AM
  13. GigaS27's Avatar
    UGH... so what you are saying is that basically we have to wait till Oct 7th when Sprint has their media event for a date? I am thinking the pre order date maybe sunday Oct. 9th. Sprint tends to do their pre-orders/release dates on Sundays. Not sure why.
    No, what i was saying was a Apple rep told me we can pre-order from them directly on the 7th @ 12a PST....but they did not mention from sprint...they told me to call them if I wanted to go through them. So if you want to order it on the 7th, most likely you will need to do it through apple unless sprint announces their pre-order date before then.
    10-05-2011 11:38 AM
  14. cking1786's Avatar
    I called Sprint yesterday and spoke with them on the phone. The person I spoke with said that i would be able to pre-order on the 7th via Apple or Sprint's website. So, my belief is that we will be able to pre-order same as AT&T and VZW.
    10-05-2011 12:54 PM
  15. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    hopefully sprint's site will be updated sometime tomorrow then.. I would prefer to pre order thru them as opposed to apple.
    10-05-2011 12:59 PM
  16. cr12#IM's Avatar
    i just wish they would give us some info. im curious about whether tep will be avail. what it will cover etc.
    10-05-2011 01:55 PM
  17. mobile79's Avatar
    I have to do mine through Sprint, as I am using a gift card that I got when I returned my Photon last month. Either way.....I CAN'T FRIGGIN' WAIT!!
    10-05-2011 01:55 PM
  18. GigaS27's Avatar
    hopefully sprint's site will be updated sometime tomorrow then.. I would prefer to pre order thru them as opposed to apple.
    Any reason why? Just wondering what the differences are if i was to go through one or the other.
    10-05-2011 02:15 PM
  19. tmadsen's Avatar
    Didn't know if anyone else noticed this, but when you try to check upgrade eligibility, does anyone else get that the ugrade eligibility information for this account type is temporarily unavailable? I was just checking for s & giggles, but now I'm wondering if they'll be making exceptions for early upgrades? I don't really want to waste my upgrade if a better iPhone (more aesthetically pleasing, imo) comes out next year, but I'm interested in what my status is/will be.
    10-05-2011 02:59 PM
  20. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    Any reason why? Just wondering what the differences are if i was to go through one or the other.
    it's just my preference having ordered phones thru them before. And my own paranoia that the discounts I am supposed to get will be applied.
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    10-05-2011 03:02 PM
  21. Thudstaff's Avatar
    Wonder how I go about this.

    My 3GS is on AT&T. My wife/kids have the 1400 minute unlimited data plan on Sprint. I want to get a 4S and switch to Sprint to save some money.

    How do I do this relative to the preorder on Friday? I want to keep my old number and my current iTunes account (obviously). Am I supposed to order for in-store pickup on 10/14 at Sprint and just have them take care of it or can I have it shipped to my home and somehow activate it from here. Yeah, I'm sure it's a stupid question. I'm okay with that.
    10-05-2011 06:29 PM
  22. verwon's Avatar
    Yes, two different Sprint reps told me yesterday that it'll be up for preorder on the 7th.


    Mistress of Mischief
    10-05-2011 06:53 PM
  23. Thudstaff's Avatar
    Yes, two different Sprint reps told me yesterday that it'll be up for preorder on the 7th.


    Mistress of Mischief
    Thanks. In-store pickup it is.

    Now I'm wondering what to do with my 3GS. I suppose I could make it an iPod Touch once the phone side is shut down.
    10-05-2011 06:57 PM
  24. jd78's Avatar
    It's on the site now. Also at the bottom is a section where you can Pre-order the iPhone 4 now.

    Can't post the direct link, but it's on their main page.
    10-06-2011 12:37 AM
  25. Thudstaff's Avatar
    I called the closest Sprint store near me. It is not a corporate store. They are taking preorders tomorrow morning in-store. Since I am switching from AT&T to Sprint, I'll need to go in the store to get my number switched from AT&T and get the phone added to my family's plan.

    Is there a compelling reason to go to a corporate store versus a non-corporate store?
    10-06-2011 07:45 PM
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