1. mech1164's Avatar
    Since I won't be able to upgrade until April. I will be very interested in how everyone fares. I've rooted the EVO I have so the tether is a non issue for me at the moment. When I get the iPhone5 next year have to remember to jailbreak it for this. Besides by then LTE will be out on Sprint and I like Wimax for now.

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    10-11-2011 07:29 PM
  2. numb3rmonkey's Avatar
    I would rather use Sprint's voicemail just because of how Google Voice makes you use a pass code for everytime you log into voicemail.
    Google Voice app doesn't require you to enter your pin, it automatically plays when you select it.
    10-11-2011 07:45 PM
  3. delta7's Avatar
    Since I won't be able to upgrade until April. I will be very interested in how everyone fares. I've rooted the EVO I have so the tether is a non issue for me at the moment. When I get the iPhone5 next year have to remember to jailbreak it for this. Besides by then LTE will be out on Sprint and I like Wimax for now.

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    LTE won't come out till 2013 for Sprint, WIMAX will be around next year too.
    10-11-2011 08:29 PM
  4. powerbyte#AC's Avatar
    Sprint coverage here in Ocala Florida has been great at 3G speeds. Anxious to see how the iPhone does!
    10-11-2011 08:31 PM
  5. Gooster's Avatar
    Going to be a new Sprint customer when my 4S arrives in the mail. Hearing good things about the coverage in my area but anything has to be better than my AT&T experience.

    Although I do agree this thread could be useful for now, hopefully Rene or another administrator makes a separate Sprint forum soon.

    Edit: Oh, it exists! lol
    10-11-2011 09:00 PM
  6. verwon's Avatar
    There are NO Sprint apps, including navigation, on the iPhone! Apple doesn't allow it and it was listed on the details page of the Sprint site.

    You'll have to use the app store and will not be able to bill them to your Sprint account, anymore, either.

    That said, I preordered and already have my tracking number, so I'll post with updates, after my 4S arrives.


    Mistress of Mischief
    10-11-2011 09:07 PM
  7. ivhs72's Avatar
    No carrier apps preloaded on any iPhone, no matter what carrier. It's an Apple policy that all phones are shipped that way. Just like you won't see a carrier name or logo on the phone.




    No nav would suck. Are there no carrier apps preloaded at all? Wish there was a "casual tether" also, where you use as needed for daily fee vs monthly.

    I know a lot of other phones can use tether hacks, same for iPhone?
    10-11-2011 09:08 PM
  8. Maestro1#AC's Avatar
    I'm all for no carrier bloatware on the iphone, i had to use preware patches to get sprints bloatware off my webOS phone. But I do hope sprint will have some apps available on the app store for sprint iphones, especially being sprint navigation .

    I have heard that on Verizon iPhones you can download VZ navigator from the app store, can anyone confirm this. If true sprint should be able to do the same thing.
    10-11-2011 09:19 PM
  9. ladyc0524's Avatar
    Yes, I had the Verizon iPhone 4 and their navigation app is available in the app store. It sucks that it costs, and I'm glad I'm no longer with them!
    10-11-2011 09:42 PM
  10. CarrieMK's Avatar
    I can see the positives and negatives for the elimination of carrier apps. There are some that I do like and use and they are free. It would add up really fast if I have to buy them. With Android, I simply root and get rid of what I don't want. If I have to pay for something as basic as Navigation that would really stink. Are there any decent free apps at all? Lol, I guess Android is the Poor Man's iPhone. Sure, some of the devices may initially cost the same but with all the free apps you can literally get anything you want by just putting up with a few ads (or rooting and installing Addblocker).

    I will just have to check out my son's iPhone when he gets it, whether that is Friday or closer to Christmas, and just see what it is all about.
    10-12-2011 06:25 AM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    Go to the Apps forum and search "navigation." You will find tons of threads debating the different apps, the relative costs, and the various free options. There are plenty of choices on iOS.
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    10-12-2011 06:27 AM
  12. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    No nav would suck. Are there no carrier apps preloaded at all? Wish there was a "casual tether" also, where you use as needed for daily fee vs monthly.

    I know a lot of other phones can use tether hacks, same for iPhone?
    I'm using PDANET on my EVO and have never been charged for Tethering via USB. It's a Godsend when the computer network goes down randomly and I can still connect to the web. I don't care about hotspot as much as I care about Tethering. Any apps like that in the App store that utilize USB tethering without additional fees, would be a good thing.
    10-12-2011 01:56 PM
  13. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Is anyone planning on using the Sprint Google Voice integration with their iPhone 4S? I love it as a feature, but I've got to admit, I love the regular text messaging app on the iPhone better than the Google Voice app.
    I definitely will. I need it. I need to use my existing Google Voice number rather than my phone's number.
    10-12-2011 01:57 PM
  14. ivan1.ruiz's Avatar
    I'm using PDANET on my EVO and have never been charged for Tethering via USB. It's a Godsend when the computer network goes down randomly and I can still connect to the web. I don't care about hotspot as much as I care about Tethering. Any apps like that in the App store that utilize USB tethering without additional fees, would be a good thing.
    Apple has not accepted PdaNet into the App Store due to understandable reason. You will need to jailbreak your iPhone and install it through Cydia.


    " Think different"

    ~ Steve Jobs ~
    10-12-2011 02:39 PM
  15. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Admin,

    I request that this thread that I created by moved to the Sprint forum, if that hasn't already been done. It is an iPhone 4S thread but completely about the Sprint version of the phone, so that should be appropriate, I think?
    10-12-2011 03:17 PM
  16. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Found this in the iPhone App Store:
    GPS by TeleNav for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store

    So there IS TELENAV for the iPhone 4S. It doesn't come pre-installed but can be downloaded from the App store.
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    10-12-2011 03:34 PM
  17. Chorizoman's Avatar
    Now you're making me nervous! I just switched to Sprint from Verizon because it was a better deal for me, and you're telling me that the data speeds are going to actually affect the performance of the phone other than data speeds? That does not bode well for me at all.

    Everyone I spoke with was happy with Sprint and said they didn't notice slower speeds than their friends on Verizon...

    At least I have 14 days to decide if I'm happy with the service I suppose.
    For one im going i have to say that it depends where you live. 2 i never had a problem with sprint network and i have been with them for 13 years. 3. my uncle has Verizon and he Phucken Hates It..lol I Have A HTC EVO 3D right now. and i am just trying to compare the iphone 4s with the Evo 3D.. i wanna see which phone is quicker.. By Any chance Anyone that owens a iphone know if i am able to add my own Ring tone To My Contacts or my text alets ?
    10-12-2011 03:42 PM
  18. digitalvapor#WP's Avatar
    Sprint coverage here in Ocala Florida has been great at 3G speeds. Anxious to see how the iPhone does!
    Good to know! I'm in Gainesville so I would hope 3G is just as good here.
    10-12-2011 03:51 PM
  19. ballerx44's Avatar
    getting 1.29 mb/s down here in Los Angles with my Epic Touch 4G. Same speeds on my Nexus S 4G, Evo 3D, and Evo 4G... Hope the iPone doesn't skimp!
    10-12-2011 04:15 PM
  20. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I'm currently on the phone with Sprint and the lady said that our shipments are on the way to the UPS facilities right now, and the tracking information will be updated tomorrow morning! Then we will know which day to expect our phones. Kind of made me excited all over again because I had started to worry! Thats the most information I've seen/heard since I ordered on the 7th. I take this as good news for all of us!
    10-12-2011 08:40 PM
  21. NVNJ's Avatar
    I'm currently on the phone with Sprint and the lady said that our shipments are on the way to the UPS facilities right now, and the tracking information will be updated tomorrow morning! Then we will know which day to expect our phones. Kind of made me excited all over again because I had started to worry! Thats the most information I've seen/heard since I ordered on the 7th. I take this as good news for all of us!
    Thank you i was starting to get nervous/pissed! I order last Friday at 415am EST. I want my phone Friday! Lol
    10-12-2011 08:54 PM
  22. Premium1's Avatar
    I'm currently on the phone with Sprint and the lady said that our shipments are on the way to the UPS facilities right now, and the tracking information will be updated tomorrow morning! Then we will know which day to expect our phones. Kind of made me excited all over again because I had started to worry! Thats the most information I've seen/heard since I ordered on the 7th. I take this as good news for all of us!
    Since it is sprint's first time having the iphone I am sure they didn't know the type of demand they would get and if their systems could handle it. I am sure for subsequent iphone launches it will be handled better and faster.
    10-12-2011 08:56 PM
  23. ivhs72's Avatar
    I just checked my order number, and I do have a tracking number for UPS. But it's not on their website. Not unusual since the shipper can generate the number themselves, and UPS won't be aware of it till it's in their system. One thing I noticed is that the first part of my tracking number is: DM14. I wonder if that means "Deliver Merchandise on the 14th". Does anyone else have a similiar one?
    10-12-2011 09:50 PM
  24. mab4285's Avatar
    I just checked my order number, and I do have a tracking number for UPS. But it's not on their website. Not unusual since the shipper can generate the number themselves, and UPS won't be aware of it till it's in their system. One thing I noticed is that the first part of my tracking number is: DM14. I wonder if that means "Deliver Merchandise on the 14th". Does anyone else have a similiar one?
    Nope. I've got a regular 1Zblahblahblah one.
    10-12-2011 11:38 PM
  25. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    I reckon since I won the contest, I'll be getting that thar lovely white iPhone before Sprint gives me that $150 discount in December. YEEEEE_HAAAAAAA!!!!!

    And now back to the Sprint iPhone thread.....

    3G coverage all over Atlanta has been good with my EVO, even in places like Fairburn, where the AT&T signal would randomly drop. Anyone else here in the Atlanta area? If so, let's also report dropped call rates and data coverage in the Atlanta area.
    Crystalftw likes this.
    10-13-2011 12:52 AM
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