Sprint getting the iPhone, with unlimited data, canceling employee vacations

Summary:Sprint is expected to get the next iPhone when it is launched, and will offer it with an unlimited data plan unlike AT&T and Verizon. Sprint is also canceling employee time off for the expected launch.

Sprint has been expected to get the iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple calls the next iPhone), and word this week leaked that the Now Network would be the only carrier to offer unlimited data with the phone. Both AT&T and Verizon have tiered data plans with the iPhones they sell, but Sprint intends to continue its unlimited data plan for the iPHone as it does all smartphones it sells.

The new iPhone may be appearing in just a few weeks, as SprintFeed has uncovered an internal memo from Sprint notifying employees that time off is not possible between September 30 and October 15. The time off "blackout" is due to "the possibility of a major phone launch", which sounds a lot like the much anticipated iPhone debut by Sprint.

Neither Apple nor Sprint is commenting on any of this information, so like all rumors they must be taken with a grain of salt. As often is the case, however, the rumors are beginning to add up to paint a pretty good picture.

Image credit: SprintFeed

Topics: Smartphones, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Telcos


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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