Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

Summary: The next Apple iPhone may finally be coming to Sprint and if it does they have a few reasons to shout out that they are the best carrier for the iPhone, but coverage may not be one of them.

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As Larry reported sources state that Sprint will be getting the Apple iPhone 5 in October. AT&T and Verizon are sure to get the new iPhone model while T-Mobile may not since they are in the process of getting taken over by AT&T and have a special 3G data frequency. Sprint has been like the last kid picked for dodge ball and if this turns out to be true then they may be joining the game with a competitive advantage.

Sprint is the only current major U.S. wireless carrier to still offer true unlimited and unthrottled wireless data and if they can keep this offer in place with an iPhone 5 in hand then they may see people leaving AT&T and Verizon to get an iPhone without worrying about data and also getting some of the best prices around. Sprint also lets you call mobile phones without limit, even on their lower cost 450 minute anytime plan. And finally, they offer unlimited text messaging with most of their calling plans. The bottom line is that Sprint has the best data, voice, and messaging plans and if they then offer one of the best mobile phones available they could be the preferred iPhone carrier.

I doubt we will see LTE or WiMAX 4G in any of these new Apple iPhone devices, but think people won't mind that if they get lower cost unlimited data and messaging with an iPhone 5 and iOS 5 experience. I think it is great news if more carriers get the iPhone as that will help populate the iOS platform for iMessage and other Apple services.

If Sprint gets the Apple iPhone 5 they may also not be so fired up about the AT&T and T-Mobile deal. AT&T has the iPhone now and will get the next version, but many people are not happy with the service they get from AT&T (including me) so having multiple CDMA choices is a good thing.

Topics: Telcos, Apple, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile OS, Mobility, Smartphones, Wi-Fi

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  • Only if they can keep it

    I mean a lot of folks thought people were going to leave AT&T for the greener pasteures of Verizon. You know, back when Verizon had unlimited data.
    oncall
  • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

    iMessage... hahahaha. People don't use that garbage.
    Droid101
  • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

    Great, then it can lose out to the EVO line on the same network and even though I doubt these devices will have LTE I think Apple is making a Fatal Mistake by ignoring it!
    slickjim
    • Or not... Just saying:)

      @Peter Perry

      Pagan jim
      James Quinn
    • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

      @Peter Perry
      We know you hate apple but you continue to come here and claim that apple is going to lose out in the end. Im glad you ain't a finical analyst. Apple has yet to fail and it's the reason it's such an important company. People said apple wouldn't win on verizon yet their it is the bestselling phone. Rest assured the iPhone will be sprint best selling phone this year. You may hate apple but the world doesn't. You sound like a broken record like the guys at engadget. Always spelling doom for apple yet they continue to grow.
      All I can say is hope apple fails on china mobile because if it doesn't and apple takes off their, you precious android you defend so much will take a hit.
      illwill112
      • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

        @illwill112 ah ah ah. your words are misleading. The iphone is the best selling phone from one manufacturer on the Verizon network, but has done poorly as a phone on the Verizon network. IOS vs Android is a losing battle on Verizon. Apple keeps giving numbers of how great they are doing but they have been declining worldwide. They are doing the same thing they did with the MAC vs PC and they are headed in the same direction. Apple fans were saying the same stuff back then. Second time's a charm?
        Guyver21
  • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

    Thank heaven. I hate my droid phone. It sucks big time.
    yuffie03
    • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

      @yuffie03 You're really going to hate the iphone then. Less functionality. Don't try and add or remove anything. Freezes up just like any other phone. Battery life is horrible except for when you first activate it. You won't be able to do anything with it that you can do with your droid phone because it hasn't caught up to current tech yet, but if you have a hard time turning on a computer I would guess that you will like the iphone. It's really simple.
      Guyver21
  • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

    This is smart move by apple. With sprint and china mobile in the works I van see iOS moving up and taking away fr android market share.
    illwill112
    • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

      @illwill112 People who wanted an iphone already got one. Just because it comes to sprint doesn't mean anyone is going to change up for a phone that does less than the phone they already have. Doesn't make sense. That's like getting rid of an 82" LCD so you can get a 42" LED. for what?
      Guyver21
  • RE: Sprint may join the Apple iPhone game with some major advantages

    Biggest problem with iphone or androids is the battery life is lousy. Unless you turn off all the fancy features, dim the screen, only use wifi, ect... In fact, I'll take a Palm Pre on TMobile if it would give me five days of battery life.....
    nwmc