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Sprint will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October alongside Verizon Wireless and AT&T, according to a new report. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports that the mid-October simultaneous launch is later than expected, and will come too late to contribute sales to the company’s fiscal fourth quarter. In addition to the iPhone 5, the report indicates that Sprint will launch sales of the iPhone 4 at the same time. The report suggests that the move may help Sprint to retain customers, as the company blamed a second quarter decline in contract subscribers on “the first full quarter both major competitors offered the iPhone.” A report from June indicated that a Sprint iPhone was in advanced testing.

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1

*prepares to FINALLY toss my HTC EVO into a pond or snowbank* I can only hope this is true…

Posted by Daniel S. on August 23, 2011 at 6:40 PM (CDT)

2

Great news!  Here in my part of the world, Sprint has excellent coverage, the entire state in the middle of the country is blanketed with Sprint’s excellent 3G coverage, while AT&T and Verizon still have little tiny polkadots.  I will gladly dump AT&T the instant Sprint gets the iPhone!

Posted by ggore on August 24, 2011 at 7:53 AM (CDT)

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Warning to New England users… if you need data, Sprint won’t do for whole chunks of western MA and most of New Hampshire or Vermont. The voice coverage is excellent. Data, not so much.

Posted by Aceon6 in New England, USA on August 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM (CDT)

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