Customers praise Sprint’s for offering the only unlimited data plan with the iPhone

 

As the only U.S. carrier to offer new and existing customers the iPhone experience with unlimited data plans, Sprint celebrated its best-ever first day sales of any Sprint device family with the launch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 on Friday, October 14.

 

Sprint retail stores around the county celebrated the arrival of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 by opening their doors at 8:00am with lines at most locations with  excited customers waiting to get their hands on the only iPhones offering an unlimited data plan. Here’s what customers had to say:

 

  • “I’m super excited! This is my first  iPhone. I haven’t been in line since I was 10 years old for a Furby! I did my research and Sprint’s coverage in the city is great.  I plan to use data all the time, so the unlimited data and pricing is the best deal.” - Mikki Manfredonia, San Francisco, Calf.

 

  • “Sprint’s customer service has been fantastic. It’s the biggest reason why I switched. Plus your unlimited offer the best plans and pricing.” - Michael Fortson, San Francisco, Calif.

 

  • “I refuse to give money to AT&T. I promised the kids that the minute Sprint comes up with the iPhone, they can get it right away. They didn’t forget.”  - The Leon Guerrero Family, Dallas, Texas

 

  • “I am so excited Sprint has the iPhone. I didn’t want to order it online. Wanted to get in line at the store and be one of the first to have the iPhone from Sprint.” – Jasmine Grady, Atlanta, Ga.

 

  • “I had unlimited data with Sprint before. I know a lot of other phone companies cut that out, but it’s big for me, especially with iPhone.” - Kendall Romseur, Boston, Mass.

 

  • “I always wanted iPhone, but never had it before. It’s the most advanced phone out there. You can do anything with it.  I’m really excited Sprint has it now. Sprint is the only one with unlimited now, it’s definitely the best deal.” - Daniella Mangakis, Boston, Mass.

 

  • “I am excited to switch to Sprint and get the iPhone on an unlimited plan. The unlimited plans are great…much better price.” - Alessandro (Alex) Guglielmino, Atlanta, Ga.

 

Sprint Executive Quote

  • “On Launch Day, October 14, Sprint reported its best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales for a device family in Sprint history with the launch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. We reached this milestone at      approximately noon CT. The response to this device by current and new customers has surpassed our expectations and validates our customers’ desire for a truly unlimited data pricing plan.” - Fared Adib, Sprint      Product Chief 

 

Trade-up and Sprint will Buyback

Now is a great time to trade-up to an iPhone from Sprint and experience the only unlimited data plans on an iPhone in the U.S. The buyback amount for iPhone ranges from $50 to as much as $275 depending on the specific carrier and model. Sprint guarantees $50 for even the oldest iPhone models! Customers can check eligibility and the trade-in amount at www.sprintbuyback.com or visit a Sprint retail store.

 

Pricing and Availability

iPhone 4S is currently available from Sprint starting at $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model and $399.99 for the 64GB model. iPhone 4 is available for just $99.99 for the 8GB model. All prices require a new-line activation or eligible upgrade and two-year agreement.

 

With Sprint’s unlimited data plans, customers don’t have to worry about throttling or surprises on their monthly bill due to data overage charges like they might with tiered data plans from other carriers. Plans start at just $69.99 per month plus the required $10 Premium Data add-on charge. Sprint’s Simply Everything Plan is the only plan from a national carrier to offer truly unlimited calling, data and text for just $99.99 per month plus the required $10 Premium Data add-on charge (all while on the Sprint network).

All iPhone models are available to new and existing customers in all Sprint retail stores, www.sprint.com and 1-800-SPRINT1 as well as select additional Sprint retail channels.

 

Related Links

 

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2063

 

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2073

 

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/10/04Apple-Launches-iPhone-4S-iOS-5-iCloud.html

 

http://www.apple.com/pr/products/iphone/iphone.html

Dan Hesse, Chief Executive Officer of Sprint

  • “Our progress on deploying Network Vision enables Sprint to extend our 4G leadership and improve the experience for 3G customers.  Our next-generation network and cutting-edge device line-up combined with the industry’s best pricing plans give Sprint customers the best experience in wireless.” 

 

About a year ago, Sprint told you about Network Vision, our plan to consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers across the United States.

 

Today we are telling you about our progress. It’s going well. As a result of the success and the progress made so far,  Sprint now is targeting completion of Network Vision deployment by the end of 2013—two years sooner than originally scheduled.

 

Sprint also announced a rapid national roll-out of LTE. Sprint plans to launch 4G LTE on its 1900 MHz spectrum by midyear 2012 and complete the network build-out by the end of 2013.   By the end of 2013, Sprint’s 4G coverage footprint is expected to cover more than 250 million people.

 

Dan Hesse, chief executive officer of Sprint, and other Sprint executives presented this information on Oct. 7 during a 4G Strategy/Network Vision Update event in New York.

 

What does this mean for Sprint customers? Many things. But here are a couple key points:

 

•          3G Network Improvement:  Sprint expects an improvement in customers’ 3G network experience, including expanded coverage, improved network reliability, better voice quality, and faster 3G data speeds. Based on forecasts of data demand, Sprint is confident its 3G network will meet customers’ growing data demands.

 

•          LTE deployment expected to reach 250 million people by 2013: Sprint expects to launch CDMA-LTE devices by mid-2012, with approximately 15 devices coming throughout the year—including handsets, tablets and data cards.  Additionally, CDMA-WiMAX devices, such as the award-winning HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Epic 4G and Nexus S 4G, will continue to be sold throughout 2012. 

 

 

Introduction to Sprint Network Vision 

 

 

 

Joe Euteneuer, Chief Financial Officer of Sprint

  • “Network Vision creates a platform for growth and competitive advantage and delivers significant upside potential.  Over the long-term, continued execution on Network Vision as well as other improvements to our core operations are expected to result in overall margin expansion, improved return on invested capital and ultimately, increased value for our shareholders.”  

 

The 4G Strategy/Network Vision update also addressed several other topics, including Sprint’s introduction of a spectrum hosting business and significant economic benefits that Network Vision brings to Sprint.

 

More information:

•          News Release: Sprint Accelerates Deployment of Network Vision and Announces National Rollout of 4G LTE

Now is a great time to trade-up to an iPhone from Sprint and experience the only unlimited data plans on an iPhone in the U.S. You could earn up to $275 by trading in your old iPhone and upgrading to iPhone 4S from Sprint. This is a great way to get one of the hottest phones available at the lowest cost.

 

The Sprint Buyback Program collects old, unwanted wireless phones and aircards regardless of carrier or manufacturer. Many of these devices are eligible for instant credit toward the purchase of a new phone in Sprint Stores or an account credit toward your existing Sprint account.

 

The buyback credit amount ranges from $50 to as much as $275 depending on the iPhone specific carrier and model. Sprint guarantees $50 for even the oldest iPhone models – not bad! Ready to move on from a phone other than an iPhone? No problem! You can check eligibility and the trade-in amount at www.sprintbuyback.com. (Prices are subject to change.)

 

It couldn’t be simpler to save on your new device. There are two easy options:

  • Sprint Store: New or existing Sprint customers can visit your local Sprint store to see if your current device qualities for an instant trade-in credit toward a new Sprint phone.
  • Online: Existing customers can check eligibility at www.sprintbuyback.com. There, you can create a Buyback quote and follow the easy instructions to print your pre-paid shipping label and mail your device.

If your phone does not qualify for a credit, you can still recycle it in an environmentally responsible manner thru Sprint Project Connect.

 

Sprint was the first U.S. carrier to buyback competitor phones in store and offer an instant credit. We have partnered with several innovative, eco-friendly companies to reuse and recycle collected devices - to help keep electronic waste from piling up in landfills. The goal and benefit of the Sprint Buyback program is to collect your old, unwanted wireless phones and to properly reuse or recycle the electronic waste - maintaining our environment for future generations.

 

Give us a call at 1-800-586-1662 with questions or visit www.sprintbuyback.com

Sprint today confirmed that unlimited data pricing plans will be available for its October 14 launch of the iPhone. New and existing customers can pre-order iPhone 4S beginning on Friday, October 7 at 12:01 AM PST. Beginning today, iPhone 4 with iOS 5 is available for just $99.99 through www.sprint.com/iphone.

 

“Our unlimited data plans are the perfect fit for iPhone customers,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “Sprint’s unlimited data plans provide more value than metered plans from other carriers. Our customers can take advantage of the innovative features of iPhone without worrying about overage charges or surprises on their bill.”

 

Here are the prices for Sprint’s iPhone products:

  • iPhone 4S with 16GB will cost $199.99
  • iPhone 4S with 32GB will cost $299.99
  • iPhone 4S with 64GB will cost $399.99
  • iPhone 4 with 8GB will cost $99.99


(These prices require a new-line activation or eligible upgrade and two-year agreement.)

 

All iPhone models will be available to new and existing customers in all Sprint retail stores, www.sprint.com, and 1-800-SPRINT1 as well as select additional Sprint retail channels. Sprint retail stores will open at 8:00 AM local time on Friday, October 14 for customers to get a jump-start on buying iPhone 4S with Sprint’s unlimited data experience.

 

iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 require activation on one of the Sprint Everything plans with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, including unlimited data, texting and calling to and from any mobile phone in America while on the Sprint Network. With Sprint’s unlimited data plans, customers don’t have to worry about throttling or surprises on their monthly bill due to data overage charges like they might with tiered data plans from other carriers.

 

Plans start at just $69.99 per month plus the required $10 Premium Data add-on charge. Sprint’s Simply Everything Plan is the only plan from a national carrier to offer truly unlimited calling, data and text for just $99.99 per month plus the required $10 Premium Data add-on charge. The Mobile Hotspot option will be available for an additional $29.99 per month supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. (Pricing excludes taxes and surcharges.)

 

 

 

 

            Individual Plans          

Anytime Minutes

Everything Data plans with Any Mobile, Anytime

Unlimited calling to and from any mobile in America, regardless of carrier, plus unlimited text, picture and video messaging, and unlimited data including email, Web browsing, social networking and GPS Navigation (all while on the Sprint network)

 

450

$69.99 plus $10 Premium Data add-on

900

$89.99 plus $10 Premium Data add-on

Unlimited

(Simply Everything)

$99.99 plus $10 Premium Data add-on

 


Why Sprint for iPhone 4S? That’s Simple!

  • UNLIMITED DATA: With Sprint’s unlimited data plans, customers don’t have to worry about throttling or surprises on their monthly bill due to data overage charges like they might with tiered data plans from other carriers.
  • READY NOW EXPERIENCE: iPhone customers will have access to Sprint’s Ready Now service where trained retail associates will work one-on-one with customers to personalize their iPhone and set up features like e-mail, web and apps before leaving the store.
  • COMMITTED TO SERVICE: Sprint was unbeaten among major wireless carriers for customer satisfaction according to results from the 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index. Sprint leads all national competitors in both call satisfaction and first call resolution, two key metrics in the overall quality of customer service.

 

For more information on iPhone 4S, please visit www.apple.com or sprint.com/iphone

SeanD.

iPhone coming to Sprint!

Posted by SeanD. Oct 4, 2011

Apple® today announced iPhone® 4S, the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri™, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. With the launch of iPhone 4S also comes the launch of iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features; and iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.

 

iPhone 4S comes in either black or white and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the new 64GB model.*** iPhone 4S will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 4S will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK on Friday, October 14 and customers can pre-order their iPhone 4S beginning Friday, October 7. iPhone 4 will also be available for just $99 (US) with a two year contract.

Here is a link to Apple's press release from today's announcement: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/10/04Apple-Launches-iPhone-4S-iOS-5-iCloud.html

View the replay of Apple's event: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/11piuhbvdlbkvoih10/event/index.html

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