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iPhone 4S Launch Breaks Sprint's One Day Sales Record

The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S broke the "device family" one-day sales record today, according to the company. The milestone was breached by 1pm Eastern.

Sprint didn't break out sales totals for the iPhone, but Sprint's product chief said today was the company's "best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales for a device family in Sprint history." Sprint attributes the strong sales to their "truly unlimited" data plan.

Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to offer unlimited data to new customers. Earlier today Moody's downgraded Sprint's credit rating "citing impacts on the wireless carrier's liquidity and leverage from its decision to invest in its own fourth-generation network assets and the expected phase-out of its failed partnership with Clearwire Corp." according to the WSJ.

This is first time that Sprint has carried the iPhone line. The iPhone was originally an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. and only expanded to Verizon in early 2011. Sprint is now one of three mobile carriers to offer the iPhone in the U.S.

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38 months ago
The phone that saved Sprint.
Rating: 15 Votes
38 months ago
The article says "expanded to Verizon earlier in 2010" ...I think you mean 2011!
Rating: 11 Votes
38 months ago
May the force be with Sprint...
Rating: 8 Votes
38 months ago
If I wasn't already grandfathered into ATT unlimited (and corporate discount through employer) I would have switched to Sprint.

Finally glad iphones are reaching competitors. More competion = consumer win.
Rating: 7 Votes
38 months ago
Hopefully the iPhone will help the little guy (Sprint) out. Competition is good, and we (the consumers) need a stronger Sprint to improve competition. Looks like they're on the right track abandoning Clearwire and going with LTE.

There are worse things a company could do than hitch a ride with Apple.
Rating: 7 Votes
38 months ago
I'm rocking a white 64gb iPhone 4S on Sprint right now!
Rating: 7 Votes
38 months ago
Like giving a man hell a glass of ice water!
Rating: 7 Votes
38 months ago
A stronger Sprint is good for competition.
Rating: 6 Votes
38 months ago
Holy crap. They sold more iPhones than LG Rumors!? No way!

[\sarcasm]
Rating: 5 Votes
38 months ago
I'm very happy for Sprint and it really doesn't matter what the exact meaning is. The fact is Sprint had its best day ever today and that's a good thing and hopefully a sign of things to come.

It's a little puzzling to see so many negative comments against Sprint. Why not just wish them well? Seems like some people would actually be happy if Sprint was to fail. Not cool :/
Rating: 5 Votes

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