Sprint Sells 1.5 Million iPhones in 1Q 2012

Wednesday April 25, 2012 8:17 AM PDT by Eric Slivka
Sprint today was the last of the three major iPhone carriers in the United States to release earnings for the first calendar quarter of 2012, announcing that it sold 1.5 million iPhones during the quarter. The number is down slightly from the 1.8 million units sold in the previous quarter, the debut quarter for the iPhone on Sprint.


Sprint remains the smallest of the three major U.S. iPhone carriers in terms of units sold, as Verizon activated 3.2 million iPhones during the quarter while AT&T continued to lead the pack with 4.3 million units. Sprint did, however, experience the smallest percentage decline from the previous quarter among the three carriers. The carrier also noted that 44% of its quarterly iPhone sales went to customers new to Sprint, up from 40% in the previous quarter.

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Posted: 34 months ago
Unlimited isn't enough of a perk if your network is the slowest. Maybe once they get LTE.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 34 months ago
For the most part I've been satisfied with Sprint's iPhone service. For sure their network is not as fast as AT&T and Verizon's, but at least I don't have to worry about being nickle & dimmed by them specifically for data overages. Plus it's nice that their nights & weekends starts at 7pm instead of 9pm with the rest of them.


And poor T-Mobile is just about the only US carrier left without the iPhone.


Yeah, they need to get their act together quickly if they wanna survive in the U.S. beyond 2013, and I hope they do eventually get the iPhone because that'll be good for customers all around with more competitive iPhone service plans to choose from.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 34 months ago
Are the figures of 1.8 and 1.5 million what Sprint was hoping to sell? Any context with regards to how the sales compare to the other phones?
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Posted: 34 months ago

Sounds good. Now we have to see if Sprint can roll out a nationwide LTE network and still earn back that $863 Million net loss.


This is my wish as well but I know it won't happen in my area this year. (OR next). In the last year my 3G data speeds on Sprint have plummeted. Even in a 5-bar area I max out around 150kbps down and sometimes can't even get a data connection.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 34 months ago

Considering the news was about iPhone sales, your comment is irrelevant.


He could just rephrase it as:

Unlimited isn't enough of a perk if your network is the slowest. Maybe once they get 3G speeds up to par with Verizon and AT&T.


And now it is relevant.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 34 months ago

Unlimited isn't enough of a perk if your network is the slowest. Maybe once they get LTE.


Considering the news was about iPhone sales, your comment is irrelevant.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 34 months ago
Sounds good. Now we have to see if Sprint can roll out a nationwide LTE network and still earn back that $863 Million net loss.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 34 months ago
Odd that Sprint(iPhones sold) is on the IOS Blog page while both AT&T and Verizon are and the Front Page.:confused:
It used to be better before MacRumors changed, important news on page 1 and the rest on page 2
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Posted: 34 months ago
I cannot even pass the 500MB used monthly with this poor internet service... I'm trying to leave sprint without paying the ETF with their false Advertising... (3G averages of 600kbps-1.4Mbps)..

I'm only getting 100kbps if i have good luck.
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Posted: 34 months ago

Unlimited isn't enough of a perk if your network is the slowest. Maybe once they get LTE.


I'm a Sprint customer and pretty happy. I tend to get signal where my friend on Verizon can't, and I don't have to worry about going over my data limit when I'm streaming things like MLB.TV over 3G, which comes in perfectly clear.
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