Since the release of the iPhone 4S a few weeks ago, some Sprint users have reported slow data speeds. Fared Adib, the head of product development for Sprint, was interviewed by CNET and he assures Sprint customers that the problem is being taken seriously.
Many of Sprint’s users have been complaining about slow data speeds since the iPhone 4S launch last Friday.
According to PCMag, Sprint has released an official statement denying that the iPhone 4S has had a negative impact on its network.
If you’re wondering why iPhone 4S doesn’t support 4G LTE networks, then this news should give you one of the reasons.
Sprint – Apple’s new iPhone carrier partner in the US announced earlier in the week that it plans to accelerate the transition from WiMAX to 4G LTE, which is becoming a de facto standard for 4G. It plans to launch the 4G LTE network by the middle of 2012 and expects to complete the LTE network rollout by the end of 2013.
Sprint Reportedly Goes All-In For iPhone Deal; To Exclusively Get Redesigned iPhone 5 With 4G WiMAX Support
Wall Street Journal reports that Sprint has agreed to buy 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years from Apple for an average price of $655, which works out to $20 billion.
We’ve heard rumors that have claimed that Sprint – the third largest carrier in the US, will be offering Apple’s fifth generation iPhone, alongside with AT&T and Verizon. Sprint’s recent moves also seem to suggest that Sprint has been gearing up for the iPhone launch.
According to several rumors, Sprint will offer Apple’s iPhone 5 when it is launched in the next few weeks, alongside AT&T and Verizon.
We’ve already seeing signs, which indicate that Sprint is gearing up for the launch. Sprint first increased the early-termination fees earlier in the month and couple of days back it killed its Premier Upgrade program and made changes to the return policy.
Ina Fried of All Things D has just reported that Sprint has announced plans to discontinue its Premier upgrade plan, which allowed customers to upgrade their phones every year. Sprint’s latest move seems to strongly indicate that it is indeed preparing for the iPhone 5 launch.