Well ladies and gentlemen, the rumor mill is up and at it again. We’ve got some tidbits from some people in the Sprint store that you might find interesting.
-Sprint not only has plans to use LTE, but they’re equipped to do so right now. Certain Sprint stores are already equipped with three radios: CDMA, Wimax, and *gasp* LTE. As of right now though, the LTE radio is turned off. This shouldn’t surprise too many people, as Sprint has not only said that they would consider LTE, but a few analysts already thought they were putting money into building an LTE network.
-Sprint and T-Mobile will be getting the iPhone 4S. “It’s kind of a leap-frog system where AT&T/Verizon take turns getting the newer model first, then with Sprint/T-Mobile” What this is basically saying is that the iPhone 5 will probably be out first on AT&T/Verizon, and then Sprint/T-Mobile.
–The Sprint iPhone will carry a data charge of $89.99 instead of $69.99 a month. We can assume this is either Sprint preparing for a massive spike in their data usage, or perhaps extra costs associated with carrying the iPhone. The point is, there will be a different pricing model than what we’re used to for the iPhone on Sprint.
What do you make of all this? And with plans to give T-Mobile an iPhone in line with Sprint, what do you think Apple’s thinking about the AT&T/Tmo merger? Let us know in the comments below.
edit: adding to the plausibility, the tip off man has been confirmed to be a store manager. Not exactly highest on the command latter, but someone who probably knows what will be in his store in the following months. Again, thanks F(RED)!