Sprint confirmed on Friday that launch day sales of Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 topped the carrier’s previous one-day sales record while AT&T announced a record number of activations, it took only four hours for Sprint to break its previous one-day sales record after starting nationwide sales this morning. AT&T said that it activated a record number of iPhone, hich is mildly amusing considering that so many AT&T iPhone buyers are complaining that they can’t activate their new devices with the carrier and Verizon has not said anything so far regarding its iPhone sales…………….
Sprint began selling iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 in Sprint retail stores nationwide this morning at 8:00am local time. Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to offer new and existing customers the iPhone experience with unlimited data plans starting at just $79.99 per month. Fared Adib, Sprint Product Chief, issued the following statement:
“Sprint today 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/ 1pm ET. 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.”
AT&T also reported record activations, without actually describing the amount of sales the carrier had seen. Unless buyers wanted to pay almost $500 more for an unlocked iPhone 4S, the device required a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon Wireless, or Sprint. AT&T statement:
As of 4:30 pm ET today, AT&T had already activated a record number of iPhones on our network – and is on-track to double our previous record for activations on a single day.
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