Apple Store employee says that Sprint 4G is only available in NYC and Seattle

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  1. ShiftyPig macrumors 6502a

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    How desperate is this [​IMG]

    Spoken by Apple Store Genius Bar employee directly to a customer in Jacksonville, FL. In a location which, ironically, is covered by Sprint 4G. Surely Apple doesn't need to misrepresent the competition?

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  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    a misinformed salesperson is a misinformed salesperson. What's to discuss. The same misinformation is spread at Sprint, Verizon and every other store.
     
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  4. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

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    It will be YEARS before it's even in most major cities let alone widespread throughout the US like 3G is. That's there only selling point these days..
     
  5. openendstraight macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but they do have it, and AT&T doesn't. On top of the, by the time AT&T does start to roll out their 4G coverage Sprint will have better coverage.
     
  6. insidmal macrumors 6502

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    ..and Verizon will have to rebuild their network because 4G is a GSM technology
     
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  9. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    Don't be silly, they can't use cars in Australia, the cars just fall off the bottom of the Earth. :)
     
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Considering there's still an iPhone 4 wait list? Not very.

    Ironically, he's wrong in that NYC is not covered by Sprint WiMAX.
     
  11. Zaft macrumors 68030

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    and verizon employees say android has more apps then the iphone app store..
    it goes both ways who cares..
     
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  13. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

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    True, but I can certainly ATT updating/upgrading/improving existing technology than taking a huge leap forward at this time.
     
  14. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't geniuses sent to Cupertino for training and certification? Or is OP talking about a regular store front employee?
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt that.
     
  16. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

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    We have it Raleigh-Durham. The EVO is SUPER FAST. The only problem is the battery is dead by the time you hit the eighth website. :D
     
  17. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    4G is in Linden, Elizabeth, Roselle NJ .. all relatively small local areas. That's 20 miles from NYC. 3G speeds are 2x as fast here, but 4G is in more places than you think. Just not "officially."
     
  18. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Every time i tried to look at that my iPad kept switching orientation, I tried it a good 3 or 4 times before I realized my lovely screen orientation lock switch did still exist. Also sales people are all moronic imbeciles (yes I just doubled those words together). I heard some sales person from T-Mobile tell a woman that they had more coverage than AT&T, I just turned around and laughed and let him play his game.:D
     
  19. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    A friend of mine was a part-time "Genius" (guess he was a dummy the rest of the time :) ) in a NYC and then a NJ store. He spent around 3 weeks in Apple school in Cupertino all expenses paid for training before he went to a store. This was about 2 years ago. It may have changed since, don't know.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    Not sure if it would be cost effective for them to send every single "Genius" to CA for 3 weeks to train them instead of training them locally.
    But never know, Apple does some weird stuff :)
     
  21. openendstraight macrumors regular

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    ???

    Verizon is CDMA right?

    Sprint is CDMA right?
     
  22. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    He's right...what are you confused on?!
     
  23. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    I think he means because Sprint isn't using true 4G. I'm not sure it will be compatible with AT&T and Verizon's 4G networks. Again, I'm not 100% sure on this since I never really read up on the differences.
     

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