Is it better buiy your i-phone from Apple store or Sprint store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by arttymus, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. arttymus macrumors newbie

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    I'm about to buy and I-phone for both my wife and i, we are both on Sprint, contracts expired on our existing Nextel BB's. We are just going back with Sprint, but I was curious if it was better to buy through Apple store or Sprint store or makes no diff, Chester County here PA.....thanks
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Apple is better. Best no hassle return policies.

    Oh, and Sprint is the worse carrier for the iPhone. Just sayin.
     
  3. tremlock macrumors 6502a

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    I got mine and the wife's at apple. We switched from AT&T to Sprint. We have no issues with Sprint.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yeah, we are lucky. We're in an area where we were dropping calls like crazy on AT&T. Data is much slower than AT&T, obviously, but still good enough to stream music and use maps. And the calls have been great. Clear with no drops.
     
  7. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I also have no problems on Sprint....then again, I hate to talk on the phone, so that's what mine is used for the least.
     
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    How? The avg sprint speeds I see are .4 Mbps while AT&T avg is like 3-4mpbs. Im glad I get 7-9 on my 4S
     
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    All I know is that the AT&T speeds/call drop ratio in downtown Chicago is abysmal.
     
  11. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I prefer to buy directly from Apple, regardless of the carrier. Of course the bonus reward cash from my credit card makes that a no-brainer.

    I don't get all the carrier bashing. Different carriers work better in different areas. Where I live AT&T is horrible, no 3G and so so voice coverage. Just a ways up the road they 4G and are great. It's all a matter of where you are.
     
  12. TheiPhoneChick macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind that Sprint has a 14 day return policy while Apple has a 30 day return policy. I purchased from Apple because of this!
     
  13. tremlock macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Not sure. We would drop calls all the time. The data speeds have been good on streaming media. Only takes an extra few seconds to load web pages which is no big deal. I use more than 2gb of data a month also so this helps having the unlimited plan.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Not sure. We would drop calls all the time. The data speeds have been good on streaming media. Only takes an extra few seconds to load web pages which is no big deal. I use more than 2gb of data a month also so this helps having the unlimited plan.
     

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