Ok, so either Sprint made one heck of a smart business decision that will re-energize their ailing and sickly bottom line or they've injected themselves with a poison that will kill Sprint once and for all by the end of 2012.
I'd hate to see Sprint fail. I've been with Sprint since 1999. As a former Premier Gold member I'll have an upgrade available to me in September 2012. If Sprint fails by then it will be because the iPhone won't attract enough new customers to Sprint to justify the giant price tag they're paying and because now they have told all customers that their highest end phones are featuring a dying technology and that they will never be able to use the new upcoming technology.
By the end of 2012 Sprint stores will still be selling high end phones that won't be able to ever use LTE as LTE is getting launched. If I were Vzn or ATT I'd be running non-stop commercials showcasing that Sprint customers are being left behind while my customers will continue to seamlessly capitalize on my continuing network improvements.
This is going to get very ugly before Sprint will see any benefit.
Oh well. It'll be an interesting ride.
Happy LTEvo owner. When do I get to play music with everyone?