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  1. simcha

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    Whereas Apple has sued HTC successfully in a frivolous lawsuit concerning a patent for a technology that belongs to everyone and whereas Apple has had the newest flagship phone for Sprint, the HTC Evo 4g LTE, banned from US shores, we the Sprint Customers strongly recommend that Sprint dump their contract with Apple and cease selling the iPhone.

    This delay is costing Sprint lots of money. And Sprint should get this money back by refusing to sell the iPhone denying any profit to Apple from any Sprint activity.

    We understand that this isn't practical because Sprint agreed to the worst possible deal with Apple to sell the iPhone ever made and signed a contract that forces Sprint to sell the iPhone for 2 years in order to just break even on the deal.

    We are submitting our protest here, whether it's practical or not.

    We condemn Apple's predatory litigation in the strongest way possible. And we condemn Apple's attempts to eliminate any competition through litigation.

    Thank you.

    Please add a post expressing your outrage at the unethical business practices of Apple that is costing Sprint money while making Sprint less competitive.

    Go for it! Let loose!
     

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  2. KOLIO

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    All this litigation has paased the ridiculous point long ago.
    Now APPLE is taking legal action against GOOGLE/HTC for the patents that GOOGLE gave to HTC recently.

    So,the next time one of your neighbors gives anything to anyone,take them to court. ;)
     
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    This makes no sense. By dumping the iPhone, Sprint would lose the revenue from the EVO delay AND the revenue from losing the iPhone. Sprint's already in third place, let's not give people more reason to leave.

    And before everyone jumps on me, yes, I know this is an Android forum and a lot of people here feel very negatively about Apple, but the iPhone is the hottest single phone on the market and Sprint would be fools to drop it, period. I feel just as mad as everyone else about the EVO situation. I'm sitting here posting about this instead of playing with my awesome new phone. But dumping the iPhone wouldn't hurt Apple, it would only hurt Sprint.
     
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    Please read my entire comment. I write about the impracticality of ceasing to sell the iPhone. It's a rant. It's mostly symbolic. Apple has Sprint by the balls and we all know it.
     
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    Sprint has a multi-year contract with Apple. There is no way Sprint will stop selling the iPhone for the next several years.
     
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    I agree and will BOYCOTT Apple. They are a dishonest, desperate company relying on predatory litigation rather than innovation. A has been company that hopefully will be put out of business eventually.
     
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    I don't think Apple is a desperate company. There are way to many sheep who have to have Iphones and Ipods. I hate their fascist policys though. I would buy anything other than an apple product, and have been that way for a long time.
     
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    iphone = bike with training wheels

    i'm an adult and i know how to ride. i can make my own choices now :)
     
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    Only purpose Apple will serve me now is to get $$$$ for the iphone 4S I got for one of my secondary lines (because the person no longer wants an iPhone and wants an Android phone again).
     
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    I'm sure that you'll find a sheep to buy it. In fact, my neighbor is in the market for an iPhone 4S because hers was stolen last night. She had it for less than a week and loved that darn thing already. She is meant for an iPhone though. She's not tech savvy at all and needs a device to be completely "user friendly" (i.e. idiot proof). And she went with AT&T to be on her family's plan. I guess it's cheaper for her? She's a glutton for punishment. Apple + AT&T = misery for me and would be completely anathema to me. I'd rather chew on broken glass than face that combination. I do love her to death though. :D
     
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    Oh, I have no doubt...LOL. Already looked at the ebay listings and this iPhone has stayed in a case for the timeframe that the person has had it.

    The problem is, I have to wait to see what QWERTY android phones are on the market. Only one worth thinking about is the LG860 rumored to be coming to sprint because of the 1900 mhz antenna that was on it. Good thing is, that phone looks to be pretty slim (same thickness as Photon).
     
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    I wonder what Siri has to say about all this.
     
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    I just introduced my sister to her first smartphone: my old Galaxy S2. She's coming from the world of Virgin Mobile and an ancient flip phone. It's a giant leap for her. She kept talking about getting an iPhone. It's so simple, she said. It just works, she said. It lasts forever, she said.

    Then I let her play with my phone for a bit and she fell in love with Swype. Her work uses Google apps. I maintain a family domain name with e-mail for everyone. Work blocks her access to the server. So after setting up her personal Gmail account and showing her how I could integrate it easily in an Android phone, she was eager to try it out.

    She's been using the phone for a week now. My only concern is that she's on the edge of Sprint coverage in our state. She gets a lot of data roaming notices. She's not a heavy data user though. She's still in the texting and e-mail world of phones. So far she loves the Gmail integration. It gives her access to something she never had before. But she complained last night that her battery wasn't lasting long. She went off to work for 10 hours and came back with a battery at 60%. The idea of plugging in your smartphone at night was anathema for her. ("But my flip phone lasted for days on one charge", she says.)

    Beside that, she's still trying to figure out what all the icons on the screen mean and how to use the Notification Bar. We had a long discussion about what those little arrows next to the 3G symbol meant. Baby steps, I guess.

    I'm hoping her experiment turns into a love affair with Android. (And we both can survive long enough for Sprint to finish their network upgrades here.) Our brothers went with Verizon and have been lobbying me for years to switch to their network. One uses a feature phone and constantly talks about going to iPhone because he's addicted to his iPad.

    iPhone remains popular (and a must have phone for carriers) because it has the market recognition with neophyte customers like my sister. People believe it always works and lasts for days on end as if by magic. I had my own love affair with iOS when iPad came out. For first timers, it's a great entry level smartphone. Only wish it was priced that way.
     
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    Since the MoPhoQ is just around the corner, I can't wait to get my $350 trade in value from Best Buy for the iPhone!...LOL. Hopefully, the MoPhoQ will be really inexpensive, like the Atrix HD, so when I'm ready to get my own upgrade, I'll have a load of gift cards to hopefully get my phone AND the Microsoft Surface Tablet (Leaning towards this, simply due to the integration of Microsoft Office).

    -EDIT-Great...trade-in value dropped since I last checked. Oh well...looks like I might be doing an ebay sell.
     
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    I love how people are so judgmental about a phone. It's almost like that phone stole their first born or something. I mean seriously it's not that big of a deal that not everyone wants an android. There are options for a reason. Every single person who has a phone uses it differently. Which means there needs to be different phones for different people. Sprint won't stop selling the iPhone anytime soon. The store I run alonv with the other stores in my district sell more iPhones than all the other phones combined.
     
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    Even though Sprint paid way too much money to Apple in order to carry the Iphone, they had to do it. To not offer the iphone would be a huge disadvantage for Sprint if they want to play with the big boys.

    Sprint sold 1.5 million Iphones last quarter and didn't see a drop in sales even though AT&T and Verizon did. Yes it sucks that Iphones will be clogging up Sprints data pipes but it's a nessesary evil to have.
     
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    I honestly can't see this happening. I don't think Apple is foolish enough to get involved in the US cellular provider industry, they'd be shooting themselves in the foot in more ways than one. They saw first-hand the kinds of problems AT&T experienced when the network was overloaded with iPhones. They would not be able to kick every non-iPhone user off for a long time due to contracts (not to mention it seems like it could run afoul of some law or another). Finally, cell networks are a nightmare to manage and run, and I just don't see Apple wanting to tarnish their "it just works" image with that kind of headache.

    They might buy an interest in Sprint, perhaps, but if they did that I'd expect them to do it for all the carriers. Just my thoughts.
     
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    If Sprint becomes an Apple company, that would mean iSprint over to another provider!...LOL. I guarantee everything would change and us loyal Sprint customers would end up having to pay for everything, just like the Apple M.O.
     
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    Lmao....I really don't know what else to say haha
     
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    It is good for the comedy and I understand that. :D

    But the hostile take over is not necessarily true 100% of the time though.
    In general, you'd think a company as large as Apple would absolutely swallow up Sprint whole and re-format the entire corporation from the ground up at the expense of everyone, but sometimes in the business world it doesn't always happen that way. Sometimes smaller companies can retain a degree of independence, for a time, and have the ability to keep things the way they are with a few top end trade offs. Other times it makes better business sense ($$) to leave a bought up company exactly the way it is, and just add it to your portfolio, Etc. I'm not saying which, if any, scenario applies here in this made up situation, I just hate assuming the outcome.
     
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    LOL...Of course...I'm not being completely serious. I'm just generalizing based on Apple's history, with regards to consumer sales. The only "free" or "inexpensive" thing I've ever gotten from Apple...iTunes download...LOL. From a business perspective, I actually see a lot of benefit from Sprint making that type of a deal.
     
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