Sprint to sell iPhone 5 in October, report says

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Sprint to sell iPhone 5 in October, report says

Apple 's iPhone , soon on Sprint?

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Sprint Nextel may finally be getting the iPhone .

The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported today that the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier will begin selling the iPhone 5 alongside Verizon Wireless and AT&T in mid-October.

Gaining access to the iPhone would represent a major victory for Sprint. Selling Apple ‘s smartphone would put the carrier–which lags behind its larger rivals–on relatively equal footing with Verizon and AT&T. Exclusively offering the iPhone had, for years, been a massive advantage for AT&T, until Verizon began selling its version of the device earlier this year. Both U.S. wireless carriers have seen tremendous growth in subscribers since beginning to offer the uberpopular phone.

Apple , meanwhile, would get an additional retail channel to sell its device. It would also put Apple ‘s iPhone on all the major U.S. carriers, assuming AT&T completes its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

A Sprint representative declined to comment to CNET. … [Read more]

Sprint to sell iPhone 5 in October, report says

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