FR: Sprint Nextel Pins Its Hope on iPhone

Article: Sprint Nextel Pins Its Hope on iPhone

Remember living in a world when the latest iPhone version was indicated by a number and not an X? Or when it used to be exclusive to only Verizon and AT&T? Well, the latest article in my “Fool Revisited” series covers this strange time in our not-so-distant past when Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) was finally getting to sell the iPhone 5! And iPhone 4 models too! We’ve come a long way in 6+ years since the article was published.

The angle I took with the article was looking at some of the smaller regional carriers that had customers that might be attracted to the iPhone on Sprint, primarily because of its unlimited data plan, something that no other carrier was offering at the time. This wasn’t a terrible line of thinking, though it doesn’t look like it has paid off for the carrier’s stock in the meantime, and Sprint and T-Mobile remain distantly behind Verizon and AT&T in total subscribers even to this day. Continue reading “FR: Sprint Nextel Pins Its Hope on iPhone”