Sure, the carrier hasn’t actually admitted it will carry Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)’s next smartphone, but actions speak louder than words. Let’s look at Sprint's latest activity:
- As of Sept. 9, Sprint’s early termination fee is $350, up from $200.
- Sprint discontinued its Premier program, promising more information on the closing to come in a webcast Friday.
- Sprint confirmed Thursday it will cap its currently unlimited $30 monthly mobile hotspot data usage at 5GB per month, effective on Oct. 2.
- CEO Dan Hesse has also talked up the Sprint CDMA network’s ability and readiness to support the iPhone, hypothetically.
The traffic an influx of new Sprint iPhone users brings with it could force the carrier’s hand on capping data, but my guess is that without the unlimited data plans there won’t be an influx of new Sprint iPhone users.
Maybe that's why Sprint's being so coy.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile