Is The iPhone 4S Crippling Sprint’s Network?
It’s no secret that iPhone users gobble up far more data than Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone users. One of the biggest fears with the arrival of the iPhone 4S on Sprint was how it would affect data speeds on the network. Well, it looks like those fears have come to fruition.
A thread has popped up over on the Sprint Community forum with nearly 1,000 responses (and counting) complaining of frustratingly slow data speeds and in some cases, a complete failure to connect to Sprint’s data network. It’s not just affecting iPhone owners, either. Many Android users have also been complaining of the same problem all across the country.
It begs the question: is the iPhone and Sprint’s decision to continue to offer unlimited data to iPhone subscribers crippling the Sprint network? We’re not saying that’s definitively the case, but it sure is an awfully large coincidence that these problems have come about shortly after Sprint began selling the iPhone. Are you noticing painfully slow network performance? Let us know, and be sure to tell us where you’re located as well.