According to reports released by Bloomberg, Sprint has been talking to Apple regarding potential unlimited data plans with the release of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is said to launch around October 2011; however the report also noted that Spring want to differentiate itself from its competitors: AT&T and Verizon, both of which do not currently offer unlimited data plans for the iPhone. Sprint is the third-largest carrier by the number of customers, however they are also one of the top 3 carriers that doesn’t carry any iPhone devices. Over the last couple of weeks, sources have claimed that Sprint was negotiating with Apple about beginning to sell the new and upcoming iPhone 5 with the iPhone 4.
Obviously Sprint has confirmed nothing up until now, but we believe that the iPhone 4 data plans will most likely be targeted at customers that are looking at getting a cheap and affordable data package. This is how Sprint wants to differentiate themselves from AT&T and Verizon. With this in mind, it is possible for Sprint to draw away some customers from AT&T and Verizon. Since Sprint also offers unlimited voice and data plans for Android & Blackberry devices, it looks as if Apple’s iPhone will get some love as well.