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In Anticipation of the iPhone 5, Sprint Is Slashing Prices and Waiving Fees on its 4S

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With the highly anticipated next generation iPhone—iPhone 5—only a couple more months away, now is a pretty silly time to throw down a few hundred bucks for Apple's smartphone. No sense in buying something that's about to be outmoded; if yours was recently broken or snatched, use a burner and wait it out.

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Then again... The 4S is still a great phone: fast, tricked out, slim and sleek. A perfectly good phone, not exactly in obvious need of an upgrade. Now, in anticipation of the forthcoming iPhone 5, Sprint is discounting its 4S by $50 across the board—regardless the storage capacity or color—and they're waiving the $36 activation fee, too.

If this is appealing to you—if you aren't currently in possession of a 4S and want to be now—think long and hard about how you'll feel come October. It all comes down to whether you'll be jealous seeing everyone with the latest toy, or if the money you'll save now is of greater importance.

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Decisions, decisions... [TheVerge, TNW]

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Mike Kopstain

This video is why Sprint SHOULD be slashing prices. Their service is unusable. Siri is a luxury I can only use on wi-fi; otherwise it times out. I dropped AT&T on my phone to save $20 a month and take advantage of Sprint's unlimited data. I'm. An. Idiot.

But really people, avoid Sprint at all costs. Calls drop constantly, data speeds are unusable and sites often time out before even attempting to load... It's really easy to offer unlimited data when the data speeds are so slow that you wouldn't surpass any other carrier's basic data plan.

Then when you call to complain they pretend that they've never heard of the problem before (despite it being well documented) and taunt you when you ask to cancel. No really, they taunted me.