Sprint carrier stores opening 8am for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch

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As iPhone 5c pre-orders are about to go live around the world, Sprint has dropped word of its plans for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch on September 20. Sprint stores across the United States will open at 8am local time – the same as Apple Retail Stores usually open on launch day – for customers to pick up their shiny new iPhones.

Sprint is also touting the Unlimited, My Way plans that start at $80 a month as a perfect companion for your new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c. If you're still undecided on which iPhone to choose, and which carrier to choose it on, be sure to check out our full iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c buyers guide.

As I mentioned on the most recent iMore Show, while everyone queues up to hit the Apple Store at 8am to grab a new iPhone, far less people hit the carrier stores. If you're definitely going Sprint, hitting one of their stores on launch day could be an option for you. Anyone hitting their local Sprint store on September 20?

Source: Sprint (Businesswire)

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Sprint carrier stores opening 8am for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch


I would be first in line at my local Sprint store if they offered a phone swap program like T-mobile. I'll have to wait until April for an upgrade to the new 5s.

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Gerry, I think Sprint is not offering such a trade plan but there are many others that do in affiliation. So be leading with the research so first in line is you!

I just like the whole Apple store experience so I'll just wait in line there and get in line maybe around 2/4am

I've had an unlimited plan for many years and my favorite Sprint store manager always saves me a hot new phone so I don't have to stand in line, so no sweat.

By the way, at the risk of altering the grammar police, that should be "far fewer people hit the carrier stores," not "far less people." Sorry, but the rampant misuse of "less" for "fewer" really bugs me. Thanks!

I visited my local Verizon store the other day to make sure they open at 8 and not their usual 10am. I am hoping there won't be to bad of a line since I have to drop the kids off at school first. If I am out of luck, I will probably be ordering from the parking lot on my 4S!