It’s not a shocker, but the availability of the iPhone 4S gave Sprint its best sales day ever.
The company, which is investing heavily to at long last get the iPhone on its network, said it broke its record by 1 p.m. ET on Friday. Sprint is also now selling Apple’s iPhone 4 after years of going without an Apple phone in its lineup.
“Sprint today reported its best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales for a device family in Sprint history with the launch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4,” Sprint product chief Fared Adib said in a statement. “The response to this device by current and new customers has surpassed our expectations and validates our customers’ desire for a truly unlimited data pricing plan.”
The iPhone went on sale on Friday at Apple’s retail stores as well as other locations including Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint stores. Apple said that it quickly sold 1 million phones during a pre-order period and all three U.S. carriers said they sold through their pre-order allotments.