Yesterday we revealed that the world’s first 4G smartphone the Sprint HTC EVO 4G proved to be more popular than the carrier may have expected, so much so that their mobile phone activation system struggled with the high demand.
Exact sales figures are not yet known, however numbers must have been high as some consumers are reporting that the activation system came to a complete halt, therefore some EVO 4G owners were left frustrated, unable to activate their handsets.
Apparently the demand was so great that Sprint employees were apparently writing written receipts for consumers, many of the Sprint stores completely sold-out of stock.
This will probably be a great learning curve for Sprint, it is not surprising to hear that they struggled to cope with such demand, however at least they now know what to expect when launching such a highly anticipated smartphone in the future.
Did you have any problems buying/activating your Sprint HTC EVO 4G?