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If you ever wondered what the iPhone would be like on Sprint's 3G network, the opportunity has been there all along and you don't have to try to hack one that was designed to work on Verizon Wireless' network either.
About a year ago ZTE, the Chinese supplier of dongles, data cards and pocketspots (MiFi's) came out with a device for Sprint called the Peel. The device which is really a pocket hotspot allows you to slip in an Apple iPod touch and connect to the Sprint data network.
From what I can tell, the price on the Peel with a simple month to month data only contract is FREE via Amazon so if you have a second or third generation iPod touch kicking around and want to see what an iPhone experience is like on Sprint before they reportedly add the iPhone 5 to their line up in October, grab on for a penny and then sign up for the ZTE PEEL $29.99 monthly service plan from Sprint that allows for up to 1 GB of 3G data on the Sprint network. Then, if you like what you see, you may want to get in line for an iPhone 5.