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Comments on news posted 2014-04-29 14:29:35: Sprint's latest earnings indicate that the company lost $151 million on revenues of 8.88 billion for the first quarter. While that's still a loss, the company states they saw operating income of $420 million -- their best in seven years. ..



SlowFITL

join:2012-02-01
Mobile, AL

The Sprint name is dead

Once (if) Softbank manages to turn the company around they will need to change the name. Sprint has ruined its name at this point.


delusion ftl

@50.168.216.x

Any predictions for the T-mobile results on thursday?

Net subscriber adds?
Revenue?
Profit/Loss?
Pop coverage announcements?

Mine:
750K additional subs
8 bil rev
150 mil loss
225 LTE pops


IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1

Still no LTE officially launched in DC...

Whatever you're doing Sprint, you're doing it wrong in DC.
Just try to launch LTE by the time the next iPhone is released (presumably this fall)...

Because you didn't have LTE officially launched for the release of the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C/5S....

Ridiculous.
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elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to SlowFITL

Re: The Sprint name is dead

They were on pace to cover 250m pops in 1980. That never happened.

Sprint's LTE rollout has been a disaster, but TBH Tmobile hasn't done THAT much better, their marketing however is genius. I think in the next few months they will be in a good place, but outside of their network their pricing and packages are circa 2010. The unlimited doesn't fly when you can't suck anything down to your phone.

They have pretty much sit out the new every three weeks, going head to head in the MVNO space, and pretty much a me too company. That is BAD when you are the C student and sitting in the back of the class. No international, nothing. It's like it's crickets from Sprint.

Except for Karl pinging Sprint in the headlines I figured they were already a cadaver in the basement of the morgue.

Maybe softbank is just squatting on all that spectrum and going to sell it off to the big 2 to take its money and go home.


motoracer

join:2003-09-15
united state

You need a few years?

That's fine, but I won't be a customer for a few years then.


tito79

join:2010-03-14
Brewster, NY
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Nextel will always haunt them.


SlowFITL

join:2012-02-01
Mobile, AL

Spark

They are far to slow in rolling out Spark. Without Spark they simply can't compete.


IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1
reply to elefante72

Re: The Sprint name is dead

One point:
On International, Sprint will let you unlock your on-contract iPhone 5S for International GSM use...


IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1
reply to SlowFITL

Re: Spark

Deploying 800 MHz would at least help some in lieu of Spark ... but they don't seem to be in a rush to do that either....

Perhaps that shareholder distribution money from Softbank should have gone into the network buildout instead.


Probitas

@206.248.154.x

Customer Improvements do not require years to implement

If they can't fix things like front line treatment of customer, and adjust billing to be more competitive, this is foot dragging. This is like the child being forced to eat his vegetables, "alright, if I HAVE to.." and then you watch close so he doesn't push food at the family dog, or in this case, raise under the line fees to pad the billing to avoid looking like the charge too much to new meat.

BosstonesOwn

join:2002-12-15
Wakefield, MA
reply to delusion ftl

Re: Any predictions for the T-mobile results on thursday?

900 K adds
7 bill rev
25 mill gain
200 lte


DaveDude
No Fear

join:1999-09-01
New Jersey
kudos:1

Go full GSM 5 years ago

Sprint should have gone full GSM 5 years ago. It could have maintained a cdma roaming network as well. But being globally competitive wasn't sprints plan. -captain hindsight.


mackey
Premium
join:2007-08-20
kudos:13
reply to SlowFITL

Re: Spark

said by SlowFITL:

Without Spark they simply can't compete.

Spark is way overrated. I have a Spark phone (LG G2) in a lauched market (L.A.) and I'm lucky to see 1 mbps. The other day I barely got 500 kbps and my banks' app refused to work.

/M

TuxRaiderPen

join:2009-09-19
reply to DaveDude

Re: Go full GSM 5 years ago

said by DaveDude:
Sprint should have gone full GSM 5 years ago. It could have maintained a cdma roaming network as well. But being globally competitive wasn't sprints plan. -captain hindsight.
Before you go all gsm fanboi...and your use of "GSM" is probably incorrect as well.

GSM is dead. AMPS is dead,

The current format of previously GSM based carriers Tmetro etc. is UMTS... and guess what...

UMTS is a W-CDMA

GSM is an inferior product and always has been on the RF side.

GSM != UMTS and UMTS !=GSM they are not interchangable.

The future will be LTE and VoLTE when ever they quit arguing.

The progression from GSM->UMTS->LTE is a far simpler versus CDMA 1x-CDMA EVDO-LTE. Not a big deal, but not as simple a path.

And just because SIM is easily swappable on GSM & UMTS, CDMA carriers could have doen the same thing, R-UIM, but in the US they SPECIFICALLY CHOSE NOT TO! Purely for greed purposes.

Additionally understanding why GSM was chosen in place of CDMA at the time by the various PTT's of UK/IE/EU is purely political, anti US political. Not for a better product. And eventually they had to come back to the CDMA camp any way! HA!

GSM != UMTS and UMTS !=GSM they are not interchangable.
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masterbinky

join:2011-01-06
Carlsbad, NM

LTE agreements

Sprint NEEDS them badly. That's why I want to move from sprint. Actually, i'm considering getting sprint to end my contract for me by rooting my phone and forcing 3G roaming, so I can then switch to verizon with ease. I love sprint's packages, but loathe the data service in my area. 3-5 minutes for pandora to load one song, even longer for a web page. *sigh* I really don't want to be on metered data though...


swintec
Premium,VIP
join:2003-12-19
Alfred, ME
kudos:5
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reply to IPPlanMan

Re: Still no LTE officially launched in DC...

said by IPPlanMan:

Whatever you're doing Sprint, you're doing it wrong in DC.

Do you even have a sprint phone? Sensorly users show quite clearly that Sprint has LTE all around DC.

»sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/Sprin···coverage

You seem to have a fascination with seeing Washington DC in some fancy press release about it meanwhile sprint LTE is being used extensively all around DC and those users dont need to see it in writing to know.
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existenz

join:2014-02-12
kudos:2
Reviews:
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reply to mackey

Re: Spark

I have a Spark Galaxy S5 and often get 30-40Mbps though also often see 6-20. Highest seen is 70. And phone service is much better as it now works in deep underground garages thanks to 800Mhz. But I'm in Sprint's home market (KC). It works when fully delivered but they need to get this everywhere now. LA is probably not fully delivered on every planned site yet.


IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1
reply to swintec

Re: Still no LTE officially launched in DC...

Yes.

They might, but not enough to consider it officially "launched" here.
I didn't realize the new service standard for LTE was a random coverage in a non-launched market.

Yes. I'd like to see LTE officially launched here, with a mention that it has arrived in the nation's capital. Don't think it's asking too much.

Sensorly "splotches" don't cut it. They really don't.
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Lt. Col. Pete Newell: 1st Inf. US Army


swintec
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said by IPPlanMan:

Sensorly "splotches" don't cut it. They really don't.

Doesnt cut it for what? To show that LTE is in fact live in an area? In that case, yes it does. Sensorly only shows where people with sensorly have actually traveled. The area around the block which may have no color doesnt mean there is no LTE, it could mean that a person just didnt walk or drive by that area to be mapped.

said by IPPlanMan:

They might, but not enough to consider it officially "launched" here..

You have no idea how far along the LTE work is. You apparently dont even have a sprint phone and i dont live there so we use the limited mapping of sensorly to simply show that LTE is in fact operating in DC. The however many Sprint LTE users in DC right now also dont care about a stupid press release either. They will use the service just fine and just let the phone tell them it is active. I was using LTE in my tiny town for several months before sprint told me it was active. You prefer a big wall of PR text..i just use the actual service.
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acrowl

join:2001-08-08
California, KY
reply to IPPlanMan

Re: The Sprint name is dead

All Verizon iPhones are sold unlocked. And you don't even have to call in and ask for a code.


DaveDude
No Fear

join:1999-09-01
New Jersey
kudos:1
reply to DaveDude

Re: Go full GSM 5 years ago

according to wiki, and the gsm association utms is gsm. Also LTE is the 6th revison of UTMS. So i guess you are just wrong. Also 5 years ago 3g was just coming out.


IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1
reply to acrowl

Re: The Sprint name is dead

We have the FCC to thank for that at least....


IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1

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reply to swintec

Re: Still no LTE officially launched in DC...

You say "apparently don't", but you're wrong. I am a user and a stockholder.

I understand what Sensorly is. I do live here and I do know how far along it is, between the S4GRU reports and my own experience.
»s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/212-n···?p=22132

Washington DC
Status: NV Upgrades Languishing
NV Sites Accepted = 83%
LTE Sites Accepted = 47%
Anticipated LTE Launch = Spring 2014
Original Scheduled Completion = January 2013
Current Production Rate Completion = October 2014

LTE is operating here in DC, but it's not deployed sufficiently enough to be considered officially launched. After all this time and delay, that's ridiculous. I want a release/notification when it officially launches. Sprint is the only carrier without officially launched LTE here. Verizon, AT&T and T-mobile have it

What's your beef with that?
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KevNYC
Premium
join:2002-03-31
Seattle, WA
reply to swintec
I learned that Sensorly is pretty useless for researching Sprint coverage. I used it in Seattle to try and find LTE coverage and it showed coverage for areas that were lacking even 3G. It mapped out locations that were broadcasting LTE signals, but the site wasn't live yet...therefore no data.

Then I got tired of waiting and did what I should have years ago...dumped Sprint.


pclover

join:2008-08-02
Santa Cruz, CA
reply to DaveDude

Re: Go full GSM 5 years ago

Back in the day CDMA was far better than than GSM.

I'm talking early 2000's


n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY
reply to IPPlanMan

Re: The Sprint name is dead

Yes but they will never unlock it for domestic SIM's. My off-contract Sprint iPhone 4S will never be able to use a T-Mobile SIM without jailbreaking it. Sprint refuses and claims it is their policy not too.

You are warned: buy an iPhone from Sprint now and you deserve the treatment they give you.
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