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Re: Mvnos are the solution?
said by bobjohnson:Perhaps but they won't because MVNOs provide the illusion of competition. If AT&T and Verizon suddenly pulled/priced all MVNOs off their network and got rid of roaming agreements, how would anyone else provide nationwide competition? Sure, there would still be competition for the top 50 metro areas but if you aren't on the big two, there would be "no bars" outside the suburbs.
... So what do you think would happen if all the contract customers quit subsidizing the prepay, mvno customers? The big 4 could terminate contracts with the wholesalers just as quickly as it started...