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said by 88615298:I do believe however I could be wrong that Kapil was referring to Major metro areas as Truthfully once all 4G (LTE) networks are in place by 2013-14 it will be hard to differentiate one from the next. though I do have to agree with BF, certain areas (mostly rural) ATT/Verizon will still be your only choice, unless some type of new national roaming agreement comes into play however I doubt seeing ATT or Verizon willing to strike deals with TMO and Sprint once LTE is rolled out. Hell, ATT and Verizon are already using two different ends of the 700 band just to try and avoid roaming between the two of them. said by kapil:
AT&T's iPhone exclusivity and Verizon's short lived LTE dominance were probably the last examples of provider differentiation....with all networks being largely the same
Is that a joke? Even once all the top 4 carriers have 4G in place in many areas( such as mine ) your choices will be at&t and Verizon. So please do not say ALL networks are largely the same.
There is a big factor that a lot of people missed in this article, out of the 2.4 million subscribers 2 Million went to prepaid only 400k to postpaid. thats a huge market thats looking to be catered to. This should mark a turning point for the smaller guys TMO/Sprint especially to really start marketing some really competitive prepaid offers and features, Sprint could start a real BYOD scheme and drop the tethering fees. TMO to raise there throttle ( say up to/around 512kbps respectively ) and show off that even @ throttled speeds you can still Pandora & slacker with no buffering issues,watch regular quality youtube and news clips in real time, and Map software dependent on a data connection (google Maps) will work and be able to keep up with while your on the road. That would make for a huge selling point.