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xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to jc100

Re: 3years+ later

Money won't expedite Sprint's LTE rollout. They are doing a major infrastructure upgrade to each cellsite (Network Vision), not an LTE addon like VZW and ATT are doing. Sprint says the schedule is dictated by vendor equipment lead time, not by them. There are a lot more parts/vendors involved with Sprint's rollout.


TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
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And this is Sprint's fault with Dan. Instead of killing their 4g wimax network and selling off what they had, they should have kept building out and pushing money over to CLEAR to build out the network if they needed. Instead he decided to spend that money on the iProduct fan boys and didn't get anything but more debt. I would hope after Softbank takes over (if they do) they get rid of Dan and bring in someone that knows what they are doing, because he sure in the hell doesn't. Especially since he could have killed the Nextel brand YEARS ago but didn't until recently and costing the company MORE customers by charging them extra. Hope they enjoy losing those massive contracts.



pixlz

@sbcglobal.net

this is a post of ignorance eh?

Sprint did not and even still does not own the WiMax network. They do not own the towers or the spectrum... yet. nor have they during the entire Clearwire/Xohm venture.

i worked for Sprint when Dan Hesse took over. He wasn't the one to make the Nextel deal, he was the one to re-envision there entire network. with Network Vision they're even expanding there market and are able to sell/host other Spectrums on *there* towers. This means software upgrades to cell towers after this infrastructure change. The other cell companies can't do that.

People who cry about Nextel still don't understand that Nextel wasn't about personal phones. Its a brand that used its Walky Talky professionally. First Responders + Business accounts were the majority of customers. Are those the people you wanna just steal there phones from without transitioning them first? What kind of business practices do you preach dude?

or... maybe you just don't know all the details. i can't comment on things i've not fully learned about yet. 9_9; or i can rather. it'd just be a post of ignorance.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

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reply to TBBroadband

said by TBBroadband:

And this is Sprint's fault with Dan. Instead of killing their 4g wimax network and selling off what they had, they should have kept building out and pushing money over to CLEAR to build out the network if they needed. Instead he decided to spend that money on the iProduct fan boys and didn't get anything but more debt. I would hope after Softbank takes over (if they do) they get rid of Dan and bring in someone that knows what they are doing, because he sure in the hell doesn't. Especially since he could have killed the Nextel brand YEARS ago but didn't until recently and costing the company MORE customers by charging them extra. Hope they enjoy losing those massive contracts.

Backseat drivers give the worst advice. Case in point for worst backseat driver on BBR.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
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reply to pixlz

Sprint did start the Clear build out. Chicago was one of the first cities and then was shut off/sold to CLEAR under that deal. Dan may have not made the Nextel deal, but he left it go on in its past/current state without slowly moving those customers over to Sprint until very recently. So yes that is his fault and problem with that. He could have easily stopped offering Nextel to the public and anyone wanting to renew their Nextel contract could have been moved over without any problems without the extra $10 surcharge that Spent should be sued for.

And as far as their towers. They were using their own towers before. Nextel was on many Sprint towers. NV isn't doing anything currently for much of the country. He should have done this before buying the iProducts fanboys.


TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
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reply to xenophon

no its not bad advise. Dan just doesn't know what he's doing. The money that was put into clear should have went to keep building out the network, instead of him up and deciding to build out NV and stop offering wimax to his customers. He's going to be the one in the back seat when his company loses customers to T and VZW in terms of higher speeds on mobile devices, something he can NOT give anyone but a handful of people. Even T and TMO have a better "4G" network than Spent. They should stick to being a co-lo company and let someone else be the actual service provider.