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nonymous
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join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ
reply to tmc8080

Re: amazing

First it has to get by the Clearwire deal. If that goes through then SoftBank will most likely also go through,
Yes Sprint could end up with lots of spectrum but most is not prime spectrum like Verizon or ATT. Plus since it is a "pig " and number three would not be the most super critical thing to let go to another out of country owner.
I think most are afraid the deals will close fairly easily and if they do then network vision will be completed. When that is done you would have a solid number three player. ATT and Verizon would be scared. Now it is we are the only real options unless you want the pig or the young person TMobile.


tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
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·Verizon FiOS

said by nonymous:

First it has to get by the Clearwire deal. If that goes through then SoftBank will most likely also go through,
Yes Sprint could end up with lots of spectrum but most is not prime spectrum like Verizon or ATT. Plus since it is a "pig " and number three would not be the most super critical thing to let go to another out of country owner.
I think most are afraid the deals will close fairly easily and if they do then network vision will be completed. When that is done you would have a solid number three player. ATT and Verizon would be scared. Now it is we are the only real options unless you want the pig or the young person TMobile.

Solid market share? At these current (ripoff) prices?? I think not.. Carriers will have to return to offering better prices or customers will sit on their hands in this saturated market and tanking economy. Infact, AT&T/Verizon are already seeing post-paid saturation at 98-99% when you see propaganda news programs touting "BIG SAVINGS" for wireless service which sound like an advertisement masquerading as "BREAKING NEWS"... then you want to gouge your eyes out, stop watching tv news and using cellphones altogether..

BTW, letting market dysfunction be the norm is on par with the zero choice you have in your political leaders... check any box in the booth and you still get bad anti-consumer policies, many decades in the making go amok.

nonymous
Premium
join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ

If Sprint gets 4g lte working and keeps unlimited data that will be a selling point.
There are also MVNOs working off their network and the upgrade will help there also. Rather have a customer use a third party MVNO on their network than go to Verizon or ATT. If Sprint network becomes better so do those cheaper MVNO's networks piggy backing on them.



SrsBsns

join:2001-08-30
Oklahoma City, OK

said by nonymous:

If Sprint gets 4g lte working and keeps unlimited data that will be a selling point.
There are also MVNOs working off their network and the upgrade will help there also. Rather have a customer use a third party MVNO on their network than go to Verizon or ATT. If Sprint network becomes better so do those cheaper MVNO's networks piggy backing on them.

Its already working. I took that on Monday.

nonymous
Premium
join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ

said by SrsBsns:

said by nonymous:

If Sprint gets 4g lte working and keeps unlimited data that will be a selling point.
There are also MVNOs working off their network and the upgrade will help there also. Rather have a customer use a third party MVNO on their network than go to Verizon or ATT. If Sprint network becomes better so do those cheaper MVNO's networks piggy backing on them.

Its already working. I took that on Monday.

Not nearly everywhere yet, most are still waiting. Now supposedly should have the vast majority or the upgrade done by the end of the year? So it is still a work in progress. The SoftBank cash is helping as would the merger.

TBBroadband

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

Unlimited data for an extra charge like they're doing now. And Sprint's service will be destroyed by all the MVNOs they bring on. Just like it was with them all now.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to SrsBsns

Can consistently peak over 20Mbps on Sprint LTE even indoors, but it depends on location. Typical is around 6-8Mbps, which is fine for a smartphone. Apps don't need more than a few Mbps anyway. Latency matters more after a few Mbps. Would rather have 3Mbps unlimited than 100Mbps limited (for a phone). Am using 6-10GB per month on LTE and don't have to worry about watching a meter.

Sprint has proven they can do LTE well, now that just have to upgrade every cellsite, which won't finish until next year. 800Mhz LTE starting later this year will help fix coverage issues too.

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xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to TBBroadband

Even with the $10 extra charge, overall service plan is lower than others. Another way to look at it is that feature phone users don't have to pay extra for data.


TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
Reviews:
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And good luck keeping the feature phones. But why impose the surcharge for the data? Especially if you live in an area they doesn't get it? That is Sprint's way to cover everything else and is a rip off. I'm surprised they haven't been sued for that. But that would only happen if Spitzer was still the AG in NY.