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hey hey hey

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reply to Dr Demento

Re: Sees Writing on the Wall

said by Dr Demento:

That VZW is a one trick pony (marketed as best nationwide coverage) and except for wealthy families it's basically a suckers' provider (only sells expensive capped shared data plans) who's marketshare will get slowly eaten away by other carriers more willing to take a risk. At least they'll make a nice tidy profit from it.

What carrier? Sprint and t-mobile ignore over 1/3 of the country. At&t offerings aren't any cheaper than Verizon. So whatever. funny how Verizon got more customers in quarter 4 alone than at&t, Sprint and t-mile got ALL year COMBINED.


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said by said by hey hey hey :

At&t offerings aren't any cheaper than verizon.


Yout mean the second largest company that spawned from the vampiric SBC buying out viable Cingular in a loose regulatory environment, changed its name to capitalize on nostalgia and the largest 'me too' ran business that never thought up ano original idea since ponying up the most money to buy exclusivity for the iPhone? Horrible comparison that makes your argument a strawman.

said by hey hey hey :

What carrier? Sprint and t-mobile ignore over 1/3 of the country. At&t offerings aren't any cheaper than Verizon.

Well that's thanks in part to our supposed agency for managing competition in communications Ok'd carriers that served those areas such as US Cellular and Alltel being bought out by said titans.

VZW isn't going to implode over night but it's slow decline will be evident and the hedge fund market that encouraged it's existence and growth will announce it's fall.


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reply to hey hey hey
said by hey hey hey :

said by Dr Demento:

That VZW is a one trick pony (marketed as best nationwide coverage) and except for wealthy families it's basically a suckers' provider (only sells expensive capped shared data plans) who's marketshare will get slowly eaten away by other carriers more willing to take a risk. At least they'll make a nice tidy profit from it.

What carrier? Sprint and t-mobile ignore over 1/3 of the country. At&t offerings aren't any cheaper than Verizon. So whatever. funny how Verizon got more customers in quarter 4 alone than at&t, Sprint and t-mile got ALL year COMBINED.

Agreed. Around here AT&T and Verizon have the best coverage. I have tried each of the big 4. AT&T and Verizon both have very good coverage, even in the more rural areas and have decent LTE coverage. Don't get your hopes up about using Sprint or T-Mobile outside of the major cities, they will most likely be roaming with reduced speed or no data, or will have SOS service only. Plus Sprints LTE network is a joke. Don't even bother trying to use the "Ghetto Phone(Cricket, Metro, etc)" providers in rural areas, or even in a lot of other areas of the cities.
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Funny you should mention Sprint. These days, they have more of central TX covered land area wise than Verizon with LTE...and it's solid coverage too. Granted, they launched a few of their markets much too early (DFW, Austin) and as such didn't/don't have comprehensive LTE there upon launch. But unlimited data on a network that I've seen hit 35 Mbps down and 13 Mbps up (but averages closer to 15/5) isn't a joke by any stretch.


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reply to ilikeme
said by ilikeme:


Don't get your hopes up about using Sprint or T-Mobile outside of the major cities,

Seems like Sprint is rolling out 4G everywhere EXCEPT major cities.


hey hey hey

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reply to Dr Demento
said by Dr Demento:

said by said by hey hey hey :

At&t offerings aren't any cheaper than verizon.

Yout mean the second largest company that spawned from the vampiric SBC buying out viable Cingular in a loose regulatory environment, changed its name to capitalize on nostalgia and the largest 'me too' ran business that never thought up ano original idea since ponying up the most money to buy exclusivity for the iPhone? Horrible comparison that makes your argument a strawman.

No it doesn't, it's a legit question. You claim Verizon's business practices will entice a huge percentage of their customers to leave. I asked where are these customer going to go? A large percentage live in area where they are the only carrier or at&t is the only alternative. In which you see to agree isn't any better.

Even in areas that have t-mobile and Sprint they aren't any better. For some maybe. For others not so much.
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xenophon

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reply to Black_Mage

Re: Sees Writing on the Wall

said by Black_Mage:

said by ilikeme:


Don't get your hopes up about using Sprint or T-Mobile outside of the major cities,

Seems like Sprint is rolling out 4G everywhere EXCEPT major cities.

Uh, take a closer look...
»sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/Sprin···10sprint


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said by iansltx:

Funny you should mention Sprint. These days, they have more of central TX covered land area wise than Verizon with LTE...and it's solid coverage too. Granted, they launched a few of their markets much too early (DFW, Austin) and as such didn't/don't have comprehensive LTE there upon launch. But unlimited data on a network that I've seen hit 35 Mbps down and 13 Mbps up (but averages closer to 15/5) isn't a joke by any stretch. In most rural areas I tried it in Sprint dropped to EVDO or 1x while Verizon had LTE and AT&T had at least HSPA if not LTE

Not really. I tried them recently and the coverage was horrid (especially indoors) compared to what I get on Verizon and AT&T in DFW, Houston, and Austin. Speeds were also lower. On Verizon I average about 40/10 and At&t is usually between 40-60Mbps/10-15 up. I don't see a point in having unlimited data when I could hardly use it.
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iansltx

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How recently? Summer/fall 2012, I would agree with you. It's gotten better since.