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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to swintec

Re: Come on BUY USCC

USCC also has 700MHz spectrum, which Sprint doesn't want/need (they have SMR) and a bunch of LTE phones tht don't support Sprint's own LTE network. And the owners probably want too much money for the company.


silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

USCC is debt free I believe...? Despite the most recent declines, the company has been run pretty well. No reason to sell.



88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to iansltx

said by iansltx:

USCC also has 700MHz spectrum, which Sprint doesn't want/need (they have SMR) and a bunch of LTE phones tht don't support Sprint's own LTE network.

So even if the USCC is bought it will take a year to get approved and a few more to totally integrate the service. So the lack of "non supported" phones will be moot by the time USCC is full integrated anyways. Is it cheaper for Sprint to buy USCC or build out in rural areas because that's what they need to do to grow. They aren't growing just staying in the big cities. Only so many at&t and Verizon customers they can poach with their unlimited data scheme.

silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

Honestly, I don't think Sprint has the cash to do either one. USCC would be an expensive company and expanding into the rural area where you have little to no existing footprint would also be expensive.