The only thing that sucks about cricket is their selection of phones. In my area, cricket service is pretty robust. I switched over from AT&T about 6 months ago, and I've had no issues with them, so far. -- An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Sir Winston Churchill
Logically if cricket was totally horrendous then they wouldn't have any more customers let alone be gaining hundreds of thousands of new customers year over year right? Especially since they are contract free so they have zero customer lock-in.
What someone says from NYC is that their IMPRESSION is that Cricket is totally horrendous. That is indubitably true and incontrovertible, namely that my IMPRESSION is that Cricket is totally horrendous. I make no claim, one way or the other, as to whether Cricket truly IS horrendous. I merely ask the question. Obviously a personal IMPRESSION is subject to change; that's the way life works, you know.
Instead of getting a 5th competitor, that spineless Genachowski will use Lightsquared as a "reason" why AT&T and T-Mobile joining together is A-Ok.
I believe your right there. No doubt T will be using Lightsquared in powerpoints or testimony as one of its competitors. However, if Lightsquared isn't up and running by the time these merger hearings take place, that could lead to a horrible precedent of the FTC looking at competition that is not yet competing. One the other hand, Lightsquared just announced a deal with BestBuy where Bestbuy sell the phone to be used on the Lightsquared network, creating yet another supposed competitor to T. »www.cnbc.com/id/42231396
*edit; the CEO was speaking with an interviewer when he mentioned the possibility of phone or tablets being sold with lightsquared technology imbedded in them. This report was on CNBC, but there is no video for it -- "Thanks for the dance... and cut yourself a slice'a throat! " - Curly (HOI POLLOI, 1935)