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Sprint & Clearwire To Kiss And Make Up?
Analysts think deal will be back on again in '08
by Karl Bode 04:47PM Thursday Dec 13 2007
Financial analysts are suggesting that Sprint may re-kindle their relationship with WiMax operator Clearwire in 2008. Sprint had previously planned to split their mobile WiMax network build with Clearwire 65/35, while allowing users to easily roam between the two networks.

But then Sprint lost their CEO (and chief WiMax cheerleader) Gary Forsee. In November Sprint scrapped the deal with Clearwire, saying the two companies could not agree to terms. Once Sprint hires their new CEO, the deal may be back on again, according to Financial analyst firm ThinkEquity Partners.

Sprint insists their Xohm WiMax launch is on schedule for next Spring, offering users 2-4Mbps wireless broadband for around $40-$50. They also insist that they won't be forcing customers into long term contracts or charge early termination fees.

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yahtzee
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Richmond, VA

Slow news day?

They could....but they could not.....jeez.
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inteller
Sociopaths always win.

join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

stock manipulation

this is pure stock manipulation by Sprint.

it is time for the SEC to step in and stop this rumor spreading speculation BS.

tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Clinton Township, MI

Re: stock manipulation

said by inteller:

this is pure stock manipulation by Sprint.

it is time for the SEC to step in and stop this rumor spreading speculation BS.
The SEC needs to smack the RIGHT people around and it's not Sprint. I seem to always find behind every stock fall, it's those pesky suits on wall street running their mouth and making guesses. Funny how companys like Sprint can come out and "boast" about winning multi million dollar contracts with the govt or someone else, and the stock goes now where. But when Joe C. Dollar comes out and says, "Sprint service sucks", the bottom drops out. I'm sure if you check your sources when this story broke, it didn't come from Sprint.
Hahausuck
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I agree

Sprint is in the dumper anyway..... I will agree, these press releases are bogus.

WeSRT4

join:2000-11-20
Mobile, AL

Nobody at the wheel

Sprint can't hold a steady course. Any company with an erratic course is bound to fail. DIE SPRINT DIE!

gaforces
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join:2002-04-07
Santa Cruz, CA

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Re: Nobody at the wheel

If it wasnt for Sprint people would still be paying $400.00+ a month for cell service.
Competition is good.
And, its launching >> »telephonyonline.com/home/news/sp ··· _121007/

Open network, and "Sprint does not restrict their customers from streaming video or P2P file sharing" is a big selling point. >> »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprint_Cor ··· twork.29

tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Clinton Township, MI

Re: Nobody at the wheel

said by gaforces:

If it wasnt for Sprint people would still be paying $400.00+ a month for cell service.
Competition is good.
And, its launching >> »telephonyonline.com/home/news/sp ··· _121007/

Open network, and "Sprint does not restrict their customers from streaming video or P2P file sharing" is a big selling point. >> »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprint_Cor ··· twork.29
Even though it said it's for "Sprint employee's", I'm glad they have people using the service first who know what to expect, who to call to fix bumps in the road before we the consumer gets it first. They want to do it right and this is the right way to do it. Test it out in the market with beta tester who know what's going on instead of some techno-geek who wouldn't know the first thing about opening a network trouble ticket to the right group and suggest fixes.

huntml

join:2002-01-23
Mullica Hill, NJ
Indeed. ATTM and VZW's rates, especially data rates, are considerably more expensive, and their data network usage policies are far restrictive than Sprint's are (VZW's are *far* more restrictive).

I have 3 Sprint lines on a shared plan (two dumbphones, one smartphone) and one line (also a smartphone) on a SERO 500 plan; and with unlimited data on three lines, unlimited SMS on all of them, and unlimited MMS (or Sprint's equivalent) on one, and I pay about $130/mo. including taxes, surcharges and 'unfees.'

I've priced out similar services on ATTM and VZW and I figure I'd be paying something over $200 were I to get the same services from either of them.

One wonders what they'd be charging and what their data usage policies if Sprint weren't in the market too.

Fox McCloud
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Re: Nobody at the wheel

said by huntml:

Indeed. ATTM and VZW's rates, especially data rates, are considerably more expensive, and their data network usage policies are far restrictive than Sprint's are (VZW's are *far* more restrictive).

I have 3 Sprint lines on a shared plan (two dumbphones, one smartphone) and one line (also a smartphone) on a SERO 500 plan; and with unlimited data on three lines, unlimited SMS on all of them, and unlimited MMS (or Sprint's equivalent) on one, and I pay about $130/mo. including taxes, surcharges and 'unfees.'

I've priced out similar services on ATTM and VZW and I figure I'd be paying something over $200 were I to get the same services from either of them.

One wonders what they'd be charging and what their data usage policies if Sprint weren't in the market too.
agreed; I pay pay about $100 a month for 3 SERO plans (500 minutes); no other mainstream cellphone carrier in the nation can top this. And why can Sprint do this? Simple; because of their huge data network, which raises massive revenues.

Yeah, Sprint's customer service sucks, but their actual product is beyond amazing. If XOHM plays their WiMAX card right, they'll totally dominate the wireless broadband sector.

by the by, I like your avatar.

huntml

join:2002-01-23
Mullica Hill, NJ

Re: Nobody at the wheel

Thx. My *other* favorite is Gengar, but then I'm old school with regard to Pokemon .

old_dawg
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Westminster, MD
said by WeSRT4:

DIE SPRINT DIE!
Whoa, dude, get back on the meds...

Wasn't it, like, yesterday, that dslr featured
this lil' tidbit of rumor mongering...

»www.informationweek.com/manageme ··· 04802011

So, what is it, pump and dump or come back darlin' all is forgiven ?
What a crock
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Something like this?

We've both pissed so much money into the wrong bowl (toilet) for wimax (wrong wireless technology) even though it was overhyped and under-delivers.. let's not flush all that cash away.. let's see if we can make it work without pissing away more of our money into it..

huntml

join:2002-01-23
Mullica Hill, NJ

Re: Something like this?

Maybe. But the fact is that Sprint/Clearwire are building out 3.5 G networks, and 2 of the 4 national carriers haven't even come close to building out their 3G networks, with one (ATTM) just starting, really, and one (T-mo) still waiting for spectrum to clear and probably not starting in earnest 'til 2010 at the earliest.

Only one (VZW) has announced anything in the way of 4G plans (LTE), and they probably can't even start 'til 2010 *at the earliest*, due to spectrum issues and the fact that the standards haven't been finalized so the equipment is still on the drawing board (with the exception of a few prototypes here and there).

You may think that WiMax was the wrong choice, but *if* Sprint/Clearwire roll it out successfully and it gets taken up, they could be on the way to a revision to even higher data rates by the time anyone else in the country has their first generation 4G network built.
ydoucare

join:2003-03-12
Lafayette, IN
What's the right wireless technology at this time?

Re: Something like this?

said by ydoucare:

What's the right wireless technology at this time?
The ones we currently use which have evolved with market demands for the past 9 years. Not WIMAX. It has no target market. Not a single ROI study has ever been done on WhyMax. That is why nobody is buying it. No numbers, no money.

old_dawg
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Westminster, MD

Re: Something like this?

WhyMax


Ed Zak-er-ly!!!
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