Sprint & Clearwire To Kiss And Make Up?
Analysts think deal will be back on again in '08
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.
Clinton Township, MI
Re: stock manipulation
said by inteller: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.
this is pure stock manipulation by Sprint.
it is time for the SEC to step in and stop this rumor spreading speculation BS.
Clinton Township, MI
Re: Nobody at the wheel 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.
Re: Nobody at the wheel
said by huntml: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.
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.
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.
Re: Something like this?
said by ydoucare: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.
What's the right wireless technology at this time?