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auction should be
Jul 9, 2014, 7:10 PM
in the Article: Dish Says It Will Bid On 600MHz Spectrum forum

limited to companies that actually actively use their spectrum holdings.

What??
Jun 11, 2014, 5:10 PM
in the Article: Nation's LTE Networks Ranked, Verizon Tops Competition forum

This article says Sprint's network is slow and has poor coverage. Yet the article below says the fastest LTE speeds were recorded on phones with Sprint Spark and Verizon XLTE. So how can Sprint's network be "slow" if it tied for the fastest speed.

Re: Really?
Apr 24, 2014, 6:30 PM
in the Article: FreedomPop Now Lets Customers Bring Their Own Phone forum

Where the heck did you get that price? Sprint is charging $649.99 for the Galaxy S5 ($0 down + $27.09 a month for 24 months). A 4-year old phone with a single core processor, 512MB Ram and WiMAX is not worth $120.00

Really?
Apr 24, 2014, 12:56 PM
in the Article: FreedomPop Now Lets Customers Bring Their Own Phone forum

They JUST added a phone that came out in June 2010 to their lineup. Nice!

Re: LOLZ
Apr 3, 2014, 6:38 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Spark Phones Don't Support Simultaneous Voice/Data forum

This is a very easy problem to solve. More and more people are buying tablets these days and carrying them in addition to their phones everywhere they go. Use you phone for making phone calls and your tablet for Google Maps. Problem solved.

Re: management
Mar 7, 2014, 7:27 PM
in the Article: Sprint Shakes Up Network Team forum

Easier said than done. They were already using the 3 top network vendors, Ericcson, Alcatel-Lucent, and Samsung. If those top companies couldn't meet Sprint's timetable, image what would have happened if they changed mid-build. They'd still probably be stuck in mid-build until 2015.

Re: "can't compete" nonsense
Mar 4, 2014, 5:17 PM
in the Article: SoftBank May Appeal to U.S. Public for T-Mobile Support forum

Ah, but that's exactly the same strategy Verizon and At&T used to get so big in the first place. Anyone remember Bell Atlantic Mobile or GTE? How about SNET wireless? McCaw Cellular Communications? BellSouth?

the only way
Feb 28, 2014, 7:01 PM
in the Article: FCC's H Block Spectrum Ends with $1.56B in Bids forum

Dish Network should win the auction is if there is a condition tacked on that they actually have to use the spectrum, not just warehouse it forever without using it (like they are doing with the spectrum they already have).

Interesting.
Feb 11, 2014, 7:13 PM
in the Article: AT&T Looking to Buy AWS Spectrum from Stelera forum

While Verizon and at&t continue to gobble up spectrum from smaller and/or now defunct regional players with the full blessing of the FCC, the possible Sprint/T-Mobile merger is getting the cold shoulder. Seems to point to the possibility the FCC would rather only have a duopoly instead of 4 carriers, doesn't it?

Interesting.
Jan 10, 2014, 7:20 PM
in the Article: Samsung Unlikely to Bring Tizen Devices to U.S. forum

I thought Sprint was part of the Tizen consortium.

Wow.
Nov 19, 2013, 6:21 PM
in the Article: FreedomPop Expands Compatibility to More Sprint Phones forum

$99 for a phone that was released way back in June 2010? 8O

Re: Still Angry
Oct 24, 2013, 12:22 PM
in the Article: HP Shopping WebOS Patents forum

Maybe this is why HP didn't mind that Apple COPIED the multi-tasking cards with swipe up to close feature from WebOS into their new iOS 7.

How many
Oct 23, 2013, 4:14 PM
in the Article: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular to Sell Galaxy S4 Mini forum

Galaxy options does one need? By this time next month, Sprint's lineup will look like this Victory, S3, S4, S4 mini, Note 2, Note 3, Mega. I fear the HTC One, Moto X and LG G2 will get lost in the shuffle.

Good Luck
Oct 18, 2013, 7:08 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular Lands the iPhone 5s/5c November 8 forum

at getting any inventory of the 5S!

While this may
Oct 17, 2013, 1:01 PM
in the Article: Moto Maker Will Import iPhone Contact Data to Moto X forum

seem like a great idea from a sales perspective it's also yet another way companies can access your information. The whole point of creating an anonymous user ID and secure password is to prevent anyone from accessing your information. Would you be as trusting if Motorola was asking for your debit card PIN? Probably not. So why trust them with access to an account that might be linked to that same debit card for iTunes and App Store ...

And
Oct 3, 2013, 7:09 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Updates Twitter for BB10 Phones forum

Crickets. :lol:

Then it's
Sep 30, 2013, 6:18 PM
in the Article: TracFone Comes Straight on StraightTalk Throttling forum

not really "Unlimited" now is it. The Federal Government should go after their advertising department just like they are going after T-mobile's over the ad wording of their Jump program. :evil:

And where
Sep 27, 2013, 7:11 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile to Sell iPhone 5s and 5c October 1 forum

are they getting the 5S inventory from? Thanks, Sprint, for shooting yourself in the foot, again.

Re: So?
Aug 24, 2013, 3:54 PM
in the Article: Apple Not a Fan of FCC's 700MHz Interoperability Plan forum

And with the piles of cash at Apple's disposal, this shouldn't be an issue!

Re: Verizon
Aug 24, 2013, 3:45 PM
in the Article: Motorola Says Custom Moto X Orders May Not Arrive in 4 Days forum

Apple? I guess someone has forgotten the iPhone was only available on at&t's network for a majority of it's US release history. Also since Motorola is hurting and exclusivity comes with a price, it's probably not all that disadvantageous.

Well, it did
Aug 14, 2013, 11:43 AM
in the Article: Apple Buys Matcha.tv forum

help people find video content from different sources. But since Apple bought it, shut it down and purged it's customer data, it no loner does anything. :evil:

But
Jul 10, 2013, 9:02 AM
in the Article: Apple Seeks Stay on iPhone and iPad Import Ban forum

they had no problem when they were asking the court to do the same for HTC and Samsung's products. "What's good for the goose is good for the gander!" :evil:

Unless
Jun 27, 2013, 2:21 PM
in the Article: FCC to Require Carriers to Protect Customer Device Data forum

the request comes from the NSA. :evil:

I wonder if
Jun 26, 2013, 6:08 PM
in the Article: Dish Gives Up On Clearwire forum

Dish is going to cite spending money on purchasing and dismembering Blockbuster Video, as well as their pursuit of Sprint/Clearwire as "roadblocks".

And it also
Jun 21, 2013, 12:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T's Pantech Flex Scores Jelly Bean forum

prevents LG or Samsung from using the name Flex for a flexible screen phone.

Re: What a mess this company is
Jun 14, 2013, 2:29 PM
in the Article: Sprint Gives WiMax Customers - And Itself - An Out forum

Actually Verizon and at&t do the exact same thing, they don't publicize it as much though.

Re: What's that?
May 29, 2013, 2:46 PM
in the Article: Sprint Strikes Security Deal with Government forum

...on the next Charlie Chat!

This is getting out of hand!
May 28, 2013, 6:33 PM
in the Article: Crest Disapproves Sprint's Increased Clearwire Bid forum

What is Crest's plan? Sprint has already committed to moving out of the WiMax business. If the Sprint-Clearwire deal doesn't happen, Clearwire will be out of business by the end of 2014. I hope Crest is prepared to answer to the rest of Clearwire's shareholders if/when that happens.

Re: I noticed that before. And this really sucks for one reason...
May 23, 2013, 6:04 PM
in the Article: AT&T Adds 61-Cent Admin Fee to All Customers forum

Asking a wireless service provider to stop tacking on fees is as effective as asking the government to stop raising taxes.

Re: Coverage......
May 1, 2013, 6:11 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile and MetroPCS Officially Tie the Knot forum

Well, you might, after you're next upgrade! Sprint and US Cellular use CDMA which is not compatible with T-Mobile phones.

Re: Softbank is the better deal.
Apr 30, 2013, 6:25 PM
in the Article: Softbank Claims Its Deal Is Best, Won't Offer Sprint More forum

And don't forget the only real retail experience Dish has is closing Blockbuster stores. Unfortunately for Dish, you can't hope to achieve success in wireless with newspaper and coupon clipper inserts as your main customer point of contact.

Carphone Warehouse
Apr 30, 2013, 6:20 PM
in the Article: Best Buy Gives Up on European Expansion forum

is probably the second worst name for a modern retail, with RadioShack being the first! I can just picture a store full of analog bagphones, one pimply-faced kid and no customers.

Re: Figures.
Apr 25, 2013, 6:07 PM
in the Article: AT&T Slams DOJ, Calls Its FCC Guidelines Unlawful forum

But your argument is flawed in the respect of price. Unlike Wal-mart, Verizon and at&t do not offer lower prices than their competitors. If anything, their prices are higher than Sprint, T-mobile and others.

Re: This should't surprise anyone.
Apr 24, 2013, 5:16 PM
in the Article: Huawei Essentially Gives Up on U.S. Market Expansion forum

So it's Huawei's fault that YOU didn't research the product and find out it didn't meet YOUR needs and expectations?:evil:

Wouldn't it be funny
Apr 11, 2013, 6:26 PM
in the Article: Clearwire Investor Escalates Battle with Sprint forum

if this Crest financial group is success at preventing Sprint's bid. The next logical step would be for Sprint to pull all it's financial support, which will probably lead to Clearwire's bankruptcy. Then Sprint can swoop in and pay even less for Clearwire in bankruptcy court!

Sprint has had
Mar 1, 2013, 6:52 PM
in the Article: Sprint Backpedals, Offers Shared Data to Biz Customers forum

"Shared Data" plans for quite some time. Unlimited Data shared amongst all phones on the same plan has been availible on Sprint plans for at least 5-6 years! But back then to Verizon and at&t data was a "feature" and was billed per phone on your acount.

I hope T-Mobile
Feb 19, 2013, 7:06 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Launches GoSmart Prepaid Service Nationally forum

is going to provide more training to these 3000 locations than they apparently have so far. I had a customer calling the Sprint dealer store where I work asking how to unlock her Nextel device for GoSmart. She was sold the GoSmart SIM and told to come to us to unlock her phone. :evil:

Re: Not good news, but good to know...
Feb 14, 2013, 6:46 PM
in the Article: Review: Sonim XP Strike for Sprint forum

Sorry if you don't like the new phones. But as a sales consultant in a Sprint dealer store in an area that used to be primarily Nextel (in fact our dealer store location at one to used to be a Nextel Corporate location), I would like to point out that since the release of the DuraXT and DuraPlus we have received 0 complaints from anyone regarding sound quality and/or volume with either the earpiece or speaker of these devices. ...

Why?
Jan 31, 2013, 6:59 PM
in the Article: MetroPCS Launches LG Spirit 4G forum

$199 AFTER a $70 mail-in rebate? Sprint is selling the Optimus 6 for $199 Buy 1, Get 1 Free.

Re: Hmmmmmmm
Jan 24, 2013, 10:51 PM
in the Article: Google Asks FCC for Permission to Use 2.5GHz Spectrum forum

Well, Google along with Comcast, Time Warner, and Intel were part of the original Clearwire investors.

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