These are the most recent forum messages posted by bobc74:
Re: They need to
How does offering more subsidizing on phone help RS? It's usually those same lower income folks who end up havint issues paying their wireless bills, thus hurting RS' relationship with the carriers. Back in 2003-2004 Sprint experimented with offering credit challenged customers 2 lines of service with only a $25 deposit. A majority of those customers defaulted on their contracts by not paying their bills after several months.
Re: How many different models can they call One?
Probably the same number of models Apple can call iPod, iPhone or iPad! :lol:
reminds me a lot
of the design of the old Sanyo Zio, also carried by Sprint several years ago.
Re: Includes $70 Unlimited Data
And just how many sales reps over the last decade or so have informed their customers that this was possible? If I'd have to guess, 0. But I'm also guessing, they had no problem telling the customer many times during the transaction that the data was "unlimited".
auction should be
limited to companies that actually actively use their spectrum holdings.
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.
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
They JUST added a phone that came out in June 2010 to their lineup. Nice!
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.
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
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
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).
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?
I thought Sprint was part of the Tizen consortium.
$99 for a phone that was released way back in June 2010? 8O
Re: Still Angry
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.
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.
at getting any inventory of the 5S!
While this may
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 ...
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:
are they getting the 5S inventory from? Thanks, Sprint, for shooting yourself in the foot, again.
And with the piles of cash at Apple's disposal, this shouldn't be an issue!
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
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:
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:
the request comes from the NSA. :evil:
I wonder if
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
prevents LG or Samsung from using the name Flex for a flexible screen phone.
Re: What a mess this company is
Actually Verizon and at&t do the exact same thing, they don't publicize it as much though.
Re: What's that?
...on the next Charlie Chat!
This is getting out of hand!
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...
Asking a wireless service provider to stop tacking on fees is as effective as asking the government to stop raising taxes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
"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.
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