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Re: Thanks, FTC...
Jul 5, 2014, 8:16 PM
in the Article: FTC Drops Cram-Hammer On T-Mobile forum

Globhead said: For filing a complaint in 2014 over things which happened in 2012 and T-Mobile announced they would refund in 2013. And which, for all we know, other carriers are still doing. Um, no. AT&T, Sprint along with T-Mobile agreed to stop premium SMS billing in November 2013: http://goo.gl/Vfp2Ox T-Mobile only started their refund program last month, probably because they caught wind that this lawsuit by the FTC was coming.

Re: America's Newest Network = last to the party
Jun 23, 2014, 11:37 AM
in the Article: Liveblog: Sprint's Summer Announcement forum

Tofuchong said: Yeah, they sure are. Just now talking about HD voice and international wifi callings? Those services have been available on other carriers for quite some time now. What carrierS (plural) has international wifi calling been available on for "quite some time now"?

Re: I Love How T-Mobile Dictates All The Terms!
May 10, 2014, 6:27 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Wants $1B Break-Up Fee If Sprint Deal Fails forum

Well for one, this alleged deal wouldn't be a "hostile" takeover attempt. Two, T-Mobile wouldn't be dictating anything, it would be Deutsche Telekom. Third, all this article mentions is what DT allegedly wants, not what they've "dictated". Rest assured, there are conditions that SoftBank "wants" as well. They're negotiating (allegedly), not dictating.

Yeah, right...
Mar 29, 2014, 12:00 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Do Away with Employer Rate Plan Discounts forum

"This change is about simplifying wireless for everyone, including employees of small and large companies alike," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere in a statement. "It's simple, clear and transparent – like everything we do." What a load of crap. It's much more likely that the shareholders have decided that they're tired of the uncarrier :roll: being unprofitable and this is one way to pinch some pennies. We shall see how affected customers react.

Re: Who would have thought..
Mar 1, 2014, 9:20 PM
in the Article: Sprint Loses Attempt to Skirt $300M Tax Lawsuit forum

phonetekmek said: T-Mobile fanboy? The State of NY is claiming that Sprint was not charging enough in taxes, Sprint says they were nothing more than that. But u in all your supreme knowledge know about managing a multinational multibillion dollar business. Yeah right.... I know, right. Some of these clowns crack me up. They just read a headline and jump to conclusions without bothering with any pertinent details. I suppose the sheeple of this day and age don't realize that being ...

Re: High Frequency first?
Oct 30, 2013, 1:32 PM
in the Article: Sprint Offers LTE Progress Report forum

Their LTE is currently on the PCS G-block, not D-block actually.

Re: A 15:1 ratio?!?
Oct 30, 2013, 10:09 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Demo Its 2.5GHz Network Technology forum

Perhaps with macro cells it's not finacially possible. However, using small cells in dense urban and possibly even suburban areas may make it more palatable.

More than one device
Oct 30, 2013, 9:00 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Demo Its 2.5GHz Network Technology forum

Eric, Sprint actually sells two hotspot devices with the 2.5GHz spectrum on board-the Novatel MiFi 500 and the Netgear Zing. They also sell a USB device with that spectrum on board, the Netgear 341U.

Re: Verizon iPhone 5S: Can it Talk and Surf at the same time?
Sep 11, 2013, 3:02 PM
in the Article: Apple Reveals the iPhone 5S with Fingerprint Sensor forum

The iPhone does not support SVLTE (simultaneous voice & LTE) so no, the Verizon and Sprint iPhones cannot talk and surf at the same time even when there is 4G coverage.

Re: To bad it's Sprint
Aug 7, 2013, 7:12 AM
in the Article: FreedomPop Jumps Onto Sprint's LTE Network forum

Who knows? Maybe they're busy using their phones. FWIW, my coverage on Sprint isn't horrible. Quite the opposite; it works where I need it to. YMMV.

Re: Happy, happy, happy.
Jul 10, 2013, 8:27 AM
in the Article: Sprint Completes Acquisition of Clearwire forum

Original offer was $2.97/share. The final purchase price is $5.00/share so definitely not 4x the original offer; hell, not even 2x. Still a good deal for all involved though.

Re: Much sooner than the LTE conversion
Jul 2, 2013, 7:29 AM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

ReaperXero said: Only 2 phones can do it once system is launch HTC One and Galaxy 4. Other phones that come out should be able to do it, but we'll see. If you're talking about 800MHz SMR on CDMA 1x, then almost every phone Sprint has released since the Evo 3D supports it. If you're referring to LTE on 800MHz SMR then no current handsets support that. There will be three or so hotspots/USB sticks that support 800MHz LTE coming out ...

Re: Good riddance!
Jul 1, 2013, 7:15 AM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

So many flat out wrong statements in this post, it's not even worth trying to correct. Seriously, dude, go do some research before spreading all of these falsehoods.

Re: when does 800 mhz CDMA start?
Jul 1, 2013, 7:11 AM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

Nope, in fact Puerto Rico is the one place where 800MHz CDMA hasn't gone live yet. Plenty of places where 800MHz is showing up. Chicago, Indiana....Best place to check for info on the subject is S4GRU.com

Re: when does 800 mhz CDMA start?
Jun 30, 2013, 2:21 AM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

Jonathanlc2005 said: when do we finally get to use the 800 ESMR function on our phones? It depends on what area you're in. Some folks already have been using 800MHz CDMA and have been doing so for months now.

Re: lte on 800 mhz
Jun 30, 2013, 2:18 AM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

No. There is no firmware update to enable 800MHz LTE on any current Sprint handset.

Re: Soap opera.
Jun 13, 2013, 7:33 AM
in the Article: Sprint and SoftBank Tweak Deal; Sprint Disses Dish forum

cellphonesaretools said: Problem # 1 is, Sprint has always had trouble executing network upgrades Specifically, what other network upgrades are you referring to?

Re: Hmmmm....
May 30, 2013, 1:07 PM
in the Article: Dish Increases Clearwire Bid to $4.40 Per Share forum

Even if the BoD were to prefer the Dish offer, the Clearwire bylaws still prevent a sale without Sprint's approval which they almost certainly wouldn't give. Ergen certainly could attempt to buy up all of the outstanding shares, but he's said that he would only do that if he can buy enough to give him 25% ownership or greater AND be able to appoint three members to the Clearwire BoD. I don't see Sprint agreeing to that either. ...

Re: Homeless people rejoyce
May 21, 2013, 2:50 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Launch Tri-Band LTE Devices This Summer forum

They may have no legitimate value to you, but alas the world doesn't revolve around you.

Re: Homeless people rejoyce
May 21, 2013, 2:16 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Launch Tri-Band LTE Devices This Summer forum

Jayshmay said: Their customers put up with way, way too much! Well Sprint scored higher in customer satisfaction than T-mobile in the latest ACSI study so maybe T-Mobile's customers put up with way, way too much...

Re: Homeless people rejoyce
May 21, 2013, 11:13 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Launch Tri-Band LTE Devices This Summer forum

:roll: The problem with Clearwire's deployment was site density. With Network Vision, Sprint will have the ability to put 2.5GHz on every Sprint cell site, not to mention the possibility of small cells. If you think the Clearwire spectrum is so worthless, why is that Sprint, SoftBank, Dish and Verizon Wireless have all shown interest in it?

Re: Oh Sprint.
May 21, 2013, 8:39 AM
in the Article: Sprint Gets Permission from SoftBank to Negotiate with Dish forum

Yeah I can only get 2 Mbps with my Sprint 3G service. What a shame... At any rate though, you folks must not invest in the stock market. If you did, you probably would understand the concept of due diligence. Their BoD has a duty to the stockholders to consider any and all offers which may maximize shareholder value. To not at least look over and consider Dish's offer would be malfeasance.

Re: It's funny...
May 5, 2013, 1:22 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell Apple Products this Year forum

T Bone said: Or maybe Apple decided to back down and offer more reasonable terms.... Highly doubtful.

Re: It's funny...
May 5, 2013, 1:19 PM
in the Article: U.S. Cellular to Sell Apple Products this Year forum

T Bone said: Maybe it is not US Cellular who changed, maybe it's Apple who offered more reasonable terms......the originals terms Apple offered would have basically bankrupted US Cellular.... It's highly doubtful that Apple is the one that blinked when USCC is the one that's hurting. And how do you know what the original terms were between Apple and USCC?

Re: New Bogeyman
May 2, 2013, 7:23 AM
in the Article: Sprint Provides 60-Day Notice for iDEN Shutdown forum

marufio said: Sprint has had too many Bogeymen, Im sure the end is near. Yada, yada, yada. The uninformed have been saying that for years and yet here they are still.

Re: Interesting.
Apr 21, 2013, 12:00 AM
in the Article: Dish Asks FCC to Delay Sprint-Softbank Review forum

marufio said: Sprint right now is in such a mess they clearly need something for they keep shooting themselves in the foot. You are right Sprint needs their clocked cleaned and then some all management should be shown the door. Ohh what a tangled web we weave. The government should step in and save Sprint from themselves by finding the best suitable match to buy them out. If they could stop ATT from buying Tmo then ...

Re: Still no mention of SD
Apr 20, 2013, 11:57 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says LTE Live in Los Angeles and Other Markets forum

carmodboy99 said: Its been up here for about a month now, but maybe its better this way, right now I can pull 24Mbps near work and 12Mbps near home, on Sprint!!! Once they announce it, im sure they'll throttle it down to 6-8Mbps, The lamest speeds of all LTE networks. Nah, they don't throttle. The 6-8 Mbps figures are their estimates based upon a fully loaded network. Under promise, over deliver. Besides, what can't you do on a smartphone with 6-8 ...

Re: Who is most interested in this real estate?
Mar 23, 2013, 12:38 AM
in the Article: FCC Planning New Spectrum Auction for 2014 forum

Assuming that their merger with metropcs gets approval from shareholders, t-mobile will also have "plenty" of spectrum. In fact, I believe that it's been mentioned hat they would have more spectrum per subscriber post-merger. There's no reason for them to get any preferential treatment.

Looks fierce
Dec 19, 2012, 10:41 AM
in the Article: Sprint Strikes First, Strikes Hard with Rugged Sonim Phone forum

When can we expect a review? :D

Re: Leasing spectrum
Nov 11, 2012, 6:32 AM
in the Article: Cellular One Joins Verizon's Rural LTE Initiative forum

Sorry dude, that just doesn't make sense.

Re: Leasing spectrum
Nov 10, 2012, 4:36 PM
in the Article: Cellular One Joins Verizon's Rural LTE Initiative forum

jsd0108 said: It isn't "fishy." Verizon is leasing out spectrum in areas where they don't have a license to operate which means they cant put their own towers there per government regulations. That makes no sense whatsoever. If VZW has spectrum licenses in a certain area that they're willing to lease out then obviously they're licensed to operate in that area. Therefore, could put their own cell sites up in those areas, but they've apparently decided that it ...

Re: To be fair...
Oct 23, 2012, 7:08 AM
in the Article: Sprint Fires Up LTE Near Chicago and Other Markets forum

Pretty sure it was changed...

Re: To be fair...
Oct 22, 2012, 10:35 AM
in the Article: Sprint Fires Up LTE Near Chicago and Other Markets forum

Forgot link: http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cf m?article_id=2432

To be fair...
Oct 22, 2012, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Sprint Fires Up LTE Near Chicago and Other Markets forum

Sprint's press release states: major Chicago suburban areas, not Chicago proper.It also mentions that downtown Chicago is still forthcoming.

Re: Nah
Oct 5, 2012, 7:14 AM
in the Article: Sprint May Make Competitive Bid for MetroPCS forum

Time will tell...

Re: Let me get this strait?
Sep 28, 2012, 12:39 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Selling Off Rights to 7,200 Cell Towers forum

Versed said: 3, Crown Castle is owned by DT, 8O Um, when did that come about?

Re: Where?
Sep 24, 2012, 12:54 PM
in the Article: Sprint Increases Its LTE Footprint forum

rwalford79 said: Never even heard of half these places. Lawrence Kansas? Waukegan-Lake County? Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape? Why the hell is Sprint deploying LTE in places that people never even heard of? Why is VZW? http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/09/ pr2012-09-19i.html cause MOST customers, something like 95% of them still dont have 850ESMR capable phones to experience what Sprint has notoriously called "improved network performance" with the Network Vision deployment. Really? What is your source for that figure? It's really grating when people pull made up statistics out of their ...

Re: Hey Rich
Sep 22, 2012, 11:41 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Moves 3G Network to 1900MHz in Las Vegas forum

Tofuchong said: t-Mobile has both 850 / 1900 Mhz spectrum for the 2G (EDGE) network that they were using. /;| For the most part, no. T-Mobile has exactly ONE cellular (850MHz) license in the U.S. That's for CMA629 - South Carolina 5 - Georgetown. All of the rest of their licenses are either PCS (1900MHz) or AWS (1700/2100MHz).

Re: LTE
Sep 20, 2012, 1:29 PM
in the Article: Sprint Direct Connect Service Experiencing Trouble forum

Not sure what this comment has to do with the article, but I hope they get LTE to you sooner rather than later.

Re: Where Did Century Tel Get Spectrum?
Sep 12, 2012, 6:16 AM
in the Article: AT&T Seeks More Spectrum in Deal with CenturyTel forum

Jarahawk said: Can someone explain exactly when and where Century Tel acquired this spectrum from? I thought they sold all their wireless assets to Alltel years ago to avoid a hostile takeover. They sold those assets to Alltel in 2002. They purchased AWS spectrum at auction in 2006. They also bought 69 700MHz spectrum licenses at auction for $149M in 2008: http://ir.centurylink.com/phoenix.zh tml?c=112635&p=irol-newsArticle_Print&ID=1125 893&highlight=

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