Sprint Nextel Likely To Partner With Cable Companies
Oct 24, 2005, 1:20 PM by (staff)
Reports today indicate that Sprint Nextel is close to completing a deal to be the wireless partner for the US's three largest cable companies. Comcast, Time Warner and Cox are all considering selling Sprint service as part of their "triple play" bundles of TV, internet and phone service. Cable companies can offer home phone service using VOIP technology like Vonage, however offering cellular phone could be complementary or even preferable to VOIP service. If these deals are signed, they could yield a large increase in the number of Sprint Nextel subscribers, especially if the companies offer discounts to users signing up for bundles.
Comcast to Launch Mobile Phone Service Mid-Year
Comcast intends to sell wireless service alongside its internet, TV, and home phone offerings later this year. Comcast has not built its own wireless network; rather, it is making good on a reseller agreement it signed with Verizon Wireless back in 2012.
Sprint Settles Lawsuit Over Nextel Merger for $131 Million
Sprint today settled a class-action lawsuit regarding its 2005 acquisition of Nextel for $131 million. Investors claim Sprint executives defrauded shareholders by inflating stock and bond prices after Sprint closed its acquisition of Nextel.
Sprint Signs Altice USA As Its Latest MVNO
Sprint has signed an agreement with Altice USA to resell Sprint service as an MVNO. Sprint is calling the deal a first-of-its-kind arrangement, as it will see the companies sharing services.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
God****it, having Nextel and Brighthouse Networks there still will be no way to integrate them into one bill!!! With this whole spin-off of Sprint from Sprint-Nextel I can't add it on to my landline bill either... Not t
Consumers are smart enough to know that the company is clumping random products together. Qwest does this already, and everyone knows they do not operate a satellite system or a cellular system anymore.
Also known as an internet phone, allows you to use your internet provider as a phone line. Obviously, it only really makes sense for cable modems.
If you have Vonage, which is what RS carries, you have VoIP. There is a c...