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RadioShack Spurns T-Mobile, to Sell Verizon Come September

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Jul 26, 2011, 7:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jul 26, 2011, 7:54 AM

RadioShack today announced that it plans to cease offering T-Mobile products and services and will resume selling Verizon products and services starting September 15. RadioShack accused T-Mobile of breaching their contract earlier this year. RadioShack also said T-Mobile's products were not competitive with AT&T and Sprint's products, which RadioShack also sells. Approximately 4,300 RadioShack stores will offer Verizon phones. T-Mobile has not commented on the matter.

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ELawson87

Jul 26, 2011, 6:58 PM

Thank you, RadioShack.

On behalf of all T-Mobile employees, thank you for no longer selling our products, RadioShack. That's one less dealer whose screw-ups I will have to fix. Can Wal-Mart drop T-Mobile next? They're even worse.
Dude, forget walmart. I want to drop Amazon and Freaking WireFly.

Everybody always has damn problems upgrading with Amazon or Wirefly. I never hear the end oh wirefly told me this wirefly told me that. blah blah.

Seriously - if you want a p...
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Yes, let me tell you, T-Mobile carrier stores are the very paragon of knowledge and skill. My local T-Mobile store would be the same one whose salespeople who tried to scare my customer out of switching by quoting her ETF as $200 per line (it was $50)...
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Versed

Jul 26, 2011, 1:48 PM

Why Not Just Sell VZW Too?

I don't understand why RS just doesn't sell VZW and keep TMO as well? Choice is good, BB does it.

And this has nothing to do with who's got a better signal, what phones they carry or whose going to merge with whom. It does have to do with who can muscle whom off their shelves.
Why both? If the TMo merger with ATT goes through, it wont matter. You also have to realize that 4300 stores are equipped to sell 3 carriers not 4 and that it would be alot of money for RS to convert for a fourth carrier when TMO may not be in busines...
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Because T-Mobile Breached the contract with radioshack. That is the real reason. Surprised
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Due to previous contracts with other wireless providers in the stores, they can only carry three post-paid carriers.
I am surprised no one got this right. geeksrule almost got it right. And Bestbuy doesn't sell all 4 carriers in the stores. They only sell 3 in a store at a time.

Its due to the contract the companies sign with Verizon. Verizon's contract only ...
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justavictim

Jul 26, 2011, 9:31 AM

Good for Radioshack.

I was a RS manager for 4 years and one of the biggest blunders of the company is having a shouting match with Verizon in 2005 and dropping them for AT&T. RS did such a great job selling people on VZN that it screwed them over in the long run. Where did you think Verizon helped established their customer base? RS shouldnt take full credit for were VZN is now but they definately had a HUGE impact on the company growing and being successful. AT&T did well but not nearly as well as VZN did for them in the long run. Now that the company has both it should help them finacially and help grow their company back to were it was 5 years ago.
Radio Shack of 10 years ago helped Sprint and VZW. Now that there are carrier stores and private dealers everywhere, the carriers don't need RS or BB like they used to.

I highly doubt RS is going to rebound. They refuse to 'evolve' with the ind...
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hsoto14

Jul 26, 2011, 8:08 AM

Tmobile Sucks

And i read on phone scoop news that t-mobile keeps on coming out with new phones all the time but they still suck and they're signal sucks too, honestly even cricket had full coverage where i live. Hopefully att buys tmobile.
Agreed. The internet is full of nerd rage about the AT&T acquisition. But T-Mobile's coverage just pales in comparison to everyone else's across much of the country (especially outside cities), and they're losing subscribers by the truckload. If AT&T ...
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my contract with at&t is up in September and just out of curiosity, I got a pre-paid t-mobile account and bought a used phone off a friend so I could test their network and see if it was worth considering a switch (regardless of the buy out stuff)...w...
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