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Sprint Taking 'Wait-and-See' Approach to Phone Financing

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sp_5015

Feb 7, 2013, 1:19 PM

what I took out of this is....

that sprint will ultimately end subsudies, and go for the financing method. It's a good move. I think that eventually, all providers will follow. We'll probably just get to the point where the carriers are cut out of the device buying, and they'll just offer the service.

Until the FCC puts up the nationwide WiFi network they keep talking about, that has the US wireless carriers and cable/broadband companies pooping bricks


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I think carriers are just sick and tired of getting screwed over by customers who get a steep discount on a device, then cancel service a couple months later and take the device to another carrier....
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"We'll probably just get to the point where the carriers are cut out of the device buying, and they'll just offer the service. "

This would be the best thing that could happen to the industry.
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Woah - Nationwide WIFI? I've never heard anything about this before.

Would this even work? The 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands are unlicensed, if they set up a powerful nationwide wifi network, there will be HUGE interference issues. I'd really, really be i...
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