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FCC Hoping to Toss Verizon's Data Roaming Challenge

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Replying to:  Roaming Agreements is the only solution that works by furyx639   Mar 8, 2012, 4:18 PM

Re: Roaming Agreements is the only solution that works

by dlmjr    Mar 8, 2012, 4:43 PM

The other companies were not locked out of spectrum bids.

Some of the smaller companies use this to avoid spectrum purchases and investment in equipment.

The omg Verison and ATT own all the spectrum is a myth.

MVNO's are a creation of the FCC.
Zero investment in infrastrucure.
They leach off of the companies who actually invest.
No maintenance overhead.

Here is the funny part.
As they undercut the actual companies who invest in the system, bleed customers from them, they kill the cow they are suckling from.

Theoretically, as the customer base decreases, the cost per customer rises, and the roaming fees have to increase to maintain the equipment.

When did TracPhone ever repair a tower?
But their customers will bitch for ever if a tower is down and they get no service.

Same thing for the smaller, regional carriers clamoring for mandated roaming agreements on the Big 3's network.
When did they send out a repair crew for an ATT/Verison/Sprint/Tmo tower 300 miles out of their native footprint?

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