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FCC Approves SoftBank Buying Sprint Buying Clearwire

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Top message:  I'd like to be the 1st to say.... by sp_5015   Jul 5, 2013, 6:38 PM

Replying to:  Re: I'd like to be the 1st to say.... by Jayshmay   Jul 6, 2013, 9:31 AM

Re: I'd like to be the 1st to say....

by T Bone    Jul 6, 2013, 9:48 PM

Well...before Sprint and T-Mobile can 'apply competitive pressure' they first have to become profitable...and frankly becoming profitable will likely require two things:

1. offer more than just mobile phone service

The reason why at&t and Verizon make money is because they offer more than just mobile, they also offer home phone, internet and television....and it is really the bundles that keep them afloat...the fact of the matter is that it is really difficult to make a profit just from selling phone service, which is why the original at&t monopoly was created in the first place

2. They will probably have to change their policies to be more like Verizon and at&t...

Everybody hates the so called 'hidden fees' and whatnot they're not really hidden if you actually bother to read your contract, but whatever) but the fact of the matter is that those hated 'hidden fees' help keep the company afloat....

Sprint and T-Mobile are trying to 'find their own path'...the problem with doing that is that the path to success is already clearly laid out for them by their competitors....and their competitors do it they way they do because it works...finding your own way probably won't work

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