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U.S. Cellular Intros Shared Data Plans

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Identity crisis!


Oct 14, 2013, 11:13 AM
All I have to say is US Cellular is a wannabe Verizon clone..It is having an identity crisis!

Oct 14, 2013, 1:15 PM
Exactly I am surprised how nobody has noticed this yet. US Cellular agreed and sold off at the end of last year 10% of their overall business to Sprint for around $500,000. Earlier this year they agreed to sell off some AWS spectrum to T-mobile for around $300,000 this deal should close soon. My point is why would they sell all this spectrum including major markets to Sprint unless they have something even bigger in stored?

I know why that is it is very simple. First T-mobile did a reverse merger and bought Metro PCS. Second Softbank bought a 78% stake in Sprint while Sprint bought the rest of Clearwire. Third AT&T agreed to purchase Leap/Cricket Wireless pending regulatory approval. That would leave the biggest baddest dog left Verizon. ...

Oct 14, 2013, 4:06 PM
500,000,000 and 300,000,000 big diffrence

You are intitled to your own oppinion but I dissagre

US Cellular Investments made in last 12-18 months (est.)
100,000,000 New TOPS Billing System
50,000,000 New GEN 5.0 Store rebuild (100 agents + hundreds of corporate)
?? Millions - Iphone

US Cellular has always operated in the debt free zone. Therefore to make room for all of these expenditures they had to generate revenue (not coming from growth thanks to belief plan stratiegies) selling markets (basicly spectrum) to sprint and spectrum to tmobile.

This can conclude like you did that they are fire selling to sell off rest as a whole. I don't believe they would have launched a $100million new pos (term is literal here) and re de...

Oct 14, 2013, 11:46 PM
I wasn't aware ATT bought Leap Wireless.

I swear, I really wish T-Mobile and Sprint were more of a competitive force, especially T-Mobile, they have had some momentum this year. It'll be interesting to see what Tmo does with Metro. . .more capacity, capability of more speed???

Oct 15, 2013, 8:18 AM
On top of all that Knox said, believe it or not, USCC's network in the Midwest is HUGE and very very concentrated. It would cost, at least some people estimate, $30-50 Billion to purchase out that equipment.

Also the few markets they did sell to Sprint and TMobile may seem like major markets, but were under performing so horribly that it was costing $250,000,000 a year in profit.

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