AT&T Looking to Buy AWS Spectrum from Stelera
The fact is that both Verizon and AT&T offer better services than the others and the numbers prove it! They continually are looking for opportunities to improve their networks while the others are looking for ways to gain customers without investing in their future then complaining about it to the government! I applaud companies for putting money into their infrastructure instead of resting on their laurels!
The government has already coddled ATT and VZW through the last 7 years in allowing them to piece back together what was separated from AT&T's monopoly years ago. TMO and Sprint have had the odds stacked against them from the beginning.
If you go to an auction, the one that has the financial cushion to ...
You can't blame AT&T and Verizon for planning their work and working their plan! They had the vision to become the "behemoths" that they are and they did it!
Please ascend to reading of the AT&T monopoly that was targeted by the Government. You will find that any other carriers would have little chance to gain leverage.
Tmo and Sprint have tried very hard to acquire an advantage through means other than that VZW and AT&T have held so tight. In essence, it is not TMO'S or Sprint's fault either.
Both companies were ran by inept upper management and both companies have suffered while their competition took advantage of a volatile industry.
Thanks for playing...and there was no second shooter on the grassy knoll!
I have used all 4 major carriers since I've had cell phones and i've come to the conclusion that both AT&T (my company now) and Verizon are by far the best! They offer quality service and don't make excuses for what they charge. If you don't like them then don't use them, switch to TM...
I have been very cordial in my responses. You appear to take offense to my observation of the wireless industry for 30 years. Maybe if you dont like it, you should back off. The truth remains whether you face it or not. VZW and ATT have had, and always wi...
Have a good day.
While Verizon and at&t continue to gobble up spectrum from smaller and/or now defunct regional players with the full blessing of the FCC, the possible Sprint/T-Mobile merger is getting the cold shoulder. Seems to point to the possibility the FCC would rather only have a duopoly instead of 4 carriers, doesn't it?
I think you are mislead about current totals of specturm each carrier posses. T-Mobile has MetroPCS's specturm now and Sprint-Nextel has Clearwire. When that is added to the big picture, companies like TMo and Sprint have relatively equal and in some cases more spectrum than the big two and half the total customers than the big two...
Then why is Sprint and T-Mo's coverage so bad?
Because they don't use any low frequencies. Those travel farther and get inside buildings better. However T-Mobile just bought low frequencies from Verizon that will help them out once that deal closes and the phones become available. And Sprint is also starting to use the low frequencies that they had with Nextel, but again you need to wait until the phones that support it are available.
When shopping, one must first map out where they travel to the most. Then check to see if a carrier has native coverage in these areas.
My dad is 84 and claims he has VZW because of its coverage. Yet, he hardly travels outside our home city. When I tried to get him to switch to Sprint, he became worried that my sister would incur charges on her VZW line for calling him. That's not really his problem. Besides, I don't incur charges when I call him because I get free calling to any network.
Wow that is a misleading statement. The ASSUMPTION here is that all spectrum is equal, which it isn't. Verizon and AT&T have the largest amounts of the most valuable spectrum in the lower bands. Ask Verizon if they would like to swap spectrum with Sprint and I'll bet all my money on their answer of NO.
The ASSUMPTION here is that all spectrum is equal, which it isn't. Verizon and AT&T have the largest amounts of the most valuable spectrum in the lower bands. Ask Verizon if they would like to swap spectrum with Sprint and I'll bet all my money on their answer of NO.
Not equal is true. But valuable depends. Verizon just got a bunch of high frequency spectrum from T-Mobile because they need it for capacity. And they sold a bunch of low frequency spectrum that they weren't using. Low frequency is good in rural areas, but has poor capacity in the city where high frequency spectrum is useful.
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