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SoftBank on T-Mobile: 'We Have to Give It a Shot'

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Good Luck.

Slammer

Mar 11, 2014, 9:07 AM
There's a lot to be said for spunk and tenacity.

Softbank against a cartel of the two largest carriers is going to be a very tough road that yields to Governement favoritism in this industry. While I agree 100% of what Son is trying to do, Verizon and AT&T are not going to sit through this. AND, Government is going to mesh up any downplay of this purchase.

While Tmobile maybe creating an initial shock in price shifting, Verizon doesn't seem worried at all and AT&T is playing follow the leader. Both playing the long time practice they have always played. Thus leading to no change in the industry. Alone, Tmobile's plan will be short lived in making sweeping changes. It is only absorbing some of the two largest carrier's worst customers...
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KOL4420

Mar 11, 2014, 9:42 AM
I agree. But I also think it is up to us the consumer to take a stand. The price of something is based on the demand and how much the consumer is willing to pay.
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Slammer

Mar 11, 2014, 10:26 AM
So how does another carrier perceive to a customer that they are worthy of coverage, service and selection just as Verizon and AT&T?

By actually matching the qualities at a cheaper cost. The only way Tmobile and Sprint will achieve this, is by delivering on the premise.

At this point, Tmobile can't do much more on their own and neither can Sprint to match the size and power of VZW and AT&T. The consumers have been brainwashed that coverage is God for service. I have learned over the 28 years of cellphone use, that coverage isn't shopped correctly by the consumer. I have managed to survive in the 28 years without
AT&T and Verizon. I tried them but didn't need them. The reason being is because I shop correctly.



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nicolasl46

Mar 11, 2014, 12:03 PM
Well, most consumers are brainless zombies that buy all the bs that they get fed. They can try to educate the consumer, but at the end, the big ones always win. I'm all for competition, and I'm not really happy with the idea of Sprint buying T-Mobile since they haven't being able to do much with everything they have available. As much as I love T-Mobile, I know they won't last much with all of these promotions, while picking up all the slack that the bigger carriers don't want/need.
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DarkStar

Mar 11, 2014, 3:58 PM
See you say this but I hear complaints about the coverage of T-mo and Sprint all day everday. And yes I also hear lots of people say they love those 2 companies. I actually really want to try out T-mobile for myself. But its too expensive. I have unlimited AT&T for 40 bucks a month.
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Tofuchong

Mar 11, 2014, 5:39 PM
I hear complaints about Verizon's service also, almost every day. Every carrier has bad spots, it just matters who you talk to. I hear backwards stories too, like people telling me T-Mobile works great in their house but Verizon doesn't.
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nicolasl46

Mar 11, 2014, 5:46 PM
When I used to work on sales, customers would come to me asking for the best wireless service. My answer was always the same "the best carrier is the one that works where you need it" this is going back to when AT&Ts gsm network sucked a$$ and I could only sell TDMA. We would usually we where the customer lived and worked, if he was from Long Island NY the only carrier that had good coverage there was Verizon, so we would send them on their way to another store. The story is about the same today, but the difference is that all carriers offer national service (no coverage). At the basement of the building I work at, T-Mobile is the only one that works, does that make it the best? For me it does because it works fine where I need it the most. ...
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DarkStar

Mar 11, 2014, 6:17 PM
I've heard complaints about Verizon coverage 3 times in 11 years. 1 of the complaints wasn't even a real one he just didn't want to pay the ETF on 4 phones.
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Slammer

Mar 11, 2014, 5:45 PM
People complain because as I stated, they don't shop correctly.

While price is the number one attraction for consumers, they often don't correlate the price and need.

In shopping for coverage, an individual needs to map out where they frequented the most in the last two years, where they have currently been and where they may frequent in the next two years. I say frequent because occassional is minimal, frequent is often.

Then you obtain a coverage map from the perspective carrier and see what carrier covers all the places you frequent.

This can very well eliminate the need for extensive coverage that VZW and AT&T shove down our throats.

Many of my friends that had the two largest carriers were surprised that this simple l...
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DarkStar

Mar 11, 2014, 6:19 PM
People don't like deadspots and dropped calls. Its pretty simple.
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Slammer

Mar 11, 2014, 6:27 PM
When you're dealing with radio signals, nothing is guaranteed. It's the nature of the beast. There's not a day goes by where I don't hear of someone getting a dropped call regardless of carrier. I had two today on my VZW work phone. It happens.

You want a cellphone? We need to accept the bad.
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