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Sprint Can't Offer Service In iPCS Regions

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IPCS bought up?

Slammer

Jan 6, 2009, 9:02 AM
Word had it several months ago that Sprint is set to make a major purchase. This could actually be that purchase. It would only make sense. Eliminate the lawsuit. This also would greatly benefit both Sprint and the IPCS subscribers. It would be a win-win situation.
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JREakin

Jan 6, 2009, 10:27 AM
This will NOT happen. Sprint is hoping to exhaust all measures by means of lawsuits, get iPCS to loose millions due to these lawsuits and then buy them out. Sprint doesn't have the financial means to buy out iPCS anytime soon. Plus, iPCS is a fully operational wireless service, yes it's branded with Sprint, but they put up their own towers and offer Sprint services. They do not offer Nextel Direct Connect via iDEN. That's the big issue. Sprint Nextel would like to put Nextel Stores in iPCS regions and sell Nextel there. As iDEN Slowly fades out, Nextel will offer QChat with is on the CDMA network, which obviously is what Sprint uses. That's the issue. Sprint Nextel can't sell in iPCS regions in fear of selling CDMA service someday. This is a...
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Slammer

Jan 6, 2009, 10:41 AM
Your absolutely correct! And...Sprint also cannot afford to be consistantly loosing lawsuits. This is just bad all the way around. However, my resources are "fairly" accurate and feel Sprint is poised for something somewhere. It's pretty tight lipped. Whether it be a buy out or investment, Sprint is up to something and hope it is in their best interest.
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en102

Jan 6, 2009, 5:24 PM
Sprint has no money to do anything right now, outside of survival.
- Bleeding customers
- Junk credit rating
- Poor economy
- Large debt

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=S »
Profitability
Profit Margin (ttm): -82.66%
Operating Margin (ttm): -0.96%
Management Effectiveness
Return on Assets (ttm): -0.28%
Return on Equity (ttm): -84.57%
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Slammer

Jan 6, 2009, 5:29 PM
en102 said:
Sprint has no money to do anything right now, outside of survival.
- Bleeding customers
- Junk credit rating
- Poor economy
- Large debt

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=S »
Profitability
Profit Margin (ttm): -82.66%
Operating Margin (ttm): -0.96%
Management Effectiveness
Return on Assets (ttm): -0.28%
Return on Equity (ttm): -84.57%


Funny thing is. It has not effected me. Great service at a great price. I guess this works for me.
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carmodboy99

Jan 7, 2009, 4:46 PM
interesting that you didnt post the valuation, or even the balance sheet showing a profit of 22 billion up to the 3rd quarter, showing a cash on hand balance of 4 billion, and one of the lower end debt totals in the industry at 22 billion.
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carmodboy99

Jan 7, 2009, 4:41 PM
iPCS having lost just about 50% of their customer base to defections, I dont doubt this to be true. surely it cant cost them anywhere the $985 mil iPCS wanted with 1.1 million customers
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Slammer

Jan 7, 2009, 5:14 PM
I only wish I could nail information. The other theory was the alltel divestions. Both these purchases would greatly benefit Sprint. In my opinion though is that the divesture idea is NOT going to happen. I feel the most logical is buying IPCS out. With the aggressiveness of WiMax, These markets are crucial for what they are aiming for.
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algorithmplus

Jan 6, 2009, 1:41 PM
After reading that post, I had to wonder whether Sprint might be planning to buy some the Alltel markets that Verizon Wireless will have to divest. While it would make sense that AT&T might like them to fill coverage gaps, Verizon Wireless might just rather sell to Sprint than AT&T for spite.

AT&T would make sense since Alltel, through former Western Wireless markets, has existing GSM infrastructure in much of the coverage areas to be divested. Supposedly, since the GSM coverage is for roaming only, Verizon Wireless could keep them, but it seems odd Verizon Wireless would like to get into the GSM roaming business, but then again, it might help with the upgrade and deployment to LTE, so who knows.
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Slammer

Jan 6, 2009, 1:53 PM
algorithmplus said:
After reading that post, I had to wonder whether Sprint might be planning to buy some the Alltel markets that Verizon Wireless will have to divest. While it would make sense that AT&T might like them to fill coverage gaps, Verizon Wireless might just rather sell to Sprint than AT&T for spite.

AT&T would make sense since Alltel, through former Western Wireless markets, has existing GSM infrastructure in much of the coverage areas to be divested. Supposedly, since the GSM coverage is for roaming only, Verizon Wireless could keep them, but it seems odd Verizon Wireless would like to get into the GSM roaming business, but then again, it might help with the upgrade and deployment to LTE, so who knows
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en102

Jan 6, 2009, 5:26 PM
I don't think that Sprint could afford to purchase anything unless they offloaded something else... like Nextel.
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