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Sprint Asks Obama to Set Up $2 Billion First-Responder Network

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Haters need not respond.

by Mektah    Jan 18, 2009, 2:58 AM

Please do not respond if you

A.) Think Verizon, or AT&T would be a better choice because they are more 'reliable and have more customers....

B.) Think that Sprint is using this as a bailout for it's other projects...(IDEN/WIMAX) and that 2 billion is a lot of money..

C.) Think any ptt service is really comparable to IDEN

Here's why you should not reply...

If you think A... then you are wrong because, the reason the gov't wants a dedicated EMERGENCY service is that it is dedicated to just that. They do not want to SHARE services with everyday users. You may ask why not, AT&T and Verizon have such big great networks. That's part of the problem, in an emergency, their networks would be clogged with all of their customers trying to make calls and thus, emergency response teams would not be able to get through. This happened on 9/11 and was the primary reason driving the gov't is now forcing Sprint to do the 'spectrum swap' on IDEN services. The service sprint offers if it goes through would be an EMERGENCY service, that means something big happens, and it would not be for consumer level customers. Only authorized gov't entities would have access to it.

If you think B... you are wrong because A.) This is the gov't we're talking about, If Sprint misuses this money, all you haters will get your wishes and see them fall harder than Sadaam bottom jaw when Bush announced we were going into Iraq. Most of you have the intelligence of my 6 yr old niece, so you are probably not aware that all of the money, covered by the original bail out is not accounted for. So technically this would not cost anymore than you're already paying out. Assuming that you have a job and pay taxes.

If you think C... you are wrong. Just wrong. You also probably think that the Nissan 350z is a Porsche killer. Let me explain it this way. If the difference between life and death is a couple of seconds and you have to choose, either Verizon PTT, Cingular PTT, or IDEN PTT, who would you choose? BTW im not a Sprint fanboy. I'm honest, and sprint DCS is in no way comparable to IDEN, maybe if they can work it out on wimax they will have the speed and coverage, until then. IDEN is the best bet. Hands down...


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