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Top message:  When Sprint Did This... by BRSprint   Jan 21, 2009, 11:24 AM

Replying to:  Re: When Sprint Did This... by tylerrocks09   Jan 22, 2009, 1:08 AM

Re: When Sprint Did This...

by Slammer    Jan 22, 2009, 11:01 AM

tylerrocks09 said:

use to be maybe, but Sprint's EVDO network is no where near Verizons now. and will never be.

Verizon owns the majority of the towers in the US now and all Alltel towers that Verizon will take over will become EVDO Rev A. Thats why it will take longer to upgrade all Alltels towers, they still have Digital only on towers in West Texas, no 1XRTT.

Sorry Sprint, you lost again for Data. Not trying to be mean, but you know Sprint will be no where near Verizons EVDO service at all.

I agree that Verizon has increased their EVDO dramatically. However, Sprint is working extremely hard and fast to deploy WiMAX around the country. Combined with Clearwire, these two companies hold an immense allotment of 2.5Ghz spectrum reserved for 4G use. It is my understanding that their spectrum holdings are more than Verizon and AT&T combined. This is an obvious advantage for Sprint(especially with time to market).
But just to make sure I am not totally putting the cards in Sprint's favor, They have financially been hurt. This does not pan in any favor. But since their CS has improved greatly and with the rising interest in the Palm Pre, I believe Sprint is going to see a more lucrative year with the interest of WiMAX and The Palm device. These two things and with the prediction that the economy should be on the upswing in 6 months, I think this should help in the turn around for Sprint.
Sprint for the most part as gotten their crap together since Dan has taken charge and I personally couldn't ask for better service.

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