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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, 6:17 PM

Re: When Sprint Did This...

by Slammer    Jan 23, 2009, 10:17 AM

tylerrocks09 said:
Ok, what im saying is Verizons coverage (Alltel is now Verizon as well sense they OWN all of Alltel)
Is 2-3 times the size of Sprints.

Verizon and Alltels 3G service together is a whole lot bigger then Sprints 3G service. Sprint does not cover rural areas at all really. Alltel does and so does there 3G.

I am not disagreeing with you Tyler. However, Sprint has all the 3G coverage in the places that matter the most. I am not saying that rural areas are not important, but the demographics of the population that rely on 3G in current times are indeed covered with the Sprint network.

Verizon made a wise move in this for two reasons:
1) Eliminate roaming paid out to Alltel for using their infrastructure.

2) To gain subscriber base to become the largest carrier in America.

Alltel already had calling and a very formidable 3G data coverage for their subscribers. So Alltel's subscribers really do not benefit a whole lot from this.

I would like to close by saying that being the largest does not necessarily mean that this makes them an opinion best. I travel a lot and I have never been without Sprint 3G service except twice. But it was no big deal as I roamed off Verizon. It may not have been EVDO, but i did have internet access. How cool is that and I don't have to mortgage my house to do it.

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