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RadioShack Spurns T-Mobile, to Sell Verizon Come September

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Why Not Just Sell VZW Too?

Versed

Jul 26, 2011, 1:48 PM
I don't understand why RS just doesn't sell VZW and keep TMO as well? Choice is good, BB does it.

And this has nothing to do with who's got a better signal, what phones they carry or whose going to merge with whom. It does have to do with who can muscle whom off their shelves.
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justavictim

Jul 26, 2011, 2:28 PM
Why both? If the TMo merger with ATT goes through, it wont matter. You also have to realize that 4300 stores are equipped to sell 3 carriers not 4 and that it would be alot of money for RS to convert for a fourth carrier when TMO may not be in business in 6 months.
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smcgarvey6

Jul 26, 2011, 2:53 PM
Because T-Mobile Breached the contract with radioshack. That is the real reason. Surprised
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Versed

Jul 26, 2011, 3:18 PM
smcgarvey6 said:
Because T-Mobile Breached the contract with radioshack. That is the real reason. Surprised


Yeah, right. Rolling Eyes
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bulldog52

Jul 26, 2011, 4:26 PM
The breach of contract came in Q4 of 2010. Part of the breach that i know of as a RS MNGR and stockholder was due to shorting RS on devices while making sure other retailers had more. Even the Target mobile which is RS also when Nov - January with very few shipments while other brands kept us fully supplied with new and old devices during that time
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geeksrule

Jul 26, 2011, 4:23 PM
Due to previous contracts with other wireless providers in the stores, they can only carry three post-paid carriers.
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DarkStar

Jul 27, 2011, 6:19 AM
I am surprised no one got this right. geeksrule almost got it right. And Bestbuy doesn't sell all 4 carriers in the stores. They only sell 3 in a store at a time.

Its due to the contract the companies sign with Verizon. Verizon's contract only allows the company to sell two other post paid carriers.

If you were RS would you rather sell t-mobile who has been losing customers for the past few quarters or Verizon who has been adding tons of customers for the past few years?
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