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AT&T Responds to Sprint Lawsuit

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Top message:  Sprint new motto: by MrGuder   Sep 6, 2011, 6:35 PM

Replying to:  Re: Sprint new motto: by sb_178   Sep 6, 2011, 8:48 PM

Re: Sprint new motto:

by Slammer    Sep 6, 2011, 10:08 PM

The differences in technology was not the issue. The so called "4th Generation" platform of LTE, is the next standard for communication. Already implemented by MetroPCS, Verizon, now ATT and soon Sprint to adopt LTE, it will become the standard as such resembling an all GSM world or all CDMA world. So Sprint would run GSM and CDMA concurrently temporarily just as they have with the soon to close NEXTEL. IDEN is more specific as in proprietary while GSM and CDMA are more closely unionized with one another over IDEN. This would make it far easier to run the two simultaneously as two entities until LTE is full function. Similar to world phones. After that, LTE would make Tmobile and Sprint more compatible than one would think. Other than frequencies, every carrier in the world will be mostly the same technology. GSM and CDMA will be phased out.

On hypocrisy, One person saying this and another saying something different , is not hypocritical. It is a difference in views or opinions. Hypocrite deals with one entity saying one thing but meaning or doing another. So you saying one thing and me another, only positions us as disagreeing. Not hypocrites.

I'm taken back by your trust in contracts. I don't trust all contracts. Specifically the wireless industry. They mostly side with the carrier. They're designed to make it difficult or impossible to leave if the carrier makes modifications or changes to their policies. They can make certain legal changes during your contract that can alter your payments, and 98% of the time, you can do nothing about it.

I don't know how old you are and it's none of my business, but historically, ATT can't be trusted. They inherited most of the spectrum and network and have used their power, size and money to manipulate the industry. When they were broken up, they got to keep most of the amenities and are bent on reclaiming what they were forced to break off. Rich parents looking for a child seperated at birth if you will. This merge has been a game for them. They've been through it before. It needs to stop.

ATT's severance package will be a farce. Sloppy seconds that very few can utilize. The ones that can, will not be considered viable competition for the industry to sustain as relevant. Also, Tmobile still has a great amount of assessment value. The ones that can afford the parcels, will most likely have overlapping coverage in those areas. This makes those carriers ineligible.

Sprint was a better choice for the long term consumer interests because of them becoming a third power to control pricing. Not that I'm for Sprint purchasing Tmobile. Losing another carrier is certainly not in the best interest either. However, a third power is much better than two.

John B.

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