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AT&T and Sprint Tussle About Roaming Rules

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what's good for the goose.....

Vmac39

Jan 25, 2012, 9:39 PM
Have you forgot that Sprint accused ATT of the very same thing? Sprint accused ATT on not building out their network to utilize spectrum that they own in certain areas and they even had the balls to say they could show them how! Sprint is showing an even bigger pair, by saying that they will rely on roaming agreements to satisfy coverage in certain areas, instead of spending money to build it out. How hypocritical of Sprint to put that out there and think that ATT was going to just sit back and let that happen, without bringing it to the publics attention. Love them or hate them, ATT has a very valid point and they should make a fuss about it.
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planethulk

Jan 26, 2012, 1:38 PM
NO. Sprint is not trying to create a monopoly/duopoly in not building out its network in Oklahoma. ATT was trying to do that with the merger. But, like Sprint stated, they actually are in the middle of an aggressive network expansion/upgrade so ATT needs to go lick their wounds instead of trying to pick a fight it can't win.
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Vmac39

Jan 26, 2012, 7:11 PM
This has nothing to do with the merger. That aside, Sprint needs to get off their ass and build out their network and stop relying on other carriers, when clearly, they have spectrum to do so. Why should Sprint be allowed to be lazy? Oh, is it because they don't have the capitol to do it or are they just being lazy? Regardless of the reasoning behind ATT's inability or reasoning to build out their network, using the spectrum that they have, you cant sit there and defend Sprint, using the merger situation. If they have spectrum to build out, then they need to do so. As I said, ATT has the right to make a fuss about it.

That's like saying a kid cheating on an exam is more serious than a kid cheating on a quiz. Cheating is cheating, regardl...
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WiWavelength

Jan 26, 2012, 7:25 PM
Vmac39 said:
That aside, Sprint needs to get off their ass and build out their network and stop relying on other carriers, when clearly, they have spectrum to do so. Why should Sprint be allowed to be lazy?


This has nothing to do with laziness, but has everything to do with economics and physics.

Now, answer this question, what is the free space path loss difference between 1900 MHz and 850 MHz? And why is that important?

Vmac39 said:
If they have spectrum to build out, then they need to do so.


Sprint has repeatedly met all of its FCC license build out requirements. But even a carrier that does so may still need to rely on upon strategic roaming agreements.

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Vmac39

Jan 26, 2012, 8:14 PM
That I understand. But, the range of useful spectrum may vary in certain areas and mot be suitable for their current needs. But, the point I'm making is, ATT has the same issue with some of the spectrum they have, from my understanding yet, everyone bashed them for it. Now, I'm not just talking out the side of my mouth here. This is based on various info I've read on different sites, when this whole thing about the merger was at hand. It's possible that I misunderstood what was being said but, if I'm wrong, I stand corrected. Now, if this is Sprint's issue, I can deal with that. If it's a matter of not having the money yo do it, I can deal with that. But, I'm sorry, I have no understanding to the unwillingness to build out, when they can, de...
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planethulk

Jan 31, 2012, 12:47 PM
Why do I have a feeling that if I'd said that exact same thing you would have ripped me to shreds for it.... oh yeah cuz you only argue with logic when it comes from me. Rolling Eyes
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