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What was Sprint thinking???

jjgreene

Feb 17, 2007, 11:51 AM
You all tell me, what in the world was sprint thinking in aquiring a company that has nothing in common with their technology?

CDMA vs. iDEN?

All it has done is force numerous Nextel customers, who didnt realize how chitty of a network they were on to do some research and switch to a superior carrier like Cingular, and as much as it pains me to say it even Verizon.

Although with all the progression cingular has been making and is looking to make, in about two years the capability of cingular's network will be unparalleled.

when they start offering download speeds of 28 Mbps and 11 Mbps UPLOADS!!!!! your local cable companies and DSL providers wont be able to compete....

Why don't you all jump off of your network and bring i...
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 17, 2007, 12:11 PM
cingular is alright in my area but power vision evdo compared to edge is no contest how about we don't compare what a company says they will be able to do one day to what another company is already doing.
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renardlee

Feb 19, 2007, 3:55 AM
WHY DOES SPRINT CONTINUE TO COMPARE EVDO TO EDGE, EDGE IS NOT 3G, now SPRINT'S CUSTOMERS ARE DOPED INTO THIS UNFAIR COMPARISON!
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junglemassive

Feb 17, 2007, 12:22 PM
Guess you have not heard of WiMAX.
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 17, 2007, 12:33 PM
and you are already using wimax with what carrier?
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junglemassive

Feb 17, 2007, 12:42 PM
He was talking about the future of Cingy and I am referring to the future of Sprint.
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jjgreene

Feb 17, 2007, 9:53 PM
yeah, i've heard of wimax, which supposedly "every carrier will eventually go to" it hasnt eben been implemented or really tested yet, its still hypothetical..
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junglemassive

Feb 17, 2007, 10:12 PM
Well when we have it and you dont, dont come crying to us that you are being raped on voice rates and your data speeds suck. Peace. -JM
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Joe134

Feb 19, 2007, 4:50 PM
yeah in the future! my car was suppose to be able to fly 8 yrs ago so don't say anything until it happens. Cool
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 5:08 PM
Bad analogy. The don't have working flying cars. There are already functional WiMAX devices. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 19, 2007, 5:45 PM
but by the time wimax is available to the public you will be on here bragging about some other tech that is not even out yet
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 6:13 PM
NO! I am just excited about the prospects of WiMAX. This thread is asking why Sprint purchased Nextel and one of the larger reason is spectrum. Sprint will have an entire 4G network up and running before others are even getting started. My expectation is that you will shut the hell up in fourth quarter when the WiMAX test markets are up and running. Like I said before, when you are getting raped on voice prices and your data speeds suck, don't come crying to me. Peace.

-JM
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 19, 2007, 6:24 PM
what exactly do you use your phone/data plan for
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 6:29 PM
With WiMAX you can use VOIP for voice calling and I use the intenet on my phone constantly for both browsing and tethering for phone as a modem.
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 19, 2007, 7:33 PM
what happens to your phone calls when you use your phone as a modem what could you possibly need to browse for constantly? a life possibly
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 7:55 PM
Nothing happens when to my calls when I use phone as a modem, my phone rings (if you know what you are doing, which I assume you don't if you're asking this question), I answer it and then go about my business. By the way, I have a life you jerk off, I manage a cell phone store. Therefore I spend a lot of time researching the industry I work in and probably know a hell of lot more about it than you do. The internet is a wealth of knowledge and having it at your finger tips at any given time has become something I rely on on a daily basis. Learn what you are talking about before you open your mouth.


Oh yeah, nice screen name, tool.
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 19, 2007, 8:19 PM
ouch what a burn please don't make fun of my screen name Confused you must be a store manager because you do ASSume too much being a sorporate employee of sprint i might just know a little but i don't know that might not give me enough magika in the standards of your little fantasy world
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 8:25 PM
fourtwentyand1 said:
ouch what a burn please don't make fun of my screen name Confused you must be a store manager because you do ASSume too much being a sorporate employee of sprint i might just know a little but i don't know that might not give me enough magika in the standards of your little fantasy world


What?
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 8:28 PM
Oh, okay. Just ignore the fact you were called out.

Go smoke some more pot. Tool.
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 19, 2007, 8:36 PM
call ME out??? how exactly did you do that i asked you a simple question to see how little you actually knew about your service you seemingly passed that pointless test but now you accuse me of smoking pot why don't you find out what april twentieth really is
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 8:41 PM
Umm... Hitler's birthday? And that's better?
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 19, 2007, 8:44 PM
junglemassive said:
i'm a flaming homo

nah you better get back online and try again Cool
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 8:49 PM
The anniversary of the Columbine shootings. You're a sick f*ck.
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 19, 2007, 9:24 PM
wrong again moron.... am i so sick to want to remember the last full day my older brother got to see a sunset the last day my parents got to speak to him the last day of his innocence you see my simple minded friend my bother died on the "and 1" april 21st 1989 doing what he thought was the right thing unfortunately governments in other countries don't look as kindly on free thought as america does.

now brain surgeon go browse for a while on tiananmen square if you actually do have a life outside of your phone
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junglemassive

Feb 19, 2007, 9:38 PM
Rolling Eyes Sure. Peace.
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fourtwentyand1

May 14, 2011, 12:34 AM
wow hey this wimax **** is awesome... too bad its too slow good thing i only worked for them and didn't use them... put that in your pipe and smoke it
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pickles

May 14, 2011, 7:42 PM
and your screen name sucks, too. that guy may not be able to spell correctly or use proper grammar, but he was acting like less of a tool than you were. Calling someone out just because you think they're a stoner? How ignorant of you. Go watch reefer madness and believe every word of it and masturbate, tool.
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jjgreene

Feb 19, 2007, 9:49 PM
OK mr. Jungle, what are you soooo excited about, i honestly don't see what your wifi techonology is going to do for you, sprint is going to offer subscribers 2-4 Mbps downloads with this network, the network also has a much smaller range,

....granted its a plus for Sprint to not have to use the line of sight technology of CDMA. you'll be able to get signal easier in enclosed areas..

all the while cingular will be offering 3.6 Mbps downloads this year, and in 2008 will be utilizing HSPA+ which will yield 28Mbps downloads and 11Mbps uploads

WiMAX THAT!! Laughing


oh yeah.....and, PEACE
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snang

Feb 17, 2007, 12:34 PM
Your title does not represent the content of this thread.

You go from asking a simple question that can be easily answered. Spectrum.

Then continue on to be a Cingular fanboy.

Go away.
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fourtwentyand1

Feb 17, 2007, 12:34 PM
totally righteous response
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jjgreene

Feb 17, 2007, 9:55 PM
what nothing competitive to say about your network? man it takes alot of thought to respond like that Cool
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junglemassive

Feb 17, 2007, 12:43 PM
P.S. Troll.
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jrfdsf

Feb 17, 2007, 12:58 PM
Good question. Maybe other than spectrum allocation, they were looking for a company that was tops in customer satisfaction and delivery that they could easily purchase. Q-Chat also comes to mind, a CDMA based PTT service with initial connection times close to DC, the rights to which are owned by Nextel.

As for Cingular being "tops", Consumer Reports and J.D. Powers would definitely disagree with you on that one. Cingular is usually ranked last in overall customer satisfaction by both.

Right now, Sprint isn't doing well, but that is mainly because of poor marketing techniques and an advertising campaign that has failed to deliver for them.
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jjgreene

Feb 17, 2007, 9:59 PM
yeah, win your on top you do usually get criticised the most, Cool but thats the price you pay
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jcox2900

Feb 18, 2007, 2:34 AM
most definately agreed. the whole strat behind that one is to find out what is going right with both services and to politely combine them to one successfull industy. granted transitions are nver polite or smothe that was sprints whole idea essentally if the could not get better with customer satisfation. they were going to find someone else that was doing ok.
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SprintLynchburg_VA

Feb 17, 2007, 5:25 PM
jjgreene said:
superior carrier like Cingular,...lol



stop sniffing Stan Sigmans butt, thats the dumbest thing I have ever read, I actually feel stupider (intentional play on words, not like you would catch it) for reading it
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jjgreene

Feb 17, 2007, 10:02 PM
so is that all you can come up with, huh? come on you can't come up with anything positive to help yourself? or sprint? you oughta go back to grade school with comments like that Wink
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SPCSVZWJeff

Feb 17, 2007, 6:07 PM
It's amazing how short sighted some people are. THe reason for merging with Nextel was to get the bandwidth, the 4g, Q-chat and the customer base. The iden side will continue to have capacity issues just like GSM will in the future which is why UMTS/HSDPA is being rolled out. Nextel was planning to migrate their customer base to CDMA anyway, this just speeds up the process.
Those who like to think of Sprint as the red headed stepchild need to remember who was the first US carrier to have 3g. (August, 2002)Sprint will be the first US carrier to offer 4g. Some carriers don't even have 3g, especially those with their headquarters in Bellevue, WA.
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jjgreene

Feb 17, 2007, 10:09 PM
i'm just glad someone had an inteligent response to that....props to you bro......

but it doesnt really matter what sprint rolls out, they need to expand their footprint....

to many roaming agreements
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jrfdsf

Feb 18, 2007, 11:50 PM
Sprint has a very good footprint. Better than VZW. Combined with Nextel, very close to Cingular's! Cingular native network= 273 million people, SprintNextel=272!

The wireless industry is in a constant state of change.
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renardlee

Feb 19, 2007, 3:58 AM
im not aware of any GSM capacity issues,
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renardlee

Feb 19, 2007, 4:00 AM
hopefully HSDP+ will be comparable to Wimax
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