Top message: Nexus S by 5tr0uble5
Replying to: Re: I can tell you what would've happened... by gloopey1
Re: I can tell you what would've happened...
To correct your misattributions & twisting of earlier posts: What I have described as "teeny bopper" is the mad desire for ever-glitzier handsets (which a lot of people absolutely must replace every six months or they'll just die) on which they basically just watch TV or listen to music.
Mobile entertainment is a questionable use of a limited resource such as our RF bandwidth. Legitimate communication between individuals, productive business use, commerce and/or emergency communications are proper uses of the limited RF bandwidth we have. You want to download music or watch YouTube or a feature-length movie? Do it over a wired connection at home, a connection which is almost limitless compared to RF bandwidth. Does that clarify it for you? Good.
Just look at the numbers (quarterly reports, annual reports, industry analyses, things like that), you'll see that the very instant at which Nextel started to decline was the day Sprint took over the helm. Facts are facts, whether of not a given individual chooses to look objectively at the facts or continue with opion-based dogma is the question.
Sprint wanted Nextel's spectrum assets and the income stream of Nextel's lucrative business customers, that's it in a nutshell. So what has Sprint done with those assets? Well, they drove the Nextel business customers away to the tune of losing over a million lucrative, postpaid Nextel customers every single year since Sprint bought Nextel. Then they took the huge spectrum Nextel had pre-merger and effectively gave it to Clearwire, a company that will soon cease to exist because they've nearly gone bankrupt.
It's not just me that thinks this. Recall last summer when Bloomberg pronounced the Sprint-Nextel merger as the third-worst in corporate history in the US. If Sprint was as good as you say it is, and if Nextel was as bad as you say it is, ask youself these two questions:
(1) Why would Sprint be so stupid as to buy Nextel if Nextel was such a worthless company?
(2) If Sprint is so damn good, why couldn't they make it work, regardless of Nextel's condition?
The real answer is, Sprint was and still is one of the most poorly run companies in existence. Go back and look at all of the industry rankings, analysts' reports, business awards, quarterly & annual reports, etc, and you'll see that pre-merger, Nextel was one of the best-run companies in the US, and for certain the best-run wireless company in the US in terms of operational performance, shareholder value, etc.
Nextel is a victim of Sprint's inherent, deep-seated incompetence, pure and simple.
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