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Top message:  The Next Nextel? AT&T Enhanced PTT over LTE by cellphonesaretools   Nov 14, 2012, 2:21 PM

Replying to:  Re: Sprint is the next Nextel by cellphonesaretools   Dec 10, 2012, 1:28 AM

Re: Sprint is the next Nextel

by gloopey1    Dec 10, 2012, 5:37 PM

cellphonesaretools said:
Interesting viewpoint. How would you explain, then, that Sprint has lost 13,000,000 Nextel customers?

1. With the rollout of free mobile to mobile and the larger subscriber bases both AT&T and Verizon acquired through mergers, PTT had reached its peak around 2004 and had nowhere to go but down. People generally migrate toward larger, seemingly "better" alternatives.

2. Until Dan Hesse took over, Sprint was led by incompetent idiots who drove away the remaining subscriber base with poor marketing, brand confusion, and no clear objectives for the future. The smartphone revolution was just on the horizon, and SprintNextel was still offering America last decade's products.

cellphonesaretools said:
Perhaps you could also explain how it is that AT&T has 106 million wireless subscribers, compared to Sprint's 56 million.

I believe points one and two cover this question. It isn't hard to become number one in subscribers when you buy your way there. Same goes for Verizon's leapfrog over AT&T when they acquired Alltel.

cellphonesaretools said:
While you're at it, regarding your comment above denigrating AT&T's network, can you please explain how it is that Verizon & AT&T are both demonstrably farther along on their 4G network buildout than Sprint is, even though Sprint started its 4G network at least two years before Verizon, and a full three years before AT&T? In that same vein, perhaps you can explain why Sprint has faltered badly not only with its 4G buildout, Sprint is also faltering on its 3G Network Vision project?

Again, it isn't hard to rapidly deploy a 4G network when you own most of the real estate. The fact that Sprint was able to get out first with anything is remarkable, not a black eye.

Your second statement that Sprint's 3G network buildout is faltering in incorrect. Sprint is actually way ahead of schedule. That is why they are trying to push folks like you off the iDEN network sooner so they can proceed ahead of schedule.

cellphonesaretools said:
In case you are just too busy defending Sprint against all of the meanies who disagree with your Sprint fanboi fervor, please note that I've pasted below a few FACTUAL excerpts and their source URLs that effectively debunk your contentions that AT&T is inferior and your implication that Sprint is somehow superior:

Your excerpts only prove that AT&T is superior financially. That does not necessarily translate into having a better network, customer service, or anything else. All it proves is that they have successfully marketed an inferior product to the masses. Most of AT&T's success came from sales of the iPhone. Everyone on this forum and elsewhere stated that AT&T's network was horrible, but they stayed because of their smartphone selection.

Your theory that quality merchandise and products can be defined in terms of profitability is false. People buy what's considered cool and socially appealing, not necessarily what is good for them. That's why the tobacco and junk food companies rake in millions every year.

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