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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 gloopey1   Dec 10, 2012, 5:37 PM

Re: The Next Nextel?

by cellphonesaretools    Dec 12, 2012, 6:16 PM

Congratulations, with the exception of one point, your responses are well-spoken. Still not convincing, though, because they are your words & opinions, not supported by published facts. But at least you were civil & stayed on-point, which is nice for a change.

Here's where you are absolutely wrong:
gloopey1 said: "Your second statement that Sprint's 3G network buildout is faltering in incorrect. Sprint is actually way ahead of schedule."

Here is the reality, the facts spoken by Dan Hesse and Danny Elfman:
"Network Vision: Sprint has slipped a little in its Network Vision network deployment..."
SOURCE: ... »

In addition, Sprint failed to complete the rollout of Rev A on CDMA, causing them to pull the plug on Qchat1. That's history, not opinion. Regarding 4G, Sprint was indeed 2-3 years ahead of the competition in first deploying 4G (i.e. WiMax), but they botched that one completely and have been in recovery/catch-up mode ever since. A major contributor to botching their lead in 4G was choosing WiMax, followed closely by giving a massive amount of spectrum to Clearwire, and now having to shell out cash to buy back what was originally Nextel's spectrum, then Sprint's when they bought Nextel. In a nutshell, Sprint fiddled while WiMax & Clearwire burned. In the meantime Verizon has cleaned Sprint's clock where LTE rollout & subscribership are concerned, and ATT is also now way ahead of Sprint in 4G. Again, this is now history, documented fact, not opinion.

Sprint has always been second or third-tier, especially where network is concerned, and to this day they are not even caught up, let alone "way ahead" as you contend. You're entiitled to your own opinions, not your own facts.

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