Top message: Just got mine yesterday. by partysource
Replying to: Re: Sprint runs circles around t-mobile by tmobileag
To say Sprint is the best would be a comment made at the wrong time and wrong place. Perhaps they could have been the best and its possible for you to debate thy were the best in the past. Though, today, thats not true. With the highest churn rate of the top 5 carriers and the largest redtape (losses in comparison to profit), Sprint is looking rough.
I would have to side with CDMA though on this one. I am one of those people who believe CDMA is better then GSM. Thing is, CDMA is a lot like Communisum. Its great in theory but just doesnt work right when applied to the world.
Faster? Yes. More reliable? Im not sure. User friendly? Why not. International? Umm...hmmm.
By going CDMA you are in fact settling. Your settling for a small selection of phones. GSM opens doors to forigen phones as well. GSM is cheaper, true, which means they can spend more money on other things. CDMA (though more expensive) is better but cost more so they dont invest as much as fast. In my opinion.
You covered the Outages thing. Everyone has them and Vzw just has a really bad one.
As for 3G and EDGE, T-Mobile is steping up thier 3G coverage but to tell you the truth, I have no problems with EDGE. In fact, when I had the G1 (i now have the 8900) my phone worked better in P.A using EDGE then in N.Y using 3G. So I think in all fairness, 3G isnt all that its hyped up to be. Sure its a great feature to have available on your phone but if its not a noticable difference, it isnt required. T-Mobile does however offer WiFi calling (which in my opinion is better then 3G).
In closing, I want to share a conversation with you I had with a Sprint District Rep.
See, though I am not a Sprint customer I am a fanboy of the OLD Sprint. The "back in the days" Sprint. I am a T-Mobile customer and Employee. Still, I dont want to see Sprint leave. I dont want to see them go under like this. I know I said this before but...I was with Sprint (customer and Employee) when the Sprint/Nextel merger happened. Man did we have such high hopes. Can you imagin a Instinct with Push-To-Talk? lol. It would have been amazing (back then). All I wanted was for Sprint to adopted the Free Incoming from Nextel, Dump most of those Nextel handsets and apply the PTT feature to ALL (every single one) of its future phones. Keep a few Rugged Nextel's around for those Nextel clients.
Needless to say this didnt happen and its been pretty much down hill since. They tried to "Sprint Ahead" but should have just "Sticked Together".
I was telling the Rep that I think what Sprint is doing is a good Idea. Paying off debt is a great way to re-establish yourself, get some ground underneath you and get a fresh start. I was talking to him about the things I would like to see from Sprint in the future and asked him what he thought about it.
He brought a very intersting desert to the table. He asked me, if I owned a bussiness and wanted to sell it, What would be some of the things I could do to get more for my business?
Remove its debt....
P.S. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HTC G1!
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