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Dec 13, 2013, 6:18 PM
Last thing T-Mo subs need is incompetent fools running their network. After all T-Mo showed Sprint how to execute a proper LTE rollout. Never gonna happen anyway. Regulators would never approve it

Dec 13, 2013, 6:52 PM
I agree on all your points 100%. It won't get approval, and Sprint and incompetence go hand in hand. Sprint's network should be much, much better than it currently is, they've had the time, they've had the money (Billllllllions). The time for excuses is over. No thanks.

Dec 13, 2013, 9:38 PM
According to sensorly.com network maps, Sprint's LTE network is much larger than T-mobile's, just making a point. I have both services and my LTE works in more locations than T-Mobile. Although T-Mobile does have HSPA+ to fall back on when LTE is not available. But latency is way too high on HSPA+ and in many, many areas T-Mobile even falls back to EDGE which is crazy in 2013/2014. And at the same time Sprint has enhanced many of their 3G areas, so speeds on 3G have become acceptable all at once. I'd actually favor them to merge and take on Verizon and AT&T. Either way I'd benefit whether they merge or not having both carriers.

Dec 14, 2013, 8:52 AM
you live in Kanasas.

Dec 14, 2013, 10:02 PM
T-Mobile is as incompetent as Sprint, if not more. Verizon Wireless is the only competent wireless network, but they nickel you for their service, they are overpriced, and hit you with wrong billing that you will dispute until the end of your natural life.

Sprint is once again thinking to buy another carrier with incompatible technology. Nextel 2014. Why not invest in proper LTE instead, with proper fiber backhaul instead of microwave, natural gas generators for power backup instead of just batteries, and most importantly proper uniform and multi-band LTE service on every site?

Dec 15, 2013, 12:14 AM
I've lived all over the country and used all the providers. Verizon has just as many issues as the others. The difference is they have the $$ to throw at the problem right away.

I also worked for them as a tech (and a few other carriers as well) and to be honest it's the same crap everywhere.

Verizon LTE could barely break 5Mbps most places i used it unless i was in the middle of BFE or at 3am when nobody else was up, it still sucked compared to a great HSPA+ network.

Dec 15, 2013, 3:04 PM
The only reason why the HSPA+ network was faster is because nobody is using it. Anybody who likes T-mobile would not want other people to use the network because then it would mean less data speeds for everyone.

Dec 14, 2013, 11:12 PM
T-Mobile doesn't exist in my area yet Sprint has LTE. Not a very valid argument.

Dec 15, 2013, 2:48 PM
Yeah T-mobile subs want the incompetent fools who are running their network right now. They can't even rollout 2G service to make phone calls. But the LTE rollout was fast only because they had 4 towers to upgrade. lol.

Dec 18, 2013, 11:13 AM
I'm on Boost. And Boost uses Sprint towers. So I believe that if Sprint acquired T-Mobile towers, I might eventually have even better service!

Also, it seems like Sprint/Boost/Virgin/etc... have all started to get better ever since Softbank took the majority of Sprint's stock over.

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