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Boost Founder Wants to See Boost/MetroPCS Divested If Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Goes Through

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JJinNYC

May 22, 2018, 6:14 PM
If the merger happens to get approved (who knows with unpredictable administration) then Sprint, Boost and Virgin should die. If Sprint's million MVNO's want to stay than fine.
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Versed

May 22, 2018, 8:25 PM
I can see them divesting Boost and Virgin, but I doubt that T-Mobile selling off Metro PCS. As far as Boost and Virgin not surviving, I think they could make it on their own (as a combined Boost/Virgin company. They have good name recognition and serve a purpose to those who prefer pre paid and for those who can't afford post paid plans.
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gloopey1

May 22, 2018, 9:23 PM
Sadly, what will die as a result of the merger is Sprint’s CDMA network and all of the CDMA roaming agreements they have. It will instead be replaced by an LTE time-based cellular technology that has proven to be nothing but crap.
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dougm

May 23, 2018, 7:42 AM
CDMA2000/EVDO needs to go away. It's vastly inferior and taking up valuable spectrum that could be refarmed to better serve the now predominantly world standard GSM+HSPA-3.5G / and LTE-4G customer market.
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gloopey1

May 23, 2018, 4:01 PM
It’s vastly inferior...until you actually attempt to make and hold a phone call, especially in a congested area.
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brad162

May 23, 2018, 2:13 PM
Except I drop way more calls on my Sprint "free for a year" line than on T-Mobile or Verizon LTE (I have CDMA turned off on my VZ Pixel 2)

CDMA is only good if you give it proper capacity and cell spacing. Sprint likes to shove all of it's calls on a 1.25MHz block of CDMA in 800MHz causing it to sound super muffled and like crap on the EVRC-C Codec. I can ALWAYS tell when someone is calling from Sprint as they sound like Charlie Brown's teacher.

Sprint just never launched VoLTE as Band 41 is not good for it - being TDD instead of FDD, and they do not have an IMS core AT ALL - Their non-standard half baked VoLTE solution is not even a standard nor has proper QoS so if the LTE is busy... sorry!
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crood

May 24, 2018, 8:50 AM
That may be dependent on the licensing agreements for the Virgin brand.
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