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The Future is SO BIRGHT...

ItsSprintnotwalk

Oct 29, 2009, 1:45 PM
😎 I gotta Wear Shades 😎

well at least it sound good so far. 🙂
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STEELRIK

Oct 29, 2009, 1:59 PM
What happen to Nextel!?

Poor Nextel, still living in the ice age, no future data & voice improvement.
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kris.the.pope

Oct 29, 2009, 3:01 PM
true, true...they will be stuck there forever.
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trojandrew

Oct 29, 2009, 4:09 PM
Dan doesn't like Nextel (as part of Sprint at least), I'm expecting to see it get unloaded or just die a slow death.
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gldnhrtrblfst

Oct 29, 2009, 4:39 PM
ohh man your on a first name basis with the CEO of a major cell phone company?
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sp_5015

Oct 29, 2009, 8:46 PM
Why are there no Sprint PDA phones with Direct Connect Qchat? Why??????????? If the Pre had Direct connect it would be awesome. Why no CDMA Sprint PDA phones with PTT? WHY not a Blackberry with PTT???????????????
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Azeron

Oct 29, 2009, 8:57 PM
Isn't there an 8350i?
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sp_5015

Oct 29, 2009, 9:02 PM
Yea but that is an Iden blackberry. I'm talking about CDMA REV A
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Jayshmay

Oct 29, 2009, 7:54 PM
well heck, at least they came out with a BB Curve for NexTel, not too bad.
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kris.the.pope

Oct 29, 2009, 3:00 PM
Sprint definitely has a bright future. the only way is up from here
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Jayshmay

Oct 29, 2009, 7:57 PM
Hmm, has their Q3 results been released yet?
Have they stopped bleeding customers?

* I'm sure both the Pre and the Hero will help them quite a bit. But they STILL need to stabilize.

* I'm not hating on Sprint btw, just making an honest statement that they still need to stabilize.
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Jayshmay

Oct 29, 2009, 8:24 PM
Hmm, I go to BGR just as regularly as I do Phone Scoop, I don't know how I missed this headline, thx Azeron.

So essentially BGR said that same thing I did, that the Pre and Hero should help stabilize Sprint. But I didn't go as far as using the word "gains". Gonna be a while longer still before that happens, could be quite a while. The way the economy is, flocks of people might go to these cheaper options that are available from as the article said Boost, and Metro and Cricket I think will see a lot of gains in the next 12 months.
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cellfoneluva

Oct 29, 2009, 9:46 PM
Sprint hasn't seen a quarterly net gain in subscribers in 2 years and they're still bleeding customers and losing money.
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Jayshmay

Oct 29, 2009, 9:56 PM
Wow 2yrs losing money without going bankrupt, that's kind of interesting that they can go that long losing money without going bankrupt.
Well, I guess one thing that has helped them to prevent going off the edge is they sold they're network right? They don't actually operate it anymore. Plus Boost is doing very, very well, as well as Virgin. It is amazing though that Sprint can introduce a plan such as Unlimited Everything, and yet even that still doesn't help them!!! Even the Pre & Hero isn't helping them, well, at least not as much as they need it to. Well, we'll see what next year brings when they start having WiMAX smartphones, see if that helps at all.
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WiWavelength

Oct 29, 2009, 11:01 PM
Jayshmay said:
Wow 2yrs losing money without going bankrupt, that's kind of interesting that they can go that long losing money without going bankrupt.


Jay, you obviously misunderstand bankruptcy -- a situation in which an entity's debts outweigh its assets or its ability to satisfy those debts. Sprint is not even close to bankruptcy, as Sprint's licensed spectrum alone is worth tens of billions of dollars.

Additionally, the originator of this thread, cellfoneluva -- a name which suggests a young imbecile -- repeatedly brings nothing constructive to the table, rather just carries a grudge against Sprint.

AJ
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crackberry

Nov 2, 2009, 12:47 AM
AJ, We had a discussion a while back that I just saw the response you gave to. I said I would accept public humiliation and yada yada yada. I appreciate the response. I forgot to check the thread after I made that statement and even though the examples I gave were used as argument, I do enjoy a bit of rebuttal for just the sake of debating. Hats off to you for knowing your stuff and taking the time to offer an opposition. I probably should respond to that thread specifically but this is just as good. hopefully....
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WiWavelength

Nov 4, 2009, 7:27 PM
And hats off to you for your words, crackberry. Bury the hatchet.

I am not an inherently antagonistic person. I just want people to seek truth -- or, at least, greater insight. Such makes us all more knowledgeable.

AJ
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Slammer

Oct 31, 2009, 10:34 AM
Hello Jay,

From a media and news point of view, Sprint is indeed suffering. It always appears that their(Sprint's) accomplishments get lost in the stream of negative exposure. The media can be the most powerful figure for people in determining a direction or trend of events.

I have contended all the long that Sprint is on a very aggressive path to rebuild their respective position it once held in the industry, but a cycle of historical human trend is taking part.
I had claimed in an earlier post on another subject that People will hang out at a certain club simply because that is where everyone else hangs out. They want to be part of the "in" crowd.

The opposite reaction has the same effect. No one wants to go there because no on...
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crackberry

Nov 2, 2009, 12:39 AM
how are they bleeding customers? i'm interested in knowing how they charge less for more than att and verizon, but are 'bleeding' customers...
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STEELRIK

Oct 30, 2009, 11:03 AM
Its because he is getting more cash flow from Boost & Virgin(I dont if he getting something from them), so its the reason that you dont see him affected.

Also all the Sprint customers who are going Prepaid, they are all going over them so ,technically , in Hesse terms, he is not losing customers.
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Menno

Oct 29, 2009, 3:26 PM
question:

what was that bit about not allowing tethering, can someone from sprint clarify?
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crood

Oct 29, 2009, 3:29 PM
They won't allow you to use your phone as a modem for your laptop.
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matonater

Oct 29, 2009, 5:55 PM
I think menno understands what tethering is... he meant more details or he was being sarcastic
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Menno

Oct 29, 2009, 6:50 PM
I meant the details.. I'm aware what tethering is 😛
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Jayshmay

Oct 29, 2009, 8:00 PM
Yeah, it seems to me as though Sprint is the only company that encouraged using a phone to tether, they're actually the ones who came up with the name "PAM" Phone As Modem.

Sure others offer it, but I'm just saying Sprint actually came up with a name for it other than just tethering.

Personally I don't believe in paying for tethering, I'm sure you know that though, as far as I'm concerned if I'm already paying for a data plan enough is enough!!!
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SprintCC

Oct 29, 2009, 10:51 PM
The no tethering rule is one of the dumbest things Sprint has ever done. The vast majority of customers that I come into contact with that are dropping are doing so for one of two reasons. First, (and this is by far in the lead) they want an iPhone. Second, they want tethering and the Everything Data plans that Sprint requires with the Hero, Pre, and Instinct won't allow you to set it up, no matter how much you're willing to pay.

The notion of a connection card is great, unless you're one of the people that only needs the capability from time to time. Why pay $59.99 a month when you could pay the extra tethering fee only when you actually need the service?

Another case of people thinking they know how to increase revenue forcing custo...
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ItsSprintnotwalk

Oct 31, 2009, 9:28 AM
If you have the simply everything then Sprint gives you the connection card plan for 50.00 a month...

But yes it would be advantagious to allow teathering even if they capped the teathering at 5 gig or some such.

🙂
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