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Sprint Says LTE Decision Coming in 4-6 Months

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Might be bad news for Clear!

ajkenj

Feb 15, 2011, 2:59 PM
If they are stopping selling their service on their own and Sprint drops them, their future doesn't look too good!
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Kayslay34

Feb 15, 2011, 3:55 PM
Sprint owns 51% of them so there is no dropping them lol.... sprint would probably just buy them out.
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algorithmplus

Feb 15, 2011, 5:32 PM
Kayslay34 said:
Sprint owns 51% of them so there is no dropping them lol.... sprint would probably just buy them out.

It might not be a bad idea for Sprint to switch to LTE and then wait for Clearwire to devalue and then buy out the remainder of the company.

LTE could mean better partnerships with other companies (T-Mobile even) and Sprint could leverage itself as a strong wholesale provider again.
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CamelTowing

Feb 15, 2011, 7:33 PM
ajkenj said:
If they are stopping selling their service on their own and Sprint drops them, their future doesn't look too good!



Come again?
Clear would be Sprint's LTE provider.
Clear is already preparing to become TMobile's LTE provider.
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Azeron

Feb 15, 2011, 7:40 PM
Really? I thought T-Mobile was buying that spectrum outright.
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CamelTowing

Feb 16, 2011, 2:38 AM
I've heard both actually.
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Azeron

Feb 16, 2011, 4:28 PM
Hopefully, for T-Mobile's sake they are simply purchasing the spectrum outright.
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