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Consumer note: Sprint stores closed Sunday

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Consumer note: Sprint stores closed Sunday
Just a heads-up from your friends at PhoneArena, Sprint corporate stores will be closed nationwide this coming Sunday as part of a national meeting.  Third party retailers, such as Best Buy and Radio Shack will remain open, as will customer service.  Retail stores will reopen Monday, with presumably more enlightened representatives.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


posted on 13 Aug 2008, 14:17

27. REGNONCKIN (unregistered)

Sunday all the employees in the company will learn Sprint has been purchased by the same company that owns T-Mobile. I speculate they will also learn of a rebranding, simular to when Cingluar changes its name. As a final point they will be moving some operrations to Canada and eliminating jobs in the USA.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 14:46

31. EagleHunt (unregistered)

Why in the hell would T-Mobile (Deutsche Telekom) want to buy Sprint? Sprint was smart enough to buy Nextel, decided not to support the iden network any more, decided to have bad Customer Service, decided to sell the towers that they had, decided to put money into the 4G network, trying to merge with Clearwire, continued to loss customer every quarter, wants to sell the iden network, and continued to get worse of all. Who in there right mind would invest money into Sprint? I've been in the wireless industry for 10 years and I've never seen anything like this. Let's see what they are going to do to improve and win customers back.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 16:03

47. remydakid (unregistered)

haha. tard./

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 17:20

57. JoeyStyles (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 May 2008)

I dont know I have been hearing that T-Mobile would be intrested in buying sprint because they see the success that Vodafone is getting with Verizon so they would like to get a peice of the pie, there is a lot of fixing to with sprint but if T-Mobile Buys Sprint, makes all of there Devices Dual Mode (CDMA and GSM), T-Mobile's 3G problem would be solved and they will finally be caught up to todays standard and moving towards 4G (and selling IDEN back to the Goverment). it will take a lot of money but it can happen so lets see if Little Pink has the balls and money to become Big Pink lol

posted on 14 Aug 2008, 13:07

97. (unregistered)

T-Mobile, just like AT & T and VZW, seem to be headed towards LTE .... as well as 90% of Western Europe. Sprint is the only major cellco in the U.S. going to WiMax.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 22:49

111. ViperMatrixXM (unregistered)

I've Spoken & Gotten Info From T-Mobile Which This Info Has Been Confirmed! T-Mobile & SK Telecom Want To Buy Sprint! Since SK Telecom No Longer Owns Helio They Have No Ties In The U.S.! SK Telecom About A Month Ago Said It Was Interested In Buying Sprint So They Could Have A Tie To The U.S. Market! T-Mobile Wants To Buy Sprint Because Of Its 32 Million Subscriber Base! They Will Be Ditching The CDMA Voice If Bought! They Said They Would Take The Data Services They Offer & It Will Help Advance Their Data Network Infrastructure! 3G Using CDMA/GSM Is Inner-Compatible! So They Wouldn't Have To Change A Thing To Run It! T-Mobile Wants Sprint Due To Its 64 Million Subscriber Base! Giving Them Almost 100 Million Customers Making Them Close To #1!

posted on 16 Aug 2008, 11:09

116. JoeyStyles (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 May 2008)

Thank you for confriming my theroy

posted on 16 Aug 2008, 18:33

119. (unregistered)

Vodafone has a minority interest in Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile would gain nothing from acquiring Sprint. Both networks are skeletons. US regulators won't let a foreign enterprise own two-telecom operators. The govt won't buy spectrum it auctioned off. SouthernLink has no need to buy any more iDEN capacity. Sprint's in deep sh*t. They let their service suffer, and the parent Telco didn't pour money into it the way VZ did for VZW. VZW won't buy Sprint because they're getting ALLTEL. Yep, Sprint did a real number on themselves.

posted on 17 Aug 2008, 08:23

121. (unregistered)

you're a retard in so many ways it hurts to read your post.

posted on 23 Aug 2008, 13:49

137. (unregistered)

Dude where's the buyout announcement???

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 10:38

2. (unregistered)

they will be close they will all have a national weeping.......

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 22:51

112. ViperMatrixXM (unregistered)

Tomorrows Training May Have To Do With T-Mobiles Plan On Making Sprint Customer Service Better As They Ranked 74 I Believe Which Is Disappointing! There May Be Other Reasons As Well!

posted on 17 Aug 2008, 08:24

122. (unregistered)

retards retards retards, you're all retarded. Tmobile is not buying sprint

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 10:45

3. (unregistered)

last time there was a closing hesse announced the simply everything plan. this sunday i heard he will be pulling out another one of his famous nukes that will shake the wireless industry.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 11:21

4. (unregistered)

please....he bout to pull sumthion out that nukes the company, its obviously a publicity stunt, aliong with a financial loss for closing all stores, how retarded is that

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:02

13. (unregistered)

So what was this previous famous nuke that shook the wireless industry? losing a million customer in less that a quarter? lol cuz other than that Sprint hasn't done anything to shake the wireless industry.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 14:10

24. (unregistered)

the simply everything plan was a counter to verizon's unlimited calling plan

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 14:53

33. LessthanZach (Posts: 106; Member since: 29 Apr 2008)

Sprint had their everything plan before verizon had unlimited calling. I know, I work for vzdub.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 16:32

51. primewax (unregistered)

No they didn't. VZW was the first. I also work for VZW. (If that matters)

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 17:22

58. JoeyStyles (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 May 2008)

both of you are right somewhat. sprint had there plan only in certain markets as a test first, verizon was first to launch nationwide and I know because I have worked for Verizon and Sprint during the times of the unlimted plan oringal launch

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 18:15

62. Trygon (unregistered)

Hesse != Sprint

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 18:37

63. DamonO (unregistered)

He's not closing all stores, just corporate. I am working that day for my indirect dealer. I'm excited because the business will be coming my way.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 18:39

64. DamonO (unregistered)

Verizon didn't have the everything plan ever, for starters. Sprint/Nextel has had a $99.99 Unlimited minutes plan for a few years actually. Verizon has never had an unlimited plan until earlier this year.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 18:59

65. LessthanZach (Posts: 106; Member since: 29 Apr 2008)

Sprint DID have the everything plan before VZW, they just didn't advertise it or have it nationally launched. Working for VZW does not make someone an expert with other companies plans, but I know several people who sell sprint in my mall and I saw their everything plan way before vzw had our unlimited calling plan.

posted on 14 Aug 2008, 12:09

87. Furiousboy (unregistered)

Well, first off, Verizon doesn't have an unlimited plan for 99.99.....they have one for 139.99. The 99.99 unlimited is voice only where as Sprint's is unlimited everything....and regardless, Sprint launched their unlimited plan way before Verizon did. Ours launched only a few months ago and is still considered a promotional deal....we are responding to sprint's plan....not vice versa...and I highly doubt any stores are being closed or that they are selling the company...it most likely has to deal with AIRAVE.....just google sprint and august 17 and you will discover that they are launching a completely original idea so that would be the reason for the national meeting....it's going to be a educational conference for all of their employees.

posted on 14 Aug 2008, 13:09

98. (unregistered)

Joey... you are correct. Sprint announced it first, but only in certain markets. VZW was the first to release the plan in EVERY market.

posted on 14 Aug 2008, 21:54

102. (unregistered)

I can't believe that Sprint actually paid someone to come up with the SIMPLY EVERYTHING PLAN. My retarded, red headed stepchild could have come up with that. This is how it would have sounded, " listen here, I got a doozy here. Lets give every product that we have ever come out with for $100." And now Sprint is going to top the little retard with this deal. Sprints new EVERYTHING AND THE KITCHEN SINK PLAN, you guessed it $9.99 a month. Giving your products away, what a great business model.

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 08:53

104. JoeyStyles (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 May 2008)

thank you and then att swagger jacked verizon (like they always do with there rate plans) and did it about 2 weeks later so follow the leader

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 22:54

113. (unregistered)

I Will Answer This Here! Verizon Introduced Their Unlimited Calling (Voice Only) For 99.99 Back In February 17 I Think! The Company After That Which Was T-Mobile Unlimited Calling (Voice & Messaging) Following Them Shortly! Sprint Didn't Start Doing Their Unlimited Everything Till About March! AT&T Followed As Well With Their Unlimited Calling (Voice Only)

posted on 16 Aug 2008, 11:12

117. JoeyStyles (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 May 2008)

you forgot about Sprint launching there everything plan is San Fran way before anybody thought about it then Verizon launch Nation Wide then ATT then T-Mobile, after the 2nd quarter stats came out and they realized they were doing terriable they lauch the simply everything plan around mid feb

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 11:23

5. wetwet (unregistered)

its hard enough to find a spring store nowadays. and whe you do find em, they are closed. lol the sprint stores at the mall i go to all closed down......for good. who woulda thunk?

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 11:46

6. (unregistered)

It's a cover up, they are just not doing well.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 12:11

8. Junior (unregistered)

Agreed. They're probably doing so poorly that they have to deprive all of their sales reps of one days pay so they can even out, or turn in a minuscule profit at the least. Who knows, they may close Sunday, and never open again....

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:51

23. (unregistered)

Umm we are getting fully paid for the meeting... Nice try but no bars for you.

posted on 14 Aug 2008, 12:11

88. Furiousboy (unregistered)

Yes absolutely most people who I have posted replies are absolute morons.....Sprint employees aren't getting the day off....Sunday is the shortest day of the week (so they in theory should loose less business) do some research before posting please.....

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 12:10

7. (unregistered)

Watch the stores all re-open on Monday as Google Wireless or Verizon Wireless stores. Haha...

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 15:45

41. .. (unregistered)

maybe 2 of the sprint stores near wherei live got sell or something one the they were sprint yellow everywere and the next day when i pas by there's a big verizon wirless logo wtf

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 12:16

9. (unregistered)

the stores that sprint is closing are authorized dealers that are ripping customers off. and they sell for other carrieres too but they are not closing them down thus allowing there custs to be taken advantage of

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 14:12

25. (unregistered)

wow you are dumb.. best buy has some great prices and they are an "authorized agent" that arent closing... i sell verizon and i hate when best buy has those one or two phones that are a better deal than what we have... i guess being the world largest electonic retailer will do that for you

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 14:16

26. (unregistered)

Actually it's not the authorized dealers they are closing they might be pulling out of some of there stores because they arent producing like they use too. But they are and will closing 124 of your corp retail stores across the nation. And as an Exclusive Sprint Dealer all we here about is how rude and unprofesional these Corp Stores are. Its because of sales reps like you we Sprint Dealers are given a bad name and misrepresented, not only do we offer the best customer service to our customers and also to ur customers that leave your stores and come to our doors, we are happy and proud to sell the Sprint Service. To all wireless customers give us a try it doesn't matter if it's a Corp Store u shop at or a Direct Dealer you go to, we have the most competitive plans on the market and the best data network ever built! WE ARE SPRINT AND WE ARE THE NOW NETWORK!!! AND PLEASE DONT LET THIS UNPROFESSIONAL MISINFORMED PERSON SPEAK FOR ALL OF US HONEST BUSINESS PEOPLE.

posted on 14 Aug 2008, 12:13

89. (unregistered)

But it's ok to not be able to type in complete thoughts.....because that will bring in the customers. And if your corporate stores are the one's making the mistakes...then the employees there should be fired....why you would have a corporate store that is unprofessional and impolite is beyond me....

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 12:25

10. (unregistered)

why won't they just join verizon wireless?

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 12:37

12. (unregistered)

goverment wont allow it IDIOT you know nothing of running a business it would be called monopoly on big reds part

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:04

14. (unregistered)

Don't call other people an IDIOT when you don't understand the concept of a monopoly. It probably won't happen but Verizon probably could get a merger/ buy out with sprint to pass FTC and FCC muster. They'd just have to sell off certain markets where they create elimnate or limit competition. There are plenty of other regional wireless carriers out there and probably enough difference already in Sprint/Verizon coverage that they could sell off those markets, not create a monopoly, and still make it worth the time and money that it would take.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 14:48

32. Okieneck (unregistered)

Monopoly,,, thats what we thought would happen when 2 major airlines merged recently.. We all knew the goverment would not allow it, but they did.. I work for another major air carrier, and the goverment would not allow us to do simple "code-sharing" with a different airline... Okieneck

posted on 14 Aug 2008, 03:06

78. (unregistered)

You're the idiot. There are regional carriers out the ass who would love to get a slice of sell-off (aka a divested market) if Verizon Wireless did decide to buy Sprint. I will say this: Right now, Sprint is crippled -- yes. But you watch. They are going to come back and slay every other carrier. I can guarantee it. Also, T-Mobile seems to be slow in launching services and everything else, but it is all just a cover. They are going to be first or second in just a few years, and I can promise you that. Be ready to be destroyed, VERIZON AND AT&T! I work for AT&T and just to give you guys a heads up, we're selling off several markets to purchase the sell off from Verizon's recent purchase of RCC. HAHA! Screwed.

posted on 17 Aug 2008, 10:23

126. Samuraiman (unregistered)

um, yeah, no... The chance that AT&T would even attempt to buy Verizon Wireless is retarded. Verizon recently bought Alltel obviously making Verizon the biggest carrier, by acquiring alltel it just gained millions of dollars more after it paid the debt, and if AT&T were even thinking about they'd be stupid, Verizon is going to have way too many customers, and with AT&T they would own the cell phone business-aka Monopoly

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 12:29

11. JoeyStyles (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 May 2008)

In there meeting all of there employees will be receiving 90 Days notice that we will be selling to T-Mobile or Verizon lol, and they will be fired in that 90 days so look out for the severance package lol

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:06

15. (unregistered)

Actually, no, they wouldn't be called a monopoly. A monopoly is when no competition exsists. There's still AT&T. I seriously doubt that Sprint is going to closing it's doors, or selling to anyone anytime soon. They may be in rough shape, but they still have a fighting chance.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 16:58

55. ageffner (unregistered)

ARG Ok, I thought only a few people misunderstood what a Monopoly is, but I guess I was wrong. So, hopefully this clears it up. A monopoly exists when a company has a very significant control over a product or service, to the point where no other companies can effectively compete with it. There can still be competetiion, but if the competitors are small enough and have minimal impact on the product or service, then, well, they'r enot really a same level competitor, and thus you have a monopoly. If Verizon (The #1 carrier in size) merged with AT&T (#2) or Sprint #3, you'd likely have a monopoly, because the remaining carriers wouldn't be able to effectively compete. What we have in wireless now (for the most part) is an Oligopoly, which is very similiar to a Monopoly, excpet there are a handful of companies involved who control the market, and each comanies actions / pricing / strategy is influenced by how the other few companies will react and vice-a-versa. OPEC for instance is a classic case of an Oligopoly. Ok - Now back to your senseless rants and raves on what's happening behind Sprint closed door on Sunday. Adam

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 17:26

59. JoeyStyles (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 May 2008)

Thank you for making sence, if the 2 big cdma's hooked up then the only thing left would be att (they would by tmobile), and then look at the numbers Verizon im guessing 135 million customer and att 100 million customer there would be no way unless they give everybody a iphone for free on a 1 year contract and it remains execlusive to att forever that att could catch up

posted on 14 Aug 2008, 12:28

90. (unregistered)

wow......I don't think there is anything in what you just said that's correct, grammatically or factually.....congratulation....you are completely ignorant....first off a company won't be allowed a monopoly over the CDMA market....not the cell phone market just CDMA. If Verizon bought Sprint (which btw is not going to happen and most likely never will unless Sprint just really screws up) they would have such a monopoly which won't be allowed....Second, despite the fact that it would be a monopoly ATT would never, under any circumstances buy T-Mobile......it will never happen...if anything T-Mobile will be buying ATT (not saying that will happen just saying it has a better chance than the other way around) T-Mobile is owned by international cell phone carrier Deutsche Telekom and they are much bigger than ATT and will most likely never sell their American market....ever....and as for the rest of your post......well....if you don't know what's wrong with that I really don't think I can help you....

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 08:58

105. JoeyStyles (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 May 2008)

I agree after looking at it wtf was i going on but oh well now to your statement but what do you think about this T-Mobile buying Sprint and the reason is they see the success that Vodafone is getting with Verizon so Deutsche Telekom might follow suit to expand. we all know Sprint is a mess but Deutsche Telekom has the money and the know how to get them straight. Could you see this happening or am I as crazy as my comment earlier lol

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:12

16. (unregistered)

sprint needs to sprint out of the wireless industry cuz on the verizon (horizon) is an industry leader Verizon wireless baby!!! yea!!!!

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:13

17. (unregistered)

arent they closing because the HTC touch diamond is coming out? or it might be for the airrave.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:17

18. (unregistered)

They will probably announce that they will be closing 50% of the stores because they need to spend more time focusing on customer service and retention; just like they said when they sold their towers a couple of weeks ago. And they might also say that they will be selling Nextel because they can't afford it anymore due to the amount of customers leaving Sprint and the recent $73 Million lawsuit they just lost. Bye Bye Sprint.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:40

19. Feelinsorry4people (unregistered)

First post ever on the net.... Its sad to see how much people talk crap about Sprint just because YOU don't like them doesn't give you the right to bash them. Not all companies are perfect everyone has their bad moments. I'm a sprint employee and i have had all the wireless carriers and i can say that no one carrier is perfect or better than another. Each one has a unique service that sets them apart from everyone else. The meeting this sunday is nothing bad like most people on here want to believe. Yes its a nation wide meeting we will be having and YES we will still be getting paid. NO sprint is not going to fire or closed down stores, no this isn't a publicity stunt, so please people dont talk about anything you dont know. I know im going to get alot of Sprint haters talk crap bout me but that just proves my point bout what i have been saying. One last thing to the people that think the Simply everything plan is a great plan. Where else can you get Nation wide coverage with unlimited calling, text, and everything else you might need for $99.99??? can anyone find another carrier to do that. if you dont like it thats fine but you do have to admit its a great plan for that price.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:42

20. Feelinsorry4people (unregistered)

Although i dont know exactly what is going to be said at this meeting i doubt it will be Bad. But i guess we will find out Sunday afternoon.

posted on 13 Aug 2008, 13:48

22. (unregistered)

i totally agree....this meeting sunday that we have to attend is just a customer service training program that the company rolled out. and the simply everything plan works!!!!

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