Roadmap of Sprint's WiMAX network release leaked for the rest of 2009
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1. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
This could be a good move for them... lock people into a 2 year contract, charge 225 to disconnect when LTE comes out if they want to go with VZW or ATT. It would also depend on how many markets VZW will push out when LTE launches, as VZW likes to push many markets at once, while Sprint likes to release a small amount of markets at a time then push others out gradually... Let's see how it goes, and if it can help them regain the quarter million customers they lost last quarter.
2. Cooper33 (Posts: 25; Member since: 31 Jul 2009)
it will take at least another 5 years before sprint regains any customers...and that's a lot of customers to regain
3. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Only problem is, it WONT! they will lose in just about everything. they have cheaper plans (people dont care), samsung Pre (people dont care) first 4g (people dont care)
5. Bawt (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
Palm Pre you mean? And idk I'm excited about 4G. I'm not "everyone" though. Most people won't care.
4. Richcop (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Aug 2009)
Some people do care and that why Sprint is one of the better companies. Everyone has thier own opinion which is better. I would not switch for anything and have been with Sprint for many years and worked in the Cell phone market in the past.
10. exidor (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Jun 2009)
the crazies thing is that the most struggling company feels they can set the trend, they will run wimax, almost every other major carrier will run LTE. Is sprint strong enough to blaze thier own path for technology?
6. realism121 (Posts: 67; Member since: 16 Aug 2008)
of course orlando is nowhere in the list...boise, id is on the list....but not orlando. figures. good job, yet again, sprint.
8. phoneguy (Posts: 187; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
The roll out is all based on how where clear wire decides to roll out first. That is why Boise is on the list first, as it is already a clear market. You guys should read into things more before making hasty uninformed decisions, not to mention LTE is not operating any where in the world and wimax is in quite a few countries.
7. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Well I DO care about a 4G network, albeit one that's worth getting on. The WiMax network is such a joke in my opinion. I would have thought that the Pre would have helped boost sales for them this past quarter. In reality it looks like the Pre may have only just kept the lose of customers to the 1/4 million it was. IMO Sprint's not gonna have a network for long to even boast having a 4G network. Too bad, so sad.
9. phoneguy (Posts: 187; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
and you are a moron that knows nothing. Companies don't just fold up and go away. if you read Sprints website and once again informed yourself you could actually read the financial results for Q2 and see that the company is not really in that bad of shape and see that they have made tremendous ground in 12 months. I am not saying they havent had they're downfalls because they have, however new management take a bit of time to turn a huge mess around.
11. exidor (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Jun 2009)
no bad companies get bought up or they fold up and go away, twa, pan am, chrysler, gm, alltell.
14. pdpaiste (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 May 2009)
dude you're a freakin idiot. the reason why twa and pan am went out is cause jet fuel was so rediculousely expensive that only the best of the best could merely survive. a little fyi, gm got a new ceo and is pretty well being run by the government and both gm and chrysler were both stupid cause they were so stuck on thinking that BIGGER is BETTER! that's why the got the crap beat out of them. BTW ford is the only one of the detroit 3 that didn't file a bail out. alltel? need I explain? a regional carrier that was swallowed up by greedy ass verizon. also BTW, alltel wasn't public when they were bought by verizon. they were owned by a private firm that held on to them for a while.
12. puggunit (Posts: 23; Member since: 31 Jul 2009)
did someone just say samsung pre? Sprint is making some good moves here besides the poor selection of phones. I am actually upset that I switched to VZW. I like my storm but I would have waited a few extra months with Sprint for the Tour. I actually had better call quality with sprint
15. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
Papa just loves ragging on anything Sprint that he gets a little over zealous. It isn't surprising, the content I mean, considering that's his employer but to call a Palm a Samsung can't be excused. Hope he gets it corrected when they sell thier crippled one with the overpriced plan