Sprint and Clearwire close to extending their contract for another 3-5 years
0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2011, 22:05 posted on
Sprint and Clearwire are said to be close to inking a pact that would extend their current network sharing operations for another 3 to 5 years; According to Bloomberg, the deal will allow the nation's third largest carrier to keep access to Clearwire's network for a reduced price...
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1. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
Sprint really shouldn't do that... Clearwire already screwed up with the WiMAX network... they don't deserve another chance.
2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
And there goes any chance Sprint had at improving. Clearwire is nothing but a deadweight.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
So what is Print supposed to do for its customers who purchased WiMax-enabled devices? Give them the middle-fingered wave? Tell them to go to VZW? Or?
7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Why not? They've already done so with their other bs policy changes. No one told Sprint to stupidly go the WiMAX route with a company so deep in the hole. It's not like Sprint is doing anything else with WiMAX, might as well let the deadweight go so they can go to LTE, something the fools should've done in the first place.
Verizon sucks, but I have to give them credit for their aggressive LTE expansion. That's what Sprint should've done. How ironic that they were the first ones to get "assumed" 4G and yet are in last place with it. Even AT&T and T-Mobile have HPSA+ or whatever the hell it is. AT&T is about to get LTE now.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Correction... Sprint. The edit function of PA doesn't seem to work on an iPad with iOS v. 5 :-(
8. IamTheGodfatherofCell (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Sprint....always finding new ways of proving they are all about F A I L.
9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they didnt "change their mind" as much as "continue supporting existing and soon to be sold wimax sets for at least the next few years".
If they didnt extend the deal then everyone with Wimax sets right now would be very pissed off that they lost service.
10. ojdidit84 (Posts: 429; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
STOP READING THE ARTICLE OBJECTIVELY INSTEAD OF JUST THE TITLE AND POSTING A RESPONSE THAT MAKES SENSE PLZKTHX