Sprint to pay down $1.5 billion of debt due 2013, 2015
0. phoneArena 14 Aug 2012, 21:39 posted on
Sprint announced on Tuesday that it would try to make itself more flexible in the future by paying down $1.5 billion of debt that comes due in 2013 and 2015; after the debt is retired, it will leave a balance of debt maturing in 2015 at $1.1 billion...
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1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Here's to hoping they get it straight..... :)
2. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 99; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
Dont they owe apple also? Sprint gonna f**k around and become broke
7. Sprintfan (Posts: 68; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
"Sprint has sold 4.5 million iphones since they signed the contract with Apple last October". With 1.5 million iphones sold per quarter Sprint is on pace to to make this investment a + rather than a -. With the iPhone 5 possibly coming soon, you think Sprint is going to sell less Iphones?
3. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
Sprint stocks is almost at $5 a share too btw. Was at $2.50 last year. I think theyre finally getting over that WiMax fail.
awhh WiMax... smh... in 10 years we'll be looking back like "remember wimax LOL" (most people wont)
4. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
Sprint has great financial plans for the next 10 years. It'll all work out.
5. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
Hesse knows what he doing.I was there when the LTE tower went up in Homestead being from Miami.They taking it one step at a time.
8. theBankRobber (Posts: 674; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
I will be switching from Sprint next year, me and 5 of my friends at my job have Sprint and we barely get a signal for the past 2 months. Called Sprint 3 times and they fix it then it goes out again. I use my phone most work and im on wifi when I get home so I could care less about unlimited data if can't even access the damn internet. Sad cause I been with Sprint for almost 10 years :(
9. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
If you only knew all the stuff going on behind the curtains. Lets just say: Theres a reason signal has dropped in the past 3 months BUT Theres a reason Sprint's stocks have doubled in the past 3 months.
Your signal will be bad for a while but its temporary, and well worth it.
10. lsutigers (Posts: 816; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
As 305Bucko mentioned, Sprint is re-building all of their networks from the ground up. Some markets have already been upgraded, others will be upgraded in the coming months to faster 3G, LTE, HD Voice and eventually VoLTE. Sprint is future-proofing their network, something other carriers will have to do eventually and dont have the spectrum capacity Sprint / Clearwire has. This time next year they will have one of the strongest, fastest, highest capacity nationwide networks.
As far as the article, this is good news for Sprint, paying down debt early, they are adding new customers, the iPhone is selling well, a strong Android portfolio and Network Vision is the last missing piece of the puzzle. Now is the time to buy Sprint stock.