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Sprint to supply non-phone gadgets with Internet

0. phoneArena 24 Mar 2009, 10:33 posted on

Looks like Sprint is going for some alternative solutions in order to gain additional revenue…

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


being able to post pics from your camera to your photobucket wirelessly anywhere you go, thats pretty bad ass.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 10:55

2. heavybreathing (Posts: 276; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)


Loving this. Looks like ATT is dropping rapidly and sprint is going to be taking their place very shortly...

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 15:25

8. E.N. (Posts: 2273; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


What the heck does this have to do with AT&T? You hits just throw AT&T into every sentence now. And by the way, what happened to Verizon's open source thingy back into 2008? It was such a huge success that no one has ever what happened with that. This is all crap to me. Spring is just trying to raise prestige for the Palm Pre. I doubt iris a coincidence that they decide to do this 3 months before the expected release of the pre. Sprint has been one of the weakest carriers in terms of number of customers for a long time now so why now with the big news? It's kind of funny how sprint was like invisible for months and now there are two articles (back to back I think) on sprint and it's call quality and it's future plans. It's just raising hype for the Palm Pre. They've already got people saying crap like spring will replace Att worth just this article so I guess their subtle and clever form of advertising is working pretty well.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 16:05

11. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


Dude, calm down, I totally get what you're saying, but there are always going to be fanboys talking smack about the other wireless companies; its a message board. But, with this Sprint news being a marketing ploy, it wouldn't surprise me. The majority of ppl are sheep, so they'll pretty much follow anything.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 16:06

12. plnelson (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Mar 2009)


Remove the iphone and ATT is a fish living in a poisoned lake. It may still be alive, but you wouldn't want to eat it.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 16:23

13. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


haha...imagine if verizon got the iphone instead of at&t...

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 16:43

15. htsee (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2009)


There's no denying that they dont' have the subscribers as VZW or ATT, but not being in the news? Their everything plan seems to have shaken things up. Competition is good, it helps out us consumers.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 17:04

17. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


who even brought up the pre? and how has sprint been invisible the past few months it seems u are extremly out of the loop in the wireless industry. did mommy buy u a iphone for christmas? and know u think you know something about wireless. sprint offering its wireless service is something they have been talking about since 4q 2008 and is already being offered for several products.any yes it is big news that they are pushing it out to more medians. its going to change alot in the wireless industry. while i agree heavy breathing comments are a bit off, your rant on sprint and the pre sounds just as uneducated and useless

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 23:34

22. attsucks (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 Mar 2009)


hey heavybreathing. What call center do u work for? I bet its in arnold missouri. Also your comments are useless and childish. Your also annoying.

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 06:58

23. E.N. (Posts: 2273; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


oh wow, I didn't know I sounded mad. I use "what the heck" a lot when someone says something stupid, but I didn't mean to sound angry. But I still think I'm kind of right. I'm just saying that Sprint hasn't really been there with Verizon, AT&T, and T-mobile. And I was watching television with my brother one day when he all of a sudden said, "Oh wow, a Sprint commericial." I don't want to sound like I'm mad or anything, so I'll just say that I'm expecting a lot of advertising and good publicity for Sprint, because that's what they have to do to remove the negative opinions that are for some reason always attached to the company. And when I said invisible, I didn't mean they actually disappeared (I have to say that because someone might actually take it seriously). I mean that they have been a little overshadowed. I just wanted to say what I was thinking, I hope I'm not sounding too bitter.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 11:06

3. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


agreed there are deff gonna be big changes with sprint this year...for the better ofcoarse

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 11:15

4. VGirl (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Jan 2009)


i can really see this blowing up in thier face

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 11:29

5. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


would u like to elaborate

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 20:47

19. secondcor517 (Posts: 94; Member since: 06 Oct 2008)


examples would be over-extending their network which results in slower speeds, etc.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 11:51

6. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


^ doubt it would blow up in their face, its more income to be spent on this they need to improve on. that mixed with some hot new phones, equals huge improvement.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 12:44

7. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


yea they already provide the internet on the kindle and seen a huge revenue increase and thats just one device, imagine takeing a picture on you digital camara and being able to post it online instantly! the apps are limitless!!! this is gonna be huge for sprint

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 16:00

9. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


Whatever Sprint brings, I'll be lookig forward to seeing it. But, I still don't think it'll be enough to pass VW and AT&T.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 16:25

14. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


sprint will never pass at&t or verizon in terms of customers or cell coverage

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 16:45

16. htsee (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2009)


Customers, yeah. cell coverage? This isn't the year 2000. Their voice coverage has been very good recently. Their data coverage is top notch. CDMA will always have better call/data quality and coverage when compared to GSM.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 17:07

18. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


i agree with customer base but coverage your way off sprints voice is better than at&t's and data has far surpassed both at&t and verizon. due some research before u post your opinion

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 22:21

20. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


verizon has best us coverage hands down, i have no clue what your talking about insider80

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 07:20

24. musiqlives (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Nov 2008)


Thank you insider80! It seems so many VW & AT&T customers are ashamed to admit that fact. I would much rather have a better (the best!) data connections. I don't know very many people that talk more than they check email, Facebook, twitter, view stocks & look up information on google, yahoo, MSN, ect. And as far as Sprint cell coverage goes, most sprint plans include roaming. So if you happen to be in some back ally hick town thats not on any map. Chances are you'll pick up something.

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 08:47

25. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


if you read my post i didnt say sprints voice coverage was better than verizon i said it was better than at&t but sprint DATA network is better than verizons

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 10:53

26. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


define better

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 14:11

27. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


Better because it cost less

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 14:13

28. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


and because its about 5 times faster

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 14:59

29. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i would rather have voice and 3g coverage wherever i go, instead of caring about the price or speeds. i use bolt browser on the storm and i couldnt ask for faster internet, every page loads sooo much faster than the blackberry browser. look at ny state. everywhere there is voice coverage there is 3g. even up in the boonies!! also look at cali or florida. verizon ftw

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 16:01

10. plnelson (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Mar 2009)


This isn't new news, persay. They have been talking about this for the better part of a year. The only difference is that previous mentions of mobile internet itegrated into comsumer electronics have focused on WiMax. It's nice to see that they are not waiting for WiMax to mature before they roll out these services.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 22:44

21. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


Sprint has done this in the past, it isn't particularly new, but they do seem to be extending the number of partners using the network. The Kindle (1 & 2), Ford's new in-dash computers, it isn't a new thing, there just are nore devices coming out lately that use the netwok that people are starting to notice.

posted on 26 Mar 2009, 10:12

30. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


vzfanman, back away from the Kool Aid. Can any article, especially a Sprint one, get by w/o some vzw sub/employee going on about the supposed superior network or the mythical Storm

posted on 26 Mar 2009, 10:43

31. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


dude i dont work for verizon. and i have no idea what you mean by kool aid. and have no clue what you are are saying about mythical haha lol

posted on 26 Mar 2009, 21:14

32. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


If read a little more closely you would've seen subs/employees. Kool Aid is what your drinking if you think Sprint has an inferior network for data or voice as you insist on repeating in this and the JD Power article

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