Consumer note: Sprint stores closed Sunday
posted by Brian K. / Aug 13, 2008, 12:14 AM
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 Aug 13, 2008, 2:17 PM 0
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 Aug 13, 2008, 2:46 PM 0
Posts: 78; Member since: May 11, 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 Aug 13, 2008, 5:20 PM 0
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 Aug 15, 2008, 10:49 PM 0
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 Aug 16, 2008, 6:33 PM 0
they will be close they will all have a national weeping.......
posted on Aug 13, 2008, 10:38 AM 0
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 Aug 13, 2008, 10:45 AM 0
Posts: 78; Member since: May 11, 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 Aug 13, 2008, 5:22 PM 0
Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 29, 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 Aug 13, 2008, 6:59 PM 0
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 Aug 14, 2008, 12:09 PM 0
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 Aug 14, 2008, 9:54 PM 0
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 Aug 15, 2008, 10:54 PM 0
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