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DISH is losing precious time by focusing on Clearwire and Sprint

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Jun 2013, 00:44

For gadget geeks, this veritable love quadrangle between DISH, Sprint, Clearwire and SoftBank may not...

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posted on 12 Jun 2013, 00:48

1. ravivarma639 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)

Yesterday I got an software update to my galaxy s4 international version with download file of nearly 350mb. There is nothing mentioned in phonearena about it.what is this update about I cant see any difference

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 01:18 3

2. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1642; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

There is a button at the top right of the page that says "Tip Us"...my advice would be to use that to alert PA to your inquiry. However, by commenting on a story like this with an off-topic comment may only get you down voted and you may not even get the attention of the staff at PA.

Back to the story...

I think Dish may have other partnerships available such as Google or T-Mobile that we may not even be thinking of. I think those would be the smartest choices considering they would be more likely to make a profit from such partnerships.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 01:51 1

3. Maxwell.R (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

I thinkt he Google talk is a lot of hype (if I have to eat those words I will), and it brings nothing to the table re: DISH's AWS-4 spectrum. T-Mobile is possible, and there are analysts that think DT in Germany would sell in an instant, but I have trouble accepting that since the US is DT's only growth market in the developed world.

It's an uphill climb for DISH, the TV operators have been outfinanced and outmanaged by the telecom/wireless operators at nearly every turn.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 01:56

4. Maxwell.R (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

We reported about this update several days ago:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S4-software-update-enables-moving-apps-to-SD-card-HDR-video_id43749

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 02:11

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3829; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Sprint has a decent network...that made me chuckle.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 15:04 1

6. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

Excellent article! I'd love to see more of these one here.

I feel like Ergen's reason for trying to buy clearwire/sprint was more of an arm-wringing type of move in order to get hosting deals for his spectrum on Sprint's towers. Problem is, he probably is asking for unreasonable terms. I remember reading sometime before that he had asked sprint before but had terms that weren't beneficial to Sprint and he wouldn't budge on them, so they turned it down. He seems like he cant accept any type of win-win situation with things....

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 16:46

7. TheRequiem (Posts: 245; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

Sprint has gained over 6 million customers in past two years, not sure how they are "bleeding" customers. Their revenue, stock price and customer base has sky rocketed on the Sprint brand. Nextel people are leaving, but that's only because they have to...

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 21:46

8. Maxwell.R (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

That is wholly inaccurate. Even in the latest quarter, Sprint lost customers despite active sales (iPhone, et al). For every Nextel customer it retains during the shutdown of that network, Sprint loses two. It has had some positive activity over the past year, but subscriber losses are still occuring.

Just last quarter, despite adds on Sprint, the company, net lost over 400,000 subscribers.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 23:07

9. acharlest (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

I work for Dish and I'm rooting for them. I am also from Cincinnati. Purchasing Cincinnati Bell is not a bad idea. They already offer wireless, home phone, Internet, and Fioptics TV. They also bundle with... DirecTV. That would be awkward.

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