Sprint to cut its workforce before this month is out
posted by Alan F. / Oct 04, 2014, 12:14 PM
Despite talk from its former CEO Dan Hesse that 2014 would be Sprint's year, the carrier has had to look over its shoulder at a fast charging T-Mobile. Sprint also has run into trouble while trying to upgrade its network. Gaps in the pipeline have caused customers to complain, with some leaving to subscribe to other carriers. Back in August, Sprint decided not to fight U.S. regulators, and abandoned all efforts to acquire T-Mobile. Hesse was removed from his position by Sprint's board, and replaced by Marcelo Claure, who promised to cut jobs in an effort to make ends meet.
Back in 2013, Sprint cut 800 customer service jobs. Those cuts were made after the operator shut down its iDEN network, which it acquired with its purchase of Nextel in 2004. That purchase has led Sprint to report seven straight years of losses, totaling $45 billion.
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And soon, we'll see talks of someone buying out Sprint.
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 12:22 PM 0
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Lol, Sprint is dead...
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 12:26 PM 3
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In what way genius....
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 1:55 PM 2
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He/She's being dumb. (or is dumb). It'd be really hard for one of these companies to go down. Each of these companies has solid assets. Saying they are going to be dead, is like saying that gold will have no value in the southeast. If they do go down, every customer with Verizon and AT&T should expect their bills to double. Sprint is the company that forced them to offer national calling, remove long distance charges, free GPS, free texting, free data, and lowering fees in general. Does nobody remember when Verizon charged money to use the GPS chip in their own phones?
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 3:08 PM 4
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I highly dought they will die or are dead. Especially with TMo quickly spending money it most likely doesn't have. I still believe their CEO is an assclown that is just creating hype. Especially after he blamed ATT for not keeping air conditioning operational in a Stadium that they only own the name of for commercialization. I give TMO Props where it is due... but I would be careful with them as well.
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 11:43 PM 0
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I absolutely cannont wait until the 25th. My contract with Sprint will finally end and I can hop onto Tmobile. I live in an urban neighborhood with poor reception from all 4 carriers. Tmobile's WiFi calling will be a huge help since the iPhone 6 supports it. It's been 2 years of hell with Sprint.
posted on Oct 05, 2014, 12:02 AM 0
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I think they are going the wrong direction. Claure is just more of the same bs we've gotten for years from Sprint, the company will continue to go downward, and as usual the employees will be the first one to feel the pain of its downward spiral. And I bet you most of those jobs they will be cut where they need to be doing it the least, the customer service. They'll just outsource it more and more, when people constantly bitch about it, and this will lead to lower customer service ratings, they'll get back to their 2007 levels in about 2 years if Claure runs the company like that.
posted on Oct 05, 2014, 12:27 AM 0
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Most of the jobs being eliminated are Network jobs now that Network Vision is largely complete. They still have a ton of people in Network Engineering working with Ericsson, Nokia Networks, Samsung and ALU on optimization and integration. BTW, Sprint no longer outsources customer service jobs.
posted on Oct 05, 2014, 8:23 AM 0
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