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What does Softbank’s history mean to Sprint’s future?

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Nov 2012, 00:24

If the past is any indicator, past performance could mean very interesting changes for Sprint, and influence the US market...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 00:45 6

1. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

First, I'd like to say that I wish other PA writers could write this well. This is one of the few articles I've read in some time that I've enjoyed and provides useful information.

As for the article topic itself, I'm hoping the deal is approved and doesn't hit a bump along the road because we all know Sprint needs help. From the sound of it, Son seems to know what he's doing with Vodafone in Japan and it may help Sprint get a boost against the top 2. Above all, I'm interested in the probability of Japan's tech coming over to the U.S., and from the looks of Sprint's line-up it would be invaluable to it in the future if it did.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 00:54 1

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

well said, it would be very interesting to see how japans tech will thrive here in the U.S .......as for me, i welcome that oportunity as long as things stay level minded this could be very interesting years coming up for the mobile world....

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 06:49 2

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Must agree most of there other articles feel like they are written by children.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 17:32 2

7. fins71 (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

You might want to proofread your own comment before bashing other people. Just a thought.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 07:51 1

4. shnibz (Posts: 390; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)

Great story, great writing.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 08:49 2

5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Piece by piece America is being owned by someone else.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 10:10 2

6. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

All too true... but, also unfortunately true is that there's no one to else blame but Americans.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 19:24

8. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

i'd be more excited about this news if sprint wasn't a cdma carrier.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 19:39

9. agentoj (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)

CDMA blows. Always hated it, yet only carriers I have been on are CDMA once you fulfill your contract you should be free to use the phone wherever you want.Hope LTE resolves the issue later on.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 20:05

10. JBurd3 (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

HOWEVER a lot of ppl probably wouldnt even want to keep their phones for that long anyway. I have a hard time keeping one for a year. Now days by the time the ink dries on the receipt of the new phone you just bought is already outdated. BUT i understand your point though

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 08:25

11. agentoj (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)

I still have a bunch of my old phones as "backups". But would rather let family abroad have them. Unfortunately they use gsm and are not compatible.

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