No politician truly "cares" about the merger, it's just what benefits them the most. Hillary could care less as long as son put a nice chunk of $$$ somewhere she could eventually get to. Same with Trump...
I remember somewhere in here sprint was planning on using satellites for backhaul or something like that?? In rural areas??
Interesting check out one web... Seems like sprint/SoftBank has big plans for something in 2017. 3000 jobs to one web?? Doesn't seem like a merger to me yet. Really sounds as if SoftBank has something up its sleeve.
This may happen if there isn't an opposition from other companies bidding in for T-Mobile at that point. Possibly this might get Dish involved as they were during the merger negotiations between Sprint and Softbank. Seeing as a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would make Verizon #3, which Verizon would hate, I can see Verizon trying to make an offer for Sprint, which would make a difficult decision for Masayoshi Son, either try to buy T-Mobile and achieve his vision or sell to recoup his investment on Sprint with extra benefits.
Of course, my hope would be for this potential merger between Softbank/Sprint and T-Mobile to bring AT&T back into the mix, as it would make the easiest network transition and give AT&T customers a very awesome network experience with spectrum to match Sprint's. I believe it is better for Sprint to invest the money on tower density, instead on a merger. Sprint easily could become the best carrier, if only for that. My proposal is for AT&T to get T-Mobile, which as I mentioned increases ts spectrum to match Sprint, while Verizon ought to try acquiring Dish for extra spectrum to get closer to the combined AT&T/T-Mobile, and Sprint. It would also give Verizon a television service provider to compete with AT&T/Directv. This would leave Sprint more valuable to be bought by a cable provider, unless Softbank decides to purchase a television provider to pair with Sprint.
I thought vzw was around 140 mil customers?
Sprint Tmo would be ~120
If att bought Tmo that would force vzw to try and buy sprint and dish... lol I know u like att and I do as well but geez aren't you on our side?? The consumer??? Att/Directv and vzw as our only choices??
Prepaid prices would be what we pay now for postpaid!!
Just pondering about the merger.... with trump in office why should Tmo/sprint divest if it was already theirs? There is an auction going on so let them buy spectrum just like the others? With a 143 million customers they shouldn't be given anything...
Even if they did merge they are just a close 3rd. How can they compete if they have to give up their assets? I don't think masa is wiling to let go of his prime property for 5g to merge when if he deploys it right they will come for free anyways.
Offer four speed tiers (Dump the non-HD 1.5mbps 480p speed and offer something that at least gives 720p!) :
3.0mbps everything for $45 monthly (1st line) $15 monthly (every other line) 6.0mbps everything for $60 monthly (1st line) $30 monthly (every other line) 9.0mbps everything for $75 monthly (1st line) $45 monthly (every other line) and a scaling speed tier that gives unlimited speed except for during congestion, but still gives top priority, at $90 monthly (1st line) $60 monthly (every other line), good for competing with AT&T's Unlimited Data plan, without the television service requirements, and keeps Sprint from looking as though they are completely limiting themselves to competing with a pre-paid carrier by offering this "unlimited speed" plan.[/quote]
The ideas are good however it seems to confusing for the average customer walking in.
I would have liked sprint to do a bogo on the unlimited plan. $60 bucks for 2 lines unlimited as well as bogo on select phones, from Black Friday until xmas. That would make people jump. They could run a promo for Getting 2 lines get 10gb plan for free for 12 months. There are many ways to attract customers they just have to see which is better for them.
I would target Verizon directly with a credit for service for 12 months on select plans with a purchase of a phone and port in.
Att trying to close a deal time warner, by tonight. I can't see that as a positive for sprint? More like someone will have to buy dish.
I can see vzw/Comcast buying dish which would then give sprint/Tmo the argument of needing to merge in order to compete on the wireless side as the others will be offering some serious bundling.
Only time will tell
Verizon doesn't like to drop prices. I can see a little movement however they will push like hell to get something they can call 5g out to maintain their pricing point. Verizon thrives on claiming they have the best and being first.
I suspect att will be the first to drop prices or offer more data entering the Xmas season. If not the will have some great retention plans.
Posted by dnicekid
on 13 September 2016 - 05:57 AM
It sounds like this densification and optimization project is bigger than they've spoken about and just gave us the basic rundown without too much detail. People just think it's just small cells.
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I took it as the right answer for any network question he didn't have an exact answer too.
How about cells over here - "densification and optimization"
That plan/program will be going on for years it's seems. The way he used threw it around it just about includes everything sprint is doing for the network.
I do agree a lot of questions were so market specific he wouldn't know about them off the top of his head.