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  1. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    DOJ doesn't appear to have major objections to Sprint/T-Mobile merger
  2. Used car salesman tactics... very distasteful! My old unlimited plan would have been affected,(terminated) because they had no limits on Video quality (1080p now) and no limits on streaming music etc at certain bandwidth maximums.... They have what everyone else has now... put limits on everything. I think all the "Unlimited" data plans all have caps for all that now.
  3. Still way better in my experiences than you-know-who. Both at home and work. (Work at a large Auto Company and across the street form a national tourist attraction). Wrote many letters and emails to those involved at the former provider. They didn't care. Then you compound the issue with very little low band and bingo.
  4. Dan, they have holes where I live and when they don't, the upload speed is extremely slow even on LTE Band 41... Like 1x speeds... The only hope is that TMob will "fix" this when and if the day comes. After 20 years, I dropped Sprint and ported my number Monday. Service and speeds are so much better and way more stable where I am now. No regrets.
  5. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Agreed...but just a possibility.. maybe a 50/50 chance... Don't really know. With the current administration, nothing can be taken for grated. Nobody is completely on or not on board with the merger as to the DOJ or FCC. Anything can happen which is why Sprint and T-Mobile are and will be at both agencies frequently for the time being. Official paper work for the merger will be filed by months end with the government parties (FCC and DOJ).
  6. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Dan, how do you know this? I'm having trouble with you being so sure "Well I know the government will definitely make them divest some of their Spectrum." Really? Nobody knows anything yet!
  7. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Arysyn: It wasn't intended to be a complete biography. It explained where he went to school, his early life and the companies he worked for (New England Bell, AT&T...) and how T-Mobile wanted him. I feel the whole intent was to show he is not the typical portrait of a traditional CEO and that's what it was meant to provide.
  8. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    An interesting view of John Legere. He is different and not what we typically think of as a CEO but his style is effective. John Legere... Who he is... do you think you know him?
  9. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Really? Fantastic... Now I know what my next phone will be! Do I have to buy directly from Samsung or can I buy unlocked somewhere else? Thanks Paynefanbro!
  10. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Isn't the very 800mhz you speak of, the same spectrum band that has taken Sprint about 12 years to fix via rebanding/radio switches? (Hello IBEZ) OMG! All that waiting by us IBEZ areas and the money spent by Sprint only to give it all back... uuuummmmm... wow, that would make me crazy angry with Sprint and all the money spent. The only benefit from all that was didn't the FCC give Sprint some other 1900 spectrum in exchange for some of the 800 and 900mhz Sprint gave up. I too, like many of you hope Sprint and T-Mobile will not have to divest in any of their spectrum, but what a stew it might be.... 600, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, 2000/2100, 2400 mhz... Hahaha! Very nice!
  11. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I have a feeling Sprint and T-Mobile will have to give up some spectrum (if it's approved) or at the very least will be subject to extensive build out conditions (which I have no problem with)...DOJ or FCC might even say, you have to remain a value driven carrier and offer rurual areas plans for under $--.00 . They will be in-between AT&T and Verizon for size... so they will be a new "Major Player".
  12. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Which model is that? I wanted the S9+ (unlocked) but went on Samsung USA's site and it's missing certain bands (including 71) ... You have to get a T-Mob version to get that, but that one too is missing other bands... I tried to look at the phone sites and Phonescoop... Guess I just will wait and see. Thanks for the info though.
  13. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Does anyone think soon any upcoming phones will contain all the essential bands / software to work on both networks (Sprint and T-Mobile).... I need a new phone and would rather wait until I can get a great devise that will be great for the convergence if it actually comes?
  14. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Post Merger, Sprint is "T-Mobile". So I would assume that any of the available spectrum that is now jointly owned at that time is viable for use in Shentel markets. If you are going to part of the name, I would hope that you would have the rights to use any and all available. That is if they decide to become part of the whole company?
  15. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I don't think Verizon will try it to buy Dish.... with the AT&T / Time Warner deal being blocked... to me the Dish / Verizon thought is the same.
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