Jump to content

Sprint LTE market launch press releases


Recommended Posts

Let me just throw this out there and I am hoping someone would give me a good answer...

 

I see Verizon coming out with reports about this city and that city is now on their Verizon 4G network. But with Sprint...nothing! I did get a email last week or so that said 5 new cities to come on line with the Sprint network on Sunday. But if Sprint wants extra money for their build out, then maybe they should talk a little bit more about their build out, more in the financial news web sites.

 

Verizon and AT&T send information about their POS network to the financial site all the time. But the individual(s) that do the marketing need to step it up so that everyone know exactly where the build out is at. Yes, I know that this is what this site does, but there are a lot of investors out there that have no idea (expect the balance sheet which I hear them complain all the time) what's going on with the LTE. Yes I promote this site all the time, but I think Sprint could do a better job promoting themselves. No not with commercials, but drop a line to the Wall Street Journal or Market Watch once a week...not once a month.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The problem with that is that if Sprint is late, then they look bad. Sprint is basically walking on a tightrope. They would rather say little and over perform expectation, than end up looking bad. It would be nice for Sprint to give a little more information, but I think the risk outweighs the reward. When sprint is announcing market after market at a faster rate than ATT and Verizon, people will be more receptive. Announcing work on cities is only going to make customers happy for the short term and might backfire if cities get delays. SF is a prime example of a city getting pushed back because of delays. Getting sites live will make them happy for the long term. Sprint is focusing on the long term.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My 2¢: Sprint will start churning out press releases about their network as soon as cities are officially online, or within a week or so of go-live (like they did with ATL/DFW/HOU/SAT/KC). They'll probably issue another round of press releases once each city is online. The reason you haven't seen much in the news is Sprint doesn't have much online yet, and is trying to under-promise and over-deliver (a good idea; see ChadBroChillz's post). AT&T and Verizon have only posted press releases when they were close to launch on a market, or had launched it already. As of right now, Sprint is following this model, and asking more of it could be a recipe for disaster.

 

Also, I've got a sneaking suspicion that my post, along with the two above it, need to be moved to a new thread. I'll ask a mod to do that now...because I think that this post should stay reasonably on-topic.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Posts

    • I see it as more of an economic calculation.  Basically go after the areas where they have the best odds of retaining or attracting customers versus their MVNO arrangements. The quicker they can switch back and forth between 5g and MVNOs the finer grained this decision zone can be.  Field results will beat theory.  In Sprint days this was up to 15 minutes in theory. In practice AT&T could be quite sticky.  I remember driving by 3 Sprint sites while still stuck on AT&T roaming. Dish will need to do better to thrive. Both their MVNO arrangements reportedly now cost them about $1.50 per GB. With volume that may fall to $1.
    • Man I wish I could get on their beta right now.  Looks like I'll have to wait until Dec or so.  The report is not surprising really.  Largely only have employees roaming around running tests and what not.  I am sure lots of testing is needed to iron out bugs, fix things.  Though a lot of it might be denser network.  Only so much you can do and money is spread out very thin when you have such a large target to hit. 
    • Found some AT&T c band live in Cincinnati today. Not too bad considering I was driving past on the interstate at speed.  
    • Hey Mike, a couple other things you might be able to post for S22Ultra owners, In particular, these deal with the *#0011# menu. The following are true for even the June update:   1. Does not show the second n41 carrier (when it is connected) on LTE+NSA. It shows "NR_NumCC:2" but no additional Carrier. It simply states "CA-Not Config 0 0"This works fine on the S21.  2. There is a line that states "Code Review Required" 3. There is a line that states "Unknown 0"    
    • The see Dish as the Beta network for a while. Basically once they have secured their licenses and have inexpensive phones that utilize all their bands I hope to see them reduce the edge space of their network or improve the transfer performance so customers have more of an invisible handoff experience. This will likely be late 2023. 
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...