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Sprint seems to want as much traffic as possible on its network. I saw this press release announcing Sprint offering new tools for those companies wanting to create their own MVNOs. Claims to make it easy.

 

http://www.4-traders.com/SPRINT-NEXTEL-CORPORATION-12643/news/Sprint-Nextel-Corporation-Sprint-Single-Source-Enablement-Offers-Turnkey-Solution-for-Companies-Wa-14417394/

 

I wonder how much it would cost to start my own wireless company?

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Sprint seems to want as much traffic as possible on its network. I saw this press release announcing Sprint offering new tools for those companies wanting to create their own MVNOs. Claims to make it easy.

 

http://www.4-traders...es-Wa-14417394/

 

I wonder how much it would cost to start my own wireless company?

 

I think your conclusion is faulty. Sprint is not looking to put as much traffic as possible on the network, but rather, Sprint is trying to monetize its network. Increased traffic is likely a result, but not the goal.

 

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I think your conclusion is faulty. Sprint is not looking to put as much traffic as possible on the network, but rather, Sprint is trying to monetize its network. Increased traffic is likely a result, but not the goal.

 

Robert

 

Maybe, but increased traffic leads directly to greater revenue. A network that has a lot of unused capacity is not very worthwhile to Sprint.

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Sprint seems to want as much traffic as possible on its network. I saw this press release announcing Sprint offering new tools for those companies wanting to create their own MVNOs. Claims to make it easy.

 

http://www.4-traders...es-Wa-14417394/

 

I wonder how much it would cost to start my own wireless company?

 

I'm working on starting my own right now. Filled out the information request, and I hope to hear back from them today. I'll let you know what they say.

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I'm working on starting my own right now. Filled out the information request, and I hope to hear back from them today. I'll let you know what they say.

 

Curious as to whether they'll let you get LTE devices...would be cool to have non-contract LTE service before Ting does.

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Curious as to whether they'll let you get LTE devices...would be cool to have non-contract LTE service before Ting does.

 

Good question. I hope they do. I could be ahead of the game ifthey did.

 

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I'm still trying to figure out what to name my wireless venture. Any ideas?

 

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iTalk, but you would have to exclusively sell iPhones

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Good question. I hope they do. I could be ahead of the game ifthey did.

 

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If you read article I think it it states 3g/4G services and devices.

 

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If you read article I think it it states 3g/4G services and devices.

 

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On the website mentioned in the article there is only references to Wimax, not LTE. And that could be just for the reason that they haven't updated it yet now that LTE is officially launched.

 

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Sorry to revive a now old topic, but yesterday when checking my email I ran across something strange, Sprint finally emailed me back about becoming an MVNO. Before they will give me any information though, they want me to sign an NDA. I'm curious as to why though. Any thoughts?

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Because they are going to be discussing basic business information that they don't want disclosed to the general public or their competitors.

 

I just don't see the reason unless they are discussing Network Vision details with me, lol.

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I just don't see the reason unless they are discussing Network Vision details with me, lol.

 

tx expat is probably right. They don't want you blabbing about how much it costs you to buy the phones you plan on reselling or how much a minute of airtime or a kb of data costs you. Not to mention if there's a fee they charge for each line you activate on your new "network". There's lots of details they wouldn't want to get out.

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tx expat is probably right. They don't want you blabbing about how much it costs you to buy the phones you plan on reselling or how much a minute of airtime or a kb of data costs you. Not to mention if there's a fee they charge for each line you activate on your new "network". There's lots of details they wouldn't want to get out.

 

Then I can understand that. I just need to find an investor to help me start my new wireless company. Anybody know of someone?

 

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Sorry to revive a now old topic, but yesterday when checking my email I ran across something strange, Sprint finally emailed me back about becoming an MVNO. Before they will give me any information though, they want me to sign an NDA. I'm curious as to why though. Any thoughts?

 

Interesting. I have also thought of trying to start an MVNO especially since Sprint *seems* makes it so easy. Of course one needs a demographic to market to and a marketing campaign that sets the new MVNO apart from Boost & Virgin, not to mention all of the MVNOs on Sprint's network as well as powerhouses such as Straight Talk, Tracfone, Page Plus, etc. It's a daunting task, but could be worth it for someone with a keen marketing mind.

 

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I've also been wondering about MNVO, in particular what would be the minimum subscriber number supported (and that would ideally be at least a little profitable). If they allow mnvo's of like 20-30, it might well be a good deal to larger families and extended friends/clubs/organizations etc.

 

If I were able to gain a notable cost advantage (while ideally retaining unlimited data), I could see getting 2-3 dozen friends/family/acquaintances hooked in.

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I've also been wondering about MNVO' date=' in particular what would be the minimum subscriber number supported (and that would ideally be at least a little profitable). If they allow mnvo's of like 20-30, it might well be a good deal to larger families and extended friends/clubs/organizations etc.

 

If I were able to gain a notable cost advantage (while ideally retaining unlimited data), I could see getting 2-3 dozen friends/family/acquaintances hooked in.[/quote']

 

They have different levels of MVNO setups for companies. The cheapest would be where you handle everything but the network, which you would be leasing from Sprint, but even then you may need 100+ subs to maintain profitability. I have a friend who is great with sales, so I have my marketing department already setup. If the price is cheap enough, maybe you could be my first customer.

 

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I'm still trying to figure out what to name my wireless venture. Any ideas?

 

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Seeing your question wording first thing to pop into my mind was Wireless Adventure. :)

 

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