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Yeah, I had to google this to see for myself. What we need to do now is come up with a more humorous meaning to the acronym sprint.

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Smart Phones Reach Impasse with Network Technology

I don't think anyone can top that. You just killed the thread. lol

 

as for the meaning of Sprint, I read that somewhere, but can't remember where. I do know it was a long time ago that I read that.

 

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Wikipedia states otherwise:

 

SPC (Southern Pacific Communications) was only permitted to provide private lines, not switched services. When MCI Communications released Execunet, SPC took the FCC to court to get the right to offer switched services, and succeeded (the "Execunet II" decision). They decided they needed a new name to differentiate the switched voice service from SpeedFAX, and ran an internal contest to select one. The winning entry was "Sprint", an acronym for Switched PRIvate Network Telecommunications

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and the Sprint name mystery continues...

link 1

link 2

and although I do rely on wikipedia alot for stuff, in this case I think Denny was more correct.

link 3 The History of Sprint

 

incidently, speaking of trivia, this link outlines a brief history of the rise and fall of Telephone competition in the US from 1982 thru 2011.

 

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