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what you are describing is the brand new store model which is rolling out. there is some stores near me slated for it later this year which is pretty cool.

 

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That is good news!

 

I had been to the Roosevelt Road store several years ago, back before LTE but during the WiMax days when I was there inquiring about WiMax and knew nothing about S4GRU, only HowardForums. I believe the store may have been down a few storefronts away back then, as I think it use to be a bit larger in size than it is now, but it had the grey/yellow appearance that a former Sprint employee at a T-Mobile store told me a few years ago made a negative impression on some of the customers back when he use to work for Sprint.

 

The new look is really a huge improvement. It has less of a showroom appearance and more like an actual store where people actually want to shop at. Plus with its compact size, its easy to navigate and perfect for customers to just stop in and get what they want. Its very smart of Sprint to go this direction away from being like AT&T and Verizon with its massive living room meets showroom-style concepts.

 

After all, if customers wanted to shop somewhere with couches all over the place, they could just stay home and order online. Especially since after sitting down getting all comfortable at these stores, they still have to stand up and walk a great distance away just to go take a look at devices, while the employees get to conveniently walk up to you with their tablet as though they're doing you a favor by not having to make another long trek across the store to the registers.

 

It is good Sprint isn't doing that.

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I have to tell you all I am near tears right now.  I am so stoked that Marcelo listened to us, directly.  I am sure he listened to all the feedback he heard.  But I believe S4GRU was influential in th

I'm still shocked and amazed how successful S4GRU has been in staying online, remaining relevant and keeping quality members and staff all with member donations from a relatively small pool. When we

Maybe he's outside of the city limits. He'll tweet as soon as he's back in town with a data connection.

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A GMO here in Missouri was just converted to a full tri-band site recently. Band 26 just came online today. Adding more evidence that work is being done on the network now in case anyone is still skeptical.

 

Sorry for the basic question: What determines whether a GMO is converted to a full Triband site or not (vs Band 25 only, etc.)?

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Walt's Tweet re Senator Thune's letter to FCC Chairman Pai about 3 GHz to 7 GHz being "Mid-Band Spectrum": https://twitter.com/WaltBTIG/status/877643696690180101

 

Günther's reply is on point: https://twitter.com/guengott68/status/877649110718861312

 

And this is funny: https://twitter.com/ScottMSloat/status/877656063335698432

 

Lot of interesting discussion in this thread.

 

Günther's really been making the travel rounds to different partners!

 

He was at LG (https://twitter.com/guengott68/status/875097836614033408) , Samsung (https://twitter.com/guengott68/status/876831354218061825) and now he's at ZTE (https://twitter.com/guengott68/status/877893673043865600).

 

Marcelo and Dr. Saw are in D.C. Today: https://twitter.com/marceloclaure/status/877885138348122112

 

Tokyo (https://twitter.com/marceloclaure/status/877626944766054402) to D.C. in just a few days. Crazy busy.

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Find someone that still works on those is going to be tough.

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They're around:

 

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Find someone that still works on those is going to be tough.

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I know someone who knows someone. You can thank me later.

 

*Assyrians NOT included

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I like Guenther and think he's probably one of the nicest people I've heard about in wireless. Always seems to be nice, friendly, and polite. However, I really dislike his being sent by Sprint to ZTE. I would never send one of my best, kindest employees to such a toxic, corrupt corporate environment as ZTE is, if I were in charge at Sprint or any other company having to do even the slightest bit of business with ZTE.

 

I know alot of people who love the Axon 7 as well as those who hate it. I'm not commenting on the Axon 7, but I understand its supporters of high value, despite the risks of getting a dud unit, as many have, including myself. I won't even go into the personal nightmare story I've had with ZTE here, other to say I'd rather hang out with John Legere at the T-Mobile USA corporate offices than ever have to deal with ZTE in person. My issues with T-Mobile are miniscule compared to my disdain for ZTE.

 

Hopefully Guenther got his business with ZTE done fast and quickly moved onto better business for Sprint.

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Hence, why all the corporate service and repair stores have Assyrian employees.

 

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It is Assurion

 

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Here is some news about wireless executives meeting with Trump regarding 5g :

 

http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-verizon-t-mobile-sprint-execs-to-meet-trump-5g-report

 

Whenever I see news about this though, I think "There's got to be more than this". I imagine perhaps some discussion about spectrum occurs, but I seriously doubt they are sitting around talking about wireless technology as we do here on S4GRU.

 

These reports tell me more about the possible big business dealings ahead in the future. Plus, there have been alot of these reports since Trump took office, and certainly more than I remember hearing about when Obama was president. Nothing to do with politics, though I suspect Trump is being very generous to these businesses, and when it comes to wireless, I'm suspecting there may be some pretty big deals in the works.

 

I'll refrain from speculating right now, as even for me who likes to discuss mergers and acquisitions possibilities, even I think its a bit too early to tell, but I certainly have an idea in mind to what I think may happen. If anyone wants to know, pm to me.

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Does Assurion cover all the carrier's insurance options? I forget if there are others.

Guys...it's "Asurion." One "s." That's the whole joke. Not "Assurion" and clearly not "Assyrian."

 

That said, they've been a positive resource for me over the years though I hear for others that has not been the case.

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I like Guenther and think he's probably one of the nicest people I've heard about in wireless. 

What would give you that idea...

 

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What would give you that idea...

 

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Seeing that image every day while working at Sprint, would remind me why I'd be glad working there compared with the corporate misery over at AT&T and Verizon's company headquarters, or the immature setting I could imagine over at T-Mobile, if I were working for Sprint.

 

I've mentioned this in a past post, and while I'm unsure whether or not Guenther would be interested in such a role, I think he'd make a great CEO, at least in terms of presenting the company with a positive image. Such a difference versus John Legere. And yes, I had to say that.

 

Hopefully with the added CapEx spending announced recently, Sprint will work on the deployment and densification many here, including myself, would like to see, and then if Sprint expands retail to match what I saw the other day, all else Sprint could do to be on their way to independent success not even needing to bother with a T-Mobile merger, is to give Guenther some more PR roles.

 

He could be to Sprint what Des is to T-Mobile. I think Des is a pretty cool employee at T-Mobile I wouldn't mind as John Legere's replacement either.

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https://www.recode.net/platform/amp/2017/6/22/15853732/wireless-drone-execs-president-trump-tech-week-regulations

 

Speaking with Recode later Thursday, Marcelo Claure, the chief executive of Sprint, said that he and others in his industry had emphasized to Trump that the government must help them deploy new tools like small cells — essentially, mini cell towers that improve wireless connectivity.

 

“It takes one year to get a permit, but it takes one hour to install it,” said Claure, whose company has embarked on a nationwide campaign to deploy such devices. “We heard him say loud and clear we have to fix this.”

 

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Hope this process gets streamlined.

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https://www.recode.net/platform/amp/2017/6/22/15853732/wireless-drone-execs-president-trump-tech-week-regulations

 

Speaking with Recode later Thursday, Marcelo Claure, the chief executive of Sprint, said that he and others in his industry had emphasized to Trump that the government must help them deploy new tools like small cells — essentially, mini cell towers that improve wireless connectivity.

 

“It takes one year to get a permit, but it takes one hour to install it,” said Claure, whose company has embarked on a nationwide campaign to deploy such devices. “We heard him say loud and clear we have to fix this.”

They do. Regulations and NIMBYs kill wireless infurstructor.

 

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He might have to start investing in magenta clothing soon.

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The merger could always go the other way.

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https://www.recode.net/platform/amp/2017/6/22/15853732/wireless-drone-execs-president-trump-tech-week-regulations

 

Speaking with Recode later Thursday, Marcelo Claure, the chief executive of Sprint, said that he and others in his industry had emphasized to Trump that the government must help them deploy new tools like small cells — essentially, mini cell towers that improve wireless connectivity.

 

“It takes one year to get a permit, but it takes one hour to install it,” said Claure, whose company has embarked on a nationwide campaign to deploy such devices. “We heard him say loud and clear we have to fix this.”

 

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Hope this process gets streamlined.

I think, and I wish that instead of the government just helping carriers with small cell, they'd make it easier for carriers to deploy macro sites, getting around Nimbys blockage of macro cell towers.

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I think, and I wish that instead of the government just helping carriers with small cell, they'd make it easier for carriers to deploy macro sites, getting around Nimbys blockage of macro cell towers.

https://www.fcc.gov/document/wireless-infrastructure-nprm-and-noi

 

https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-takes-steps-to-promote-wireless-broadband-deployment

 

https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2017/05/wireless-infrastructure-deployment-webinar-state-and-local-governments

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