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  1. 3 points
    This is now possible with eSIM phones (Pixel 3 and 3a and XL). You just sign in with your Sprint account during setup and that's it. Presumably we'll see eSIM on more phones going forward, now that the next (unreleased) Qualcomm chip is certified for doing eSIM without a separate chip. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Julia Child "Heeeehhh-lllloooooo"
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    Do not just zoom in on one device. Sprint stopped the volte updates for ALL older devices in mid December after the iphones and LG v30. They will start releasing those after the full national launch which is not far from now. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
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    Yes. VoLTE launched almost everywhere on Friday. They're ahead of schedule for nationwide VoLTE.
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    Just initiated a RDP session from my iPhone on Sprint LTE here in Las Vegas with no issues. There's something wrong with your setup.
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    Tmo is only willing to allow dish access to 12.5 % of their capacity. Doj wants dish to have unlimited access to allow them to fully compete right out of the gates. And the DOJ want more from TMO/Sprint meaning more spectrum divesture imo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    That was my point. The S9 is not at all an "old" phone, especially when it's predecessor has it. Lol.
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    Magic Chief Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    No and no. They will be on commercially favorable terms but not for free.
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    The price for Boost is already confirmed Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
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    Walter Piecyk thinks that the increased concession demands by the DOJ will drive T-Mobile to abandon the merger. So what should Sprint do? Here are my suggestions to upper management: 1. Finish tri-banding all of their sites 2. Get in bed with the rest of the cable cos for small cell deployment 3. Host Dish's and Comcast's 600MHz spectrum holdings in return for capacity 4. Host Dish's midband AWS-3 nd AWS-4 holdings 5. Merge networks and spectrum with T-Mobile but not marketing and administration. Now personally I think the merger will be approved. FCC/DOJ want Dish's spectrum put in use. It has been laying fallow for a long time. Here's how I think the merger will go down: 1. Dish and Private equity firms will form a wireless company Dish will contribute the spectrum and PE firms the cash. 2. Sprint will sell Boost to Dish Wireless for let's say $3B 3. There will be not be any divestiture of spectrum 4. The New T-Mobile will host Dish's 600Mhz and AWS-3 spectrum right away for an annual fee 5. Dish network will acquire Sprint network assets and back office assets as they are decommissioned. That will allow them to then host Dish's AWS-4 spectrum and eventually their 600Mhz and AWS-3 spectrum 6. Dish will sell their 700MHz band E to AT&T As you can see there are a lot of moving parts and so the negotiations are rather complex. Probably why the DOJ is taking so much time.
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    I believe your understanding is incorrect. Correct and it is 85%. If Softbank exceeds 85% ownership in Sprint a tender offer for the remaining 15% of the company is triggered. But what does this have to do with Softbank injecting money into Sprint? Softbank's initial acquisition of 70% Sprint was a $20.1 billion deal. $8 billion of that was a one time capital contribution to Sprint, the remaining $12.1 billion went to acquire 70% of the shares of Sprint. That $12.1 billion didn't go to Sprint at all, it went to institutional and individual shareholders. The $8 billion in capital isn't typical outside of an initial acquisition either... Subsequently they've raised their stake to somewhere in the 84% range. All of these subsequent transactions to increase their ownership stake have occurred on the open market as far as I know. Equity capital for the offering corporation only typically occurs once at the time of the initial offering i.e. Sprint went public offered stock on the market and got a one time payment at the time of the initial public offering. Any subsequent transactions on the stock market at that point are between the shareholder selling and the new potential shareholder wanting to buy. Softbank in and of itself buying 70% and now 84% of the company gave no money to Sprint. It went directly to the shareholder they bought it from. The "issue" that has apparently limited Softbank's ability to invest in Sprint is in the debt they took out to finance the deal, their Japanese banks included debt covenants restricting Softbank from infusing Sprint with any more capital than the initial $8 billion in the deal to acquire the majority of the company. https://www.wsj.com/articles/doubts-grow-about-whether-softbank-can-save-sprint-1439346616 Without actually seeing the covenants it is hard to know how restrictive they actually are and how much if it is simply unwillingness. Softbank has shown some creativity in the past in getting money to Sprint when they absolutely needed it. But again just to reiterate, the 85% ownership ceiling is a completely separate thing from investing money into the subsidiary.
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    First two digits indicate region code, next two is cascade 4 is site type with the last three being unique site identifier. So something such as SF72XC would be a northern California cell site macro class. Something like SF90XS would be a northern California small cell mini macro site. XC is macro, XS usually denotes small cell. XR is repeater. XM is microwave. Xt is toy cell (internal usage). XD is DAS. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
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