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  1. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/26/softbank-taking-masayoshi-sons-sprint-playbook-to-wework.html Well this should work out well... I’m so disappointed in Marcelo as a CEO. I gave him the benefit of the doubt for a long time, but when I look back on his Sprint tenure and the things he failed to prioritize/accomplish, it just feels like he phoned it in... Maybe my blame is misplaced. Perhaps It goes all the way up to Masa, and Marcelo wasn’t about to submarine his future at SoftBank to cross him.
  2. Amazing how much money SoftBank had to burn on WeWork versus the neglect/scraps that Sprint was given: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/22/softbank-announces-take-over-wework/4067488002/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-24/softbank-plumbs-10-month-low-after-extending-lifeline-to-wework https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/22/20927188/wework-adam-neumann-payout-softbank-layoffs I mean, look at that. This merger is a complete farce. This, along with the billions it has sunk into other ventures shows that SoftBank could have funded a massive capital expenditure for Sprint to right the ship, and that it could have provided funds for Sprint to acquire a substantial amount of 600 MHz spectrum in the auction. Of course, one of the primary justifications Sprint has given for the merger is its lack of lowband spectrum. Go figure.
  3. https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-expands-true-mobile-5g-to-cover-approximately-16-million-people-within-nine-metropolitan-areas.htm Nice to see this. Hopefully some additional markets are coming soon.
  4. Breaking means buying though right? Is Sprint still going to use Airspan as an equipment provider? Interesting how the nomenclature changed from Magic Box Gold to Magic Box Silver...
  5. Sprint needs to spend more on backhaul and less on kombucha: https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article235439977.html (See the Video) Yes the employees need morale boosters right now to prevent a talent drain. For what it’s worth from me, the best morale booster is a better product, not kombucha.
  6. Here’s how 5G is progressing in NYC: https://www.pcmag.com/news/371299/exclusive-mapping-sprint-vs-verizon-5g-coverage-in-nyc Spectrum characteristics aside, could Sprint’s lower 5G speeds be due to insufficient backhaul?
  7. A couple good articles: How Sprint is working to hold onto Overland Park employees as T-mobile merger drags on https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article235439977.html Sprint Warns of Imminent Doom If Merger Fails https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/sprint-warns-of-imminent-doom-if-merger-fails/2019/10/
  8. https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/government/bill-to-allow-5g-cell-towers-returns-in-montgomery-county/ More Info here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cable/Towers/home.html
  9. https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/starks-fcc-must-pause-t-mobile-sprint-review-light-lifeline-investigation Wow.
  10. .@walkermarka is spreading the exciting news of #Sprint5G 📶⚡now available in Washington #DC! We’re bringing faster speeds on a mobile #5G network to some major parts of the DC area. sprint.com/Sprint5g Nice!
  11. NY lawsuit alleges T-Mobile sold used phones, claiming they were new The lawsuit alleges that "abusive sales tactics are rampant at Metro stores"..... Yikes! Sounds like a housecleaning is coming by Corporate. I imagine they don't want anything interfering with this merger.
  12. T-Mobile workers seek assurances from DT CEO about merger-related concerns Everybody's on their toes here....
  13. Slow upload speeds can render a device unusable, whether for web browsing or even sending emails with attachments. Slow upload speeds are just as bothersome, if not more so than slow download speeds, in my opinion.
  14. T-Mobile Pauses 5G Network Construction Due to Sprint Merger Delays – Report Hmmmm... Wonder if there’s any truth to this. In this very positive article/review of the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G and Sprint’s 5G Network in Los Angeles, Sprint had no comment on its network plans beyond the 9 5G cities currently launched: https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/28/sprints-oneplus-7-pro-5g-lets-you-experience-2020s-typical-5g-today/? Hopefully Sprint isn’t pausing.
  15. 5G has officially launched in DC: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-lights-up-true-mobile-5g-in-washington-dc.htm Part of this 5G launch announcement for Los Angeles, New York City and Phoenix: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-lights-up-true-mobile-5g-in-los-angeles-new-york-city-phoenix-and-washington-dc.htm Seems Sprint/Nokia got the bugs worked out! Sprint's Coverage Map now shows 5G Coverage for DC.... Still a number of areas to cover with 5G in DC. From the Coverage Map, it actually seems that the 5G Coverage in Montgomery County, MD is greater than it is in DC. Have a look at Bethesda and then go in all directions. Seems solid.
  16. Important change to the eligible plans for Sprint's 5G: https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/5g.html See "Step 2" on the page: Choose your Unlimited plan Best with Unlimited Premium Also compatible with Unlimited Plus Curious what's behind the change. Perhaps not enough people on Unlimited Premium?
  17. Most of the story is just analysis of the Town hall meeting excerpt: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/101830/000119312519226148/d785149d425.htm
  18. Hmmm... Strange that the paywall went up. I was able to read it.
  19. Sprint CEO: Executive leadership decisions for New T-Mobile 'nearly done,' planning for 'day zero' underway Town hall meeting excerpt: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/101830/000119312519226148/d785149d425.htm
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