Sprint purchasing U.S Cellular?General

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  1. tritiumman

    tritiumman Well-Known Member

    I read this on > Broadband DSL reports Any truth to this?:eek:

    "I would say that probably next year or 2013 U.S Cellular will be picked up by Sprint."

  2. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    Grow or die has been the way of big corporates for years, so it isn't surprising to hear something like that.

    It would make more sense for Verizon to pick up USCC, since they share the same technology platforms.

    But Sprint picked up NexTel for reasons nobody could figure out, so they certainly have proven willing to go the road less traveled.
  3. tritiumman

    tritiumman Well-Known Member

    All I can say is. I certainly hope not. I left Sprint for U.S. Cellular due to very shitty service, and I don't mean customer service. The call quality was horrible, I could not use my phone in my office or home with out an "airave". Data speeds were very very slow I could go on and on. I'm please with USCC service call quality is fantastic and I can use my phone in my home or office.
  4. kmf

    kmf Well-Known Member

    USCC and Verizon have tower agreements, so I hope that Sprint does not get involved.
  5. Zebulon

    Zebulon Well-Known Member

    Jeez, I hope that's not true. Sprint is terrible.
  6. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    I was once a Helio user (dont you dare call it phone). Although the phone was pretty kickass for its time (the oyster lookin-one), the quality of service was something to be desired. Left the carrier in less than a month.

    At the rate USCC is going, I dont think they'll need to be bought out. They're the first carrier with a points system for crying out loud! Nothing beats out points! POINTS! POINTS!!!
  7. Zebulon

    Zebulon Well-Known Member

    Re-read that post. There is no reason to believe that the poster who put that comment up has any sort info that would support his claim. It seems to be purely conjecture.
  8. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    Yeah I read the article he posted and nothing stating a merger between the two carriers was stated.

  9. 2acclaim

    2acclaim Well-Known Member

    no crystal ball here but a merger could be in the works. US Cell is a small company and they seldom go unnoticed if they're successful.

    The T-mobile/AT&T buyout is dead in the water right now. The point system for me is a joke. How about lowering the monthly bill than I'll save the extra each month and just buy a new phone when I need it?
  10. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    That would defeat the purpose of the point system. It's identical to those used on credit cards, checking accounts, and even stores like GameStop.

    If you want to save money on your phone bill, switch to a lower-tier plan.

    If a merger does happen (which at this point seems unlikely due to the sucess rate of USCC with customer base) I'd be the first to protest it (probably not).
  11. shortride

    shortride Well-Known Member

    There has been something going on here locally that is a little puzzling. I live in a fairly small town of 8500 population and there has been a new cell phone town put up recently but nobody seems to know who's tower it is. US Cellular say's that it's not theirs but they will not say who it belongs to here in Southeastern Oklahoma. US Cellular has had this area service exclusively for some time now and probably is not wanting to give it up to competition willingly.

    I hope it's a Verizon tower.
  12. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    It's a government tower and they're watching you.
  13. tritiumman

    tritiumman Well-Known Member

    You,, don't know just how correct you are. The U.S. government with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T has engaged in a massive program of illegal dragnet surveillance of domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001.
  14. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    It's not illegal, at least not under the auspices of the Patriot Act.

    Whether or not it is an abrogation of the constitution, well, healthy topic for another thread...
  15. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    Ugh. The US 'government' is a great topic for just about any forum considering just about everything has to do with them.

    If someone starts it I'll be sure to chime in now and again.
  16. tritiumman

    tritiumman Well-Known Member

    NOT ILLEGAL!!!!! The Constitution of the United States was ordained with the primary object being the defense of Liberty. Congress can only create laws in the pursuance of liberty -- in pursuance of the Constitution. any anti-constitutional decree or "executive order" Congress and the President might install is not valid.
  17. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    I don't dispute anything you're saying. But until someone in the Supreme Court or the Executive Branch of the Government take those steps, the civil rights that were taken away by the Patriot Act will not return. And it's perfectly legal until that happens because A) the Patriot Act was enacted, whether legal or not and B) No one has challenged it.
  18. matt88si

    matt88si Well-Known Member

    No one has challenged it because it just happened to work so well that it was wrong (I think).

    "Big brother" has always been here in one way or another. Cell phones (and now, smart phones) have made it incredibly easier for not just our 'government,' but anyone to access personal data and read messages between cellular devices.
  19. BooBoo says, Sprint is going to purchase Verizon wireless....and then USC And be the largest phone carrier in the world!

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