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Dan says .. WIMAX is for sprint (NOT?)

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  1. dan330

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    If Sprint takes TMobile does that also mean Sprint's coverage gets beefed as well?
     
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    i thought tmobile is hspa...not lte

    hspa is just a pumped up 3G...
     
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    I can't say I am surprised, either way.

    They have a network, call it what ever you want, paint it what ever you want, it is still the network they have to use.

    LTE is a great technology and I hope we see lte/wimax combined phones in the future.

    But there is zero advantages to just repainting your car and calling it something else, it is still your car.
     
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    Tmobile has no real plans to build out lte and uses at&t frequencies for some of it voice and data.

    I will pull up the exact data tomorrow, it is 10pm and I am still at work, going to go home.
     
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    looking forward to the data.

    TS
     
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    I'd like a CDMA, GSM, HSPA+, WiMax and LTE phone on T-Sprint plz.
     
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    T-Sprint????
    hell no.... Sprint-T or S-Mobile
     
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    hmmm

    these are some I've heard...

    T-Sprint (don't like)

    Sprint-T (don't like)

    S-Mobile (maybe)

    SprinT (maybe)

    SprinT-Mobile (maybe)

    Sprint Mobile (I like)

    STC, (Sprint T-Mobile, Clear) (might grow on me)

    Litespeed, (too much reference to LTE)

    WiLte (this one made me laugh, combines both Wimax and Lte but actually says why LTE ) lol

    Probably best to just leave it as Sprint or Sprint Mobile

    TS out
     
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    Sprint's name does not evoke fond thoughts for many. It is amazing what a bad rep Sprint has. It is mind boggling actually. They would be best served to change their name as did Verizon.
     
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    All cellular carriers get a bad rap. They all suck. Not a single one has a good rep as far as I am concerned. Go to any dedicated carrier forum and the list of people that whine like little girls is huge. People that like to bitch also like the sound of their own voice.

    It would be a waste of money for Sprint to bother rebranding as something new.
     
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    Forums are forums. Verizon has the most loyal customer base in the wireless industry. You can not compare Sprint to Verizon from a customer perspective. Changing their name certainly didn't hurt Verizon. How many even remember their name was Bell Atlantic?
     
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    The name Verizon is the offspring of Bell Atlantic and GTE, and zero to do with customer retention, and predates the name Verizon Wireless by some 17 years.

    If Sprint were to merge with T-mobile, it might make sense to create a new corporate identity, but to just shift gears and waste millions, if not billions of dollars, with no assurance that it will result in more subs...

    Sprint would be better off using that money to expand coverage, get Apple to create the first 4G iPhone, and make the Evo2 the android phone to have for the next 12 months.
     
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    As long as a merger with T-Mobile would mean IMPROVED calling/network service, I'm all for it. I also hope that would mean that it would remain the most affordable of all the wireless providers.

    As for names, since it would be a combination of Sprint, Nextel, and T-Mobile, why not...

    SExT-Mobile...HAHAHAHA

    In all seriousness, I'd imagine that if the merger went down, they'd want to create a "new" image as a "new" provider, so I can imagine a whole different name alltogether (just like when AT&T became Cingular Wireless).
     
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    so much for wimax being for sprint now LOL
     
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    Where did you get that sprint is abandoning wimax? Just wondering. Because they might add lte functionality does not mean they will abandon lte.
     
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    nothing is set in stone till sprint .. makes an announcement.
     
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    Sprint should cut Clear loose, or buy them outright and fire all the idiots that run that company.

    Clear is an awful organization to deal with, and rarely delivers the service they advertise.

    While Wimax is viable, Clear is not. They have never turned a profit because they suck.
     
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    Clear is one of the worst companies in have ever dealt with, by far. But they are needed. Clear is the central controller for wimax. Was suppose to only wholesale the spectrum. It added customers to test out the build cheaply. They just screwed up the managing of the system.
     
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    you wont be seeing any more big wimax expansions and you havent in awhile becasue sprint is moving to LTE project leapfrog aka sprint lights up LTE
     
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    Going where others are afraid to
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    Everywhere LTE is launched, wimax will be there.
     
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    ???? how sure are u of this?
     
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    80% sure.. They have roaming and M2M contracts signed that almost make it a necessity and smart business sense to.

    Also ROI mentioned this but it seems that they will use Wimax to back haul LTE in rural areas..
     
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    has there been any current articles or announcements that confirm this?
     

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