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  1. passivesf

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    As Sprint Nextel reports a massive loss of $865 Million today, the buyout rumors still continue to pour in.The usual suspect? (GOOG):
    Google Inc.'s Android posted strong gains compared to Apple Inc.'s operating system, according to a report on March mobile traffic from Admob.
    The report shows has passed the iPhone in ad impressions the U.S., with 46 percent of operating system share vs. 39 percent. The iPhone OS is No. 1 worldwide with 46 percent vs. Android's 25 percent.
    In an effort to bolster its current 3G phone offerings, Sprint will start selling the Google One. The Nexus One is expected to compete on the same level as the iPhone and Droid. Sprint Nextel is hoping that the Nexus One will fill the void in its Palm phone lineup and help retain/gain 3G customers until its 4G network is fully rolled out.
    Could this be a test run, and with good results Google will buy the company outright? Just think if Google purchased the troubled company, and converted it to an Android phone warehouse? Most interesting indeed.

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  2. Streaks

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    I don't buy it one bit for a second.
     
  3. drexappeal

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    Hmmm...maybe it'd be a good time to pick up some Sprint stocks...LOL. I don't know how much I believe that'll actually happen though.
     
  4. dylan88

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  5. Eazail70x7

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    If this were to happen what would that means of those of us who are with sprint right now?
     
  6. Android 17

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    Just............no.
     
  7. neodorian

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    Not gonna happen. Also, glad to see another Baltimoron on the forums :D
     
  8. SoFLO

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    No chance Google buys Sprint IMO.
     
  9. Slacker4Life

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    This is nothing more than idle musings and a rehashing of the rumored Google buyout back in 2007....nothing to see, move along.....
     
  10. Lmao. No chance in hell

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  11. Eguy

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    Inside your monitor.
    Never going to happen.
     
  12. firetruck41

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    No way. Sprints financial performance is actual impoving at a decent pace, according to one the articles today, though they are still "in the red". Also, google is more interested in "ruling the world", than a single cell phone carrier, they would essentially drive away the use of android on competing networks if they were to buy Sprint.
     
  13. Norril

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    complete and utter hogwash.
     
  14. Sassy_Lina

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    Please that is a definite no.
     
  15. RiverOfIce

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    Is it going to happen, no. It is not going to happen. Not this year. Probably never.

    In the real world, sprint has made alot of mistakes. But let us look at those mistakes. Buying nextel, mistake. Buying virgin mobile, mistake. Complete stupidity in customer service, mistake.

    But what does that really mean? Well it means when you buy something you have to pay for it. When you pay for it cash goes out. The bleeding of customers was a natural process of people leaving the iden network, and zero ability of customer service and phone line to hold them to sprint.

    But this is all completely natural. When you buy a new car, you have to adjust to the new expense. Sprint has shown that it can do that with some major class.

    To be really honest, next year at this time. Sprint will be knocking on att door, handing them a eviction notice for the number 2 spot. They have proven they can admit fault and reset with a fix. They have the evo, better customer service, and wimax. And a ton of partners.

    Failure does happen. Lets say that there is a perfect storm and Sprint does faultier, could happen to any carrier.

    Then yes, the first company in that line would be google. Google would love to get into the telecom race. And if either sprint or tmobile did start to swirl the drain. Google would pull up very quick to retrieve them.
     
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  16. travisr528

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    Lol..........yeah no!!!!!
     
  17. twospirits

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    Good point RiverOfIce, but would like to add, that being Google as Google is, if they want to get in the telecom field, they would probably choose a carrier that is more world wide and although it might be a good venture if they did take over Sprint, I do not see it being that Sprint is just CDMA USA.

    TS
     
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  18. tokuzumi

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    While I won't say "never", the probability of this is very low, practically minuscule. I think the closest Google will ever get to being a phone provider will be when Gizmo5 becomes part of Google Voice, and GV is a full VoIP solution.
     
  19. RiverOfIce

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    I agree, but if google wants to be a global market position for world telecoms why did they help create and support wimax? If they wanted to get into the mobile markets they should have back lte. There is that problem with one being open and the other close, but ignoring that, google will save sprint, in sprint would need to be saved. Adding gsm to a phone is quite easy. But kind of goes around this lock it down to one network.
     
  20. UniqueNate

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    I like this.
     
  21. IOWA

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    Lol? Please show me how to make my Samsung Moment a GSM phone. I'll pay you 100 bucks if you can do it without:

    Breaking any laws.

    Serious modifications.

    Bricking the phone in general.
     
  22. skinnyguy

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    i think google is more likely to buy tmo first
     
  23. marctronixx

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    nextel was a mistake.. yes.. that huge thorn in sprints side is the main reason a lot of bigger companies who like to buy other companies are not even looking at sprint. nextel messed up the emergency services spectrum early in its cycle, sprint took over nextel and then took over that burden of changing every emergency services spectrum in the country.., they are STILL changing over locations! this debt the nextel side is acquiring is still costing sprint.. people see this. they leave sprint alone.. until that part of nextel ends (and it may not for a while) dont see ANYONE trying to buy sprint.. it does not make wise financial sense at this point...

    sprint is a great company. their network is built from the ground up :)D) using a high speed network that reminds me of to NTT DOCOMO's network in robustness.

    customer service is poor across ALL industries.. food, car service, dealerships, movie business.. its not just sprint.. everyone has bad/poor customer service..

    sprint has gotten better in the last 18 months and their handset lineup cant be beat...

    fix the nextel cash flow hemmoraging, and you will see more folks come out the woodwork wanting to buy sprint....
     
  24. gingerman74

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    Wonder how this would affect NASCAR? :)
    Maybe there would be an app to replace that Nascar Trackside pass crap. :)
     
  25. chum1600

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    I think with Heese at the helm, I will stay with Sprint until the very end. I can not find a better deal with any other wireless company for what I get. The everything plans could possibly change wireless in the US. Sprint is moving forward to push its tech to beat any company here.

    I can not wait to see all the good things that are going to coming out of sprint. I am buying sprint stock every chance in the hopes that everyone else will see what us sprint customers already see.
     
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