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Sprint buying Virgin USA

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by jmarkso, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. jmarkso

    jmarkso Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've rather limited knowledge about how these things work, so the rather simple question is. With sprint buying Virgin mobile USA will it increase sprint's network coverage?

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  2. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Isn't Sprint circling the drain anyway? Buying a service no one uses isn't going to help them a bit.
  3. jmarkso

    jmarkso Lurker
    Thread Starter

    People keep saying they are. Though they paid off 1 billion of a 4 billion debt. Personally the only reason I'm considering sprint is,
    1) $70 all I can eat. I just don't want to pay $100 a month.
    2) Most everyone says their data is quite fast and reliable
    3) HTC Hero, which really should be first because if they didn't have the hero I'd not have much interest.
  4. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Well they didn't pay off all of it, now did they? :p
    Sprint is going under soon. And when it does you'll be out of a provider..unless one of the other, good, companies decides to buy them.
  5. cheri703

    cheri703 Newbie

    if you're that antagonistic regarding sprint, you don't own a sprint phone, and you have nothing AT ALL to contribute, why exactly are you hanging around the SPRINT forums?
  6. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Because they're available to me. Sawwwwyyy.
  7. pdragon

    pdragon Android Enthusiast

    If you've nothing useful to contribute to this forum, please stay out of it.
  8. Xodus1914

    Xodus1914 Lurker

    Sprint's going under? They are expanding the 4G network, ATT is losing it's shirt with the iphone and T-MO is in distant fourth, and SPRINT is the one you're woried about? You're an iphone fanboi, right?
  9. egkor

    egkor Member

    Question: How is AT&T losing it's shirt with the iPhone?

    I'm a Sprint customer ... and all I know about AT&T is what I read on the various forums.

    -Gary K
  10. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    i dont think sprint is in any immediate danger.. with them having boost as there prepay i dont see the logic in them buying another but kudos to them
  11. arashed31

    arashed31 Newbie

    Doesn't Sprint already own Virgin Mobile? I know they're a virtual provider using Sprint's network but I read somewhere that they already own Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile.
  12. s.hines

    s.hines Lurker

    As of November 24th Sprint completely owns Virgin Mobile. Before that they owned a percentage (I think around 17%), but the majority shareholder was Virgin Group. What Sprint did with this transaction is buy out the shareholders to own the company outright. Virgin Mobile subscribers already counted towards Sprints total subscriber count but the transaction allowed them to combine Virgin Mobile and Boost to lower operating cost and increase profit (in theory).
  13. Eaglesfan9106

    Eaglesfan9106 Android Enthusiast

    There's no way sprint will just go bankrupt and Dick over all of ther customers people sorry I don't see that happening

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