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Sprint - Dish - Clearwire - Softbank

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by falconey, Dec 17, 2012.

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    Money may talk, but Dish has NO standing in mobile wireless today. Softbank is the better choice for Sprint and their customers. I still stand by Dish standing no chance in acquiring Sprint.

    Says who? Sprint is "truly" creating an alternative to the overpriced services provided by AT&T and Verizon. A vast majority of those living in live Network Vision areas can attest to this as well.
     

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    Dish was ranked as the Number 2 television provider by the American Customer Satisfaction Index last year, they have over 14 Million Subscribers, they employee over 34,000 people with 25,000 of them in the United States, they are based out of Colorado, they have valuable Wireless Spectrum available plus the Satellite spectrum that has little chance of interfering with GPS Satellites like LightSquared. Put all that vs an American company being bought out by a Foreign company and add more money and I see this deal being significantly more attractive to Sprint (in the short term). It really will depend on whether the share holders and powers that be want to be bought out by an extremely profitable company in what is essentially an influx of cash or merge with a similar company and become a full service provider. I would expect SoftBank to up their offer and not back away from the fight.
     
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    Will it be called Sprish, or Dint, or Softdish?
     
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    Hahaha,

    I'm sorry for the off-topic, but these are hilarious! Then I see your avatar and I just laugh even more.... :eek:

    Again apologies for the off-topic post...

    "got my 'ish from Sprish... "



     
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    It was me that was off-topic, but I appreciate your taking the blame.
     
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    Sounds like the makings of a forum poll............................... :p
     
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    JD Power actually says the #2 customer service rating is split between Dish and DirectTV depending on their respective market.

    Been there done that and personally used both Dish and Direct which they both suck. Which sucks more is hard to say as they will both do whatever it takes to keep you paying for spotty service. And if there was a single cloud in the sky there was a 50/50 chance that you might not be able to watch TV that day. Comcast was almost as bad since every time it rained the cable would go out just as the satellite based services would.
     
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    A positive spin on this at least is Sprint is still desirable enough for another bid.
     
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    There is much more to gain than money from a deal with Softbank...my personal opinion of course.

    throwing a few more billion at Sprint may not accomplish anything...just way too much to gain with Softbank. Again, my personal opinion.
     
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    Well, Softbank can just devolve Sprint after the acquisition for all we know. Telecommunications is not their thing. At least with Dish there is somewhat of acontinued direction. My personal opinion, also. :)

    I don't care either way, as I don't have a horse in this race, except for my personal checkbook. ;)
     
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    What do you mean telecom isn't their thing? They are one of the leading wireless carriers in Japan. They have the skillset to make a difference with Sprint, plus the cash flow. Dish is a desperate company trying to stay afloat by pushing themselves into a market they know nothing about.

    QFT
     
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    Well, there you have it. I have no idea what I'm talking about. Sure glad I didn't make a bid for Sprint.
     
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    I really wish they hurry up and close this deal so they can work on getting this network up and running right. I really want to see what Softbank and Sprint are going to do. But I know these things take time.
     
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    Well, now that doosh...errr...dish network is out, it should just be a matter of signing on the line, which is dotted:
    Dish backs down from Clearwire bid, nothing to stop Sprint now
     
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    I wonder if Dish will try to go after T-Mobile now. Wasn't there a rumor about that?
     
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    Yeah, there was a rumor that suggested if Dish didn't get Sprint they would go after another mobile carrier. T-Mobile has some kind of big announcement coming on July 10th as well. I'm curious what it would be.
     
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    I'm waiting to hear what T-Mobile has to say. Will be interesting.
     
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    So with softbank on the verge of majority ownership how does that help us? I hope better networks.
     
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    Cash infusion, network vision build out should move along faster than it has, and keeping "old" Sprint the same (in theory).
     
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    ^^This. More money to put into speeding up Network Vision.
     
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    Although from what I understand, the hold up isn't that they don't have the equipment installed. It's more that Sprint has had a hard time getting backhaul to the units.
     
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    I dunno how much I believe that talk though. Still sounds like a money issue, when getting to the bottom line.
     

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