1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Vm sent me a text about upgraded 3G

Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by shiv81, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. shiv81

    shiv81 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Feb 8, 2012
    157
    21
    38

    Advertisement

  2. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase
    433

    Apr 15, 2012
    3,680
    1,164
    433
    Male
    Greenville, SC
    Seems legit to me. I haven't gotten the text yet, though, but I'll keep an eye out and post when I do.
     
  3. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member
    143

    Aug 29, 2012
    1,089
    197
    143
    Male
    High School!
    A yellow house
    Hope we get upgraded 3g in Jacksonville and the state of Florida :cool:. Do any of you think this is because that company (can't remember the name :eek:) acquired 70 percent of sprint and now they're upgrading everything? I think it was called "softbank" or something.
     
  4. shiv81

    shiv81 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Feb 8, 2012
    157
    21
    38
    Yeah hopefully it's because of them. Sprint just got like 8 billion in spending money because of them to upgrade their network. Softbank bought 70% of Sprint with 20.1 billion.
    Source: Softbank confirms 70 percent Sprint acquisition for $20.1 billion -- Engadget
     
  5. Kamau

    Kamau Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 17, 2010
    1,036
    117
    163
    Male
    Manufactoring
    S.W. Lower Michigan
    Looks like a generic memo to me. No dates or specific cities mentioned.
    Could be legit, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  6. james391

    james391 Well-Known Member
    43

    Feb 27, 2011
    216
    34
    43
    FanBoy
    USA
  7. Kamau

    Kamau Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 17, 2010
    1,036
    117
    163
    Male
    Manufactoring
    S.W. Lower Michigan
    This is why I'm getting away from Sprint/VM. They're talking about the end of 2013 as a completion date. As it stands now, if I had to make an emergency call, I'm not guaranteed the call will be heard or understood, the service is so lousy here. And with a family to consider, I'm certainly not waiting until then for reliable service. In a coupe of months, I'm going back to a contract on another carrier. I initially came to save money, but if I'm not getting the service, the money saved is a moot issue.
    I hope they update their coverage maps as well. They say one thing, but the truth is another.
     
  8. tcomotcom

    tcomotcom Well-Known Member
    18

    Jul 21, 2012
    64
    20
    18
    These upgrades aren't related to the proposed Softbank acquisition. All the upgrades that are underway were both planned and financed by Sprint Nextel. Sprint's Network Vision initiative was first announced in December 2010 and has been ongoing since then. You can read more about it and see a couple of photos at the Sprint Network Vision Information Center.

    Remember that the Softbank acquisition is still proposed and can't happen until after the proposal receives approval from both the FCC and the Dept. of Justice. Until the merger closes, the companies can't "work together", so any improvements made by Sprint now are being done without Softbank's help.
     
  9. hchen42

    hchen42 Well-Known Member
    38

    Mar 15, 2011
    137
    16
    38
    New York City
    Follow OP's link, eventually it leads to here. It's just Sprint's Network Vision reworded for VM.
     
  10. sounreal

    sounreal Well-Known Member
    38

    Nov 18, 2011
    265
    14
    38
    Male
    Deckhand
    Belleville, IL
    sounds like you'd get 2nd class sprint 3g instead of 3rd class sprint 3g ;-)
     

Share This Page

Loading...