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  1. #1
    Neon Knight
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    I don't know if this is good or bad...

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...9-sprint_x.htm



    See More: Sprint-Nextel merger?




  2. #2
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    Neon Knight wrote:
    > I don't know if this is good or bad...
    >
    > http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...9-sprint_x.htm


    It would rock if I could call my father's Nextel phone from my Sprint phone and
    have it billed as (unlimited) mobile to mobile!

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  3. #3
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    Neon Knight wrote:
    > I don't know if this is good or bad...
    >
    > http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...9-sprint_x.htm


    There have been Sprint/Nextel merger rumors before. However it seems
    this time news outlets are jumping all over it like it might be real
    this time.

    Pardon my French, but Sprint and Nextel merging would be a COLOSSAL
    Cluster****, and would probably destroy both companies than provide any
    conceivable gains.

    The proof is in the pudding, or rather, the technical details. Cingular
    and AT&T's merger will work because the networks are the same:
    originating as hybrid analog and TDMA networks that are finishing up the
    transition to GSM and EDGE. As the two networks stand right now,
    there's very little effort required to allow Cingular customers to use
    AT&T's network and vice versa. And because the upgrade paths are the
    same, the issues here are minimal.

    Sprint and Nextel? Forget it. Nextel runs on iDEN, which is
    TDMA-based, and not even a cellular phone protocol. Nextel's network is
    and always has been a Specialized Mobile Radio carrier masquerading as a
    cellular network, and has never truly done the phone side of things very
    well. And just HOW fast is Nextel's data network? Yeah, not even close
    to 2.5G, let alone 3G...

    Sprint on the other hand has a well established, technically superior
    network in terms of capacity and data capability. It's well poised to
    migrate to 1x EVDO and be truly a 3G network in relatively short order.
    Yeah, CDMA doesn't do two-way very well, but it doesn't seem like most
    of Sprint's customers really want that, and I know iDEN customers won't
    like losing their two-way service.

    If two networks merge, the ONLY logical reason for such a merger would
    be because the combined entity wants to see the two networks become one.
    You can't operate two seperate systems indefinitely and expect to see
    a synergy. And to merge THESE two networks will be a total nightmare.
    Nextel's still wrangling with a spectrum swap that isn't complete yet,
    and once it IS complete, any combined Sprint/Nextel entity will have to
    find a way to make the two spectrum bands from the two networks work
    well together. THEN they will have to pick either iDEN or CDMA and
    transition everyone from the "losing" side to the new choice. And
    regardless of what they choose, the costs involved in transitioning
    users will seriously detract from the move to 3G, prolonging network
    upgrades. They will be left in the dust by competing carriers who don't
    have this baggage to worry about; even Cingular will be way ahead of the
    game.

    And I'll say this now; if they go with iDEN, I'm DONE with Sprint. I've
    given iDEN a try many times over the past few years, and I couldn't
    stand it.

    Just like the proposed merger with Worldcom several years back, this
    proposal STINKS if true. I seriously hope it doesn't go through.

    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.




  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    Neon Knight wrote:
    > I don't know if this is good or bad...
    >
    > http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...9-sprint_x.htm


    There have been Sprint/Nextel merger rumors before. However it seems
    this time news outlets are jumping all over it like it might be real
    this time.

    Pardon my French, but Sprint and Nextel merging would be a COLOSSAL
    Cluster****, and would probably destroy both companies than provide any
    conceivable gains.

    The proof is in the pudding, or rather, the technical details. Cingular
    and AT&T's merger will work because the networks are the same:
    originating as hybrid analog and TDMA networks that are finishing up the
    transition to GSM and EDGE. As the two networks stand right now,
    there's very little effort required to allow Cingular customers to use
    AT&T's network and vice versa. And because the upgrade paths are the
    same, the issues here are minimal.

    Sprint and Nextel? Forget it. Nextel runs on iDEN, which is
    TDMA-based, and not even a cellular phone protocol. Nextel's network is
    and always has been a Specialized Mobile Radio carrier masquerading as a
    cellular network, and has never truly done the phone side of things very
    well. And just HOW fast is Nextel's data network? Yeah, not even close
    to 2.5G, let alone 3G...

    Sprint on the other hand has a well established, technically superior
    network in terms of capacity and data capability. It's well poised to
    migrate to 1x EVDO and be truly a 3G network in relatively short order.
    Yeah, CDMA doesn't do two-way very well, but it doesn't seem like most
    of Sprint's customers really want that, and I know iDEN customers won't
    like losing their two-way service.

    If two networks merge, the ONLY logical reason for such a merger would
    be because the combined entity wants to see the two networks become one.
    You can't operate two seperate systems indefinitely and expect to see
    a synergy. And to merge THESE two networks will be a total nightmare.
    Nextel's still wrangling with a spectrum swap that isn't complete yet,
    and once it IS complete, any combined Sprint/Nextel entity will have to
    find a way to make the two spectrum bands from the two networks work
    well together. THEN they will have to pick either iDEN or CDMA and
    transition everyone from the "losing" side to the new choice. And
    regardless of what they choose, the costs involved in transitioning
    users will seriously detract from the move to 3G, prolonging network
    upgrades. They will be left in the dust by competing carriers who don't
    have this baggage to worry about; even Cingular will be way ahead of the
    game.

    And I'll say this now; if they go with iDEN, I'm DONE with Sprint. I've
    given iDEN a try many times over the past few years, and I couldn't
    stand it.

    Just like the proposed merger with Worldcom several years back, this
    proposal STINKS if true. I seriously hope it doesn't go through.

    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.




  5. #5
    cr
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    Hopefully Verizon will step up and make a bid.
    From what I have read they have thought about a Sprint merger before




    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Neon Knight wrote:
    >> I don't know if this is good or bad...
    >>
    >> http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...9-sprint_x.htm

    >
    > There have been Sprint/Nextel merger rumors before. However it seems this
    > time news outlets are jumping all over it like it might be real this time.
    >
    > Pardon my French, but Sprint and Nextel merging would be a COLOSSAL
    > Cluster****, and would probably destroy both companies than provide any
    > conceivable gains.
    >
    > The proof is in the pudding, or rather, the technical details. Cingular
    > and AT&T's merger will work because the networks are the same: originating
    > as hybrid analog and TDMA networks that are finishing up the transition to
    > GSM and EDGE. As the two networks stand right now, there's very little
    > effort required to allow Cingular customers to use AT&T's network and vice
    > versa. And because the upgrade paths are the same, the issues here are
    > minimal.
    >
    > Sprint and Nextel? Forget it. Nextel runs on iDEN, which is TDMA-based,
    > and not even a cellular phone protocol. Nextel's network is and always
    > has been a Specialized Mobile Radio carrier masquerading as a cellular
    > network, and has never truly done the phone side of things very well. And
    > just HOW fast is Nextel's data network? Yeah, not even close to 2.5G, let
    > alone 3G...
    >
    > Sprint on the other hand has a well established, technically superior
    > network in terms of capacity and data capability. It's well poised to
    > migrate to 1x EVDO and be truly a 3G network in relatively short order.
    > Yeah, CDMA doesn't do two-way very well, but it doesn't seem like most of
    > Sprint's customers really want that, and I know iDEN customers won't like
    > losing their two-way service.
    >
    > If two networks merge, the ONLY logical reason for such a merger would be
    > because the combined entity wants to see the two networks become one. You
    > can't operate two seperate systems indefinitely and expect to see a
    > synergy. And to merge THESE two networks will be a total nightmare.
    > Nextel's still wrangling with a spectrum swap that isn't complete yet, and
    > once it IS complete, any combined Sprint/Nextel entity will have to find a
    > way to make the two spectrum bands from the two networks work well
    > together. THEN they will have to pick either iDEN or CDMA and transition
    > everyone from the "losing" side to the new choice. And regardless of what
    > they choose, the costs involved in transitioning users will seriously
    > detract from the move to 3G, prolonging network upgrades. They will be
    > left in the dust by competing carriers who don't have this baggage to
    > worry about; even Cingular will be way ahead of the game.
    >
    > And I'll say this now; if they go with iDEN, I'm DONE with Sprint. I've
    > given iDEN a try many times over the past few years, and I couldn't stand
    > it.
    >
    > Just like the proposed merger with Worldcom several years back, this
    > proposal STINKS if true. I seriously hope it doesn't go through.
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    >






  6. #6
    Pete Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    In article <[email protected]>, "cr" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Hopefully Verizon will step up and make a bid.
    > From what I have read they have thought about a Sprint merger before


    If so, then I'm really screwed: I absolutely refuse to conduct business
    with Verizon under any circumstances due to their internet side being a
    spamhaus. Boulder Pledge and whatnot.

    I switched to Sprint from T-Mobile because I need good coverage,
    digital/analog roaming, etc. in the US that's not provided by Verizon.
    Sprint had the best offer going, not to mention some decent plans and
    phones.

    If Sprint and Verizon merge, then it would appear that I would be
    without a cellphone. Not Fun(tm).

    --
    Pete Stephenson
    HeyPete.com



  7. #7
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Neon Knight wrote:
    > > I don't know if this is good or bad...
    > >
    > > http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...9-sprint_x.htm

    >
    > There have been Sprint/Nextel merger rumors before. However it seems
    > this time news outlets are jumping all over it like it might be real
    > this time.
    >
    > Pardon my French, but Sprint and Nextel merging would be a COLOSSAL
    > Cluster****, and would probably destroy both companies than provide any
    > conceivable gains.
    >
    > The proof is in the pudding, or rather, the technical details. Cingular
    > and AT&T's merger will work because the networks are the same:
    > originating as hybrid analog and TDMA networks that are finishing up the
    > transition to GSM and EDGE. As the two networks stand right now,
    > there's very little effort required to allow Cingular customers to use
    > AT&T's network and vice versa. And because the upgrade paths are the
    > same, the issues here are minimal.
    >
    > Sprint and Nextel? Forget it. Nextel runs on iDEN, which is
    > TDMA-based, and not even a cellular phone protocol. Nextel's network is
    > and always has been a Specialized Mobile Radio carrier masquerading as a
    > cellular network, and has never truly done the phone side of things very
    > well. And just HOW fast is Nextel's data network? Yeah, not even close
    > to 2.5G, let alone 3G...
    >
    > Sprint on the other hand has a well established, technically superior
    > network in terms of capacity and data capability. It's well poised to
    > migrate to 1x EVDO and be truly a 3G network in relatively short order.
    > Yeah, CDMA doesn't do two-way very well, but it doesn't seem like most
    > of Sprint's customers really want that, and I know iDEN customers won't
    > like losing their two-way service.
    >
    > If two networks merge, the ONLY logical reason for such a merger would
    > be because the combined entity wants to see the two networks become one.


    <SNIP>

    I saw the story in WSJ on Thursday, and from what I saw the main points
    were:
    - Nextel is already embracing CDMA and is making the move to it.
    - The combined network is seen as a formidable 'threat' to Verizon and
    Cingular

    Here is a portion of a recent Bloomberg quote:
    "The deal would wed Nextel, with the highest average monthly bills and
    lowest rate of customer turnover, to the company furthest along in sales of
    advanced services such as wireless Web access. Sprint and Nextel can cut
    costs by shutting overlapping operations and spending less on network
    upgrades."

    To see the latest news:
    Use this link
    http://news.google.com/news?sourceid...=SPRINT+NEXTEL





  8. #8
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    Isaiah Beard wrote:

    > If two networks merge, the ONLY logical reason for such a merger would
    > be because the combined entity wants to see the two networks become one.


    Telus runs an iDen network in Canada - the only one up there - and also happens
    to run a 1900 MHz CDMA "PCS" network and markets the two services separately.
    Visit clearnet.com - "Mike" is their brand name for the iDEN system, and below
    it is the link for digital PCS. Or visit these direct links (these two happen
    to be for Ontario):

    http://www.clearnet.com/on/business_...ces_mike.shtml
    http://www.clearnet.com/on/business_...ices_pcs.shtml

    I do NOT think it's out of the realm of possibility that the Nextel and SPCS
    networks *would* continue being separate networks. Sure, maybe there would be
    some enhancements like (somehow) getting Sprint's CDMA 1xRTT push-to-talk
    system to talk to Nextel's SMR system. But why *not* run separate networks and
    have one big entity marketing the relative strengths of each network to its
    respective market??

    --
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    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / [email protected]
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  9. #9
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    In message <[email protected]> Steve Sobol
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I do NOT think it's out of the realm of possibility that the Nextel and SPCS
    >networks *would* continue being separate networks. Sure, maybe there would be
    >some enhancements like (somehow) getting Sprint's CDMA 1xRTT push-to-talk
    >system to talk to Nextel's SMR system. But why *not* run separate networks and
    >have one big entity marketing the relative strengths of each network to its
    >respective market??


    Not only that, but like TELUS, it means they need less physical cell
    sites (since they can put both sets of network gear into one site --
    Admittedly they have to be spaced for PCS, since IIRC iDEN can transmit
    farther). Running a cell site isn't cheap, especially if you put in
    backup battery. This also means that they only need half the landline
    network, running a DS3 per site gets cheaper when you only have half as
    many sites.


    --
    What's orange, brown, black, and red? Give up?
    They're COLOURS, idiot!



  10. #10
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]


    >
    > Sprint and Nextel? Forget it. Nextel runs on iDEN, which is
    > TDMA-based, and not even a cellular phone protocol. Nextel's network is
    > and always has been a Specialized Mobile Radio carrier masquerading as a
    > cellular network, and has never truly done the phone side of things very
    > well. And just HOW fast is Nextel's data network? Yeah, not even close
    > to 2.5G, let alone 3G...


    Two things to consider. The first- Nextel owns the rights to iDen/CDMA
    bridge technology developed by Qualcomm, allowing the two platforms to talk
    to each other very easily. Second, the data network being developed by
    Nextel is running at speeds better than most on the market, again with
    technology that is not reliant on a single protocol.

    >
    > Sprint on the other hand has a well established, technically superior
    > network in terms of capacity and data capability. It's well poised to
    > migrate to 1x EVDO and be truly a 3G network in relatively short order.
    > Yeah, CDMA doesn't do two-way very well, but it doesn't seem like most
    > of Sprint's customers really want that, and I know iDEN customers won't
    > like losing their two-way service.


    I don't see any of this as an argument against merger.

    >
    > If two networks merge, the ONLY logical reason for such a merger would
    > be because the combined entity wants to see the two networks become one.
    > You can't operate two seperate systems indefinitely and expect to see
    > a synergy. And to merge THESE two networks will be a total nightmare.
    > Nextel's still wrangling with a spectrum swap that isn't complete yet,
    > and once it IS complete, any combined Sprint/Nextel entity will have to
    > find a way to make the two spectrum bands from the two networks work
    > well together. THEN they will have to pick either iDEN or CDMA and
    > transition everyone from the "losing" side to the new choice. And
    > regardless of what they choose, the costs involved in transitioning
    > users will seriously detract from the move to 3G, prolonging network
    > upgrades. They will be left in the dust by competing carriers who don't
    > have this baggage to worry about; even Cingular will be way ahead of the
    > game.


    The transition to CDMA would not present a problem at all- allow the iDen
    customers to remain using the Qualcomm technology and sign new customers to
    CDMA. The iDen network wouldn't have to go away- what's to stop a CDMA
    phone with iDen PTT from coming to market? Or if the Nextel data network
    continues to show the speeds that have been reported, a CDMA phone with iDen
    PTT and data? Seperate platforms for seperate functions would be anything
    but a nightmare.

    >
    > And I'll say this now; if they go with iDEN, I'm DONE with Sprint. I've
    > given iDEN a try many times over the past few years, and I couldn't
    > stand it.


    I've used iDen quite a bit over the last few years, and the technology has
    made some very nice advances. I think you're failing to see that the best
    of both worlds is possible.

    >
    > Just like the proposed merger with Worldcom several years back, this
    > proposal STINKS if true. I seriously hope it doesn't go through.
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    >






  11. #11
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]


    >
    > Sprint and Nextel? Forget it. Nextel runs on iDEN, which is
    > TDMA-based, and not even a cellular phone protocol. Nextel's network is
    > and always has been a Specialized Mobile Radio carrier masquerading as a
    > cellular network, and has never truly done the phone side of things very
    > well. And just HOW fast is Nextel's data network? Yeah, not even close
    > to 2.5G, let alone 3G...


    Two things to consider. The first- Nextel owns the rights to iDen/CDMA
    bridge technology developed by Qualcomm, allowing the two platforms to talk
    to each other very easily. Second, the data network being developed by
    Nextel is running at speeds better than most on the market, again with
    technology that is not reliant on a single protocol.

    >
    > Sprint on the other hand has a well established, technically superior
    > network in terms of capacity and data capability. It's well poised to
    > migrate to 1x EVDO and be truly a 3G network in relatively short order.
    > Yeah, CDMA doesn't do two-way very well, but it doesn't seem like most
    > of Sprint's customers really want that, and I know iDEN customers won't
    > like losing their two-way service.


    I don't see any of this as an argument against merger.

    >
    > If two networks merge, the ONLY logical reason for such a merger would
    > be because the combined entity wants to see the two networks become one.
    > You can't operate two seperate systems indefinitely and expect to see
    > a synergy. And to merge THESE two networks will be a total nightmare.
    > Nextel's still wrangling with a spectrum swap that isn't complete yet,
    > and once it IS complete, any combined Sprint/Nextel entity will have to
    > find a way to make the two spectrum bands from the two networks work
    > well together. THEN they will have to pick either iDEN or CDMA and
    > transition everyone from the "losing" side to the new choice. And
    > regardless of what they choose, the costs involved in transitioning
    > users will seriously detract from the move to 3G, prolonging network
    > upgrades. They will be left in the dust by competing carriers who don't
    > have this baggage to worry about; even Cingular will be way ahead of the
    > game.


    The transition to CDMA would not present a problem at all- allow the iDen
    customers to remain using the Qualcomm technology and sign new customers to
    CDMA. The iDen network wouldn't have to go away- what's to stop a CDMA
    phone with iDen PTT from coming to market? Or if the Nextel data network
    continues to show the speeds that have been reported, a CDMA phone with iDen
    PTT and data? Seperate platforms for seperate functions would be anything
    but a nightmare.

    >
    > And I'll say this now; if they go with iDEN, I'm DONE with Sprint. I've
    > given iDEN a try many times over the past few years, and I couldn't
    > stand it.


    I've used iDen quite a bit over the last few years, and the technology has
    made some very nice advances. I think you're failing to see that the best
    of both worlds is possible.

    >
    > Just like the proposed merger with Worldcom several years back, this
    > proposal STINKS if true. I seriously hope it doesn't go through.
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    >






  12. #12
    Spectre
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    Just remember adding two LOSERS together does not equal one WINNER! Sprint
    customer service SUCKS ass and Nextel service / equipment is horrible.



    "Scott Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:5U9[email protected]
    >
    >
    >>
    >> Sprint and Nextel? Forget it. Nextel runs on iDEN, which is
    >> TDMA-based, and not even a cellular phone protocol. Nextel's network is
    >> and always has been a Specialized Mobile Radio carrier masquerading as a
    >> cellular network, and has never truly done the phone side of things very
    >> well. And just HOW fast is Nextel's data network? Yeah, not even close
    >> to 2.5G, let alone 3G...

    >
    > Two things to consider. The first- Nextel owns the rights to iDen/CDMA
    > bridge technology developed by Qualcomm, allowing the two platforms to
    > talk
    > to each other very easily. Second, the data network being developed by
    > Nextel is running at speeds better than most on the market, again with
    > technology that is not reliant on a single protocol.
    >
    >>
    >> Sprint on the other hand has a well established, technically superior
    >> network in terms of capacity and data capability. It's well poised to
    >> migrate to 1x EVDO and be truly a 3G network in relatively short order.
    >> Yeah, CDMA doesn't do two-way very well, but it doesn't seem like most
    >> of Sprint's customers really want that, and I know iDEN customers won't
    >> like losing their two-way service.

    >
    > I don't see any of this as an argument against merger.
    >
    >>
    >> If two networks merge, the ONLY logical reason for such a merger would
    >> be because the combined entity wants to see the two networks become one.
    >> You can't operate two seperate systems indefinitely and expect to see
    >> a synergy. And to merge THESE two networks will be a total nightmare.
    >> Nextel's still wrangling with a spectrum swap that isn't complete yet,
    >> and once it IS complete, any combined Sprint/Nextel entity will have to
    >> find a way to make the two spectrum bands from the two networks work
    >> well together. THEN they will have to pick either iDEN or CDMA and
    >> transition everyone from the "losing" side to the new choice. And
    >> regardless of what they choose, the costs involved in transitioning
    >> users will seriously detract from the move to 3G, prolonging network
    >> upgrades. They will be left in the dust by competing carriers who don't
    >> have this baggage to worry about; even Cingular will be way ahead of the
    >> game.

    >
    > The transition to CDMA would not present a problem at all- allow the iDen
    > customers to remain using the Qualcomm technology and sign new customers
    > to
    > CDMA. The iDen network wouldn't have to go away- what's to stop a CDMA
    > phone with iDen PTT from coming to market? Or if the Nextel data network
    > continues to show the speeds that have been reported, a CDMA phone with
    > iDen
    > PTT and data? Seperate platforms for seperate functions would be anything
    > but a nightmare.
    >
    >>
    >> And I'll say this now; if they go with iDEN, I'm DONE with Sprint. I've
    >> given iDEN a try many times over the past few years, and I couldn't
    >> stand it.

    >
    > I've used iDen quite a bit over the last few years, and the technology has
    > made some very nice advances. I think you're failing to see that the best
    > of both worlds is possible.
    >
    >>
    >> Just like the proposed merger with Worldcom several years back, this
    >> proposal STINKS if true. I seriously hope it doesn't go through.
    >>
    >> --
    >> E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    >> Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    >>

    >
    >






  13. #13
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?


    "Spectre" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > Just remember adding two LOSERS together does not equal one WINNER! Sprint
    > customer service SUCKS ass and Nextel service / equipment is horrible.


    Interesting- I've never had a problem with either. Sprint customer service
    is much easier to deal with than either Verizon or Cingular, and I've taken
    Nextel phones places where I had no business getting a signal and yet did.

    But from the tone of your post, I guess I should just bow to your great
    technical grasp of the situation.





  14. #14
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    cr wrote:
    > Hopefully Verizon will step up and make a bid.
    > From what I have read they have thought about a Sprint merger before


    Personally, I've had my problems with Verizon. But while I wouldn't be
    too happy on principle, I'd still be more comfortable with such a
    merger, since it would make more sense than Sprint/Nextel.





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    Re: Sprint-Nextel merger?

    cr wrote:
    > Hopefully Verizon will step up and make a bid.
    > From what I have read they have thought about a Sprint merger before


    Personally, I've had my problems with Verizon. But while I wouldn't be
    too happy on principle, I'd still be more comfortable with such a
    merger, since it would make more sense than Sprint/Nextel.





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