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    Steve Sobol
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  2. #2
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    [email protected] wrote:

    > Steve,
    >
    > The best thing to come out of this deal for us might be the new
    > coverage on Hwy 58 and Hwy 395 that Sprint will be getting as a result
    > of this deal. Bishop, Mammoth, Mojave, Tehacapi, and Ridgecrest are
    > included. The Nextel cell sites in that area will be converted to
    > Sprint possibily in 12-18 months.


    Y'all know where my issues are with Sprint: by the cement plants, on National
    Trails Highway (old US 66/US 91) at Air Expressway in Victorville. That's the
    only big hole Sprint has around here - I'd like to see it fixed. Improving
    coverage on 395 in or around Adelanto may fix a couple minor problems I have
    out there too.

    *crossing fingers!*


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  3. #3
    Joseph
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    On 15 Dec 2004 16:00:30 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

    >Steve,
    >
    >The best thing to come out of this deal for us might be the new
    >coverage on Hwy 58 and Hwy 395 that Sprint will be getting as a result
    >of this deal. Bishop, Mammoth, Mojave, Tehacapi, and Ridgecrest are
    >included. The Nextel cell sites in that area will be converted to
    >Sprint possibily in 12-18 months.


    Decidedly you're an optimist.

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  4. #4
    Rod Golding
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    I can not believe my eyes. You people are talking about a couple of cell
    towers and how it will "improve your coverage in your small little corner of
    your world". What about the thousands of people that are going to lose there
    jobs on both the Sprint and Nextel side. And on top of it Sprint will be
    able to completely screw up Nextel as they have their own company and look
    what they have to do, buy a profitable company in order to make their
    company look good. It is indeed a sad day in the world of cellular and once
    again corporate greed prevails.



    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Steve,
    >
    > The best thing to come out of this deal for us might be the new
    > coverage on Hwy 58 and Hwy 395 that Sprint will be getting as a result
    > of this deal. Bishop, Mammoth, Mojave, Tehacapi, and Ridgecrest are
    > included. The Nextel cell sites in that area will be converted to
    > Sprint possibily in 12-18 months.
    >






  5. #5
    Mike
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    "Rod Golding" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I can not believe my eyes. You people are talking about a couple of cell
    > towers and how it will "improve your coverage in your small little corner

    of
    > your world". What about the thousands of people that are going to lose

    there
    > jobs on both the Sprint and Nextel side. And on top of it Sprint will be
    > able to completely screw up Nextel as they have their own company and look
    > what they have to do, buy a profitable company in order to make their
    > company look good. It is indeed a sad day in the world of cellular and

    once
    > again corporate greed prevails.



    You are such a twit! "Corporate greed"? The ENTIRE purpose of a
    corporation is to return a profit for the shareholders! That's the way it
    is meant to be!







  6. #6
    Rod Golding
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    And also supply jobs to the community which in turn spends money on cell
    plans, all a big circle.

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    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > "Rod Golding" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I can not believe my eyes. You people are talking about a couple of cell
    >> towers and how it will "improve your coverage in your small little corner

    > of
    >> your world". What about the thousands of people that are going to lose

    > there
    >> jobs on both the Sprint and Nextel side. And on top of it Sprint will be
    >> able to completely screw up Nextel as they have their own company and
    >> look
    >> what they have to do, buy a profitable company in order to make their
    >> company look good. It is indeed a sad day in the world of cellular and

    > once
    >> again corporate greed prevails.

    >
    >
    > You are such a twit! "Corporate greed"? The ENTIRE purpose of a
    > corporation is to return a profit for the shareholders! That's the way it
    > is meant to be!
    >
    >
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Rod Golding
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    And how much is enough? 20%, 30%, 40%? More?


    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > "Rod Golding" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I can not believe my eyes. You people are talking about a couple of cell
    >> towers and how it will "improve your coverage in your small little corner

    > of
    >> your world". What about the thousands of people that are going to lose

    > there
    >> jobs on both the Sprint and Nextel side. And on top of it Sprint will be
    >> able to completely screw up Nextel as they have their own company and
    >> look
    >> what they have to do, buy a profitable company in order to make their
    >> company look good. It is indeed a sad day in the world of cellular and

    > once
    >> again corporate greed prevails.

    >
    >
    > You are such a twit! "Corporate greed"? The ENTIRE purpose of a
    > corporation is to return a profit for the shareholders! That's the way it
    > is meant to be!
    >
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    J A Haynes
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    I was all excited about the arrangement until I found out that Sprint bought
    Nextel and not the other way around. I hear terrible things about Sprint,
    especially in the arena of billing and customer service. So, now I'm really
    worried.

    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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  9. #9
    Jack Hamilton
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Rod Golding" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> I can not believe my eyes. You people are talking about a couple of cell
    >> towers and how it will "improve your coverage in your small little corner

    >of
    >> your world". What about the thousands of people that are going to lose

    >there
    >> jobs on both the Sprint and Nextel side. And on top of it Sprint will be
    >> able to completely screw up Nextel as they have their own company and look
    >> what they have to do, buy a profitable company in order to make their
    >> company look good. It is indeed a sad day in the world of cellular and

    >once
    >> again corporate greed prevails.

    >
    >
    >You are such a twit! "Corporate greed"? The ENTIRE purpose of a
    >corporation is to return a profit for the shareholders! That's the way it
    >is meant to be!


    Well, no. Corporations are not natural entities. They are created by
    human laws, and their purpose is whatever those laws declare it to be.



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    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
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  10. #10
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    Rod Golding wrote:
    > I can not believe my eyes. You people are talking about a couple of cell
    > towers and how it will "improve your coverage in your small little corner of
    > your world". What about the thousands of people that are going to lose there
    > jobs on both the Sprint and Nextel side.


    Having lost jobs before due to companies being bought, I certainly don't wish
    to minimize the impact of the layoffs.

    Just because I haven't said anything about them -- and we don't know what
    exactly is going to happen yet, so any talk about layoffs is premature anyhow
    -- just because I haven't said anything about layoffs doesn't mean I'm cheering
    about them.

    > And on top of it Sprint will be
    > able to completely screw up Nextel as they have their own company and look
    > what they have to do, buy a profitable company in order to make their
    > company look good. It is indeed a sad day in the world of cellular and once
    > again corporate greed prevails.


    I'm sick and tired of hearing "X sucks." All cellular carriers suck. Nextel has
    pissed-off former customers too.

    Don't like Sprint? That's your choice and you have a right to your opinion.
    Sprint has worked well for me and has done better than another carrier that is
    supposed to have a far better network and far better customer service. YMMV.

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  11. #11
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    J A Haynes wrote:
    > I was all excited about the arrangement until I found out that Sprint bought
    > Nextel and not the other way around. I hear terrible things about Sprint,
    > especially in the arena of billing and customer service. So, now I'm really
    > worried.


    They used to be horrible. I've been with them since 12/2000 and they have made
    a bunch of huge improvements since then. They absolutely still have their
    issues and there is still work to do, and they have a crappy reputation to
    overcome because they lost a lot of customers back a couple years ago. But
    they've made huge improvements in many areas.

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    Sprint still has the highest rate of customers who leave and Nextel still has the lowest rate. This is why they are merging. Hopefully they take the good from both. I has sprint before i switched to Nextel and I though the service was good and they has a good choice of phones but the customer service is what drove me away. I have had dealings with just about every carrier out there and Nextel has by far the best customer service of all of them.



  13. #13
    John Richards
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    The way capitalism is supposed to work, if one company was making
    that much profit, you'd see all sorts of new competition getting into
    the field, with the end result being a lowering of prices.

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    "Rod Golding" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > And how much is enough? 20%, 30%, 40%? More?
    >
    >
    > "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    >>
    >> You are such a twit! "Corporate greed"? The ENTIRE purpose of a
    >> corporation is to return a profit for the shareholders! That's the way it
    >> is meant to be!





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    John R. Copeland
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
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    >=20
    > .... and they have a crappy reputation to=20
    > overcome because they lost a lot of customers back a couple years ago. =

    But=20
    > they've made huge improvements in many areas.
    >=20
    > --=20
    > Steven J. Sobol


    You may recall that many of those lost customers were terminated by =
    Sprint.
    They were deadbeats signed on by the failed policies of the previous
    administration, policies of marketing to people with poor credit =
    histories.
    Gary Forsee came on board in late 2002, and has improved Sprint greatly.




  15. #15
    John Richards
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    Re: Sprint, Nextel agree to merge

    > "Corporate greed"? The ENTIRE purpose of a
    > corporation is to return a profit for the shareholders! That's the way it
    > is meant to be!


    But in fact what we're seeing is that the compensation paid to CEOs
    is growing by leaps and bounds, while stockholder returns and
    employee salaries have remained stagnant in terms of real dollars.

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    John Richards



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