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  1. #1
    Steve Sobol
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    Hey, I see the merger's been approved. http://www.newCingular.com/ crows about
    the combined company having the largest network, but the fine print at the
    bottom of the page says

    The ALLOVER(SM) Network covers 268 million people.

    Sprint was saying a couple years ago that their network covers 280 million people.

    Interesting...

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  2. #2
    Dave C.
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    Re: Biggest network?


    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hey, I see the merger's been approved. http://www.newCingular.com/ crows
    > about the combined company having the largest network, but the fine print
    > at the bottom of the page says
    >
    > The ALLOVER(SM) Network covers 268 million people.
    >
    > Sprint was saying a couple years ago that their network covers 280 million
    > people.
    >


    Before they lost a couple hundred million. -Dave





  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Biggest network?

    Dave C. wrote:

    > Before they lost a couple hundred million. -Dave


    Heh. I'm a Sprint customer, and was a Sprint customer a few years ago when
    they *really* sucked. I stuck with them and they've improved greatly. They had
    made a number of improvements already when they started advertising that
    number, and while they've had their fair share of churn, I'm reasonably sure it
    wasn't a couple hundred million customers.

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  4. #4

    Re: Biggest network?

    Sprint actually claims to cover 240 million people natively and 273
    million with roaming partners included. They've never claimed to cover
    280 million.




  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Biggest network?

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Sprint actually claims to cover 240 million people natively and 273
    > million with roaming partners included. They've never claimed to cover
    > 280 million.


    Weird. I remember hearing "the largest nationwide network serving over 280
    million people" on Sprint ads... on a regular basis.



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  6. #6
    John Navas
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    Re: Biggest network?

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 02 Nov 2004 12:47:49 -0800, Steve
    Sobol <[email protected]> wrote:

    >[email protected] wrote:


    >> Sprint actually claims to cover 240 million people natively and 273
    >> million with roaming partners included. They've never claimed to cover
    >> 280 million.

    >
    >Weird. I remember hearing "the largest nationwide network serving over 280
    >million people" on Sprint ads... on a regular basis.


    <http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Pa...der_id=1371443>:

    "... reaching more than 280 million people..."

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  7. #7

    Re: Biggest network?

    It was actually 230 million for the longest time. Then it became 240
    million as the affiliates launched some new markets.




  8. #8
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Biggest network?

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    In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Hey, I see the merger's been approved. http://www.newCingular.com/ crows about
    > the combined company having the largest network, but the fine print at the
    > bottom of the page says
    >
    > The ALLOVER(SM) Network covers 268 million people.
    >
    > Sprint was saying a couple years ago that their network covers 280 million people.
    >


    They say currently "Today, the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network
    connects more than 240 million people."

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  9. #9
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Biggest network?

    In alt.cellular.sprintpcs John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>Weird. I remember hearing "the largest nationwide network serving over 280
    >>million people" on Sprint ads... on a regular basis.

    >
    > <http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Pa...der_id=1371443>:
    >
    > "... reaching more than 280 million people..."
    >


    That is with the Free & Clear America [or Fair & Flexible America] plan,
    which includes all the free roaming [essentially includes what Verizon
    covers digitally].

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  10. #10
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Biggest network?

    [email protected] wrote:
    > It was actually 230 million for the longest time. Then it became 240
    > million as the affiliates launched some new markets.


    Yes, I remember that...



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  11. #11
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Biggest network?

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:

    > They say currently "Today, the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network
    > connects more than 240 million people."


    The link given by John Navas in this thread says 280.


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  12. #12
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Biggest network?

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:

    > They say currently "Today, the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network
    > connects more than 240 million people."


    Hm. Actually, the voice network covers 280 million. "Enhanced" means areas
    where services like Vision are available, no?


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  13. #13

    Re: Biggest network?

    I couldn't see anything in that thread that says 280 million. It's
    still 240 million:

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/ue...tworkAdvantage




  14. #14
    Jer
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    Re: Biggest network?

    John Navas wrote:
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Tue, 02 Nov 2004 12:47:49 -0800, Steve
    > Sobol <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>[email protected] wrote:

    >
    >
    >>>Sprint actually claims to cover 240 million people natively and 273
    >>>million with roaming partners included. They've never claimed to cover
    >>>280 million.

    >>
    >>Weird. I remember hearing "the largest nationwide network serving over 280
    >>million people" on Sprint ads... on a regular basis.

    >
    >
    > <http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Pa...der_id=1371443>:
    >
    > "... reaching more than 280 million people..."
    >



    So "reaching more than 280M people" and "having 280M clients" are two
    different kettles of fish. I get it.

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  15. #15
    John Navas
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    Re: Biggest network?

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on 2 Nov 2004
    16:51:40 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

    >I couldn't see anything in that thread that says 280 million. It's
    >still 240 million:
    >
    >http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/ue...tworkAdvantage


    <http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Pa...der_id=1371443>:

    "... reaching more than 280 million people..."

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