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  1. #1
    Larry
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    The Koreans are coming! The Koreans are coming!




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  2. #2
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Korea's SK Telecom may buy Sprint!

    On 2008-07-15, Larry <[email protected]> wrote:
    > http://www.reportonbusiness.com/serv...wsprint0715/BN
    > Story/Business/home
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/5p5jl7
    >
    > The Koreans are coming! The Koreans are coming!
    >


    "Korean" is not necessarily a bad thing. The Korean auto brands --
    Kia, Daewoo and Hyundai -- all sucked ass when they were introduced. I
    don't think Daewoo is in the US anymore, but Hyundai has really turned
    the corner on quality, and then they bought Kia and turned them around
    too. Our 2005 Kia Sedona EX minivan -- bought new in February 2006 --
    has had zero quality problems, has a five-star safety rating, and as a
    bonus, even without the end-of-year bonuses and a $500 Kia owner
    loyalty bonus we got for trading a used Rio -- the top-of-the-line EX
    was cheaper than any other vehicle in its class at $29,000. As it is,
    with all of the rebates, we didn't even pay $22,000 for it.

    I would buy another Kia vehicle in a heartbeat.

    Closer to on-topic... my two Sprint cell phones were Samsungs (another Korean
    brand!) and were terrific phones. The only reason I own a Nokia now is because
    T-Mobile doesn't carry a Samsung phone with the features I want, or hasn't,
    anyhow. Nokia is my alternative to having to deal with Motorola's crappy
    customer service and shoddy product quality -- but if I could find a Samsung
    with the right feature set, I'd consider buying it next time I'm ready to
    upgrade.

    --
    Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
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  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Korea's SK Telecom may buy Sprint!

    On 2008-07-16, Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote:

    > the corner on quality, and then they bought Kia and turned them around
    > too. Our 2005 Kia Sedona EX minivan -- bought new in February 2006 --
    > has had zero quality problems, has a five-star safety rating, and as a
    > bonus, even without the end-of-year bonuses and a $500 Kia owner
    > loyalty bonus we got for trading a used Rio -- the top-of-the-line EX
    > was cheaper than any other vehicle in its class at $29,000.


    I should clarify: it was cheaper than any other top-of-the-line minivan.
    The base minivans start at about $26k.


    --
    Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
    Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol




  4. #4
    Larry
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    Re: Korea's SK Telecom may buy Sprint!

    Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > loyalty bonus we got for trading a used Rio -- the top-of-the-line EX
    > was cheaper than any other vehicle in its class at $29,000. As it is,
    > with all of the rebates, we didn't even pay $22,000 for it.
    >
    >


    ......and I'm feeling guilty about paying 13K for a new Smart CDi diesel....

    I'm not allowed to buy a Smart CDi diesel in the US. It won't pass the
    emission standards, even though it is the lowest carbon footprint vehicle
    on the road, if you take into account power plant emissions for electric
    cars we're not allowed to have, either.

    Goddamned oil company politicians don't WANT me to have a Smart CDi that
    only uses 3.3 litres per 100km of diesel OR VEGETABLE OIL.

    Why do we put up with this ****?




  5. #5
    Rico
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    Re: Korea's SK Telecom may buy Sprint!

    Larry <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]
    208.49.80.253:

    > http://www.reportonbusiness.com/serv...wsprint0715/BN
    > Story/Business/home
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/5p5jl7
    >
    > The Koreans are coming! The Koreans are coming!
    >


    Lol @ "you will have to buy this articke to continue reading" Ummm, no
    thanks.

    Anyways, I will terminate my sprint service after 10+ years if a foreign
    outfit buys it.



  6. #6
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: Korea's SK Telecom may buy Sprint!

    At 30 Jul 2008 04:12:22 +0000 Rico wrote:

    > > The Koreans are coming! The Koreans are coming!
    > >

    >
    > Lol @ "you will have to buy this articke to continue reading" Ummm, no
    > thanks.
    >
    > Anyways, I will terminate my sprint service after 10+ years if a foreign
    > outfit buys it.


    And switch to who? Vodaphone (Verizon)? Deutche Telekom (T-Mobile)? ;-)






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