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  1. #1
    Bill Radio
    Guest
    Today, Qwest Wireless began advertising new, "Unlimited" plans (for
    $50). They include all of Qwest's network instead of just each
    individual market.

    Will this be a snazzy way to get an Unlimited plan on the Sprint PCS
    network? I posed that question to Qwest Wireless, and they were
    woefully ignorant about Qwest's upcoming relationship with Sprint PCS.

    It seems the news reports about Qwest moving its customers to Sprint was
    somewhat miss-worded. The new Unlimited plans are clearly limited to
    "the Qwest Wireless network" (as shown on their TV spots), and one can
    sign up for a 2-year contract for that service. Qwest appears to be
    maintaining their own wireless network for at least that long.

    If this is so, this is good news for customers: Qwest will remain a
    competitor, and Sprint will only handle off-network roaming for Qwest
    users. Sprint users won't suddenly get capacity problems with bunches
    of new Qwest phones appearing. Sprint does get some new roaming
    revenue.

    This seems to be more in line with what we expected. Qwest still has
    the intention of offering Qwest-branded wireless service to business
    customers outside of their own markets, and that service will most
    likely will be delivered by Sprint.

    -Bill Radio

    Western U.S. Wireless Reviews & Ratings:
    http://www.MountainWireless.com






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  2. #2
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    How will Qwest's customers be able to use Vision unless they move their
    customers over to Sprint's system? Wasn't this one of the reasons this
    deal was made? I thought that all of Qwest's customers were going to be
    switched over to Sprint so they could use the data services and be more
    competitive. That's the way the articles led us to believe.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    [email protected] (Bill Radio) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Today, Qwest Wireless began advertising new, "Unlimited" plans (for
    > $50). They include all of Qwest's network instead of just each
    > individual market.
    >
    > Will this be a snazzy way to get an Unlimited plan on the Sprint PCS
    > network? I posed that question to Qwest Wireless, and they were
    > woefully ignorant about Qwest's upcoming relationship with Sprint PCS.
    >
    > It seems the news reports about Qwest moving its customers to Sprint was
    > somewhat miss-worded. The new Unlimited plans are clearly limited to
    > "the Qwest Wireless network" (as shown on their TV spots), and one can
    > sign up for a 2-year contract for that service. Qwest appears to be
    > maintaining their own wireless network for at least that long.
    >
    > If this is so, this is good news for customers: Qwest will remain a
    > competitor, and Sprint will only handle off-network roaming for Qwest
    > users. Sprint users won't suddenly get capacity problems with bunches
    > of new Qwest phones appearing. Sprint does get some new roaming
    > revenue.
    >
    > This seems to be more in line with what we expected. Qwest still has
    > the intention of offering Qwest-branded wireless service to business
    > customers outside of their own markets, and that service will most
    > likely will be delivered by Sprint.
    >
    > -Bill Radio
    >
    > Western U.S. Wireless Reviews & Ratings:
    > http://www.MountainWireless.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]


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  3. #3
    Bill Radio
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    Larry,
    Much of this is yet to be official. It hasn't been plastered in every
    newspaper and TV station in M/SP (Qwest's Call Center that I always
    get), like it has been in Denver. So this doesn't make sense to them
    because of the new plans being introduced.

    The simplest way to make this work is to add Sprint PCS to the Qwest PRL
    (it probably already is), and just program the billing computer to
    include calls on Sprint to go toward your Qwest plan.

    As far as using Vision, would it also be simple to forward a Qwest user
    over to Sprint when using Vision? That's another reason to make the two
    networks either use some of the same sites. And couldn't a Qwest user
    just have their Vision access be routed from a Qwest tower to the Sprint
    switch?

    When Qwest signs up a (business) customer in a non-Qwest city, say NYC,
    the PRL will find Sprint and will carry the call as part of the plan.
    Hopefully, Sprint will configure calls to 611 to go to Qwest CS. Qwest
    has bunches of business and LD customers outside of their 14-state
    territory and it is these who they want to gain as part of their service
    bundles.

    -Bill Radio

    Western U.S. Wireless Reviews & Ratings:
    http://www.MountainWireless.com


    [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote in article
    <vk7[email protected]>:
    > How will Qwest's customers be able to use Vision unless they move their
    > customers over to Sprint's system? Wasn't this one of the reasons this
    > deal was made? I thought that all of Qwest's customers were going to be
    > switched over to Sprint so they could use the data services and be more
    > competitive. That's the way the articles led us to believe.








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  4. #4
    nospam
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    Qwest is trying very hard to sell the network assets in one piece.
    And if they can't they will break it up and sell the PCS liscenses
    and equipment. Most of the Lucent CDMA equipment is 6-7 years
    old and can no longer be software upgraded like the Flexent
    platform can be. There is going to be a very thin profit margin for
    Qwest's customer's on Sprint's network.
    Qwest isn't going to run the network very long without revenue offsetting
    the expenses. Very soon afterwards they'll dismantle it if they have to.
    Qwest only has to give 1 month notice to landlords where the cell equipment
    is located. It works both ways though. Qwest Wireless having their own
    wireless network is a thing of the past.


    Bill Radio wrote:

    > Today, Qwest Wireless began advertising new, "Unlimited" plans (for
    > $50). They include all of Qwest's network instead of just each
    > individual market.
    >
    > Will this be a snazzy way to get an Unlimited plan on the Sprint PCS
    > network? I posed that question to Qwest Wireless, and they were
    > woefully ignorant about Qwest's upcoming relationship with Sprint PCS.
    >
    > It seems the news reports about Qwest moving its customers to Sprint was
    > somewhat miss-worded. The new Unlimited plans are clearly limited to
    > "the Qwest Wireless network" (as shown on their TV spots), and one can
    > sign up for a 2-year contract for that service. Qwest appears to be
    > maintaining their own wireless network for at least that long.
    >
    > If this is so, this is good news for customers: Qwest will remain a
    > competitor, and Sprint will only handle off-network roaming for Qwest
    > users. Sprint users won't suddenly get capacity problems with bunches
    > of new Qwest phones appearing. Sprint does get some new roaming
    > revenue.
    >
    > This seems to be more in line with what we expected. Qwest still has
    > the intention of offering Qwest-branded wireless service to business
    > customers outside of their own markets, and that service will most
    > likely will be delivered by Sprint.
    >
    > -Bill Radio
    >
    > Western U.S. Wireless Reviews & Ratings:
    > http://www.MountainWireless.com
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]





  5. #5
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    I still say there has to be more to this. Sprint reached a deal with
    their affiliate Ubiquitel PCS to take over the Montana market
    themselves. They made this announcement just a day or two after the
    Qwest deal was official. This has to mean that Qwest coverage in Montana
    will be converted to Sprint service.

    As far as a Qwest user having their Vision access be routed from a Qwest
    tower to the Sprint switch seems a little complicated to me. I wasn't
    aware that it could be done like that. But I suppose anything is
    possible

    I just hope that us Sprint users will benefit from this deal by having
    new coverage in Qwest markets like Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. If
    not then it will certainly be a big disappointment to some of us.


    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    [email protected] (Bill Radio) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Larry,
    > Much of this is yet to be official. It hasn't been plastered in every
    > newspaper and TV station in M/SP (Qwest's Call Center that I always
    > get), like it has been in Denver. So this doesn't make sense to them
    > because of the new plans being introduced.
    >
    > The simplest way to make this work is to add Sprint PCS to the Qwest PRL
    > (it probably already is), and just program the billing computer to
    > include calls on Sprint to go toward your Qwest plan.
    >
    > As far as using Vision, would it also be simple to forward a Qwest user
    > over to Sprint when using Vision? That's another reason to make the two
    > networks either use some of the same sites. And couldn't a Qwest user
    > just have their Vision access be routed from a Qwest tower to the Sprint
    > switch?
    >
    > When Qwest signs up a (business) customer in a non-Qwest city, say NYC,
    > the PRL will find Sprint and will carry the call as part of the plan.
    > Hopefully, Sprint will configure calls to 611 to go to Qwest CS. Qwest
    > has bunches of business and LD customers outside of their 14-state
    > territory and it is these who they want to gain as part of their service
    > bundles.
    >
    > -Bill Radio
    >
    > Western U.S. Wireless Reviews & Ratings:
    > http://www.MountainWireless.com
    >
    >
    > [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > How will Qwest's customers be able to use Vision unless they move their
    > > customers over to Sprint's system? Wasn't this one of the reasons this
    > > deal was made? I thought that all of Qwest's customers were going to be
    > > switched over to Sprint so they could use the data services and be more
    > > competitive. That's the way the articles led us to believe.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  6. #6
    nospam
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    Sprint is taking over Qwest's cell sites in Montana, Wyoming and
    the Dakotas. Currently there is obsolete Ericsson equipment at
    these locations. In Montana Qwest had a joint venture with
    Touch America.



    Larry Thomas wrote:

    > I still say there has to be more to this. Sprint reached a deal with
    > their affiliate Ubiquitel PCS to take over the Montana market
    > themselves. They made this announcement just a day or two after the
    > Qwest deal was official. This has to mean that Qwest coverage in Montana
    > will be converted to Sprint service.
    >
    > As far as a Qwest user having their Vision access be routed from a Qwest
    > tower to the Sprint switch seems a little complicated to me. I wasn't
    > aware that it could be done like that. But I suppose anything is
    > possible
    >
    > I just hope that us Sprint users will benefit from this deal by having
    > new coverage in Qwest markets like Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. If
    > not then it will certainly be a big disappointment to some of us.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997
    >
    > [email protected] (Bill Radio) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > Larry,
    > > Much of this is yet to be official. It hasn't been plastered in every
    > > newspaper and TV station in M/SP (Qwest's Call Center that I always
    > > get), like it has been in Denver. So this doesn't make sense to them
    > > because of the new plans being introduced.
    > >
    > > The simplest way to make this work is to add Sprint PCS to the Qwest PRL
    > > (it probably already is), and just program the billing computer to
    > > include calls on Sprint to go toward your Qwest plan.
    > >
    > > As far as using Vision, would it also be simple to forward a Qwest user
    > > over to Sprint when using Vision? That's another reason to make the two
    > > networks either use some of the same sites. And couldn't a Qwest user
    > > just have their Vision access be routed from a Qwest tower to the Sprint
    > > switch?
    > >
    > > When Qwest signs up a (business) customer in a non-Qwest city, say NYC,
    > > the PRL will find Sprint and will carry the call as part of the plan.
    > > Hopefully, Sprint will configure calls to 611 to go to Qwest CS. Qwest
    > > has bunches of business and LD customers outside of their 14-state
    > > territory and it is these who they want to gain as part of their service
    > > bundles.
    > >
    > > -Bill Radio
    > >
    > > Western U.S. Wireless Reviews & Ratings:
    > > http://www.MountainWireless.com
    > >
    > >
    > > [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > How will Qwest's customers be able to use Vision unless they move their
    > > > customers over to Sprint's system? Wasn't this one of the reasons this
    > > > deal was made? I thought that all of Qwest's customers were going to be
    > > > switched over to Sprint so they could use the data services and be more
    > > > competitive. That's the way the articles led us to believe.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]





  7. #7
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    That's what I figured would/will happen but how do you know this for
    sure? Others are claiming this might not be decided yet.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    nospam <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Sprint is taking over Qwest's cell sites in Montana, Wyoming and
    > the Dakotas. Currently there is obsolete Ericsson equipment at
    > these locations. In Montana Qwest had a joint venture with
    > Touch America.



    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  8. #8
    bro
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    >
    > Bill Radio wrote:
    >
    > > Today, Qwest Wireless began advertising new, "Unlimited" plans (for
    > > $50). They include all of Qwest's network instead of just each
    > > individual market.


    Qwests website is slightly uninformative. A csr today told me,
    "Local Unlimited" $50 is local only but includes 1 hour of Sprint
    roaming.
    And the "Anytime Unlimited" $80 includes all of their markets (in the
    14 states)
    and one hour of sprint roaming

    He said the first or middle of Sept. they will be announcing new plans
    that include more roaming. How much 'more' means, is anyones guess.

    > > Will this be a snazzy way to get an Unlimited plan on the Sprint PCS
    > > network?


    I hope so. You would get the best of both worlds, unlim Sprint roaming
    and, at least in my case, WAY BETTER LOCAL Denver coverage. I don't
    think Sprint comes close to Qwests local Denver coverage.

    > > It seems the news reports about Qwest moving its customers to Sprint was
    > > somewhat miss-worded. The new Unlimited plans are clearly limited to
    > > "the Qwest Wireless network" (as shown on their TV spots), and one can
    > > sign up for a 2-year contract for that service. Qwest appears to be
    > > maintaining their own wireless network for at least that long.
    > >
    > > If this is so, this is good news for customers: Qwest will remain a
    > > competitor, and Sprint will only handle off-network roaming for Qwest
    > > users. Sprint users won't suddenly get capacity problems with bunches
    > > of new Qwest phones appearing. Sprint does get some new roaming
    > > revenue.
    > >




  9. #9
    Bill Radio
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    Bro,
    Since I posted that, more than one Qwest 'insider' has emailed me to add
    more credible details.
    -All Qwest Wireless customers ARE moving to Sprint PCS.
    -They do intend to support Unlimited plans as long as the contract,
    regardless of network.
    -Sprint will take over (purchase?) several Qwest cell sites, presumably
    those where Sprint has no presence (MT, WY-but no Dakotas), so they can
    maintain current Qwest customers.
    -Qwest intends to use its existing PCS network for something else. My guess
    is a wi-fi-type hot spot access.

    On one point I will agree, in some locations in Colorado, Qwest's network is
    vastly superior. My office is one location, and if I were a Qwest customer,
    and was forced over to the Sprint network, I would terminate service,
    because Sprint doesn't work there. It would be a shame to lose some of the
    unique Qwest sites like Granby and Conifer, but you do gain others with
    Sprint.

    I get the idea from these 'insiders' that they too will sign up for these
    'unlimted' plans right before they migrate to Sprint. I am told the $50
    plan now includes all Qwest markets, and the $80 plan includes LD. Qwest
    charges .25/min. for LD on the $50 plans, and Sprint handles the calls (and
    always has). Surprising in that Qwest is an LD carrier themselves! All
    their plans seem to be evolving daily.

    I haven't looked today, but Qwest Wireless's web site hasn't been available
    for almost a month. Bad show, guys!

    -Bill



    "bro" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Qwests website is slightly uninformative. A csr today told me,
    > "Local Unlimited" $50 is local only but includes 1 hour of Sprint
    > roaming.
    > And the "Anytime Unlimited" $80 includes all of their markets (in the
    > 14 states)
    > and one hour of sprint roaming
    >
    > He said the first or middle of Sept. they will be announcing new plans
    > that include more roaming. How much 'more' means, is anyones guess.







  10. #10
    Sterling
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    Bill, I can access the website just fine!
    If its not working still, try using a different DNS server or ISP, as the
    one you are on might not have the current IP address correct..

    "Bill Radio" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bro,
    > Since I posted that, more than one Qwest 'insider' has emailed me to add
    > more credible details.
    > -All Qwest Wireless customers ARE moving to Sprint PCS.
    > -They do intend to support Unlimited plans as long as the contract,
    > regardless of network.
    > -Sprint will take over (purchase?) several Qwest cell sites, presumably
    > those where Sprint has no presence (MT, WY-but no Dakotas), so they can
    > maintain current Qwest customers.
    > -Qwest intends to use its existing PCS network for something else. My

    guess
    > is a wi-fi-type hot spot access.
    >
    > On one point I will agree, in some locations in Colorado, Qwest's network

    is
    > vastly superior. My office is one location, and if I were a Qwest

    customer,
    > and was forced over to the Sprint network, I would terminate service,
    > because Sprint doesn't work there. It would be a shame to lose some of

    the
    > unique Qwest sites like Granby and Conifer, but you do gain others with
    > Sprint.
    >
    > I get the idea from these 'insiders' that they too will sign up for these
    > 'unlimted' plans right before they migrate to Sprint. I am told the $50
    > plan now includes all Qwest markets, and the $80 plan includes LD. Qwest
    > charges .25/min. for LD on the $50 plans, and Sprint handles the calls

    (and
    > always has). Surprising in that Qwest is an LD carrier themselves! All
    > their plans seem to be evolving daily.
    >
    > I haven't looked today, but Qwest Wireless's web site hasn't been

    available
    > for almost a month. Bad show, guys!
    >
    > -Bill
    >
    >
    >
    > "bro" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Qwests website is slightly uninformative. A csr today told me,
    > > "Local Unlimited" $50 is local only but includes 1 hour of Sprint
    > > roaming.
    > > And the "Anytime Unlimited" $80 includes all of their markets (in the
    > > 14 states)
    > > and one hour of sprint roaming
    > >
    > > He said the first or middle of Sept. they will be announcing new plans
    > > that include more roaming. How much 'more' means, is anyones guess.

    >
    >
    >






  11. #11
    Maokh
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments


    > I hope so. You would get the best of both worlds, unlim Sprint
    > roaming
    > and, at least in my case, WAY BETTER LOCAL Denver coverage. I don't
    > think Sprint comes close to Qwests local Denver coverage.
    >


    Not too suprising ... seems like carriers do really well in their own
    stomping grounds. I wonder why?

    I take it qwest has an aging 2G network thats falling apart .. ?

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  12. #12
    Sterling
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    Qwest is actually pretty damn good in all of their "major markets"..
    Minneapolis, Spokane, Seattle/Tacoma, Portland, Phoenix, Denver, etc..

    I'm nearly willing to bet they beat the pants off of Sprint totally in every
    one of the major markets their network is in. Including voice quality.
    Qwest's network seems to have much more reliable voice quality (less
    choppyness, and garbles) than Sprint does.

    Yes, their network is still 2G CDMAOne (Lucent equip.).

    "Maokh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > > I hope so. You would get the best of both worlds, unlim Sprint
    > > roaming
    > > and, at least in my case, WAY BETTER LOCAL Denver coverage. I don't
    > > think Sprint comes close to Qwests local Denver coverage.
    > >

    >
    > Not too suprising ... seems like carriers do really well in their own
    > stomping grounds. I wonder why?
    >
    > I take it qwest has an aging 2G network thats falling apart .. ?
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >






  13. #13
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    I have yet to see Qwest win any kind of award for any of their markets.
    I also doubt they are better than Sprint in any of their markets. They
    have not been expanding and adding new sites like Sprint has plus they
    have been losing customers. The only advantage I see them having is very
    few people using the system so less capacity issues which can lead to
    better voice quality in some areas.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    "Sterling" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Qwest is actually pretty damn good in all of their "major markets"..
    > Minneapolis, Spokane, Seattle/Tacoma, Portland, Phoenix, Denver, etc..
    >
    > I'm nearly willing to bet they beat the pants off of Sprint totally in every
    > one of the major markets their network is in. Including voice quality.
    > Qwest's network seems to have much more reliable voice quality (less
    > choppyness, and garbles) than Sprint does.
    >
    > Yes, their network is still 2G CDMAOne (Lucent equip.).
    >
    > "Maokh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > > I hope so. You would get the best of both worlds, unlim Sprint
    > > > roaming
    > > > and, at least in my case, WAY BETTER LOCAL Denver coverage. I don't
    > > > think Sprint comes close to Qwests local Denver coverage.
    > > >

    > >
    > > Not too suprising ... seems like carriers do really well in their own
    > > stomping grounds. I wonder why?
    > >
    > > I take it qwest has an aging 2G network thats falling apart .. ?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    > >

    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  14. #14
    Sterling
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    It was USWest Wireless before Qwest ever had it, they had been built out for
    years before the Qwest merger... and didn't really miss many areas. Qwest
    Wireless is continue to buildout cells for a while after the merger, only
    within the last couple of years had they kinda left the network alone.
    I'd invite you to take a Qwest and a Sprint PCS phone out to Seattle
    sometime and compare both one on one. Qwest's got a pretty damn good
    network, and it's a shame that the company had to get ruined by their
    ex-CEO.

    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have yet to see Qwest win any kind of award for any of their markets.
    > I also doubt they are better than Sprint in any of their markets. They
    > have not been expanding and adding new sites like Sprint has plus they
    > have been losing customers. The only advantage I see them having is very
    > few people using the system so less capacity issues which can lead to
    > better voice quality in some areas.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997
    >
    >
    >
    > "Sterling" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > Qwest is actually pretty damn good in all of their "major markets"..
    > > Minneapolis, Spokane, Seattle/Tacoma, Portland, Phoenix, Denver, etc..
    > >
    > > I'm nearly willing to bet they beat the pants off of Sprint totally in

    every
    > > one of the major markets their network is in. Including voice quality.
    > > Qwest's network seems to have much more reliable voice quality (less
    > > choppyness, and garbles) than Sprint does.
    > >
    > > Yes, their network is still 2G CDMAOne (Lucent equip.).
    > >
    > > "Maokh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > >
    > > > > I hope so. You would get the best of both worlds, unlim Sprint
    > > > > roaming
    > > > > and, at least in my case, WAY BETTER LOCAL Denver coverage. I don't
    > > > > think Sprint comes close to Qwests local Denver coverage.
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > Not too suprising ... seems like carriers do really well in their own
    > > > stomping grounds. I wonder why?
    > > >
    > > > I take it qwest has an aging 2G network thats falling apart .. ?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > > > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]






  15. #15
    nospam
    Guest

    Re: Qwest Wireless Developments

    Very true. You sound like you're an employee.



    Sterling wrote:

    > It was USWest Wireless before Qwest ever had it, they had been built out for
    > years before the Qwest merger... and didn't really miss many areas. Qwest
    > Wireless is continue to buildout cells for a while after the merger, only
    > within the last couple of years had they kinda left the network alone.
    > I'd invite you to take a Qwest and a Sprint PCS phone out to Seattle
    > sometime and compare both one on one. Qwest's got a pretty damn good
    > network, and it's a shame that the company had to get ruined by their
    > ex-CEO.
    >
    > "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I have yet to see Qwest win any kind of award for any of their markets.
    > > I also doubt they are better than Sprint in any of their markets. They
    > > have not been expanding and adding new sites like Sprint has plus they
    > > have been losing customers. The only advantage I see them having is very
    > > few people using the system so less capacity issues which can lead to
    > > better voice quality in some areas.
    > >
    > > --
    > > -Larry
    > > Sprint user since 1997
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Sterling" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > Qwest is actually pretty damn good in all of their "major markets"..
    > > > Minneapolis, Spokane, Seattle/Tacoma, Portland, Phoenix, Denver, etc..
    > > >
    > > > I'm nearly willing to bet they beat the pants off of Sprint totally in

    > every
    > > > one of the major markets their network is in. Including voice quality.
    > > > Qwest's network seems to have much more reliable voice quality (less
    > > > choppyness, and garbles) than Sprint does.
    > > >
    > > > Yes, their network is still 2G CDMAOne (Lucent equip.).
    > > >
    > > > "Maokh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > >
    > > > > > I hope so. You would get the best of both worlds, unlim Sprint
    > > > > > roaming
    > > > > > and, at least in my case, WAY BETTER LOCAL Denver coverage. I don't
    > > > > > think Sprint comes close to Qwests local Denver coverage.
    > > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > Not too suprising ... seems like carriers do really well in their own
    > > > > stomping grounds. I wonder why?
    > > > >
    > > > > I take it qwest has an aging 2G network thats falling apart .. ?
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > > > > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]





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