Forbes repeated the possible buyout talk by DISH, after the spectrum auctions in Nov. Or someone got one of their buddies to re-run that thought so they could buy a big chunk and no one would think something was up.. With the Alibaba auction this Friday and Softbank owning 1/3 of the company their possible windfall of over $50 billion would be enough to buy TMUS. There are lot of balls up in the air in telecom. Vodaphone has a big wad of money from their sale to Verizon-$130 billion. And, the big tech guys like GOOG, MSFT CSCO or AAPL are out there with deep pockets.
I was watching on my phone and started getting excited that buyout news came on CNBC or something as it shot up so quick but then it dropped back down just as fast so guess a big buyer came in?
Should the time come for better , faster , and a cheaper network anything can happen and when you are dealing with consumers it will be their choice .I never said they word I stated that they could leave much easier and faster without a contract or if a ETF looks attractive enough.
I don't see any of the 4 major players leaving the wireless biz but customer signings have always changed and I am a firm believer that a good number may have come from areas that Sprint shut down under ClearWire and Nextel . The build out should tell the whole story in the future and should the 2.5 work like it does in other countries Sprint should have no problem recouping their customer loses. One other point is also the ageing population and that i mean kids growing into wireless toys will also make a large customer base for carriers so again time will tell.
That much is true. Try using a 5GHz wifi access point near a running microwave oven, fun times. That said, modern hardware is capable of detecting traffic on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and the multiple channels of each, and switching between them to minimize interference. Check out inSSIDer, it's a neat tool to visualize your local wifi traffic and pick the best configuration.
And again, the fact that wifi is inherently less bulletproof than cellular is a problem that everyone faces, not specific to a single carrier. The point is that none of the other carriers are taking steps to resolve that problem.
My point, which you conveniently insist on ignoring, is that despite the fact that customers are welcome to walk away at any time, they have instead been coming TO TMUS in increasingly large numbers. August marked the largest gain in post-paid customers for TMUS ever. Not this year, not this quarter; largest ever. Your argument is like saying "customers could punch themselves in the face at any time." Sure, but the smart ones aren't likely to do that, now are they? And most of them don't.
Spouting ? not really it is a fact that no contract customers can walk at will and that is from any carrier and all it takes is lower prices and TMUS proved that . so any major company with a better service lowers their price TMUS could also Bleed.
so what is new with TMUS Network now ? nothing.they give you a router for $25 or should I say rent or loan you one for coverage that gets you maybe another 100 ft of Wi-Fi coverage for your phone much like mine does since I did not go cheap when I bought the 1st time around so I could use my laptop while sitting under my shade tree and almost ever phone over the last few years is Wi-Fi- ready .One day there will be No Contracts as they started out only to recover phone cost from customers but them days are gone as you pay for the full price .
True but one must rember the service and rates of others may not have been in the areas TMUS has picked them customers up in yet.Here is another point to look at and this is why Sprint is working with Small cells alone with verizon.
Cellular vs WiFi
Cellular technology small cells represent an attractive alternative to WiFi, where interference management is difficult, Weldon said.
For Weldon, the key challenge with WiFi is that it uses unlicensed spectrum. "Even if I manage WiFi better, someone else can interfere with it," he noted. "In the end, I have to manage WiFi as well as I manage cellular, and make sure no one else brings competing WiFi into that space," he added. With smartphones able to act as WiFi access points, ruling out interference is impossible.
"I will never be able to manage WiFi as well as cellular, without replicating all the feature of cellular," Weldon said.
TMUS continues to be a strong buyout candidate, and it really is just a matter of when. Even if TMUS doesn't get another bid anytime soon, TMUS stands to gain in upcoming earnings since contracts are due for renewal, customers are picking up the new iphones and samsung phones. I am confident many more users will switch over from competitors. People would love to "cheat" on their current carriers for a 7-night stand, it's in their nature.
Agreed, Softbank will not make another go at TMUS. However, Softbank is definitely prepping for some acquisition...Big week for Softbank as Alibaba IPOs ..get on it!
If my memory is correct, Papa Son withdrew from the talks because he was not making any progress with the Feds. It did and does not mean he no longer has an interest in TMUS. He will be back assuming no one else has taken over in the mean time. I still see the pps about $50. I am holding.
I feel bad for Son, he's pouring water into a toilet with the drain open. You can't make a return on investment by dumping money into a company that's losing customers. And you can't make profits by participating in a price war while losing customers, you're only making less money from the few that remain. I can just see the Sprint holiday ads now: "That's right folks, we're the last place carrier now, but we swear our service is better than ever." Good luck repairing a damaged reputation and recovering customers while THAT story is all over the news. Claure is getting a lump of coal for xmas.
I see you can make a smart statement after all.
Sprint is going to buy back more customers in the near future the same way if not better then what TMUS has done. Wifi connection any carrier can do that it is just the matter of doing it TMUS has nothing over on anyone of the major players when it comes to this I know as i turn my phone on while typing it tells me I am connected to Home Wifi.
So Pinky whats Next that you are going to pull out of the Closet that other carriers have stored there in the Past.
No. Not just "no", but I'd place the odds at a roughly zero percent chance, for the same reason they stopped pursuing it in the first place: the government won't allow it, at least not with the current administration. That said, I'd be surprised if Son doesn't use some of that money to further improve Sprint's network, either manually or through some other acquisition.
Good afternoon all, I just got the call I will be asking Jim about TMUS and Dish during the "Lightning round tonight" Hopefully he has a bullish look as me, I just picked up numerous shares at the bell. Monday I hope is up trend. I just exited Sprint after 2 weeks of fun but yet insanity and will be playing in this camp for a week or so. (I am Marc From Castle Rock Colorado) Go T-Mobile
2. TMUS is firing on all cylinders, taking market share.
3. 2-3 Buyout offers to come.
4. One of the best CEO's and best management teams.
TMUS is the best investment out there IMHO. Its just a matter of a little more time.
Someone actually upvoted this? It's SPAM. TMUS isn't a penny stock and it isn't covered on that site.
You know who else can't get reliable wifi calling on a low quality public hotspot? EVERYONE. That's like buying a sport car that's great on the track and then complaining that it doesn't handle well on a dirt road.