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mr_whigglee 86 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 9, 2016 2:39 PM Member since: Dec 1, 2011
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  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Jun 9, 2016 2:39 PM Flag

    Tough crowd....

    June 9, 2016
    Verizon May See No Growth Through 2017
    Verizon Communications (VZ: NYSE) By Pacific Crest Securities ($51.25, June 8, 2016)
    We are lowering estimates on Verizon Communications due to increased costs from its six-week long union strike. While the market has been expecting this, we believe there could be additional room to the downside because execution throughout the remainder of 2016 has little room for error.

  • Reply to

    Back to $5 soon

    by johnnydetroit Jun 8, 2016 11:41 AM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Jun 9, 2016 2:14 PM Flag

    JD Read the Sprint SEC'll find the SB % of ownership and the amount of outstanding common shares held.

  • the Street is taking notice. Will AT&T be next ?

    Will Verizon’s Debt Position Make it the next Sprint?
    Verizon announces plans to look into different avenues to finance handsets

    While presenting at the Merrill Lynch Global Telecom and Media conference in London, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) announced plans to look into different avenues to finance its handsets. The announcement comes during a time when the company is already burdened with a large amount of debt.

    The mobile carrier has been securitizing $2 billion a quarter (running through its cash flow from operations) on a private basis, through a group of banks. Verizon has also been looking into asset-backed securitization (ABS) to finance handsets. However, the carrier will add those financing methods in the third quarter of this year.

    Although, the ABS financing will help have a positive impact on the carrier’s leverage calculations as the ABS backed loans will not be treated like the secured market, its need to look into such forms of financing depicts the mobile carrier’s grave financial position. The company’s mounting debt puts serious questions on how it will finance its latest acquisitions and activities.

    Verizon has also been eyeing to take over Yahoo’s core business; the carrier has made a $3 billion bid for the search engine’s assets. It continues to make aggressive efforts to position itself as a leader in the digital media industry. According to the company’s financial performance, Verizon has more than $103 billion in total debt in the first-quarter of this year.

  • Wonder if the entrepreneurial genius Masa Son has SB involved?
    FCC 600-MHz Low-Band Airwave Auction Remains on Course
    By, June 06, 2016, 10:02:00 AM EDT
    The 600 MHz low-band wireless spectrum auction, popularly known as Incentive Auction, kicked off by the U.S. telecom regulator Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Mar 29, 2016, is progressing smoothly. Low-band spectrum is crucial for wireless operators as the signals can be transmitted over longer distances and through brick-and-mortar walls in cities. These airwaves are being freed by TV broadcasters who no longer have any productive use of the same.

    The FCC will resell the acquired spectrums to wireless operators, other cable MSOs (multi service operators) or tech firms through competitive bidding. The freed 600 MHz TV spectrums will instead be utilized by wireless operators to expand and strengthen their 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks as well as for the upcoming 5G wireless standard. The bidding for these spectrums began from May 31, 2016.

    Important bidders include national telecom giants like Verizon Communications Inc. VZ , AT&T Inc. T , T-Mobile US Inc. TMUS , satellite TV operator DISH Network Corp. DISH and cable MSOs (multi service operators) such as Comcast Corp. CMCSA and Liberty Global Inc. Completion of the auction process may take more than a year. The freed spectrums cannot be utilized commercially before 2020.

  • Ergen, you scoundrel. Buying more Spectrum just to resell? Na, you've always wanted to be in wireless.

    Dish Network Announces Debt Offering

    DISH Network Corporation (“DISH Network”) (DISH) today announced that its subsidiary, DISH DBS Corporation (“DISH DBS”), plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, approximately $750 million aggregate principal amount of its senior notes. The net proceeds of the offering are intended to be used for strategic transactions, which may include wireless and spectrum-related strategic transactions.

    The notes will only be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes being offered have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. The notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes; nor shall there be any sale of these notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

  • mr_whigglee by mr_whigglee Jun 2, 2016 2:12 PM Flag

    Charlie continues to hang tough.

    DISH Designates AWS-4 as Downlink; 3GPP Working Group Completes Band 70 to Integrate DISH Spectrum with AWS-3 Spectrum


    Today, DISH Network Corporation (DISH) filed a letter with the FCC electing to use 20 MHz of AWS-4 uplink spectrum (2000-2020 MHz) for downlink operations, resulting in all 40 MHz of DISH’s AWS-4 spectrum being designated for downlink operations. The FCC provided DISH with the right to make this election in 2013.

    DISH also announced that the RAN4 working group of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the global wireless standards body, last week agreed on Band 70 specifications. Formal approval of the band is anticipated later this month.

    Band 70 combines three spectrum blocks encompassing DISH’s current AWS-4 spectrum as downlink (2000-2020 MHz), DISH's H block downlink spectrum (1995-2000 MHz), and unpaired AWS-3 uplink spectrum (1695-1710 MHz). 3GPP formal approval will enable the development of devices and infrastructure that supports Band 70.

    “Similar to Band 66 approved in December 2015, the asymmetric Band 70 includes a greater proportion of downlink spectrum relative to uplink, enhancing the overall utility of the spectrum as the growth of video and other downlink-intensive traffic continues to increase,” said Tom Cullen, DISH executive vice president of Corporate Development. “Consumer trends clearly support the efficient combination of different spectrum blocks into a single, asymmetric band. Moreover, our AWS-4 election leads to a better coexistence with the adjacent downlink PCS operations. We’re pleased with the working group level completion of Band 70 as these standards efforts are a necessary step in developing the ecosystem.”

    DISH and the entities in which it has invested have on average almost 80 MHz of spectrum nationwide, covering over 23 billion MHz-POPs.

  • Reply to

    Sprint joins zero-rated data bandwagon .....

    by mr_whigglee May 19, 2016 2:39 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 27, 2016 5:33 PM Flag

    Tom the Rat created his ID around 2-22-16, and began his nonstop trashing of Marcello, Sprint and Softbank. Sprint closed at around $3.02 the day the Rat signed onto this board. Tom the Rat's skill sets need realignment . Marcelo probably put his boot directly on Tom the rats neck and never let up. The Rat is looking for his pound of flesh.

    ttwiitch • May 19, 2016 3:50 PM

    LOL. I don't know what's more pathetic... your trying to communicate with Sprint's CEO on a yahoo finance discussion board, the fact that he's probably listening (as this board is cornerstone to Sprint's social media strategy), or that you think I'm a mole. Never mind, it's all pathetic.

    Btw, what Sprint is doing here is illegal and in violation of net neutrality.

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 27, 2016 1:52 PM Flag

    Marcelo.... Tom the Rat is a mole or a troll. He's personally trying to take you down . Be smart... Connect the dots .....

    May 19, 2016 9:57 AM Flag

    Yeah, Sprint's the foremost authority on advertising (/sarcasm)... Just look at how #$%$ their brand is and their advertising compared to the big 3. No company worth a s would ever hire them. Unless they want to call their competition politically incorrect slurs and receive a backlash.

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 27, 2016 12:38 PM Flag

    Marcelo is a Bolivian Immigrant who came to America and has done well. He's a stand up Latino. Tom the Rat is trying to bring him down, but why?

    ttwiitch • May 19, 2016 9:57 AM Flag

    Yeah, Sprint's the foremost authority on advertising (/sarcasm)... Just look at how #$%$ their brand is and their advertising compared to the big 3. No company worth a s would ever hire them. Unless they want to call their competition politically incorrect slurs and receive a backlash.

  • Lots of fuzzy math here...

    AT&T, Verizon Face ‘Funding Gap’ Tied To Device Financing Plans

    The big four wireless firms — Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), T-Mobile US (TMUS) and Sprint (S) — will face a $55 billion funding gap by 2018 due to customer loans tied to mobile phone financing plans, says Moody’s Investor Service.

    Wireless firms have stepped up marketing of so-called equipment installment plans (EIPs) amid stiff competition for subscribers that want Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy devices and others.

    Verizon could see its funding gap from EIPs rise to $25 billion by 2018, with AT&T close behind at $19.7 billion, according to the Moody’s research report. T-Mobile and Sprint would have outstanding loans of about $4.4 billion and $4.7 billion, respectively, estimates Moody’s.

    Verizon has said it’s looking at how to securitize customer contracts to help lower its capital costs. Securitizations would reduce its reliance on new corporate debt. Verizon is close to issuing such debt, analysts say.

    The Moody’s report said “EIPs now account for the majority of phone sales, which poses significant working capital shortfalls for wireless carriers.”

    Craig Moffett, an analyst at MoffetNathanson, says the Moody’s report is consistent with his research.

    “The telecommunications industry is far more leveraged, and therefore far riskier, than it initially appears,” Moffett said in an email. “The new plans also significantly inflate EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), thereby understating leverage ratios.

    “After you add capital leases and unfunded pension and post-retirement health care benefits, you get a balance sheet picture that is much different than the relatively rosy one on the surface.”

  • Key CFO phrase; "we do want to retain ownership of the spectrum"!
    Sprint CFO: We will lease some spectrum assets via 'spectrum leaseco' within next several months
    May 25, 2016 | By Mike Dano
    Sprint's (NYSE: S) CFO said the carrier is working on a financial arrangement where it will sell the rights to some of its spectrum licenses to an unnamed entity that will then lease those rights back to Sprint. Sprint's Tarek Robbiati said the company expects to finalize the money-raising effort within the coming months.

    "There's a lot of work happening on the spectrum leaseco," Robbiati said in an appearance at the 44th Annual J.P. Morgan Conference. "I did not want to do that early on, for a very simple reason: Spectrum is at the heart of value for Sprint."

    However, Robbiati said Sprint is moving forward with its spectrum leasing plans, which likely will focus on its trove of 2.5 GHz spectrum licenses. "Right now we're in the middle of driving work on spectrum leaseco," he said. "This is expected to happen within the next several months. I don't want to give a specific date because I do want to drive the lowest cost of capital in the cost structure."

    Added Robbiati: "We do want to retain ownership of the spectrum," he said. "We want to do it in a way that allows us to raise capital without relinquishing the rights on the spectrum."

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 26, 2016 1:16 PM Flag

    and Tom the Rat implies below that Marcelo, who BTW is a standout in the Latino community, promotes 'slurs'? and bashes Sprint's brand, again. and, Tom the rat is once again attacking his 'friend' Marcelo. But why all this angst?

    ttwiitch • May 19, 2016 9:57 AM Flag

    Yeah, Sprint's the foremost authority on advertising (/sarcasm)... Just look at how #$%$ their brand is and their advertising compared to the big 3. No company worth a s would ever hire them. Unless they want to call their competition politically incorrect slurs and receive a backlash.

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 26, 2016 1:09 PM Flag

    Tom the Rat gets more and more frustrated at Marcelo and Sprint. What is behind all this angst? Below, Tom the Rat is bashing [again] Sprint's business, run by Marcelo. [Tom the Rats 'friend'] What is Tom the Rat's motive here? Why does he have such a negative attitude towards Sprint and Marcelo? Is the Rat really a Tmus mole? maybe-maybe not. OR, Is Tom the Rat a Sprint vendor or former Sprint vendor of some type? Something is odd about 'Tom'....

    ttwiitch • May 19, 2016 9:57 AM Flag

    Remember when I said that Sprint would branch out into other business to try to distract the colossal charlie foxtrot that is their core business?... See your post. LOL.

    Yeah, Sprint's the foremost authority on advertising (/sarcasm)... Just look at how #$%$ their brand is and their advertising compared to the big 3. No company worth a s would ever hire them. Unless they want to call their competition politically incorrect slurs and receive a backlash.

  • Reply to

    Social media strategies of Sprint and T-Mobile.

    by mr_whigglee May 24, 2016 4:53 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 26, 2016 10:52 AM Flag

    Speaking of Social media engagements,

    Marcelo, do you use Twitter to communicate? Is the address below yours?

    MarceloClaure ‏@marceloclaure · 12h12 hours ago

    MarceloClaure Retweeted Sharee ❁

    So happy you made the #SwitchToSprint & took advantage of our #iPhone6s #BOGO offer! Welcome to @sprint!

    Social media engagement

    When it comes to social media engagement, the leaders of these two companies truly lead by example.

    Both CEO's of Sprint and T-Mobile are heavily involved on Twitter, and not just with reporters, bloggers, or celebrities. They're interacting with everyone, including their most important audience, their customers.

  • Reply to

    Rinse and Repeat

    by b.sandoval1968 May 4, 2016 4:11 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 26, 2016 10:24 AM Flag

    Tom the Rat, besmirching Marcelo once again on this board, but claiming Marcelo is his 'friend' elsewhere. What kind of a person does this? Tom the Rat says below that Marcelo is inept at running a business. The Rat also implies that Marcelo is driving the dialogue on this board. Marcelo's brilliant social media strategy? Tom the Rat has a motive. Marcelo, he is personally going after you....

    ttwiitch • May 4, 2016 9:19 PM Flag

    You guys have to be the dumbest investors on the planet. Either that or you work for Sprint or are one of whigglees or greekmonsters 100's of logins (part of Marcelo's brilliant social media strategy i.e. pump and dump on a yahoo discussion board). The stock is worse than a penny stock at this point and you're totally being played by S leaders. You fail at the 1st rule of investing... don't get emotional. The company still has a ton of debt, is offloading all it's valuable assets, and barely gets positive postpaid adds for the quarter. LMAO. All Marcelo can do is say it's better than AT&T and Verizon?? Why doesn't he compare it to T-Mobile? Oh, that's right, T-Mobile crushed their adds by 3x their first quarter of un-carrier, when it took Marcelo's whole second year to get 1/3 of the same. And Sprint had to cut prices by 50% to achieve even that. While T-Mobile grew revenue and achieved a lot more. Feel free to ignore the facts and call Sprint "innovative."

    Sad thing for you lemmings is that there's no catalyst for Sprint in the near future. The stock is going to fall below $3 again. Especially when the next root metrics report is released which will include VoLTE for the first time. Even when they sell, it will just be the assets and not the entire company.

    Have fun. I'll be laughing

  • Seems as though Sprint's 2.5 spectrum, in part, is mentioned below, as preferred by wireless carriers, etc. so, Sprint has the spectrum BUT doesn't have the MONEY to build out it's network, small cells, etc. Dish should come out of the auction in good shape. Ergen always wanted to get into wireless and Sprint needs help, so?
    Bidding for the FCC's reverse auction of 600 MHz airwaves is slated to start May 31, kicking off what Chairman Tom Wheeler has predicted will be a "spectrum extravaganza." But Wells Fargo Securities analysts are questioning just how valuable carriers view that low-band spectrum.
    "Spectrum residing on the lower end of the RF range has long been preferred by wireless carriers to serve as a base coverage band when building out wireless network infrastructure," Jennifer M. Fritzsche of Wells Fargo wrote in a research note published this morning. "Lower-band spectrum (i.e.: 700 MHz band) propagates better than higher-band spectrum, in that the longer frequency waves can travel farther and penetrate obstructions (i.e.: buildings, residences, etc.) more effectively. Wireless carriers have opted to use mid-band spectrum (1.7 GHz – 2.1 GHz) and high-band spectrum (2.3 GHz – 2.7 GHz) to overlay their base coverage network layer and provide capacity to deliver wireless services."
    "With the exponential growth in mobile data traffic, capacity has become increasingly important in densely populated areas," according to Wells Fargo. "Mid-band (1.0 GHz to 2.2 GHz) and high-band (above 2.2 GHz) spectrum can deliver more data over shorter ranges, which allows for larger spectrum channels, frequency reuse and faster data speeds. In fact, ultra-high-band spectrum (28 GHz, for example) is playing an increasingly large role in the development of the 5G ecosystem."

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 25, 2016 11:03 AM Flag

    Marcelo, Tom the Rat is pumping T-Mobile. Rat claims Tmus is a "safer bet" The Rat also claims " the majority of S investors HERE are clearly EMPLOYEES....etc. and then goes full throttle by thrashing you personally and also trashing Sprint on this board. Smart move, Rat. Tom the Rat isn't your friend Marcelo. He's got a axe to grind with you personally and is proving it daily on this board. Backstabbing you while making you believe he's your 'friend' What kind of a person does that? A Rat?

    ttwiitch • May 14, 2016 3:07 PM Flag

    Depends on what you mean for your time horizon for near-mid term. I agree that once SB announces they're cutting the S baggage/ownership it will be attractive, but I see Sprint's (core) problems getting a lot worse in the next 6-18 months. Toward the tail end of that, if you time it right, I see SB popping. Sprint has plenty of room to crater in value. Too many forces that will not all them to add enough postpaid phone subs, customers will drop them, and opening up more distribution will compound their troubles (to name a few).

    The majority of the S investors here are clearly employees as they feel like they have to ride it out (since their 401K is at stake) and have let their emotion/foolish hope get the best of them, versus a normal investor who would've cut their losses and moved on. If they truly want a safer bet in telcom with some hope from a pop from M&A they would be investing in T-Mobile. And, if they're hellbent on owning tech stocks they should be buying Facebook and Amazon on every significant pullback. Facebook will be where Apple was last year in a couple more years, and AWS is a monster.

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 25, 2016 10:52 AM Flag

    Hey Marcelo, your 'friend' Tom the Rat, says one thing to your face, BUT, here behind your back, he thrashes your company and you personally as a inept CEO.......tom the rat " it's a horribly run company,with no innovation and no future'. Marcelo, Tom isn't a friend. He's a Rat.

    ttwiitch • May 15, 2016 7:44 PM Flag

    I'm not sure which part you're referring to, but everything I wrote is factual. If you do research about the history of these companies, look at their financials, listen to their customers, understand their philosophies and look at their trajectory and roadmaps, you would know this.
    The people on this board that are bullish on Sprint aren't smart enough to not let their emotional investment and blind hope not get in the way. Everyone else is a paid pumper by the Company as part of their "social media strategy." I'm not here to give anyone advise. Just balance the delusions of the blind pumpers with facts. I've never been wrong about these things. If you're a day trader, good luck on timing Sprint right. If you're long, you're incredibly stupid. Regardless, it's a horribly run company, with no innovation, and no future.

  • Reply to

    Buying all the S i can now

    by maxwellsmaet007 May 9, 2016 9:10 AM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee May 24, 2016 5:13 PM Flag

    Tom the Rat follows the industry And claims to have no position on Sprint, while publicly trashing Marcello, Sprint and SoftBank. Why would someone go to those lengths to try and publicly destroy a person and company ? What's the motive?

    ttwiitch • May 10, 2016 9:53 AM Flag

    And again, I have no position on Sprint. I just follow the industry (I'd say I've been following it since you were in diapers, but you're still wearing them), and have to weigh in as you guys are clearly delusional or maliciously attempting to mislead investors. Both are easy and fun to expose when I have time.

  • Marcelo and John, getting it out there ...

    What We Learn From the Social Media Strategies of Sprint and T-Mobile
    MAY 20, 2016
    social media strategies sprint tmobile

    We like to keep our finger on the pulse of the wireless industry. Analyzing trends, building a community, and interacting with industry reps via social media is an important part of that.

    After spending a great deal of time interacting with wireless industry experts, analysts, and sales reps on Twitter, one thing has become abundantly clear.

    Sprint and T-Mobile are killing the competition. And it's not even close.

    Social media presence

    Let's start with the actual online presence of these two companies.

    Not only does nearly every single Sprint and T-Mobile dealer have a Twitter account, but most of the individual reps do as well.

    This is important for 3 reasons:

    No one cares about yet another faceless brand.
    People want to see who they're interacting with on social media.
    It encourages deeper engagement and stronger relationships with potential leads.
    It fosters a healthy, competitive spirit among team members.
    Let's explore that last one a bit.

    Social media engagement

    When it comes to social media engagement, the leaders of these two companies truly lead by example.

    Both CEO's of Sprint and T-Mobile are heavily involved on Twitter, and not just with reporters, bloggers, or celebrities. They're interacting with everyone, including their most important audience, their customers.

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