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mmorris_power 92 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 28, 2014 7:18 PM Member since: May 11, 1998
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  • Reply to

    Is shortapigfast = Brian Nichols?

    by tenn_nov2009 Sep 28, 2014 2:48 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 28, 2014 7:18 PM Flag

    I have no idea but the idiot went on ignore immediately!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    OPENS AT 5.50 TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

    by shortapigfast Sep 25, 2014 4:45 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 25, 2014 5:54 PM Flag

    IGNORED

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) launched fixed TD-LTE service in Corpus Christi, Texas, using Sprint's (NYSE: S) 2.5 GHz network and spectrum.

    Dish's fixed wireless service relies on an outdoor router, right, that can work alongside Dish's satellite for TV service, left.
    The companies first announced in December 2013 that they would partner on the pilot program in Corpus Christi. Dish had said in early August that it expected the Sprint trial to start within a month. Dish is also engaged in a similar pilot program with Sprint network partner nTelos Wireless using fixed 2.5 GHz TD-LTE service in Virginia. The trials are targeted at unserved and underserved consumers, especially those with slow or no Internet access.

    Dish said the Internet service in Corpus Christi will deliver download speeds of 10 Mbps, and is available for $30 per month when bundled with a qualifying package of Dish's satellite TV service, or $40 as standalone service.
    Dish said its technicians will install ruggedized outdoor BandRich routers with high-gain antennas to support the service, just like they install outdoor satellite dishes for Dish TV, according to David Zufall, Dish's vice president of wireless. Dish is also offering customers the option to get a free Wi-Fi router at installation.
    Zufall told FierceWireless Dish had been waiting for Sprint to deploy 2.5 GHz equipment in Corpus Christi. "They stood up a number of sites for us for the fixed wireless trial," he said, adding that the coverage covers the city's metropolitan area.
    Sprint has said its mobile 2.5 GHz TD-LTE service can deliver peak downlink speeds of 50-60 Mbps. The company expects to cover 100 million POPs with 2.5 GHz LTE by year-end.
    "The primary objective of these trials is to test the business model, i.e. how many customers can you adequately support in how much spectrum depth," Tom Cullen, Dish's executive vice president of corporate development, said during the company's second-quarter earnings call in early August, according to a Seeking Alpha transcript. "Will the model work at 20 megahertz, or does it require 40, or does it require 60? As we've discussed in the past, the demand on spectrum is going to be different, obviously, for mobility in urban areas versus where you may have more spectrum depth in rural areas, you may have excess capacity that you could dedicate to fixed broadband."
    Cullen added that Dish believes that "with outdoor antennas on the rooftop, you're going to get better cell radius, the ability to provide more customer coverage off of a single tower, and those are the things that we hope to learn and better define in terms of consumer consumption patterns over the next three to six months."
    Zufall said Dish will be assessing its ability to compete in the broadband market. "The fundamental product we think is sound," he said. "The coverage is good. We can get to many, many houses within the coverage area."
    Zufall said Dish will be looking at usage patterns among customers and seeing what the "cost structure to increase capacity" on the network would be. He also said Dish will be looking at more straightforward business metrics, such as how easily the company can switch customers from other broadband providers.
    It's unclear if Dish will expand its trial with Sprint beyond Corpus Christi. Zufall said Dish has not announced any future plans.
    In late July nTelos CFO Steb Chandor said the company was making "good progress on our pilot program" with Dish. The carriers are partnering on a fixed TD-LTE service using 2.5 GHz spectrum. On July 16, the companies started to offer high-speed wireless Internet service to select customers in Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg and Roanoke, Va. The service provides speeds of more than 10 Mbps, Chandor said, and costs $30 per month when bundled with a qualified Dish satellite TV service plan. "So far feedback has been positive, but it's important to understand that this Phase 2 trial is in its very early stages," he said.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 19, 2014 2:05 PM Flag

    BABA shares surge up past 36% since IPO open.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    5 DOLLAS TODAY AT CLOSE!!!!!!!!

    by shortapigfast Sep 18, 2014 8:28 AM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 18, 2014 9:01 AM Flag

    See Above

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 18, 2014 8:59 AM Flag

    What an idiot! Ignored!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) would strike an M&A deal with another company only if they had U.S. spectrum, had a U.S. customer base and offered "favorable financial terms," according to financial analysts.
    Analysts from Jefferies met Monday with the T-Mobile investor-relations team, and a key takeaway from the meeting was that those are the criteria that T-Mobile's management is using to evaluate any deals. "Management believes the company has a lot of potential options as it relates to M&A activity," Jefferies analysts Mike McCormack, Scott Goldman and Tudor Mustata wrote in a research note.
    "In this respect, and in our view, a deal with Iliad appears less likely given the lack of domestic spectrum and customers," they added. "Dish also does not necessarily fully satisfy the criteria, but offers a more compelling opportunity given its spectrum holdings, and video customer base."
    T-Mobile recently acknowledged that French mobile and Internet company Iliad is still interested in pursuing a deal for T-Mobile. Iliad CFO Thomas Reynaud has said the company might make an improved offer by working with unnamed partners. In late July Iliad made a $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile, valuing the carrier at $33 per share. T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom rejected that offer as too low.
    There has also been continued speculation that Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) might make an offer for T-Mobile after the conclusion of the AWS-3 spectrum auction, which starts Nov. 13.
    T-Mobile CEO John Legere said at an investor conference last week that he knows the company is a potential takeover target but that T-Mobile has options. "We take the interest in T-Mobile--which isn't just them [Iliad], it's many different companies--as flattering," he said. "I think that will continue."
    "What we are doing, we are constantly looking at multiple paths," Legere continued. "One is a very strong, vibrant, stand-alone business. We also look at the various trends in the industry and ways that we could do things inorganically." He said T-Mobile might partner or combine with another company to add scale but gave no indication about what those deals might entail. "We're playing from a position of strength," he added.
    Meanwhile, the Jefferies analysts wrote that "despite a perceived price war, management is comfortable with the current pricing environment and believes that recent Sprint actions were rational."
    In the past month Sprint (NYSE: S) has slashed pricing for individual customers to $60 a month for a plan with unlimited voice, texting and data, $20 cheaper than the comparable T-Mobile plan. Sprint has also introduced shared data plans for families with data buckets that are twice the size of those offered by Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) at the same prices.
    "While porting ratios remain favorable against industry peers, management noted that recent Sprint offers could have a modest impact," the analysts added. "TMUS expects to maintain a speed advantage given its LTE spectrum position and remains comfortable with its unlimited data offer, though acknowledged such data plans may not be sustainable longer-term given traffic loading. The company is not interested in following peers with a shared data plan, believing that its current mix and match strategy is more consumer friendly."
    Legere hinted at such a strategy last week, indicating that T-Mobile might charge more for higher data usage. However, the carrier has made no plans to change prices.
    The analysts also noted that T-Mobile recently raised $3 billion in debt, which the company's management "believes provides ample liquidity through 2014, including its potential spectrum needs." T-Mobile may also seek to raise another $5 billion worth of debt to fund spectrum purchases in next year's planned incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, the analysts wrote.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Clown has a big mouth,. But I guess it has worked for him thus far. This would be my number one goal as CEO. But that will happen automatically when we start winning customers back from TMUS.
    It is time for him to face reality! Come on Marcelo/Son shut this guy up with you actions.

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sprint may boast more subscribers than T-Mobile, but John Legere doesn't even regard Sprint as his competition.

    In an interview, the outspoken T-Mobile CEO reiterated his goal of surpassing Sprint as the nation's third-largest wireless carrier later this year. "Put a fork in it," he said. "They're done."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    This is only short squeeze!

    by lchen1001 Sep 11, 2014 4:31 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 11, 2014 5:27 PM Flag

    Beautiful gotta love it. Also filling that gap from when they announced abandoning the T-mobile deal.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Marcelo Claure said today...

    by mr_whigglee Sep 11, 2014 1:05 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 11, 2014 1:34 PM Flag

    Awesome, sounds like the man for the job. These influential Billionaire CEO's it is more of a matter of pride since there name and reputations is on the line and are looking to make a significant mark! All in my opinion.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Fund bought 500k at 6.62 then started dumping the run

    by loboosh Sep 11, 2014 11:33 AM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 11, 2014 11:51 AM Flag

    ignored

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • CNBC Fast Money Dan Nathan said on the show that he closed his long position in Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) on Wednesday. The stock spike 6.59 percent and he thinks that it doesn't have more upside potential.

    What a moron! I hope no one listened to him! Jeesh or was this to help out shorts?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Down 20c in 3 minutes I here a hissing sound

    by loboosh Sep 10, 2014 3:17 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 10, 2014 5:18 PM Flag

    Lock and Reload!
    Still up 6.59% give me a break. This is going much higher whether you like it or not!
    This is a whiplash reaction to the iPhone plans and leasing agreement, and probably some short covering.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    GAP territory

    by betasplen1 Sep 10, 2014 3:48 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 10, 2014 3:53 PM Flag

    And that was my point a while back. To pay 40B for T-Mobile and then risk 2B is the breakup fee. With these new plans. Using that 2B paying ETF's will buy back a lot of customers. Plus when things start falling in to place with the Network customers will be coming back in droves.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    what's going on????????

    by giadvu Sep 10, 2014 3:00 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 10, 2014 3:06 PM Flag

    Part II...;-)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 9, 2014 5:29 PM Flag

    Yes I think an announcement is forthcoming. All future smartphones from Sprint will have Spark capability. Why else would Marcelo say Apple is crucial part of Sprint and he also met with Tim Cook.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    This is why I liked Hesse

    by cypersonic Sep 9, 2014 9:52 AM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 9, 2014 10:00 AM Flag

    I agree but I question such a high salary when we were still losing sometimes a Billion a quarter?
    He was good for Sprint. But times are changing and it is time for some new blood.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Robots sneaked up on us

    by lllllllo_ollllll Sep 6, 2014 11:07 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Sep 7, 2014 12:57 AM Flag

    Hence, the Internet of things! Meters no longer take humans to read them. Just wait for Google self driving car. I have a feeling it will be a huge game changed. Like Lyft and Uber, I imagine Google will have Fleets of these things just driving around and will be ready at a moments notice to pick you up and take you where you want to go. Guess what? All these Robots will need to communicate. I wonder what happened to Sprint M2M that Hesse always referenced? As Cisco says this is going to be Huge! One of the reasons I invested in Sprint, CSCO, and ALU.

    Drones and Robots to be sold soon in Sprints stores. Amazing!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    TEAM REP - is he paid to be here

    by account_track Aug 28, 2014 12:18 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Aug 28, 2014 5:39 PM Flag

    Well I don't know it is something that makes you go hmmmm. But when someone insults me uncalled for they go straight to 'Ignore User' problem solved. LOL

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    DT lowers asking price for TMUS ?

    by mr_whigglee Aug 28, 2014 1:43 PM
    mmorris_power mmorris_power Aug 28, 2014 5:05 PM Flag

    And the feds end up with 3 National Carriers anyway.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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