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mr_dinky_dot_bomb 130 posts  |  Last Activity: 19 hours ago Member since: Aug 6, 2001
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    by mr_dinky_dot_bomb 22 hours ago
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb 19 hours ago Flag

    "It's the 2nd best search engine out there. I say go for it AT&T."

    T should be in the bidding process. If for no other reason than T needs to have access to bidder's confidential data so at least it can see why VZ or Buffett is interested. If there are bidders fees then it will be money and time well spent. You can always lowball by having stiff detailed terms that make a bid lowball. Or maybe T will go for it...

  • mr_dinky_dot_bomb by mr_dinky_dot_bomb 22 hours ago Flag

    Will it be a battle of the "L" men -- Randall and Lowell???

    It must be worth something if everybody wants it...

  • MDT PR "DUBLIN and SAN DIEGO - May 25, 2016 - Medtronic plc (MDT) and Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., today announced a global, multi-year collaboration to jointly develop future generation continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems that aim to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes. By giving insights to doctors and people with type 2 diabetes concerning glucose levels, the companies intend to enable more informed care, especially for those who do not have control of their diabetes today. The collaboration seeks to leverage Medtronic`s market-leadership in diabetes management and Qualcomm Life`s expertise in developing reference designs for wireless, single-use and small integrated modules to create more affordable, easier-to-use CGM systems, including a new sensor and smaller design that can provide near real-time and retrospective glucose data."

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    With 5G, Verizon....

    by smalls_62 May 24, 2016 4:11 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 25, 2016 8:03 AM Flag

    "Fat boy buying cheap corner store beer and reheated ribs in your dump trailer house watching NBA with the latina tranny is something most won't envy."

    That's pretty funny!!!

    I sense a heart felt dislike behind these

  • "About half the total cost of installing FiOS now is spent putting wires and equipment in a new customer’s home, the VZ CEO explained. But once the extreme high speeds of 5G wireless are online, those wired connections wouldn’t be necessary anymore.

    In tests at a Verizon facility, 5G has reached two-gigabyte speeds—about 50 times the rate of fast 4G wireless connections today. Instead of tuning wires into a home, Verizon could just give the customer an inexpensive wireless router to connect to the 5G network with enough capacity to receive Internet and TV service."

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    GOODBYE $50!!!! OUCH!!!!!

    by harrydale26 May 19, 2016 4:56 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 24, 2016 8:57 AM Flag

    So you're back harry.

    I see you posted 18 hours ago.

    You know when to sneak in and crawl out undetected before you get smacked down.

    After the strike is over, the unions will think twice about walking out again.

    I'm in it for the LT and look forward to Q3 & Q4 margins going into '17 along with a $2.32 divvy.

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    FTR should sue VZ

    by sage2123 May 19, 2016 10:15 AM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 22, 2016 9:50 AM Flag

    Ole sage sayath: "... the few who were inconvieced by the flash cut over"

    Two questions:

    1. sage -- if you know the actual count of problems you should have included it. If it was just a "few" can you sight a source for the actual count of service problems?

    2. Can you define "flash cutover"? Are you saying FTR did a "flash cutover" and it was a mistake and it should have been done differently? Alright, how should FTR have handled this?

    Hey sage, is there a possibility that you are in denial and rationalizing a big screw up away to the corn fields of your mind? Hadn't the Connecticut conversion from AT&T set a new all-time record level of complaints for the state? Let's face it, FTR keeps fumbling the handoffs.

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    FTR should sue VZ

    by sage2123 May 19, 2016 10:15 AM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 21, 2016 10:04 AM Flag

    Hey gerald -- Right On!

    Of course it is FTR's responsibility to assure a smooth transition. They had months to coordinate with VZ and prepare detailed plans. A key question was certainly "what can go wrong?" FTR management didn't anticipate the screw ups -- VZ was the seller and surely was obligated to cooperate and participate but it is FTR's capital and reputation on the line. Given the CEO's casual attitude pre-conversion -- he said the conversions would be a snap makes him look like a fool. Especially after FTR bungled the AT&T Connecticut conversion. I'll bet the competition has good offers going out to FTR subs.

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    After three years of investment spending...

    by osulindrool May 20, 2016 2:06 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 20, 2016 3:15 PM Flag

    T has invested $61.4 billion in the last 3 years in capital investments.

  • mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 20, 2016 3:07 PM Flag

    Hey wizz, and I hope it's ok to call you wizz, because it fits. This is what you leaked in the alley 90 days ago:

    by the wizardofstocks: "In my last post I stated that FTR could report an earning beat which would rocket the stock to new highs most likely in the mid 5's. In addition, with the companies 401K plan which buys stock every other Friday and the short positions paying the dividends as well as the massive short interest, FTR have a very good possibility to maintain the mid $5 to $6 range until the next quarter. It's hard to short a stock paying large dividends and on a growth plan. If FTR would cut their dividends then FTR could be in the $10 range very quickly."

    nah, if FTR cut its dividend it would tank. Right now the issue is how many subscribers is FTR going to lose over the bungled VZ transfer.

  • mr_dinky_dot_bomb by mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 20, 2016 10:07 AM Flag

    The executives and BOD have been unjustly enriched while long term shareholders have taken the brunt of payout cuts and a collapsing share price. The outgoing CEO got millions of new shares at lower prices -- FTR is a payroll machine morphing into a retirement machine -- now FTR starts to make big white collar retirement payments along with pension payments for the rank & file. From 2010 to 2015 when FTR hurt its shareholders the BOD awarded new FTR employee/director shares that diluted total shares by 15%!!!!!!

    I am incredibly jealous that I didn't dip into the FTR honeypot. And also glad I stopped looking at FTR as an investment in 2011. It's a trade folks. If it's in your IRA as an income stock hold I'd trade it out for something else.

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    Why is T getting crushed today?

    by back_bay_professor May 18, 2016 11:04 AM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 18, 2016 12:07 PM Flag

    Market forces.

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    customer service

    by tony92253 May 16, 2016 4:50 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 17, 2016 2:29 PM Flag

    " I think FTR could have gotten a better deal if they would have played hard ball with Verizon, they were dying to sell and the window of oppertunity was closing fast."

    It was do or die for FTR. FTR's current revenue base wasn't able to produce book net income anymore. FTR faced that same condition back in 2010 when it did the first VZ buy.

    So now FTR will run for a while. If this time is anything like VZ #1 then Q2 will show a big customer runoff and then starting about 6 - 9 months later in Q1 & Q2 2017 there would be even faster runoff -- those same Q1 & Q2 quarters back in 2011 saw annualized double digit customer and line loss. I doubt that it will be that bad. We'll see...

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    Proud to be Union!

    by vzcotec May 16, 2016 11:14 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 17, 2016 12:31 PM Flag

    " You do know that wireless got is start from wireline, right? "

    How silly is that?

    You do know that wireline got its start from Ben Franklin, right?

    You sound like VZ owes you a living because you worked there during a period when a certain technology was prevalent?

    That kind of hanging on is why VZ has sold wireline.

    I've got one word for ya son....plastics.

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    Proud to be Union!

    by vzcotec May 16, 2016 11:14 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 17, 2016 11:47 AM Flag

    I am proud that you are proud to be Union!

    But it's time to work instead of nothing to do but lurk.

    How much of the $400 mil strike fund has been paid out?

    Time to stop the madness.

    Union jobs are now about 40k out of about 175k or about 23%.

    Anybody who works in wireline should be looking around for wireless jobs or if you have under 10 years to retirement you might be ok. Technology is marching ahead and an upcoming big change is 5g - that's where you want to be union man. Think you first and then the union. Don't forget Ivan...still the man.

  • mr_dinky_dot_bomb by mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 17, 2016 8:29 AM Flag

    I think the stock would float up and along with a new agreement. Time to come up with compromise language and a little give and take and get it done.

    VZ margins will be headed up for Q3 & Q4. The results for Q2 will be clouded by the strike and the landline sale to FTR.

    The Yahoo! buy just got interrupted by Warren. VZ's income statement looked pretty good Q4. Given all that VZ has in front of it including IoT, 5g and telematics I'm not sure that VZ needs to focus on anything but wireless. Given the focus of TWC and Comcast on wireless, I'd like to see a VZ joint venture to bring 5g to cable co applications. It's going to take a lot of investment to build out a 5g network. Can you hear me now? may get a second run in 2020.

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    The new Mayor of London is Muslim

    by nige_oc May 11, 2016 10:29 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 13, 2016 8:25 AM Flag

    "Lol, I couldn’t give a rats behind about the London mayor, I live nowhere near the smoke."

    But still, do you want to see schoolgirls groomed?

    I read they found a naked 12 yr old girl in a room full of them.

    No misgivings about the future with the av of 4 children per wife vs Brits under 2?

    Welfare payments will have to keep going up or your in for it old chap.

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    5g technology vs.FTR

    by leviqxk May 12, 2016 3:57 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 13, 2016 5:54 AM Flag

    T may benefit if U-verse can be transmitted from a node by 5g.

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    Yield is 8% but can they handle transfer from VZ?

    by nhayden9 May 5, 2016 12:38 AM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 12, 2016 7:55 PM Flag

    Thanks for the informative post leviqxk.

    You didn't say where you work -- probably a good idea not to. I just read the "6 Point Plan" FTR is putting in force in Fla under review of the Fla State Atty General.. That looks fouled up. Same sort of problems when FTR took on the first big VZ purchase in 2010. They lost a boat load of sibs back then the first Q and then the period Q1 - Q2 2011 starting 6 months after the deal the line and customer runoff was huge -- made them cut the dividend 47%.

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    Up 15% in 10 months & a 4.94% dividend

    by emanymemanym May 12, 2016 5:11 PM
    mr_dinky_dot_bomb mr_dinky_dot_bomb May 12, 2016 6:33 PM Flag

    She's a big pot of honey.

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