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  • Sprint Prepaid Monthly Rolling Data Now Included on All Plans Starting at $35/Month, Available Exclusively at Best Buy

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Sprint Prepaid is taking data rollovers to a new level of value with the introduction of Monthly Rolling Data1, available now and included on all Sprint Prepaid unlimited talk and text plans at Best Buy. Also available only at Best Buy, Sprint Prepaid customers can bring in their Sprint Prepaid phone and be pre-qualified to upgrade to a new Sprint postpaid smartphone lease2 after nine on-time payments3 with zero down and no credit check.

    “Sprint Prepaid customers can now keep unused data, adding even more value and flexibility,” Angela Rittgers, vice president marketing-Sprint Prepaid. “Sprint Prepaid Rolling Data will be available on Sprint Prepaid monthly plans and won’t expire alleviating the stress of having to worry about losing unused data.”

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 9 hours ago Flag

    So, dish controls all this spectrum, but has no network ? Wow.... Any solutions on that, Masa & Marcelo?

    Dish controls "one of the largest reservoirs of marginal supply."

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 9 hours ago Flag

    Just more of Marcelo Claure's transformetive momentum in progress ..

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 11 hours ago Flag

    So, dish controls all this spectrum, but has no network ? Wow.... Any solutions on that, Masa & Marcelo?

    Dish controls "one of the largest reservoirs of marginal supply."

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 13 hours ago Flag

    The New Street analysts note that they think demand for wireless capacity will grow indefinitely, that supply is limited and Dish controls "one of the largest reservoirs of marginal supply." The analysts are "relatively indifferent between the three options. We think a wholesale model could be worth the most; however, it would come with execution risk and take time such that we would be content with a sale. We are least excited about an acquisition; however even this should lead to significant upside from here."

    Some analysts, including those at Macquarie Capital, have speculated that a deal between T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) and Dish is the most likely option for T-Mobile to strike in the near term. Ergen has repeatedly praised T-Mobile's management team.

    Importantly, according to New Street, the three categories of options that they think Dish has "are not mutually exclusive."

    "In fact, the best option may be a hybrid of two of these categories," they write. "For instance: DISH could acquire TMUS but still launch a wholesale capacity business with excess capacity. Or better still, they could do this with Sprint, effectively cornering the market in marginal capacity. We think Verizon needs significant additional spectrum urgently; however, instead of selling to Verizon, DISH could partner with Verizon such that they get access to Verizon's network and Verizon is an anchor tenant for the wholesale business with a capacity guarantee at a predetermined price; or, DISH could sell some spectrum to VZ to help fund a TMUS acquisition."

  • Report: AT&T may agree to follow new net neutrality rules to close DirecTV purchase
    June 2, 2015 | By Daniel Frankel
    According to a new report, AT&T (NYSE: T) is prepared to reverse its publicly stated course and abide by new net neutrality rules in order to obtain federal approval of its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV).

    So reports the Washington Post, quoting unnamed individuals close to the regulatory review of the merger, which could close as soon as the middle of June.

    According to the report, AT&T is near an agreement to honor the FCC's ban on ISPs intentionally slowing or blocking websites. AT&T might also agree to comply with a ban on paid prioritization, or letting platform operators pay AT&T to get faster throughput through its network.

  • Things move fast around here..

    Microsoft, Samsung may be secretly working to respond to Apple-IBM enterprise mobility partnership
    June 1, 2015 | By Fred Donovan
    A number of recent developments suggest that Microsoft and Samsung might be considering closer collaboration in the enterprise mobility market as an answer to the Apple-IBM's partnership.

    As FierceMobileIT reported, Samsung has agreed to pre-install Office on its Android tablets as part of a broader effort by Microsoft to get Office pre-installed on Android devices.

    While this doesn't suggest an exclusive arrangement between the two companies, a recent patent application by Samsung indicates a much closer collaboration, reported Patently Mobile.

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 17 hours ago Flag

    And Charlie , SB also has a nice position ( 34%) in Alibaba;

    Alibaba Finance Growth Paves Shareholder 'Upside'

    China e-commerce titan Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) will become an even bigger force through the expansion of its Ant Financial subsidiary's mobile payment system and online banking service, according to an analyst research report on Tuesday.

    "Ant Financial has evolved from a payment company to a full service provider," wrote W.R. Hambrecht & Co./Summit Research analyst Henry Guo in a research note on Tuesday. "Since launching Alipay in 2003, Ant Financial has expanded its service offerings to multiple segments, include Alipay Wallet (mobile Alipay), Yue Bao and Zhao Cai Bao (personal financial investment and asset management), Micro Loan (loan financing for small to midsize enterprises), Sesame Credit (personal credit rating) and MYbank (personal online banking). All of these services are made possible by the company's industry-leading technology infrastructure and the exponential growth of data on Alibaba Group's e-commerce platforms."

    Guo said "Alibaba Group's profit share and potential ownership of Ant Financial represent a significant upside for Alibaba shareholders longer term," and his firm has reiterated a buy rating and $97 price target on Alibaba shares.

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 17 hours ago Flag

    Charlie , have you seen this ?

    SoftBank Corp.’s default risk fell to a four-year low as the gains on its investment in China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. exceeded its net debt.

    The cost to insure SoftBank’s bonds against non-payment fell 12 basis points to 110 since the end of April, the lowest since June 2011, CMA data show. The Tokyo-based telecommunications giant had unrealized stock-investment profits of 10.5 trillion yen ($84 billion) as of today, including 9 trillion yen on its stake in China’s leading e-commerce company, exceeding net debt of 8.35 trillion yen.

    “It is one of the safest balance sheets in Japan from a credit perspective,” said Atul Goyal, a senior analyst with Jefferies Group LLC in Singapore. “They have about $80 billion dollars-worth of equity which can be potentially used.”

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 17 hours ago Flag

    Dish-Tmus-Ergen -Legere?
    Dish-Sprint-SoftBank-Masa Son-Nikesh-Marcelo-Junichi....?

    "In fact, the best option may be a hybrid of two of these categories," they write. "For instance: DISH could acquire TMUS but still launch a wholesale capacity business with excess capacity. Or better still, they could do this with Sprint, effectively cornering the market in marginal capacity. We think Verizon needs significant additional spectrum urgently; however, instead of selling to Verizon, DISH could partner with Verizon such that they get access to Verizon's network and Verizon is an anchor tenant for the wholesale business with a capacity guarantee at a predetermined price; or, DISH could sell some spectrum to VZ to help fund a TMUS acquisition."

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    Stock Price History

    by enjoytodave Jun 1, 2015 10:32 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 19 hours ago Flag

    their is much woulda shoulda coulda's to go around for sprint's past misdeeds.....but in reality CAN sprint make a go of it now? do they have the TOOLS in place? Is Marcelo the right person for the job? will Mr Son support Marcelo?.....film at 11.

  • so, now it makes sense why Dish share proce was up with heavy volume yesterday.....will the street react negatively IF Ergen's plans do not include Sprint?

    June 1, 2015 | By Phil Goldstein

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) is holding an impromptu meeting with financial analysts Tuesday and could lay out its plans for its wireless spectrum, according to Wall Street firm New Street Research.

    In a research note, New Street analysts Jonathan Chaplin, Spencer Kurn and Vivek Stalam noted that Dish CEO Charlie Ergen is likely calling the meeting to get investors to think about the value of the company differently. Dish has kept the market guessing for a while now on what it plans to do with its trove of spectrum. The New Street analysts think Dish has three main options: start a wholesale wireless business and sell capacity to other carriers; sell the airwaves; or buy a wireless carrier.

    A Dish spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment

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    $4.43 on watch

    by investiingsmartly May 22, 2015 11:26 AM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 19 hours ago Flag

    Whack a Mole alert!
    sprint is going down, no it's going, no it's.....

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 19 hours ago Flag

    are YOU getting tag teamed by larry and the guessers at whack a mole picks?

    Sprint is getting ready for a Sprint into $6's, watch out for $6.20 Gap Fill
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    GL

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

    larrybright524 • Apr 28, 2015 10:49 AM Flag

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    NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 20 hours ago Flag

    so, lets compare the overall 2014 root scores of the Tier 1 carriers;

    VZ 93.9
    T 91.7
    S 86.6
    Tmus 84

    so for all the bull sheet flying around about that red headed step child sprint, the network performance variances are really minimal....

  • By Daniel B. Kline | More Articles
    June 1, 2015 | Comments (1)

    Marcelo's transformative momentum, continued... AS LONG AS CLAURE proves to Mr Son that Sprint is making progress......etc., etc. Per below, does it appear that Sprint is making progress? you decide...

    It's a pretty bold claim
    On the most commonly cited and widely respected survey of wireless network performance (produced by RootMetrics), Sprint just barely outpaced T-Mobile for third place for the second half of 2014. That's an improvement over the first half of 2014, when Sprint held the bottom spot -- and the company has clearly improved -- but it remains well behind market leaders Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) and AT&T (NYSE: T ) .

    Sprint continues to trail the leaders nationally and is not yet on the same playing field as Verizon and AT&T. Sprint particularly trails in our speed index results compared to the other networks. That said, our results show that Sprint is IMPROVING at a RAPID PACE.. At the national level, these performance gains were most clearly seen in our Call RootScore results. In the first half, Sprint finished in last place in our call results; in the second half of 2014, Sprint leapfrogged T-Mobile to finish in third place in our Call RootScore Award category. This jump in call performance, coupled with improved network reliability in general, helped Sprint also overtake T-Mobile in our Overall National RootScore results.

    Sprint and T-Mobile also posted the biggest gains through the year, but all four companies made huge improvements from the first half of 2014 to the second. Sprint gained 17 points while T-Mobile added 12.5, compared to 12.2 for AT&T and 12.3 for Verizon.

  • Reply to

    $4.43 on watch

    by investiingsmartly May 22, 2015 11:26 AM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 20 hours ago Flag

    yep, it always ' wait until next week' at whack a mole picks.......

    Reply to $4.43 on watch by investiingsmartly •May 22, 2015 11:26 AM
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    investiingsmartly • May 28, 2015 3:49 PM Flag

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    Next week will define $4.43 or $3.89

  • Masa Son, the visionary....

    SoftBank Default Risk Plunges as Alibaba Profits Exceed Net Debt
    Bloomberg
    By Finbarr Flynn
    10 hours ago

    SoftBank Corp.’s default risk fell to a four-year low as the gains on its investment in China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. exceeded its net debt.

    The cost to insure SoftBank’s bonds against non-payment fell 12 basis points to 110 since the end of April, the lowest since June 2011, CMA data show. The Tokyo-based telecommunications giant had unrealized stock-investment profits of 10.5 trillion yen ($84 billion) as of today, including 9 trillion yen on its stake in China’s leading e-commerce company, exceeding net debt of 8.35 trillion yen.

    “It is one of the safest balance sheets in Japan from a credit perspective,” said Atul Goyal, a senior analyst with Jefferies Group LLC in Singapore. “They have about $80 billion dollars-worth of equity which can be potentially used.”

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    Stock Price History

    by enjoytodave Jun 1, 2015 10:32 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee 21 hours ago Flag

    Forsee's mentor was Bernie Madoff [they both made off with others peoples money].....Pre-Nextel Sprint during the 'pin drop' days was doing well. Forsee should be in prison. no joke...He pushed Wimax and the ill fated Nextel deal....hopefully one day, new Sprint corp. can get back to the pre-Nextel share prices....Sprint is a super volatile security right now, ripe for swing traders who pay close attention, but imo sprint is making all the right moves to turn itself around.....starting with Marcel Claure and then adding Junichi M. The mother ship back in Japan has Masa Son and that Indian rainmaker, Nikesh Arora that could be helping to look for the right M&A deal for Sprint. SB is a great backstop for Sprint AS LONG AS Claure CONTINUES TO PROVE to Mr Son that Sprint is making the right business choices and continue with it's transformative momentum.....

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Jun 1, 2015 4:18 PM Flag

    Amex got da' boot per headline below. The Costco media piece titled 'Sprint gets the boot' should be out any minute now...

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    Costco Says Dumping American Express Was About “Saving Money For Customers”

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