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mr_whigglee 857 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 hours ago Member since: Dec 1, 2011
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  • Reply to

    Bullish factors

    by techiefundie Apr 15, 2015 4:42 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 15, 2015 7:15 PM Flag

    I wonder what chart/program/guru/sear/sage or message boards 'expert' Mr Son and Claure were looking at just before they bought stadium size amounts of Sprint common shares?

  • mr_whigglee by mr_whigglee Apr 15, 2015 1:45 PM Flag

    Rumor Mill: Google's MVNO will charge per GB, give customers credit for unused data
    April 14, 2015 | By Phil Goldstein
    Little is known about Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) forthcoming MVNO, but according to a leaked Android application unearthed by the blog Android Police, the service will charge customers based on how much data they use, will let customers get a credit for unused data, and will support shared data plans as well.

    Google has confirmed it will launch an MVNO but has not said when, though many expect it to announce the service at its I/O developer conference at the end of May. According to the blog, the app itself is codenamed "Tycho," but the app references the name "Nova," which has been the rumored name of Google's MNVO. The app also refers many times to "Project Fi," which could be a temporary name for the MVNO (Google has several internal projects, like Project Ara for modular phones, that follow that naming convention).

    According to the blog, the Project Fi service will charge customers for the data they use, but when customers do not use all of their data allotment, customers will be credited for the unused amount at the end of the month. Customers will pay per GB of data usage and if they go over their data allotment they will be charged the same flat rate for each additional GB of data.

  • Reply to

    Spectum info

    by greekmonster101 Mar 27, 2015 12:48 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 10:28 PM Flag

    In spite of your ongoing bias, sprint IS making progress.

    Important takeaway: While Verizon and AT&T top the charts, all networks are getting better. We saw improvements across the board in data speed and data reliability, which are fast becoming keys to everyday mobile experience. The biggest improvement stories belong to T-Mobile and, especially, Sprint with its marked call improvement. Although T-Mobile finished lower in our national results, it recorded the third most awards at the metro level and remained ahead of Sprint at this level of our testing. The upgrades from these two networks are clearly starting to take hold and are impacting performance, in particular, at the metro level. In short, performance is trending in a positive direction, and consumers are benefiting from the changes we’ve seen

  • Reply to

    AT& T /Verizon Quarterly speculation

    by butcher1105 Apr 14, 2015 1:19 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 5:35 PM Flag

    Hopefully Claure knows this;
    From a recent survey,
    Subs go to S/TMUS lured by 'how much will this cost me per month'
    Subs go to T/VZ lured by network quality.

    Sprint can hopefully exploit both the product/service costs with a NEW and Improved Network quality marketing plan. That would be a epic move...

  • Important takeaway: While Verizon and AT&T top the charts, all networks are getting better. We saw improvements across the board in data speed and data reliability, which are fast becoming keys to everyday mobile experience. The biggest improvement stories belong to T-Mobile and, especially, Sprint with its marked call improvement. Although T-Mobile finished lower in our national results, it recorded the third most awards at the metro level and remained ahead of Sprint at this level of our testing. The upgrades from these two networks are clearly starting to take hold and are impacting performance, in particular, at the metro level. In short, performance is trending in a positive direction, and consumers are benefiting from the changes we’ve seen

  • FCC Starts Allocating Spectrum to AWS-3 Auction Winners - Analyst Blog
    The U.S. telecom regulator Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently started allocating spectrums to license winners from the recently concluded AWS-3 auction. The AWS-3 spectrum auction was initiated by the FCC on Nov 13, 2014 and has received as many as 70 applications. Altogether, 1,614 AWS-3 licenses have been put up for sale.

    Notably, the auction has registered a record-breaking bid value of $44.89 billion, breezing past the regulator’s initial estimate of a little over $10 billion. In 2008, the FCC had conducted a wireless spectrum auction which had accumulated a total of $19.6 billion.

    The FCC has so far granted licences to 11 of the 31 winning bidders. This includes major telecom operators such as Verizon Communications Inc. VZ, AT&T Inc. T and T-Mobile US Inc. TMUS as well as regional wireless carriers like Central Texas Telephone Investments, FTC Management Group, Gila River Telecommunications, Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Ligtel Communications, Michigan Wireless, Nsight Spectrum, and Triangle Communication System. However, DISH Network Corp. DISH, a major spectrum winner, is yet to be assigned any of the spectrum slots.

  • Reply to

    AT& T /Verizon Quarterly speculation

    by butcher1105 Apr 14, 2015 1:19 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 3:49 PM Flag

    I still wonder if Son and Ergen are still dating.... So to speak...

  • Reply to

    AT& T /Verizon Quarterly speculation

    by butcher1105 Apr 14, 2015 1:19 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 3:43 PM Flag

    Here is what Claure thinks on that;

    Marcelo Claure said Sprint expects churn in the first quarter to drop down to a level of what it was in the first quarter of 2014, when Sprint posted retail postpaid churn of 2.18 percent.

  • Reply to

    AT& T /Verizon Quarterly speculation

    by butcher1105 Apr 14, 2015 1:19 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 3:41 PM Flag

    Imo, subs gained or subs lost each qtr for all tier 1 carriers seems to be more fuzzy math then actual numbers. Is there a watch dog type auditing group that can challenge the numbers on all 4 carriers? Does the SEC critique the filings? The game seems rigged.

  • Reply to

    Nokia looking to buy Alcatel-Lucent (ALU),

    by mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 10:38 AM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 12:47 PM Flag

    Alcatel-Lucent bid makes 'great strategic sense' for Nokia

    Finland's Nokia confirmed on Tuesday that it was in "advanced" merger discussions with telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, following rumors of a tie-up.

    Nokia shares fell up to 6 percent following the news, closing the day around 3.6 percent down. Shares of Alcatel-Lucent rocketed, ending the day more than 16 percent higher.

    In a joint statement, the companies said a potential merger would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia for the French company.

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 12:42 PM Flag

    So, Google is expected to sell mobile phone service DIRECTLY to customers? And now Sprint starts it's pizza delivery type smart phone service DIRECTLY to its customers? A coincidence I'm sure...

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 12:39 PM Flag

    April 14, 2015
    10:51 EDT S Google to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers, The Information reports
    Google (GOOG) is looking to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers while managing their calls and mobile data over a cellular network, reports The Information. According to people with knowledge of the plans, the new service is expected to run on Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) networks. Google expected to reach deals to buy wholesale across to those carriers' networks. A launch this year seems likely.

  • mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 12:22 PM Flag

    Tom, your short alright but in the wrong place.

  • Nokia (NOK) U.S. ADRs are falling in early trading. The Finnish telecom provider confirmed it's in advanced talks to take over smaller French rival Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), but cautioned the deal could still fall apart. A combination of the two companies would help them better compete with bigger players in the industry. Nokia sold its mobile handset division to Microsoft (MSFT) last year to focus more on its telecom and broadband businesses. Reports also surfaced on Friday that Nokia was looking to sell its map division. Shares of Alcatel-Lucent are higher on the news in early trading.

  • Reply to

    Not able to hold 5.00000000000000000

    by melodias23 Apr 14, 2015 10:06 AM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 10:34 AM Flag

    Tom, your really boring....

  • Claure must feel confident that Sprint's network is now ready for prime time.....

    Sprint’s delivery service surprised Berge Ayvazian, a senior analyst at Wireless 20/20, as an outsized effort to interact directly with consumers. He was struck by the obvious cost of hiring, training and deploying so many Sprint employees to residences.

    “It’s more than face to face. It’s hands on. It’s personal,” Ayvazian said of Direct 2 You. “Un-carrier-like behavior is going on at Sprint. They’re trying to become the customer-centric operator.”

    Un-carrier is the name T-Mobile has given to several actions it has taken to attract customers away from the largest carriers, Verizon and AT&T, such as eliminating service contracts and offering installment plans to buy phones.

    Under Claure, Sprint has initiated cellphone leases in which the customer can return a phone to the carrier for an upgrade or buy it at the end of the lease.
    Sprint also is in the process of establishing retail operations inside about 1,400 RadioShack outlets, an expansion that will add 3,500 retail jobs to Sprint’s payroll.

    The company has been testing Direct 2 You in the Kansas City area. In the pilot, about 30 Sprint employees have been demonstrating phones to dozens of customers in the Kansas City area, Millar said. Customers who are eligible now receive a text or email from Sprint advising them the service is available.

    The service will expand to Chicago and Miami on April 20 and throughout the nation as the year progresses.

    The delivery service mirrors in part a story Claure told last year about his early days as the owner of a small cellphone store in the Boston area. Working on the idea of 30-minute pizza delivery, he hired drivers to deliver phones to customers and grew his one store into the largest cellphone retailer in the Northeastern United States.

  • Reply to

    Home delivery..Shazam NEWS

    by rlinvested Apr 13, 2015 5:34 AM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 10:23 AM Flag

    so, the tweets are starting to turn positive.....folks are actually using that word....innovate...when summarizing sprint initiatives...

    Cari Ferrara
    ‏@CariJane Something interesting, dare I say innovative, is brewing at @Sprint. #proudsprintemployee #sprintmakingchanges

  • Reply to

    Culture of Success

    by greekmonster101 Apr 10, 2015 10:56 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 14, 2015 10:03 AM Flag

    Claure is on top of Sprint's metrics.....Churn is a big concern to him as evidenced by his comment below. He's definitely 'hands on' with this and looks to make the necessary changes. Claure has been on the job a short time in the larger scheme of things. How much time will it take? Ho much time has Mr Son given Marcelo? Is Marcelo the real deal?
    TMUS got a leg up on subs when they bought Metro-pcs. That added about 9.5 million subs. Then they got another plus when AT&T handed over $4 Billion plus in money and Spectrum for the failed merger attempt last year. Sprint initiated a nationwide network overhaul. NATIONWIDE......NO EXCUSES, but Sprint, right or wrong has had much to overcome since the Sprint together with Nextel days.....Marcelo has had a huge challenge in front of him. Again, NO EXCUSES, but that's the issues as I know them. Buy or sell Sprint if you like, but know what is and has been going on is important. How will Marcelo meet these challenges? Will Marcelo and his team finally give investors a reason to buy Sprint or more reasons to sell?

    Claure said Sprint expects churn in the first quarter to drop down to a level of what it was in the first quarter of 2014, when Sprint posted retail postpaid churn of 2.18 percent

  • Reply to

    Some stagerring events of late

    by pistol.pete78 Apr 13, 2015 7:30 PM
    mr_whigglee mr_whigglee Apr 13, 2015 9:32 PM Flag

    Transformetive momentum....Con't.

    Sprint to bring carrier aggregation to all of its LTE bands in bid to boost performance
    Sprint CEO Claure says company is not actively exploring a sale of 2.5 GHz airwaves
    February 5, 2015 | By Phil Goldstein
    Sprint (NYSE: S) will use carrier aggregation technology to combine TD-LTE and FDD-LTE transmission across all of its spectrum bands. Sprint disclosed its carrier aggregation plans and its overall network progress as part of its fourth-quarter earnings report.

    Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said implementing carrier aggregation across all Sprint spectrum bands means Sprint eventually will be able to deploy 1900 MHz FDD-LTE for uplink and 2.5 GHz TD-LTE for downlink, and ultimately improve the coverage of 2.5 GHz LTE to levels that its 1900 MHz spectrum currently achieves. Carrier aggregation, which is the most well-known and widely used technique of the LTE Advanced standard, bonds together disparate bands of spectrum to create wider channels and produce more capacity and faster speeds.

  • Marcelo, the innovator .....

    Now you can get your new smartphone the same way you get a pizza

    The demand economy is taking another step toward total domination: Sprint has announced that it will be hand-delivering phones to some customers at a location of their choosing, the Wall Street Journal reports.

    Sprint’s hand-delivery is currently only available to customers in Kansas City, near the company’s headquarters. But it will soon be introduced in Miami and Chicago, and Sprint says it will eventually go nationwide.

    The new tactic comes as Sprint is in danger of falling behind rival T-Mobile for the title of the third-largest wireless carrier behind Verizon and AT&T.

TMUS
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