So what would spending billions of dollars for the opportunity to spend billions more on building a theoretical 'unlimited' network out of Sprint's assets accomplish them then? Nothing but make a bitter enemy of every carrier partner and distract them from their core device/experience business.
I usually support government regulation, but It is unfortunate that the government over-regulated and killed the AT&T/ T-Mobile Merger
The best explanation of the pricing nutiness in the industry.
Why Sprint and T-Mo will always suck.
The only way to end the pricing insanity is to eliminate contracts and subsidies.
I want Wifi calling on AT&T.
If you text while driving, you're an idiot. End of story.
OK, Let's get back to the topic of would you by Sprint stock.
They don't need to do anything else right now really.... just keep up the new stuff with small changes and it should sell. Look at the 4 to the 4S and investors thought it would flop, apple shares went down to like $360 and now its $530+.... its nuts how many ios devices I see on a daily basis now, especially on a college campus, I would say 70% of students have an iPhone, and some also have ipad's, ipod's, and macbooks... crazy!
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As I've said before, you're but one of many over the years who as has predicted bankruptcy for Sprint and yet they just keep chugging along. Why not make things interesting though? Why don't you tell us approximately when to expect this chapter 11 filing?They are barely coasting along, and they took on such a massive deal with the devil for the iPhone, and when time comes around that they have to meet certain sales levels, they are going to be hurting really, really badly. Maybe when they file for chapter 11 the court will allow them to get out of the commitment. Not like it would hurt Apple.
For the other side of the iPhone divide, just look at T-Mobile. It continues to bleed core contract subs, in large part due to its lack of the iPhone. In what seems like a bit of a desperation move, T-Mobile is even refarming GSM 1900 spectrum to W-CDMA 1900 primarily so that subs can bring out of contract iPhones to T-Mobile and have 3G service.
How is the device the worst thing to happen to the industry? By driving data growth? It has also increased the ARPU. If the iPhone had never come around, I doubt Android would be anything like it is today, and carriers' ARPU would be quite a bit lower.
I just recently sold my 100 shares of sprint because I got tired of seeing the value continue to decrease. I bought them a while ago when they were closer to $3, thinking they could only go up. With the iPhone and LTE plans you'd think so.. but just couldn't afford to see them go any lower.
Perhaps when the next CEO comes in and starts to turn Sprint around we'll see stock prices climb again.. Hesse has had enough time at the wheel.
S seems to be getting a decent pop to close out the week.
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Two days in a row, + 8%, that's unusual for S. Maybe we can see it over $3 again soon
I wouldn't bother. There's a reason it's two bucks. Sprint could care less about it's shareholders. Bondholders are much more important to them. If they reorganize you can kiss those shares goodbye too. I'd like to see some history on what happens when stocks go down this low. How often do they come back, file bankruptcy, or go out of business. It would be interesting.