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    VZW and Dish

    If it's said that VZW will either buy Dish or merge why does VZW offer you DirectTV when FIOS TV isn't available instead of Dish a company they are wanting to get with?


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    T-mobile/sprint are getting Dishnetwork

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    Quote Originally Posted by tritron7 View Post
    T-mobile/sprint are getting Dishnetwork
    You don't know that. We don't know if anyone is getting Dish for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tritron7 View Post
    T-mobile/sprint are getting Dishnetwork
    That's not my point. Last week I called VZW about FIOS TV. It's not available in my area but they offered me a DirectTV package. If VZW is wanting to merge or buy Dish why are they offering DirectTV as an alternative to FIOS and not Dish?


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    Quote Originally Posted by macher52 View Post
    That's not my point. Last week I called VZW about FIOS TV. It's not available in my area but they offered me a DirectTV package. If VZW is wanting to merge or buy Dish why are they offering DirectTV as an alternative to FIOS and not Dish?


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    They probably don't have any type of deal with Dish to bundle with Dish. And a quick internet search indicates it was at least 2 years ago that rumors about Verizon and Dish spectrum was mentioned.
    I now have the 7+, continuing my pattern of buying myself the new generation iPhone about every 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macher52 View Post
    That's not my point. Last week I called VZW about FIOS TV. It's not available in my area but they offered me a DirectTV package. If VZW is wanting to merge or buy Dish why are they offering DirectTV as an alternative to FIOS and not Dish?


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    VZW has publicly stated more than once that they are not interested in DISH.

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Veriz...ectrum_id37306

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/verizon...ork-1405015665

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    Yeah it sounds like Verizon and dish won't be happening
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur101 View Post
    Yeah it sounds like Verizon and dish won't be happening
    Yea was suprised they offered me DirectTV as an alternative.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtvaquero View Post
    VZW has publicly stated more than once that they are not interested in DISH.

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Veriz...ectrum_id37306

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/verizon...ork-1405015665
    Those articles are from a couple years ago. Isn't there a new VZW regime?




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    Quote Originally Posted by macher52 View Post
    Those articles are from a couple years ago. Isn't there a new VZW regime?




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    Can you cite more recent comments from VZW that they do want to buy DISH? I haven't seen anything like that.

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    I guess anything is possible but Verizon has always seemed to downplay dish. They downplayed unlimited but that changed

    Id be surprised if they made a move right now.
    Last edited by wilbur101; 03-13-2017 at 09:34 AM.

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    http://www.fiercewireless.com/wirele...ming-uncertain

    Pure speculation at this point. IMO they need it long term.

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    They need the spectrum and Sling.tv imo...

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    Verizon's relationship with DirecTV goes back a long time, while they were still Bell Atlantic. Bell Atlantic, for all intents and purposes; became a reseller for DirecTV. The service was provided by DirecTV, billing and support was provided by Bell Atlantic. It began offering service in the Washington Metro area (DC) in mid-1998, I was one of the early adopters.

    The partnership brought out the worst of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macher52 View Post
    That's not my point. Last week I called VZW about FIOS TV. It's not available in my area but they offered me a DirectTV package. If VZW is wanting to merge or buy Dish why are they offering DirectTV as an alternative to FIOS and not Dish?
    A Verizon bundle with Direct TV, telephone and DSL internet (over copper) seems so antiquated these days.

    What I find most ironic is that they are literally supporting their competitor AT&T by still offering Dish TV in the bundle.

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