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    Sprint becoming "The Disruptor"

    Well, looks like the new gunslinger has a quick trigger finger. We will see how disruptive they get.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0GE26I20140814
    I don't feel like a thread-killer...

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    About time!

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    Claure spent his first day on the job meeting Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, and said "Apple will become a crucial part of Sprint," the website reported.
    But it's nice that he acknowledges that the Sprint network sucks so they have to compete on value/price to make up. That should mean he'll be committed to improving the network to profit (charge more) in the future.

    Should be interesting to see how the wireless market transforms over the next year, now that there will be two disruptive carriers in the marketplace.
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    Ouch!!

    John Legere ‏@JohnLegere · 1h
    Go ahead and slash prices, @sprint! It won't matter. You couldn't pay people to use your network! #sprintlikehell http://reut.rs/1yBG3hi
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    I am thinking that Sprint is going to make it incredibly easy for those that like iPhones to get the newest one. As for me, how can you get any cheaper than $25?

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    LOL relying on APPLE cause APPLE made Sprint their *****.. The only disruptive activity going to happen is their network blackouts ... We heard this time and time again DISRUPTIVE, New Network, Change network, etc, etc, same story will happen again. Easier to TALK then DO in this industry.

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    Can't wait to see what he comes up with...
    Sprint was built on being the low price leader, who also happened to carry the coolest phones before anyone else, and didn't have huge credit requirements. Everyone admitted they had coverage issues - - but they put up with it because it was a great value, and they really did have some major 'firsts' in the way of phones (first MP3 player in a phone, first color screen, first camera, first smartphones, first unlimited txt service--even though it was web based etc)

    Once Nextel happened that all changed and they never recovered... They tried like hell to not lose Nextel's high ARPU and play with the Big 2... Which never worked. I'd hoped that Hesse was going to bring the pricing back down, but he never really did.

    Sprint's original formula is EXACTLY what has been working for T-Mobile but in a modernized form - - and had the pulled their heads out of their butt before T-Mobile did, it probably would have worked for them again.

    People will forgive things like coverage and even data speed (which they are working on)... If the price is right.

    So I'm excited to see if this is truly disruptive on the level of Iliad's 'free' in France (which has an average price of around $35 per month for unlimited everything including international calling to 100 countries and lesser plans starting at around $3.50) or is just a word being thrown around and we'll see something more along the lines of Framily without having to screw with creating a framily...

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    Sprint even admitted that Framily was not competitive at certain price ranges. Framily is a mess and needs to be taken down and re-constructed. This is what happens when you get alot of "YES" men in the marketing room.

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    $25 for unlimited talk, text and 1GB data, $40 for unlimited talk text and 3GB data & $50 for unlimited talk, text and data. Buy your phone and pay for your plan voila you are a customer.

    They can't get any more disruptive than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NGeorge View Post
    So I'm excited to see if this is truly disruptive on the level of Iliad's 'free' in France (which has an average price of around $35 per month for unlimited everything including international calling to 100 countries and lesser plans starting at around $3.50) or is just a word being thrown around and we'll see something more along the lines of Framily without having to screw with creating a framily...
    That might be one of the few things that would make Sprint disruptive.

    Currently all the carriers provide cheaper pricing if they bring families/groups of 4 or more lines to them. T-Mobile has the 4 lines for $100 ($25/line), Sprint has the $25/month if you bring 7+ people, or $40/line on AT&T/Verizon if you bring 4 lines. Individual prices on AT&T/Verizon? Way too much.

    Another example, T-Mobile sells the 1GB smartphone line for $50/month to individuals, but to businesses with 6+ lines, $20/month.

    Might be time for a carrier to finally market to individuals. Much like Iliad/Free does in France, come out with one cheap, individual line. Say $24.99 to $29.99/month for a 1GB smartphone line, and rely on add-ons (unlimited streaming, more GBs of data, unlimited data, international calling, tethering packages, tablet/hotspot lines, device insurance, etc) to increase ARPU. Obviously no contract or included device, but they'd be targeting individuals/singles (not family plans). Such a plan would also target the growing prepaid market. Why should I go to Sprint postpaid if I can go to a better network (AT&T via Cricket) and get 2.5GB for $45 a month without any taxes or fees? Better phone selection, too. Oh, and allow it as prepaid form or make credit checks much easier (at least for the service part). A crappy network can't be picky about their customers.

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    As a sales rep at sprint I am super excited to see whats coming down the pipe. Framily is a great deal at 7+ people but having to explain that to everyone is really hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakezula84 View Post
    As a sales rep at sprint I am super excited to see whats coming down the pipe. Framily is a great deal at 7+ people but having to explain that to everyone is really hard

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    My prediction is that they will try this new price plan will pick up "SOME" people due to hype and then START bleeding because of their piss poor network OR some execution in management level so Mr Son due to bleeding will just sell SPRINT or DIVEST Sprint to some other entity like Huawei or Lliad, or Chinese investor like Alibaba..

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    i wouldn't necessarily call them a "distruptor." they haven't done anything yet to move big red or blue.

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    Sprint needs to allow phone unlocking. That wait til January stuff is crazy.
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    How about free tethering on the network. I'm sick of having to root/jailbreak my device so I can tether 40-50 gigs of data a month. I can attest that here in Chicago it has gotten a lot better so I will continue to abuse the network.


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    Not bad since I'm in the bunker of a basement here at work. I just downloaded 2 movies off of movie box too. Name:  ImageUploadedByHoFo1408131568.649967.jpg
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