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    ARTICLE: Cash-strapped Sprint promises to pinch pennies on network upgrade

    ARTICLE: Cash-strapped Sprint promises to pinch pennies on network upgrade

    http://www.cnet.com/news/cash-strapp...twork-upgrade/



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    ARTICLE: Cash-strapped Sprint promises to pinch pennies on network upgrade

    Once again, not having enough retail stores isn't the problem.

    I see many more Corp sprint stores than Corp T-Mobile stores in the mid Atlantic region.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokaay View Post
    ARTICLE: Cash-strapped Sprint promises to pinch pennies on network upgrade

    http://www.cnet.com/news/cash-strapp...twork-upgrade/



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    I think it's old news that Sprint wants to watch how it spends money, it's old news that they want to open more stores, it's old news that wants to / needs to fix it's network and it's not surprising that someone listing T-Mobile as their carrier would go to this part of the site to post this article.

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    ARTICLE: Cash-strapped Sprint promises to pinch pennies on network upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Airb330 View Post
    Once again, not having enough retail stores isn't the problem.
    Exactly! More stores don't create demand. Look at McDonald's, they're on every corner, and they're dying too because no one wants cheap fast food anymore. Blockbuster had a lot of stores. Didn't create demand for their product either. Radio Shack? Same story.

    "You need to have stores to increase sales," he said. "When a customer sees your store, they are more likely to buy."

    Except, no? More stores only help when people actually want what you're selling, and skimping on your network spending with band aid upgrades won't help. When you can barely add customers with a "half off" promotion... stores are NOT the problem.

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    Three stores in Chicago? Not sure what he means. I live in Chicagoland and there are lots of company owned Sprint stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtj View Post
    Three stores in Chicago? Not sure what he means. I live in Chicagoland and there are lots of company owned Sprint stores.
    It's typical management.. totally out of touch with what people actually want

    I personally have a Sprint line on an old SERO plan, but my S6 drops to 3G way too often for me to even consider using it full time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtj View Post
    Three stores in Chicago? Not sure what he means. I live in Chicagoland and there are lots of company owned Sprint stores.
    With Band 12 imminent T-Mobile will finally be competitive in Chicago too. Should be fun to watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by p6B5Nm5b View Post
    With Band 12 imminent T-Mobile will finally be competitive in Chicago too. Should be fun to watch.


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    Yes, indeedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p6B5Nm5b View Post
    With Band 12 imminent T-Mobile will finally be competitive in Chicago too. Should be fun to watch.


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    They are and will still be capacity crunched there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircuitSwitched View Post
    They are and will still be capacity crunched there.
    As long as they start using microcells and re-farming PCS i think they'll be OK.

    I've noticed them doing that in a lot more cities, and the extra 5-10MHz of PCS really helps.

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