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    Q1 2020: Sprint Adds 502k Postpaid Net Additions

    “The Internet wasn’t meant to be metered in bits and bytes, so it’s insane that wireless companies are still making you buy it this way. The rate plan is dead — it’s a fossil from a time when wireless was metered by every call or text.” John Legere 1/5/2017

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    Probably new customers locking into underpriced Sprint plans for the 3 year T-Mobile no rate increase promise.

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    New customer here and happy my new plan,perks and coverage with added advantage of tmobile network

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    One of them is me Dropping my T-Mobile line. Sprint surprisingly has better speeds. $30 for SWAC vs $50 for T-Mobile.

    Activating sprint was a pain in the *** though. They kept wanting to send a one time code to the number I was trying to activate.. After the 4th rep i get one that changes verification from text to email. I created an online account and then updated the sim info myself after 2 hours..

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    Some bad news


    https://youtu.be/SmoS9SNyz9E


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    Quote Originally Posted by cnotes20191 View Post
    Some bad news


    https://youtu.be/SmoS9SNyz9E


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    I mean, is anyone surprised? Sprint did not use anything standard (ever)

    T-Mobile has made decent deals for those carrying 5G phones currently, and is the best solution in the long term.
    Verizon: Grandfathered UDP
    T-Mobile: Magenta Amplified (airline employee plan)
    AT&T: Premium & More w/ Free 100Mbps VDSL2 "for life"
    Sprint: Premium Unlimited (for 100GB hotspot!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad15 View Post
    I mean, is anyone surprised? Sprint did not use anything standard (ever)

    T-Mobile has made decent deals for those carrying 5G phones currently, and is the best solution in the long term.
    https://www.howardforums.com/showthr...erges-networks

    Yes, T-Mobile will offer Sprint customers deals to swap out incompatible Sprint phones. My thread linked talks about it.
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    They should make it to a are all new adds have to pick a tmobile plan. Sprint giving crazy cheep plans is what messed them up in the first place.

    I over all would rather have a tmobile plan that includes all fees.

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    Sprint was way to relaxed with that swac plan no since in bothering with a plan so cheep. This was the problem with Sprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprint1 View Post
    Sprint was way to relaxed with that swac plan no since in bothering with a plan so cheep. This was the problem with Sprint.

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    As someone who spent a few years there, that was the LEAST of their issues.

    It only actually costs the cell company ~$18/mo for an average user for talk/text/data (this was as of a few years ago, was our internal "break even" number). the SWAC plan was still profitable, just not as profitable as it could have been.

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    That number most likely has went up now. It seems like almost any one can just get that plan it was supposed to be for employees and their family or whatever. The free year and kick start was just as dumb to give stupid Sprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprint1 View Post
    That number most likely has went up now. It seems like almost any one can just get that plan it was supposed to be for employees and their family or whatever. The free year and kick start was just as dumb to give stupid Sprint.

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    Bytes get cheaper, not more expensive.. and CapEx is accounted for in the general budget. They were making money on those plans, trust me.

    SWAC really got clamped down, you clearly were not a Sprint customer in the mid 2000s. Sprint execs used to post their info and they did not have to go through an "employee validation". Hell I can still remember the email/cid I used to sign up at least 10 lines for people in college.

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    This foolishness is why Sprint is history. I've only been hear since 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprint1 View Post
    This foolishness is why Sprint is history. I've only been hear since 2016.

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    You were not around for what *really* killed sprint, and have no idea. You should have been around in the mid-2000s.

    Buying Nextel is what really killed Sprint, they should have just let that crash and burn on it's own. Before that, Sprint was completely healthy financially, actually had MORE 3G coverage than verizon, better plans, etc..

    They NEVER financially recovered from that, then the smartphone boom happened (again no money to upgrade the network, as they were full of debt from Nextel).. with a behind network, you cannot up the plan prices. It was just a series of unfortunate events between 2004-2010 that really sealed the fate of Sprint.

    Then, out of nowhere T-Mobile came up.. before "uncarrier" Sprint was still a much better choice for many.. as T-Mobile was genuinely T-Maybe in many metro areas.

    T-Mobile just got lucky with the right person, in the right place, at the right time, also thanks to that failed AT&T buyout and the 4bil in cash that jumpstarted T-Mobile's turnaround.

    I genuinely think that if they would have done a BK reorganization about the time Dan Hessie left, they could have turned it around but they were just so deep in debt, and the network was so behind they could never fully catch up.

    *edit*

    Also, if the break even point wasn’t about what I said above, do you think Verizon would even allow their own “MVNO” (that they own) to have $25/mo unlimited talk/text/data/hotspot? Think long and hard about that one.
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    Verizon must be on weed for offering that.

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