• Sprint Claims its LTE Network is Bad in Move To Help Merger with T-Mobile



    Yes you read that right! Do not adjust your AMOLED or Super Retina display.

    In a recent filing called: “Sprint’s Network Faces Severe Challenges” the beleaguered carrier overlays its LTE coverage against T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. By showcasing only its LTE network it really shows the disparity against its competitors.

    But there is a reason behind the madness. By industry perspective it appears that Sprint may be trying to win sympathy as a strategy to win over the FCC's blessing. It feels that by pointing out its weaknesses the whole concept of allowing the merger to proceed should be a no-brainer.

    See the comparison images Sprint has ceded to regulators of its LTE network compared to T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon respectively.



    What do you guys think? Is this a winning strategy?




    Source: https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/28/sprint-bad-lte-coverage/
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sprint Claims its LTE Network is Bad in Move To Help Merger with T-Mobile started by @TheRealDanny View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. cricket101's Avatar
      cricket101 -
      if this doesnt work, its going backfire on sprint soooooooo hard!!!..and they will never make a come back.
    1. smsgator's Avatar
      smsgator -
      T- Mobile constantly talks about the speed of their LTE network but downplays the poor geographic coverage.

      Merging two second-tier carriers with weak native coverage isn’t going to create a new top-tier carrier with good coverage. I know that their narrative is that the merger will create economies of scale that free up money that will be used to create a third top-tier carrier. Perhaps that’s true, though the merged company could decide that it’s more prudent to just remain a second tier carrier and continue to just cede the customers that care about coverage to AT&T and Verizon.
    1. tmodlou's Avatar
      tmodlou -
      Quote Originally Posted by smsgator View Post
      T- Mobile constantly talks about the speed of their LTE network but downplays the poor geographic coverage.

      Merging two second-tier carriers with weak native coverage isn’t going to create a new top-tier carrier with good coverage. I know that their narrative is that the merger will create economies of scale that free up money that will be used to create a third top-tier carrier. Perhaps that’s true, though the merged company could decide that it’s more prudent to just remain a second tier carrier and continue to just cede the customers that care about coverage to AT&T and Verizon.
      I think I see a bit more white space in the posted AT&T map than I do in the T-Mobile map, particularly west of the Rockies.
  • Sponsored By

  • Facebook

  • Recent Reviews

  • Recent Forum Posts

    Lisme

    $9.99 basic plan.

    $9.99 basic plan.

    Lisme Today, 12:00 AM Go to last post
    jimates

    cheapest activation for porting

    what is the cheapest plan to activate a tracfone just to port out?

    I need a number to port in to Cricket. Evidently a At&t NVMO number is not eligible because my FreedomPop number on a At&t sim...

    jimates Yesterday, 11:53 PM Go to last post
    brad4cell

    My brothers phone died and he got a new Android...

    My brothers phone died and he got a new Android phone and it uses what they call the extended network. He had the $35 plan with $5 off for auto pay.

    The swap failed on the website and we had to...

    brad4cell Yesterday, 11:31 PM Go to last post
    jimates

    well, the price on the phone increased from $80...

    well, the price on the phone increased from $80 to $150 so I wasn't in a hurry.
    Tonight I decided to try for a different phone and port in a FreedomPop number. I know the FP number is an At&t sim.
    ...

    jimates Yesterday, 11:29 PM Go to last post
    californiajay

    How do you like the Velvet? I'm considering...

    How do you like the Velvet?
    I'm considering either the Velvet, the S20 FE or the Moto Edge 5G. But I think all are too big for my taste and may wait for the Pixel 5. Haven't decided. But your...

    californiajay Yesterday, 11:21 PM Go to last post