• 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.
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