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Thread: Seriously.. Whats going on with Sprint

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    Seriously.. Whats going on with Sprint

    Ok so Ive been shopping around for a new carrier (currently rockin pre paid now). I like what Sprint offers but Ive been hearing alot of negative lately about there situation. So does anyone have any solid info on whether there going under or gonna be bought out or whatnot? I really dont want to sign for two years if major changes are gonna happen. Thanks

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    Have you looked at the stock market what co. is doing well? (lol)

    They do have 50 million customers so you really don't have to worry much, its not like they going fold up their tent and close. If anything they MIGHT (and thats a big MIGHT) get brought by someone, so you really don't have to worry about to much.

    You will hear negativity about any carrier, but for the price none is better.

    Best thing to do is try them for 30 days see if the coverage is good in your area then make your decision.

    Enjoy

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    Ive had Sprint years ago and they were fine as a provider.. Im just more concerned with getting involved with company that right from the start im already hearing merger and buyout rumors

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    Thats all they are Rumors. I'll tell u Nothing is going. There might be a few ends tied up but nothing as far as major. Sprint went through a messy management shuffle that took their eye off the ball and people jumped ship. Now, the company is getting its shi* together and slowly but surely firing its cyclinders. If you feel Sprints for U sign up and after a month of so give a status update how service is doing for U. Enjoy & Goodluck!

    Quote Originally Posted by aperfectskye
    Ive had Sprint years ago and they were fine as a provider.. Im just more concerned with getting involved with company that right from the start im already hearing merger and buyout rumors

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    Quote Originally Posted by aperfectskye
    Ive had Sprint years ago and they were fine as a provider.. Im just more concerned with getting involved with company that right from the start im already hearing merger and buyout rumors


    Well, IMO, I don't think there's a significant risk to customers because:


    1) IF Sprint pulls it off and survives without a buyout/merger or going bankrupt, then Sprint will still be around in the future and you'll still be a Sprint customer, grandfathered into your "awesome" plan (even if they raise their rates).

    2) IF Sprint gets bought out/merged, then the new company will assume your contract and you still get the same features and benefits of your contract at the same rate (at least until your contract is up). Once it's up, if the new company allows you renew at the same rate, then great! If not, then you have the option of cancelling/porting your line to another carrier that suits you. (Even IF they decide to discontinue all of Sprint's grandfathered plans and force you into one of their current plans before your current contract is up, that constitutes a breach of contract and you have the right to cancel/port your line out to another carrier ETF free.)

    3) IF Sprint goes bankrupt, then they will notify customers of a deadline they should port their lines out ETF free to another carrier or risk having their line(s) cancelled. (But I'm pretty sure that this possibility this won't happen.)


    In each case the customer either gets to keep their existing plan at their existing rate, or gets to cancel/port out ETF-free! What are you worried about?
    - Chokaay

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