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SPRINT = a "meltdown," a "miserable performance" and a "disaster" - shares plunged 25.2 percent



 
 
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Old January 19th 08, 02:48 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.sprintpcs
John Navas
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Default SPRINT = a "meltdown," a "miserable performance" and a "disaster" - shares plunged 25.2 percent

On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 01:14:10 GMT, Dennis Ferguson
wrote in
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On 2008-01-19, John Navas wrote:
On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:46:08 -0800 (PST), wrote in
:

On Jan 18, 6:38 pm, 4phun wrote:


Verizon's shares fell $1.91, or 4.7 percent, to $39. AT&T's shares
fell $1.29, or 3.5 percent, to $36.01.


HA HA HA, shoulda went with GSM...those Lucifer radio cards should be
good for some gold and silver scrap value....JG


Yep. CDMA has been in serious decline, and this will tend to accelerate
the process, leaving Verizon increasingly isolated on a shrinking CDMA
island, probably why Verizon shares dropped much more than AT&T shares.


?? Over the past 52 weeks Verizon shares are up 5%, AT&T up 3% and Sprint
down 50%. The S&P is down 7%.

Sprint and Verizon don't look like the ones which are closely correlated
to me.


I'm talking only about the drops today on the Sprint news. Analysts
believe the fall in AT&T and Verizon reflect a likely tough year in 2008
for cellular carriers. The greater fall in Verizon presumably means a
tougher outlook than for AT&T.

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Old January 19th 08, 03:53 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.sprintpcs
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Default SPRINT = a "meltdown," a "miserable performance" and a "disaster" - shares plunged 25.2 percent

John, up to your old tricks again I see......

Let me give you a hint...... then do your homework.

N E X T E L

is where most of the problems are - (which isn't "CDMA")......




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Yep. CDMA has been in serious decline, and this will tend to accelerate
the process, leaving Verizon increasingly isolated on a shrinking CDMA
island, probably why Verizon shares dropped much more than AT&T shares.
The bet by AT&T on GSM and 3G looks has been paying off well, and
beating out Verizon for the iPhone has made it the strongest player in
the U.S. market.

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Old January 19th 08, 04:05 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.sprintpcs
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Default SPRINT = a "meltdown," a "miserable performance" and a "disaster"- shares plunged 25.2 percent

Dennis Ferguson wrote:
On 2008-01-19, John Navas wrote:
On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:46:08 -0800 (PST), wrote in
:

On Jan 18, 6:38 pm, 4phun wrote:
Verizon's shares fell $1.91, or 4.7 percent, to $39. AT&T's shares
fell $1.29, or 3.5 percent, to $36.01.
HA HA HA, shoulda went with GSM...those Lucifer radio cards should be
good for some gold and silver scrap value....JG

Yep. CDMA has been in serious decline, and this will tend to accelerate
the process, leaving Verizon increasingly isolated on a shrinking CDMA
island, probably why Verizon shares dropped much more than AT&T shares.


?? Over the past 52 weeks Verizon shares are up 5%, AT&T up 3% and Sprint
down 50%. The S&P is down 7%.

Sprint and Verizon don't look like the ones which are closely correlated
to me.


Even with the Sprint subscriber losses, CDMA remains the dominant system
in North America, with well over 50% of subscribers. 2007 saw big
increases in CDMA penetration in the U.S.. CDMA is also gaining ground
in Asia, because carriers like the fact that you can have the same
coverage with 40% fewer cell sites, and the fact that CDMA has much
higher capacity per Mhz than GSM.

In Australia, a judge granted an emergency order delaying the CDMA shut
down because "Next G" could not provide the rural coverage of CDMA. Hey,
maybe someone can do that for AMPS in the U.S.!

Of course remember than for data, it's all CDMA, whether it's W-CDMA or
CDMA-2000. The future is indeed bright for CDMA!
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Old January 19th 08, 04:26 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.sprintpcs
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Default SPRINT = a "meltdown," a "miserable performance" and a "disaster" - shares plunged 25.2 percent

On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 19:05:25 -0800, SMS
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Of course remember than for data, it's all CDMA, whether it's W-CDMA or
CDMA-2000. The future is indeed bright for CDMA!


Nope. CMDA-2000 and W-CDMA are totally different.

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Old January 19th 08, 04:27 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.sprintpcs
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Default SPRINT = a "meltdown," a "miserable performance" and a "disaster" - shares plunged 25.2 percent

In article , SMS
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Of course remember than for data, it's all CDMA, whether it's W-CDMA or
CDMA-2000. The future is indeed bright for CDMA!


I gather you have not heard of LTE the 4G upgrade.

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Old January 19th 08, 06:28 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.sprintpcs
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["Followup-To:" header set to alt.cellular.verizon.]
On 2008-01-19, John Navas wrote:

Yep. CDMA has been in serious decline


Were you ever a Sprint customer? I was, 2000-2005 for my wife's phone
and 2004-2005 for both phones. The biggest problem at Sprint wasn't the
network.



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Old January 19th 08, 07:53 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.sprintpcs
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Default SPRINT = a "meltdown," a "miserable performance" and a "disaster" - shares plunged 25.2 percent

On 2008-01-19, SMS wrote:
Even with the Sprint subscriber losses, CDMA remains the dominant system
in North America, with well over 50% of subscribers.


Unless my math is really screwed up that statistic is just wrong. Where
did it come from?

Dennis Ferguson
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Old January 19th 08, 08:18 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.sprintpcs
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Default SPRINT = a "meltdown," a "miserable performance" and a "disaster" - sharesplunged 25.2 percent

At 19 Jan 2008 01:00:33 +0000 John Navas wrote:

Yep. CDMA has been in serious decline, and this will tend to accelerate
the process, leaving Verizon increasingly isolated on a shrinking CDMA
island, probably why Verizon shares dropped much more than AT&T shares.


But Sprint's problems have nothing to do with being CDMA. If CDMA is
"declining," it's because Sprint is hemmoraging customers- not the other
way around. If Sprint was GSM, GSM would've lost 650,000 customers instead.


The bet by AT&T on GSM and 3G looks has been paying off well, and
beating out Verizon for the iPhone has made it the strongest player in
the U.S. market.



Which has nothing to do with GSM (or CDMA), either. Other than a few savvy
customers that travel internationally, I doubt 9 out of 10 cellular
customers know or care what technology their carrier uses.


 




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