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Re: Should I switch from sprint to at&t
Taking so long? They've been working on their own LTE network since 2011. AT&T still doesn't have a complete LTE network (I don't think they even know which spectrum they are going with for LTE yet since they have licenses all over the range of spectrum)...and T-mobile is a joke at LTE (HSPA+ and HSPA++ is NOT LTE).
Originally Posted by NewYorkChic
Sprint let Clearwire try to install 4G for them...since Sprint owned a major stock in the company...but Clearwire's leaders gambled away the liquid assets and ran out of money, and left Sprint holding the bag with pissed-off customers in the wrath. Sprint got the blame for Clearwire screwing up, and had to eat that mistake. Then they have a phone with a totally different 4G technology (WIMAX), which is dead and totally different from the 4G they are rolling out now. Sprint took gambles on Nextel and nearly cost them the entire company (aging technology, aging equipment, and shrinking customer base)...then taking this gamble on Clearwire to hold up it's end of the bargain and put WIMAX in...when Clearwire knew from the start they didn't have the equipment, money or investors to even scratch the surface of Sprint's coverage...Clearwire should've got the blame and been forced to pay for replacing EVERY WIMAX Evo Sprint sold...but then again, with Sprint having so much stock in them, it would've been Sprint literally paying for it.
Usually when one company agrees to do something for another company and signs into contracts for doing that, they are responsible for it..but Clearwire dropped the ball, fumbled it, and then punctured a hole in the ball...and never got anything in the form of flack from customers...the customers all blame Sprint and still do, to this day for that mishap. But the truth of the matter is Sprint just wanted a return on investment (ROI) from Clearwire and to get something for ALL the money they put into that drowning company.