Dish seeks more time to fight Sprint's Softbank, Clearwire deals

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frankjg wrote:

Dish is having a hard time of understanding what/who they are.

Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse

When all this settles in a couple years, this will be good for competition and good for the consumer. It appears Dish wants to get into the cell phone business which is a good thing. Dish apparently forgot T-Mobile is foreign owned as well as Sprint will be. However, Its good to have someone come in and challenge AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Its time we do more for the consumer. Personally, I think prices should be coming down and not up. The ability to build upon a wireless system which is able to use LTE, HSPA+, CDMA, Wifi and potentially satellite should help cover 100% of the US with full coverage for internet and further challenge the cable companies. A phone should be able to use any technology and without compromise of quality for the consumer. In a world where more data will be used, even for voice calls, this is a challenge for the companies to address. However, as new ways are address to compress data through Spectrum, I believe they will be able to succeed as time goes on. I’ve chosen republic wireless because they offer flexibility between such technologies as wifi and cdma and look forward to more expanding coverage across a broad base of ever improving technologies.

Dec 22, 2012 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
zanajohn1 wrote:

DISH/CLWR presents a compelling option to Softbank.
Unlike S which has legacy technology, bureaucracy, unions, and little spectrum, DISH/CLWR present an all ip plant, compatible technology (TD-LTE) and spectrum which permits greater than 2x the internet speeds of any competitor. They also have a nationwide retail (Blockbuster/Clear) and network presence (CLWR). Why take S along for this ride — T and VZ aren’t coming! The future is with CLWR.

Dec 24, 2012 1:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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