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Sprint to dismiss Nextel network as soon as June 2013

By Shawn Knight
May 30, 2012
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  1. Sprint is decisively driving the final nail in the coffin of their failed merger with Nextel by announcing plans to shut down the network, perhaps as soon as June 30,...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,066   +704

    Not too surprising... people often think that mergers create these big huge super companies that will squash their competitors. More often than not they mix like oil and water and end up losing in the end. A successful merger is very very rare.
  3. fish4specs

    fish4specs TS Rookie Posts: 48

    too bad, after hurricane Katrina, nextel was about the only communication that still worked.
  4. Ah, so that is what created the zombi out of nextel. The need to drag old for it workes after a hurricane giving the illusion that is a viable technology.
  5. Just an example of a deal madre thinking about money without even asking the Engineers if it could be done... CEO fail
  6. I am sure Sprint is coming up with a way to hold on to the 5 million nextel users somehow, free phones, discounted price on service, etc. It is hard and very expensive to go out and signup 5 million customers.


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