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Re: Desire to be a 'Free social wireless broadband company'?
said by iansltx:I wish Sprint would let there actual subscribers have use of the new LTE network for a few years before signing up these third party "fluff" services.
FreedomPop has actually signed an agreement with Sprint, so that once Sprint LTE makes it to a reasonable amount of people you'll see FreedomPop come out with a new, LTE-enabled sleeve.
The EVDO network really took a beating within the last 2 years from these types of arrangements I think, not to mention the iPhone I guess. I have to wonder what sort of QoS there is on the network between a Sprint subscriber and all of these other services who use it. Maybe they dont care?
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Maybe they're trying to lose less money than they already are, by signing up as many MVNOs as they can because their absolute cost per subscriber (billing, etc.) is low?
As a postpaid customer of Sprint with a high-end phone and reasonably high-end plan (it's basically the entry-level Everything Data plan, but cheaper and with more features) I'd say bring on the extra customers if they're using LTE; Sprint will have plenty of capacity on that network, unlike their EvDO one, and my bet is that they won't sell unlimited-data buckets to MVNOs other than their own (Boost/Virgin), so people won't abuse the system too much.
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said by swintec:They do QoS very well. I have kids using Virgin Mobile and it can be a very different experience depending. For sure 3g data is very 2nd class for MVNO's.
....The EVDO network really took a beating within the last 2 years from these types of arrangements I think, not to mention the iPhone I guess. I have to wonder what sort of QoS there is on the network between a Sprint subscriber and all of these other services who use it. Maybe they dont care?
Not every site employs this but at O'Hare airport (we live in the Chicago area), Sprint's cell sites use dynamic PRL's to shunt off Virgin (and presumably all MVNO's) when conditions warrant. I've witnessed my daughters VM phone go from full signal to no signal in an instant as cell sites become invisible.
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