reply to Woody79_00
Re: Sprint to be #1 You do realize that SoftBank is basically the Sprint of Japan, so to speak, right? It started as Vodafone (which owns a big chunk of Verizon Wireless) and Vodafone considered their Japanese network basically a failure. SoftBank is in third place in the Japanese market, and that despite being the exclusive iPhone carrier before the iPhone went multi-carrier. They're well known in Japan for slow speeds and poor coverage. Even Au/KDDI is considered better - despite being CDMA! Thus, they're the Verizon of the Japanese market (though not as strong - I suspect because the Japanese are a bit more tech-savvy and don't want CDMA). NTT DoCoMo is the AT&T - the huge gorilla with a fast network, excellent coverage, etc.