T-Mobile's Latest Announcement Is Bad News for Sprint

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 7 months ago '13        #1
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T-Mobile's Latest Announcement Is Bad News for Sprint
 

 
Last week, T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) announced that it had added an additional 430 markets to its LTE Advanced network. The new LTE Advanced signals allow phones equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Gigabit LTE modems to receive blazing fast wireless speed -- a live demonstration showed download speeds of 611 Mbps. For context, the average mobile download speed in the U.S. is just under 23 Mbps.

The news expands T-Mobile's LTE Advanced footprint to more than 920 markets, more than any other U.S. wireless carrier. But the announcement especially stings for Sprint (NYSE:S), which was recently in talks to merge with T-Mobile before the deal fell through.

The lack of a deal between the two carriers has left Sprint responsible to once again focus on improving its network and try to become a stronger rival to T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.

T-Mobile surpassed Sprint two years ago to become the nation's third-largest wireless carrier by customers and has since built out one of the strongest and fastest wireless networks available.

The problem for Sprint is that even before T-Mobile's latest network upgrade, it was already an uphill battle for Sprint to take on T-Mobile -- and now it's nearly an impossible feat.

A tale of two networks
T-Mobile said in its press release that its LTE Advanced network can double the carrier's previous download speeds in some markets, which is not just an impressive move but a huge blow to Sprint's recent announcement.

At the beginning of October, the nation's fourth-largest carrier said it was the "most improved" network this year, according to Ookla Speedtest data, and that its download speeds have improved by 33% since last year.

Here are just a few examples of Sprint's network improvements:

Washington, D.C.: up 45% to 20 Mbps
Atlanta: up 86% to 32 Mbps
LA Metro: up 55% to 23 Mbps
Colorado: up 44% to 25 Mbps
Those are big percentage improvements, but they pale in comparison to T-Mobile's demonstration of 600-plus Mbps downloads.

Of course, T-Mobile isn't getting those speeds in all of its markets, but the point is, Sprint is far behind T-Mobile's LTE speeds, and just as it's starting to make progress, T-Mobile made another move that once again leaves Sprint in the dust.

Why this matters
Sprint has made progress, sure, but it's not nearly enough. Morningstar analyst llan Nichols recently wrote, "Sprint's network quality gap is narrowing, but it still ranks last on an absolute basis." And he added that the company currently doesn't have any kind of economic moat.

In the past, Sprint has hemorrhaged customers because of its poor network quality and subpar speeds. Those losses have subsided recently, and the company just had its ninth consecutive quarter of net additions.

But those customer additions have come a little too late. Sprint's stock is down nearly 13% over the past year, and the possibility that the company can become a serious contender in the wireless space again is still unknown.

Until Sprint can prove that it can keep up with T-Mobile's innovations, I think it's best for investors to stay away from the carrier's stock. Sprint's fate is still very volatile, and with much uncertainty surrounding the company, it's probably best to just leave Sprint alone for now.

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 7 months ago '16        #2
Jody 20 heat pts20
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sprint is fu*king trash

and for broke people
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 7 months ago '14        #3
Comicsnow 109 heat pts109
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damn , might have to pay tmoble all the money i owe them
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 7 months ago '08        #4
HulkColegan 1 heat pts
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Slapped all the comments and I’ve been on AT&T since 2009.
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 7 months ago '07        #5
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Wish they would use the MBs people think they're describing when they say Mbps. They'd probably get less calls about people thinking their sh*t is slow too
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 7 months ago '12        #6
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 Drlove said:
Suprised Sprint #1 Retarded Stan hasnít come in here slapping because p!ss poor yellow Sprint ainít sh*t
Iím sprints #2 Stan


And I slapped everyone in here
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 7 months ago '06        #7
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Been on sprint since nextel
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 7 months ago '04        #8
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T-Mobile >

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 7 months ago '04        #9
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Been on Sprint for a while and don't give a sh*t what people say. It's cheap, internet ain't bad and I can make a call..

Simple as fu*k
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 7 months ago '06        #10
Yung Dilla 1505 heat pts1505
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Sprint ain't as bad as it's made out to be but it could be better it just seems like management of sprint is cursed. I wish son would've k!lled the sprint name like he planned too when he first bought the company.

The name sprint automatically a.ssociates with trash even tho they're not. They've come a very long way but people will automatically be turned off by sprint the name. SoftBank us with the gray symbol they had chosen would've been a nice new start.
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 7 months ago '04        #11
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 Yung Dilla said:
Sprint ain't as bad as it's made out to be but it could be better it just seems like management of sprint is cursed. I wish son would've k!lled the sprint name like he planned too when he first bought the company.

The name sprint automatically a.ssociates with trash even tho they're not. They've come a very long way but people will automatically be turned off by sprint the name. SoftBank us with the gray symbol they had chosen would've been a nice new start.
They have grown tremendously but they are still a distant 4th in coverage and overall network quality.
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 D.A.R.S. said:
They have grown tremendously but they are still a distant 4th in coverage and overall network quality.
I agree my primary like is t mobile I still have my sprint line too. T mobile consistently better. I still recognize the growth with sprint too tho.
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 7 months ago '05        #13
MP 53 heat pts53
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Sprint cant send pics and recieve them while on a call?
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 7 months ago '17        #14
Naga Sadow 7 heat pts
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That's because Sprint uses that old, crappy, antiquated CDMA technology. They'd have to do a complete network overhaul to advance in the game. Once of the reasons why Samsung phones in the US don't get the superior Exynos SoC's.
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 7 months ago '04        #15
Javon23 288 heat pts288
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Thats a very bias article
In reality the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X is not even compatible with the new network.
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Javon23 288 heat pts288
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 TattooedMPsz said:
Sprint cant send pics and recieve them while on a call?
Sprint just pushed out an update this week activating this feature.
I used it last night in regards to now now being able to use the web while on a call.
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 7 months ago '04        #17
Javon23 288 heat pts288
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These days I tell people choosing a cell phone carrier should be based on your personal use.
Sprint works for me especially based on what I pay because
I live in a region where wifi is readily available
I pay for unlimited wifi in my car (OnStar - At&t)
I have an Xfinity Wifi log in so where Sprint service is shaky my phone jumps on Xfinity wfi thats readily available in the DC/Maryland Region
If you are all about getting your money's worth Sprint Can Definitely Work
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 7 months ago '04        #18
deziking 101 heat pts101
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Ive been thinking of moving my parents line over they got age 55+ 2 lines for $60 and that sh*t sounds a steal to me. But only thing is you gotta go in stores for everything? You can't do it online or over the phone per tmobile.
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 deziking said:
Ive been thinking of moving my parents line over they got age 55+ 2 lines for $60 and that sh*t sounds a steal to me. But only thing is you gotta go in stores for everything? You can't do it online or over the phone per tmobile.
I have my moms on my plan and did it over the phone. Weíve been in T-mobile since like 1999-2000 when I was in high school. Well it was Suncom then but they merged with Tmobile later on. But yea, I did it over the phone with them when they first released the news of the discount
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 Naga Sadow said:
That's because Sprint uses that old, crappy, antiquated CDMA technology. They'd have to do a complete network overhaul to advance in the game. Once of the reasons why Samsung phones in the US don't get the superior Exynos SoC's.
Verizon use cdma as well
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