T-Mobile sucks, but having transferred to it recently, I think AT&T sucks even worse, if that's possible. I say a pox on all their houses.
Talking about how great Android is while your customers are clamoring for iPhones just makes you come off as willfully ignorant of what they want.
Gah. I am a reasonably satisfied T-Mobile customer, and my contract is up, but I've been waiting to decide whether to renew or seek another carrier until I can tell how this thing is going to play out. I have an old Android phone that I like just fine, but it needs replacing because it's on its last legs. I have no idea what to do. Thoughts?
You mean iPhone, not iOS. Once you add all the people buying iPads and iPods, Android isn't doing too well (cite).
The No. 3 wireless company is making a multibillion dollar gamble that Apple Inc.'s gadget will be the ticket to a turnaround, even though Sprint Chief Executive Dan Hesse told the board in August that Sprint would likely lose money on the deal until 2014, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mr. Hesse told the board the carrier would have to agree to purchase at least 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years—a commitment of $20 billion at current rates—whether or not it could find people to buy them, according to people familiar with the matter. In order to keep the price people pay for the phone low and competitive with rivals, Sprint would be subsidizing the cost of each phone to the tune of about $500, which would take a long time to recoup even at the high monthly fees iPhone users pay.
The board ultimately signed off on what the company internally called the "Sony" project, concluding Sprint couldn't compete otherwise. Directors figured, "How can we pass this up? We have to have it," the person familiar with the matter said.
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