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Default Goodbye T-Mobile and Sprint. Hello Softbank USA!

I figured I'd post this here

http://pocketnow.com/2014/06/07/softbank-usa

As John Legere, the future CEO of Softbank USA has said, Uncarrier is here to stay!

I hope this means that I get Tri-Band on my Nexus 5!

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I have no problem with this even though my Sero plan will probably be going away as long as Dan Hesse gets canned and John Legere takes control with the TMO way of doing business.
 
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Not a big fan of the name. SoftBank USA sounds more of a bank name than a carrier name.
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Not a big fan of the name. SoftBank USA sounds more of a bank name than a carrier name.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SoftBank

SoftBank is a Japanese telecommunications company who owns Sprint and soon T-Mobile.
 
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Hope they merge to a all GSM network, instead of a hodgepodge of all the different tech used by Sprint and T-Mo.

Wouldn't the logical and smart name for the company be SprinT-Mobile?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SoftBank

SoftBank is a Japanese telecommunications company who owns Sprint and soon T-Mobile.
I'm aware of what soft bank is.. I was saying that I'm not the biggest fan of the name because it sounds like a bank more than a carrier name.

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Seriously, what does this mean for us N5 users? With the addition of Sprint Spark, the N5 can connect to literally EVERY band both companies have, 3G, HSPA+, T-Mo LTE, Sprint Band 25/26/41 LTE, etc...Will SoftBank issue new SIMs to utilize both networks? They might consolidate into GSM, but Sprint Spark is significantly more advanced then HSPA+/T-Mo LTE, and I think that they'd want to utilize that...Either way, should be interesting...
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Seriously, what does this mean for us N5 users? With the addition of Sprint Spark, the N5 can connect to literally EVERY band both companies have, 3G, HSPA+, T-Mo LTE, Sprint Band 25/26/41 LTE, etc...Will SoftBank issue new SIMs to utilize both networks? They might consolidate into GSM, but Sprint Spark is significantly more advanced then HSPA+/T-Mo LTE, and I think that they'd want to utilize that...Either way, should be interesting...
T-Mobile also has 20x20 LTE which is pretty fast. They're most likely going to go to VoLTE route.
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