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Verizon to buy all of Qwest's Wireless Assets

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Andrew Shepherd, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     



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  2. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  3. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  4. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  5. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  6. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  7. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  8. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  9. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  10. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  11. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  12. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  13. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  14. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  15. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  16. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Guest

    "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message news:<rmarkoff-BBEC2B.05303806072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > In article <9c02589b.0407050819.7cc35096@posting.google.com>,
    > larryt510@hotmail.com (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > "Røbert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
    > > news:<rmarkoff-2EC9F6.05173705072004@news03.east.earthlink.net>...
    > > > In article <33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com>,
    > > > cinema@ku.edu (Andrew Shepherd) wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message
    > > > > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > > > Check this out:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > > > >
    > > > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless
    > > > > > assets
    > > > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.
    > > > >
    > > > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > > >
    > > > They obviously now won't integrate those areas since ALL of those Quest
    > > > assests are being bought by Verizon. Perhaps in some cases there will be
    > > > roaming agreements.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not true. Sprint has already bought and transferred ownership of a
    > > number of Qwest towers in Montana and Wyoming as well as selected
    > > towers in some other Qwest markets. The change in ownership became
    > > effective on May 27th on some of them and June 14th on others.
    > > Basically Sprint got first dibs on anything they wanted from Qwest and
    > > Verizon gets what's leftover. There was likely a lot of equipment that
    > > Sprint didn't want or need (towers that were already Sprint/Qwest
    > > co-located or in close proximity to one another) and that's what will
    > > go to Verizon as part of the deal they just announced. So this is a
    > > win-win situation for both Sprint and Verizon.

    >
    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    From what I hear Sprint has bought all of Qwest's towers in Montana &
    Wyoming. Verizon only gets the spectrum and other (non-tower)
    equipment there. But what remains unclear are the towers in North and
    South Dakota where Sprint doesn't have native coverage. I haven't
    seen any solid proof that those are going to Sprint yet although it is
    likely they will. We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  17. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Røbert M. wrote:

    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    coverage?

    It seems they only want to cover the major highways and major cities.
    If they want "seamless" coverage they're doing a piss poor job of it.

    JS
     
  18. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Røbert M. wrote:

    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    coverage?

    It seems they only want to cover the major highways and major cities.
    If they want "seamless" coverage they're doing a piss poor job of it.

    JS
     
  19. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Røbert M. wrote:

    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    coverage?

    It seems they only want to cover the major highways and major cities.
    If they want "seamless" coverage they're doing a piss poor job of it.

    JS
     
  20. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Røbert M. wrote:

    > So by not buying all the Towers, SprintPCS is ignoring its still
    > uncovered areas of Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota? Check the map.


    Do you think Sprint has any intention of installing decent nationwide
    coverage?

    It seems they only want to cover the major highways and major cities.
    If they want "seamless" coverage they're doing a piss poor job of it.

    JS
     

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