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AT&T (T) is doing its best to poach Sprint (S) subscribers still using its legacy Nextel...

AT&T (T) is doing its best to poach Sprint (S) subscribers still using its legacy Nextel network, ahead of the network's planned June '13 shutdown. Ma Bell introduced new "rugged" phones today, aimed at the kind of professional workers that make up much of Nextel's subscriber base, and is offering a $5/month push-to-talk to go with them. Sprint's recapture rate for departing Nextel subs stood at 59% in Q3.
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  • Headcoach
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    So, "push to talk" is design for people that have a Holier than Thou attitude. They want other people to listen to their conversation thinking that it interest us and...it doesn't.

     

    It only annoys people because the Holier than Thou person doesn't give a fly rats about other peoples privacy. They don't care that people are trying to work in the library, or trying to watch a movie, or trying to eat a nice relaxing dinner with the family.

     

    Their whole goal is to see how obnoxious they can get with their push to talk. So AT&T, you just go right ahead and get all of those types of thoughtful people.
    13 Nov 2012, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • milehr
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    AT&T wireless plans have one significant advantage that neither VZ nor S duplicate. T subscribers can accumulate unused minutes over the year. Good idea.
    13 Nov 2012, 03:46 PM Reply Like
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