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    Gary Forsee, CEO of Sprint, has resigned. You can read it here. Taking his place is CFO Paul Saleh.

    Quoth Septimus: "long time coming, that"
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    A change in leadership won't hurt anything. Sprint needs to work on their main mobile phone business. ignoring it to go another direction in the realm of WiMax sounds real good on paper. They need to not pour so much into WiMax and invest in uplifting current mobile business. Don't get me wrong...I am excited about WiMax, but it won't detour any apearant voice network issues and declining mobile business for Sprint/Nextel. Forsee has ran out of time.
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    They should reposition the Nextel brand. Nextel has always been associated with push-to-talk. They haven't been promoting this unique feature lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KStewart View Post
    A change in leadership won't hurt anything. Sprint needs to work on their main mobile phone business. ignoring it to go another direction in the realm of WiMax sounds real good on paper. They need to not pour so much into WiMax and invest in uplifting current mobile business. Don't get me wrong...I am excited about WiMax, but it won't detour any apearant voice network issues and declining mobile business for Sprint/Nextel. Forsee has ran out of time.
    I agree that a change in leadership can only help, but the cost of maintaining a CDMA and an iDEN network while they plan a WiMax buildout has to be daunting. Has Sprint dealt with the qualcomm issue yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikecc View Post
    They should reposition the Nextel brand. Nextel has always been associated with push-to-talk. They haven't been promoting this unique feature lately.
    I see bunches of PTT commercials for Sprint, they're all over Spike TV during CSI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overthrow View Post
    I see bunches of PTT commercials for Sprint, they're all over Spike TV during CSI.
    Maybe Sprint should put their ad dollars in a more effective place than Spike TV during CSI. Like a bonfire, that would be more effective.

    Or am I out of touch with what the kids are watching these days?
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    Before we get to the doom and gloom, let's remember that Sprint has a few good things going for it:

    - Great data plans on 3G
    - um...

    Ok, ok, they do have the Mogul and the Sprint Touch is coming soon (a little bird bubbatex in our forums tells us November 1st), so they're doing alright on the device front. On the network front, though, they're all over the map. Nextel's iDEN, Standard CDMA, and working to create WiMAX (which they're calling "XOHM", but that's another discussion). I seem to recall they even tried resurrecting Trenchcoat Guy recently and that didn't help, which stinks because he was way cooler than CanYouHearMeNow? Guy.

    The real issue is that their stock price is consistent - consistently down. So Gary Forsee has to go, replaced by CFO Paul Saleh. Hopefully Saleh can get things moving, because - get this - I think that #3 Sprint might be looking at upstart Alltel's recent move into easier-to-do-than-WiMAX WiFi plans with more than a little jealousy (buyout rumors aside).

    In between the two is T-Mobile, of whom we should not speak until they get 3G (that's getting delayed, too, by the way, their spectrum isn't going to be freed up on time). At the top of the heap, of course, are Verizon and AT&T, shaking their giant, evil corporate heads and thinking "kids today."

    Forsee, who has also served as chairman and president, has come under fire as telecommunications giant Sprint's subscriber growth and share price have disappointed investors.
    Read: MarketWatch thanks to Overthrow for the tip

    Read more at http://www.wmexperts.com/articles/sp...eo_ousted.html
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    You're out of touch with the kids. CSI is the #1 scripted show for 4 years running.
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    not so much CSI, but spike. Spike? Really?

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