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Sprint Nextel

Bye-bye then, Nextel iDEN

Goodbye old Beep-Beep-Beep!

Exactly 1 minute ago, at 12:01 a.m. , Sprint decommissioned Nextel’s iDEN service.

It pulled the big plug. Flipped off the lights. Took its toys and went home.

No more beep-beep-beep. No more programming of weird handset codes to identify group users.

In fact, no more service if you have a . . . → Read More: Bye-bye then, Nextel iDEN

Clearwire

Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!

Yes, this is a parody logo. You wondered?

Sprint Nextel is now a part of SoftBank.

Sprint reports that about 98% of its shareholders voted for the deal. The FCC approval seems like it will be pro forma.

Now, with the SoftSprint and SprintClear deals done, I suspect Dan Hesse is considering when and . . . → Read More: Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!

Clearwire

Sprint to Clearwire: How ’bout a Bigger Dowry?

So, in the latest chapter of the SoftSprint-Clearwire-Dish matrimonial saga, it looks like SoftSprint will indeed take Clearwire to the alter.

Yesterday, Sprint (which had sued Clearwire just three days before to block the sale to Dish) decided to up its offer from $3.40 to $5.00, topping Dish’s offer of $4.40.

Just to make sure . . . → Read More: Sprint to Clearwire: How ’bout a Bigger Dowry?

Clearwire

Dish to Sprint: Tough! We’re headed to the alter with Clearwire!

It didn’t take long for Dish to fire off a public response to Sprint’s compliant to block Dish’s takeover of Clearwire. Here’s what Dish had to say, short and sweet:

“Sprint’s lawsuit is a transparent attempt to divert attention from its failure to deal fairly with Clearwire’s shareholders, as well as to exploit its majority . . . → Read More: Dish to Sprint: Tough! We’re headed to the alter with Clearwire!

Clearwire

Sprint to Dish and Clearwire: Your Marriage is Not Gonna Happen

Perhaps the new corporate logo? Not if Sprint has its way in court. (Yeah, this logo is my parody.)

Sprint today filed suit in the Court of Chancery in Delaware to block the sale of Clearwire to to Dish Network. The 45-page verified complaint aims to not only stop the sale, but to ding . . . → Read More: Sprint to Dish and Clearwire: Your Marriage is Not Gonna Happen

Clearwire

Clearwire+Dish Network: A Match Not Made in Japan or Kansas

Perhaps the new corporate logo?(Yeah, this is a parody.)

For years I’ve been telling my clients that the relationship between Clearwire and Sprint is far from what Sprint has portrayed it to be.

No, Clearwire not a controlled entity or affiliate of Sprint, but rather an arms-length investment by Sprint in Clearwire. For a . . . → Read More: Clearwire+Dish Network: A Match Not Made in Japan or Kansas

Dish

Dish Offers $25.5B to buy Sprint: ‘You can hear a satellite drop.’

Breaking new: Dish Network offers $25.5 B to buy Sprint. This is a counter to Japan’s Softbankl offer of $20.1 B to buy 70% of Sprint. This effectively puts Clearwire back in play, too.

Don’t you love it when the game gets exciting? Yeah, me too!

More to follow.

. . . → Read More: Dish Offers $25.5B to buy Sprint: ‘You can hear a satellite drop.’

Clearwire

Clearwire: “You’re Such a Dish!”

Now it gets interesting.

As I previously reported, (Soft)Sprint is trying to buy up the shares of Clearwire not already owned by Sprint. They offered $2.97 per share.

Enter, now, Dish Network with an unsolicited offer to purchase Clearwire at $3.30 per share.

Needless to say, Sprint’s not too impressed with the Dish offer.

Now . . . → Read More: Clearwire: “You’re Such a Dish!”

Clearwire

Clearwire to sink from sight/site

(Updated 4:41 p.m.; added AGL Magazine story link.)

Well, it’s almost over. Clearwire, that is.

Clearwire will sink from site, er, from sight as SoftSprint (or someone else depending on the investor law suits will will claim insufficient value to be paid by Sprint) ponies up the relatively small bucks to buy the rest of . . . → Read More: Clearwire to sink from sight/site

General

Did Sprint+Network Vision-Lightsquared = Sprint+Clearwire+Softbank?

I’ve been thinking about why Sprint has now decided to sell itself to Softbank.

It seems to me that one possible answer would be to blame Clearwire and then LightSquared.

Clearwire was to be Sprint’s first (but not last) 4G answer, but WiMax never took off. In fact, the only thing about Clearwire that took . . . → Read More: Did Sprint+Network Vision-Lightsquared = Sprint+Clearwire+Softbank?

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