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#1 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:15 AM

A proposal to allow Dish Network Corp. (DISH) to offer smartphone service was approved by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the agency said.

The second-largest U.S. satellite-TV provider needed FCC approval to start a wireless service that could compete with the largest U.S. mobile provider, Verizon Wireless, and No. 2 AT&T Inc. (T) Dish has built up its spectrum holdings as it seeks to decrease its reliance on the satellite-TV business, which is losing subscribers.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

it'l be known as the D-phone in the Hood.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

There are some rumors that they might be teaming up with Google to provide wireless data services, briefly discussed here: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=210447

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'm freakin' thrilled. Dish-run, Google-direct cell service. WOO

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

Can't wait :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

"losing subsribers"

yup cause directv is kicking their asses. :D

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

"losing subsribers"

yup cause directv is kicking their asses. :D


I think that's a little overboard to say that. From what I can see in my neck of the woods folks are leaving Directv in droves. Used to be tons of my neighbors had Directv....today, you'd be hard pressed to find a neighbor still with them. Pac 12 Network (and the lack of CSN-NW) pushed most out to Comcast and a few of us went with Dish.

For months Comcast hit the neighborhood hard with incredible sign up specials and reminders they had the college games and the Blazers and Directv didn't. It worked because few are left with Directv.

Century Link guys started coming around and pushing their bundles a short while later.....but the guy conceded to me it was a tough sell because people in the neighborhood were fed up with not having their sports and he was not selling too many conversions to the Century Link bundles....

Whether this is true everywhere, I can't say. But right here right now Directv is a non-player in my neighborhood. They had a ton of us and we all left. It's reality here.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

"losing subsribers"

yup cause directv is kicking their asses. :D


Nope.
Most like all tv providers are getting there asses handed to them slowly by streaming services.
It wont last for ever though.




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