RE: Sprint / Cogent

From: Daniel Senie (no email)
Date: Sat Nov 01 2008 - 11:37:30 EDT

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    At 01:20 PM 10/31/2008, Randy Epstein wrote:
    >If you haven't already seen it, the great Todd Underwood of Renesys
    >published an article today on his blog regarding this subject:
    >
    >http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/10/wrestling-with-the-zombie-spri.shtml

    Just read through Todd's blog posting. Since I'm travelling at the
    moment with a Sprint EVDO card as my connectivity, I now understand
    why some sites have not been working. I assume my Sprint phone SMS
    service is also impacted, insofar as any text-to/from-email will not
    work to sites on the affected networks either. The micro-browser in
    my phone will have been affected too, though it's too useless to
    really use anyway.

    If I can find a way to fax the corporate offices of Sprint on Monday,
    I'll ask them for a refund on my service charges for the month, since
    they're now selling me access to only part of the Internet from my
    mobile devices. Funny, I'd just checked a few days ago to see if my
    mobile devices are beyond any term commitment. Since they are, I will
    now look at changing to another wireless carrier at the next
    reasonable opportunity.

    Did Sprint think about the fact that their decision would actually
    impact their wireless customers? I'm sure my business's wireless
    devices won't make or break Sprint's profits, but wonder if larger
    businesses using EVDO might also raise concern? Is Sprint now lying
    about selling "Unlimited Internet Access from anywhere" when peddling
    their data cards? Is Sony, as well, by inclusion of EVDO cards within
    their notebook computers? I presume their actuarial staff ran the
    numbers and decided the risk was worth it, and that's what they'll
    tell their stock holders.


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