US Wireless Biz: By The Numbers

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    • Verizon continues to lead all US carriers in interface mangling. Its UI “enhancements” decrease productivity by an average of 64 percent per handset.

    • Apple’s recent strategy of no longer accepting cash or gift certificates for its iPhone has started a trend. T-Mobile will no longer accept checks or credit-card payments for monthly fees; instead, its customers are expected to compensate the company with pints of blood. Homes with family plans will have to donate organs.

    • Investments in new technologies have slowed. Sprint’s board of directors has shown severe displeasure at investing in any technology that will give the company a competitive edge in the future. Instead, it will let the other mobile carriers surpass it while it clings to its comfortable, but archaic ways.

    • The entire country of South Korea laughs when it learns what the US considers its wireless business.

    • Windows Mobile 6.

  1. 14,747 cell sites in 1H07, but networks still suck: two theories. Theory 1, they are counting technology overlays like EVDO and HSPxA as new cell sites and these do nothing to improve voice service, which is the standard by which most of us judge network quality. Theory 2, none of these sites were built in places Om goes and thus, as far as he cares, network quality has not been improved. These theories are not mutually exclusive.

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