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Sprint making big consolidation moves for 2014

         

Sprint making big consolidation moves for 2014

Six months in the past Dash decommissioned and shut down its Nextel push-to-speak community. Whereas the carrier is lifeless, Dash seems to produce other plans for the emblem.

In keeping with a supply from Techcrunch, Dash desires to reintroduce Nextel once more as a model for trade services and products. That is it seems that phase of a bigger branding overhaul coming within the first quarter of 2014 wherein Dash plans to launch a brand new pay as you go carrier: Dash Freedom.

If the supply knowledge is correct it factors against Dash elevating its sport to focus on companies. It additionally matches with the speculation of the corporate (now owned via Japan’s SoftBank) persevering with its march into consolidation, shoring as much as existing a extra aggressive problem to AT&T and Verizon.

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The Nextel carrier will probably be a part of a much bigger push to courtroom companies, being a "top rate" providing which include the 4G mounted and mobile broadband services and products.

Every other a part of the plan, says the supply, issues Dash’s pay as you go companies Virgin Cellular and Raise. They are going to be merged right into a single carrier named "Dash Freedom". It is no longer fully clear presently however apparently this might imply the scrapping of the 2 present manufacturers.

Whereas these plans may just sound like logical consolidation strikes, the query will likely be whether or not Dash will be able to juggle the entire alternate with out shedding the rest or someone within the course of.

Within the intervening time, it’s also now not clear how a carrier known as Dash Freedom would take a seat alongside different products and services also known as "Freedom" — akin to Dash’s world calling plans, to not point out the Freedom Pop "free" wi-fi carrier that could be a wholesale customer on Sprint’s network.

"It’s been a contentious issue for many," the source said of the internal response to the changes.