Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Best Buy Mobile, Compare Coverage, Radio Shack, T-Mobile, Target
It looks like Radio Shack is probably going out of business and will be filing for bankruptcy soon. My assumption is based on the current stock price falling near $1, the Target mobile phone kiosk deal closing and 1000+ retail stores closing as well. Did Lance Armstrong start this company down a path of destruction?
I am been claiming for over a decade the retail mobile phone stores add zero value to the mobile phone sale. They should been provide retail cell phone coverage map showing choices of who has the best coverage in there area. They could also provide solutions like femtocells to fix problems. Instead they buy into the same coverage map propaganda and don't give consumers any help in making a purchasing decision other than price discounts. Radio Shack is not the only one to blame. Best Buy is just as bad providing no value and look what they have done in the mobile space. Nothing as well.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 4G, DAS, Data Congestion, Marketing, Stadium Coverage, Verizon Wireless, Wifi
Top 20 Arena Naming Rights Deals
Verizon & AT&T Have Spent Millions on Naming Rights Deals. I can't tell you how many times I have heard reporters say the stadium has no reception or connectivity. Last night Patrick O'Neal from Fox Sports West was covering the Los Angeles Kings playing the Washington Capitals at the "Verizon Center" in Washington DC. @Patrick_Oneal was frustrated on the broadcast he was not able to get updates on scores and probably connect to social media while at the game.
Common sense would tell you that if you are a carrier owning naming rights to a stadium you would go out of your way to provide the best coverage. However, reception and network data congestion at stadiums is still a huge problem despite efforts install more antennas, WiFI and DAS. Here is list of naming rights sponsor ships that shows you its all about marketing and not about providing quality service. Here is another example of AT&T Cowboy Stadium cell reception problems. I am curious how the reception is at the AT&T Center in San Antonio?