Sorry if I missed it somewhere- does this also include the 900Mhz


-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Tom DeReggi
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:35 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] TRANGO- changes history

I'm not sure if everyone really truly realizes what has just happened.
It took an hour or two for it to really sink in, I think I must have
been in 

Last year when Betas were send out, they asked, how many we wanted to
before they shipped.
This year, they just sent them, and I wasn't told the price.
Was it sorta like a restaurant with no prices on the menu?
Send us the gear to see how nice it is, and then tell us the big price
after we realized the advantages?
Think about it, Like a Fox, but will be able to do up to 30 mbps, cross 
platform supported!
They jsut released a Fox-D2 for the low price point model. The M5580 was

likely going to have a bigger price tag, if I guessed.
What was it going to be, $300, $400, $500?  When I heard $150 today, I
shxt myself. I was blown away. I never expected it.

I remember three years ago, when everyone was talking about the 2 year
on equipment, wishing that if they only had a $500 CPE! And one came,
Trango. And then some people started getting greety and pushing the
and said "If we only had a $300 CPE". And sure enough it came. Thanks 
Trango.  (Also a few others like Tranzeo releasing 2.4Ghz for under
Some jerks actually had the nerve to then say, "if I only had a $150
It just plain got rediculously funny at that point. Then Like Emeral
say "BAM!" Trango did it agin, "$150!!!!".  This is truly a defining
in history.  No NOT for a commodity WIFI product, not for a 2.4Ghz
But for a Commercial Robust WISP product! Equivellent to what we easilly

paid $500 for, less than a year ago.

I was lucky to share an experience this past October at a Trango
After the reception, some of us stuck around to hang out. We were all 
dreaming about what we needed, to be more successful and sell more
Then out of nowhere "Z" gets all serious and asks "What If...we had a
CPE?" We respond, "how much quantity would that take? 5000, 10,000?" 
Instantly, Travis is like, "at that price I'd commit to 5000, 1000 at a 
time." Then I was like, "I'd take 500". Etc, etc.  Then we all realized
were dreaming and drinking way to much wine, and called it a night.
were still $400 at that time, ya know. God what a poker face! I thought
was kidding!  And the irony in it all, quantity 10,000 is not required!
qty 30! And its only $150, not $200!  I just don't know what to say.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm not going to be in the tech room 
tommorrow. I'm going to be in the marketing room, making new materials,
crunching numbers.  Our business plan may have just changed overnight,
this recent Press release. Think about the potential!  The residential 
market is going to be broken wide open, with this pricing.  If I didn't
a box of M5580s sitting on my desk, I'd ask somebody to pinch me, to
sure I wasn't dreaming.

Trango... Thanks!

PS. PLEASE, NOBODY SAY, " If I only had a CPE for $75", I don't think my

heart could take the results.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband

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