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    Default Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    Sounds pretty good. Better than SoftBank in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantJay View Post
    Sounds pretty good. Better than SoftBank in my opinion.
    Dish Offers to Buy Sprint, Joining Phone to TV Service - NYTimes.com
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    You must mean a different thing than I do when you say 'better'. Dish Network doesn't have a clue where they're going as a company. They've had multiple lawsuits that they allowed to interrupt product delivered to consumers, they are currently offering cell phones and packages from all 4 carriers online, they own Blockbuster and have a by-mail dvd/blu-ray service. They also own random spectrum that the government refused to allow them to re-purpose for an LTE network. I think this is a desperate grab by a poorly run company to make themselves relevant again as they flounder in many different markets. This will not end well for Sprint or their customers. Dish is not known for their customer service or reliability.
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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    Quote Originally Posted by jrb363 View Post
    You must mean a different thing than I do when you say 'better'. Dish Network doesn't have a clue where they're going as a company. They've had multiple lawsuits that they allowed to interrupt product delivered to consumers, they are currently offering cell phones and packages from all 4 carriers online, they own Blockbuster and have a by-mail dvd/blu-ray service. They also own random spectrum that the government refused to allow them to re-purpose for an LTE network. I think this is a desperate grab by a poorly run company to make themselves relevant again as they flounder in many different markets. This will not end well for Sprint or their customers. Dish is not known for their customer service or reliability.
    It is going to help Sprint because Sprint will benefit over two companies competing to buy them. I think SoftBank will finalize the deal and complete buying Sprint, if they have the money.

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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantJay View Post
    It is going to help Sprint because Sprint will benefit over two companies competing to buy them. I think SoftBank will finalize the deal and complete buying Sprint, if they have the money.

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    I'm pretty sure the Softbank has well over $40-50 billion USD in assets and higher income than Dish as well. Not to mention, comparatively very little debt compared to Dish's $30 billion or so.
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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    This will either make Softbank back out or they will sweeten the deal for Sprint to make sure they get it. Even though it sounds good to have dish and Sprint together Sprint has more of a chance if they merge with Softbank.

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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    I really hope Dish network is not in the future of Sprint. If so I'm glad I jumped ship! Lets hope they stick it out with Softbank.
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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    Well I think that if dish could get things right they could do a lot with sprint and vise Vera but I couldn't agree more about how they run there business then again they also have a few things that I think are great like the hopper and support for sling so it could be really good for sprint but at the same time so is softbank

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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    1. A sad, desperate act.
    2. NEVER going to happen.
    3. Expect to see Charlie Ergen starring in, "art films" by year-end.
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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    I don't see Sprint going with them. Softbank is pretty established so they would be the better choice.

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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    Like many others, I'm also really hoping that Dish won't be the future of Sprint. I could see Dish being more focused on trying to make bundles with their television packages and Sprint service than on actually improving Sprint's network. As someone who doesn't subscribe to television service, I couldn't see that being a benefit to me.

    On the other hand, I could more readily believe that SoftBank will focus on Sprint's network and keeping their customers happy.
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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    Each company's track records speak for themselves.

    SoftBank pulled a struggling carrier from the brink of bankruptcy to a very competitive third place challenger that now has enough money to buy a controlling stake in an established, major US carrier. They have clear goals and a plethora of possible new business directions.

    Dish, on the other hand, is closing a majority of Blockbuster locations, while struggling to establish Blockbuster (who used to be the de facto movie rental business) against Netflix and even RedBox, who themselves are struggling to compete with Netflix. They are hemorrhaging money as they try to find ways to compete against cable companies, AT&T, and even DirecTV in an era of IPTV, The Pirate Bay, and Google/Apple TV.

    As has been pointed out, Dish has no clear direction here, and no idea how to compete in a changing market. And considering how drastically the current mobile device landscape is changing, that's a huge disadvantage. SoftBank is definitely, clearly the best choice in the long term. Unfortunately, once the shareholders see those dollar signs, it's hard to ignore them, and it may prove ultimately too tempting. If Dish can pump enough money into this deal, I'm sure they can persuade a substantial share of the investors. After all, aren't they investing precisely so they can make huge profits off of deals like this? And we know how shortsighted folks can get with dead presidents waving in front of their eyes. The long term becomes irrelevant.

    Frankly, I'm hoping the shareholders make the right choice, but I'm prepared to leave if Dish wins. T-Mobile may not be perfect, but it isn't Dish.
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    Default Re: Dish puts in a $25.5 billion offer for Sprint

    Yeah, Softbank is an awesome company and they are already talking smack about what they plan to do with Sprint. It's a far better deal long term.

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