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We've previously seen announcements that somebody was going to buy T Mobile, and in that case it never came true. What does everybody think about the idea of a Sprint and T-Mobile merger?
What if they ran as two separate companies, but partnered on technologies.
Sprint announced that partnership with rural carriers earlier this year where they are going to support 700 Mhz band 12. The A block purchase at T-Mobile made from Verizon is in that same frequency, so that could be good.
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Sprint CEO Hesse Contradicts Masayoshi Son on Fixed LTE Plans | DSLReports, ISP Information
First Sprint gobbled up Nextel, and then Clear. Neither of which have benefitted customers to date....
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I was just in a T-Mobile store this afternoon and asked the employee what he had heard about Sprint buying T-Mobile. He seemed like he at least knew a little about it because he corrected me by telling me that it wasn't "Sprint" buying T-Mobile but that it was Sprint's parent company. He then proceeded to tell me that the communication they received was that the T-Mobile brand would be the survivor and eventually Sprint would go away. Just thought I'd pass that along.
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I certainly hope Softbank/Sprint does not acquire T-Mobile.
Masayoshi Son (CEO of Softbank) says he wants to be disruptive in the U.S. wireless carrier market, but he has yet to put his existing wireless company where his mouth is. Sprint is same ol', same ol', only without the coverage of VZW or "at&t", or the data performance of even TMO. Thus one suspects that if Sprint/Softbank acquires T-Mobile, you can say goodbye to aggressive pricing, terrific international roaming, great international LD plans, etc.
You can probably also say so long to effective network upgrades. T-Mobile has relatively quietly been upgrading their network. Sprint's made a lot of noise about upgrading theirs. TMO's upgrades have been effective, by all accounts. Sprint's? Not so much.
The industry pundits are saying they think approval by U.S. regulators is unlikely. I certainly hope so, but I cannot imagine why, if that's so, Son would have agreed to a $1bn failure-to-execute fee--particularly after the "at&t"/TMO debacle.
Personally: I hope that TMO just got itself a cool $1bn with which to buy spectrum and further upgrade its network
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If it does happen… and even by the time it is an issue I might be due for a new phone regardless of plucking down retail for my S5.
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