1. Telomir's Avatar
    "After multiple reports of a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA, more alleged details have reportedly emerged. The merger deal has been allegedly accepted, with the combined company to be named SoftBank USA meaning, the T-Mobile and Sprint monikers would be history."

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    Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked | Pocketnow
    cgardnervt likes this.
    06-08-2014 01:13 PM
  2. zorak950's Avatar
    I doubt it. You don't abandon brand equity unless you have to.
    06-08-2014 02:01 PM
  3. mannyberrios's Avatar
    lol

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    06-08-2014 02:02 PM
  4. Closingracer's Avatar
    "After multiple reports of a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA, more alleged details have reportedly emerged. The merger deal has been allegedly accepted, with the combined company to be named SoftBank USA — meaning, the T-Mobile and Sprint monikers would be history."

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    Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked | Pocketnow

    This is where I wish I had a contract so i can just Dip now and go back to AT&T
    06-08-2014 02:16 PM
  5. Bigballer's Avatar
    lol, it's tmobile who has a "good" name. Sprint, however, their name has been tainted with blood since nextel
    06-08-2014 02:41 PM
  6. mannyberrios's Avatar
    lol

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    06-08-2014 03:40 PM
  7. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I hope they just leave Tmo alone! They have been doing GREAT standing their own ground and working with what they got. I support Tmo! Long live the Tmo name and brand! However change your colors please!
    The Hustleman likes this.
    06-08-2014 04:53 PM
  8. GadgetGator's Avatar
    NO NO NO. I do not like this idea AT ALL. I like the T mobile name. I like everything about them really. Even the bright pink stores which I thought looked too much like a cosmetics counter, have grown on me. I do not want this deal to go through. It would just be another big company resulting in less choice.

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    06-10-2014 12:52 AM
  9. jayarh1's Avatar
    I really don't mind as long as I get better reception indoors


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    06-10-2014 03:40 AM
  10. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    "Softbank USA?" Seriously?

    "Softbank" may be a good name for a wireless provider in Japan, but, here in the U.S., most people are going to look at that name and go "Say what?" Companies spend Big Buck$ on developing names and branding. Going with a name like that, here in the U.S., would be a good way for Masayoshi Son to shoot himself squarely in the foot.

    Personally, with what Legere's been doing, I expect T-Mobile has very positive name recognition. But Deutsche Telekom may not be interested in letting Son use it in the U.S. "Sprint"...? Well, while the brand has attracted a lot of negative publicity, due to repeated misfires, I think it would still be a heckuva a lot better than "Softbank USA."

    In fact, were I Son, I'd have to consider dropping "Softbank," which I expect means nothing to anybody outside of Japan, and making "Sprint" the name, internationally.
    06-14-2014 09:32 AM
  11. The Hustleman's Avatar
    "Softbank USA?" Seriously? http://www.LinxNet.com/misc/smilies/rolleyes.gif

    "Softbank" may be a good name for a wireless provider in Japan, but, here in the U.S., most people are going to look at that name and go "Say what?" Companies spend Big Buck$ on developing names and branding. Going with a name like that, here in the U.S., would be a good way for Masayoshi Son to shoot himself squarely in the foot.

    Personally, with what Legere's been doing, I expect T-Mobile has very positive name recognition. But Deutsche Telekom may not be interested in letting Son use it in the U.S. "Sprint"...? Well, while the brand has attracted a lot of negative publicity, due to repeated misfires, I think it would still be a heckuva a lot better than "Softbank USA."

    In fact, were I Son, I'd have to consider dropping "Softbank," which I expect means nothing to anybody outside of Japan, and making "Sprint" the name, internationally.
    Softbank for a phone company? That would be um.... STUPID

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    06-14-2014 09:59 AM
  12. geekymcfly's Avatar
    if need be, I'm ready to pay my eip off and go somewhere else. tmo/fcc & doj bet not sh** on me with this merger

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    06-14-2014 10:29 AM
  13. GadgetGator's Avatar
    "Softbank USA?" Seriously? http://www.LinxNet.com/misc/smilies/rolleyes.gif

    "Softbank" may be a good name for a wireless provider in Japan, but, here in the U.S., most people are going to look at that name and go "Say what?" Companies spend Big Buck$ on developing names and branding. Going with a name like that, here in the U.S., would be a good way for Masayoshi Son to shoot himself squarely in the foot.

    Personally, with what Legere's been doing, I expect T-Mobile has very positive name recognition. But Deutsche Telekom may not be interested in letting Son use it in the U.S. "Sprint"...? Well, while the brand has attracted a lot of negative publicity, due to repeated misfires, I think it would still be a heckuva a lot better than "Softbank USA."

    In fact, were I Son, I'd have to consider dropping "Softbank," which I expect means nothing to anybody outside of Japan, and making "Sprint" the name, internationally.
    Not only that, but the huge expense for new signage, new marketing, new employee clothing, remodeling of stores with new graphics/color, new advertising explaining this to customers...all that is not cheap at a time when money needs to be spent developing the network itself.

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    06-14-2014 11:19 AM
  14. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I really don't mind as long as I get better reception indoors


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    Yep.

    I love what they are doing but thru do need to improve indoor coverage and speeds of their network.

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    06-14-2014 12:44 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yep.

    I love what they are doing but thru do need to improve indoor coverage and speeds of their network.

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    Depends where you are. I've gone from seeing 30 Mbps to 50 around work now... Even hit 64 a few times... So it's improving .

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    06-14-2014 11:51 PM
  16. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Depends where you are. I've gone from seeing 30 Mbps to 50 around work now... Even hit 64 a few times... So it's improving .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Yeah the 4g network is great when coverage is there, but indoors it sucks

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    06-15-2014 08:51 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah the 4g network is great when coverage is there, but indoors it sucks

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    Sometimes.. I get great signal in the parking lot at work (30-45 Mbps) and drop to 1 bar of LTE inside since the building is a category 5 hurricane proof building but I can still pull 15-20 Mbps.

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    06-15-2014 04:09 PM
  18. zorak950's Avatar
    It definitely depends on the network in the area and the type of building.
    06-15-2014 04:49 PM
  19. ColbyJvonBrown's Avatar
    I still have ONLY 2G in my area of El Dorado, Arkansas!! WHAT THE F@#$ T-MOBILE!?!? IF THIS DOES GO THROUGH THEN THEY NEED TO STEP UP THERE GAME FOR THIS AREA ITS 2014 COME ON!!!!

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    06-18-2014 07:55 PM
  20. Bigballer's Avatar
    I still have ONLY 2G in my area of El Dorado, Arkansas!! WHAT THE F@#$ T-MOBILE!?!? IF THIS DOES GO THROUGH THEN THEY NEED TO STEP UP THERE GAME FOR THIS AREA ITS 2014 COME ON!!!!

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    Then wait for them to refarm their 2g to LTE, geez. A good chunk is going to happen this year and next.
    06-18-2014 09:27 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    I still have ONLY 2G in my area of El Dorado, Arkansas!! WHAT THE F@#$ T-MOBILE!?!? IF THIS DOES GO THROUGH THEN THEY NEED TO STEP UP THERE GAME FOR THIS AREA ITS 2014 COME ON!!!!

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    Honestly of your area is that bad you should probably switch carriers.

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    06-18-2014 11:33 PM

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