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    Default Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    "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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    I doubt it. You don't abandon brand equity unless you have to.
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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telomir View Post
    "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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    This is where I wish I had a contract so i can just Dip now and go back to AT&T
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    lol, it's tmobile who has a "good" name. Sprint, however, their name has been tainted with blood since nextel
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    lol

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    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!
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    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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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    I really don't mind as long as I get better reception indoors


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    "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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Stoneface View Post
    "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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    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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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Stoneface View Post
    "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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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by jayarh1 View Post
    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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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    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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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    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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    Yeah the 4g network is great when coverage is there, but indoors it sucks

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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    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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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    It definitely depends on the network in the area and the type of building.
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    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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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by ColbyJvonBrown View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Sprint and T-Mobile to allegedly merge as SoftBank USA, full details leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by ColbyJvonBrown View Post
    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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