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  1. Yung_Dilla's Avatar
    The on-again, off-again buzz about a Sprint merger with T-Mobile is on again, thanks to comments by T-Mobile executives.



    Reports from an industry conference in New York center on their comments that link the No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers as candidates for combination.

    T-Mobile’s chief financial officer, Braxton Carter, told Reuters that a deal with No. 3 Sprint would be “the logical ultimate combination.” Reuters said Carter declined to say whether the two firms had talked.

    Other executives of the upstart No. 4 carrier also raised the idea of building a bigger No. 3 carrier, according to Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche in a note to clients.

    Officials with Overland Park-based Sprint declined to comment.

    Shares of T-Mobile rose 64 cents, closing at $26.08. Sprint shares sank to $6.04 in the morning but rallied and ended the day at $6.19, unchanged.

    Fritzsche wrote that T-Mobile management said “further (wireless) carrier consolidation is a matter of when, not if” and to not rule out entry of a new player in the industry.

    Her note also cited T-Mobile executives as saying that a larger No. 3 carrier could create a more competitive environment than having four carriers. She said they don’t believe Washington is fixed on having four national carriers.


    However, regulators derailed AT&T’s $39 billion deal in 2011 to buy T-Mobile. News of their potential merger had come amid heavy rumors that Sprint was about to land a T-Mobile merger.

    Instead, Sprint, led by chief executive Dan Hesse, campaigned hard against the AT&T deal, saying it would leave AT&T and Verizon as a “duopoly” that would essentially control the market.

    T-Mobile revives talk about a merger with Sprint - KansasCity.com

    Uhhhh Gsm merging with cdma network anyone care to explain how this is possible? lol
    09-26-2013 03:35 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Very interesting. Joining together to fight the evil empire.
    Paisley likes this.
    09-26-2013 06:20 AM
  3. Hiberny's Avatar
    Once Sprint and T-Mobile are all LTE it would be a lot easier. However, that's at least two years away.

    I've always said they should have tried network sharing. They'd have a better chance that way.

    Posted from my HTC One via AC App
    10-03-2013 05:53 PM
  4. buffdaddy72's Avatar
    I don't see it happening for at least a couple of years. Sprint just went through a major Soap Opera with the Softbank and Clearwire deals. I don't know if they want to go through it again, at least right now.

    Once they finally get through with the network upgrade which is behind schedule, then maybe. Although there are major hurdles of getting the merger approved, then like you mentioned, is Sprint finally going to dump CDMA for GSM?
    Oofa and Paisley like this.
    10-06-2013 11:04 AM
  5. BrandonEnr7's Avatar
    I don't know if the FCC will approve it. Seems like they don't want there to be 3 major carriers.

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    10-06-2013 06:33 PM
  6. UJ95x's Avatar
    GSM + CDMA?

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-06-2013 07:03 PM
  7. Mitri360's Avatar
    So right now the major difference between the companies is 1 gsm 1 cdma. So if they were to merge after they both switch to voLTE wouldn't it be possible and allot easier than if it were anytime before?
    10-07-2013 08:13 PM
  8. cgardnervt's Avatar
    If sprint went gsm then it could be good for them. I like gsm networks better than cdma. But then again that's just me.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    10-09-2013 08:56 AM
  9. UJ95x's Avatar
    If sprint went gsm then it could be good for them. I like gsm networks better than cdma. But then again that's just me.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    Yeah, just as long as they can improve the building penetration. T-Mobile's isn't great

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-09-2013 09:56 AM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah, just as long as they can improve the building penetration. T-Mobile's isn't great

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    I beg to differ. It depends on your area.. As it does with an carrier. I can get 6-10 Mbit down on HSPA in my work building which is built to handle category 5 hurricanes (alot of disaster recovery companies in this building).

    If that's not great... I need to check myself.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    10-10-2013 08:18 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just took this at my desk in that building.. While having Google music streaming as well.

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    10-10-2013 08:20 AM
  12. UJ95x's Avatar
    Just took this at my desk in that building.. While having Google music streaming as well.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Nice, I get very little coverage in certain buildings. I got LTE in full bars at a hotel I was staying in over the summer but I get 1 bar in a couple of my college classrooms. I get LTE full bars outside the building

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-10-2013 10:23 AM

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