02-28-2020 07:17 AM
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  1. Ms Charli's Avatar
    So the acquisition of Sprint has been approved. I'm happy about the decision in hopes that service is improved.

    Just interested in some of your opinions on the merger and what your looking forward to as far as changes or hoping for?

    https://clark.com/cell-phones/t-mobi...rger-approved/
    02-11-2020 11:58 AM
  2. msm0511's Avatar
    We'll see if the state's try and appeal, but it's almost the final step in the process.
    02-11-2020 12:17 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Although there is something to be said about having more choices, the problem is that Verizon and AT&T have been the two largest Godzillas in the industry, and therefore have too much control. T-Mobile has made inroads, but has still been too small to really put up a fight, and Sprint has been an afterthought for a while. So I think the combined clout of T-Mobile and Sprint (especially when it comes to 5G) will act as a good balance to Verizon and AT&T.
    02-11-2020 12:27 PM
  4. Ms Charli's Avatar
    I'm sure they will plus It still needs final from Calif utilities commission.
    02-11-2020 12:30 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    Although there is something to be said about having more choices, the problem is that Verizon and AT&T have been the two largest Godzillas in the industry, and therefore have too much control. T-Mobile has made inroads, but has still been too small to really put up a fight, and Sprint has been an afterthought for a while. So I think the combined clout of T-Mobile and Sprint (especially when it comes to 5G) will act as a good balance to Verizon and AT&T.
    It's odd though. The play should have been Dish buys Sprint and actually builds out.
    02-11-2020 12:33 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    But did anyone actually think Dish would be serious about running a wireless carrier? They're a media/entertainment company, and have no experience with it at all. Comcast recently went into wireless, but at least they've had experience with landlines over cable.
    02-11-2020 12:36 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    But did anyone actually think Dish would be serious about running a wireless carrier? They're a media/entertainment company, and have no experience with it at all. Comcast recently went into wireless, but at least they've had experience with landlines over cable.
    They're not. And the Dish rollout will probably be a joke. They'll continue to sit on spectrum then sell it one of the three remaining.
    02-11-2020 12:40 PM
  8. msm0511's Avatar
    I'm sure they will plus It still needs final from Calif utilities commission.
    And California is one of the states spearheading the lawsuit.
    02-11-2020 12:51 PM
  9. swebb's Avatar
    It will be interesting for sure. Better to have 3 more or less equal competitors than 2 strong competitors and 2 weak sisters. But I wonder if the new TMo will eventually dial back some of their innovative practices, especially with Legere leaving. They were a leaner company before the merger, plus they needed to do things differently to become relevant. Now...who knows. Most likely will depend on the new management team's vision.

    The one big positive is all the spectrum that TMo/Sprint now has. Will certainly improve coverage and support a robust 5G rollout.
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    02-12-2020 08:26 AM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    It will be interesting for sure. Better to have 3 more or less equal competitors than 2 strong competitors and 2 weak sisters. But I wonder if the new TMo will eventually dial back some of their innovative practices, especially with Legere leaving. They were a leaner company before the merger, plus they needed to do things differently to become relevant. Now...who knows. Most likely will depend on the new management team's vision.

    The one big positive is all the spectrum that TMo/Sprint now has. Will certainly improve coverage and support a robust 5G rollout.
    It's amazing to me how many people fell for the Uncarrier marketing.
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    02-12-2020 12:45 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Well, that's good marketing. You could say the same thing about any good marketing campaign or gimmick.
    02-12-2020 12:59 PM
  12. me just saying's Avatar
    But did anyone actually think Dish would be serious about running a wireless carrier? They're a media/entertainment company, and have no experience with it at all. Comcast recently went into wireless, but at least they've had experience with landlines over cable.
    dish is a dying company. I doubt they will even make a ripple as a wireless carrier. imo, they will have to do something spectacular if they want to become a player
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    02-12-2020 01:45 PM
  13. bonedatt's Avatar
    I've seen T-Mobile steadily improve their network since I've been with them (15 years). I hope they continue to do so with this merger
    02-13-2020 08:18 AM
  14. malimal's Avatar
    Nooooooooo.
    02-13-2020 08:33 AM
  15. swebb's Avatar
    dish is a dying company. I doubt they will even make a ripple as a wireless carrier. imo, they will have to do something spectacular if they want to become a player
    Totally agree.
    02-13-2020 08:35 AM
  16. MarkMcCoskey's Avatar
    Just waiting for nationwide band n41 mid-band, to go with the current band n71 low-band. Then I'll buy a 5G phone. Would be nice if they would build out bands n260 and n261 mmWave as well.
    02-13-2020 10:50 AM
  17. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I feel sorry for Tmobile users to be honest, anything related to Sprint is absolute trash. This is like absorbing cancer and being happy about it.
    02-13-2020 11:23 AM
  18. Mobius's Avatar
    No. It's a terrible and will ruin our beloved TMobile. These types of mergers have shown time and time again they are only good for CEOs and stock holders. Service will stagnate and prices will go up. Terrible news.
    02-13-2020 11:24 AM
  19. msm0511's Avatar
    No. It's a terrible and will ruin our beloved TMobile. These types of mergers have shown time and time again they are only good for CEOs and stock holders. Service will stagnate and prices will go up. Terrible news.
    As part of the merger TMo has promised not to raise prices for at least 3 years.



    I feel sorry for Tmobile users to be honest, anything related to Sprint is absolute trash. This is like absorbing cancer and being happy about it.
    Sprint has a decent amount of mid band 5G spectrum to help build out 5G faster. How well TMo will handle the integration is yet to be seen. I don't feel like it's going to hurt them though.
    02-13-2020 11:35 AM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, it seems unlikely that T-Mobile's network would worsen because of the merger. Sprint's 5G capabilities would be the main benefit, and that could potentially be huge given the expected lag time before millimeter wave 5G becomes adequately widespread to matter in the US.
    02-13-2020 03:31 PM
  21. Shirley Marquez Dulcey's Avatar
    Just waiting for nationwide band n41 mid-band, to go with the current band n71 low-band. Then I'll buy a 5G phone. Would be nice if they would build out bands n260 and n261 mmWave as well.
    The 5G phones that you can buy from T-Mobile already have Band 41 capability. They're just waiting for the merger to be finalized and the networks combined so they can turn it on. T-Mobile's near-term plans are centered around low and mid-band 5G, which is the 5G that will actually matter to most people; the range of millimeter wave is so limited that deployments will likely never get beyond a few very densely populated areas.
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    02-13-2020 04:00 PM
  22. Shirley Marquez Dulcey's Avatar
    I'm glad the merger is going through because we were never going to get four healthy carriers. When Softbank approved a plan that involved giving control to the T-Mobile management rather than keeping it themselves, it signaled that the company had had enough and was looking for an exit strategy. If the merger got blocked, the likely outcome is that Softbank would have shut down Sprint and sold off the pieces. Then we would have been in serious danger of getting only TWO healthy carriers, since it's not clear that T-Mobile could have been an effective competitor to Verizon and AT&T without Sprint's spectrum and customer base.
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    02-13-2020 04:04 PM
  23. Ms Charli's Avatar
    I'm interested in seeing what may happen with this, I kind of wanted the merger. If the phone service turns out to be worse or I don't like what's offered then I'll see what my options are and if need to I'll switch carriers.
    02-13-2020 06:08 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    As part of the merger TMo has promised not to raise prices for at least 3 years.





    Sprint has a decent amount of mid band 5G spectrum to help build out 5G faster. How well TMo will handle the integration is yet to be seen. I don't feel like it's going to hurt them though.
    Promises are nice.. but shareholder money speaks way louder.
    02-17-2020 07:13 PM
  25. HawaiiD's Avatar
    I'm interested in seeing what may happen with this, I kind of wanted the merger. If the phone service turns out to be worse or I don't like what's offered then I'll see what my options are and if need to I'll switch carriers.
    Can't wait to experience
    The combo of Bands, 71,n41, to come together
    02-19-2020 02:50 PM
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