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Sprint may reconsider T-Mobile merger following strong opposition from regulators

By Himanshu Arora ยท 4 replies
Feb 11, 2014
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  1. Sprint's potential merger with smaller rival T-Mobile has hit a major roadblock after strong opposition from antitrust regulators. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sprint entourage, which included CEO Dan Hesse and Softbank Chairman Masayoshi Son, met with the FCC...

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  2. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Booster Posts: 210   +30

    Yea Sprint would Wreck TMOBILE like they did to themselves
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,152   +1,411

    T-Sprint?! I can understand T-mo and ATT merging, their phones work on each other's network, but T-Mobile and sprint? As a T-mobile customer I get fast connections in very few places... Sprint has slow connections everywhere. But could phones work on both?

    I don't really agree with the anti-trust thing either... I get it that they'd make for a huge company and there would be less competition, but Sprint kinda sucks. The anti-trust thing is to prevent a huge player from controlling the market and I can't see Sprint doing much of that.

    Not to mention Pink and Yellow? what does that even make? Light gross orange?
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,624   +2,354

    Sprint is implementing universal radio support throughout its network as we speak. Their intention is obviously to make it easy for people to bring almost any 3G phone to their network (and eventually upgrade you to one of their own 4G devices). AT&T and Verizion know this and are working behind the scenes to block rollouts of this tech any way they can. A T-Mo merger makes a lot more sense when you consider these facts. So long as the resulting company doesn't have more customers or spectrum than the two market leaders I can see no legit reason to block it.
  5. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    Anyway you cut it, consumer plans will still be overpriced as they are now for GOOD data latency and speed, which still isn't 100% coverage on AT&T and Verizon

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