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Sprint Weighing 2014 Bid for T-Mobile

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Dec 13, 2013, 4:40 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint is in the early stages of deciding whether or not to purchase smaller rival T-Mobile, according to The Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with Sprint's plans, the Journal says Sprint is examining the possible regulatory roadblocks it might encounter were it to make such a bid. The idea is being pushed forward by Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank, which owns more than 80% of Sprint. SoftBank's Son has been vocal about expanding in the U.S. market. A combined Sprint/T-Mobile entity would still have fewer subscribers than larger rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, and it would further consolidate the industry. Federal regulators shot down AT&T's attempt to purchase T-Mobile two years ago. T-Mobile has since purchased MetroPCS. The Journal notes that T-Mobile doesn't want to waste any time treading water waiting for another deal to pass government muster. The government may not want just three large companies serving the country. Sprint's plans are not final and may be scrapped.

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Dec 13, 2013, 6:18 PM

No thanks

Last thing T-Mo subs need is incompetent fools running their network. After all T-Mo showed Sprint how to execute a proper LTE rollout. Never gonna happen anyway. Regulators would never approve it
I agree on all your points 100%. It won't get approval, and Sprint and incompetence go hand in hand. Sprint's network should be much, much better than it currently is, they've had the time, they've had the money (Billllllllions). The time for excuses ...
T-Mobile is as incompetent as Sprint, if not more. Verizon Wireless is the only competent wireless network, but they nickel you for their service, they are overpriced, and hit you with wrong billing that you will dispute until the end of your natural...
T-Mobile doesn't exist in my area yet Sprint has LTE. Not a very valid argument.
Yeah T-mobile subs want the incompetent fools who are running their network right now. They can't even rollout 2G service to make phone calls. But the LTE rollout was fast only because they had 4 towers to upgrade. lol.
I'm on Boost. And Boost uses Sprint towers. So I believe that if Sprint acquired T-Mobile towers, I might eventually have even better service!

Also, it seems like Sprint/Boost/Virgin/etc... have all started to get better ever since Softbank took th...
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