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PLEASE GOD NO
Did everyone forget what happened with NEXTEL???? This MUST NOT HAPPEN!
It's not about what happened with Nextel. It's about an incompetent company with a history failed projects. Nextel, QChat, WiMAX, ...
"can't compete" nonsense
There is no reason why everyone has to be as big as Verizon. It's just a load of arbitrary BS.
Also note the backward logic. We have to buy up customers so we can be competitive? It's supposed to work the other way.