Sprint to Battle Proposed AT&T / T-Mobile Merger
Speaking at the CTIA Wireless trade show, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that the company plans to file its concerns about the proposed AT&T / T-Mobile merger with the U.S. government. It believes the merger will "stifle competition" and AT&T will have "tremendous power." If allowed to go through, AT&T and Verizon Wireless would control 79% of the entire U.S. market. On Monday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee (which oversees anti-trust concerns) announced plans to hold a hearing on the merger. The merger needs regulatory approval to proceed. A combined AT&T / T-Mobile entity would have approximately 130 million customers, more than double Sprint's approximate 60 million customers.
Just turn them into utilities and regulate the sh*t out of them
this is starting to get stupid!
it' not about prices, it' about coverage!
i rather pay a little more to get better coverage. or you can switch to sprint with cheaper plan but with less coverage! haha
Sprint is scared lol !!!!!
Sprint needs to STFU and Get out of others business
This is going to benefit so many people, In my area, the combined AT&T/T-Mobile towers is going to finally make signal what both company's should have, I have had both AT&T and T-Mobile, and the Tampa bay area I live in has completely different coverage for both carriers... The combination is going to be great.
AT&T is rapidly developing, and compared to Verizon, AT&T is much less expensive a month... Sure, for now you get unlimited data at Verizon; but do you even use enough for that to matter?
It ticks me off that nobody complained when Verizon bought ALLTEL, giving Verizon a SUBSTANTIAL LEAD...
This is going to benefit so many people, In my area, the combined AT&T/T-Mobile towers is going to finally make signal what both company's should have...It ticks me off that nobody complained when Verizon bought ALLT
First and foremost, you agreed to make a commitment to either carrier just for the iPhone(GSM). This normally wouldn't be an issue. The iPhone is a great phone. However this leads me to the second issue.
Actually it IS Sprint's business. Quite literally. And how is CDMA slower again? Last I checked there were like 5 phones that take advantage of any so called speed increase over CDMA. Oh and good luck using it. You probably ...
Sprint you lost get over it lol
controling cell phones
Cricket, Lightsquared, MetroPCS, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Tracfone
Those are just off the top of my head.
Some of those companies are MVNO's, some of them have networks built from the ground up.
Lightsquared is an AMAZING idea that should be coming to fruition soon providing national LTE coverage wholesale to just about any company who wants it. It essentially opens the doors for a TON of competition in the market from startups and existing companies alike.
This whole "monopoly", "duopoly" thing is simply a scare tactic stemming from companies who don't want to lose their market share. Feeding your fears and making you panic before even stopping and thinking it through.
UNLESS the government gets involved, there is no such thing as a monopoly.
this is like the ONE TIME i have ever sided with sprint
The deal will go through whether you like it or not. Even Big Red has been quiet, you think the government is gonna listen to your sorry a$$? lmao. Like you matter. Please. I strongly suggest you start upgrading to LTE as soon as possible and continue on wi...
I'd go on more but you get the point. I'm not even a fan of sprint, but it seems to me Sprint ma...
Verizon has kept quiet because their negative input would greatly effect the outcome of the merge. They WANT ATT to acquire T-Mobile. This would work to Verizon's adavantage. The closer ...
Return to pre-2006 cash-on-hand numbers
Revenue equaling in the three billion range
I could go on but doing so would be a waste of breath on a moron. Before you start ranting and...
good job sprint
I just saw one of those T-Mobile commercials that bashes AT&T
AT&T acquiring T-Mobile would be a huge mistake.
AT&T and Sprint both want T-Mobile mostly for their spectrum and customers. AT&T is already the largest carrier, and with T-Mobile they will only become larger.
The mobile industry already basically functions as a duopoly with over 90% of wireless subscribers between AT&T and Verizon.
It makes much more sense for Sprint to acquire T-Mobile just because they both offer similar rate plans (lower than AT&T/Verizon) and it would balance out the power of the big carriers and promote competition.
I see a lot of Sprint-hating posts here, and everything being said is so completely ignorant. Sprint, today, has excellent coverage in most places. They're starting to report custo...
Sprint should buy US Cellular and then they can compete better