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I have heard this claim several times in phone scoop forums that Sprint has twice the spectrum that Verizon or ATT has.
The ten thousand dollar question is why was Verizon told to divest some of Alltel spectrum a few yrs back in some markets if Sprint had soooo much spectrum in its possession at that time.
Very similar question question can be asked about the recent defunked ATT and Tmobile merger. ATT was told it could not get all of Tmobile spectrum in some markets.
Why does all these divestments need to happen if Sprint has the same amount of spectrum of ATT plus Verizon in its own lonesome...
In my area, S...