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Feb 4, 2010, 9:38 PM

Sprint merge.

Even with being separate technologies, Sprint could be a logical adaption. The Sprint/Nextel fiasco was a mess due to old leadership and misguided integration planning. I think the current state of Sprint could make two different technologies work together but as separate entities meaning choice. The merge would also create better competition for VZW and ATT making a far better competitive edge for the industry. I would love to see 3 closely numbered subscriber based carriers as opposed to two.
Dream on.
"I think the current state of Sprint could make two different technologies work together but as separate entities meaning choice."---They kinda already do in iDEN and CDMA; this would make 3 by adding GSM into the mix. To make that merger work would r...

Feb 4, 2010, 5:29 PM

how come

i dont learn about this through my job.. but on here... thansk for the update a$$ clowns
refering to my work..not ps.com
It's a rumor. Do you really want your company to apprise you of every potential move it considers? That would be chaos.

Feb 4, 2010, 9:43 PM

Will Google buy the US division?

This will be pretty interesting.
I had this thought as well, and liked it.

However, it would be conflict of interest then in regards to Android and the OS running on other carriers, such as VZ, Sprint, AT&T, so I HIGHLY doubt that it would happen.

Feb 4, 2010, 6:08 PM

Thank you FCC...NOT!!!

Finding a buyer in the U.S. market will be difficult, as an acquisition by AT&T would likely run into regulatory hurdles

Why not let ATT buy TMO? Eh? If they want to and have the money, let em'
VZW seems to be wiping the mat with ATT lately and with the future going to LTE anyways, I don't see any harm in ONE GSM carrier here in the US. Drooling

Why not let ATT buy TMO? Eh? If they want to and have the money, let em'
VZW seems to be wiping the mat with ATT lately and with the future going to LTE anyways, I don't see any harm in ONE GSM carrier here in th
They should run into regulatory issues. The deal would be bad for consumers and decrease competition. Plus, it would make no sense for ATT to purchase TMobile b/c it would have to probably divest most of their purchase just to get the FCC's blessing....
How is Verizon "wiping the mat" with AT&T? AT&T is still selling more phones. They added a half million more subscribers in quarter four than the Big Red V.
That's what I think. But heck, I'm not expert.
I think a company should become big because consumers like them. Not because they just keep gobbling up companies.

Anyway, theres my input.
While it is feasible.. AT&T wouldn't gain anything outside of AWS/PCS spectrum.

- T-Mobile is in the SAME markets (or less) than AT&T
- AT&T runs GSM on 850/1900 and 3G on 850/1900 and has some AWS and some good areas for 700MHz. T-Mobile is GSM ...
If you read the article (I am not saying you did not) you will see that t-mobile/DT is tryign to raise bank funds to spin t-mobile off to buy regional carriers in the US as a merger to make them larger, therefore more profitable on their own. I Also, ...
I just left AT&T for T-Mobile and I hope that terrible company stays far away from T-Mobile.

If T-Mobile is bought out, AT&T will dismantle nearly all of T-Mobile's towers and force all of us onto AT&T's overcrowded crappy network.

If in the end...

Feb 8, 2010, 8:00 AM

Polly want a cracker?

Oh the good ole days when Omnipoint was the only GSM guy in town and the other guys were playing around with CDMA,TDMA mixed with Analog.
Hunting for signal and a clear call was what it was all about.
Poor Omnipoint parrot.

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Feb 7, 2010, 7:31 PM

Why AT&T won't put down the cash to buy T-Mob...

I seriously don't think ATT would consider buying T-mo for several reasons.

First of all, att has been doing a major major backend overhaul to prepare their network for LTE, which will conveniently help them finish the 3G rollout. By doing so will put enough fiber lines to cell sites to not have to upgrade cell site bandwidth again until after LTE.

Second, even though att has more than enough cash on hand, I think the network integration between att & cingular was enough of a lesson in back end processing and would probably delay the network improving. Since att seems to remain fairly profitable amidst all the **** talking the world seems to do about them, it is clear that they have already planned for their current insane network bui...
Oh I totally forgot to add this but my money would be on either Google or Comcast. I'd say Google only because it's a shot in the dark and what I hope (even though it's probably completely improbable) and I'd say Comcast because for the past 2 years C...

Feb 5, 2010, 7:03 PM


Don't believe everything you read guys! This happens every year with a bunch of companies. Its one way a company can either drive its stock up or down. Laughing
DT closed at -$.04 today. I doubt its anything to bet on. If they were seriously talking about it, the stock price would definitely be fluctuating a lot more than that!

Feb 4, 2010, 5:46 PM

Should've remained VoiceStream

Back when their spokeswoman was a spokesman!
I really would like to see the name go back to VoiceStream....it just sounds so much better to me. LOL
Eh? Jaime Lee Curtis?

Is this what you are referring to?

http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/jamie.asp »
WoW! That's quite the memory you've got there! I didn't get my first cell phone til January of 2002, so I don't quite go back as far as Voicestream.
Where the "spokesperson" was a parrot!

Feb 4, 2010, 11:49 PM

Aerial Communications

Who remembers Aerial Communications? They were in the Ohio Market in the late 90's Aerial was bought out by Voice Stream and so forth and so on.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3755/is_1999 ... »
Going waaay back! Before Voicestream took over. 1996-97 era.

Feb 5, 2010, 4:39 PM


there are no bidders, but AT&T is considering. and then i love how my site is telling us that its all speculation and that its not going to happen.. gotta love the corporate a**holes

Feb 5, 2010, 10:56 AM


Wouldn't Comcast be a potential buyer for T-mobile. I believe T-mobile has pretty good service in all their markets and they have been trying to get hold of the ceullar market so they can bundle it with their television and internet services. This would be an especially lucrative deal for them if their deal with NBC falls through because it couldn't gain federal approval.

Feb 4, 2010, 5:32 PM

Would be Interesting

It would be interesting if AT&T took them over, it would be an easy integration. Bad side of it would be limiting competition.

A spin off would probably be the best option.
like A-Mobile? lol

Feb 4, 2010, 9:58 PM

Ah, those pesky shareholders...

...never satisfied with anything.

Feb 4, 2010, 9:18 PM

sprint t-mobile merger info link

here is the link to the rumor back in the fall about maybe a t-mobile, sprint merger

http://technews.am/conversations/cellular-news/citig ... »
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