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T-Mobile Seeks to Block Verizon's Spectrum Acquisition

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akidwai

Feb 22, 2012, 9:28 AM

Sour Garpes?

From a previous posting on Sprint:

http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/discuss.php?fm=m& ... »

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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...
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The difference is Verizon knows how to manage there business. Sprint is clueless with everything. So it does not matter.
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In the case of T-Mobile, I think they are more concerned about being locked out of AWS spectrum which Verizon would purchase and potentially not use (or sell/trade with a smaller carrier).
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There are no sour grapes. Tmobile's concern is legitimate. I also do not support Verizon's move. Verizon is leveraging their power and wealth to stymie competition. Their approach may differ than AT&T's, however, it is the same game.

In my area, S...
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