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Sprint CEO: Industry Has to Deal with the Duopoly

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Willwise

Aug 7, 2012, 7:58 PM
It wasn't all that long ago when it use to be the big 3. Sprint was a major player and even purchased Nextel. Though it was before Dan's time, thsi is a non issue and sounds a lot like what he said before the fcc to prevent the att tmobile merger.

The fact is simple people continue to stay with Verizon and Att despite the lower prices offered elseware for a reason, that is why Sprint rarely shows net adds and has watched the value of their company continue to fall.
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Jarahawk

Aug 7, 2012, 8:44 PM
No one at AT&T or Verizon ever took Sprint seriously especially after the foolish Nextel 'Merger of Equals'. It should have been Alltel. Why the hell does one take two footprints that cover nearly the same area and merge them together? Spectrum? Then on top of that iden was a dead end technology. Oh and the kicker...getting sued by all those affiliates. *Facepalm*
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Willwise

Aug 8, 2012, 5:39 PM
I agree that the merger was foolish, but the point is it seems a little two faced to be ok with a large merger as the one betwen Sprint and Nextel and against others. The Sprint/nextel merger will probalby go down as one of the worst in history. I very strongly disagree with his statement and think infact telecom needs less fcc involvement not more. (assuming this statement was to prevent verizon or att from buying any more companies via fcc blockage)
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Jarahawk

Aug 10, 2012, 7:15 PM
The Sprint Nextel merger took a company with 21 million subs or so and merged it with one with something like 16 million if I recall correctly. It wasn't a factor in the grand scheme and the fact that it only ended up COSTING Sprint money made it a foolish endeavor. At the end of the day Sprint STILL was number three and losing subscribers constantly as the Nextel rats fled the sinking ship. Mergers ARE still okay. Sprint merging with a Metro or Leap would possibly be allowed. But NOT a Verizon or AT&T. That's just the way it is. Carriers with a hundred million customers should be promptly disabused of the idea that they will be allowed to takeover a smaller carrier...JUST the way AT&T was in that T-Mobile transaction. Might Sprint p...
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