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Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS Announce Merger

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My major post-merger concern...

h_aguilar84

Oct 3, 2012, 8:47 AM
Would be the plans that Metro offer. Do they not have one plan for "unlimited" data yet charge a higher price for "unlimited" data including streaming video and music? That really flies in the face of net neutrality. I wonder if Metro will eventually force T-Mobile subscribers on to similar plans.
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sp_5015

Oct 3, 2012, 9:06 AM
I keep reading that Sprint may get in on this so the combined company could better compete with AT&T and Verizon....who knows if it would really happen.
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newfoneguy

Oct 3, 2012, 9:56 AM
Eh. i dont see it happening but.... i personaly think that a sprint and t-mobile merger could be a pretty good thing. id definitly help bring a more equal level to the current duopoly with verizon and at&t.
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johnhr2

Oct 3, 2012, 10:01 AM
Sprint needs to quickly refarm its spectrum and hopefully it can speed up its 3G network as well as deploy LTE over its entire footprint. This would set them up as a major competitor plus if they just buy out Clearwire and use their spectrum.
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T Bone

Oct 3, 2012, 10:02 AM
Far from buying out Clearwire, Sprint has been looking at divesting from Clearwire....
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newfoneguy

Oct 3, 2012, 10:13 AM
yea, i agreed buying out clearwater might be a decent investment but pricey and like t says after the 4g wimax deals they have been distancing themselves from clearwater. Sprint is going to need a pretty bi size mircle to grow enough to compete with at&t or verizon. Sprint has TONS of angry customers about the 4g fee they've been charging. and people aren't getting 4g.. They now renamed the fee to a data fee that all smartphones acquire (i think they even lost a small lawsuit or two over this fee.) but combined with the slow service (crappy slow or full bars and cant get data bugs) i dont think they are going to grow unless the make some pretty drastic changes.... either way im out of sprint in a month Smile
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carmodboy99

Oct 3, 2012, 11:00 AM
Sprint owns 56% of Clearwire, since day 1 they've owned 51% while allowing Clearwire to run as a separate entity. They essentially do have control over Clear's (the new name of the company for years now, not sure why we're all saying clearwire and clearwater lol) spectrum holdings, and simply choose not to own 100% of the company for obvious reasons (it was failing when they bought it and hasn't changed a bit in the past 6 years, at which point the Nextel merger was still a huge headache). So buying out Clear would solve absolute nothing.
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newfoneguy

Oct 3, 2012, 2:21 PM
LOL. "Clearwater" is a organization in x-men. got those mixed. yea even though clearWIRE is "owned"by sprint, in sprint's forums they try to pass the blame on clearwire for wimax never really hitting it off and building more towers. (which sure there run independent, from what i know anyways, but sprint definitly has abit of the blame for the crappy job they did on that...
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carmodboy99

Oct 4, 2012, 1:16 AM
well, you know, just about everything Sprint has ever touched has turned to crap, lol. I guess they figured "lets touch this crap for a change, and hopefully it will have the reverse effect!"
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srich27

Oct 4, 2012, 7:26 AM
I hope they wash their hands after!
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newfoneguy

Oct 4, 2012, 7:46 AM
Lol! yea who knows...
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dog7149

Oct 3, 2012, 9:30 AM
No metro allows unlimited 3G service and then a range of plans that provide an allotment of 4G data starting 250mb for $40, up to unlimited including, there video on demand and rhapsody service for $70 a month. They also have an unlimited 4G plan right now with out rhapsody and video on demand for only $55. And all taxes and fees are included in those prices. Which is a great deal
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Mark_S

Oct 3, 2012, 7:20 PM
I just hope Carly Foulkes does not lose her job.
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