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Banks Lining Up to Fund Sprint Acquisition of T-Mobile

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Let's hope this doesn't happen

tjobrien21

Jan 17, 2014, 12:15 PM
Let's hope this doesn't happen, because T-Mobile is shaking things up in the wireless world and threatening the status quo. If they keep it up, there will be - gasp - competition. And that bodes well for the customer!
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jhr2112

Jan 17, 2014, 12:58 PM
For T-mobile to compete, this needs to happen. They are such a minor player they hardly make a dent.For Sprint, this can open up some areas they don't currently cover.
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andy2373

Jan 17, 2014, 1:47 PM
If they let T-Mobile run it I'm all for it.
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KoalaK

Jan 17, 2014, 6:44 PM
Very much this. I'm all for T-Mobile running this show if they merge with Sprint.
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Jayshmay

Jan 18, 2014, 12:54 AM
Ultimately, that would probably be up to Softbank who would run it. But yes, of course I would like to see John Legere running the company.
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Jayshmay

Jan 18, 2014, 12:48 AM
Your a long-timer on this site. These forums, and comments aren't nearly as busy as they used to be,...have you noticed?
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Rich Brome

Jan 18, 2014, 1:43 PM
andy2373 said:
If they let T-Mobile run it I'm all for it.


That's exactly what John Legere hinted he would be in favor of at the last Un-Carrier event. He wants Sprint's spectrum, but he wants to be in charge.
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Jayshmay

Jan 18, 2014, 12:51 AM
Wouldn't this benefit Tmo's coverage more? I'm not talking about the quality of the coverage, but the size of the coverage. In my opinion, the quality of Tmo's coverage is spectacular (in Connecticut, anyway). But the size most definitely can use a lot of improvement.
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hepresearch

Jan 17, 2014, 1:59 PM
Unfortunately, this is a little more likely to happen than the AT&T/T-Mobile attempt. Put together, Sprint and T-Mobile are not quite as large in customer base as either AT&T or Verizon, and since the two-GSM/two-CDMA major carrier model of the last decade is bound to collapse with the advent of everyone being on LTE, the FCC would probably be okay with having just three major carriers sharing one standard technology. I don't like it, either, but when T-Mobile has the three bigger carriers scared that they'll lose revenue over a renewed pricing war, and their cronies in high places are just as miffed about losing the big dollars in their shell game, well, it is just inevitable that someone will figure out a way to stabilize the house of ca...
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B-Sides

Jan 19, 2014, 11:21 AM
There are going to be MANY problems if these two companies come together. The first will be integrating the network and billing systems. This will drive customers crazy as towers will be down in areas and calls will fail along with data. Then the inevitable will happen, both of these companies will feel the strain of running a network with a large customer base and the first thing to change will be either prices will go up (they always do) or data will be capped. Eventually both will probably happen and in the end it will be us customers that suffer.
And don't think for one moment that T-Mobile is going to be a major part of this new company because Softbank is not purchasing them for their customers but more for their network. They could ...
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hepresearch

Jan 19, 2014, 9:45 PM
Yes, but the FCC and the regulators are a lot less likely to have a problem with it. Yes, it will be a big problem for customers. Aside from T-Mobile, no one cares much about customers right now, except that they want more of them. T-Mobile is rocking the boat, and there are powers in high places that want this to stop. They want to end the hemorrhaging of their profit margins more than anything else.

I never said I liked it - I only said what is inevitable.
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B-Sides

Jan 20, 2014, 9:06 AM
I disagree! I have AT&T and I am extremely happy with they way they run their company. Never had an issue with their customer service or reps in the stores and their network is AWESOME! I travel a lot with my hobbies (Skiing, Mt.Biking and Golf) and have never had an issue where as my buddies who have other companies have. Verizon was very sketchy when I ski Alta Utah (buddy had issues), Sprint was horrible when traveling to South Carolina, W.Va turnpike was very spotty and T-Mobile, well, unless you're in a big city you are taking a gamble.
My point is, I believe that you pay for what you get! With my business we make no excuse for what we charge because our products are superior than the other, reliability comes at a cost!
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phonetekmek

Jan 17, 2014, 2:34 PM
Disagree. This would be best fo r the industry. This "uncarrier" stchick can only last for so long before network inadequacies cause mass defections among the non credit/income restricted customers that will not stand for inferior connection. A combined company would more resemble Sprint than T-Mobile I'm sure but would retain what makes Sprint attractive and infuse some of the T-mobile maybe even keeping it as a seperate brand and then merge Metro and Boost or something. I've been in T-Mobile upper management when "bold" moves where made to increase new acts and they always resulted in crazy churn and lost money eventually. Lets see where the numbers are in a year with all this growth.
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