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Replying to: Buyout/Merger????? by panasonic
Many have said "buyout/merger" for years and it just doesn't happen. At a time in the mid 2000s when companies were getting bought out left and right, US Cellular remained. However, now they've pigeonholed themselves. They aren't of any significant value now to be taken over. Maybe Sprint or Metro PCS might find some use, but the big guys don't need them. USCC might be more open to a buyout now due to losing customers. The company is showing signs of something coming down the line. Cutting commissions (to have more operating revenue?), firing or running out tenured employees (to not pay severance packages?), being numbers driven at work (to have good operating metrics for a potential buyer?). The company is acting desperate in demanding their reps get sales at all costs. In reflecting back on the company, it will be realized that the biggest reason for the company losing customers was their lacking phone selection. Sub par phones seem to be the norm and the company is blind to this fact. Many non customers reference the bad phone selection and behind the times technology as their reason for not being customers. It takes money to make money. It takes money to buy the phones people want and it will pay off. However, in this case, I think it's too late.
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