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Top message:  Sprints problem by jim pies   Mar 19, 2008, 7:46 PM

Replying to:  Re: Sprints problem by LameWireV3   Mar 20, 2008, 5:33 PM

Analysts are Morons

by Wireless.O.G.    Mar 20, 2008, 7:20 PM

Unfortunately for analysts they base all their Verbal banter on small info-databases and market trends. Tmo hasn't gobbled up any major Cellular Company while most CSPs have so yes they seem likely to take one in, however there are not any GSM companies up for grab at the moment so some moron thought it possible that Tmo could buy Sprint. However let me point out some interesting points.

1. It would consume nearly all of Tmos capital to buy up Sprint. Sprint is not cheap. If you want to be realistic at least look at who can afford it... Google comes to mind, especially since they vadged out early on the 700mhz auction and their stock is over $425 a share right now and they have billions flowing into their wireless ventures like its on Fire Sale. Google also has the Golden Touch, T-Mobile sadly hasnt innovated much since the release of the first sidekick. Unfortunately unless Tmo was planning a hostile takeover by buying up Sprint stock, they just cant afford Sprint.

2. The same idiots who Speculated that Tmo might buy Sprint said that Intel wouldn't be interested in investing in Sprint's WiMax venture after they had already dumped $600 Million on Cleariwre and another Billion on Sprint. These people are so out of the loop on tech stocks its ridiculous and I feel sorry for people who trust them with their money.

3. After Sprint bought Nextel I guarantee you that no one in the next 10 years will be dumb enough to do that again. Mixing technologies just DOES NOT WORK. It is actually very interesting. Please indulge and read up on spectrum, how it is allocated, and how different spectrum antennas work in phones. There is a reason its taken Sprint 3 years to even start half-a$$edly merging Sprint/Nextel and it wasn't because they were lazy or spreading themselves to thin over new technologies (Get Real).

The moral of the story is Analysts are Morons. Don't trust people who aren't in the industry of knowing wireless but instead are in the industry of taking your money and putting it on stocks they think will make them money. Your best source for information about possible takeovers is people likely like yourself who work inside these companies and are excited to share news of talks and takeovers within their companies.

After over a decade in this industry I give you my guarantee that there won't be any GSM companies buying up CDMA companies or vice versa anytime this decade.

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