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Sprint, Nextel Complete Merger

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Aug 12, 2005, 3:42 PM   by (staff)

Sprint and Nextel have just announced that their merger is complete. As reported previously, the companies will begin working together, and trading together on Monday. Attempts by Sprint affiliates to delay or stop the merger failed, as no injunctions were issued. No immediate changes or benefits will be apparent to subscribers. Sprint Nextel has said they will begin advertising the merger to subscribers soon, and that the two networks remain separate for the time being. Separately Sprint noted that US Unwired has officially accepted Sprint's purchase offer and that the transaction will occur soon.

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Aug 12, 2005, 4:34 PM

Is it really going to make a difference?

Is it going to actually change anything?

Is anyone overly excited about this deal?

Will the merger improve Sprints' customer service?

Many questions, but I guess we have to wait and see.
1. yes
2. yes
3. yes

they have a provent results of performing the best with many industry-leading metrics.
probably wont help customer service, due to sprint practice of operating its call centers seperate from sprintpcs retail divison. The problem being the training that csa's get; they have virtually no hands on with customers or sprintpcs products and s...

Aug 12, 2005, 4:39 PM

Time to dominate the industry

Now, that the companies are officially merged and one, it is time to see what their assets, and the best management can do to make them the best in the industry, and I strongly believe that they will.
The ability to say they are one company isn't going to change anything yet. It's going to take an extremely long time before Sprint and Nextel will be able to brag about dominating the industry in any perspective.
Hope everything works out for you and your company.

Question though, when they do merge, which crappy service will they use?

Aug 15, 2005, 9:15 AM

No Risk - No Reward

Sprint and the rest of the US operators have played it safe for a long time. That is the nature of the game of a national operator of course but consolidation may mean less risk taking overall.

That presents sprint with an opportunity. Do they play it safe as verizon and cingular certainly will or do they take a chance.

Sprint is in a unique position because one of the terms of the merger was that sprint-nextel must do something with the MMDS spectrum within 4 years. The only logical solution for a next generation network is flarion's flash OFDM.

Why? It is the only mobile broadband tech that works and has the backing of a major vendor (qualcomm). The other options will not be ready in time. Plus, flarion can do VoIP, mobility, and...
Flarion’s Flex or Wimax.

Hmm… very interesting choices.

Aug 13, 2005, 1:28 AM

Getting Nextel Phones.....

With the New Merger, is it possible for me to get a Nextel phone without having to pay a deposit, or is Sprint and Nextel still 2 different services and I have to sign up with Nextel to get a phone and go by the Nextel contract?
Nextel and Sprint will still run as separate services for a while...although it will be made to where you can more easily switch between the two.

Aug 12, 2005, 11:34 PM

Please go to this url that i have provided for more information.


Aug 12, 2005, 6:45 PM

Sprint Nextel Official Website

Will they make an official website anytime soon....

Aug 12, 2005, 4:18 PM

So much for court action...

Apparently nothing was getting in the way of this merger...
I hope the best for them. 😁
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