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I hope it happens.
What people fail to understand is that running a large company with lots of customers costs lots of money! Prices will absolutely go up if Sprint purchases T-Mobile and along ...
Status Quo is a non-starter
- Sprint stinks. Don't let them mess up TMUS.
- we like what TMUS is doing. Let them keep it up.
- The feds won't/shouldn't let this happen.
- We need to have 2 national GSM operators
The reality is that status quo is a false choice.
1. DT wants to sell TMUS and in my opinion will do so to whomever brings a credible offer to the table. TMUS is a drag on DT's earnings and despite the positive news under Legere & Co., DT wants out.
2. Both S and TMUS are too small (subscriber wise) to grow out of their urban/semi urban availability. They don't have the subscriber base to support the capital investment in infrastructure and also deliver acce...
Do "dumb" + "dumber" equal "dumbest"??
I dropped Verizon in favor of T-Mobile long ago, and have not looked back. I have lived in...
These are Dans words when he spoke about AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile. Couldn't the same be said about putting too much power in the hands of 3? They will essentially be swallowing up another company and taking options away from US consumers. I don't care which way you slice it, if Sprint is allowed to purchase T-Mobile I will lose all faith (only a little left) in our system as it promotes double standards and is truly not doing what's best for us consumers!
This seems like a lot of money to have still a poor coverage