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Sprint Nextel Buys Largest Sprint Affiliate

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Nov 21, 2005, 10:24 AM   by (staff)

Sprint Nextel today announced an agreement to acquire former Sprint affiliate Alamosa Holdings for approximately $4.3 billion. Alamosa provides Sprint PCS services in 19 states, serving approximately 1.48 million direct wireless subscribers, making it the largest Sprint affiliate based on number of subscribers. With this acquisition, Sprint has announced agreements to acquire more than 2.3 million Sprint PCS affiliate customers. The deal is expected to resolve pending litigation that also involves AirGate PCS. The acquisition is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2006.



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Nov 24, 2005, 12:51 PM


I work for a 3rd party store in the alamosa area and this merger is huge for us. We will finally be getting new phones in on there launch and all the corporate plans and all phones instead of just the top 10 in sprint. Anyone know for sure when this will be done?

Nov 21, 2005, 11:41 AM

think they can come up with 5mil more?

how many of these subs are out there? my numbers may be old or my math terrible but this may get their total netsubs to or near the 50 million mark
I think Sprint's earning statements has the info, including how many direct, affiliates and wholesalers they have. Their total number is the sum of all of those. So, in a sense, they're really not adding any new customers as a whole, but just making a...

Nov 21, 2005, 6:33 PM

Why not?

I never understood why carriers use affiliates to roam anyways...

Here's some advantages I see...
(a) More customers
(b) More coverage that the company controls
(c) More money

I just don't see using an affiliate to be more advantageous than owning them.
Because an affiliate owns the spectrum in their areas and reselling an existing provider's service may be the only profitable way for them to use that spectrum.

Nov 21, 2005, 1:51 PM


Boy this whole merger between aquiring all these Sprint affiliates and being required to buy Nextel Partners is costing a ton. I wonder if they forsaw all of this at the time of merger.
I would say, "yes". If not, they wouldn't have spun-off Sprint (landline) services and dumped all the existing debt on them...

Nov 21, 2005, 2:21 PM

Alamosa Market Includes...

What states does this actually include?
http://www.alamosapcs.com/footprint_map_2.html »

alamosa will hapily provide that information for you.
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