Sprint Issues Statement Regarding AT&T / T-Mobile Deal
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Mar 20, 2011, 9:41 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Sprint has come forward with a statement regarding AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. "The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA, if approved by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC), would alter dramatically the structure of the communications industry. AT&T and Verizon are already by far the largest wireless providers. A combined AT&T and T-Mobile would be almost three times the size of Sprint, the third largest wireless competitor.If approved, the merger would result in a wireless industry dominated overwhelmingly by two vertically-integrated companies that control almost 80% of the US wireless post-paid market, as well as the availability and price of key inputs such as backhaul and access needed by other wireless companies to compete. The DOJ and the FCC must decide if this transaction is in the best interest of consumers and the US economy overall, and determine if innovation and robust competition would be impacted adversely and by this dramatic change in the structure of the industry." AT&T earlier today announced plans to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 billion in a bid to become the nation's largest wireless provider.
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Cant reject the buyout
If AT&T buys T-Mobile, they will be taking out a big national carrier, and causing pricin...
Listen, genius. One of those "Baby Bells" was Bell Atlantic Mobility: One of the entities that went into t...
Sprint wanted to merge with T-Mobile to avoid going out of business.
Look, Sprint, you're like a kid with ADHD. 8 years ago you were the provider for those who wanted to be on the bleeding edge. You got picture mail and video mail correct a full 3 years before anyone else did.
6 years ago you were peddling RAZR knockoffs and catering to clientele even Countrywide would turn down.
4 years ago the only phones you sold were knockoffs of more popular phones on other carriers.
2 years ago you came out with the only potential iPhone competitor just to blow it with your lousy sales staff and channel stuffing.
This year you've been about Android and 4G, but offer exemplary versions of neither. The iPh...
Sprint should just lure T-mobile customers with insane offers.
For example, if Sprint offered T-mobile customers lower prices on phones and if they offered to pay their EFC to switch, they could get a large chunk of subscribers. The only question is, would they be willing to take a risk doing so?
Offering 'insane offers' is precisely the reason why T-Mobile had to be bought out....and is precisely the reason why Sprint is in trouble now.
If Sprint ever wants to be a successful company it is going to have to stop giving everything awa...
Sounds like Sprint is bitter
You guys honestly think this would have better the other away around?
Verizon = 102 Million
AT&T = 95 Million
Sprint + T-Mobile = 82 Million
Sprint + T-Mo would have only made them equal with AT&T and Big Red. You'd have to deal with 3 monster companies. Only worse. The Sprint + T-Mo deal would have been a mess. CDMA, IDEN, GSM, WiMAX and then LTE????!! Not to mention the frequencies. 800, 850, 1700, 1900, 2500. ...
But, kinda like death, I'm n...
My answer is a resounding yes. Three monsters are better than two. With two price fixing is easier. Even if the two do not actually collude they may as well. With three and Sprint paying lip service to being the differ...
My point exactly.
The DOJ and the FCC must decide if this transaction is in the best interest of consumers and the US economy overall, and determine if innovation and robust competition would be impacted adversely and by this dramatic change in the structure of the industry.
Ensuring a free, robustly competitive market providing consumers with a healthy selection of choices is paramount, yet allowing a merger of this kind could potentially drown smaller companies (such as Sprint and rural carriers) and create a duopoly. I hope the DOJ sincerely considers the gravity of the effect this merger could have upon the market, else the government may be shooting itself in the foot and screwing us consumers in the process.
I await the ...
If ATT has to divest some of there spectrum or towers or TMO for that matter for this buy out to be approved is Sprint ready to buy it? 🤨
They want to regulate the wireless industry to the point where all...
Sir it hasn't been approved yet, we haven't done anything yet, please call T-mobile Sir
I don't want cell service from the chinese! I want it owned by americans like T-mobile was
sir T-mobile was/is owned by the Germans
german's like in germany?....since When?
you mean our cell service was owned by the Nazi's!?
no sir... the Germans
HEY MA! OUR CELLULAR SERVICE WAS WITH THE NAZI"S
You are #1 in dropped calls (my case)
You are #1 in being a bully (my opinion)
I would like to take a #2 on this deal and your company.
R.I.P. awesome customer service and low rate plans and cool bloatware free nokia phones and bye bye pre paid phones that make me pee my pants.
To whom it may concern,
I feel better now that I've written this. Does it change anything? Are my facts way off? I don't care, I feel better.
P.S. Where is MosesXX?