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YAY!

scbysnx

Aug 9, 2005, 11:53 AM
so now the iDen phone selection gets to be under developed by an even bigger company! I am excited to see nextels transition to cdma though
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alejandro

Aug 9, 2005, 12:43 PM
since when did a monopoly become a good thing in this country.
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KCShadowDragon

Aug 9, 2005, 12:47 PM
Since Microsoft started supplying copies of WinXP to the DOJ for free.

Last I checked there are still other carriers as well this merger makes them the 3rd largest. Seems like that means it's not a monopoly.
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Jamie_Wolf

Aug 9, 2005, 1:07 PM
1st: Monopoly is a great game, don't you ever forget that...

2nd: The only thing that those two companies have a monopoly on is suck.

Have a nice day.
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Jldnr77

Aug 9, 2005, 1:11 PM
alejandro said:
since when did a monopoly become a good thing in this country.


Since when would this be classified as a monopoly??? Even with Nextel and Spring joining, it still only puts them at the #3 ranking among all the major carriers. You also have to consider that Sprint was already #3, and Nextel was #4 I believe. (Not quite sure if T-Mobile has more subs than Nextel or not) so in all reality, they are only further securing their #3 position, they aren't even advancing up the ladder at all.

I seriously think you are smoking crack.
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alejandro

Aug 9, 2005, 2:52 PM
I'm not just talking about this merger, but everyone wants to look to who is buying who now. Cingular buys AT&T, Alltel buys Western Wireless, people speculate on who will buy Dobson or Cellular One. People want Verizon to buy out other small CDMA carriers of its type. Sprint buying Nextel and people look at it enthusiasticly even wanting mergers like its a good thing. and outside of that media mergers, car companies, and everything else. Just this country loves monopolies lately. I'm waiting for a Verizon and Cingular merger to be cheered on...
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GoRams08

Aug 9, 2005, 3:44 PM
It's not monopoly. It's called consolidation. It's good for the industry. Sometimes people forget that companies are in business for one thing... to make a profit. In cutthroat industries like telecom, media, airline, etc. consolidation is sometimes the only way to improve the "bigger" picture, meaning the industry as a whole.
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judog2g

Aug 10, 2005, 7:54 AM
Do you support globalization also?
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tropicalhaven

Aug 11, 2005, 12:39 PM
Ford owns Kia and Volvo. Toyota builds cars in North America. Whether you like it or not, globalization is here.

Do you support American companies expanding outside the U.S. for profit?
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alejandro

Aug 11, 2005, 4:40 PM
consolidation my ass, its a nice way of saying monopoly for those who like it.
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eric Lin

Aug 9, 2005, 4:46 PM
although i agree americans seem to be in love with corporate consolidation. the merging of carriers is far from creating a monopoly here. this especially true once you start comparing our conditions to those of our developed countries. ma bell had already been busted up by the time carriers were popping up here, so we never got a state-sponsored national carrier. in many countries, even though there are competitors, the carrier that grew out of the national phone company have 50% of the market. what other carriers there are a fighting for a minority stake at best unless they can manage to gain momentum and take a run at the incumbent. also, even after consolidation we still have far more carrier choices than most countries, and thanks to the...
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alejandro

Aug 11, 2005, 4:44 PM
mvno is an illusion of choice, you cant stand in front of a sprint and say "I'm sick of your company! im changing to virgin mobile!" im not really talking about conditions as they are, and especially not about compared to other countries, but what the future holds, near future even. with all these kids on the boards saying ___ is buying ___ or ___ will buy ___ or i wish ___ would buy ___ and on every forum its in the topic, and its not so much that it is happening or will happen, its more that people cheer it on. thats my only real grievance.
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Mr Mojo Risin

Aug 10, 2005, 1:38 PM
Well in an open market place their is in general a rule of three. Meaning that the market can only support 3 major brands. This is what capitalism is supposed to do. We are mearly seeing this theory taking place in wireless. The industry has been so competitive and diversified it was bound to happen. This will certainly not be the last either.
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Rathrok

Aug 9, 2005, 1:18 PM
Since when did combining one pile of crap, with another pile of crap, give you anything more than a big pile of crap? 😲
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nextel18

Aug 9, 2005, 2:13 PM
There is no monopoly in this industry becuase there is verizon and cingular in the space.
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