Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they will merge

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they will merge

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Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they will merge

The new company will be called T-Mobile


The number of major wireless carriers in the United States could shrink from four to three. Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they intend to merge. The merger will need to be approved by regulators and the company’s shareholders.

The combined company will be based in Bellevue Washington and will be called T-Mobile. Current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will run the combined company, while T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert will become the new company’s COO and President. T-Mobile’s majority owner Deutsche Telekom will hold a 42 percent stake in the company, while Sprint majority owner SoftBank will hold 27 percent, with public stakeholders holding the rest. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will sit on the combined company’s board.

The companies say that by combining, they’ll be able to lower prices and take advantage of “greater economies of scale”. The two companies have trailed their larger rivals, AT&T and Verizon, and the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile will help give them a boost as they begin to deploy their next-generation 5G network across the country. The combined company will have nearly 100 million customers.

The merger comes after years of on-and-off talks between the two companies. Sprint had been prepared to buy T-Mobile in 2014, but those talks didn’t go anywhere. The two companies resumed those talks in May of last year, came close in September to reaching a deal, only for Sprint to call them off in October. T-Mobile then made its own offer in November, but that quickly collapsed as well. The talks resumed again earlier this month, and on Friday, CNBC said that the two were closing in on a merger to the tune of $26 billion.

While the two companies have agreed to merge, they still have an uphill battle before that actually happens: the deal will have to be cleared by regulators, who might not be happy about the smaller number of carriers. In 2011, a planned merger between AT&T and T-Mobile attracted fierce resistance from regulators, and was ultimately canceled.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject:

if this goes through, within 24 months I would expect everyone's bill to increase no matter your carrier
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject:

Good thing I have a flip phone where I already prepaid my minutes(don't really use my cell phone that much)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject:

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if this goes through, within 24 months I would expect everyone's bill to increase no matter your carrier


I am skeptical also.

I have a great deal right now on Sprint. I bet it gets worse.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject:

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Good thing I have a flip phone where I already prepaid my minutes(don't really use my cell phone that much)


Did you post this from an Internet cafe?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject:

Nope at home with my wifi
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:28 am    Post subject:

I think having a more viable competitor in this space is a good thing.

Competition is always good, but even better when the competitors are better.

And Sprint has been a joke for some time.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:56 am    Post subject:

Ugh. I went to T-Mobile to get AWAY from Sprint :/

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject:

Is the new company going to use cdma or gsm or both?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject:

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Is the new company going to use cdma or gsm or both?


I would assume both for a while, then choose one....maybe gsm since TMobile is larger? Still hoping the merge is blocked.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject:

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Ugh. I went to T-Mobile to get AWAY from Sprint :/

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Did the exact opposite.

Coverage where I live sucked. Needed a booster and it still was not good. Sprint is way better for me. No booster needed. Go figure.

Bye.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject:

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Nope at home with my dial up


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:06 pm    Post subject:

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Nope at home with my dial up


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Hey I'm sitting pretty while you T-Mobile/Sprint users are stuck
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject:

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Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Nope at home with my dial up


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Hey I'm sitting pretty while you T-Mobile/Sprint users are stuck


What's this you bit? I don't use either carrier. I'm with the evil empire.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Nope at home with my dial up


FIFY



Hey I'm sitting pretty while you T-Mobile/Sprint users are stuck


What's this you bit? I don't use either carrier. I'm with the evil empire.


Free yourself Omar and pay half the price.

I did it last year and don't miss it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Nope at home with my dial up


FIFY



Hey I'm sitting pretty while you T-Mobile/Sprint users are stuck


What's this you bit? I don't use either carrier. I'm with the evil empire.


Boost Mobile?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Nope at home with my dial up


FIFY



Hey I'm sitting pretty while you T-Mobile/Sprint users are stuck


What's this you bit? I don't use either carrier. I'm with the evil empire.


Free yourself Omar and pay half the price.

I did it last year and don't miss it.


With whom? And I live on an island where there are really only two choices, and only one good one.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject:

IPK wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Nope at home with my dial up


FIFY



Hey I'm sitting pretty while you T-Mobile/Sprint users are stuck


What's this you bit? I don't use either carrier. I'm with the evil empire.


Boost Mobile?


Where u at?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
IPK wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
Nope at home with my dial up


FIFY



Hey I'm sitting pretty while you T-Mobile/Sprint users are stuck


What's this you bit? I don't use either carrier. I'm with the evil empire.


Boost Mobile?


Where u at?


Hahaha. Boost is a Sprint MVNO so they are part of the T-Mobile family now.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject:

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With whom? And I live on an island where there are really only two choices, and only one good one.


Go Sprint! Half the price of Verizon for me and quality not noticeably different.

I didn't realize you were not in SoCal.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
Omar Little wrote:


With whom? And I live on an island where there are really only two choices, and only one good one.


Go Sprint! Half the price of Verizon for me and quality not noticeably different.

I didn't realize you were not in SoCal.

I think Sprint shares towers with Verizon.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
Omar Little wrote:


With whom? And I live on an island where there are really only two choices, and only one good one.


Go Sprint! Half the price of Verizon for me and quality not noticeably different.

I didn't realize you were not in SoCal.


Yeah, if you live within their three acre coverage area, they are a good bargain, but there's a reason they can only charge half what the industry standard does.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject:

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LakerLanny wrote:
Omar Little wrote:


With whom? And I live on an island where there are really only two choices, and only one good one.


Go Sprint! Half the price of Verizon for me and quality not noticeably different.

I didn't realize you were not in SoCal.


Yeah, if you live within their three acre coverage area, they are a good bargain, but there's a reason they can only charge half what the industry standard does.


I've been with Verizon since forever. I'm thinking about going to Sprint. They have a plan that includes no charge for roaming. When you leave their area they use Verizon towers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:00 am    Post subject:

So does ex-Verizon douche and current Sprint douche become the new T-Mobile douche?
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