DISH to buy T-Mobile in 2014?
0. phoneArena 19 Dec 2013, 01:00 posted on
In the old nursery rhyme, the dish ran away from the spoon. Now, it appears that the DISH might run away with the mobile operator. Back in August, DISH Network chairman Charles Ergen said that a bid for T-Mobile "may be a challenge we wouldn’t feel comfortable taking on." But after losing out on both Sprint and Clearwire, it seems that Ergen is more comfortable trying to undertake what will be a grueling ordeal...
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1. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
hell to the no! Tmobile is perfect alone like this
2. tigermcm (Posts: 851; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
wth is wrong with DISH let it go man just let it go. isnt this their 4th time trying to buying someone?
3. o0Exia0o (Posts: 881; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
With Dish's spectrum holdings this could benefit T-mo especially in rural areas that T-mo does not currently cover. This could give T-mo the added spectrum that it need to be a serious contender against the other big 3 carriers. Though I don’t know if a complete buyout of T-mo from Deutsche Telekom would be possible for Dish I could see more of a buyout of the shares that Deutsche Telekom does not own and maybe some of shares that Deutsche Telekom owns making Dish close to a majority share holder of the company while Deutsche Telekom maintains a strong presence in T-mo. Something like a Verizon/Vodaphone arrangement. I don't thank that the feds will let Sprint buyout T- mo, reducing the number of major carriers in the US from 4 to 3, so this may be the next step for the US cellular market. That's just my opinion though.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Dish hasn't wanted to put $ into the acquisition, so it will probably try another LBO if it attempts to acquire T-Mo. In that circumstance, T-Mo is better off on its own.
Separately, Sprint would probably face reduction in competition concerns if it were to attempt an acquisition.
Hopefully T-Mo is able to fend off Dish. The U.S. cellular market needs more not less competition.
5. andynaija (Posts: 762; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
I wish these companies would just leave T-Mobile alone!! At least for a couple of years.
6. mike2959 (Posts: 504; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
TMO is like that girl we all knew in High School. The one that kinda got around. She has fooled around with Dish a couple times, AT&T a couple times, Sprint a couple times.. A private equity firm. Girl keep your legs crossed!
16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3687; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
That's a horrible analogy. She's more like the ugly duckling turned into the swan. No one wanted anything to do with her before, now everyone wants a piece.
7. nvitone23 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)
The thing that you guys don't understand is that Google is teaming up with Dish to buy T-Mobile! ;)
9. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Actually I'm teaming up with Sprint to buy Google. :p
10. lsutigers (Posts: 817; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Lets see the proof. This was talked about a year or so ago when Dish and Google were rumored to buy Sprint and nothing came of it. It's called a rumor.
11. nvitone23 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)
Its not called a rumor though...I know someone with info on this matter. As of last month, Google handed money to T-Mobile to help them win the 600 MHz auction.
And they were going for Sprint but Softbank beat them to the punch. T-Mobile is their only option left and the FCC won't let Sprint acquire T-Mobile therefore it is very likely that, as of now, Dish/Google will buyout T-Mobile.
8. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
The biggest problem on this deal: If it's done, I bet John Legere wont be the craziest-yet-coolest CEO anymore, he won't be allowed to do what he does because there will be even more hungry shareholders looking for short time profit, thus, T-Mo is bound to fail if they ever "cut the wings" of Legere.
14. ePoch270 (Posts: 166; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
Ergen is a pretty good CEO in his own right. They're from a similar mold, So, as long as Ego's don't prevail, I bet Legere would be allowed to drive the ship with Ergen' oversight. My .02
15. ePoch270 (Posts: 166; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
I worry that the Fed's might poop a cat if they saw that Google, Dish and T-mo were one big happy family. Rockstar would probably pour a Billion Dollars into Lobbying to prevent this.