Deutsche Telekom in the works of taking over Sprint?
This article contains unofficial information.
Over in Europe, recent news made headlines with T-Mobile UK and Orange forming an agreement to form a subscriber base with monstrous proportions. Now T-Mobile USA, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, may soon become a giant force here in the US with a possible multi-billion dollar bid for Sprint. The UK's Telegraph is reporting that the telecoms behemoth is allegedly preparing to submit a $10.6 billion offer for the current value of Sprint within the next three weeks. Deutsche Telekom has been putting in roughly one billion dollars a year to maintain, grow, and improve T-Mobile's network in the US. There might be some problems if the deal falls through – Sprint's network runs off CDMA while GSM for T-Mobile USA. That might not be a factor when you consider the fourth generation network status comes into play in the future. We'll have to sit back until parties from either companies make any official word on the matter. The wireless landscape in the US may change very soon if this goes through – we'll just have to wait and see.
source: Telegraph via Engadgetmobile
1. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)
oh my god. please. the u.s. worst carriers combine to make. THE CRAPPIEST CELL PHONE COMPANY EVER!!!! LOL
7. dirty j harry (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Jul 2009)
yes I have a name for the new company DUSCH BAG MOBILE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
13. CODYPHOBIA (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jun 2008)
Im a hardcore VZW fan, but i personally think (and so does consumer reports and jd power) that TMO isnt that bad a carrier. They are ranked 3rd behind VZW Alltel. Anything Sprint can do to help its struggling business is a positive thing.
19. mistapersia (Posts: 19; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)
Oh Please Grow Up! Sprint and T-mobile have always been the underdogs when it comes to U.S wireless service, so a merger would make sense. Verzion might be the best when it comes to coverage, but with a recovering company consumers like thier options, and their wallets are the most important thing to them right now, not the coverage they get in the middle of no where. My Tmobile works perfectly fine in any major city and the likely hood of me visiting some small town in the middle of no where is very low. In the 3 years I have had Tmobile I have not had one dropped call, and coming from Sprint which I had before I must say Sprint wasn't bad either the only reason I made the switch was because Tmo had a better selection of phones at the time! Verzion is so overratted and I know this becaused I worked for them! And yet when I worked for them I still kept my T-mobile service. MyFaves is still a better deal then their lame attempt at "Friends and Family" and I know this because I work for T-Mobile now and it gives me so much joy to switch people over from Verizon everyday. Suck it up, with Sprints 49 million subs and T-Mobiles 32 they will surely match Verizon's current 80 million subs and with the value T-mobile offers and Sprints 4G, someone just might give Overratted Verizon a run for their money!
20. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)
ROFLMFAO!!!! exactly! dusch bags! like the dude who put a neg on my comment even though everyone knows its true! ha
2. EraserXIV (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jul 2009)
to be honest this may be interesting. since WiMax and LTE are both compatible on the same hardware, we could be looking at the first, best, and most widely available 4G network in the future. also, sprint and t-mobile coverage isn't that bad... although i personally have verizon, my friends with t-mobile and sprint don't seem to have many problems. sprint and t-mobile are also pretty open in terms of UI and features whereas verizon locks down the UI and features of their phones like no other. on top of that t-mobile and sprint have some of the nicest phone options out there. palm pre, myTouch, HTC Touch Pro2, BB Tour, the upcoming HTC Hero, Motorola Cliq also, sprint and t-mobile don't charge an arm and leg, and your first born child for data and voice service like verizon does.
3. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)
No no no...those bastards better not sell the dam company. i'm already bald and don't have anymore hair to pull out...god no say it ain't so!!
4. volvo (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 May 2009)
hmm...I think this is a good idea. T-Mobile is a good company...in New England anyway....and Sprint kinda sucks, so think, VZW is 5*, T-mobile is 4*, Att is 3*, sprint is 2*, if we combine the two, do we get a 6* cell phone company?
5. Bored_Shitless (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jan 2009)
Expect to see a lot of dual mode (cdma/gsm) phones and the discontinuation of iden (FINALLY)
6. jamess661 (Posts: 44; Member since: 12 Sep 2009)
damn damn damnnn this sucks now there going to change every thing are plans prices might not get the htc diamond 2 now what about our free incoming calls damn you sprint damn you to hell why don't they just sell nextel that will be a start stop routing our calls over seas and keep up with the new high end quality phones they been putting out I don't want to go to verizon just got a new house and I can't get another loan from the bank to join verizon they sold us out again
9. phoneguy (Posts: 188; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
?????????????? Where is the rational to this comment.
8. JEEPOFFROADV8 (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Apr 2009)
i really hope this doesnt happen, sprint is really starting to make some good changes with hesse. and after being with shitty at&t and overrated vzw i'm loving sprints service and value. i dont care what anyone says sprint has been great for me in the year i have had them. the only carrier who has service where i work. i would rather not have a cell phone then go back to vzw or at&t.
11. tuminatr (Posts: 637; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
who writes this crap get it right phone arena sprint has made a offer to buy tmobile usa http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fin
12. CODYPHOBIA (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jun 2008)
Your own link states the same as this article....that the company that owns TMO is offering to buy SPRINT. Shows your ignorance when you post things like this.
15. tuminatr (Posts: 637; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
I dont think thats as important as http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/
29/vodafone-tmobile-wireless-markets-equity-telecoms.htmlthat would make Vodafone own t mobile Verizon and sprint and they do have the money to do it
16. jovel16 (Posts: 53; Member since: 05 Oct 2008)
I second that, he's a moron for not reading it correctly the first time before saying something!
17. tuminatr (Posts: 637; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
18. tuminatr (Posts: 637; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
21. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
Dan Hesse will even let u sleep with his wife if you buy 5 new lines. . . WTF? now call any cellphone free? Desperate are we Danny boy? AT&T is going to drop the A-List. . .it's basically my Faves + Rollover. . . Phuck all this. . .just give me $50 Unl data, GPS, email and text and let me add unl voice for 9.99