Hesse told Bloomberg that the current price wars can't last forever. And he also said that a stronger number three carrier (a combined Sprint and T-Mobile) would force Verizon and AT&T to be more aggressive, which would benefit everyone. Hesse adds that a weaker number three, won't put the kind of pressure on the nation's top two carriers to do the things that would be required to help consumers.
The most recent rumors suggest that a combined Sprint-T-Mobile would be run by the latter's outspoken CEO John Legere. And that suits Dan Hesse just fine. "I am 60 years old," he says . "I have a lot of things I still want to do in life."