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Sprint plans to oppose the merging of T-Mobile with AT&T

0. phoneArena 23 Mar 2011, 17:56 posted on

When AT&T announced its plans to acquire the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier, T-Mobile, many started questioning…

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posted on 23 Mar 2011, 19:52

14. IphoneVZwW (unregistered)


why dosnt verison just buy sprint solves all there problems lol.....

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 19:54

15. IphoneVZwW (unregistered)


i ment verizon....

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 23:42 1

33. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


So more mergers solves the problem of too many mergers. You're quite the philosopher aren't you?

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 20:59

21. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


He's worried that if the AT&T/T-Mobile merger/buyout happens then his company will be the smallest of the major carriers and will no longer be able to compete in the US and will have to be absorbed into Verizon just to keep from going under.

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 21:28

26. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


He mad

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 21:31 1

28. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Isn't this good? T-Mobile Customers will go to At&t and realize how Awful it is(They will noticed the "No Unlimited Data" right away) and go to sprint Where they offer Unlimited Data (Verizon too but they are more expensive). The only bad is Sprint does not have HSPA+ (Famous for Phone calls while searching web) or LTE (Upcoming real 4G faster than Wimax) oh! and Coverage too.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 12:29 2

45. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


You're an idiot....

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 21:52 1

29. KIANO (Posts: 82; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


The starting point for Sprint is to focus on customer service. Therefore subscribers should be their highest priority.
The other strategy perhaps Sprint should look into acquisition of other network carrier for the sake of reliable and expansion network, to offset cost of bidding for spectrum or building new cell towers.
Perhaps Sprint should look into exclusive strategy, for example; only Sprint offers white iPhone or Android Nexus, yes it is a wild guess but the point is exclusive.
And finally the ultimate thing for Sprint is 'unlimited'. Yes, unlimited in data, talk or text, do attract customers. If Sprint is the only network carrier that offers unlimited service, then Sprint should worry no more.

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 22:43

30. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


He wanted to screw tmo by himself that's why he is very angry....!!!!!

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 22:48

31. wholuvsyababe (unregistered)


All he needs to do is to just show the facts. competition is good for the majority of people. we dont need another walmart type monopoly. they come into a town lower their prices then when the competition cant keep up and then they go out of business then they proceed to raise the prices. all in the name of GREED. its already been said that att needs tmo. att is in the boat they are in for a reason. simply buying another company in hopes of fixing the problems doesnt work if the problem is how you run / manage the company because given time and then you will be right back it the same situation. I say the deal does not go through. att pays tmo 3 billion and tmo acquires some spectrum that they need for their business and att is force to try and correct their problems on their own. only this way will it be a loss/win. loss for att and a win for the people and tmo.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 10:31

42. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Sprint has every right to oppose this merger. It is not whining, crying, or sour grapes or whatever you want to call it. It is a sound, buisness decision on Sprint's part to push for things to stay the same- they have improved their customer base and their position in the industry with things the way they are. However, they did not want to put forth the resources to merge with T-Mobile. They HAD to know someone would. AT&T has the resources, is a GSM carrier, and wants to be the largest carrier. If the FCC says no to this deal, it won't be Sprint that sways the decision. It will be to prevent an unfair buisness advantage, which is the ONLY reason for regulations- not to dictate price, control options, ect. It is just to ensure all companies have the chance to both succeed and fail on their own merits. Honostly, in my humble unimportant opinion, I can not see how this merger puts Sprint in any worse position. If they work on their own product, they can improve the position they are in. Period. Again, he has a right and a near company obligation to oppose it, but AT&T will not be worried about Dan in the least as they seek approval of this deal and all the hassles of combining tech with a new company. There are much bigger hassles coming down this road.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 11:13

43. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


sprint is prob jus pissed their offer got rejected. either way they arent sprint customers. people will go to t-mobile to sprint as it is the next least expensive option after the merger. they just want them all for less money than at&t is paying.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 11:14

44. jdmrice (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Dan hesse is the last ceo to bad mouth another company. He is a legit busniess man and enjoys competition. Att and tmobile isnt a competiton. Thats not business when its just you. Hesse is just looking to keep it fair, And for his employees to keep their jobs.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 12:35 1

46. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


LOL @ people thinking ANYTHING in America is about "keeping it fair". America is about capitalism and making as much money as possible by any means needed.

This BUY-OUT (not exactly merger) will probably go through but Sprint shouldnt worry. They just were the only carrier to win a JD POWER AWARD for CUSTOMER SEVICE! They have the most affordable prices and Im sure they can use some marketing to draw unhappy people over to Sprint.

Plus everyone is having issues with the iPhone on ATT and Verizon so they will figure that Sprint is the best way to get away from the BS and get themselves a sweet Android device along with great customer service...They just cant use the GPS and talk at the same time until LTE gets built.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 12:53

47. juniorak (unregistered)


can someone created link to FCC and Congres so we are email ours NO to marge,as a T-mobile users,we can sent milions of emails,so we stay away from ATT

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