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Sprint's merger will create a... new T-Mobile, how do you feel about that?

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Tucked in T-Mobile CEO's memo to employees about the decision to merge with Sprint, is that the resulting third-largest carrier that will be breathing down AT&T's neck like never before, will be again... T-Mobile:



If you think it's not fair that the Un-carrier is usurping both the title and the leadership, as far as Sprint goes, just remember that in the fall, the deal fell through precisely because Sprint's chairman wasn't happy ceding that much control.

Sprint, however, is laden with a fair amount of debt that precludes huge infrastructure investments, and so is its parent company Softbank, so the merger, which may rack up to $64 billion in savings, is a way for the Japanese owner to retire a big portion of it, and kill a few birds with one stone. 

Still, a "new" T-Mobile, what do you think about Sprint ceasing to exist, and turning into just T-Mobile for users if and when the deal gets approved by the regulators. Will you be sad to see Sprint's name and jolly yellow logo gone for good?

Sprint's merger will create the... new T-Mobile, how do you feel about that?

Oh, man, I'll miss Sprint
9.71%
They should've come up with something more original
17.65%
With T-Mobile taking the merger lead, that's just the way it is
72.63%

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