Deutsche Telekom Considering T-Mobile USA Sale To Sprint?

If you may recall, just last week, Deutsche Telekom CFO Timotheus Hoettges ruled out rumors of DT selling its U.S branch. But now, a new report from Bloomberg suggests that Sprint is in talks with DT to acquire T-Mobile USA.

According to people with knowledge of the matter, Sprint Nextel Corp. and Deutsche Telekom are holding meetings to discuss a possible acquisition. Citing multiple anonymous sources, Bloomberg states that discussions have been on and off between the two companies and they haven’t been able to agree on a valuation of T-Mobile USA.

When asked to comment, Deutsche Telekom Chief Financial Officer Timotheus Hoettges said only that the company “could sell all or part of the U.S. business, and all options are open.”Hoettges also stated that, “We’re [Deutsche Telekom] flexibly positioned,” claiming that DT is working on several options. “We’re not under pressure. We want the best solution.” Sprint declined to comment.

Could we really see our beloved T-Mobile USA acquired by Sprint?

[Via Bloomberg]

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  • Dabearsfan

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • WTF? Are yo Serious?

  • WTF? Are yo Serious?

  • Tortionist

    Oh hell no, there goes customer service if it does. I think Verizon may be a reality for me after all, if this does happen.

  • Tortionist

    Oh hell no, there goes customer service if it does. I think Verizon may be a reality for me after all, if this does happen.

  • Tortionist

    Oh hell no, there goes customer service if it does. I think Verizon may be a reality for me after all, if this does happen.

  • Didn’t this rumour also happen last year in Q3?

  • Didn’t this rumour also happen last year in Q3?

  • Didn’t this rumour also happen last year in Q3?

  • Zeonreborn777

    I would leave… Wtf and how would GSM CDMA work ?

    • VIVIT

      It could happen like in the Asian Countries, GSM/CDMA hybrids are doable.

    • VIVIT

      It could happen like in the Asian Countries, GSM/CDMA hybrids are doable.

  • Zeonreborn777

    I would leave… Wtf and how would GSM CDMA work ?

  • Zeonreborn777

    I would leave… Wtf and how would GSM CDMA work ?

  • AS much as it sucks on the CS side, I think Sprint just got voted as one of the top in some poll. I’ll post the link when I find it. Still, it’s not like they could have gotten worse, so the only place to go was up.

  • AS much as it sucks on the CS side, I think Sprint just got voted as one of the top in some poll. I’ll post the link when I find it. Still, it’s not like they could have gotten worse, so the only place to go was up.

  • AS much as it sucks on the CS side, I think Sprint just got voted as one of the top in some poll. I’ll post the link when I find it. Still, it’s not like they could have gotten worse, so the only place to go was up.

  • Terrortot2003

    I had Sprint before T Mobile and it sucked, please don’t let this happen.

  • Terrortot2003

    I had Sprint before T Mobile and it sucked, please don’t let this happen.

  • Terrortot2003

    I had Sprint before T Mobile and it sucked, please don’t let this happen.

  • Anonymous

    So if this were to happen, how exactly would they deal with the Bands? Would it be something like the Nextel deal?

  • Anonymous

    So if this were to happen, how exactly would they deal with the Bands? Would it be something like the Nextel deal?

  • Anonymous

    So if this were to happen, how exactly would they deal with the Bands? Would it be something like the Nextel deal?

    • Maschwar77

      One would hope Sprint learned from its botched aquisition of Nextel That said, it would create another network map nightmare. I really hope this does not happen. I am an Even More Plus customer and would go back to a prepaid plan like Straight Talk if Sprint took over. Before Sprint, stand alone Nextel was phenomenal and reliable.

    • Maschwar77

      One would hope Sprint learned from its botched aquisition of Nextel That said, it would create another network map nightmare. I really hope this does not happen. I am an Even More Plus customer and would go back to a prepaid plan like Straight Talk if Sprint took over. Before Sprint, stand alone Nextel was phenomenal and reliable.

    • Maschwar77

      One would hope Sprint learned from its botched aquisition of Nextel That said, it would create another network map nightmare. I really hope this does not happen. I am an Even More Plus customer and would go back to a prepaid plan like Straight Talk if Sprint took over. Before Sprint, stand alone Nextel was phenomenal and reliable.

  • Alexanderwardlaw21

    PLEASE SAY ITS NOT TRUE!!!… I love T-Mobile… they have the best customer service I have ever dealt with.. the products are great, and I get great coverage…ALL sprint would do is screw everything up… crappy support, dropped calls, crappy customer service etc… PLEASE DONT DO IT DT!!!

    • Uncle Paul

      I’ve dropped more calls with T-Mobile then I ever had with ANY network….I’ve been on Sprint, Nextel(before that merger), Verizon, ATT and now I have Sprint again and I’ve had it for a month every place I go I don’t drop calls. I could go in my friends bar and be 8 feet inside and I would have ZERO coverage with T-mobile. I could was 3 feet out there door and be fine. I canceled tmobile and I’m glad I did.

    • Uncle Paul

      I’ve dropped more calls with T-Mobile then I ever had with ANY network….I’ve been on Sprint, Nextel(before that merger), Verizon, ATT and now I have Sprint again and I’ve had it for a month every place I go I don’t drop calls. I could go in my friends bar and be 8 feet inside and I would have ZERO coverage with T-mobile. I could was 3 feet out there door and be fine. I canceled tmobile and I’m glad I did.

  • Alexanderwardlaw21

    PLEASE SAY ITS NOT TRUE!!!… I love T-Mobile… they have the best customer service I have ever dealt with.. the products are great, and I get great coverage…ALL sprint would do is screw everything up… crappy support, dropped calls, crappy customer service etc… PLEASE DONT DO IT DT!!!

  • Alexanderwardlaw21

    PLEASE SAY ITS NOT TRUE!!!… I love T-Mobile… they have the best customer service I have ever dealt with.. the products are great, and I get great coverage…ALL sprint would do is screw everything up… crappy support, dropped calls, crappy customer service etc… PLEASE DONT DO IT DT!!!

  • Alexanderwardlaw21

    I will go to VERIZON if this happens… SPRINT has the WORST customer service and network in the US!!

    • Not according to recent studies. Sprint’s customer service is now incredible. And network-wise, they were rated #2.

      Link for CS – http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1803
      Network – I recently read it somewhere, but couldn’t remember where

      • Uncle Paul

        I used to be a Sprint subscriber and switched to att then to t-mobile and now back to sprint and I gotta say its been 6 years since I’ve been with Sprint and their customer service has changed tremendously. Its been AAA all the way so far.

      • Uncle Paul

        I used to be a Sprint subscriber and switched to att then to t-mobile and now back to sprint and I gotta say its been 6 years since I’ve been with Sprint and their customer service has changed tremendously. Its been AAA all the way so far.

      • Uncle Paul

        I used to be a Sprint subscriber and switched to att then to t-mobile and now back to sprint and I gotta say its been 6 years since I’ve been with Sprint and their customer service has changed tremendously. Its been AAA all the way so far.

  • Brizz

    I hope sprint doesn’t outsource my job :(

  • Sonnii23

    If this really does happen then im leaving.

  • NexOne

    i hope this becomes reality end of this year.

  • This sucks. Worst move ever. Bye t mobile.

  • I’ve been with T-Mobile for years if this happens then I will have to head over to att, and that’s something that I do not want to do.

  • Perno

    Well TMo is struggling right now, they’ve tried really hard to gain new customers, promoting 4G, Android phones, etc with minimal success.

    Sprint’s valuation is probably closer than DT’s since they see TMo getting worse. They won’t pay a premium for TMo, nor should they.

  • Piecemakr9

    If this happens I’m out. F This!

  • my 2 cents

    I would take this article with a grain of salt. Sprint does not have the capital to purchase T-mobile. In Fact Sprint has been running at a loss every quarter since 2007. They also mortgaged the farm with their investment in Clearwire which appears to not be ending well. Sprint is on the brink of failure, and will likely merge or be bought out by someone in the near future.

  • yyevo

    It sounds more like Hoettges is talking about a merger and not an acquisition.

    And as an entreprenuer myself, all companies are up for sale all the time. If Apple wanted to buy my company, i’d sell as long as the price is right.

  • Bart Gentile

    This reminds me of when TD Bank bought Commerce bank. I knew the guy that managed the deal and he was very convinced that they were going to 1. Keep the Commerce name 2. Keep the award winning customer service 3. Keep the same policies that Commerce was known for. I saw him around October and he admitted that TD Bank essentially acted like a chop shop and that he regretted the deal, because he almost lost his job anyway. They bought Commerce, they did away with the name, customers during the transition were abused with overdraft charges and many left them for other banks.
    Tmobile is no different, they are still a growing company in the US and now that they have a desirable market share, another company like Sprint will try to buy them out and chop it up and ruin it, just like the banks. But money is money, there is no desire for honor in the business world.

  • Bart Gentile

    This reminds me of when TD Bank bought Commerce bank. I knew the guy that managed the deal and he was very convinced that they were going to 1. Keep the Commerce name 2. Keep the award winning customer service 3. Keep the same policies that Commerce was known for. I saw him around October and he admitted that TD Bank essentially acted like a chop shop and that he regretted the deal, because he almost lost his job anyway. They bought Commerce, they did away with the name, customers during the transition were abused with overdraft charges and many left them for other banks.
    Tmobile is no different, they are still a growing company in the US and now that they have a desirable market share, another company like Sprint will try to buy them out and chop it up and ruin it, just like the banks. But money is money, there is no desire for honor in the business world.

  • Bart Gentile

    This reminds me of when TD Bank bought Commerce bank. I knew the guy that managed the deal and he was very convinced that they were going to 1. Keep the Commerce name 2. Keep the award winning customer service 3. Keep the same policies that Commerce was known for. I saw him around October and he admitted that TD Bank essentially acted like a chop shop and that he regretted the deal, because he almost lost his job anyway. They bought Commerce, they did away with the name, customers during the transition were abused with overdraft charges and many left them for other banks.
    Tmobile is no different, they are still a growing company in the US and now that they have a desirable market share, another company like Sprint will try to buy them out and chop it up and ruin it, just like the banks. But money is money, there is no desire for honor in the business world.

  • I don’t see this happening but if it does I guess i will be doing promotions and marketing full time once i quit.

  • I don’t see this happening but if it does I guess i will be doing promotions and marketing full time once i quit.

  • I don’t see this happening but if it does I guess i will be doing promotions and marketing full time once i quit.

  • FM

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • FM

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • FM

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Anonymous

    Helllooo Metro!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Helllooo Metro!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Helllooo Metro!!!!

  • Petey

    I was considering on renewing my contract when the new phones lands on tmobile, since i’m out of contract… but now since this rumor comes out, i think I’m going hold off and wait later and see if anything will happen with T-Mobile. Otherwise, I’m leaving.

  • Dude?!?! Thats it, I’m moving to Verizon if thats true. I might spend more but at least it won’t be sprint.

  • Anonymous

    Not happy at all, owner of Nexus One and hate the idea of going to sprint. Please make this be just smoke.

  • T-Mo > Sprint

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

  • Adam

    Yeah it is about time

  • Ginuwinlady

    Gosh,i sure hope not, the only cool thing would be a duel network phone (both gsm/cdma) better coverage

  • Youngt82

    First I would like to know what would be the outcome of it but if it doest happen, then guess I’ll go with Verizon, even tho I wouldn’t want to but they have the best phones and are getting them

  • Anonymous

    It’s funny how, as usual, everyone complains. If you don’t like t-mobile then LEAVE! No one’s forcing you to stay. And, see that question mark (?) at the end of the Title? It means that it is a rumor…

    • the actual merger is a rumor but the talks are very real

    • the actual merger is a rumor but the talks are very real

    • Camille

      Reading comprehension. Most of the comment are not complaining about T-Mobile, but about Sprint. Most of these people, including myself, do not want service with Sprint.

  • heybobitsme

    Hasn’t it been rumored for the last two years or so that T-mobile would buy Sprint? Now it’s the other way around? Wtf? I was really liking beating my friend on speedtests with his Evo on 4G and me with my G2.

  • Digital

    Thats gonna b a mess!!

  • Lanikaibum

    If Sprint has been failing since 2007, why does Sprint sell a lot of flagship Android mobiles?

    Sprint has 4.3″ Android with LED Evo mobile. Sprint has the Shift, that has a better feel than the G2 keyboard access design.

    If Sprint buys TmobileUSA, maybe Sprint will be the first carrier to sell GSM/CDMA type mobiles. More coverage everywhere. Think outside the box.

    • LC

      Just because someone sells a lot of phones doesn’t mean that they’re business practices are going to keep them a float…That just means they happen to have a phone someone likes. If they’re spending more than they’re able to bring in, they’re still going to be in the red regardless of the products they’re able to sell.

  • Youngt82

    But my whole thing is if Deutsche Telekom is doing really good in the UK, how come they don’t help or give T-Mobile Usa the right moves and marketing schemes to make. Like bring out the best and hottest phones and best everything else!!!

  • MIKEEEEE

    if sprint takes over i get a 24% discount on everything that i don’t get with t-mo.

    if you want to get an idea of what might happen look at the UK where t-mo and orange merged.

    http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/

    • Quailallstar

      You beat me to the punch. Watching this little clip talking about the Orange UK and T-Mobile UK merger

      http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/share/

      • MIKEEEEE

        t-mo USA treats us like a bunch of dumb step children.

        they don’t realize we got the interwebs and can surf their flagship sites and see how shabbily they treat us here.

        • Quailallstar

          Sounds like the same gripes I have with Volkswagen of America and Volkswagen GMbH in Germany ;) The latter being the better of the two.

          Back on topic. I wouldn’t mind a merger. This would bring the best that the two companies have to offer us, the consumer, bring it on :)

        • MIKEEEEE

          on topic, you’re right.

          off topic, i want an AMAROK.

    • Tmofosho

      yeah this is when TMobile “bought” Orange think more of when Sprint bought Nextel…

    • Tmofosho

      yeah this is when TMobile “bought” Orange think more of when Sprint bought Nextel…

      • Jutecat

        greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat :(

      • Jutecat

        greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat :(

  • i think this is stupid. Tmo should just buy the clearwater spectrum and build their network. I think the more companies you have the better the competition. Plus i dont want to lose my job at tmo.

    • Clearwire* :D

    • J-Hop2o6

      Clearwire spectrum (2500MHz) really sucks.. that’ll be a terrible decision for Tmo since that spectrum rarely gets indoor reception.

  • Mar

    Wouldn’t really bother me. I had Sprint for a long time before T-Mobile and always had awesome service everywhere I went. Only reason I switched was T-Mobile was cheaper (at the time)

    With dual chipset CDMA and GSM phones becoming more common, I would think that the phone would be a negligible issue. In fact, I would say if they could ever get the networks working in harmony, Sprint could fill some GAPING holes in T-Mobile’s coverage.

  • When I get my ‘Welcome to Sprint’ letter then I will worry, until then business as usual.

  • Flaviom

    Anyone remember the fiasco was the Nextel acquisition?

  • Rallywrx783

    Tmobile isgoing to buy Sprint. Not sprint buying out tmobile. Duh

    • “Deutsche Telekom Chief Financial Officer Timotheus Hoettges said only that the company “could sell all or part of the U.S. business” – Sprint wants to buy Tmo lol read again..

  • Rilesman

    If Sprint buys T-Mobile…hello Verizon

    • Exactly. Then, hello Chase (applies for loans, files for bankruptcy shortly after)

  • whosaidwhat

    Some of you need to take a chill pill.

    I will admit that I’m not exactly sure how this will turn out if it’s indeed true. However, common sense tells me that this means much better selection of phones for us (something people around here complain a lot about, including me). Secondly, I anticipate better coverage for a lot of us. The fact that we might end up with CDMA/GSM phones sounds like another plus to me.

    So, are we all bitching because we hate sprints customer service or is there something else I don’t know about sprint?

    • Jutecat

      I am bitching because I used to work for radioshack and as a result had to call cust service for every phone company in existance. Sprint had the worst cust care even for the retail side of things that i have EVER experienced, I do not like their phones, I do not like their network, and i do not like their prices.
      while a merger would anticipate changes to these things, the concept of them buying out another GSM company to mess up and never properly merge is not what i call a good time.

    • Jutecat

      I am bitching because I used to work for radioshack and as a result had to call cust service for every phone company in existance. Sprint had the worst cust care even for the retail side of things that i have EVER experienced, I do not like their phones, I do not like their network, and i do not like their prices.
      while a merger would anticipate changes to these things, the concept of them buying out another GSM company to mess up and never properly merge is not what i call a good time.

  • i hope this happens tmobile only has gprs in 90% of the town and 10% is edge but 45 miles away they have 4g. If them merged with sprint i would have 3g everywhere.

    • VIVIT

      But T-Mobile is a GSM carrier while Sprint is CDMA. How will that happen? Its going to be like the Nextel fiasco again.

      • They would run two separate networks now and meet at LTE.

      • They would run two separate networks now and meet at LTE.

        • If they didn’t destroy themselves in the process. IDEN is still running strong, so it would be one company with CDMA, IDEN, GSM, and WIMAX, with probably two separate LTE roadmaps. Also there are, of course, all the variants of the aforementioned networks. It would be a nightmare to maintain that, but it might actually be doable depending on what was learned and developed through the Sprint/Nextel merger.

          I am hoping for the best here, but I will definitely jump ship if a merger is announced. The only thing T-Mobile can compete on, for me, is price. If I can’t get what I pay for, then I’m gone. I’m saying this because I anticipate problems with the merger. I do believe that all major networks are about the same quality, and that Verizon is 90% marketing hype, but the fact is that they are a bit better. If they were even in the same ballpark as T-Mobile for pricing, I would have been gone a long time ago.

        • If DT acquired SPRINT to runs side by side with T-Mobile UDA I’d be like “ok”; but, DT thinking to sell T-Mobile USA to Sprint, nada.

  • Tyrone M Jackson

    Yet a new reason to switch to Verizon.

  • Tyrone M Jackson

    Yet a new reason to switch to Verizon.

  • David, are you already working on a new possible name for the blog?? something like Sprinews…. I am sooo pissed off. Well I guess we should have seen it coming, I kept writing about T-mobile fading ;(

    • pantlesspenguin

      You…you realize this is just a rumor, right? Reading comprehension ftw!

    • pantlesspenguin

      You…you realize this is just a rumor, right? Reading comprehension ftw!

  • David, are you already working on a new possible name for the blog?? something like Sprinews…. I am sooo pissed off. Well I guess we should have seen it coming, I kept writing about T-mobile fading ;(

  • T-Mobile: “We’re not outright selling the whole company. Don’t worry”

    *7 days later*

    T-Mobile: “We may sell all or part of the whole company”

    ——–
    If I’m forced off my plan, billed higher, or otherwise swept under the rug (assuming this happen) I am going prepaid.

  • A. Nony Mouse

    That would be kind of cool in some ways because they could compete directly with Att and Verizon. A lot more leverage!! Then what would we see cricket and metro pcs try to take over 4th or maybe an expansion of US Cellullar??

  • A. Nony Mouse

    That would be kind of cool in some ways because they could compete directly with Att and Verizon. A lot more leverage!! Then what would we see cricket and metro pcs try to take over 4th or maybe an expansion of US Cellullar??

  • A. Nony Mouse

    That would be kind of cool in some ways because they could compete directly with Att and Verizon. A lot more leverage!! Then what would we see cricket and metro pcs try to take over 4th or maybe an expansion of US Cellullar??

  • It’s just a rumor…..and if it does happen, i’m riding with tmobile until the end, and im holding off on getting a cell phone until a decent carrier or someone on par with tmobile hits the market…damn sure aint getting verizon, or att or anyone else….what a ****ed up tuesday man.

  • It’s just a rumor…..and if it does happen, i’m riding with tmobile until the end, and im holding off on getting a cell phone until a decent carrier or someone on par with tmobile hits the market…damn sure aint getting verizon, or att or anyone else….what a ****ed up tuesday man.

    • LOL if it does happen there will be no T-Mobile to ride with it’ll be Sprint

    • LOL if it does happen there will be no T-Mobile to ride with it’ll be Sprint

  • It’s just a rumor…..and if it does happen, i’m riding with tmobile until the end, and im holding off on getting a cell phone until a decent carrier or someone on par with tmobile hits the market…damn sure aint getting verizon, or att or anyone else….what a ****ed up tuesday man.

  • It’s just a rumor…..and if it does happen, i’m riding with tmobile until the end, and im holding off on getting a cell phone until a decent carrier or someone on par with tmobile hits the market…damn sure aint getting verizon, or att or anyone else….what a ****ed up tuesday man.

  • Lnxarep

    more worried as an employee of t-mo what affect this would be

  • Lnxarep

    more worried as an employee of t-mo what affect this would be

    • TMORep

      I’m with you, I work in the Largest T-Mobile call center and am worried about closure or downsizing. Of course if they do what we did when we took over Suncom they will keep the centers. After all, they will need the centers to handle the extra customer calls. It is pathetic that we have to hear about this kind of stuff on the news and not from our employer. I am tired of hearing “Everything is Fine, we are just restructuring” then hear that they are considering selling us. I kind of feel let down, we should buy Sprint! Thanks Mr. Humm, wish I could ship your a** back to Germany!!!

      • ivan

        I like what Phillip Humm is doing, as an employee of T-Mobile.(retail Rep) But true hearing of things like this from a website really is a damper. Humm is still better than Dotson.

      • ivan

        I like what Phillip Humm is doing, as an employee of T-Mobile.(retail Rep) But true hearing of things like this from a website really is a damper. Humm is still better than Dotson.

  • Lnxarep

    more worried as an employee of t-mo what affect this would be

  • Lnxarep

    more worried as an employee of t-mo what affect this would be

  • JasonO

    I cant believe such a cell phone gaint outside the US is having a hard time getting on top here. Also i will jump ship to Verizon is Tmobile gets sold to Sprint!!

  • Tech

    This would be good IF Sprint could pull off operating such a complex network. Would be nice to have universal MiFi device (EVDO, WiMAX, HSPA+, LTE). Too bad it’s not likely to be that way.

  • yuck. i left sprint to come to tmobile. I will never go back to them

  • Anonymous

    So what if I’m on contract? If T-Mobile is bought out, am I still stuck on contract, or can I get out of it?

    • Snowdaze

      you might be able to if you resign a contract with the owner, and then cancel with in the 14 day “buyers remorse” period. At least it worked for me when Cingular bought out ATT 6-7 years ago.

    • Snowdaze

      you might be able to if you resign a contract with the owner, and then cancel with in the 14 day “buyers remorse” period. At least it worked for me when Cingular bought out ATT 6-7 years ago.

    • DeeWhyS

      That all depends on 2 things, first, if this is true or rumor. If true, it then depends on what kind of business deal goes through. If its just a merger, you MAY still be obligated to a contract. If there is a complete take over and you the customer are totally disadvantaged by this take over and the current contract you have states that you are to be supplied a particular service, nine times out of ten you will be offered an alternative or let out of your contract.

    • DeeWhyS

      That all depends on 2 things, first, if this is true or rumor. If true, it then depends on what kind of business deal goes through. If its just a merger, you MAY still be obligated to a contract. If there is a complete take over and you the customer are totally disadvantaged by this take over and the current contract you have states that you are to be supplied a particular service, nine times out of ten you will be offered an alternative or let out of your contract.

  • Anonymous

    So what if I’m on contract? If T-Mobile is bought out, am I still stuck on contract, or can I get out of it?

  • its all just smoke and mirrors

  • DeeWhyS

    Whether this be news or rumor, T-Mobile call centers are being inundated with calls from these articles and a lot of customers are contemplating ending contracts and being shipped to loyalty for saves. I hope T-Mobile has prepared the reps with a response to these calls. Customers dislike the response, “sorry, we’re unaware of any such information”. The reps begin to question the info received and start bolting themselves. T-mobile is struggling to keep the customers they have I hope they have their thinking caps on this time.

  • DeeWhyS

    Whether this be news or rumor, T-Mobile call centers are being inundated with calls from these articles and a lot of customers are contemplating ending contracts and being shipped to loyalty for saves. I hope T-Mobile has prepared the reps with a response to these calls. Customers dislike the response, “sorry, we’re unaware of any such information”. The reps begin to question the info received and start bolting themselves. T-mobile is struggling to keep the customers they have I hope they have their thinking caps on this time.

  • Bncavazos

    Why!! so that Sprint can screw up another carrier like the did Nextel!!!

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Look at all these rumors, surroundin me everyday. I just need some time, some time to get away. Stop all these rumors, I can’t take it no more…

    Until I hear an official announcement and see thing change, I’m not worried. The plus would be dual banded phones. The negative would be Sprints prices

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Look at all these rumors, surroundin me everyday. I just need some time, some time to get away. Stop all these rumors, I can’t take it no more…

    Until I hear an official announcement and see thing change, I’m not worried. The plus would be dual banded phones. The negative would be Sprints prices

  • guest

    Wow, if this happens, I can’t wait till Sprint closes the T-Mo call center here in my city and outsoruces all the CSR jobs to Philipines. I’m gonna stand across the street watch the exodus and laff my a$$ off.

  • Magenta Magic

    T-Mobile isn’t opening any more corporate stores. They are leaving it to premium retailers to develop and grow markets. It’s more cost effective for them, or so the line goes. But given these “rumors” that have been flying around, makes you wonder doesn’t it?

  • *Kidnaps Carly & high tails it to the UK, or off a bridge*

  • Jutecat

    If this happens, than I am leaving t-mobile like a rat fleeing a sinking ship! Out of the big 4 I hate sprint the most!

  • I left Sprint to go to T-mobile because the customer service and coverage was horrible. With my contract expiring in a few weeks, I’ve been teetering between staying and going to the evil Verizon. If T-Mo gets bought out, Verizon here I come (with my fully loaded family plan)

  • I left Sprint to go to T-mobile because the customer service and coverage was horrible. With my contract expiring in a few weeks, I’ve been teetering between staying and going to the evil Verizon. If T-Mo gets bought out, Verizon here I come (with my fully loaded family plan)

  • I left Sprint to go to T-mobile because the customer service and coverage was horrible. With my contract expiring in a few weeks, I’ve been teetering between staying and going to the evil Verizon. If T-Mo gets bought out, Verizon here I come (with my fully loaded family plan)

    • Anonymous

      I took a $200 hit just to leave Sprint and their swiss cheesed coverage umbrella. I would probably go to VZW as well if T-Mobile gets all disfunctional on us.

  • Garciagil31

    And what about tmobile PR

  • Garciagil31

    And what about tmobile PR

  • Nardva

    T Mobile USA just doesn’t get how the USA cell phone market works. They need a better marketing team. It’s funny how T Mobile was the first to have Android phones but Verizon was the company that made Android relevant. It’s funny how T Mobile and HTC are close but T Mobile got the obsolete HD2 with a OS that was at the end of it’s life cycle and Sprint got the jaw dropping Evo with Android about a year ago. T Mobile just doesn’t get it.

    • WOW. You are so right on this one, I have to give it up. You have pointed out some valid points, and I don’t know how anyone could not see this either. Oh well…

      • Anonymous

        It’s funny how your being sarcastic.

      • Anonymous

        It’s funny how your being sarcastic.

    • WOW. You are so right on this one, I have to give it up. You have pointed out some valid points, and I don’t know how anyone could not see this either. Oh well…

    • my 2 cents

      “the jaw dropping Evo”?? Your right that thing is jaw dropping.. it weighs a ton! If the EVO were to hit you in the face you’d have serious damage there.

  • Nardva

    T Mobile USA just doesn’t get how the USA cell phone market works. They need a better marketing team. It’s funny how T Mobile was the first to have Android phones but Verizon was the company that made Android relevant. It’s funny how T Mobile and HTC are close but T Mobile got the obsolete HD2 with a OS that was at the end of it’s life cycle and Sprint got the jaw dropping Evo with Android about a year ago. T Mobile just doesn’t get it.

  • I think if T-Mobile is bought out by sprint, I’m going to cancel my Cell phone service all around, lol. I hate sprint…they suck bad!!!!!! I will find a nice pager service, and call it a day. Damn it!

  • BigMixxx

    Really believe it’s the other way around. Maybe we will see a different company headed by t mobile…Sprint may want to get out of the wireless business and lease back into the service. That’s what seems to make more sense to me. Sprint while gaining in the customer base, has lost a ton of money over the last 3 years.

    Sprint’s operating costs and overall margin’s are extremely HIGH when compared to t mobile. Sprint, on the CDMA network has about 35 million customers, I don’t see them snatching back that business, but I do see a possiblity of Sprint putting that up for sale. Sprint is not loosing as much money as it once did, but still, in wireless they are loosing money, while still gaining a good customer base.

    With operating costs of less than 5 billion compared to Sprint’s damn near 30 billion, I do believe that it would be a merger in name only or rebranding of Sprint. They have an amalgamation of a bunch of networks, I personally think there will be a divestiture of the sprint amalgamation. That will make the new company, still…number three…and the profit margin that t mobile enjoys may slip.

  • VONAGE HERE I COME…LOL.

    • Anonymous

      HA

    • Anonymous

      HA

  • Carly is MINE!!!! If Sprint and t mobile usa merge, we going to go into exile in Germany.

  • Carly is MINE!!!! If Sprint and t mobile usa merge, we going to go into exile in Germany.

  • Josh.

    Sprint can’t even get their IDEN and CDMA to play nice together….throw GSM into the mix and disaster is on the horizon. C’mon T-Mo. I’ve put so much faith in you and stuck by your for years……Don’t do this to me!

  • Josh.

    Sprint can’t even get their IDEN and CDMA to play nice together….throw GSM into the mix and disaster is on the horizon. C’mon T-Mo. I’ve put so much faith in you and stuck by your for years……Don’t do this to me!

  • +_+

    :'(

  • +_+

    :'(

  • I really hope not. I choose to keep T-mobile over Sprint because the customer service at T-mobile is second to none. I have a friend at work who has three of the same sprint android phones and he had to talk to all kinds of levels of support all the way to executive services to fix problems with his phone randomly not working with 4 bars of service or text messaging taking hours to work. What makes it worse, my company is sponsored by sprint so they have wireless repeaters throughout the campus and our desks are right under one. Sprint support has gone as far as to blame his problems in Virginia on a snowstorm in Kansas. A Sprint store employee told him he didn’t know his phone was updated to Froyo. An employee later told him they were working on his tower and it should be fixed last week. Nope. Still calling Sprint every other work day. :)

    Conversely, in 5 years, my main problems with T-mobile have been self induced fees for texting too much which was my fault and they still refunded and the Vibrant GPS, which they were willing to trade the phone for a G2 but I fixed it myself by rooting.

  • LRC

    The irony is that I left Sprint to come to T-Mob, and haven’t looked back. “I have a bad feeling about this.” –Han Solo

    • Anonymous

      The irony is, I left tmo (because my wife’s been with sprint10+yrs- and consolidated bills to save money) and now it looks like I’ve left for no reason. I had planned on coming back to tmo as soon as this contracts up but,apparently there’s no need now!! I love my evo but, love tmo better.

  • Mike Marquez

    One of the rumors that I’ve heard and would prefer to see is that if once Sprint decides to change their 4G from WiMaxx to LTE, once LTE is in place, Deutsche Telekom would buy Sprint. Hopefully, the change in the type of networks doesn’t take longer than the switch from TDMA to GSM when AT&T and Cingular merged. Sprint right now is considering the switch; and they have often said that switching from WiMaxx to LTE is not difficult. With this claim and the rumor of Deutsche Telekom buying them if they go to LTE, this looks very profitable with T-Mobile’s USA prices and customer support. Consumer Reports has always ranked them Number 2 in both performance and customer service since 2003.

  • Beaker151

    This could be very bad for me as I have a extremely bad relationship with sprint. I had a major dispute with them over a business account I had that resulted in me being removed from the store by the police. Needless to say I walked from my contract owing them more than $3000. I received a letter from sprint stating that I’m classified as a dangerous and hostile person and would no longer be accepted as a sprint customer and demanded I pay the balance of the contract. So if this does happen I maybe forced to find a new provider, and I have been very happy with tmobile so talk about the past coming back to bite you.

    • Trblteeroy

      Man dont feel bad the same thing happened to me minus the police so i cant go back either

      • Beaker151

        Well smashing your cell phone on the store counter in front of the store manager is a sure fire way to have the police show up. Not one of my finer moments but I felt it showed my level discontent. Oh well who said growing up was easy.

        • Lqtm

          Did that make you feel like a tough guy? Lmao!

  • Tntgeb

    Well I am with the crowd on this one. Sprint service does not present itself well and if they do sell to Sprint, I hope that they give us long time customers an option to get out without the penalties. ATT or Verizon here I come.

  • doncorleone

    Look up LightSquared and look up the archives on Sprint and T-Mobile’s interaction with them over the past few months. Then look at T-Mobile’s comments recently that they will sell off the tower assets. The issue is migrating to an LTE platform and not squandering funds to get there. Therefore, TMO is cooperating with Sprint and instead of competiting for spectrum and competiting for capacity on LightSquared’s network, they are coorperating.

    What customer will get, after kinks are worked out over 2 years by engineering, is a fast network with equal upload-download and a brand that has 1/3rd+ market share in every major metro in the US. In fact, they would trade for #1,2,3 in certain areas where ATT-Verizon are lacking. It will be announced soon, then will take 3 years through Fed Hearings for anti-trust. Phil Humm has a track record for doing this, but what he typically does is to have TWO brands operating-dominating and sending money to one parent company. So what we’ll have is one effective network in the end with great coverage.

    Judge Sprint not by what they have been, but where they’re going. That’s a true turn around, and that’s what Humm is claiming TMO to be doing. Sprint got 1.1million customers in Q-4. That’s lights out and it’s mostly marketing, for which TMO should take cues.

    • M2gmarquez

      Not that I doubt your info., but could you back them up with some URL’s? I have a few friends on both Sprint and T-Mobile that would love to hear and read what you just mentioned.

    • M2gmarquez

      Not that I doubt your info., but could you back them up with some URL’s? I have a few friends on both Sprint and T-Mobile that would love to hear and read what you just mentioned.

  • Quagmeyer

    This is great!! Made my day. Oh yeah! EVDO and HSPA+. Lets see who gets to 4M first…..

    Gigity
    Gigity
    Goo

  • Quagmeyer

    Carly will go the way of Catherine Z Jones.

    Coincidence that they look alike???

    You be the judge.

    Gigity
    Gigity
    Goo
    Alright!

  • Stewie

    Stop it already

  • Stewie

    Stop it already

  • Like everyone else, I will say IF (and it looks like a long shot reading the bloomberg article) this happens, I am either going to Verizon or Union ( a local wireless co here in Wyoming).

  • Like everyone else, I will say IF (and it looks like a long shot reading the bloomberg article) this happens, I am either going to Verizon or Union ( a local wireless co here in Wyoming).

  • Quagmeyer

    You know you want the mifi Stewie. You want it bad.

    Gigity
    Gigity
    Goo
    Alright!

  • Quagmeyer

    You know you want the mifi Stewie. You want it bad.

    Gigity
    Gigity
    Goo
    Alright!

  • macman

    doncorleone,

    Not that I doubt your info., but could you post some links to back them up? i have a few friends with both T-Mobile and Sprint that would like to read about what you just mentioned.

  • John

    Wish Verizon would buy t-mobile. Get better coverage then.

    • jay_max

      Better coverage, slower speeds, higher prices… I’ll pass, thanks.

      • Jfkjk

        Slower speeds??

      • Jfkjk

        Slower speeds??

    • jay_max

      Better coverage, slower speeds, higher prices… I’ll pass, thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Man is there a network without problems in the USA?
    AT&T-Shitty coverage, dropped calls, worst customer support
    T-Mo-Bad Coverage, not many great phones
    Sprint-Wimax slower than most other 4Gs, coverage not that good
    Verizon-Only company with good coverage, slow 3G, expensive

    • Senor Chang

      Soooo… the ONLY bad thing about VZW is cost? Looks like I know where I’m going if Tmo gets bought out.

      But these buyout rumors crop up ever year… we’ll see.

      • Slow 3G? “Verizon-Only company with good coverage, slow 3G, expensive”

      • Anonymous

        Also CDMA is a draw back for a lot of people because they can’t truly use it as a “world phone” unless they want to rack up insane roaming charges.

  • claudia64

    I wouldn’t mind terribly. I have my family on a 2-year contract with T-Mo, and we live in a town limited to EDGE. If we were with Sprint, we’d have 4G.

    • aLb3Rt

      + $10 a month on every line ;) I’d rather have metropcs worse comes to worse

      • claudia64

        The extra $10 does suck, aLb3Rt; I’ll grant you that. But my choices are: 2 GB of EDGE-only with AT&T for $25; Unlimited EDGE-only with T-Mobile for $30; Unlimited 3G with VZW for $30; Unlimited Sprint 4G for a total of $40. For my money, the best value is Sprint. The only reason I’m with T-mobile is because they’re inexpensive and my family has lots of access to WiFi. If I lived in a big city where all the major carriers offer 3G or better, then, sure, Sprint would be last on my list of desirable carriers.

  • TMoFan

    I’ve been with T-Mobile since the VoiceStream days, and have had many opportunities to change carriers but never did since T-Mobile provides me with great CS, a grandfathered in plan that I’m allowed to keep, and great prices. A friend had the worst experience with Sprint and I have no intention of dealing with their hideous CS first hand. Hope T-Mobile can find another way.

  • MagentaStar

    If T-Mobile goes to Sprint, then I’m cancelling my service….case and point.

  • MagentaStar

    If T-Mobile goes to Sprint, then I’m cancelling my service….case and point.

  • Anonymous

    I’d cancel my US Passport and leave USA for good if it happens. The sky is falling down.

    • whosaidwhat

      You would think so with all these comments. LOL

  • aLb3Rt

    screw this. am moving back to timbaktu! And am taking Carly with me! harharhar

  • JLo

    If Sprint buys T-Mobile I’m definitely switching carriers. The only reason to stay with T-Mobile is their customer service (which is slowly getting worse and worse). If sprint buys them, they will definitely be crap.

  • JLo

    If Sprint buys T-Mobile I’m definitely switching carriers. The only reason to stay with T-Mobile is their customer service (which is slowly getting worse and worse). If sprint buys them, they will definitely be crap.

  • I’ll go to verizon if it happens. There is no way – let me repeat it in case we aren’t clear – THERE IS NO FREAKING WAY will I EVER go back to Sprint or some crazy company that Sprint is involved in.

  • I’ll go to verizon if it happens. There is no way – let me repeat it in case we aren’t clear – THERE IS NO FREAKING WAY will I EVER go back to Sprint or some crazy company that Sprint is involved in.

  • Rickdsf

    God forbid! T-Mobile should buy Sprint. Deutsche Telecom is one of the major mobile companies in the world. It is a much stronger company that Sprint will ever be and it is absurd that the investors in Deutsche Telecom don’t see the potential in T-Mobile. Other non-American companies would give their eye teeth to just get into the US market. Deutsche Telecom is a major player here. How can they give up such potential? Quick profit will not offset the possible long term profit. The sad part is that for the first time, the German company is thinking like an American company: quick profits and no long term plan.

  • risdx

    I guess if this happens GSM is history and would be phased out in two or three years. This was the main reason I was with T-Mobile followed by pricing and customer service.

    • Anonymous

      No, I don’t think so. Doesn’t sprint want LTE? Isn’t everyone going LTE? LTE is based on GSM.

  • Temporary_253

    Actually what’s being discussed isn’t really a sale of TMobile from what I read in the Bloomberg article. In fact that’s the one thing they’ve apparently ruled out. The key here is that TMobile needs to do some serious infrastructure building and spectrum acquisition. Sprint, through Clearwire, has lots of spectrum but is in deep financial straits. TMobile could end up becoming a joint venture like Verizon Wireless is (Verizon and Vodafone joint own Verizon Wireless) with DT having deep pockets.

    If the sale happens WiMAX is definitely out. But TMobile has the option of trying to wrest control of Clearwire from a troubled Sprint, going with LightSpeed or buying some of the spectrum that will be going to auction later this year. That’s why their CEO keeps saying they have flexibility. Especially with HSPA+ TMobile has a couple of years before they really hit constraints since LTE doesn’t really get them a lot at this point. It’s all about finding the most effective way of financing the infrastructure. Frankly having 4 big players in a market generally doesn’t last so sooner or later I’d expect an acquisition. If Sprint was in better shape we might have seen something like them acquiring US Cellular, Cricket or MetroPCS but right now TMobile is the only one with deep enough pockets to make a reasonable partner.

    • I can cope with this, just not a T-Mobile USA sellout to Sprint.

  • Peter Fitzenwell

    If Sprint buys Tmo im going back to PrimeCo :p

  • Uncle Paul

    Great, I just left T-Mobile’s shitty network and bullshit 5GB data cap for EVERY WHERE I GO 3G and NO DATA CAP Sprint. Hopefully if Sprint buys Magenta they don’t take on the lame 5GB cap…if so…I’m going 1985 and no cell phone.

  • Uncle Paul

    Great, I just left T-Mobile’s shitty network and bullshit 5GB data cap for EVERY WHERE I GO 3G and NO DATA CAP Sprint. Hopefully if Sprint buys Magenta they don’t take on the lame 5GB cap…if so…I’m going 1985 and no cell phone.

  • Alright, now how easy is it to confuse that for them buying spectrum or buying part of SprintNextel???

    I doubt that’s going to go down, especially since they’re in a favorable position

  • Alright, now how easy is it to confuse that for them buying spectrum or buying part of SprintNextel???

    I doubt that’s going to go down, especially since they’re in a favorable position

  • Anonymous

    I have mixed feelings about this. I have been contemplating a move away from T-mobile due to poor coverage in Phoenix but if this merger or acquisition improves the two companies then I am all for it. The one thing that bothers me is there will now be even less competition and consumers usually get screwed when that happens…

  • quikk312

    Y’all hatin’ hard on Sprint!! Atleast Sprint has REAL “4G” coverage, unlike the misleading T-Mobile

    • Sprintluvr

      Spotty slow WiMax….. No thanks.

    • quithating

      enjoy your “real 4g” in the 4 cities its live in.

    • Anonymous

      my friends have the evo and they could not get 4g to save there lives here in Dallas clearwire there provider is stretched way to thin you get 56k if your lucky from there 4g

      • Anonymous

        I can vouch for that. I’m an evo owner in Michigan and can barely get 4g! This is till the best phone I’ve. Ever owned.

    • Ali

      My friend has the Evo here in Miami and the most i have seen it pull on download is 1.5 megs on wimax and here with mytouch i pull on average 2.5 megs and 5 with a strong hspa+ signal.

      • quikk312

        Sooo if Tmo is so much better…. then why is Tmobile still at the number 4 spot on the US carrier list? Considering Tmobile is much easier to aquire a service agreement with than Sprint is

    • Ajg1718

      How does sprint have real 4g coverage- they barely have coverage! and the most that are saying that at&t buys T-Mobile they would still have to figure a way to use T-Mobile 3G since it’s a different bandwith and a larger spectrum at that with old at&t devices… These rumors always show up either or someone will benefit from this… there is no issues on mergin besides the success rate will stay which tmobiles strategy will stay since it has been successfull as of late

  • Dmcgr3

    Honestley, I would preffer if AT&T buy T-Mobile than a Sprint merger just based off of the GSM compatibility, Sprint has a habbit of jacking up a metger of two different tec’s

    • Anonymous

      why so you can get a freaking iphone screw you if at&t bought t-mobile we would have there horrible over priced call and data plans

  • i would mosey on over to big red with the rest of the drones

  • Ferrarilover

    you guys who say you dont want this becuase of how horrible sprint is how thier customer service sucks and all that. Are you guys all idiots? let me break this down T-Mobile is rich (well the german version is) they dont need to do anything. Sprint is in debt and needs this badly. So it would be sprint buy DT it will be DT buying sprint if it plays out like that. meaning ALLL of T-MObile USA’S great quilities like customer support, pricing, and grandfathered plans will likely stay. And to sweeten it all of sprints phones and coverage and other things they are better at then T-Mo is will become T-mobiles stuff to. Sprint has some really nice androids i would love to have one of thier phones. Have comon sense people.

    • Im with you on this..

    • Sad t-mobile customer

      You’re an idiot. Sprint has the evo which is just about a year old and the only phone they advertise because it’s the only one worth a damn, wifi is their “4g” network, and a million customers who have developed a nasty taste in their mouths for any number of reasons. AND DT is looking to get out of the US specifically because they don’t need us; we need them. So sprint would find a financier and buy tmo, which would totally suck for everyone involved. Except for sprint customers that is…

    • Sad t-mobile customer

      You’re an idiot. Sprint has the evo which is just about a year old and the only phone they advertise because it’s the only one worth a damn, wifi is their “4g” network, and a million customers who have developed a nasty taste in their mouths for any number of reasons. AND DT is looking to get out of the US specifically because they don’t need us; we need them. So sprint would find a financier and buy tmo, which would totally suck for everyone involved. Except for sprint customers that is…

    • Deee

      I have to disagree with you. First off, the technologies are completely incompatible. The excellent service T-Mobile gives will undoubtedly suffer when they have to focus on figuring out Sprint’s system, which is a nightmare. T-Mobile would have no choice but to adopt some of Sprint’s flaws because that’s what a merger is. Nextel merged with Sprint and 5 years later they were still operating as two separate entities. If you have a Nextel device even today, they have to transfer you to someone else.

      This would be a huge mistake for T-Mobile. Sprint’s phones are NOT that great and overall, the merger makes absolutely no sense.

  • Dobby

    Pray it cells. Maybe then I’ll be able to make a call from my phone.

    • Benrmattson

      *sells

  • Anonymous

    Just what Sprint needs — a third incompatible technology.

  • Anonymous

    Just what Sprint needs — a third incompatible technology.

  • Damiza88

    i wouldnt care if this happen if they come true. if they keep the goods of tmobile and the goods of sprint i’ll be happy and price and data a good price. i like tmobile why dont tmobile buy sprint hahaha

  • Damiza88

    i wouldnt care if this happen if they come true. if they keep the goods of tmobile and the goods of sprint i’ll be happy and price and data a good price. i like tmobile why dont tmobile buy sprint hahaha

  • craigers

    Let me be clear to $print, if you buy T-Mobile I’m going to Verizon the day you announce, and I won’t be the only one. Stay away from our T-Mobile!

    • I was thinking that same thing

      • Guest

        I like LTE.

    • Petey

      I’m going to att if sprint buys T-Mobile. I like GSM.

      • Anonymous

        i like GSM too…

    • I’ll be going AT&T cause I want WP7, but leaving none the less. Just wait till they change your contract to put you on a sprint rate plan cause then you have 30 days to leave with no ETF because they are modifying the contract and have to allow you a no pain exit from it.

  • bing0bingobingo

    how can sprint do anything if they are struggling with everything and tmobile is doing ok but still making money? from what i know and read sprint is in debt while tmobile isnt?

  • Snimaster

    It would make them the a real competitor with at&t and Verizon..get real you guys, Sprint is going to announce there new 5 billion innovation plan for there network, possibly making something that can handle both print and t-mobile better. This will only make there wireless spectrum better, imagine we would get coverage everywhere, not to mention Sprint and t-mobile have the best prices.

  • Anonymous

    This is not a threat…that will be the day I can guarantee departure from t-mobile….or sprin-t-mobile if you will…
    We’ll see under what terms this happens in if/when it happens…
    Imma be out!!

  • Anonymous

    This is not a threat…that will be the day I can guarantee departure from t-mobile….or sprin-t-mobile if you will…
    We’ll see under what terms this happens in if/when it happens…
    Imma be out!!

  • Anonymous

    Everyone needs to chill for a moment. Sprint will buy the u.s branch of tmo. Tmo will have a 50% stake in the merged companies.deutsche telekom – tmo u.s.A’s parent company will buy sprint completely out, not too much later after that. Nothing against tmo but, sprint almost always seems to have the better handset lineup though. Could be a win !-win!

    • Dmcgrog

      Are you the freggin CEO of DT or something? How would you know that is the plan or if DT could even pull that off financially? You dont, but thanks for calming us all down with your pure speculation…..rolls eyes.

  • Chivyballz

    verizon here i come

  • Chivyballz

    verizon here i come

  • Anonymous

    vipshopper.us

  • If you actually read the Bloomberg article these are merger talks not Sprint buying T-Mobile talks. Not saying that’s a good idea. They may likely share bandwidth and infrastructure, but Sprint buying T-Mobile isn’t even on the table. As they build out their networks for the future a partnership may make sense. If Sprint goes the LTE way which is GSM technology they may have more in common for the future.

  • Anonymous

    So should I call T-Mobile or Sprint about getting the promised update for my Behold II?

  • Anonymous

    Well if Sprint (whom I quit to go to T-Mobile back in 2003) is in the new name, I’m moving to the UK and getting this phone, that T-Mobile is giving for free on a contract:

    https://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/coming-soon/lg-optimus-black/

  • Mike

    I was DONE with Sprint 15 years ago when they refused to cancel my service 5 years after a 2 years contract was up. I had to hire an Attorney to keep them from screwing up my credit rating and that cost me nearly $3,000. If T-Mo and Sprint merge I’m just plain screwed again. That would mean for me that EVERY provider in the USA has screwed me in one way or another, Right now T-MO was the last one that hadn’t. AT&T (double billed me repeatedly and refused to fix it), MCI (my employer even, back then billed me for the courtesy phone the mobile development teams were GIVEN so we could write the switch software), Verizon (don’t even get me started with this one – every month the bill went up by $5 to $15, had to call and complain EVERY month; final straw was when they changed my calling plan without me asking and without informing me that resulted in a monthly bill of nearly $7,000 – they cut my minutes in half and pulled the data plan!)

    • Anonymous

      Wow… you sound like me. Thanks for the detailed post. I too won’t have anything to do with Sprint. They basically angered me, so I said when is my contract up. (I knew the month, not the exact day.)

      One guy said “in two weeks.” So in two weeks I canceled. Then got a bill for two ETFs (had two lines) for $500 total. Called, a supervisor said “you are on a two year contract, not one.” (I knew that was incorrect.) But like you, I was stuck since they said “go fu__ yourself, pay the money or we will mess with your credit.”

      I was in the middle of a big “project” back then so I did not have time to mess with it. Paid the $500 and just swore to never go back to Sprint, regardless of deals or whatever. I also put a hex on the Company (a curse). That seems to have worked because 1) Sprint has lost billions each year since 2007; 2) Sprint lost lots of customers, for reasons such as yours and mine; 3) The Sprint CEO has had to go on TV, in tears, begging for people to come back; 4) The Sprint-Nextel merger was a financial flop, including Sprint posting an almost $30 billion loss in 2007; 5) Sprint canceled accounts of what it considered “high maintenance” customers that resulted in worldwide negative news coverage; and 6) I joined a class action settlement where class members will be getting those ETF fees refunded. http://www.sprintetfsettlement.com/php/home.php

      So when it comes to Sprint that old maxim appears spot on: “What goes around comes around.”

    • I have a friend that is contantly being double billed by AT&T. He has contacted them every month and they have refused to assist him. Finally I found the CEO’s name and number and had him e-mal the CEO where they had a “supervisor” call him and got the same results.

      I don’t understand how these cellular phone companies exercise such bad business practices when there is lots of competition out there. You would think or hope to think that they would do everything they can to keep their customer’s.

      Personally I’d take crappy service area coverage from a lesser yet equally advertised company (metro) over these companies that are constantly screwing people over. i don’t have any complaints about T-mobile and always get the assistance I’m looking for but these other companies are a serious joke.

  • Indisjoint

    I’m leaving I will not deal with sprint they’re horrible I will have to find another service provider.

  • Chill137ks

    .I.. sprint

  • Chill137ks

    .I.. sprint

  • Deee

    The Sprint brand is trash. T-Mobile has done such a great job of maintaining incredible customer service and affordable rate plans. Merging with Sprint would be a huge mistake. It was mistake for Nextel, and it would be an even larger mistake for T-Mobile. If Sprint comes knocking, I am packing my bags for another carrier.

  • Angarmat

    sprinews? new name for your site? big mistake by DT, but money talks…

  • Tmoreten

    Wasn’t it Bloomberg that said there wouldn’t be a T-Mobile in 2011 to begin with? They’ve lost all credibility in my eyes.

  • Philosoraptor

    I’d switch to ATT or Verizon.

  • Ean

    How can Sprint afford to buy T-Mobile if they can’t even finance the expansion of their own 4G network????

  • Anonymous

    Keep GSM and SIM card, keep my unlimited plan w/no price increase, give us better phones – I’m onboard!

  • SiN

    Looking for a new T-Mo promo. Like the V Day one w the free phones. Any leaks on something new coming our way?

  • SiN

    Looking for a new T-Mo promo. Like the V Day one w the free phones. Any leaks on something new coming our way?

  • Emerycan

    I left sprint to come to tmobile 5yrs ago. This would suck

  • Emerycan

    I left sprint to come to tmobile 5yrs ago. This would suck

  • If Sprint were to acquire T-mobile I would leave T-mobile after 12 years of loyal service to them. Sprint can take my early termination fee and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Everyone that I know that has Sprint service has done nothing but complain about it.

    Looks like I’ll be headed to Metro or Verizon should this merger .. buy out… take place.

    • Deez Nutzzz

      You’re a freakin’ idiot….

    • Deez Nutzzz

      You’re a freakin’ idiot….

    • Jtorres

      Stfu u metro sexual fagget, I’ve had no problems with sprint and their service

    • That’sA_Laugh

      Metro???? That’s a laugh… Poor service for poor people. Not stereotyping, just saying….