My Take On A Sprint/T-Mobile Merger/Acquisition/Buyout/Sale/Purchase/Transaction/

While I like to jokingly consider myself T-Mobile’s number one fan, it’s hard to argue that its position in the wireless marketplace is looking good. After a disappointing fourth quarter in 2010, we’re back today with yet another round of rumors and tech talk regarding a potential deal with Sprint. Only this time, things are a little different since, as Bloomberg reported earlier, Sprint would actually be the buyer this time.

I’ve watched many of your comments both in response to me on Twitter, Facebook and the blog itself show extreme negativity with morsels of “ehh, it won’t be so bad” responses to the potential sale. However, we have to look long term here and not short term. Any deal wouldn’t likely take effect for months (years) and wouldn’t adversely affect your current service.

Humor me for a moment and think long term. Sprint has been putting the idea around lately that they are considering a move away from WIMAX and over to LTE. T-Mobile has said that, at least on some scale in the next two years, LTE is the direction they are heading. It is possible, however you may feel about it, that any merger could result in two concurrent networks running simultaneously while both companies work toward an LTE rollout that would allow them to join as one. Sprint isn’t foolish. After their troubles with Nextel migrations to Sprint, they won’t make snap decisions on joining two networks that are already being shown the future. Sprint could do fantastic things with T-Mobile HSPA+ spectrum providing a faster network for its customers than its current 3G network provides. Simultaneous voice and data for their customer base? They’d love it. It’s far too early to predict if Sprint would try and fold the T-Mobile customer base into the Sprint CDMA network. Far, far, far too early.

Let’s call a spade a spade though. T-Mobile and Sprint, merger or not, both need to discover new ways to attract customers from the behemoths of Verizon and AT&T. A combination of the two companies would provide greater reach with manufacturers, up to and possibly including Apple which would be remiss not to make arrangements to provide both the iPhone and iPad to any combined company.

More subscribers and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network give Sprint a much larger footprint if and when they decide to move to LTE and give them a stronger backup 3G network than their current CMDA offerings. That’s the second time I’ve made that point in this article and it’s one that can’t be ignored.

While most of you might be in shock mode over any sort of a potential deal, that’s not to say it’s all bad.
T-Mobile may keep its name or both companies may come up with a new name. It’s likely that T-Mobile which continuously wins awards for its customer service could help Sprint out in that area giving both companies a win. Let’s be clear and say that I am not recommending this deal in place nor am I giving my blessing. Not to say I am delusional enough to think that it will have any effect on a possible deal, but I do understand why the tech world is running around discussing the possible benefits of any arrangements. If you think long term, LTE style long term, an argument can be made that both companies could benefit from a potential deal.

I want T-Mobile to remain my beloved T-Mobile. Unfortunately, my beloved T-Mobile is my beleaguered T-Mobile and, given that the Deutsche Telekom CTO said in plain wording that all possibilities are possible, we have to prepare ourselves for bad news. T-Mobile needs to do something and I’m not sure what the answer is. Lower prices aren’t working. Newer and more powerful phones aren’t working and Carly, as lovely as she is, isn’t winning over new customers en masse.

My fingers are crossed this doesn’t happen and, if anything were to happen, this website would morph along with the new company. We’ll always be here covering the T-Mobile news and we’ll follow it wherever it may go – to Sprint, Clearwire or infinity and beyond.

David

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  • justmee

    Before Sprint consider buying out T-Mobile, they need to get rid of the stupid Sprint Relay Store (their deaf unit) and its annoying independent staff.

    • Anonymous

      Why do they need to get rid of that? That service is for the deaf and hard-of-hearing who cannot use the phone part since most hard-of-hearings have difficulty to hear on the phone and besides I have tried the hearing aid switch thingy that the Evo has, my voice does not even come out to the person that I’m trying to talk with over the phone, so that switch the Evo has in the settings is better off, being off. And besides the deaf and hard-of-hearing use texting and browsing as well as VRS on their Evo’s and Epics that Sprint has. T-Mobile as far as I know only has ONE phone that’s capable of doing the VRS and that’s the MyTouch 4G. The Samsung Vibrant 4G needs to be added for the VRS to work on it.

    • Anonymous

      Why do they need to get rid of that? That service is for the deaf and hard-of-hearing who cannot use the phone part since most hard-of-hearings have difficulty to hear on the phone and besides I have tried the hearing aid switch thingy that the Evo has, my voice does not even come out to the person that I’m trying to talk with over the phone, so that switch the Evo has in the settings is better off, being off. And besides the deaf and hard-of-hearing use texting and browsing as well as VRS on their Evo’s and Epics that Sprint has. T-Mobile as far as I know only has ONE phone that’s capable of doing the VRS and that’s the MyTouch 4G. The Samsung Vibrant 4G needs to be added for the VRS to work on it.

  • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew

    The problem with T-Mobile is their coverage, and their phone lineup. I personally like the T-Mobile lineup but they do need better phones, like a signature phone that would bring people to their network, like how the EVO bought many people to sprint, or the iPhone bought many people to AT&T. I hope sprint doesn’t buy T-Mobile though T-Mobile could become better if that future 2013 coverage map is true

  • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew

    The problem with T-Mobile is their coverage, and their phone lineup. I personally like the T-Mobile lineup but they do need better phones, like a signature phone that would bring people to their network, like how the EVO bought many people to sprint, or the iPhone bought many people to AT&T. I hope sprint doesn’t buy T-Mobile though T-Mobile could become better if that future 2013 coverage map is true

  • http://twitter.com/iGNetworks iGNetworks

    Actually T-Mobile plans on phasing out 2G(GSM) anyhow & CDMA/GSM use WCDMA as part of their 3G. They’d need to add UMTS, HSPA & HSPA+ together. They can switch frequencies upon request over to AWS frequencies on Sprints WCDMA counterpart. Both of them then can join in LTE.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Welcome to SprinTMo News everybody. Ewww, that just doesn’t roll off the tongue right.

    Anywho, if they sell off the US division, I’ll either switch to the UK division that gets MUCH better phones for WAAAYYYY better prices OR go with either Verizon, Orange or O2. I just like O2′s water logo but Orange and Verizon are real possibilities. Most people think that Verizon is MUCH more than Tmo and it’s really not. I have a friend that’s paying around $100 for unlimited Everything on Verizon and I’m paying $100 for unlimited Everything on Tmobile and I’ve been with Tmobile since 03′. Never renewed contracts either.

    I hear people talking about they are getting great deals on some Loyalty plan or whatnot. I need to know how much they are paying and how do you get on the Loyalty plan?

    • prncss3079

      I am on the loyalty plan and its about 70 for unlimited everything. You should be eligible for it. You have been a customer as long as i have. Just ask, if level one reps don’t know about it ask for a level 2 and so on

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Thanks. Will do.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        I just contacted Customer Service and they said that I’m on a Loyalty & Grandfathered plan but mine is $50 for unlimited Minutes and $35 for Unlimited Text and Web Bundled before taxes. What plan do you have because they said that they don’t have anything lower than what I’m paying?

        • http://twitter.com/BruceCLin Bruce Lin

          $45 for Unlimited voice, $25 for unlimited text and data. My coworker has the same but $20 for text and data.

  • http://twitter.com/Plouis1988 Patrick Pierre-louis

    As much as i would hate for this to happen I wouldn’t mind getting the phone discounts that Sprint employees get.

  • Jerod825

    This move is only good if tmobile buys sprint. Tmobile has not been doing a good job at all i love tmobile but they seem to go backwards instead of forward. Wasting money on the mytouch branding which is absolutely garbage dont get me wrong i have a mytouch 4g but come on sense is slow enough without the tmobile skinning of it waste of money. And now they are advertising the hell out of this “new”samsung galaxy s 4g come on is the same original galaxy s just with HSPA+ dont tell me about the front camera, because the euro version had it …..im sorry i love tmobile i have been with them since 2001 but if the are bought by sprint im moving to verizon and i wont be alone…..sprint and att have the worst service in nyc so ill skip them

  • Pergojr

    I had service with sprint. It sucked. Tmobile works great for me. If sprint does buy tmobile i will move to att or verizion. thank god my contract is up in 4 months.

  • Pergojr

    I had service with sprint. It sucked. Tmobile works great for me. If sprint does buy tmobile i will move to att or verizion. thank god my contract is up in 4 months.

  • 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!

    • http://twitter.com/Otinen Ismael Rivera Perez

      wow where did you get your info??

      • Anonymous

        Bloomberg report. Deutsche Telekom, Sprint Said to Have Held Talks About T-Mobile USA Merger

        By Serena Saitto, Jacqueline Simmons and Jeffrey McCracken –
        Mar 8, 2011 4:56 PM ET

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        Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) has held talks
        to sell its T-Mobile USA unit to Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) in exchange
        for a major stake in the combined entity, said people with
        knowledge of the matter.

    • Guest

      yep, wojax2 knows how the mergers work.

      cuz i sold my car last year and they still let me drive it. pbbt! i think the first layoffs will be in the super expensive customer care department. wanna be a star employee and see the workd? start watching the NBC show ‘outsourced’ now!

    • Jabombardier

      Sprint does not have great phones except for the Evo and Epic 4G. They don’t have phones that can roam anywhere in the world unless you buy one of their world smart phones which are nothing to right home about. T-mobile has a waaay better and versatile handset line up than Sprint. T-mobile’s handset line-up is factually second to. Verizon offerings. When you actually look at the phones and compare. As for me, I really don’t see a merger happening on any level, or even a buyout because sprint is broke, has an antiquated network (CDMA is considered antiquated) and their customer service is bad, though I do hear it is improving. What T-Mobile just needs to do is build new towers and build out their HSPA+ network, which has started as 3G 3 years ago. Once they do that, they will have a slew of customers coming to them. But I know that something is keeping them from building out, because they did say they are going to expand.

  • Chivyballz

    I rather pay a early termination fee and bounce to the big red machine

  • JOHNDOE

    working in retention for tmobile i must say that the 2 problems with tmobile is phones and network….without good phones or without a good network you have nothing. i think a merger would make sense after LTEA (LONG TERM EVOLUTION ADVANCED) not LTE.

  • Realdeal1205

    If this is going to bring better phones and lower plans I’m all for it.

  • Realdeal1205

    If this is going to bring better phones and lower plans I’m all for it.

  • http://twitter.com/sanchken Kenn Sanchez

    I recently left Sprint. Oh no not again!

  • Anonymous

    vipshopper.us

  • trife

    If this will somehow give me a “get out of jail free” card on my 3 lines, I’m all for it.

    Actually, either way I’m for it b/c if they do merge, it’ll make my decision to leave that much easier. Not a huge fan of Sprint due to past experiences.

  • Rell

    Im all for competition and but I don’t like this for several reason
    1. This would mean only 3 major companies will be around
    2. I rather merger with Metro PCS
    3. Sprint may not be the best fit remember they have like 4 different branches Sprint, Sprint/Nextel, Virgin mobile, boost mobile
    4. Isn’t Sprint close to being bankrupt?
    Now here are reasons this may be a good thing
    1, Those who love the evo now will be able to get one
    2. More phones
    3. more coverage
    4. better coverage

    • Dswagg2k10

      Hate Ghetto PCS(The reason T-Mobile is having a hard time). They they only have 2 branches Sprint and Nextel… Virgin I think is Verizon, but Boost is there own company, they just use Sprints towers.

      • Chris

        Virgin Mobile is owned by sprint, purchased back in July 2009.

      • Marc

        Boost is still owned by Sprint

  • Dswagg2k10

    My take on this. Yes T-Mobile loss a stupid amount of customer. And yes, “we” have the lowest customer base. Now look at everything thing else. Tmobile is on a path to have 84mbps speeds by 2013, Has vowed to take the number 3 spot by 2015, Sprint doesn’t have enough money to pay Clear which is why Clear is suing them for none payment and though Tmobile lost a shtload of customer, they made a shtload of money! Check the numbers. So how Sprint can buy a company when they can’t pay their own bills? _(0_o)_/ I’m out!

    • Dswagg2k10

      P.S. I worked for Sprint PCS 6 years ago and have been working for T-Mobile ever sense. Yes we make mistake but far better company than sprint. No Way I’ll ever work for Ghetto PCS again.

  • Guest

    this would be great! especially looking forward to the part where Sprint teaches TMobil employees in europe how to pack iPhones in boxes and air mail them to customers in the USA.

    that would be killer.

  • http://androidsupportforum.com/index.php?topic=806.msg1585#msg1585 AndroidMan

    If T-Mobile could figure out how to get a cell signal inside of buildings they may do better. They need new ways to get better coverage. I know Sprint sucks, but if they both build a better infrastructure it might allow me to answer my phone in my house without Wi-Fi calling? Don’t lose that feature T-Mo.

    • Chris

      You hit the nail on the head. When I was with TMO they stopped leasing towers in my area and while I could get a signal in some places (outside) their solution was to use UMA, they even sent me a new blackberry. It was fine as long as I had access to Wi-Fi. I had to switch to another carrier.

  • Angel

    Well here in PR Sprint have good CS but crappy signal for data and way to expensive, I’m on Tmo and I have EVERYTHING unlimited, protection for my G2 and after tax pay $82 there aren’t any company that can beat that. If they don’t change my plan then I won’t change carrier, although I wouldn’t like the merge.

    • Guest

      wow! For $45 a month ($540 a year), customers can get unlimited nationwide verizon minutes rebranded as “straighttalk” with unlimited data. Isn’t that a good price? I will haveto do that as soon as they unlock the Verizon ifone!

      Why didn’t tmobill compete in mvnos? tmobill’s so ronery on this list-
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_US_MVNO

      • invisible

        tmobile does own a part in straight talk and other mvnos… get your facts straight

        • Guest

          oh yah. and the link was provided for decoration.

        • nest11

          u r an idiot, those companies are own by the carries, read ur so called article again, db!!

        • Guest

          oh yah. and the link was provided for decoration.

      • Pete

        Wal-Mart Family Mobile son……thats a T-Mobile MVNO….

  • guest

    Sprint is not going bankrupt, far from it. Sprint CSR is on the up and up.
    http://phandroid.com/2011/02/17/sprint-receives-customer-service-champion-award-from-j-d-power/

  • http://twitter.com/jdevenberg jdevenberg

    Screw that! I have left Sprint twice. I do not want to be a Sprint customer again. If this does go through I will immediately cancel my service and switch to AT&T (I love my WP7 and could go for a Focus to replace my HD7). I will not stay with any Sprint owned company. They are terrible and I hate them on every level.

  • meagan

    Sprint buying tmobile will benefit all current Tmobile customers. There will finally be a lot of higher end flagship mobiles to purchase.

  • meagan

    Sprint buying tmobile will benefit all current Tmobile customers. There will finally be a lot of higher end flagship mobiles to purchase.

    • Anonymous

      How many higher end flagship mobiles does Sprint have right now.

  • Anonymous

    It’s foretelling that Google Keywords detected “Sprint” on this page and thereupon placed three display ads for Sprint phones.

    Très intéressant.

    • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

      I use Adblock Plus to block all those sill ads. :)

  • Mr Tibbs

    Big Red here i come i fn hate sprint nothing good has come from sprint one could say the evo whats a 4g phone without 4g the have 4g in like two cities get the f otta here

  • Pam Beasley has sweet titties

    My contract is up in 3 months. Verizon here I come.

    • See Ya!

      BYE!

  • http://thesistown.com/ buy thesis

    not impressing. at all. for now i think that 4g is too much. maybe for children and games no but in general older people are just getting used to all this stuff and it is developng to fast i think to be able to follow and use it.

  • lnichols

    I’m a current Sprint customer, have been for almost 10 years now. I want to switch carriers this summer as Sprint’s future plans are a CF, and the CDMA network is not improving because of this ill conceived, unholy alliance with Clear for WiMax. T-Mobile was at the top of my list because I liked their plans for the next few years that they released at the investor conference in January. It was a clear roadmap for expanding HSPA+ and their footprint, and moving to LTE in a few years, which I think is a much better strategy than LTE now. I hope this deal is wrong because everything Dan Hesse and Sprint touches turns to crap. Don’t get me wrong, I have great service and coverage, but Sprint has been implementing a lot of fees of late and just pricing family plans above the competition.

  • Anonymous

    “Lower prices aren’t working. Newer and more powerful phones aren’t working and Carly, as lovely as she is, isn’t winning over new customers en masse.”

    There is one thing missing from this statement and I believe that its the answer: COVERAGE

    What good is Pyramid to someone that lives in Blair, Nebraska? That is only 20 minutes north of Omaha, but there is only EDGE there… When I drive from there to MN, through IOWA, all I get is GPRS…

    Leave my home in Tampa and go 20 minutes north of here and its EDGE for the remainder of the state, all the way to GA… In order to get reliable 3G, I have to get to Atlanta, 500 miles away…

    As long as I stay near downtown Tampa, TMobile is awesome! 4G, super phones, etc etc… But in order to get customers, they are going to have to get SUPER android phones like Pyramid, AND coverage…

    THAT is the answer…

    • Thedjinn13

      I completely agree! I live in the twin cities and coverage is great here but when I go back to Duluth to see my family I hop on at&ts network and only receive edge because tmo only covers the suburbs of mpls and st paul anything 45 mins out and there isn’t even a tmo signal

    • Petey

      Coverage and the iPhone will surely help T-Mobile.

    • Knows much

      I know for a fact that what u just said about the coverage in Tampa is completely false. I in fact live in TAMPA and have had tmobile for 6yrs. You can go to Spring Hill, FL (1hr away north) and get HSPA+ up there! I live about 20 from downtown and I have full signal and reach 8-9mbps on my mytouch 4G. Infact, Gainsville and Ocala are both 3G HSPA.
      Coverage is what u ask? It all depends where u live and go. I have only been to one place where I didn’t have coverage, Warm Springs, GA. I have been in situations where I was the only one that had coverage, whereas, ATT and VZW didnt! Its going to get better. I saw the coverage map for 2013 and it was amazing!

      • Senor Chang

        Did you all bother to stop and consider what handsets you’re using? Everyone is so quick to blame the network when problems could exist with your handsets.

        My G1 found 3G signals better and faster than my HD2 did in the same places. (Orlando btw).

        I have found 2 places in my travels where I got NO signal at all… one was Yosemite in California (yet my buddy on At&t had a signal the whole time!) and the other is up around Ocala Nat’l Forest (where again, no Tmo users get a signal, but At&t do). On a road trip from Orlando to Chicago and back, I never lost a signal ever… it would drop from 3G to EDGE to voice only, but never cut off completely.

      • Senor Chang

        Did you all bother to stop and consider what handsets you’re using? Everyone is so quick to blame the network when problems could exist with your handsets.

        My G1 found 3G signals better and faster than my HD2 did in the same places. (Orlando btw).

        I have found 2 places in my travels where I got NO signal at all… one was Yosemite in California (yet my buddy on At&t had a signal the whole time!) and the other is up around Ocala Nat’l Forest (where again, no Tmo users get a signal, but At&t do). On a road trip from Orlando to Chicago and back, I never lost a signal ever… it would drop from 3G to EDGE to voice only, but never cut off completely.

      • Anonymous

        I was exagerating a bit dude… I love TMO and been with them for over 10 years… And even if Gainesville and Ocala have 3G, the road between here and there is EDGE only…lol

  • Michaelkagan8

    I understand T-Mobile ‘s. position but being a former Sprint customer it would make me read mad if T-Mobile were bought out by Sprint. First of all their customer service is the pits and second of all their coverage is poor especially here in Florida. Third of all Sprint is using CDMA for its phones verse T-Mobile is useing PCM connection for its phones how is going to work??

    • 73uf31

      T-Mobile uses GSM not pcm

  • Jeffldavis

    better coverage. thats whats needed. it is obvious. just the dumbo executives don’t see it.

  • DBarnes

    I could care less about whom aquires whom. I love low prices, good service, a decent network and the capabilities to utilize voice and data simultaneously. Ive been down with Tmobile for the longest and they have kept me very satisfied. Yeah, we might not get some of the latest most innovated phones since the G1 but they are fairly competitive. Everyone makes a big deal about the phone issue which compared to Verizon and Sprint, is lacking but with a merger who wants to go over to the red green eyed giant. Sprint, if they keep prices down and allow the network to remain GSM and “in addition” add LTE later. As a consumer we may not necessarily be negatively be affected.

  • S-Mobile

    A Sprint and T-mobile merger?? Now that is what I call winning! I look forward to the release of the most amazing phone ever… The MytouchNexusEvo 4G with PTT support. Imagine Carly in a black, yellow, and magenta dress!! This deal has got winning written all over it. Stop hating you trolls; the future is now!!

  • S-Mobile

    A Sprint and T-mobile merger?? Now that is what I call winning! I look forward to the release of the most amazing phone ever… The MytouchNexusEvo 4G with PTT support. Imagine Carly in a black, yellow, and magenta dress!! This deal has got winning written all over it. Stop hating you trolls; the future is now!!

  • erik60505@aol.com

    Had Sprint. Never again. Messed up every single bill for a year and no one wanted to fix. I had issues with t-mobile but they always do everything they can to resolve. Sprint customer service is so bad. I will not have anything to do with Sprint or anyone associated with Sprint. I love T-mobile but looks like I will have to go back to US Cellular. Will not consider Verizon or AT&T as ripoffs. The I-Phone is just silly. Android blows it away by far. With my G-2 T-mobile phone my bill is $95 a month and have unlimited everything and can use my phone to connect other devices to internet wirelessly or use cable to computer to give fast internet. Gotta love HTC!!!!!

  • Chill137ks

    Well if Tmobile joins Sprint you can expect customer service to go in the crapper, I have been a loyal tmobile customer for 6 years but if this deal goes they may just loose me as a customer. I HATE SPRINT since they are the worlds largest unemployer, well in the mid west that is.

  • Rfgenerator

    My take on what I would expect from a Tmobile/Sprint sale or merger. 1) The cost of my service would likely increase by about $30 to $40 a month. I have a 2 line 700 minute plan with free My Faves. Grandfathered $19.99 internet on one line $10 internet on the other other. Sprint’s MO would be to force me onto new plans at next upgrade time. The other factor is that the 3 remaining major (Sprint/Tmo, Verizon and ATT) would likely be more comfortable jacking rates up since the one low cost player will now be out of the picture). Might have to seriously about going with prepaid for voice and an Ipod touch for portable internet/email. Upwards of $130 a month for 2 lines with limited internet is too much $$

  • JessieJ

    Its the man out to get you again. Take to him. Go on strike. Picket Carly!

  • Punisher2all

    I wouldn’t mind a tmo/sprint merger, only if t mobile is the buyer and gets to keep its name and logo. C’ mon tmo! God I hate the other wireless carriers.

  • Rickb928

    Well, Cringley is ‘reporting’ that this is about T-Mobile putting its towers up for sale. Sprint could buy them, TMO leases back space and backhaul, nothing changes for users, and Sprint can either move to GSM/UMTS/etc, or just expand their coverage.

  • Busayo

    I fled from Sprint 4 years ago and paid the disconnection fee to get away from their horrible customer service reps. If this is replicated at T-Mobile. I will have to get out of there.

  • Busayo

    I fled from Sprint 4 years ago and paid the disconnection fee to get away from their horrible customer service reps. If this is replicated at T-Mobile. I will have to get out of there.

  • http://twitter.com/Surrealistwave Surrealistwave

    Sprint is technically broke, so is clearwire, so the most logical way to go about this would be for DT to buy out sprint and maybe one smaller gsm carrier, buy a considerable portion of clearwires spectrum (if allowed of course by the feds), kill off iden (keep as legacy network for 3 yrs), create a LTE version of iden and slowly integrate/migrate cdma users onto gsm. DT has more money, and T mobile USA still makes money for them here in North America, so it should be Sprint that gets asborbed.

  • http://twitter.com/Surrealistwave Surrealistwave

    Sprint is technically broke, so is clearwire, so the most logical way to go about this would be for DT to buy out sprint and maybe one smaller gsm carrier, buy a considerable portion of clearwires spectrum (if allowed of course by the feds), kill off iden (keep as legacy network for 3 yrs), create a LTE version of iden and slowly integrate/migrate cdma users onto gsm. DT has more money, and T mobile USA still makes money for them here in North America, so it should be Sprint that gets asborbed.

  • Steve55

    I was with NEXTEL for approx. 9 years when they merged with Sprint. I have had nothing but great customer service. The IDEN coverage 900 MHZ had better signal into buildings. I have coverage in the basement Buffet at Planet Hollywood on the Vegas strip.

  • Steve55

    I was with NEXTEL for approx. 9 years when they merged with Sprint. I have had nothing but great customer service. The IDEN coverage 900 MHZ had better signal into buildings. I have coverage in the basement Buffet at Planet Hollywood on the Vegas strip.

  • MIKEEEEE

    if it’s as amicable as the t-mo/orange mashup in the UK, BRING IT ON!