[UPDATE – Comcast not interested] Deutsche Telekom allegedly in talks with Comcast over T-Mobile sale

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UPDATE – Comcast has denied these rumors according to Reuters. Looks like we dodged a bullet there. Batman will not be working for Falcone. 

If you could list all the U.S. companies you’d least like to end up buying or merging with T-Mobile, I’m pretty sure Comcast would be right up there with the likes of Verizon and AT&T. Sadly though, rumors from supposedly reputable sources in Germany – according to Manager Magazin – suggest that it’s a deal with potential.

Citing its anonymous sources, the publication claims that Deutsche Telekom is in talks with several companies and that Comcast is seen as one of the most attractive buyers. Agreeing with previous rumors, it also states that Dish Networks is another of the potential suitors for our favorite carrier. Since Comcast is financially stronger, and capable of buying all shares in TMUS, it’s seen as a “better candidate”.

Since the rumor broke in the early hours of this morning, Deutsche Telekom’s stock value has increased. Which does make you wonder – How much of this is genuine intel, and how much is just an attempt to affect the stock market?

Comcast – of course – is one of the biggest telecoms companies in the States and recently tried to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. If that had happened, it would have virtually created a behemoth monopoly in fixed line/cable  industry. Which begs the question: Could their be a more unlikely partner for T-Mobile? The Un-carrier regularly comes out publicly to criticize the “duopoly” in the mobile industry, pushing for a more competitive and level market place. If it was purchased by Comcast, it would surely become a part of another one of America’s least Un-carrier companies.

If true, John Legere may as well go back to wearing the dull grey suit and tie like every other passion-less corporate face. In other words – I really struggle to see how this would work (except financially). A merger between Comcast and T-Mobile would send all the wrong signals to the market and – most importantly – to T-Mobile’s customers.

Source: Reuters

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  • Philip

    No way! Comcast is evil! I hope not.

  • taxandspend

    Verizon and AT&T are peeing their pants with joy right now. Waiting for the customers who will leave T-Mobile if this happens.

    • Richard Roma

      Yep. NO way in hell would I give money to one of the worst companies within America. If there is any industry that needs to be broken it’s these cable monopolies.

      I’ll move to morse code and CB radio than pay ConCast.

  • Newmexican

    I am loyal TMO customer for more than a decade. I also have done business with Dish and Comcast – I could live with the Dish deal, but if TMO and Comcast get together I’m out of here. Comcast is one of the most dishonest businesses I have ever dealt with. Shame on you John L if you have not noticed!

    • gpt2010

      I don’t think John has much say in the matter. He may voice his opinion, but this will come down from DT in the end.

      • Newmexican

        Probably true, still hope he would convey the message that TMOUS is what it is right now as they are the “Good Guys” in the business. You will not improve if you team up with the “No. 1 Bad Guy in Tech”

  • Mathew Colburn

    If this happens, I’m bolting. No way will I ever be a Comcast customer again.

  • besweeet

    Could’ve been worse, such as Verizon + Comcast, or [gasp] AT&T + Comcast.

  • Nearmsp

    It will be tough for this deal to get a leg up. FCC will not create this giant. Comcast is the largest provider of internet in the US. To allow them to own wireless network would be very bad for US consumers. While I inderstand DT want to cash out, they are non stop wasting their time going for dead end deals. AT&T was another dead end attempt.

  • chris

    I will never deal with Comcast if I have the choice. Dish would strengthen both sides in a merger. Comcast will kill T-Mobile and might as well get the benefits now and move to AT&T.

  • samagon

    There’s no way this can be true.

    at least that’s what I’m hoping.

  • Oms

    On one hand I could see the merged T-Mobile/Comcast merger as a strong competitor against Verizon and AT&T but on the other hand I think that without T-Mobile being an underdog and just one of three major competitors they will just go back to raising prices and horrible contracts. Comcast is a horrible company and I would never want to deal with them.

    • 0neTw0

      I’d like to be pimps from Oakland or cowboys from Arizona but it’s not Halloween. Grow up, Peter Pan! :)

  • NoWayJose

    “Hell has frozen over and anyone with 0.00001% of a brain has left T-Mobile” I like so many countless others have had such an awful experience with Comcast that if they were the only choice I would go without before I give them blankity blank btards my money! Seriously hope this is false news!

    • John Wentworth

      Problem is as great as T-mobile the company is, DT their majority stake holder doesn’t give a crap, they just want the biggest payout they can get.

      Comcast could straight our buy them out, while dish is interested in a stock trade which won’t completely remove them from the US market.

      They want the case, so Comcast is a better fit for them.
      I will say you can argue that Comcast would be able to easily get them all the spectrum they need in the 600 Mhz auction.

      Post sale though the corporate differences would be stark, I think everyone would take it as a bad sign if Legere was removed, they could keep it somewhat separate, but I find it hard to believe the corporate model at comcast wouldn’t pull them down.

  • DDLAR

    I think everyone needs to relax. If Comcast buys T-Mobile they will want it to succeed. I’m pretty sure they know that the T-Mobile business model has to be different than the Comcast model. I would not expect them to bring T-Mobile service down to Comcast levels.
    What I don’t understand is where they see the synergies. That is, what is to be gained by joining forces with T-Mobile?

    • chris

      They are buying wireless infrastructure and can compete more with Verizon and AT&T on the wireless side of business. VZW and ATT both already have TV, Phone and Internet along with wireless, Comcast doesn’t have that. It’s the easiest way to get their foot in the door. They will run that segment of their business just like every other part.

    • frankinnoho

      Comcast will no more change its ways then a zebra will change its strips. The only thing that makes a company change its way is if it is forced to.

      • Adrayven

        EXACTLY – I hate their bait and switch pricing tactics..

  • Steven

    I’d rather Comcast than Dish. Personally though I’d rather none. T-Mobile is on the up swing by itself.

    • Truffles

      T-Mobile will be in a world of hurt if it can’t secure a decent amount of 600Mhz. They need funding…badly. If Comcast or another big player is interested, they’d be wise to invest in the 600Mhz auction. As for T-Mobile right now, they don’t have the funding to outbid regional carriers and the nation-wide ones. Likely, even with the reserve in place.

      • John Wentworth

        Yep they need help with the spectrum auction and cash undoubtedly.
        they are doing great things now but that was largely fueled by the AT&T merger breakup fee and that money is gone.
        I think there 700 mhz rollout shows the money problem already, while they are adding sites, they aren’t adding at anywhere near the speed of their original LTE rollout

    • lomsha

      Comcast is horrible.

  • Paul Garrison

    If this happens and Uncarrier goes away, then I would just wait for Sprint to fix their crappy network. I can’t stomach going to at&t nor verizon.

  • BC

    I feel physically sick at hearing this rumor… I would rather have Dish Network buy T-Mobile over Comcast. Comcast would absolutely ruin T-Mobile and make it a wasteland.

  • Paul

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
    I’ll gladly take my service else where, because I dislike Comcast, and even Time Warner, that much.

  • justanormalguy13

    I’d pay off my eip and be ready to switch in a heart beat. I don’t know where I’d go, probably Verizon off contract.

  • Franko

    ill never become a comcast customer they are theives and liars and too over priced. #STOPTHISMERGER #NOCOMCASTFORTMOUS

  • Whiskers

    Why is it that T-Mobile has to deal with such horrible buy-out or merging partners……
    Seems like all involved has horrible track records that want to own T-Mobile and destroy it .
    Well i’ll ride the wave out and see what happens , but if it goes south quick i’ll bail out .
    Comcast , Dish , AT&T are all pathetic companies to work for or be a customer with imho .

  • Adrayven

    Ok, I thought the Dish buyout was bad.. Dish or Comcast.. WTH???? It’s like worse or ‘worser’ /cries

    These are horrible options, and somehow, Comcast would be even worse than Dish. which.. is hard to imagine.. wow..

  • frankinnoho

    People become Comcast customers for one reason and one reason only… Cable companies have monopolies in the areas they serve. Phone customers have choices. I could live with ATT. And would if this deal went through.

    • Truffles

      Right, because AT&T isn’t guilty of having monopolies in any area.
      /s

      Also, I highly doubt you’d switch cell providers if Comcast bought them.

      • Adrayven

        In a heart beat.

      • I made sure my house wasn’t in a Comcast area when I bought it.

        And I would switch to AT&T as soon as was convenient if this deal went through. No threat, just fact.

      • frankinnoho

        Of course I would. Comcast would terminate my unlimited plan, and then raise my rates… why wouldn’t I. Comcast can’t change, but I can. AT&T sends me emails with offers to come back every week

        • Truffles

          You say unlimited data is your concern, yet you want to go back to AT&T…lol
          This is where the irony kicks in. AT&T is just as bad as Comcast. They try to monopolize everything.

        • frankinnoho

          Where did I say I wanted to? I clearly said I would IF. Fortunately, looks like I won’t have to.

    • steven berson

      I have comcrap due to no competition! =(((

  • lomsha

    Heeeeell no. It would probably get blocked anyway…i hope.

  • Since 5G is probably going to make the consumer ISP market obsolete, it’s no surprise that cable operators, turned ISP, seek to get their paws in the mobile industry.

    • frankinnoho

      True. Wired anything, except power (mostly), is dead. Costly to deploy. Costly to expand. Costly to maintain.
      When I ditched my landline telephone back in 2001, a lot of people were aghast. Landline phones had been phones for a hundred years, and you had to have a phone, right? Cellular phones were neat and everything, but they weren’t real phones, right? Real enough, and 15 years later, a lot of people have never had a landline telephone.
      So it is with cable tv. In a few years, it will be the exception rather than the norm. And Comcast would try to bring its tired, authoritarian business model over. But it won’t work. Wired cable had been granted monopolies in their service areas, for good reasons. Those reasons don’t apply to wireless carriers. Comcast would be a fish out of water… they will not survive the transistion.

  • pseudoswede

    This could simply be a ploy for Dish Network to significantly overpay for T-Mobile.

  • SteveD

    See.. i don’t understand the issues. From a purely business perspective if you look at both companies offers you have..
    Dish.. which will get you spectrum.
    Comcast.. Which will get you backhaul and deep pockets.

    Both paths have their merits and pitfalls.

    EVERYBODY has bad experiences with these large companies. That’s nothing new. To be honest.. I’ve never had an issue with Comcast. They provide internet.. I pay for it. EoS.

    • JLV90

      The only problem I have with Comcast, they keep raising their rates.

      They do have a large collection of public wifi available which can be used for wifi calling by t-mobile to further expand coverage as well. Maybe make some private wifi for T-mobile customers only with the best backhaul and I’d be interested.

    • dtam

      Dish has generally had to be the low cost satellite/cable tv provider. I don’t see them changing that part of T-mobile.

      Comcrap just keeps on increasing prices for record profits because they know they have a monopoly. It’s amazing how quickly prices fell when FIOS moved into my area.

      • Oms

        Isn’t FIOS a Comcast brand?

        • dtam

          FIOS is Verizon

    • 21stNow

      “To be honest.. I’ve never had an issue with Comcast.”

      Congratulations. Many of us can’t say the same thing.

  • vinnyjr

    Comcast would ruin T-Mobile. This is the worst news I’ve heard since the possibility of AT&T buying T-Mobile.

    • This is much worse than AT&T trying to buy them.

      I’ll switch to AT&T if this happens. After trying to be a Comcast customer for 1.5 years and having to tether from home for ~1.2 of those years and missing hour after hour after hour of work only for their techs to not show up and be rescheduled another 10 days away, no way in hell am I going to be a Comcast customer in any way, shape, or form ever again!

      The.
      End.

    • lynyrd65

      Maybe instead,

      T-Mobile (or DT) buys Comcast, Legere is named the chief of the entire entity and they launch UNCable. Eliminating all of comcast’s pain points as quickly as possible and revolutionizing cable.

      • kbiel

        I like you kid. You dream big. Don’t ever let reality bring you down. ;)

  • Stone Cold

    This is bad

  • Kornmatrix

    If true I hope comcast understands it would be buying a company in a industry with choices and that t-mobile will go to straight bleeding customers and will just be costing them money to run instead of making them money. Poor business decision if they do. Comcast would be smart to stay away from wireless.

  • williejackbrainer

    This is just a rumor and I’m not going to get all in an uproar until the dust settles. There have been several companies attempting to buyout T-Mobile and all of them failed. If it does come to fruition then it would be a long process before it actually happens. Giving all the current customers a chance to explore other options.
    Remember when AT&T wanted to merge with T-Mobile and a lot of people just left. I’m sure some of them wish they didn’t leave or perhaps have already came back. Could be a ploy just to raise the stock price.

  • Rob H.

    No, no, no, no, NO! DT cannot let the WORST company in America buy one of the best. Crapcast will ruin T-Mobile.

  • TechnoRealz

    I hate Comcast – unfortunately they are my cable company since VZ would be even worse as a video carrier. But no, it would not be a good thing if DT cashes out & throws TMO’s customers under the bus.

    • JLV90

      I hate them too but I prefer them over AT&T. Those are my only two options for home internet. Comcast offers 75 Mbps standard if you have tv with them. AT&T is like 6 Mbps standard and charges insane prices for 48 Mbps that slows down when people watch HDTV in the house.

  • Don B.

    Next rumor will be McDonald’s is buying T-Mobile offering Happy Meal Plans!

    • Fabian Cortez

      You sir, win the internet for the day with that comment.

  • neospade44

    The consensus is clearly seen. No to Comcast. A Dish buyout was more well liked.

  • Fabian Cortez

    And another round.

  • TK – Indy

    Stage 1 – denial. A legit reaction in this case, as it sounds like a rumor. But when we look at the facts – if I were a bank I wouldn’t give Charlie Ergen yet another 15 billion in loans to get a deal done, and it is probably about a third of the cash that DT would like to see from a deal. Most likely scenario is that nothing happens and life goes on.

  • notyourbusiness

    NO, NO, NO, NO and NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adamr916

    Please, for the love of God DT, DO NOT allow CommunistCast to buy TMUS. It will truly be the sole reasoning for the fall of the company.

    • dtam

      you are giving communism a bad name by lumping it in with comcrap

  • steven berson

    I swear if Comcast buys T-mobile I will take my 4 lines elsewhere. I’m willing to pay more money for tmobile to remain independent or a dish merge. F*** Comcrap!

  • Verizonthunder

    Never will happen I despise Comcast with a passion. Most unreliable company in the USA.

  • Mike

    Sure Comcast has the deep pockets to buy all of T-Mobile and compete with Verizon and AT&T toe to toe but in return Comcast has the worse customer satisfaction of all the major tv providers. So consumers will have to decide if they want to compete head to head with the big two (which means more congestion and probably no newer unlimited plans) or settle for no. 3 (less congestion and coverage will not be on par with Verizon & AT&T).

  • Rob

    if so John Legere has to be the CEO and improve service on both ends….at least with him he is thinking of the best possible service and does think competitively and seems to hear the consumer

    • dtam

      never would happen. legere drops prices which is completely against comcraps model of making you bend over and take it

  • ny3ranger

    If comcast buys tmobile. I will leave tmobile. I love them but then they would be part of a org that I loathe.

    • Ray

      Yeah I’ve been with T-Mobile for ten years or more but of this happens i think id have to go with AT&T which I wouldn’t be excited about but better than going with Verizon.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Hope Google comes out with their WIFI for all every where so I can do without any carrier all together.

  • dtam

    aw hellz no!

  • Sushimane

    Hmm I’m hoping it’s just a rumor. I rather want to see t-mobile with dish then comcast. From recent articles dish went to banks asking to borrow 10-15 billion either to buy stocks to be majority share holder leaving dt 26% or so. if dt want to be smart they should take dish deal. If that’s the deal between dish and dt I just read it on another blog website. Having part of a growing business like t-mobile and still be able get money back every year or get a lump sum of cash and spend it all. I think it like winning a lottery it’s either a lump sum of cash or get money every month for certain years let’s say 30 years. But I’m gonna take it with a grain salt.

    • donnybee

      Whether Dish or Comcast, both are a far cry from T-Mobile’s values. Sure they make sense financially, but is that worth sacrificing our beloved T-Mobile? I say no to either one.

      • Sushimane

        Totally agree. It’s still all about the money right lol wishful thinking

  • SP_Jon_M3

    According to arstechnica.com, Comcast is not interested in purchasing T-Mo US.

    “A source familiar with Comcast’s thinking told Ars after this article published that it is not interested in buying T-Mobile. The source requested anonymity because the company tries to avoid making official comments on rumored mergers.”

    http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/06/comcast-reportedly-trying-to-buy-t-mobile/

  • frankinnoho
  • SP_Jon_M3

    Lets try this again without the links…

    Here’s a quote form Ars Technica

    “A source familiar with Comcast’s thinking told Ars after this article published that it is not interested in buying T-Mobile. The source requested anonymity because the company tries to avoid making official comments on rumored mergers”

    (I posted this about 10 min ago with links back to the original article, but it’s not showing up. If it does show up I apologize for the double post.)

    • frankinnoho

      I just tried posting this with links, trapped in pending land… best news ever!!

    • thepanttherlady

      Man, some of you are impatient. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t live here. LOL Link approved.

      • Android_God

        Your job must be absolute TORTURE sometimes

      • SP_Jon_M3

        Well for one this is breaking news and I’m sure most people would want to know about it.

        And another my comment disappeared on the site. It originally showed up as pending approval, therefore I thought it might have been revoked by a moderator because of the links. That’t why I reposted without the links.

    • Funny. Same thing happened to me on Android Headlines and BGR. I tried posting a link to the same Ars Tech article hours ago, and neither comment survived the approval process. Only Android Central accepted a comment with a link; but they don’t use Disqus for their comments. Or a pantherlady.

      • thepanttherlady

        Everyone’s life is better with a panttherlady in it.

        YMMV ;)

  • Aurizen

    OMG I called this months ago! IF John is the CEO of this new company…. OMG! Welcome to Philadelphia!

  • Irfan

    Deutsche Telekom want to get rid of T-Mobile USA simple , because they make good money with small investment in Europe etc .
    this company that company if they are so disparate so i will say AT&T is the right choice let them take T-Mobile A-S and than no competition , American deserve this

  • John Bokilo

    If T-Mobile were to combine with Comcast, it will be the end of the company as we know it. They will be on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to customer service. I live I Comcast territory where it is the only company offering cable TV and high speed internet service. I say, it is horrifc dealing with this company and always a painful process. If in doubt, read some of the customer service stories recently on the news regarding how Comcast is dealing with its customers. This will be disaster for the customers.

  • Rob
  • k

    well that would blow chunks…

  • donnybee

    Hmmm…

    “If true, John Legere may as well go back to wearing the dull grey suit and tie like every other passion-less corporate face. In other words – I really struggle to see how this would work (except financially). A merger between Dish and T-Mobile would send all the wrong signals to the market and – most importantly – to T-Mobile’s customers.”

    This could be said about a lot of the mergers for contract-ridden, low customer satisfaction, price-raising, shady telecom companies. All you have to do is switch the word “Comcast” to any company of your choice.

  • kbiel

    If Comcast were to buy T-Mobile, I will be beating a path to the Death Star ASAP.

    • Justin Smith

      What about Verizon? They have a better network in every respect than death star

      • Rod

        GSM> CDMA

      • kbiel

        I’ve had both in the past before jumping to T-Mobile. My experience with Verizon’s coverage was that my Droid would claim to have a solid 3G connection, but the signal would drop to 2G or worse with fewer bars the moment I made or received a phone call. Maybe that was an aspect of CDMA that has gone away with the move to LTE, but my AT&T phone before that never seemed to claim better signal than it had. Plus, I hear that Verizon is still snippy about allowing “unapproved” equipment on their network.

        Where I live now, T-Mobile has a better LTE signal than Verizon. AT&T coverage was iffy the last time I checked, but I haven’t checked in over a year.

        Also, I spoke too soon. I have a Nexus 6… (https://fi.google.com/about/)

  • Adam

    There is a big difference in the skill set required to run a company in a competitive industry vs. a public utility without price caps. One of these requires leadership and hard work, which would be a wake up call for some lazy management.

  • tre killjoy

    i will leave tmobile immediately if they buy it.

    • Justin Smith

      Really… That is just illogical, it usually takes over a year for a merger to finish and for changes to start happening. T-Mobile also says all uncarrier moves are permenant so I doubt they would take back their promise on that.

      • Reality

        If Comcast buys it I doubt if they would even be T-mobile anymore. All deals would be off.

      • tre killjoy

        No it isnt. I just let comcast internet after months of the worst service from any company. My money is my vote and when i see comcast buying up companies i show my disdain by walking away. Its very logical. Fuck Comcast 4 Life!

  • Clifton K. Morris

    I suggest searching google for In a Bloomberg business news article titled

    “Comcast Said Not Interested in Buying Carrier T-Mobile”

    It was published today, June 17, 2015 at 9:33 AM PDT.

  • Reality

    People forget John Legere’s entire reason for being with T-Mobile was to ready it for sale. A suit disguised in a pink t-shirt. I keep waiting for him to say something regarding this latest rumor.

    • Stefan Naumowicz

      A CEO would never comment about speculation like this

  • Justin Smith

    Comcast has the money to support T-Mobile but has no spectrum that I know of. Dish has plenty of spectrum but doesn’t have the capital to support T-Mobile… Tough, but I think I would still rather see Dish buy out Tmo stock.

    • Fabian Cortez

      DT is only seeing money at this point.

      Odd as they previously stated that they would prefer someone with spectrum assets to take over.

      • Stefan Naumowicz

        That was probably their way of hinting to Dish they’d be open to a merger of some sorts when they had no other feasible offers on the table. Comcast has the resources to completely buy Deutsche Telekom out, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to see them go back on everything they’ve said in the past should that opportunity present itself.

  • Sam Jividen

    If this happens I’ll leave T-mobile. I’d rather deal with Verizon than deal with Comcast.

  • randian

    What does Comcast bring to the table? They have terrible customer service. At least Dish has spectrum, which I don’t recall Comcast having.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      They have capital that’s it

    • 0neTw0

      Lots and Lots of Lobbyist.

    • Matt

      Dish would be a much smarter way to go.

    • DStudio

      If they sell to Comcast it shows that DT never changed their stance of wanting to jettison TMUS. Now they can get much more for them – if so, this is a dream come true.

      But that would mean they want to sell out completely (not caring about what it does to the market or TM customers).

      Alternately, they may be trying to drive up the bids, but still want a better fit like Dish or someone else. I sure hope this is the case, and not that DT doesn’t care because we’re “a foreign country, over there – not our problem!”

  • 0neTw0

    Simply WOW. I’d rather have Ebola , Leprosy and a side of HIV. Put on Life support and beat everyday with Socks full of Grapefruits.

    • Fabian Cortez

      Ridiculous, lol.

    • Christian

      You’re crazy lol!

    • 21stNow

      I hate Comcast, but I wouldn’t go that far!

      • 0neTw0

        You’re a masochist I see. :) I can dig that.

  • J-Hop2o6

    I would be ok with this IF Comcast leaves Tmo as is (John Legere + Un-Carrier). Comcast has ALOT of $$$, so financially it would benefit Tmo (plus the upcoming 600MHz spectrum auction). But if Comcast wants to throw what Tmo is all about now all away, NOPE.

    • Matt

      You know that won’t happen. Watch how fast the unlimited data plans will disappear.

  • Stefan Naumowicz

    Oh dear god please no, anyone but Comcast!!!

  • Matt

    If this goes through, I will never be part of T-Mobile or MetroPCS

  • emcdonald75

    I am ready to rid T-Mobile of Douche Telecom once and for all. I am sick over how they have treated T-Mobile for years. I wish Dish could purchase all of T-Mobile, but I will accept Comcast if they keep management and control of T-Mobile with the current management staff, their policies and ideas. I think that Comcast could afford to buy T-Mobile, DT can keep a small stake in T-Mobile so Comcast do not have to spend so much money on the purchase, Comcast can purchase needed AWS-3 spectrum from Dish and fund the 600MHz auction next year. I know that it sounds like a pipe dream, but it is my dream. It is exciting to wait and see what actually happens over the course of the year(s).

  • ME

    COMCAST customer service sucks! comcast will destroy t-mobile UNLESS they leave t-mobile management intact same uncarrier ideas

  • mingkee

    Do you know Comcast is one of the most hated cable provider/ISP?
    Check out DSL Reports.

    • maximus1901

      I get 25/5 for $30 and could get 50/10 for $40 plus hbo, basic tv.

      Of course dsl reports will be negative. People don’t go online to praise comcast but to complain.

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    If AT&T couldn’t get the job done, Comcast sure won’t.

    • maximus1901

      That would’ve reduced the number of carriers. This wouldn’t.

  • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

    LOL the butthurt is so strong!
    #TeamComcast

    Haha!

  • happy T-mobile customer

    If this is true= Future Comcast T-mobile promotions: 6 months unlimited data…..then PayPerData $100.00 per Gig

  • GersonT1000

    Noooooo!!!!!!!!

  • Troy

    I will leave T-mobile in a heart beat if this happens.

  • dtam

    “Bloomberg Reports that Comcast is Not Interested in Buying T-mobile”

    hope that report is more true!

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    I don’t believe this for a second. Dish won’t allow this.

    • Dylan Aarhus

      Oh yes they will there starting to talk to tmobile

    • Mike

      If Comcast really didn’t want Dish to buy T-Mobile Comcast would simply outspend Dish to acquire T-Mobile.

    • Paul Garrison

      I hope they are paying to well.

      • KlausWillSeeYouNow

        Oh yeah, they are. I make $320,000 a year for Dish commenting on these forums and they even give me medical and retirement.

    • Cellphone Chris

      Dish doesn’t have nearly as much buying power as Comcast.

  • Trevnerdio

    I thought Verizon and Comcast had a deal going on already…? I wonder how buying T-Mobile would affect that partnership.

    • maximus1901

      Nice if TMO could use vzw for rural fallback but then you’d need b13 phones and only iPhone 5s, 6 have b13.

    • Cellphone Chris

      I believe Verizon and Comcast have a clause allowing either to walk away from their deal, which is only comprised of them selling each other’s services through referral with a small discount applied ($10/mo). Their deal doesn’t have much substance in the grand scheme of things, and it excludes FiOS areas where Verizon competes with Comcast.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Bloomberg is reporting Comcast isn’t even interested in the deal. I think DT is trying to jack the price by spreading rumors. I hope a venture capital firm buys T Mobile if any to really step up the competition on ATT and Verizon.

  • Cellphone Chris

    I’m going to look at this objectively. Comcast has the cash on hand to buy TMUS if they’re truly interested – and I wouldn’t expect them to confirm that they’re in discussions with DT until an agreement is formally announced. They would not have to approach banks to make this deal. They also can provide backhaul and fund T-Mobile’s spectrum needs at auction, making T-Mobile a stronger competitor. Considering they have millions of wifi hotspots nationwide for Comcast customers, including places outside of their footprint, they can also dramatically impact wifi calling coverage.

    One thing’s for sure – These companies have complimentary strengths compared to their areas of opportunity. T-Mobile has served as an underdog carrier with competitive rates and a reputation for good customer service, but lacks the infrastructure and capital to compete with the industry leaders. Comcast is the industry leader with best-in-class services and deep pockets, and is fiercely attempting to repair its reputation among consumers. One of their operational goals (for those that listen to the investor calls) is to improve the customer experience across all channels.

    These companies can learn a lot from each other. Let’s not rush to judgement, as it’s with 100% certainty that our opinions don’t matter if these two decide to make it happen. If it does, hopefully we’ll end up with the best of both as a result.

    • Joe

      I have to agree but If they do merge t-mobile better be left untouched and they just provide $$$$ and learn how to provide customer service.

      • Jason Crumbley

        Unfortunately, that would never happen.

      • Cellphone Chris

        The best way for T-Mobile to continue the Uncarrier movement is for them to scale; while these moves have been great for consumers, they haven’t produced a significant return in revenue. In order to grow its network and its customer base, T-Mobile needs cash. This may be the way to do it.

        • Joe

          Yes you are correct right now there prices are just fine there problem is that there coverage is still not that good in a lot of places and to fix that they need more money. Once they have some better coverage than they will have no problem taking customers from big red and death star.

  • GinaDee

    Isn’t it always protocol to deny these rumors when asked? What’s new?

    Or like AT&T said when initially questioned about their DirecTV idea: “We don’t comment on speculation.”

  • maximus1901

    Dodged a bullet? You aren even in USA so how did you dodge a bullet?
    Comcast buying TMO wouldn’t remove number of wireless companies so why would this be bad? Comcast isn’t stupid. It’s not gonna change bunch of policies to cause customer losses on their shiny new $30bil carrier they just bought.

    • Fabian Cortez

      Dodged a bullet? You aren even in USA so how did you dodge a bullet?

      Who cares where he lives, Lou?

      Comcast buying TMO wouldn’t remove number of wireless companies so why would this be bad?

      It would be bad because of the clashing nature/corporate culture between Comcast and T-Mobile.

      Comcast isn’t stupid. It’s not gonna change bunch of policies to cause customer losses on their shiny new $30bil carrier they just bought.

      Actually, Comcast is very stupid when it comes to customer service. The proof is in the general dislike for the company and the fact that they’re usually number one on the most hated companies in this country list.

      • Hector Arteaga

        I’m glad this isn’t gonna happen. Comcast is just bad. I have them here in Memphis and it is constant issues with billing or customer service.

    • Todd Mouth

      Yes they would. Ever hear of cord cutters? Comcast doesn’t deserve tmo

  • Jason Crumbley

    This would suck, badly.

  • Todd Mouth

    Literally the only choice to Internet service aside from dialup and Comcast is T-Mobile mobile internet. If they merged, I would be feeding the same pig. This would be really really bad for some customers. Just plain bad for everyone else.

  • Nearmsp

    Guys sell the rumor. If you have Tmus stock, use this to sell. DT wants to squeeze more money from Dish. this is scare tactics 101. If Comcast had not made any statement, this would have had another day of DT stock going up.

  • gmo8492

    This rumor was totally fake from the beginning, last thing Comcast would want to do is go through another failed merger. They would have not benefited T-Mobile at all since Comcast has such a negative brand image and no spectrum… Just capital.

  • jelp2

    Best news I’ve read all day!!!

  • Cellphone Chris

    From the article: “But the person familiar with the situation said those talks were not going on. The source requested anonymity to discuss the confidential internal matter.”

    It’s only a confidential internal matter if there is something behind it. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is some truth to the rumor, as companies routinely deny this type of thing until they announce. Unlike Dish, Comcast wouldn’t need to go to any bank to obtain capital, confirming their intent.

    Cam – If you reported this as a rumor, then there wasn’t any need to retract your headline. Both articles use anonymous sources, which to me, makes neither more credible.

  • Matt

    Oh thank God!

  • ” J.D. “

    ” GREAT NEWS ! ” ,,/(òÓ,),,/

  • Hiro

    Even though they claim no interest, you know they want to get into the wireless industry. There is a chance they will buy (or attempt to buy) Tmo.

    And as much as I dislike Comcast, I cannot completely overlook what they WOULD bring to Tmo.
    -Massive financial backing as one of the country’s wealthiest businesses for all sorts of things – buying spectrum, network improvements, advertisements, etc.
    -Access to over 20 million subscribers.
    -While no spectrum, they’ve got millions upon millions of wifi hotspots, which Tmo phones could automatically connect to.
    -Not everyone in Comcast is stupid, and they should know that if they assimilate Tmo in their culture and way of doing business, they would be blowing their tens of billions they spent buying the company – and you know they don’t like losing or blowing money. Money talks, and they know they would hurt the bottom line by ripping out the culture of Tmo.
    -Imagine a mini LTE cell tower built into every Comcast box – something doable and that would boost signals in homes that struggle to get – or not recieve at all – LTE signal. Couple that with a signal booster in larger homes, and you’ve got an entire house outside of an LTE coverage area with strong LTE signal.
    -Comcast is finally offering online and app On Demand and live television. While it’s no Sling TV, it would be interesting to see how Tmo would take advantage of that for their customers.

  • Sushimane

    I’m just curious about the dish spectrum holding if tmobile and dish merged how much of big difference would it be in coverage? If someone can make a map or some sort to show the big improvement that would be I’ll be thankful.

  • vinnyjr

    I bet we will be reading every other week someone is in talks with T-Mobile. When a company puts up the kinds of positive #’s that they have many Companies want in. T-Mobile is in a great position, stock prices are rising, customers are flocking to T-Mobile, more than any other US Carrier. Whatever they choose to do I hope John Legere stays at the Captains Chair, John Legere is the reason T-Mobile has made this huge comeback. My service has never been better, my data speeds are lightning fast and customer service keeps getting better. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere. Yep, it will be a new flavor every other week, Just keep Captain John Legere at the Helm and T-Mobile will stay on course.

    • Oliver Jackson

      I second that