Sprint David to Stand Up Against AT&T Goliath

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dogman_1234

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Sprint,(while a large carrier as seen) can try to stop the triopoly, but will fail to AT&T because we all know how American politics works.
 

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"79% of the U.S. wireless market, if the merger was approved. "

That number is over-inflated. Try maybe 43%.

Anyways- it's still bad news for Sprint considering that T-Mobile was about tied with them for market share. None of the smaller carriers or Verizon care much.

The only reason AT&T needs T-Mobile is the fact that they need spectrum to shore up their own crappy network.

On the other hand, having Sprint around is still needed- who else now gives out true unlimited plans?
 

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well every year the average American IQ has been declining so whether or not these two companies merge the American public will not care about or understand the implications of the merger. The commercials put out by such companies makes promises about 4g and wide coverage and that seems to be enough for the public. Even though many still don't know what 4g is or even what 3g is. It's really hard to get the public to act on something that is going to happen. Remember Here in America we don't make preparations for foreseen problems we only react to them when they happen. sad
 

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Lucky... It said "The two largest wireless carriers would control 79%" meaning combined stake between A T&T-Mobile and Verizon. leaving Sprint a far distant third and almost, but certainly not completely irrelevant.
 

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As a T-Mobile customer (Who also got sucked into at&t from cingular) I do not approve of this one bit. I love my phone, and its prices with a family plans, is the main reason t-mobile wins hands down. If sprint wants to stop this from happening, then go Sprint go cause this has to be stopped.

T-Mobile users know what I am talking about.
 

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Why doesn't AT&T spend their clearly excessive amounts of cash on upgrading and expanding their current network? Oh thats right, thats what they are doing by acquiring T-Mobile. If the merger is declined then they will start to buy up smaller independent tower holders and push to increaser their own density. Either now or in 5 years AT&T will have the largest network in the US. Verizon doesn't have a lot to worry about but Sprint better find happiness in Verizon or it will be a short trip to Chapter 7.
 

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"...79% of the U.S. wireless market, if the merger was approved. "

That number is over-inflated. Try maybe 43%.
And to start that sentence:

and the two largest wireless carriers would control 79% of the U.S. wireless market, if the merger was approved.
The 2 largest wireless carriers after the merge: Verizon and AT&T. Congrats on being dumb.
 

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Who is willing to fork out the most money for a "lobbyist" campaign to out "loyal" politicians/congressmen, everything can be bought - its just different price tags!
 

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I'm guessing that if Android could put together something reasonably competitive with the iPhone AT&T would lose a lot of business.
 

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[citation][nom]rhino13[/nom]I'm guessing that if Android could put together something reasonably competitive with the iPhone AT&T would lose a lot of business.[/citation]
How would the world's most advanced operating system cause AT&T to lose business? If Apple would let iPhone users do whatever they wanted with the operating system on their phone this would create a much better iPhone experience.
 

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[citation][nom]atminside[/nom]well every year the average American IQ has been declining so whether or not these two companies merge the American public will not care about or understand the implications of the merger. The commercials put out by such companies makes promises about 4g and wide coverage and that seems to be enough for the public. Even though many still don't know what 4g is or even what 3g is. It's really hard to get the public to act on something that is going to happen. Remember Here in America we don't make preparations for foreseen problems we only react to them when they happen. sad[/citation]

This is most likely the best way to sum up the reality in America.
 
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