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I think a TMobile and Dish merger would be good so that TMobile can grab the Dish spectrum and actually deploy it.

 

Plus, they'd have all the fun of dealing with Charlie Ergen.  :D

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Reported in Sprint Zone!

 

Couldn't it also be that there's a DAS in the building, and without that he wouldn't get ANY coverage at all?

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Couldn't it also be that there's a DAS in the building, and without that he wouldn't get ANY coverage at all?

 

Verizon is very proactive about installing DAS in big commercial buildings and big box stores.

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why wouldn't Sprint and Verizon merger ever happen?

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Antitrust_Act

 

 

 The purpose of the Sherman Act is not to protect competitors from harm from legitimately successful businesses, nor to prevent businesses from gaining honest profits from consumers, but rather to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuses

 

 

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yes, I was reluctant to ask due to criticism.

 

How can you be a participant at a wireless industry focused web site and not know the massive anti trust objections that would arise from a VZW-Sprint merger?  Now, that is a serious question.

 

AJ

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How can you be a participant at a wireless industry focused web site and not know the massive anti trust objections that would arise from a VZW-Sprint merger? Now, that is a serious question.

 

AJ

But there's a new sheriff in town...
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I think the better question is why would Verizon even want to entertain the idea of owning Sprint. Sounds like a colossal headache. Even if it would pass scrutiny I don't think they'd do it.

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How can you be a participant at a wireless industry focused web site and not know the massive anti trust objections that would arise from a VZW-Sprint merger?  Now, that is a serious question.

 

AJ

To educate myself in areas that I have little to no knowledge in.

I Should have structured the question differently.. What would be the fall back of said merger?

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I think the better question is why would Verizon even want to entertain the idea of owning Sprint. Sounds like a colossal headache. Even if it would pass scrutiny I don't think they'd do it.

 

Absolutely, VZW would acquire Sprint in a heartbeat -- if just to devour Sprint's spectrum holdings and customer base.  But that degree of industry consolidation would not pass regulatory muster.

 

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To educate myself in areas that I have little to no knowledge in.

I Should have structured the question differently.. What would be the fall back of said merger?

 

The fallback?  The fallback would be if the merger were blocked -- and it would be.  Sprint likely would receive a merger breakup fee.  And VZW would have to look for a different consolidation candidate or go it alone.

 

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Absolutely, VZW would acquire Sprint in a heartbeat -- if just to devour Sprint's spectrum holdings and customer base. But that degree of industry consolidation would not pass regulatory muster.

 

AJ

Who knows? They've never had trouble obtaining spectrum over time. And buying Sprint brings a bunch of things they probably want nothing to do with. Pointless speculation though as it'll never happen.

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To educate myself in areas that I have little to no knowledge in.

I Should have structured the question differently.. What would be the fall back of said merger?

Just think of this to yourself.

 

Verizon has approximately 140 million subscribers. Sprint has a bit over 50 million.

 

Together that's almost 200 million subscribers.

 

The population of the United States is around 320 million people.

 

A combined entity would control almost 2/3rds of the population of the USA.

 

MA Bell was broken up for far less.

 

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*jaw drops*

 

VoLTE / VoWiFI

 

256 QAM / 64 QAM DL/UL

 

4xCA DL / 2xCA UL B41

 

4x4 MIMO

 

HPUE

Don't forget about the launching of femtocells to consumers. ;)

 

 

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Don't forget about the launching of femtocells to consumers. ;)

 

 

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Oh yes. The Airave 3 LTE that's coming out in a few weeks aye. 

 

^_^

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Oh yes. The Airave 3 LTE that's coming out in a few weeks aye.

 

^_^

Hmm…do you think you could convert a few into numerical form ?????

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Hmm…do you think you could convert a few into numerical form ?

 

Recently I've discovered I can't math. So with that said....

 

Soon­®

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Not the only one...

 

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:) There are a few of us!

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I recently read that T-Mobile would rather merge with a cable company (like Dish), thus possibly ending any Sprint-T-Mobile merge, I wonder if a merge with Charter Communications/Spectrum/Time Warner would be a better mix. I'm curious of the pros and cons.

 

On a side note, I always thought a while back that if Sprint were to rename itself, that Spectrum would be a perfect name, butl TWC took it.  

 

Either way, I'm curious, if not T-Mobile, then who would be a good merge fit for Sprint if Masa indeed wants to unload the company or merge it with someone else.

 

TS

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I recently read that T-Mobile would rather merge with a cable company (like Dish), thus possibly ending any Sprint-T-Mobile merge, I wonder if a merge with Charter Communications/Spectrum/Time Warner would be a better mix. I'm curious of the pros and cons.

 

On a side note, I always thought a while back that if Sprint were to rename itself, that Spectrum would be a perfect name, butl TWC took it.

 

Either way, I'm curious, if not T-Mobile, then who would be a good merge fit for Sprint if Masa indeed wants to unload the company or merge it with someone else.

 

TS

I think this would be better overall than merging with another wireless company. Spectrum just acquired TWC's cable division so they expanded their footprint, this might help Sprint with backhaul in a pretty good portion of the country, you just have to wonder how willing Spectrum would be to take on Sprint's debt. In return they gain a lot of potential, like being able to provide fixed wireless over B41 airwaves to rural areas where neither of them is yet present. Pure speculation though.

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People still roam on V?? LOL  (I haven't roamed on V for about 2 years)

 

All joking aside, if by 2019 V roaming is still a thing, I think Sprint will have other issues to worry about.

 

 

I honestly thought that on newer Sprint phones, Verizon roaming had to be deliberately enabled in the settings. Someone correct me if I am wrong here.

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I recently read that T-Mobile would rather merge with a cable company (like Dish), thus possibly ending any Sprint-T-Mobile merge, I wonder if a merge with Charter Communications/Spectrum/Time Warner would be a better mix. I'm curious of the pros and cons.

 

On a side note, I always thought a while back that if Sprint were to rename itself, that Spectrum would be a perfect name, butl TWC took it.  

 

Either way, I'm curious, if not T-Mobile, then who would be a good merge fit for Sprint if Masa indeed wants to unload the company or merge it with someone else.

 

TS

 

 

Both companies aren't that far away from each other. Spectrum is HQ'ed in Des Peres, MO (STL suburb) and Sprint is based in Overland Park as we all know. The geography and cable/fiber in the ground make sense. I imagine Spectrum as a merged entity could use that fiber assets to put serious capability behind the spectrum assets Sprint brings.  

 

In fact, Spectrum as the name would make sense.  :lol:

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    • I don't even know where to start. Price is immaterial at this point. You can own 99 percent of all the shares in a company and if those shares are nonvoting you have no say in how the company runs. As I have been saying forever the issue was never about price it was about the shares being voting or nonvoting. The Reuters article confirms that was and remains the issue. What has changed is that there are several clocks are now ticking and time is not on Tmobile's side. This is why talks are occurring again. Either Son believes he now has a better advantage or Tmobile realizes that they don't have the spectrum or the physical network to really make a run of 5G.

      Remember only Sprint is talking about a mobile 5G network. The other 3 are talking about hotspots and Fixed wireless 5G. The public in general doesn't understand this. This also realigns the market. For 5G At&t and Verizon will be competing in the marketplace with wireline operators. Notice that as those two have been selling off wireline assets, they have been selling them to companies like Frontier, who couldn't ever compete with fixed wireless 5G. Tmobile would also be entering this same market and they are missing one huge advantage all three of the others have. Tier one internet backbones. They also don't have the spectrum to build a 5G mobile network.

      Stop and think about the position that leaves Tmobile in. Reliant on one side on the same companies they are competing against. And unable to provide actual 5G speeds in the mobile market.

      They would have to be stoned or stupid not to give Son the one thing he asked for. Voting rights.

      So is price the issue? No. It is an all stock deal and it doesn't matter what exchange price is set if the stock awarded is nonvoting. He would have to have faith in the germans to run the company properly or say goodbye to all of the money spent into Sprint.


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    • Didn't Sprint use a small part of their spectrum licenses for a leaseback deal? I believe the last reports had 14% of their spectrum being leased back to them, but that number could have grown since then due to Sprint's desire to raise money. I'm don't know if this impacted Softbank's negotiating leverage, but I'm sure it was brought up.
    • Son not gonna give up that treasure trove of 2.5 spectrum for cheap, $12 per share minimum.  Gonna love my May 2018 calls!  Cha-ching! 
    • PRLs do not affect LTE connectivity — they are only for CDMA. What you are observing must be a coincidence. As Sprint and Open Mobile are still integrating their networks, Band 13 will probably come and go quite a few more times before you’ll be able to properly connect to it.  It’s hard to say. Although I may be wrong, I think that if the merger does goes through (which it may or may not), it will go through everywhere. 
    • Update: Did a PRL update (55069) and sightings of B13 using Signal Check Pro are less frequent know in my area. Before this latest PRL, I was able to see between 2-3 B13 signals everyday for the entire time that I had the app open but not anymore. There is a B13 in my area at -98 dBm that's constantly disappearing from Signal Check Pro. As for roaming charges when I was using Open Mobile, there are none and the roaming data allotment stills at zero. Two question for thought... If Sprint and T-Mobile merge, what could be the implications for PRWireless in Puerto Rico (Joint company between Sprint and Open Mobile)? Would the DOJ step in to prevent a 3 carrier merge in PR? Or would it go thru making a super telecom company in PR? Or maybe the DOJ allows the merge in the USA but not in PR... Lastly, could the rollout of Sprint VoLTE be affected in PR do to Open Mobile's equipment?
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