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I’m not shocked at that. When news broke that they were planning to let go of boost I immediately thought, “boost could be player #4.” They already have millions of subs as is. Then it kills the argument of less choice. Downside is we’ll now have a smaller player at a “disadvantage” that Sprint and T-Mobile are complaining about currently.


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Personally, I agree

My thoughts are if the DOJ are going to absolutely require Sprint and T-Mobile to help create another 4th Carrier, the Sprint should give up Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile and T-Mobile should give up Metro. Then all three of the Pre-Paid brands can merge under one of the names. And The New T-Mobile can allow the new 4th Carrier to be a Pre-Paid brand and freely Roam on its New T-Mobile network.

Another possible option would be for Sprint and T-Mobile to sell all of their Pre-Paid brands to US Cellular or Comcast or Dish and one of those could become the 4th Carrier.

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No debt with Boost unlike Sprint
Exactly unlike Sprint which is encumbered with astronomical amounts a debt which is unfortunate. Boost doesn't have any debt so they could build out a network unencumbered. I'm still going to see what happens before I have any final thoughts.

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I was against this merger from the beginning. And now, after seeing that Sprint & T-Mobile are willing to divest spectrum, I'm more against it than ever before. Hacking apart 2 companies to make 2 more makes absolutely no sense. T-Mobile and Sprint have way too much debt now, and they will have even more after the merger. At this point, the FCC should withdraw their approval, the DOJ should sue to stop it, and the 2 companies should just go another route. There are plenty of other companies that have plenty of money and can afford to absorb the debt load of either company.

Otherwise, if Sprint & T-Mobile are allowed to merge, prices will have to be raised to astronomical proportions just to afford the monthly debt payments, and even then, The New T-Mobile could still fail, the new 4th carrier could still fail, and where would we be? 2 nationwide cellular carriers! This show from Legere and Claure needs to stop! It's gone off the deep end!

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1 hour ago, MacinJosh said:

This show from Legere and Claure needs to stop! It's gone off the deep end!

Seems mostly Masa directing this show..

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Sprint & T-Mobile will not be divesting any spectrum, not when Dish has plenty of spectrum. As I explained before Dish can be an MVNO of Sprint/T-Mobile and Sprint-Tmobile can host Dish's 600Mhz and AWS-3 holding right away. While they're at it they can also host Comcast's 600Mhz.

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Sprint & T-Mobile will not be divesting any spectrum, not when Dish has plenty of spectrum. As I explained before Dish can be an MVNO of Sprint/T-Mobile and Sprint-Tmobile can host Dish's 600Mhz and AWS-3 holding right away. While they're at it they can also host Comcast's 600Mhz.
I hope not. They need all the spectrum. Tmobile is getting a congested network now. If they have to give some up how will he network handle Sprint Customers on it?

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Sprint & T-Mobile will not be divesting any spectrum, not when Dish has plenty of spectrum. As I explained before Dish can be an MVNO of Sprint/T-Mobile and Sprint-Tmobile can host Dish's 600Mhz and AWS-3 holding right away. While they're at it they can also host Comcast's 600Mhz.
Then the government should compel dish to sell the spectrum. Because those backwards morons aren't even using it.

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Then the government should compel dish to sell the spectrum. Because those backwards morons aren't even using it.

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Totally Agree

Or since Dish has some much wireless spectrum, then maybe they should be given Boost Mobile and be pushed into being the new 4th Carrier

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Totally Agree

Or since Dish has some much wireless spectrum, then maybe they should be given Boost Mobile and be pushed into being the new 4th Carrier

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Yes they should. They should make dish cough up all its low-band spectrum. To help the carrier be competitive.

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Sprint have enough spectrum but not enough cash.



That, and I know l'll get flack here

But just imagine what Ray Nevelle could do with Sprints spectrum.


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That, and I know l'll get flack here

But just imagine what Ray Nevelle could do with Sprints spectrum.


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If dish will be made to cough up all its spectrum that it's hogging then then Sprint will be in a better position

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Just now, danlodish345 said:

If dish will be made to cough up all its spectrum that it's hogging then then Sprint will be in a better position

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Sprint doesn't have the money to buy Dish's spectrum at auction.

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Sprint doesn't have the money to buy Dish's spectrum at auction.
Well maybe petition the government to have dish fork over the spectrum. Make them do a wireless version of eminent domain on dishes behind.

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Just now, danlodish345 said:

Well maybe petition the government to have dish fork over the spectrum. Make them do a wireless version of eminent domain on dishes behind.

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There's no way they would just give Sprint Dish's spectrum. 

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There's no way they would just give Sprint Dish's spectrum. 
Well what the FCC could also do is revoke their licenses to the spectrum. That would force this to give it up.

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If dish will be made to cough up all its spectrum that it's hogging then then Sprint will be in a better position

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I think you missed my Point


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I think you missed my Point


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What was your point? I'm also a bit drunk at the moment so I kind of miss everybody's point unfortunately.

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Just now, danlodish345 said:

Well what the FCC could also do is revoke their licenses to the spectrum. That would force this to give it up.

Yeah, then it would go to auction in which Sprint would have no money to participate. 

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Yeah, then it would go to auction in which Sprint would have no money to participate. 
Well the FCC somehow has to make dish cough up that spectrum

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I don't think that Dish can even be brought into this. Yes, it seems insane to make Sprint and T-Mobile divest spectrum when Dish has so much, but let's not pretend that the current FCC and DOJ have any interest in things that would benefit CONSUMERS. 

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Just now, danlodish345 said:

Well the FCC somehow has to make dish cough up that spectrum

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That's what the deadline is for. If they don't use enough of it buy the deadline then their licenses get revoked. 

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That's what the deadline is for. If they don't use enough of it buy the deadline then their licenses get revoked. 
I wish that would happen

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1 minute ago, danlodish345 said:

I wish that would happen

From https://makespectrumgreatagain.com/:

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If DISH doesn’t provide reliable coverage and service to 70% of the population in each of 176 geographic areas by March 7, 2020, then its licenses automatically terminate. The spectrum itself doesn’t go away, of course; the FCC will just re-auction it,

 

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