T-Mobile-Sprint merge… Forget about it!

By: t-marco September 16th, 2009

Sprint - T-Mobile merge... not

Earlier this week, CPS told you about the “Crazy Idea” of Deutsche Telekom to buy Sprint-Nextel with a bid of $10.6 Bn  Apparently, the plan was to acquire the company, then somehow integrate 3 different Networks (GSM, CDMA and iDEN) creating after the merge, a bigger, stronger, super carrier.

If T-Mobile costumers were excited about that, you can apparently release your fingers. According to Reuters, multiple sources seem to believe the deal isn’t happening. Sprint certainly briefly benefited from the re-hashing of the eighteen-month old rumor, which drove the company’s stock up ten percent on Monday.

Seams we are gonna be the 4th National carrier for a long time. I personally believe that T-Mobile needs to improve rapidly its 3G or maybe 4G network before start thinking of buying a different carrier, in this case, Sprint.

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6 Responses to “T-Mobile-Sprint merge… Forget about it!”

  1. Philip_G on September 17th, 2009 3:51 pm


    This is a great idea, even still. DT should buy Sprint. Sell off the WiMax to Clearwire, let iDEN die on the vine – or sell it to whoever will buy it, and then give the remaining Sprint customers 90 days to come into the store and get a new phone and sign a new contract. Phone network mergers have happened in the past. This really isn't a problem. It really boils down to a supply-chain issue. Could T-Mobile ramp up its phones fast enough to satisfy the demand. Ok, I'm an optimist, but someone had to say it.

  2. Nikolaus on September 17th, 2009 2:56 pm


    Totally a bad idea. Makes no sense for a GSM company to buy a CDMA/iDEN company. It would be like when Daimler bought Chrysler. T-Mo would end up selling it off later for a big loss.

  3. T-Marco on September 18th, 2009 1:56 am


    i think it would be a great idea only if T-Mobile would give a GMS phone for free to every Sprint costumer and shut down CDMA and iDEN.. but that will be very expensive

  4. guest on September 21st, 2009 6:28 pm


    Or you buy sprint, rename it T-mobile and dispose of the GSM network. Then your 10B buys 2.5x the customer base an inplace 3g network with a larger footprint.

  5. Rey on October 8th, 2009 3:11 am


    I think it would be a great idea to keep GSM & CDMA networks right now new smart phone for Sprint came with GSM sim card slot that mean new smartphone can ran on both networks. Globally supports GSM networks.

  6. rey on October 8th, 2009 3:47 am


    I think T-Mobile run on Dual networks is the best things to do. No other carriers can beat that. Dual Networks will not have drop call. It is makes sense for T-Mobile to buy Sprint and keep CDMA network sell off iDEN to whoever want to buy it.

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