Now that Verizon has eaten Alltel (the ONLY cell carrier in the US that had adequate tech support), it looks like Sprint might get eaten as well.
It'll be interesting to see how they work out compatibility issues between Sprint & T-Mobile, as Sprint (like Verizon) is of the CDMA faith, and T-Mobile's rather pathetic network is of the GSM persuasion. And Sprint is just now getting over digesting Nextel and it's iDEN network.
Sprint soars on news T-Mobile is considering bid
America's third-biggest mobile phone network, Sprint Nextel, saw its shares jump 10pc on Monday as the market welcomed news that Deutsche Telekom is considering bidding for it.
By Rupert Neate, City Reporter
Published: 9:03PM BST 14 Sep 2009
Sprint's shares closed up 38 cents at $4.15 on Monday after The Sunday Telegraph reported Deutsche Telekom (DT), the owner of T-Mobile, has called in bankers to advise it on the possibility of making a multi-billion dollar bid for Sprint.
Together T-Mobile US and Sprint would become the second-biggest mobile phone operator in the US, behind Vodafone's 50pc-owned joint venture Verizon Wireless.
Gramatikal Updayte: A kind and gentle reader has mentioned (out of band) that the correct title of this should be:
Interesting... After having done its best to destroy T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom is looking to buy Sprint/Nextel
and he is correct!
Craig Wiseman September 15th, 2009 07:38:17 AM