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Thread: [Merger called off] Sprint Stock Up Over 9% Today - Merger is Happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    I’ve seen it live as close as 75 miles south of the Canadian border in Minnesota. Maybe even closer, but I only really travel the North East part.
    I reported B26 in two harbor's in summer 2016. I don't know if Grand Marais has it or not tho.

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    Interesting article stating that too much interference by the Government Anti-Trust concerns may lead to stagnant technology and a reluctance to adopt 5G as has happened in Europe. In other words when Carriers Consolidate to a degree and can charge a fair rate they have the incentive to expand their networks and adopt new technology like 5G.

    https://www.thestreet.com/story/1434...ashington.html

    "What they've seen in Europe is that the market has become so competitive that operators are somewhat disincented to invest in 5g infrastructure," he said, referring to the next generation of wireless technology. "There is a delicate balance between creating the appropriate competitive environment with lower consumer prices and encouraging continued investments in technology," Densmore said.

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    Looks like SoftBank is bailing on the merger.
    CDMA calling lives on!

    https://www.reuters.com/article/spri...-idUSL4N1N55SN

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfranz View Post
    Looks like SoftBank is bailing on the merger.
    CDMA calling lives on!

    https://www.reuters.com/article/spri...-idUSL4N1N55SN
    Sprint is working toward volte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfranz View Post
    Looks like SoftBank is bailing on the merger.
    CDMA calling lives on!

    https://www.reuters.com/article/spri...-idUSL4N1N55SN
    Excellent. I'd like Sprint to stick around. Been with them since 1997!
    Sprint user since 1997

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    Good riddance Sprint. Poor Son, a guy with a supposed 500 year plan who can't seem to be able to make things work even within a 5 year period.

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    I think Son/Softbank's mistake was NOT investing in Sprint. In the time they have controlled Sprint, SoftBank has purchased different tech companies while neglecting Sprint. That money spent (or at least a portion of it) should have been invested in network upgrades, overhauling their stores, coming up with aggressive promotions, and most importantly, a strategy to minimize the debt. It seems, according to a few articles, that since they will not merge that they now will heavily invest in the network. I love Sprint and have been with them since 2014 and am happy to hear that they want to try to compete. More choices are always good!

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    I wouldn't be shocked at all if all this is is a bargaining ploy by SoftBank to try to get a better deal. Wouldn't be shocked if they "leaked" the story to see if d.t. would budge any. Whether or not they do is obviously up to them, but don't be surprised if this really isn't the end of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksych1 View Post
    I wouldn't be shocked at all if all this is is a bargaining ploy by SoftBank to try to get a better deal. Wouldn't be shocked if they "leaked" the story to see if d.t. would budge any. Whether or not they do is obviously up to them, but don't be surprised if this really isn't the end of this.
    I agree completely. It appears that the chairman of Deutsche Telecom was still talking positively about the idea of a merger in general terms over the weekend which was AFTER the SoftBank Board meeting. It is hard to believe that he had no inkling of what happened at the Board meeting.

    I do not think the news flow is a reliable guide on this at all. Son could easily still be talking to the Cable companies at the same time and be playing off everybody against everybody else. The whole Deutsche Telecom merger scenario could really be from the start part of a plan to smoke out the real intentions of the cable companies.

    There are still numerous ways this could play out.

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    With all the fake news , rumors, speculations, analysts etc it's hard to know what's legitimate

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    Some of the latest reports:

    "Sprint parent SoftBank is expecting T-Mobile’s owner, Deutsche Telekom, to make a final proposal this week that will include how many Sprint shares it’s willing to accept for each T-Mobile share, according to people familiar with the matter....SoftBank, led by Chairman Masayoshi Son, has signaled it is holding out for an exchange ratio of less than 8 Sprint shares per T-Mobile share, they said. The current exchange ratio, based on Tuesday’s trading, is more than 9....Even if Deutsche Telekom offers an appealing exchange ratio, Son has reservations about relinquishing control of Sprint given his desire to dominate a future internet-connected world, one of the people said. SoftBank has been negotiating on how to keep Son as a decision-maker for the combined company, including naming the billionaire as co-chairman, the person said."
    https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...-merger-talks/

    and, from Fortune,

    http://fortune.com/2017/10/31/softba...rint-t-mobile/

    "Happy Halloween! Masayoshi Son appears to be going this year as Hamlet."

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    Son's just fishing for a little better deal.

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    Tmobile should give them their best deal, saying it's their final offer telling them to take it or leave it. From what it sounds like tmobile wants a deal more than I originally thought. I thought it was all sprint wanting a deal but T-Mobile seems to really wants to play ball as long as it's not a crap deal

    Also T-Mobile knows poor decisions don't go very far so control needs to be well thought out and planned ahead of time. Control is prob a huge factor in which neither side wants to relinquish

    That's how things look to me at the present time

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    T-Mobile made a new offer today to Sprint - https://www.wsj.com/articles/t-mobil...ger-1509658235

    and Sprint reopened acquisition talks with Charter - http://nypost.com/2017/11/01/softban...-about-merger/

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    Quote Originally Posted by offthegrid View Post
    T-Mobile made a new offer today to Sprint - https://www.wsj.com/articles/t-mobil...ger-1509658235

    and Sprint reopened acquisition talks with Charter - http://nypost.com/2017/11/01/softban...-about-merger/
    Imagine that...who would of predicted....oh wait....lol
    Here's another article on it where legere and Marcelo spoke yesterday.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/2/1...t-merger-talks

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