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    John Legere on The merger.

    John is still pitching for the merger. https://youtu.be/NbkQLIShWhM

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    Ok John you sound good, you usually do. But this merger ain't happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Ok John you sound good, you usually do. But this merger ain't happening.
    If the DOJ requires Sprint to do anything other than sell Boost, I hope Legere pulls the plug on the merger deal. Then take the DOJ to court like AT&T did and won.

    Really the only value Sprint has to T-Mobile is the Spectrum and customers to sell. Not worried about the customers in Boost since they will still be paying the New T-Mobile for services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Ok John you sound good, you usually do. But this merger ain't happening.
    I'm starting to think similar. They just keep stringing it along. The gov has had plenty of time to evaluate it.

    Anything is possible but my theory is the gov is hoping T-Mobile gives up on the deal.

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    This is interesting....since the FCC/DOJ is giving T-Mobile and Sprint a hard time on a merger. This would give AT&T 100% of all the Satellite TV biz. Bet this is a AT&T response to Amazon saying it was interested in buying Boost Wireless from the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. I am sure that all the current networks plus Comcast & Charter are worried about Amazon's unlimited money coming into the network, Wireless ISP service and Wireless TV distribution service.

    AT&T's DirecTV reportedly considering merger with Dish satellite

    " Dish Network's spectrum holdings -- it has been hoarding spectrum for years but has yet to build out its own satellite network -- could also be a valuable acquisition for AT&T as it rolls out its 5G network."

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    Quote Originally Posted by themanhimself View Post
    I'm starting to think similar. They just keep stringing it along. The gov has had plenty of time to evaluate it.

    Anything is possible but my theory is the gov is hoping T-Mobile gives up on the deal.
    This makes the most sense to me. If John walks away from the deal, then the feds don't get the blame for killing it, or any exposure or requirement to justify not approving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Ok John you sound good, you usually do. But this merger ain't happening.
    And within 5 years Sprint is dead Verizon and at& get most of the corpse. T-Mobile remains a distance 3rd not much of threat so at&t and Verizon only feel like they have to make modest( at best ) changes.

    Within a month of any denial Sprint will announce jobs cuts, cuts to CAPEX. Within a few months they stop offering super cheap plans. New plans will have less perks higher prices.

    Within a couple months if not sooner T-Mobile announces they are abandoning plans to offer fixed wireless to rural areas. 600 MHz 5G is basically abandoned. Except maybe in the more populated areas. 5G itself will be limited maybe to the top 75 markets( maybe top 100 ) but no one in rural areas will see it. How any of this is good for consumers I have yet to hear an answer form anti-merger people.

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    Sprint is the dead fish smell you can't get rid of.
    A lot of people don't believe this & that's ok I'm not here to dissuade you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    And within 5 years Sprint is dead Verizon and at& get most of the corpse. T-Mobile remains a distance 3rd not much of threat so at&t and Verizon only feel like they have to make modest( at best ) changes.

    Within a month of any denial Sprint will announce jobs cuts, cuts to CAPEX. Within a few months they stop offering super cheap plans. New plans will have less perks higher prices.

    Within a couple months if not sooner T-Mobile announces they are abandoning plans to offer fixed wireless to rural areas. 600 MHz 5G is basically abandoned. Except maybe in the more populated areas. 5G itself will be limited maybe to the top 75 markets( maybe top 100 ) but no one in rural areas will see it. How any of this is good for consumers I have yet to hear an answer form anti-merger people.
    What worries me with this getting delayed, will T-Mobile get behind on 5g? If it passes they should be fine, if not all these delays seem like a waste of time
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    I think that T-Mobile would get far more value by buying Dish Network than Sprint. They would get spectrum and a customer list (including the old Blockbuster customer list ), and there would be no basis for any antitrust concerns. Could be finished sooner than the Sprint deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Dude View Post
    I think that T-Mobile would get far more value by buying Dish Network than Sprint. They would get spectrum and a customer list (including the old Blockbuster customer list ), and there would be no basis for any antitrust concerns. Could be finished sooner than the Sprint deal.
    Dish Network is waiting on a bigger payday than what T-Mobile can pay. Dish Network wants Comcast, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple or Verizon type of money. Other than Dish's spectrum the Satellite TV service is getting killed by the cord cutters with streaming TV services. Young people don't watch TV like the older people do. No one wants to invest in a Satellite TV service now that will be obsoleted by streaming services like their Sling TV. However Sling has a lot of streaming competition that will give the advantage to the larger companies that own the media and the distribution. AT&T's DirecTV has an advantage over Dish in that AT&T can provide wireline home ISP service plus will put their foot in the door with mmWave Wireless home broadband. Dish can't compete against DirecTV as the satellite TV market shrinks. T-Mobile needs to steer clear of Dish since Charlie wants a fortune to get get out of that biz especially as spectrum prices are dropping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Dude View Post
    I think that T-Mobile would get far more value by buying Dish Network than Sprint. They would get spectrum and a customer list (including the old Blockbuster customer list ), and there would be no basis for any antitrust concerns. Could be finished sooner than the Sprint deal.
    The thing is, nobody wants to work with Charlie. Every time there has been rumblings of him selling, there seems to be a stipulation that Charlie also wants to be in control, or have partial control in some way. So it wouldn't be like Charlie sells Dish, and then walks away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qt0 View Post
    The thing is, nobody wants to work with Charlie. Every time there has been rumblings of him selling, there seems to be a stipulation that Charlie also wants to be in control, or have partial control in some way. So it wouldn't be like Charlie sells Dish, and then walks away.
    BTW, there is a larger discussion on Dish Network on the Verizon board where Dish is now starting to build out towers that shows pictures of some strange looking towers.

    Sure don't get why Dish is going after Nevada. Don't think the Casino's what a IoT network or IoTs on their equipment outside the building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    John is still pitching for the merger. https://youtu.be/NbkQLIShWhM
    I hope he gets it. I hate to think how bad prices and support from the "big two" would be if not for Legere. Having a larger customer base and additional spectrum and/or sites would only multiply the disruptive force in the industry.

    ...perhaps that is where the "workforce downsize" fable comes from; all the employees AT&T and VZW would lay off to keep their executive compensations high as they lost customers.

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