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FCC Said to Approve SoftBank, Sprint Deal
Sprint's Plan Gets Closer To Being Finalized
by Karl Bode 08:30AM Wednesday Jul 03 2013
FCC insiders tell Bloomberg that two of the agency's three commissioners have voted to approve the deal, and a full vote is expected to see majority approval. The vote should bring to a close one of the sillier telecom dramas in recent memory, with Dish ultimately forcing Sprint to pay significantly more for Clearwire -- and SoftBank to pay significantly more for Sprint. Sprint shareholders approved the deal back on June 25, while regulators also cleared the deal for any potential security issues caused by foreign ownership. The odd man out is Dish, who may turn to acquiring T-Mobile -- or could back away from their LTE plan entirely.

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rob316

join:2005-10-17
Carteret, NJ

Dish please do not buy T-Mob

I just switched from Verizon to T-Mobile, TMob is really getting good in NJ. Almost everyone I go in NJ I am on LTE and the places I am not their HSPA 4G network is really good. Dish will ruin this company.
Network Guy
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join:2000-08-25
New York
kudos:2

Re: Dish please do not buy T-Mob

T-Mo has some coverage holes in NYC but I'm happy with them too. I'm only using HSPA though.

88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by rob316:

I just switched from Verizon to T-Mobile, TMob is really getting good in NJ. Almost everyone I go in NJ I am on LTE and the places I am not their HSPA 4G network is really good.

and in most of the US you won't get ANY signal.

hamburglar_

join:2002-04-29
united state

Re: Dish please do not buy T-Mob

You're correct. Most people in rural areas will not have T-Mobile coverage. This is no secret.
rob316

join:2005-10-17
Carteret, NJ
Yes I know but I rarely go into any Rural areas and if I do my iPhone 5 is unlocked so if I stay in a rural area for a few days I will I will use a local GSM carrier or AT&T.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

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It will be interesting to see what DT does. Now that it could be harder to compete with SoftSprint, they may want to try dumping Tmob for less than ATT bid. Some talking heads think DT will try to entice a bidding war between Dish and Sprint and also seek a couple CableCos. Dish bid may not succeed given same reasons Sprint didn't want them, but the Feds may not let Sprint buy Tmob, not wanting a big 3 unless market proves it can't support 4 majors. Sprint could more realistically acquire Tmob (if on the cheap) in about 5 years, maybe less if Feds let them but look at what is happening with airline industry consolidation.

From Dish's perspective, Tmob may be it's best option...
»news.investors.com/technology/07···cp,yahoo
TBBroadband

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Fremont, OH
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Re: Dish please do not buy T-Mob

T-Mobile would be smart just to roll with their prepaid services and let Spent/Softbank worry about the bad debit with unpaid bills on contracts. TMO is bringing cash on their prepaid and bringing in customers. The best part of TMO is the US based call centers unlike Spent and will still keep those calls going else where- more likely back to Japan now.

SteelerRaw

@level3.net

Re: Dish please do not buy T-Mob

I don't know who or what Spent is, but I can assure you from recent experience that T-Mobile has call centers not based in North America.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: Dish please do not buy T-Mob

Sprint front facing call centers appear to be based in US...

»www.sprint.jobs/go/Call-Center-J···/339194/
DarnellP

join:2004-10-12
Las Vegas, NV

Re: Dish please do not buy T-Mob

Wow, it seems like once again Kyle has no idea what he's talking about. I'm soooo shocked... /s

Tsume
Premium
join:2004-02-23
Johnson City, TN
I always get an American when I call Sprint... not sure if it was always like this, but for the 2 years I've had them I have never not gotten an American.
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to whoever anonymously gave me premium membership... thanks!
kem09030

join:2004-11-29
Rushville, IL

Re: Dish please do not buy T-Mob

I have always had CS based in the US for the last 4+ years. It wasn't that long ago that I contacted Business CS a couple times a few weeks apart about an issue. Ended up getting the same guy and he actually remembered talking with me the first time. I have never had an experience where I got the same person when calling CS at a large corporation.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Motley Fool paints a pretty picture for Sprint's future

»beta.fool.com/alexcho/2013/07/03···k0000001

cliffmarc

join:2002-02-19
Bethlehem, PA

Re: Motley Fool paints a pretty picture for Sprint's future

that was a good read nice find!

HarleyYac
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Very nice article.. Stock prices are going up. The influx of money and its volume of spectrum. Softbank maybe the winner.
I just dumped VZ wireless due to cost. VZ Cell/LTE is king around here. I hope the roll of the dice pays off.
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