Sprint / T-mobile merger

T-mobThis month there was a meeting between Sprint board members and the Department of Justice to discuss Sprint’s intentions to acquire T-mobile. It is interesting to think back to when AT&T made efforts to acquire T-mobile a couple of years ago and it was basically struck down by the feds. Since then, T-mobile has invested billions of dollars in upgrades to their network and has also been on a marketing campaign attacking the other carriers, especially AT&T. Their CEO, John Legere, is attracting a cult-like following thanks to his brilliant marketing stunts, including crashing one of AT&T’s parties. Their Un-carrier plans have grown their subscriber base and brought in one of their best quarters in years. Competition is healthy and having four nationwide wireless carriers in the US is already too little. Whatever the end result, let’s hope it’s the best thing for consumers.

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