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Sprint, T-Mobile USA Merger Under Consideration

Rumbling on the net waves currently have it that Deutche Telekom the owners of T-Mobile USA is considering selling T-Mobile USA to Sprint and would require a large percentage of the merged company if the deal was to go ahead.

According to an article over on Phone Dog by way of Phone Scoop, Bloomberg is reporting that according to “people with knowledge of the matter” Deutche Telekom has been in “ongoing talks” with Sprint, but apparently the sources aren’t too sure whether a deal will be struck or not.

Apparently Deutche Telekom is considering all options and is open to selling part or all of T-Mobile USA. Apparently the companies haven’t been able to reach an agreement on the value of T-Mobile USA.

Timotheus Hoettges, the CFO of Deutche Telekom has said via email…” In general, all options are open in the U.S. — the sale of the whole business or of parts.”

No doubt Sprint merging with T-Mobile would be quite a big deal in the US as both carriers have been somewhat struggling of late and if a deal could be finalise it could be beneficial to both sides. But what do our readers think, would a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint be good for customers?

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2 thoughts on “Sprint, T-Mobile USA Merger Under Consideration”

  1. Kaffeguy says:

    This would be a great deal for Sprint. It would be the first U.S. company to offer both CDMA & GSM. It will bring more customers to Sprint and guess in the long run it may be less expensive for Sprint to develop and switch from WiMax to LTE since to my limited knowledge LTE has to do with both Wimax to the towe and then GSM in some fashion can be converted to LTE. From my understanding and personal experience CDMA has greater penetration into buildings and so forth. Now with the new advent of "smaller boxes" to replace arge anttena towers. Sprint can expand and have more CDMA towers and both Sprint customers and Verizon Wireless customers will benefit when roaming. What do you think? If you answer please try not to get too techie for me. Try explaining this complex technology as if it were to a kindergarten. Any sites that explainthing things in an easy to understand way is greatly aprreciated.