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at&t being bought out by t-mobile

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Re: at&t being bought out by t-mobile

The rumors are saying tmobile is looking into getting either sprint or att if they can.

 

They keep seeing new additions decrease so its prob making them nervous.I hope tmobile us makes it either way. 

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Mentor

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LOL!! T-Mobile buying AT&T? That'd be a HUGE service and I doubt it'll ever happen. T-Mobile should have bought Sprint or Alltel, but Verizon bought Alltel from what I heard...Smiley Surprised
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Mentor

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@ Mikewho - I hope T-Mobile US makes it too; my parents use that service and T-Mobile has been loyal to them. Giving them discounts and stuff since they've been users for so long. I might even switch to T-Mobile.
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Scholar

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I think it will be Sprint that will be bought out.  From what I hear they are giving away a lot of perks to up their struggling customer base in preperation of a byout...Sort of like what AT&T wireless did before they sold to Cingular.
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Master

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xLogan wrote:
@ Mikewho - I hope T-Mobile US makes it too; my parents use that service and T-Mobile has been loyal to them. Giving them discounts and stuff since they've been users for so long. I might even switch to T-Mobile.

 

I don't want to see T-Mobile go either, as I have family members, including myself that are only paying $10/year for their prepaid service.
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Scholar

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SugarCoatedSauer wrote:
Jeez, where would they get the financing for that? That'd be quite a move for such a small company, comparatively.

 

They could get international financing.  T-Mo is NOT a bit player in Europe.

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Master

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Clayshooter wrote:

SugarCoatedSauer wrote:
Jeez, where would they get the financing for that? That'd be quite a move for such a small company, comparatively.

 

They could get international financing.  T-Mo is NOT a bit player in Europe.


T-Mobile Internationally has about 150 million users, 80% of those in Europe. They are the 4th largest player in Europe, and 6th largest in the world. Deutsche Telekom, the parent company is planning to merge the T-Mobile name with Orange of the UK, which would make them the largest operator in Europe. They are by no means small.

 

The rumour was to purchase Sprint, not at&t mobility. I don't see it as being a smart move, as their technologies are different (iDen and CDMA vs. GSM) and Sprints customer base is leaking fast and furious.  It probably won't happen.

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Master

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I mostly agree.  Whoever heard that T-Mobile might be buying out AT&T was mistaken or smoking the good stuff.  It just ain't gonna happen.  The one strategic advantage I can see with T-Mobile buying out Sprint is that Sprint is the only one of the Big 4 giving WiMax a serious run.  All the other major carriers look to be converging on LTE.  It's a bit of a calculated risk, but if WiMax does well for Sprint (or whoever buys them), it could have a big payoff.
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xLogan wrote:
LOL!! T-Mobile buying AT&T? That'd be a HUGE service and I doubt it'll ever happen. T-Mobile should have bought Sprint or Alltel, but Verizon bought Alltel from what I heard...Smiley Surprised

 

I thought it was Cingular who bought Alltel...thats what I remember hearing.

 

Anyways, Tmobile buy Att...yeah right.  I dont see it happening.

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Professor

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T-mobile probably isn't interested in buying at&t.  It would just cost too much and T-mobile could probably do much better spending the money to build out thier own network while continuing thier discount pricing.  As for at&t buying T-mobile, I could see some logic on Duesch Telecom giving up on the US market and selling off T-mobile, but I doubt they are moving in that direction.
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