T-Mobile looking to acquire Sprint?


This one will stay firmly in the rumor pile for the time being, but a report out of Germany points to an impending T-Mobile takeover of Sprint Wireless. On the surface, the move would make sense. T-Mobile has struggled to gain traction against its bigger competitors, with a sub-par coverage footprint and device selection that would make your grandmother laugh. Sprint, on the other hand, has been hemorrhaging absorbers and cash as of late, and seems to be stalling on their promised WiMAX 4G data rollout. Their powers combined might allow for greater success, but we do have our doubts. The two carriers operate on diametrically opposed frequencies and technologies, so marrying their coverage would be a nightmare. More importantly, however, would the combination of two troubled houses truly allow for success, or simply create a greater magnitude of trouble?


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