This was more than twice the company's trading value. The combined company had a customer base of 46 million people at the time, making Cingular the largest wireless provider in the United States. Approximately 50, cell sites had to be melded together. From a technical standpoint, the "blue" and "orange" networks were considered different networks until integration was completed in
Sprint and T-Mobile announced today that they will merge, pending regulatory approval.
Mergers rarely benefit consumers. Just take a look at the airline industry, where the loss of airlines like AirTran, Continental, Northwest, and USAirways over the past decade have meant that the remaining carriers can drive up prices and cut benefits without consequences. For that reason alone I hope that the government challenges the merger.
The new company will be run by T-Mobile, will be called T-Mobile, and will use their headquarters. There is good news here for Sprint customers if regulators kill the deal. In lieu of a typical breakup fee, T-Mobile has agreed that if the deal is rejected they will give Sprint customers the ability to freely roam on the T-Mobile network when there is no Sprint coverage.
Other perks that Sprint and T-Mobile customers enjoy now due to the underdog status that those companies have would likely be cut as well.
With fewer competitors Verizon can always decide to kill that grandfathered intro plan. I was a Sprint user for a solid decade from I signed up for a 3 month trial of free WAP internet that allowed for 3 lines of text only internet on my phone.
Soon enough I was getting a new Sprint smartphone every month and was running an 18 line business account while renting out cell phones to my fellow yeshiva students.
It was all rather lucrative. I jumped ship to Verizon and the difference was night and day. I no longer dropped calls. My phone worked in the basement and in places it had never worked before.
Data was much faster. The monthly billing mistakes went away. I was thrilled to have switched.
It reminded me of earlier that year when Mimi and I were in Tasmania looking at baby penguins returning from the ocean in middle of the night. The guide asked that anyone with Telstra please silent their phones and anyone with any other carrier not to worry about it as there was no way they would have service anyway.
Verizon has gone back and forth with their unlimited plan strategy and I hope it sticks around when they roll out their 5G network. The more competitors that exist, the better the odds that your carrier will feel the need to compete for your business.
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