Conditional merger vs no deal ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿป

T-Mobile MAmY06
Jul 19 17 Comments

So wanted to see what everyone thought was better for T-Mobile. Merging with Sprint and creating a 4th carrier, or just not merging with Sprint?

Hereโ€™s some reading that could help you vote: https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/successful-merger-scenario-worse-for-t-mobile-than-no-sprint-deal-analyst

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Cerner pfdP78
    Why merge when Sprint would likely go out of business in 12-24 months without a merger?
    Jul 19 6
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Sprint leadership has literally said publicly that they need the merger to go through because they donโ€™t have a plan to profitability. Read and listen to what your leaders are saying.
      Jul 20
    • Sprint Chickenlip
      Bah, they've sold everyone on this on both ends, painting a dire picture. In truth, Sprint has lasted this long with dismal business choices and management changes that completely gum up the works. Eventually we would hit an equilibrium or get bought out by a non-competitor who wanted to enter the market or restructured with a cable company or something along those lines.
      Jul 22
    • Cerner pfdP78
      That kind of complacent attitude is what got you in this mess.
      Jul 22
    • Sprint Chickenlip
      I've worked at parts from three of the current 4 for 28 years :) Trust me, I've seen some bonehead moves. This is probably the most smoke screened dog and pony show I've seen. I remember when Cingular and AWS combined...that was going to ruin everyone else! It's all smoke and mirrors. Eventually some nutsack will get an itch to create more competition and we'll be back to the BabyBell explosion and will have forgotten the story again.
      Jul 22
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Ah, a lifer. Itโ€™s all you know. Thatโ€™s why the glasses are rosy. Times have changed. Sprint is a dead goat thatโ€™s bleeding out. I donโ€™t blame you, though, stick it out and hope for a good severance.
      Jul 23
  • Sprint SystemLord
    Itโ€™s a done deal . Will be announced by DOJ by Wednesday . Main concern is how will it affect us Sprint employees especially the RF engineers. Only time will tell if T-Mobile keeps us or discards us.
    Jul 23 4
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Do you really believe all the BS Marcelo and Legere are pushing about keeping KC as HQ2? If it gets approved, I give it 9 months before the layoffs happen.
      Jul 23
    • Sprint SystemLord
      Bro you are making me more nervous . Lol . Been in this country for 15 years.. 12 years on H1B and GC(extension). Even now I have to worry if I can keep my job and get my visa stamped next time I go for visa stamping . Smh ! If T-Mobile letโ€™s me go then I will have 1 month ( I think ) to get a new job. And itโ€™s very difficult to get any telecom job in Bay Area on H1B . Anyways I will try to relax!!
      Jul 23
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Iโ€™m not trying to be negative. Sprint has a ton of great peopleโ€”itโ€™s leadership is responsible for the horrible situation the company is in. However, leadership has been setup to reap massively where the folks who do the work are going to get screwed. Iโ€™d highly recommend you looking for an exit plan and not waiting for the merger to dictate your future.
      Jul 23
    • Sprint SystemLord
      I agree bro. Letโ€™s see what happens.
      Jul 23
  • T-Mobile twuR21
    I watch the news every day and wonder what the people against the merger are smoking. Sprint doesn't survive as a separate concern in any scenario. You either get three big carriers or two.
    Jul 20 0
  • T-Mobile / Design 9e72p1nq
    Let's pull out and let Dish and Sprint burn to the ground. They are both screwed without T-Mobile. Dish will lose tons of spectrum as they cannot financially deploy it in time even as a license saver program. As for Sprint, many articles and opinions seem to point out that they could declare bankruptcy one day without a merger.
    Jul 23 1
    • Sprint SystemLord
      The deal is already done bro. They will declare by Thursday . Hope you guys wonโ€™t discard us :).
      Jul 23
  • T-Mobile / IT aSPt24
    We want their spectrum, towers, and more. If they go out, we would likely have to pay a lot at auction and still not get all of it.
    Jul 20 0
  • AT&T / Eng
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    DDM2Kmore
    Is Sprint Mobile a separate company? If not, T-Mobile would stand to acquire their LD network as well. If it hasnโ€™t all been spun off via Embarq -> Centurylink
    Jul 22 0