Thoughts on T-Mobile Sprint Merger?

T-Mobile zNpT60
Sep 19, 2017 20 Comments

There is news today about a potential purchase/merge with Sprint. Thoughts on how this will impact software engineers currently at the company or the company in general? What will this merger do to my stocks or options?

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  • Microsoft sadboy
    CDMA + GSM ? 😑
    Sep 19, 2017 11
    • T-Mobile qWnh37
      Finally, remember that most of the important spectrum is LTE. All they'd have to do in most cases is just add LTE bands to phones on both networks.

      It'll be a challenge, but it's very doable. The brands would probably stay separate for a few years to come.

      I honestly don't think it'll happen though.
      Sep 20, 2017
    • Microsoft sadboy
      Good insights. Thank you. On an unrelated note, do you think American carriers may ever go LTE only and do VoLTE only like the reliance jio carrier in India? I know those guys had to do it due to spectrum stuff but does that give any advantages in terms of network maintenance, operations etc?
      Sep 20, 2017
    • T-Mobile qWnh37
      The only reason not to is cost to refarm to LTE, but as soon as one network (probably TMO) does it first and starts being able to advertise "Only HD voice on our network!" because they've finished around 90% of their towers, the others will follow.
      Sep 20, 2017
    • T-Mobile qWnh37
      I say probably TMO because we are already developing our own VOIP app called Digits, so it's inevitable that we would want more LTE and less GSM. At this point any spectrum that's still on GSM is just wasted bandwidth that could be LTE.
      Sep 20, 2017
    • Microsoft sadboy
      Cool. Thanks
      Sep 20, 2017
  • T-Mobile / Other zuer22
    My main concern would be a culture shift. Much of our current success is built around a very specific culture and image. Would hate to lose that.
    Sep 20, 2017 0
  • T-Mobile / IT zWpf53
    Jobs will be lost, quality of work environment destroyed and overall customer experience remain the same. People at higher up will make millions, the ones at the middle and bottom will drown.
    Feb 24 0
  • T-Mobile qWnh37
    Yawn

    Same old song

    Hope it doesn't happen. Someone has to keep pricing competitive.
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • T-Mobile Roller59
    Listening to leadership's position, if accurate, is that any merger would take place on T-Mo's terms. That would only enhance the stock price. Not worried a bit as a T-Mo employee.
    Sep 19, 2017 0
  • T-Mobile
    yxiP78

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    Hard to say. Let's see if it happens.
    Sep 19, 2017 2
    • T-Mobile zNpT60
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      Any idea what would happen to our stock?
      Sep 19, 2017
    • T-Mobile
      yxiP78

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      Near term up, longer term new company. Also hard to say. I have lots of shares too
      Sep 19, 2017
  • T-Mobile / Eng CaesarKoba
    Example of spectrum supported by the Note 8. Most all of the phones for sale over the last 5 years support GSM/LTE bands. I would imagine Sprint phones could use the GSM bands for calling and messaging with a PRL push or a SIM change. It may be able to be done remotely and bam, all Sprint phones support T-Mobile network features.

    http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/galaxy-note-8-lte-bands.jpg
    Sep 23, 2017 0