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    Sprint ready to acquire a smaller carrier?

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...-real-m-a.html

    I think Sprint would be wise to consolidate with Leap and/or Metro. After Hesse got shot down last time S attempted to purchase Metro, do you think it would fare any better today?

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    Metro and Leap stock prices are up big today. Sprint's also is up a bit. Maybe something is in the works but I doubt it will happen any time soon.
    Sprint user since 1997

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    Totally ignorant question but if Sprint was to buy a carrier like Metro or Leap could they defer the LTE build out where the other 2 have it already?

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    I would say no since none of Sprint's current devices support AWS spectrum which is what I *believe* both have deployed their initial LTE rollouts on.
    Thrill me...

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    I think Sprint should buy Alltel and they'd have a great, strong network and still have decent sprectrum holdings. Oh, wait... it isn't 2005 anymore, is it?

    They need to focus on themselves first before trying to acquire any more illfated mergers or buyouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan702 View Post
    I would say no since none of Sprint's current devices support AWS spectrum which is what I *believe* both have deployed their initial LTE rollouts on.
    Technology incompatibilities never stopped 'em before...

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    Right, of course the Nextel deal will get beaten to death ad infinitum. However, at some point what happened circa 2004-05 (with a different CEO and probably several different board members) sorta becomes less and less relevant to what's happening in the present and what will happen in the future.

    At any rate, I wouldn't say there's any technology incompatibilities as all three use the same technologies e.g. CDMA and LTE. There is some spectrum incompatibility. However, if Sprint were to somehow acquire both Metro and Leap (not saying it's likely or even feasible), then a potential disadvantage becomes an advantage as their combined AWS licenses are quite formidable.

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    sprint wouldnt get approved to buy tmobile. same issue that hit att. thank God att was blocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryjohnson16 View Post
    sprint wouldnt get approved to buy tmobile. same issue that hit att. thank God att was blocked.
    I don't know about that but why would they want them anyway?

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    Sprint has $6.8 billion in cash and equivalents. CDMA operators like MetroPCS, Cricket, or U.S. Cellular make much more sense.




    http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...s-real-m-and-a

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/8801...ion?source=msn


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    I don't think Sprint's board would approve buying T-MO after the Disaster with Nextel is still a fresh wound for many.

    Metro - I think brings the most to table assets wise....They have LTE building out, they have 1900 H Block spectrum IIRC that match up with Sprint's G block would give Sprint a 10x10 pipe configuration for LTE and LTE-A. Metro has more control over it Network.

    Leap/Cricket - the last I would buy, what haven't outsourced away at this point.....

    USCC - 2nd Choice buy - would give Sprint more 1900, A rural play, some leverage to exert against Verizon.


    If Sprint were to buy Metro or Leap...those Customers would be come Boost or Virgin subs, they would not be Post Paid branded.

    If USCC were the buy..then those sub should become Post Paid branded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyj17 View Post

    Metro - I think brings the most to table assets wise....They have LTE building out, they have 1900 H Block spectrum IIRC that match up with Sprint's G block would give Sprint a 10x10 pipe configuration for LTE and LTE-A. Metro has more control over it Network.
    Nah, nobody has the H block. It hasn't been auctioned off yet.

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    Consider Cricket just got a cash injection from the deal with Radio Shack. I do not see Leap looking to merge right now. However Metro PCS could be looking for a merger due to being CDMA, LTE, & Vo/LTE you could see them & Sprint getting together in 2013. If not before once the board approves it.

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    apparently it won't be MetroPCS...
    Deutsche Telekom is close to a deal to merge its T-Mobile USA operations with flat-rate player MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS), according to a Bloomberg report.

    The report, which cited unnamed sources, said that Deutsche Telekom's board is scheduled to meet in Bonn tomorrow to approve the deal, which may be announced as soon as tomorrow.
    http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/...2#.UGsf3HqJu8B

    S missed the Alltel opportunity, now the MetroPCS opportunity... Hopefully Tmo/DT can do a better merging job than S/N.

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    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/10/...y-metropcs/?hp

    TMobile's parent company confirms that its in talks to buyout MetroPCS.

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