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    DOJ Antitrust Chief Undecided on T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

    Today is the One year anniversary of the announcement of the T-Mobile & Sprint merger. Due to delays this is day 147 of the 180 day clock...

    DOJ Antitrust Chief Undecided on T-Mobile-Sprint Deal, to Review Additional Data

    " Speaking to CNBC, Delrahim said that 5G does factor into the DOJ’s consideration, in particular when efficiency arguments come into play that are good for the consumer — though he noted there are strict guidelines."

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    T-Mobile-Sprint merger would be win for David, not Goliath

    "Today, Verizon and AT&T have nearly 70 percent market share and 93 percent of the industry cash flow. Combining T-Mobile and Sprint will create a supercharged maverick, which will still be only Number Three. This newly invigorated third carrier will be better able to compete against the larger two."

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    they also pushed back the deadline to complete the merger until july 29th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qt0 View Post
    they also pushed back the deadline to complete the merger until july 29th

    On Monday, T-Mobile and Sprint announced a deadline extension for the $26.5 billion merger in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The two companies will now have until July 29th to convince officials at both the FCC and DOJ to approve the transaction that would combine the third and fourth largest telecommunications companies in the country into one.

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    He obviously has not received his "Gift Basket" yet.

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    With this deal there is only 1 thing we can be sure of:

    Getting a decision will take forever.

    Also, I think the if it does pass the fact that sprint seems to have been struggling for quite a while could be a big factor
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    Quote Originally Posted by themanhimself View Post

    Also, I think the if it does pass the fact that sprint seems to have been struggling for quite a while could be a big factor

    Sprint is a train wreck no doubt, however
    the health of Sprint can't be factored in to the merger. The FTC can't say "Well, Sprint was going toes up anyway so we approve it."

    Close call but If I could go to Vegas and place a bet I'd wager it doesn't happen at this point.

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    Yeah I'm on the not happening side strongly these days. Pretty much TM & Sprint would do anything, divest anything to get this done. And a clear path hasn't been offered to them. So I'm 80-20 convinced this is dead but it's still floundering for show & torture.
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    It's looking more and more like it won't pass. Either way TMobile needs to know so hopefully that's soon.

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    To me it looks like Soft Bank wants Sprint to be in bad shape, to help the merger. If Sprint was thriving, than the merger probably would be a option.

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    what concessions have they offered to make the deal happen? maybe other things have happened behind the scenes, but all i remember reading about is a promise not to raise prices for 3 years... maybe they should start offering a little more than that.

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    T-Mo has offered to take on Sprint's $40 billion in debt. Isn't that enough? /S

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    But what has been asked of TM? That shows DOJ is going to neg this.

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