I do, Aggie, but the regulators don't. There was a lot of bad blood when SBC purchased AT&T. Not as bad when AT&T purchased Bell South. But, Sprint has been a long standing loner in the telecom world. Politics over market domination would become bitter.
Yes, Sprint paid Nextel 26 billion dollars. A few months ago, Sprint basically wrote the Nextel buy out as a businesss loss. Nextel faces serious hurdles with the FCC over the bandwidth its IDEN network uses - interferes with emergency services. Sprint's plan has been to develop its own Push-To-Talk technology via its CDMA network, and shut down the IDEN.