VZW May Purchase Alltel To Become the US Largest Carrier

themanofthedark

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ew ew ew ew ew...
actually,

this could be good, if Verizon wants to be GSM eventually, it would want to acquire a large portion of towers etc first...


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I wonder if AT&T's response would be to buy Sprint and convert them over to GSM
 

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I wouldn't put it past AT&T to jump in and outbid tmo. AT&T won't just stand pat, trust me.
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.
 

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I hear you Aggie. I had one of those V710 models which VZW advertised could help you pee via Bluetooth. ;)
 

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I hear you Aggie. I had one of those V710 models which VZW advertised could help you pee via Bluetooth. ;)
i had one too for about 2 weeks and got so pissed at it I threw it in the lake.
 

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Arent Sprint and Nextel already joined, or together or something like that?
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.