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  1. #1
    John Navas
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    <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12..._nextel_talks/>

    Sprint - the US's third biggest mobile telco - and fifth-place rival
    Nextel are reportedly in talks about a possible merger. The deal
    would create a carrier with approximately 39m subscribers and a
    market value of around $70bn.

    Market leader Cingular bought AT&T Wireless Services for $41.3bn in
    October creating more pressure on rivals to increase their size in
    order to compete effectively. The Wall Street Journal quotes unnamed
    source in reporting that negotiations between Sprint and Nextel are
    ongoing, but a deal is far from certain. Any agreement would almost
    certainly be an all-share transaction, it adds.

    The putative deal would consolidate Sprint's position in the number
    three slot behind Cingular and Verizon Wireless and ahead of T-Mobile
    while reducing the number of large US mobile-phone carriers from five
    to four. A merger would give Sprint access to Nextel's business
    customers, who tend to be more loyal and spend more than regular
    consumers thanks in part to Nextel's popular "walkie-talkie" mobile
    service. Meanwhile Cingular is further ahead than Verizon in
    selecting technology to roll out 3G mobile services.

    [MORE]

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  2. #2
    Cyrus Afzali
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 18:42:15 GMT, John Navas
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    ><http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12..._nextel_talks/>
    >
    > Sprint - the US's third biggest mobile telco - and fifth-place rival
    > Nextel are reportedly in talks about a possible merger. The deal
    > would create a carrier with approximately 39m subscribers and a
    > market value of around $70bn.


    The Register needs better reporters. There's no "reportedly" about the
    discussions. They were confirmed by both companies Thursday afternoon.



  3. #3
    John Navas
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:12:26
    GMT, Cyrus Afzali <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 18:42:15 GMT, John Navas
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >><http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12..._nextel_talks/>
    >>
    >> Sprint - the US's third biggest mobile telco - and fifth-place rival
    >> Nextel are reportedly in talks about a possible merger. The deal
    >> would create a carrier with approximately 39m subscribers and a
    >> market value of around $70bn.

    >
    >The Register needs better reporters. There's no "reportedly" about the
    >discussions. They were confirmed by both companies Thursday afternoon.


    The Register was passing along a WSJ story, which probably triggered the
    confirmations.

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  4. #4
    John Navas
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Fri, 10 Dec 2004 18:42:15 GMT,
    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:

    ><http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12..._nextel_talks/>
    >
    > Sprint - the US's third biggest mobile telco - and fifth-place rival
    > Nextel are reportedly in talks about a possible merger. The deal
    > would create a carrier with approximately 39m subscribers and a
    > market value of around $70bn.
    >
    > Market leader Cingular bought AT&T Wireless Services for $41.3bn in
    > October creating more pressure on rivals to increase their size in
    > order to compete effectively. The Wall Street Journal quotes unnamed
    > source in reporting that negotiations between Sprint and Nextel are
    > ongoing, but a deal is far from certain. Any agreement would almost
    > certainly be an all-share transaction, it adds.
    >
    > The putative deal would consolidate Sprint's position in the number
    > three slot behind Cingular and Verizon Wireless and ahead of T-Mobile
    > while reducing the number of large US mobile-phone carriers from five
    > to four. A merger would give Sprint access to Nextel's business
    > customers, who tend to be more loyal and spend more than regular
    > consumers thanks in part to Nextel's popular "walkie-talkie" mobile
    > service. Meanwhile Cingular is further ahead than Verizon in
    > selecting technology to roll out 3G mobile services.
    >
    > [MORE]


    <http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1035_22-5485729.html>:

    A deal could involve Sprint spinning off its land line business so that a
    combination between Nextel and Sprint would be a pure wireless company, the
    Journal cited one Wall Street banker as saying.

    <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...abBkw&refer=us>:

    Sprint rose 92 cents to $25.20, extending yesterday's 7.9 percent rally.
    Nextel, which climbed 6.6 percent yesterday, added 49 cents to $30.30.




  5. #5
    Cyrus Afzali
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:48:33 GMT, John Navas
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >[POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]


    > A deal could involve Sprint spinning off its land line business so that a
    > combination between Nextel and Sprint would be a pure wireless company, the
    > Journal cited one Wall Street banker as saying.


    I wouldn't be surprised if one of the cable companies that has
    invested significant money in VOIP, like Time Warner, wouldn't make a
    run for Sprint's LD business if they tried to sell it. Already, Sprint
    provides the actual long distance interconnection for TW's VOIP
    customers. TW has the number of customers to make it worth its while,
    and they too could resell that LD access to other VOIP players.
    >
    ><http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...abBkw&refer=us>:
    >
    > Sprint rose 92 cents to $25.20, extending yesterday's 7.9 percent rally.
    > Nextel, which climbed 6.6 percent yesterday, added 49 cents to $30.30.





  6. #6
    John Navas
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Fri, 10 Dec 2004 20:09:20
    GMT, Cyrus Afzali <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:48:33 GMT, John Navas
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> A deal could involve Sprint spinning off its land line business so that a
    >> combination between Nextel and Sprint would be a pure wireless company, the
    >> Journal cited one Wall Street banker as saying.

    >
    >I wouldn't be surprised if one of the cable companies that has
    >invested significant money in VOIP, like Time Warner, wouldn't make a
    >run for Sprint's LD business if they tried to sell it. Already, Sprint
    >provides the actual long distance interconnection for TW's VOIP
    >customers. TW has the number of customers to make it worth its while,
    >and they too could resell that LD access to other VOIP players.
    >>
    >><http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...abBkw&refer=us>:
    >>
    >> Sprint rose 92 cents to $25.20, extending yesterday's 7.9 percent rally.
    >> Nextel, which climbed 6.6 percent yesterday, added 49 cents to $30.30.


    Indeed -- I personally think the whole thing makes a great deal of sense.

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  7. #7
    John Navas
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    Reuters
    Sprint in Talks to Buy Nextel for $36 Bln
    <http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/041210/telec..._nextel_5.html>

    Sprint Corp. is close to an agreement buy Nextel Communications Inc.
    for more than $36 billion in a mostly stock deal that would combine
    the No. 3 and No. 5 U.S. wireless telephone companies, sources
    familiar with the situation said on Friday.

    [MORE]

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  8. #8
    John Navas
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    Sources: Sprint, Nextel deal nears
    Sprint said to offer 1.3 shares of its stock for each Nextel share; Sprint,
    Nextel rise after bell.
    <http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/09/news...reut/index.htm>

    Sprint Corp. is in advanced negotiations to buy Nextel Communications
    Inc. for more than $36 billion in a mostly stock deal that would
    combine the No. 3 and No. 5 U.S. wireless service carriers, sources
    familiar with the situation said Friday.

    Under the terms currently being considered, Sprint aims to pay 1.3
    shares of its stock for each share of Nextel. It also would pay a
    small amount of cash that would give Sprint a slightly larger
    ownership stake in the company for tax purposes, sources said.

    An agreement could be announced early next week, barring any
    complications, the sources said.

    Based on the current stock prices, Sprint's offer would value
    Nextel's stock at $31.95 a share, plus some cash. The companies
    declined to comment.

    [MORE]

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  9. #9
    George
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"


    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Reuters
    > Sprint in Talks to Buy Nextel for $36 Bln
    > <http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/041210/telec..._nextel_5.html>
    >
    > Sprint Corp. is close to an agreement buy Nextel Communications Inc.
    > for more than $36 billion in a mostly stock deal that would combine
    > the No. 3 and No. 5 U.S. wireless telephone companies, sources
    > familiar with the situation said on Friday.
    >


    I wonder if they will drop the toy beep-beep-beep walkie talkies...


    > [MORE]
    >
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  10. #10
    Thomas M. Goethe
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Sources: Sprint, Nextel deal nears
    > Sprint said to offer 1.3 shares of its stock for each Nextel share;
    > Sprint,
    > Nextel rise after bell.
    > <http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/09/news...reut/index.htm>
    >
    > Sprint Corp. is in advanced negotiations to buy Nextel Communications
    > Inc. for more than $36 billion in a mostly stock deal that would
    > combine the No. 3 and No. 5 U.S. wireless service carriers, sources
    > familiar with the situation said Friday.
    >


    How do the technology and spectrum issues play out in this? Isn't Nextel
    being eased out of its 800 mhz SMR spectrum and being pushed into a new
    block of 1900 MHz? If so, that's going to mean changing out a lot of
    handsets and adding towers.

    The new entity will obviously need a strong PTT system to satisfy its
    Nextel customers, but can iDEN and CDMA 2000 co-exist in the same spectrum?
    There is some other PTT solutions that might work on CDMA, of course. Which
    ones would be best? I've heard good things about what Alltel is using.

    This would certainly solve Nextel's data issues with Sprint ramping up
    EV-DO with EV-DV down the road.

    This actually sounds more interesting technologically than the
    ATT/Cingular merger.


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  11. #11
    John Navas
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Fri, 10 Dec 2004 18:57:32 -0500,
    "George" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Reuters
    >> Sprint in Talks to Buy Nextel for $36 Bln
    >> <http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/041210/telec..._nextel_5.html>
    >>
    >> Sprint Corp. is close to an agreement buy Nextel Communications Inc.
    >> for more than $36 billion in a mostly stock deal that would combine
    >> the No. 3 and No. 5 U.S. wireless telephone companies, sources
    >> familiar with the situation said on Friday.

    >
    >I wonder if they will drop the toy beep-beep-beep walkie talkies...


    PTT (Push-To-Talk) has been a big hit for Nextel, and other carriers are
    rushing to match it, so it's not likely to be dropped. ;-) As Nextel has
    been evaluating upgrades from iDEN, the importance of PTT has been a major
    stumbling block -- the initial implementation on CDMA2000, reportedly the
    upgrade technology favored by Nextel, hasn't been as good as iDEN or even
    Nokia on GSM.

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  12. #12
    Joseph
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 18:57:32 -0500, "George" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Reuters
    >> Sprint in Talks to Buy Nextel for $36 Bln
    >> <http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/041210/telec..._nextel_5.html>
    >>
    >> Sprint Corp. is close to an agreement buy Nextel Communications Inc.
    >> for more than $36 billion in a mostly stock deal that would combine
    >> the No. 3 and No. 5 U.S. wireless telephone companies, sources
    >> familiar with the situation said on Friday.
    >>

    >
    >I wonder if they will drop the toy beep-beep-beep walkie talkies...


    Believe it or not there are people who *want* that annoying feature!
    Nextel's biggest market is *business* and many businesses such as
    contractors really *like* the feature though as many people point out
    it does seem like an annoying feature with all the "cheeps."
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  13. #13
    bamp
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"


    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Fri, 10 Dec 2004
    > 18:57:32 -0500,
    > "George" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>"John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>> Reuters
    >>> Sprint in Talks to Buy Nextel for $36 Bln
    >>> <http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/041210/telec..._nextel_5.html>
    >>>
    >>> Sprint Corp. is close to an agreement buy Nextel Communications Inc.
    >>> for more than $36 billion in a mostly stock deal that would combine
    >>> the No. 3 and No. 5 U.S. wireless telephone companies, sources
    >>> familiar with the situation said on Friday.

    >>
    >>I wonder if they will drop the toy beep-beep-beep walkie talkies...

    >
    > PTT (Push-To-Talk) has been a big hit for Nextel, and other carriers are
    > rushing to match it, so it's not likely to be dropped. ;-) As Nextel has
    > been evaluating upgrades from iDEN, the importance of PTT has been a major
    > stumbling block -- the initial implementation on CDMA2000, reportedly the
    > upgrade technology favored by Nextel, hasn't been as good as iDEN or even
    > Nokia on GSM.
    >
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    John,

    When will Cingular get PTT?

    bamp





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    1badss
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    some people don't like it but for business it is an extremely cost effective and efficent way to comunicate. Nextel will never drop the PTT. The reason nextels PTT works so much better than any of the other is because of the spectrum that they use, this is why all of the public service systems use it. this is also why nextel is not having that much sucess with the high frequency spectrums but I have no doubt they will figure something out before they have to move to the new spectrum.



  15. #15
    Desi
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    Re: "Sprint and Nextel mull mobile merger - WSJ"

    How many more times are you going to post this crap?


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have been employed by Sprint PCS in the past, and am currently
    > employed by Nextel. Nextel has excellent benefits, and has a great
    > working environment. They don't just "talk the talk", they truly care
    > about their employees. They will even give you $3,500 to assist with
    > adopting a child.
    >
    > Sprint, on the other hand, has mediocre benefits at best, and treat
    > their employees as "just another number".
    >
    > The news of this merger is a big disappointment to me, and I advise all
    > Nextel employees to get ready for the "shaft".
    >
    > I reactivated my resume on all of the major job boards today. Sprint is
    > not a good place to work.
    >






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