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    I had some info. on this in Feb 2007, now just a year later it's being
    printed again.

    Take a look.

    http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/520687.html



    See More: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.




  2. #2
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    On 2008-03-07, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I had some info. on this in Feb 2007, now just a year later it's being
    > printed again.
    >
    > Take a look.
    >
    > http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/520687.html


    I could see benefits to customers of both T-Mo and Sprint/Nextel if this
    happens. T-Mo doesn't have a fully-deployed data network yet, in the US.
    Sprint's customer service sucks, while T-Mo's consistently ranks at or near
    the top in the various surveys (and my experiences with T-Mo customer service
    have been quite positive).

    Will be interesting to see if this happens.

    --
    Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
    Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol




  3. #3
    Ron
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 19:59:10 +0000 (UTC), Steve Sobol
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2008-03-07, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I had some info. on this in Feb 2007, now just a year later it's being
    >> printed again.
    >>
    >> Take a look.
    >>
    >> http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/520687.html

    >
    >I could see benefits to customers of both T-Mo and Sprint/Nextel if this
    >happens. T-Mo doesn't have a fully-deployed data network yet, in the US.
    >Sprint's customer service sucks, while T-Mo's consistently ranks at or near
    >the top in the various surveys (and my experiences with T-Mo customer service
    >have been quite positive).
    >
    >Will be interesting to see if this happens.



    If one actually reads the story its the guess work on one Wll Street
    Analyst, based upon Zip, nada, nothing.



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    Michael N. Paris
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    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.


    /business/story/520687.html
    >
    > I could see benefits to customers of both T-Mo and Sprint/Nextel if this
    > happens. T-Mo doesn't have a fully-deployed data network yet, in the US.
    > Sprint's customer service sucks, while T-Mo's consistently ranks at or
    > near
    > the top in the various surveys (and my experiences with T-Mo customer
    > service
    > have been quite positive).
    >
    > Will be interesting to see if this happens.
    >
    > --
    > Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED


    I happen to agree, even with the two companies using two vastly different
    mobile standards. Say what you wish about Sprint, and alot of it deserved,
    some not. Their data is probably the best in the US.

    For voice and my pda, I use AT&T, but have my notebook data card on Sprint.




  5. #5
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.



    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On 2008-03-07, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I had some info. on this in Feb 2007, now just a year later it's being
    >> printed again.
    >>
    >> Take a look.
    >>
    >> http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/520687.html

    >
    > I could see benefits to customers of both T-Mo and Sprint/Nextel if this
    > happens. T-Mo doesn't have a fully-deployed data network yet, in the US.
    > Sprint's customer service sucks, while T-Mo's consistently ranks at or
    > near
    > the top in the various surveys (and my experiences with T-Mo customer
    > service
    > have been quite positive).
    >
    > Will be interesting to see if this happens.





    Hmmm- a merger of two carriers using completely different technologies and
    billing systems that cater to different demographics. How could that plan
    possibly fail?









  6. #6
    Allodoxaphobia
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    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 19:59:10 +0000 (UTC), Steve Sobol wrote:
    > On 2008-03-07, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I had some info. on this in Feb 2007, now just a year later it's being
    >> printed again.
    >>
    >> Take a look.
    >>
    >> http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/520687.html

    >
    > I could see benefits to customers of both T-Mo and Sprint/Nextel if this
    > happens. T-Mo doesn't have a fully-deployed data network yet, in the US.
    > Sprint's customer service sucks, while T-Mo's consistently ranks at or near
    > the top in the various surveys (and my experiences with T-Mo customer service
    > have been quite positive).
    >
    > Will be interesting to see if this happens.


    We'll probably get T-Mobile's coverage and Sprint's customer service.....



  7. #7
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    ["Followup-To:" header set to alt.cellular.sprintpcs.]
    On 2008-03-07, Todd Allcock <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hmmm- a merger of two carriers using completely different technologies and
    > billing systems that cater to different demographics. How could that plan
    > possibly fail?


    Oh, it's certainly not risk-free. I just said I could see an upside to
    such a merger.



    --
    Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
    Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol




  8. #8
    DTC
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    Todd Allcock wrote:
    > Hmmm- a merger of two carriers using completely different technologies
    > and billing systems that cater to different demographics. How could
    > that plan possibly fail?


    Well..The Sprint CDMA and Nextel iDen merge worked out pretty well.

    Didn't it?

    [We now resume your normal broadcast]



  9. #9
    Jar-Jar Binks
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    >> Will be interesting to see if this happens.
    >
    > We'll probably get T-Mobile's coverage and Sprint's customer service.....


    That is not what we want. We want the opposite!!





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    Ron
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 18:20:46 -0800, "Jar-Jar Binks" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >>> Will be interesting to see if this happens.

    >>
    >> We'll probably get T-Mobile's coverage and Sprint's customer service.....

    >
    >That is not what we want. We want the opposite!!
    >


    The merger isnt going to happen, makes no sense at all.

    T-Mobile does not use CDMA, and if T-Mobile is worried
    about being price undercut by Sprint, its cheaper to wait a year till
    they go out of business, than it is to buy them out.



  11. #11
    Jar-Jar Binks
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    > T-Mobile does not use CDMA, and if T-Mobile is worried
    > about being price undercut by Sprint, its cheaper to wait a year till
    > they go out of business, than it is to buy them out.


    Sprint will not go out of business! In one year they will be the largest and
    most successful cell phone service provider in the USA.





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    dafydd
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    Actually, the 'new billing system' that sprint is in the process of
    migrating all of its custoemrs to, is the same platform that T-mobile
    uses.
    This might be a shocker, but that particular system was originally
    created for 'Nextel' ...go figure. Each of the copanies name the
    system
    something different. T-mobile calls their's 'Sampson', while Sprint's
    seems to go by many different names. UBP, Ensemble, USC, CSM,
    sView, nView, many other's that we mutter under our breath when it is
    running really slow..... :-) BUT, the program itself is called
    Customer Service Management, and was created or at least marketed by
    Amdocs. When I worked for T-mobile a few years ago, I would
    always get a little bit of a kick out of pulling up the billing
    system, and seeing 'Nextel' on the flash page as it opened.

    I think it would be a strain still trying to mix the two [3?]
    technologies, but the article did say it was Deutsche Telekom, that
    'MAY consider it.
    It would not be unthinkable that they would leave the 2 companies
    completely or mostly seperate in their operations. Again this is all
    just
    speculation, and neither one of the companies makes it a habbit to
    talk abot rumors of mergers. It seemed that while I was working with
    T-mo
    that we were rumored to be being taken over by some company or other
    about every other week. And yet... it did not happen.

    On Mar 7, 3:41*pm, "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    > "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]t> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On 2008-03-07, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> I had some info. on this in Feb 2007, now just a year later it's being
    > >> printed again.

    >
    > >> Take a look.

    >
    > >>http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/520687.html

    >
    > > I could see benefits to customers of both T-Mo and Sprint/Nextel if this
    > > happens. T-Mo doesn't have a fully-deployed data network yet, in the US.
    > > Sprint's customer service sucks, while T-Mo's consistently ranks at or
    > > near
    > > the top in the various surveys (and my experiences with T-Mo customer
    > > service
    > > have been quite positive).

    >
    > > Will be interesting to see if this happens.

    >
    > Hmmm- a merger of two carriers using completely different technologies and
    > billing systems that cater to different demographics. *How could that plan
    > possibly fail? *- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -





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    Ron
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 19:25:43 -0800, "Jar-Jar Binks" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >> T-Mobile does not use CDMA, and if T-Mobile is worried
    >> about being price undercut by Sprint, its cheaper to wait a year till
    >> they go out of business, than it is to buy them out.

    >
    >Sprint will not go out of business! In one year they will be the largest and
    >most successful cell phone service provider in the USA.
    >


    Tell us how you've borrowed every penny you can and bought lots of
    Sprint stock, and we might believe you.

    Actually buying PUTs on Sprint makes far more sense.



  14. #14
    R. P.
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    "dafydd" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Actually, the 'new billing system' that sprint is in the process of
    > migrating all of its custoemrs to, is the same platform that T-mobile
    > uses.


    That has a supposed paperless billing that just doesn't work? Have
    any of you guys signed up successfully to T-Mo's paperless billing?

    RP




  15. #15
    dafydd
    Guest

    Re: T-mobile & Sprint Merger Back in the News.

    Yes actually, I used it when I worked for them, and never had a
    problem receiving my bills in electronic form.
    However I will point out, that this is seperate from their actual
    billing system.

    On Mar 8, 3:48*pm, "R. P." <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "dafydd" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Actually, the 'new billing system' that sprint is in the process of
    > > migrating all of its custoemrs to, is the same platform that T-mobile
    > > uses.

    >
    > * * That has a supposed paperless billing that just doesn't work? Have
    > any of you guys signed up successfully to T-Mo's paperless billing?
    >
    > RP





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