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How the AT&T (T) deal for T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) might affect the competition: Verizon...

How the AT&T (T) deal for T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) might affect the competition: Verizon (VZ) may consider a deal with Sprint (S), MetroPCS (PCS +6.2%) or Leap Wireless (LEAP +12.8%), though they would come with “a variety of issues.” Sprint is at risk since it has lost a potential merger partner and faces an even bigger competitor, while Clearwire’s (CLWR -3.2%) predicament has "grown worse."
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  • kmi
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    Tons of things going on...

     

    Article brings up Clearwire and Lightsquared as potential partners for TMobile that get pushed out, but I'd guess this deal would mean both those see renrewed interest from Sprint...

     

    MetroPCS is CDMA and compatible with Sprint/Verizon so there's some linkage possible there.

     

    Apple would probably regret making a CDMA phone since the expansion into TMobile coulda saved them the trouble.

     

    AT&T becomes the only GSM provider in the US. i.e., a monopoly of sorts.

     

    TMobile was building out advanced HSPA and AT&T was moving on to LTE so something will change there.

     

    Those of us who love TMobile for GSM, cheap prices, and fast data speeds will now have to deal with AT&T. It's overburdened network. And its draconian policies of locking down handsets.
    21 Mar 2011, 10:46 AM Reply Like
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