Paulson & Co. and Omega Advisors have joined a growing list of Sprint (S) investors to...

|About: Sprint Corporation (S)|By:, SA News Editor

Paulson & Co. and Omega Advisors have joined a growing list of Sprint (S) investors to declare Dish's (DISH) bid for the company superior to SoftBank's (SFTBF.PK), further pressuring the Japanese carrier to up its offer; Paulson owns 4.24% of Sprint, and Omega 1.86%. Meanwhile, as Sprint and T-Mobile both get ready to merge with 3rd parties, speculation is growing the #3 and #4 U.S. carriers may themselves tie the knot one day to better compete against AT&T/Verizon. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse last May: "I honestly don't believe there is a magic number of four at all."  (more)