Got Sprint or T-Mobile? Soon to be the same thing.

Discussion in 'Cellular - Voice - Data' started by Dieselboss, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Dieselboss

    Dieselboss Technology Contributor

    Feb 19, 2009
    T-Mobile has been trying to buy Sprint. The government approved the deal today (with some stipulations.)

    T-Mobile says that they can provide you with a better and cheaper 5G network if they are allowed to buy Sprint. They also say that they will force ATT and Verizon to up their games and provide better service at a lower price to compete with T-Mobile's new combined network.

    The government has regulations in place to try to prevent monopolys and other forms of unfair practices. They have been blocking the merger until today.

    Enter DISH Network. Believe it or not, you will be able to get your cell service through Dish when this is all done. Dish is starting its cell service as a result of the T-Mobile deal. Many of you who have the sub-section brands under Sprint will be moved to the new Dish Brand. For example, if you have Virgin Mobile, or Sprint Prepaid, or Boost, you will become the new Dish customers.

    When it's all said and done we will have the "big 4" as Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile, and Dish.

    Hopefully the consumer wins from this deal like T-Mobile says they will. I wonder who the "Can you hear me now" guy will do ads for now!

    Full article here: T-Mobile-Sprint deal finally wins Justice Department approval
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    The customer never winds in a merger of this size. All that will happen is a bunch of redundant people get laid off and now there is a bit less competition. The prices will be the same and service will end up being equal to the worst of the two.
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  4. SilverShadow

    SilverShadow Light Load Member

    Nov 14, 2008
    Terre Haute, IN
    now I'm really confused with this merger (buyout) whatever they want to call it, T-Mobile has always run on att"s (GSM) system and sprint has always been CDMA (Verizon system) the systems phones will not work on the other system. how is this going to work?
  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I don't think gsm and cdma matter anymore. Just a matter of swapping sims. And having unlocked phone.

    My samsung note9 is att but can be used on verizon. Once it's unlocked.
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