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no. i want my cheap MetroPCS plan intact.
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sprint coverage has improved a lot. at least out here in the boonies (midwest)

Key word being "Coverage"... I get better coverage on T-Mobile vs Sprint and I was Using sprint in the same areas that I am in now for 2 years. It could be that I have a brand new phone too though... Photon 4G To a Nexus 5 is a hulk leap. Weak thing too was that Photon 4G had 4G service like less than 5% of the time and 3G was slow. I live in California... In socal I had OK service, but... Since T-Mobile they don't come close. I'm in nor cal by the way.
    
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Well then what is the problem? Sprint buying T-Mobile wouldn't all of the sudden kill your coverage...
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I don't get it, if you are happy with T-Mobile why would you leave if sprint owned them? I can't imagine you would end up paying as much as plans on at&t or verizon cost and you would no ddoubtoubt have as good or better coverage than you have now with the same or better speeds moving forward.

Sprint will put you on a 2 year contract with them even if you have a phone coming in. So, new customers who want to avoid contracts will get locked in. That is lame. The other thing is Sprint will bring WAY MORE people to the network ...it would be a god damn nightmare. Plus, like I did in the past... Those crazy tether guys too lol! It would be all bad ...
    
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I guess you have some knowledge about how it is going to run and that they wouldn't be adapting any of T-Mobile's practices, that is some insight you have there. Not to mention sprint has what they call the "one up" program for getting a new phone every year that is actually a significant savings over t-mobile,at&t, and verizon. As for the taking on of new customers being an issue, I don't know how you can make that claim as being any kind of negative either without any internal knowledge of the infrastructure and how the merging of them would be handled. Point is there is no reason to think that if you like t-mobile now that you wouldn't like it after.
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Someone should explain to me why theres so much hate for Sprint. I love my unlimited data + tethering to my laptop to get internet everywhere. I also have LTE service almost everywhere
if there will be 3 players instead of 4, your prices will go up. also tmobiles tech is better but who has all the purchasing at sprint in their pocket? yeah, sprint vendors will make sure via their sprint buddies that tmobiles tech will be replaced with their tech and you can say goodbye to the tmobiles speed and quality
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At the moment I have Virgin Mobile in the US which runs of Sprint's network. At $30/month with unlimited data I would say it's hard to beat.

If Sprint acquired T-Mobile then I suppose I would be able to use GSM phones with Virgin. If not then I just keep paying $30/month until I decide to stop. It's nice to not have a 2 year contract either.
no, they would do whats best for sprint and not the customers. i lived through a corp takeover and the company on top fired everyone at the old company, took all the patents and moved all the projects to their development. so no you will not get tmobile perks, sprint will take out a competition to solidify its position
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because the free market for something like a utility makes no sense. because the most efficient method (ie the whole purpose of market competition) is a monopoly anyway. it's like healthcare-internet is a *service* not a product
the only good thing on EU commission is that they pretend they like customers, so the only reason the telco sector is regulated in EU as it is is their pretention. if you like to shoot yourself into leg and want a monopoly, well then i have no idea what to say
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post #67 of 81
I guess having gone through an acquisition before that means this will be exactly the same as that one went right? Yes sprint will hopefully do what is best for sprint, and being that they are in the business they are in that would be good for the customer. Some reports say they even just wanted to merge but that was shot down and from what I read that may have lead T-Mobile's majority holder Deutsche Telekom AG to want to get out of the US market all together and Sprint may be the only one allowed to purchase them. Even that is considered to be a stretch. They seem to definitely feel as if 4 is the magic "large" carrier number.
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I guess you have some knowledge about how it is going to run and that they wouldn't be adapting any of T-Mobile's practices, that is some insight you have there. Not to mention sprint has what they call the "one up" program for getting a new phone every year that is actually a significant savings over t-mobile,at&t, and verizon. As for the taking on of new customers being an issue, I don't know how you can make that claim as being any kind of negative either without any internal knowledge of the infrastructure and how the merging of them would be handled. Point is there is no reason to think that if you like t-mobile now that you wouldn't like it after.

I was on Sprint for two years... They FLAT OUT suck.
    
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Been on them for over 10 and I personally disagree. Also who is to say things don't get better or even significantly better after the change. Not to mention with the larger roll outs of LTE/Spark that they have coming this year and the next. It could end up being a very very good time to be a Sprint customer, not that I personally have many complaints myself.
post #70 of 81
Don't take revro's post too seriously. A company taking over another does not mean bad things will happen. In all out seriosuness, many companies leave the management and the entire company intact. In fact, the acquisition may have positive impact on the parent company. The problem is though, the negative possibilities exist too, and I would not want to fear my service terms being changed because of Sprint.
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