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Moved from T-Mo to sprint and saved money. Also now have unlimited internet. How cool would it be to be able to put a GSM or CDMA phone on your plan. Hopefully if this goes through they'll keep both networks.
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Oh well they were crap anyway. Last time I used them was back during the Nokia 3310 days (good ol' days when phones were just phones ). I changed to Orange soon after (which were ok) and finally O2 now, with whom I've stayed for years and who are probably the best. But now, I've gone around to compare them (at least on Pay As you Go deals) and they're all pretty much the same now, just splitting the market between them. There is almost no competition (not from what I see in the UK anyway) and I very much doubt this acquisition is going to affect any prices. Everything will stay the same, they'll just change the name (they did this back when One 2 One got taken over by T-Mobile, now ironically it's their turn).
    
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Oh well they were crap anyway. Last time I used them was back during the Nokia 3310 days (good ol' days when phones were just phones ). I changed to Orange soon after (which were ok) and finally O2 now, with whom I've stayed for years and who are probably the best. But now, I've gone around to compare them (at least on Pay As you Go deals) and they're all pretty much the same now, just splitting the market between them. There is almost no competition (not from what I see in the UK anyway) and I very much doubt this acquisition is going to affect any prices. Everything will stay the same, they'll just change the name (they did this back when One 2 One got taken over by T-Mobile, now ironically it's their turn).
I think its only for the US portion that Sprint is looking for?
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I know there are a lot of mountains in those islands so elevation can be a factor. Also the cost of running a tower and keeping it fully powered is difficult sometimes if there is construction or emergency bands sucking the tower. Also weather has a role as well, not sure how significant it plays (personal experience when its snowing vs sunny).

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I think its only for the US portion that Sprint is looking for?
Nah. A move that big would be global methinks.
    
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Nah. A move that big would be global methinks.
I doubt that sprint would want to do business all across Europe when they're barely surviving in america...


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Doesn't anyone even read the articles anymore?

As I noted above, the way they presently have the deal structured, while Sprint is technically "buying" T-Mobile USA, it will be Deutsche Telekom (which owns T-Mobile globally) which winds up owning Sprint.
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