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[ZDNet] Should we agree with Sprint’s CEO that AT&T will be too big?

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Bloomberg reports that Sprint’s CEO, Dan Hesse, has issues with AT&T’s announced acquisition of T-Mobile. It seems he is uncomfortable with the notion that post-acquisition AT&T and Verizon Wireless will hold 79% of the U.S. wireless market. In fact, he plans on taking his criticism to Congress in an effort to block the regulatory approval required for AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile can move forward.

Though it is understandable why Hesse would have apprehension over AT&T’s acquisition, since it would make Sprint an even smaller player in the U.S. wireless market, the question really is whether or not AT&T or Verizon Wireless holding such significant market share is a bit lop sided compared to other international markets. According to information from ComScore as of January, this is what the U.S. wireless market landscape currently looks like compared to what the market share would look like after AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile.
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The merger is not a catastrophe, at worst it will force these little guys to actually become competitive, ABOUT TIME, they are just afraid of losing from their 60% Profit Margin for service? Stop crying and take it like a man! Greed can make you miss the boat Sprint, so shame on you...

That's what I say!
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if they had better service down here in south florida, i'd be on sprint. screw att and their stupid tiered data plan bullcrap


i hate it.
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I hope its blocked. I'm on neither Tmobile or AT&T customer. Competition between companies is what keeps prices down, or at least that's what I should do.
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The merger is not a catastrophe, at worst it will force these little guys to actually become competitive, ABOUT TIME, they are just afraid of losing from their 60% Profit Margin for service? Stop crying and take it like a man! Greed can make you miss the boat Sprint, so shame on you...

That's what I say!
Are you seriously saying that about the most affordable national carrier out there?

What about Verizon and ATT colluding to make people pay even more. This is less competition, not more.
    
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I hope its blocked. I'm on neither Tmobile or AT&T customer. Competition between companies is what keeps prices down, or at least that's what I should do.
Agreed. If Verizon and AT&T hold most of the power, they can mutually agree to keep their prices on services high.

It's anti-competition and bad for the consumer
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Its bad business imo.

to much control handed out to to few company's

look at how extreme there pricing is already, it will only get worse.

Sprint will be the cheaper carrier out of all of them (already is) if anything I can only see sprint increase the cost of there plans since they no longer have T-Mobile to compete with.
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I hope its blocked. I'm on neither Tmobile or AT&T customer. Competition between companies is what keeps prices down, or at least that's what I should do.
It doesn't really, these companies cooperate and set market prices at their will.
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I don't see sprint hiking their prices at all. Now they have 2 major competitors that are practically triple their size. They finally stopped losing customers fairly recently by out pricing the competition. There's no reason to go to att over sprint other than coverage... or unless you're one of those type of people that have to use an iphone. I just don't see sprint losing their main advantage. It would be a bad business strategy.
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I'm switching to Sprint. I hate Verizon's overpriced service.

And GSM? Hahahahaha I'll never do that again.
    
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Why doesn't some billionaire or something create some companies that are beyond competitive in these markets so we get back on track and quit being raped by these companies? Look at internet prices and speeds in other countries and we are trounced for mb per $. Look at these expensive as all hell phone plans w/ contracts that just kills our pockets. Something has to be done... It is seriously pretty appalling to see this kind of thing, and the lack of regulation on the government side.
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