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[Engadget] Sprint officially opposes AT&T and T-Mobile merger

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Yes, you read that right. Sprint is actually going out on a limb and officially opposing AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Apparently, it thinks that the transaction would "reduce competition and harm consumers" if it's allowed to go through, and it's vowing to "fight this attempt by AT&T to undo the progress of the past 25 years and create a new Ma Bell duopoly." It further goes on to note that the combined company would be almost three times the size of Sprint in terms of wireless revenue, and that it and Verizon would "overwhelmingly dominate" the US wireless industry and have "unprecedented control" over the post-paid market. Full press release is after the break.
Went ahead and quoted the entire article because it was so short.

I hope the merger doesn't happen, and I will be rooting for sprint

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i am against the merge too but wat can sprint and we do about it ~_~
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I want it to happen.
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Less competition is always a bad thing for customers.
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That's nice and all, but what is Sprint really even doing for customers? They've got the least amount of viable handsets, their customer service is atrocious. You want better competition? MAKE IT.

Not to say that I'm for this merger. I'm on AT&T and I sure as hell don't want them taking over the only other major GSM network. It would be bad for everyone. There wouldn't be a need for either AT&T or TMobile to compete price-wise, handset-wise, or customer-service wise since there would be no TMobile. AT&T could get away with highway robbery.

The next question is, what do we, as consumers, and as Americans, do to stop this from happening?
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The only reason I want this to happen, is because I would love to see more coverage area since I'm with AT&T. But I can see both the positives and the negatives in this.
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The only reason I want this to happen, is because I would love to see more coverage area since I'm with AT&T. But I can see both the positives and the negatives in this.
What's the point of coverage when you'll be paying $500 for 1mb of data and 10 minutes of voice?
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Of course they do... That would mean that they are now at a disadvantage in the market... Who wouldn't oppose it?
     
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What's the point of coverage when you'll be paying $500 for 1mb of data and 10 minutes of voice?

Let's get realistic now.
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Let's get realistic now.
Exactly.

It will obviously be more expensive than that
    
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