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Sprint no longer wants to buy T-Mobile

05 August, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sprint no longer wants to buy T-Mobile - read the full textThere have been talks for some time now of Sprint trying to purchase T-Mobile. The US CDMA wireless carrier has apparently given up on this attempt, and will no longer actively try to acquire T-Mobile. Sprint was reportedly getting close to closing a deal, but it never came to fruition. So what...

 

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In the UK, for the average price and package of a flagship phone, you will be looking at paying around £35 - £40 per month, it will include Unlimited Calls/Text and 2GB Internet. 4G is free on all tariffs around that price but only available in certain areas.

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  • 2014-08-06 19:52
  • MVg6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 17:45 from gLNe - click to readIn the states we have some pretty decent deals with prepaid carriers. Cricket Wireless (uses AT&T's network) is $50/month for 2.5gb data and unlimited calls/texts. And if you sign up for autopay the price drops to $45/month. Net10, Straight Talk & T-Mobile have decently priced prepaid plans as well. I'd stay away from Sprint, Boost & Virgin though. There's a reason why they're the cheapest - very poor cell coverage. Which may have gotten better if that #@$% merger had gone through!

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  • 2014-08-06 19:22
  • 7ADv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 10:16 from 4QSR - click to readOf course I'm not kidding. Here is what you can have in France for 16 euro (if you also have the fixed) or 20 euro (if you don't have the fixed as well):Appels/SMS/MMS illimités en France métrop.
Appels illimités vers fixes 100 destinations
SMS illimités depuis Europe et DOM
Internet 3G : 3Go / 3G + 4G : 20Go (Débit réduit au-delà)
Let me know if you need translation.

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  • 2014-08-06 18:20
  • LgRs

how much are usa contracts and sim free plans? (we can get 400-600 mins unlimited texts and data for around 20-25dollars per month sim only, and same on contract with a high end phone for 35-40)

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  • 2014-08-06 17:45
  • gLNe

Wonderful news. Sprint is terrible. Worst coverage and slowest data speed by far.

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  • 2014-08-06 16:08
  • 9Awx

This is terrible news for consumers. Conventional wisdom says more carriers equals more competition equals costs going down. But in the U.S. AT&T and Verizon have a near monopoly on our mobile infrastructure, so more carriers doesn't mean squat for consumers. The Big Two own most of the towers. A combined Sprint/T-Mobile superpower MAYBE had a sliver of a chance of challenging the Big Two, bringing down prices for all of us. Oh well, sad day for U.S. wireless customers. RIP merger.

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  • 2014-08-06 13:31
  • 47sA

best news ever

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  • 2014-08-06 10:35
  • s1ZC

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 08:59 from LgRy - click to readYou are not kidding. Cell phone service costs are outrageous. It's massive price gouging. Especially adding in the cost of data....$50-$100 for a few gigs of data!!!??? And it's not even theirs...you just get charged that as a fee for them to connect you to the data.

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  • 2014-08-06 10:16
  • 4QSR

Carlos Slim made an offer a few weeks ago too...

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  • 2014-08-06 09:35
  • iAEq

My impression is that the Americans are paying way too much for their mobile communications. The best for them would be if Iliad buys t-mobile to bring down the prices as they did both in the fixed and the mobile market in France.

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  • 2014-08-06 08:59
  • LgRy

It's Sprint Nextel, not just Sprint.

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  • 2014-08-06 08:38
  • LHfF

Great news!!!

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  • 2014-08-06 07:46
  • 0a@r

Good! This is much better for consumers.

FG

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  • 2014-08-06 04:25
  • rM3S

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