Earlier today, German business newspaper Handelsblatt reported that Deutsche Telekom is currently preparing a plan for a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US.
This is not the first that we’ve heard of T-Mobile possibly merging with another US carrier, both AT&T and Sprint have been reportedly trying to merge with T-Mobile at some point, though the first time we heard rumors of a merger with Sprint and T-Mobile, John Legere denied the claims.
The report also details that T-Mobile would be taking control of Sprint as to keep T-Mobile’s current aggressive/competitive marketing strategy that has proven success for T-Mobile.
If the merger does go through, that would mean less competition for the US’ largest carriers. Though, it’s hard to say how much T-Mobile’s competitive tactics change (if at all) in a future with Magenta in charge of a possibly merged “SprinT-Mobile”.
Seeing as this is the third round of merger rumors we’ve heard about T-Mobile and Sprint merging, it could take much longer than anticipated, or maybe the third time really is the charm.Are you either a Sprint or T-Mobile subscriber? Do you think it's a good idea for the carriers to merge?
"...though the first time we heard rumors of a merger with Sprint and T-Mobile." "Seeing as this is the third round of merger rumors we’ve heard about T-Mobile and Sprint merging," HUH?!
At least with AT&T there was some synergy as both are GSM based carriers making it an easy transition for persons that travel internationally. Also AT&T would have enhanced T-Mobile's poor US coverage. With Sprint you get what is considered o...