JOHN DICK, 10 Oct 2017is this true? if sprint and T-Mobile will emerge what will be the new name? LoL is it sprint m... more GSM and CDMA network on a single carrier. Can a single phone access 2 different networks at the same time?
Oathbreaker, 07 Oct 2017 I'm on T-Mobile now after choosing it over Verizon. I believe Verizon has better coverage. An... moreBranding process of device causes those issue. Commonly SIM/DATA/Phone restriction and even from time to time apps.
is this true? if sprint and T-Mobile will emerge what will be the new name? LoL is it sprint mobile? XD just saying. But well this is going to be a great idea. 2 major carriers who offer very low price for phone and for plans. This is going to be the #1 carrier of all time. just improve the signals and data connection. :)
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017Who cares? I'm not from the US. And more than 95% of the world population is not from the US.Actually you CARE SO MUCH.
Somebody who don't care will just read the tittle of article, that's it.
You read the article and reply. Shame on you.
I really don't know how to feel about this. I work for Office Depot, and the FCC turned down our merger with Staples a few years back because they didn't want us monopolizing and being the sole "major" office supplier in the United States. This stemmed from the fact that a lot of the contracts Office Depot & Office Max have are government contracts, and they definitely weren't going to allow us to monopolize and price gouge them.
What I'm getting at here is that with the "Big 4" becoming the new "Big 3" for major cellular providers, they can start charging more because there is less competition.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017Who cares? I'm not from the US. And more than 95% of the world population is not from the US.First, I believe you have to revise the 95% you assumed, Wikipedia it's a great source of census numbers. Second, if a few thousands are in a great danger to loose their jobs, I don't think nobody will care.
AnonD-696951, 07 Oct 2017I am not from US , can anybody plz explain me what is sprint , verizon , t-mobile, at&t ha... moreAll 4 of them are cellular providers (let's forget about other fixed services).
Verizon: CDMA 2G & 3G network + LTE (LTE is based on GSM). The CDMA service is set to be shouted down soon. They have about 147 million customers.
AT&T: GSM 2G + 3G + LTE. The 2G network was unplugged early this year. About 136 million customers.
T-Mobile: GSM 2G, 3G and LTE. 74 millions customers and constantly growing.
Sprint: CDMA 2G + 3G and LTE. I believe 58 millions customers.
The 3G and 3.5G data service offered by Sprint and T-mobile are not compatible.
The LTE service is compatible, but T-mobile is using the LTE bads: 2, 4, 5, 12, 66 and 71, and Sprints LTE bands are: 25, 26 and 41. The band 25 covers a little bit of band 4, but they are not inter-operable.
Also, they are very few zones where Sprint has service and T-mobile does not have.
Hope this info helped. Please note I'm just an enthusiast, I'm not a telecom expert.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017Who cares? I'm not from the US. And more than 95% of the world population is not from the US.Remember all those statistics about how the U.S. is the number 1 richest nation in the world by a ridiculous amount? I think people care. Plus T-mobile is huge in Europe isn't it? This will affect way more than just the U.S.
AnonD-605106, 07 Oct 2017You Chinese? Indian? He-man? sha-man maybe
Kangal, 07 Oct 2017But if they did the Dragon Ball Z fusion... would the new "SprinT-Mobile" be the default large... moreT-Mobile (73.9M) and Sprint (59.7M) combined would still be #3 but only 3M with users behind AT&T (136M) for #2. Verizon is tops at 147M. They control about 33% of the overall market.
I actually like this move because it means Best Buy and their great weekly discounts might start selling T-Mobile phones again and hopefully make phones compatible foe both networks. Sprint is definitely the least friendly with network compatibility and unlocked devices.
Where T-Mobile and Sprint excel in is pricing and promo deals considering they are less popular than Verizon and AT&T with weaker coverage.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017Who cares? I'm not from the US. And more than 95% of the world population is not from the US.You Chinese? Indian? He-man?
AnonD-607239, 07 Oct 2017Two companies with poor coverage and service to become a big company with poor coverage and service.But if they did the Dragon Ball Z fusion... would the new "SprinT-Mobile" be the default largest carrier?
Who would be #1, #2, and #3 in terms of total marketshare...?
I'm on T-Mobile now after choosing it over Verizon. I believe Verizon has better coverage. Anytime I go to Urban Plates near my house, I never get signal with any other carrier except Verizon. I only chose TMo because my Pixel bill credits of $325 for 24 months kicked in. TMo is just cheaper, most of my phones work on it, and customer service seems friendlier.
With that said, I HATE SPRINT. Worst of the major four. Their unlock system is convoluted. It's not as easy as pop the sim and it works right away. Their data speed is horrendous and the least compatible of the four to the others. The only good thing are their prices at Best Buy.
I would have cared maybe seven months ago when I still had Sprint. After my Sprint G5 couldn't recognize anymore sims, I realized the only phones I plan to buy from now on are UNLOCKED phones. No carrier bloatware, boot animation, branding, and locked to these leeches. My G5 (RS988) arrived yesterday and it works like a dream. LG Backup made everything quick and easy. Kept it on Marshmallow as RAM usage is 10-15% lower than Nougat. No carrier bloatware sipping on RAM. My all-time favorite phone just got better.
Get only unlocked, iPhones, or Pixels. Carrier bloatware and being locked to Sprint is the worst.