Carrier Breaking News - Sprint Abandoning Pursuit of T-Mobile

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  1. P A U L macrumors member

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    http://www.geekwire.com/2014/sprint-giving-t-mobile-bid-wsj-reports/

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/5/5972969/sprint-said-to-be-giving-up-on-buying-t-mobile

    After months of anticipation that Sprint was nearing an agreement to purchase telecom giant T-Mobile, the company is now reportedly giving up such a deal. Citing an unnamed source, The Wall Street Journal reports that the company's "abandoned" its pursuit of Sprint, suggesting that there would have been too many regulatory issues as part of such a deal.

    The news comes just hours after a report from Bloomberg claiming that T-Mobile was planning to turn down a $15 billion bid from from Iliad in order to try and get a higher amount from the French telecommunications company.


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  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If true, that's a relief. I intend to move to T-Mobile in the new year if Sprint isn't any better by then. I wouldn't want to end up becoming a Sprint customer again by virtue of a merger.
     
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    I'm going to speculate that this news heralds Sprint's eventual decline to being the fourth place carrier.

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    Here's another tidbit for you.

    Maybe Dan Hesse is out?
    http://seekingalpha.com/news/1903995-more-on-sprint-new-ceo-to-reportedly-be-named



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    Holy crap, yep Dan Hesse is OUT!

    https://twitter.com/emilychangtv/status/496793616749441024
     
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