First off, this is all my own opinion. We all know the ATT/T-Mobile merger will go through, at worst with just a few small hurdles. While it may or not be good for consumers, it's great for the both of them. T-Mobile couldnt survive without the iPhone, ATT needs towers. Sprint has released their quarterly results today and while it's better than before, they are still operating at a loss. I dont think they can survive or ever turn a profit without the iPhone. I dont think Apple will ever choose them either. That eventually leads to just 2 US carriers in just a few more years. At that point it will just be 'psuedo-competition'. And it's all because of the iPhone.