Jason Posted July 26, 2019 Share Posted July 26, 2019 https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/26/sprint-t-mobile-receive-merger-approval-department-justice/ I've seen a lot of commentary about how this is good because Sprint is an uncompetitive zombie and it'll make T-Mobile more competitive, but that assumes T-Mobile keeps acting the way it has as a smaller underdog competitor once it becomes bigger, which I see no reason to assume will be true. Meanwhile at their current size they've already been able to force Verizon and AT&T to compete, e.g. they're the reason we got unlimited data plans (yes, I know, there's the stupid throttling after 22GB, but it's still better than strict data allocations) back. The other argument I've seen is that it guarantees that Verizon or AT&T can't scoop up Sprint's spectrum when they fail but in a sane regulatory environment that wouldn't be a concern. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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