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T-Mobile US, Inc. Message Board

  • longpickuptruck longpickuptruck Jul 13, 2013 9:27 AM Flag

    Who is looking to take over TMUS?

    Papa Son acquired S and CLWR. AT&T acquiring LEAP. DISH is in the mkt. Verizon is in the mkt. So what do you think? Any other M & A's getting ready to be announced?..

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    • Is it Verizon or Dish? These are the 2 mostly to make a bid. Don't leave out Direct TV. IMO.

    • I say Tmobile stays put for the time being while they roll out their LTE network. They have a lot of work to do to gain back customers. Just because they bought MetroPCS doesn't mean things are great and dandy. Until they can show they have postpaid adds and start making a dent with ATT and Verizon, Tmobile needs to focus on improving the network to catch up since they have the smallest LTE footprint of the 4 major carriers.

      I think a buyout of Tmobile won't occur until a few more years and but I am going to go on a limb and say Sprint eventually merges with Tmobile now that they are backed by Softbank. I don't see ATT trying to make a run at them again since they failed once before. Verizon knows that they are too big to absorb another major carrier.. Given Charlie Ergen's reputation for being a tough negotiator, I don't expect Charlie to bend over to Tmobile's terms and I see them selling their S-band spectrum eventually.

    • AT&T offered 39 billion for TMUS. Since then TMUS has acquired PCS, TMUS must be worth more than 39 billion. IMO.

    • I'd throw Century Link in as a possibility. Couple reasons. 1) Since Qwest sold their wireless assets years ago the current company is without an in-house offering. 2) Lack of regulatory friction versus the dead at&t deal, the same concern with a VZ play, and if Sprint tried to make a go of it I see massive DC money spent by at&t as a revenge play to scuttle it.

      IMO - Century Link and Sprint would fit (oddly enough if you chase the rabbit you'll find the Embarq business unit spun off by Sprint coming back around) but with T-Mobile out there and DT with little interest in support of their U.S. unit I think the obvious complement fits together nicely. I do think the price has to come down to a realistic number and that might prove difficult with anyone pointing to what at&t had offered a couple years ago. I thought at the time of that deal T-Mobile was more of an $18B or so deal and today even less.

    • How could Verizon possibly get TMUS now that they've gotten bigger than they were when AT&T wasn't able to, and there's less competition in the market now (with LEAP and MPCS gone)? If SprintBank is interested they won't be making a move until 2015. That leaves DISH or a wildcard player like Google.

    • T-mobile only has a $7.3 billion dollar mkt cap, you can expect Dish or Verizon to make a bid for it with in the next 2 wks. IMO a bid of 20 to 30 billion. Remember T tried to buy it for 35.

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