If Charlie misses out again with TMUS he can start little with buying NIHD, NTLS, and 3 or 4 more small wireless companies and he will be on a roll for a fraction of what he will spend buying a biggie. Combining the little ones he can make a big noise. Just thinking.
Charlie will be working with Sprint and will not need to buy anyone. they already have one partnership in place and testing in Texas.
If charlie was to buy anything I think it would be the remaining 18% of DT holdings in TMUS after Sprint bought the 49% from DT. one must remember you do not have to always buy out a company to control it so with Dish / Sprint buying out the DT shares they would have a lot of control. No laws say up can not be a minority owner of a competitor .