Anyone in their right mind knows that, long term, TMUS needs capital and spectrum to survive and compete with AT&T & VZ. Everyone likes to talk about Sprint, but clearly the US Gov't wants nothing to do with further consolidation in the space.
DISH has capital and spectrum and Charlie Ergen wants to join the mobile party. Does this just make too much since or am I missing something? TMUS gets what it needs and the US Gov't still has 4 competitors.
The only downside I see is for Sprint as they seem to be the desparate ones and TMUS could pass them for the 3rd position sooner than we think.
Mostly because DISH's spectrum hasn't been approved for cellphone use. And also because Charlie has been conspicuously quiet lately, although that could just be him waiting to let Sprint show their hand first.
one they want out of the U.S. and 2nd Sprint and dish is testing in Texas with a partnership aggreement already signed if the test goes well and that is maybe the reason dish said they was not interested in TMUS not that it may not change but I think it depends on the partnership.
3rd I stated before there could be a partnership made between Sprint and TMUS whith Sprint only buying into 49% and not be considered a owner .Don't laugh stranger things have happened