You're aware that when you opted to change your mobile device from one that operated on the legacy MetroPCS network, to one that operates on T-Mobile's network, you voluntarily moved to a network with completely different coverage areas, right?
What were you expecting? "We're sorry you chose to pay for a service when you don't live in a covered area"?
Everybody panic! The price is fluctuating less than a quarter of a point! It's the end of days!
You guys crack me up.
More like the investors looking for a get-rich-quick scheme realized there's no such thing as a free lunch.
They've also taken on a remarkable amount of debt, and lack the spectrum necessary to expand. DT throwing money at the problem won't fix anything, unless they throw that money at the spectrum auction.
This could take a while.
"Lenders to Sprint Corp. (S) are asking for higher fees in exchange for financing the purchase of T-Mobile, because they expect the deal to face a lengthy approval process, people with knowledge of the matter said. Sprint, whose controlling shareholder is Son’s SoftBank Corp. (9984), is planning to acquire its rival for about $32 billion, people have said.
*****The companies, including T-Mobile shareholder Deutsche Telekom AG, expect the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice to take at least a year to evaluate the deal*****, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information. *****The plan is to include a drop-dead date of 18 months after the deal’s announcement -- at which point it could be terminated*****, according to two of the people. *****That deadline could be extended,***** the people said."
(Source: Bloomberg, "Sprint Said to Plan for Lengthy Review of T-Mobile Deal")
Just to be clear, you're predicting a sub-$25 price on TMUS before the merger announcement?
I can't take credit for the "Death star" nickname- if you do a Google image search for "at&t death star" there are a LOT of pictures. They've had the persona of an evil empire for a long, long time.
Yeah, it's probably a coincidence that all of the carriers are doing the same thing but TMUS is under the microscope right now. Someone at big red or the death star paid a lot of money for this attention.
Beans! You're back! And you're STILL bitter that nobody wants you at their party. Well, at least you get points for being consistent.
Wait, they're predicting both Sprint and T-Mobile stock is going to drop? That's... interesting. If the merger doesn't happen, T-Mobile gets a free payday and the next suitor can step up. If it does, the new entity will effectively own the lower 40% of the entire market. The only way for both companies to lose half of their value is if the merger is denied, TMUS doesn't get the breakup fee, Son isn't allowed to invest anything at all in Sprint, and neither company gets a single bit of spectrum at the auction. Or if Verizon announces a $10/mo no-contract unlimited everything plan. In other words- it's not very likely.
Maybe, but that's also how T-Mobile has acquired so many customers since the Uncarrier initiative began. There will always be people who are willing to throw money at the best coverage and speed, and there will always be people looking for a balance between quality and cost. You're right though, over time the cost for T-Mobile to expand their coverage and increase speeds will lead to higher plan rates and prices across the entire market will normalize.
That's true, but you only need to make that comment once to get your point across. There's no benefit in repeating the same thing multiple times from multiple duplicate accounts.
Very slightly higher? There's no real downside for TMUS if a bid is made, they either double in size or collect a bucket of cash. But I don't think new investors are going to pile in when it happens, everyone is still too unsure of what the outcome will be, IMO rightly so.