Early March had seen storms of speculation that Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobileâ€™s parent company, was considering an acquisition of Sprint. Recent reports are again pointing to the same direction. With talks being in the primary stage, such a move will hurl the No. 4 US carrier into the No. 1 position by having about 83 million customers over AT&Tâ€™s 71 million.
The initial acquisition came into play as a result of the recent price war which will â€˜hurtâ€™ T-Mobile furtherÂ if Sprint were to cut its prices again.
With VoiceStreamâ€™s acquisition being quite â€˜priceyâ€™ for Deutsche Telekom, Sprintâ€™s acquisition will be considerably cheaper due to T-Mobileâ€™s stock standings.