Sprint Nextel has agreed to purchase Nextel Partners for $6.5 billion in cash. The stock buyout will give Sprint full ownership of Nextel Partners, and will end the long-held standoff between Sprint and the iDEN affiliate. Upon regulatory approval, Nextel Partners customers will be able to switch to Sprint CDMA without paying an early termination fee.
By Christopher Price on December 20, 2005
Christopher Price is the Founding Editor of PhoneNews.com. Today, he leads the team building iConsole.tv - a new kind of Android™ device. He still likes to pontificate... a lot. You can visit his personal blog at ChristopherPrice.net.