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2 responses to “Report: Sprint Preparing Counter-Offer for MetroPCS After Reverse Merger Announcement”

  1. Sprint

    How come Sprint doesn’t go after US Cellular or Cricket?

  2. Christopher Price

    To buy a regional carrier, you’re either going after customers, spectrum, or towers. The simple answer likely is only MetroPCS provides the right combination of those for Sprint.

    For Sprint, the answer is probably in spectrum, and an existing LTE footprint that Sprint could call its own. But, that would have drawbacks in requiring new devices and a more complicated LTE banding.

    I suspect at this point Sprint is partly considering an offer to jilt T-Mobile and drive the price up, forcing T-Mobile to pay more for the same acquisition.