Sprint is digging-in and has issued fighting words over AT&T's $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA.
“…Sprint will fight this attempt by AT&T to undo the progress of the past 25 years and create a new Ma Bell duopoly,” the company said in a statement released Monday.
Not exactly a surprise, but Sprint, a distant third among the nation's wireless carriers, seems to be preparing for a real fight. Though many believe AT&T can make enough concessions to get the approval.
AT&T's T-Mobile acquisition stirred the pot of pundits igniting outcry over the deal, fair or not.
Whatever carrier users chose the deal is likely to have an impact. AT&T promises better service to consumers. Critics cite lack of choice and predict service price increases. Verizon has remained somewhat neutral perhaps because of its previous experiences acquiring Alltel and Suncom.
Percentages ebb and flow, but this provides some scale for what the merger would bring.