What the mega-merger of Sprint and T-Mobile could mean for your cell phone bill

  
Via:  perrie-halpern  •  3 weeks ago  •  10 comments

What the mega-merger of Sprint and T-Mobile could mean for your cell phone bill
The companies say the deal is a win for consumers -- and T-Mobile has promised not to raise prices for three years.

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

Nothing good every came from lack of competition.. you think we would have learned that by now. 

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1  WallyW  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    3 weeks ago

AT&T landline for phone and Internet.

Tracfone for out and about

 
 
 
MonsterMash
1.1.1  MonsterMash  replied to  WallyW @1.1    3 weeks ago
AT&T landline for phone and Internet

Same here for phone and internet. For a cell phone I have a go-phone, buy 100 minutes a month for $ 10 which suites my needs

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1    3 weeks ago

Any time I hear mega corporations talk about win situations for consumers, I become instinctually nervous as that sounds like a mega oxymoron...

 
 
 
lib50
2  lib50    3 weeks ago

I totally agree.  I can't even think of one that didn't cost more and give consumers less.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

Although I could not open nbcnews, I read the reports on MarketWatch and Fortune, and it's going to be BAD NEWS for users. 

Says Buzz whose cell phone cost the equivalent of US$40 cash and having bought minutes for the equivalent of about US$33 four years ago (they do not expire here) am yet to use up half of them.

Good luck.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
3.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    3 weeks ago

The Wall Street Journal is more optimistic. 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-t-mobile-sprint-to-faster-5g-11564182519

 
 
 
Kavika
4  Kavika     3 weeks ago

I never gave up my smoke signals.

 
 
 
devangelical
4.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4    3 weeks ago

... probably more reliable

 
 
 
devangelical
5  devangelical    3 weeks ago

I've had a cellphone (electronic leash) for 30 years. I'm paying 1/3 of what I used to pay. Americans pay 5 to 10 times what everybody else on the planet pays for service. Prices on 4G will fall thru the floor as the 5G infrastructure is built. The merger by these 2 companies is to survive the new tech coming that's just over the horizon. 

 
 
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