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PostForum: NotePager Pro Support   Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:47 am   Subject: Sprint/T-Mobile Merger: Good or Bad?
There is a Sprint/T-Mobile Merger in the making, and thereís a few things we need to ask ourselves first. As consumers, is this going to be a good thing or a bad thing? For the companies, mixing a couple of the weaker links should, in theory, add up to a much stronger company, but that may not necessarily be the case. In fact, it could make for an even weaker link.

Two problems to face

There are always problems with any kind of merger, but the problems seem even worse with the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger. According to PC Magazine, here are two reasons this merger wonít go as smoothly as everyone hopes:

Technology

First of all, any technology company that is about to merge with another technology company needs to consider this. The phones may not be compatible, and combining technology will be much more of a headache than you might know. Both Sprint and T-Mobile have been working hard on their own technology paths for years and will have a hard time trying to make everything work in one line. On top of that, according to PC Magazine, Sprintís history shows it is not very good at making any kind of changes.

The other question is which company is going to be willing to give up current technology and move to the other one. Since we already know most of their technology isnít compatible, and one of them is going to have to give up what they already know to make the transition as smooth as possible, one of them is going to end up losing. There canít be two heads to one snake, or it will never get anywhere. The same applies to this merger. One of the two companies is going to come out on top while the other one loses everything it knows. This same thing applies to the marketing strategies of both companies, which are very well-known for their different marketing campaigns.

Consumers

As far as consumers are concerned, this Sprint/T-Mobile Merger is not a good thing. The first reason is because fewer carriers means less competition, and less competition means ...
 
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