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Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile USA

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Apr 2013 19:53 User comments (4)

Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile USA According to Bloomberg, Dish Network has informally had conversations with Deutsche Telekom in an effort to merge with the company's American carrier, T-Mobile USA.
Such a deal would let Dish bundle wireless service with their satellite-TV offerings.

Deutsche Telekom is said to be considering such a bid, but will only give it real thought after they close their acquisition of MetroPCS later this year.

T-Mobile USA has 42 million customers and is the fourth largest carrier in the States. After closing the purchase of MetroPCS, Telekom is spinning off the unit so it can trade publicly on the NY Stock Exchange.

The last company who tried to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T, was rejected by government regulators, leaving T-Mobile with a breakup fee gift of over $4 billion.

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4 user comments

115.4.2013 10:20

Are you sure it's T-mobile?

Reuters reports that Dish is trying to buy Sprint.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dish-offe...-104222394.html

Maybe they are buying both?

215.4.2013 15:10

That is weird Dish want to buyout Sprint and merge with t- mobile?

315.4.2013 18:24

I wonder why Dish is trying to get crummy third-rate cell phone companies...perhaps they are trying to get more angry customers?



419.4.2013 14:37

Originally posted by KillerBug:
I wonder why Dish is trying to get crummy third-rate cell phone companies...perhaps they are trying to get more angry customers?
If they're "trying to get more angry customers" then they should merge with AT&T - the wireless company that is consistently ranked at the bottom.

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