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SoftBank on course to buy T-Mobile

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Well they ruined E-Mobile so it will be nothing but bad news for T-Mobile customers...

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wow, Son really is going to town....... He should have done all this when JPY was 20% more expensive.

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Why not target developing markets?

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Let him get on with it. One bad network buying another bad network does not make a good network in either country.

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Ok, so when can we Softbank in the USA with the same rates as my WHITE PLAN here in Japan??

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I think you know the answer to that question Elbuda.

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They may have trouble getting permission since a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would be anti-competitive. SoftBank should know better.

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I think a HUGE hurdle for a Softbank-backed Sprint buyout of T-Mobile USA is that Sprint uses CDMA digital cellular, while T-Mobile uses GSM digital cellular. That incompatibility makes the merger cost much higher than normal.

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Good on ya SoftBank - you shine!

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Japan Inc.- buying out a company near you.

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The new company will be a monster of network technologies - Sprint has iDEN, CDMA2000 and WiMAX and T-Mobile have EDGE, UMTS and LTE

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Personally, I think ALL these carriers suck, I have to find THE perfect carrier in ANY country!

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