I’m sure when you read that title you were thinking WHAT?!?, and we don’t blame you. Sprint is the third largest carrier in the U.S. But PC World is reporting that T-Mobile is going to put in a bid for The Now Network.
T-Mobile plans to acquire wireless carrier Sprint to better compete with giants AT&T and Verizon in the U.S, according to a report on Monday from the U.K.’s Telegraph.
And we say why not – let the only two Android carriers join forces and take on Big Red and AT&T. Deutsche Telekom ,T-Mobile’s owner, is looking to send in a bid for $10.6 billion for the third largest U.S. carrier.
Expected in the next few weeks, the news of T-Mobile U.S.’s bid for Sprint comes merely days after Deutsche Telekom announced that its U.K. T-Mobile business will merge with France Telecom’s Orange carrier.
In the U.K., the Orange and T-Mobile merger (third and fourth spots on the market), will create the country’s largest wireless carrier, with a combined 37 percent share of the market. O2 and Vodafone have 27 and 25 percent of the market at the moment.
We’ll keep a eye out for this. The real question is what will they use as mobile or data service? Will it be GSM, CDMA, iDen, or WiMax? You be the judge and tell us what you would like to see happen if all of this pans out.