For all the money Sprint has spent on advertisements, Kevin Durant as a rocket shit and “framily plans”, they still have one problem that cannot be ignored — their service is terrible. We’ve covered a couple #SprintProtests in the past. Their social media pages are littered with thousands of subscribers angry and frustrated about dropped calls and unsupported networks and everything that AT&T and Verizon seem to handle with ease.

One thing Sprint does know well is making deals. They previous acquired NexTel in 2005 and now are looking to acquire T-Mobile for a reported $50 billion, the deal raising T-Mobile’s value to $32 billion. If the deal happens to fall through, Sprint has offered to give T-Mobile a $1 billion breakup fee, another branding move perhaps made by T-Mobile president John Legere.

This isn’t the first time one of the big three American communication companies (Sprint, Verizon, AT&T) have attempted to buy T-Mobile. AT&T attempted to buy T-Mobile a few years ago but the deal was squashed by the US Government, who will no doubt play a role in overseeing this particular deal as well.


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