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Another huge benefit of T-Mobile’s Uncarrier plans: They might block Sprint’s acquisition bid

15
Jan
2014

T-Mobile’s Uncarrier initiatives are great for a number of reasons. For one thing, they have direct and obvious benefits for consumers, who can enjoy a number of ways to save money thanks to T-Mobile’s new plans. For another, they’re shaking up an industry that has historically been anything but consumer friendly. There may end up being another, potentially more important benefit, however: T-Mobile’s Uncarrier policies and low plan prices may help convince regulators to block any potential takeover bid from Sprint. Keeping four major national carriers is seen by many industry watchers as being critically important to ensuring a competitive landscape in the U.S. wireless industry. According to recent reports, however, SoftBank-owned Sprint is currently preparing a bid to acquire

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