According to a new report out of The Wall Street Journal, Sprint could be preparing to make a bid for T-Mobile, already doing the leg work on regulatory concerns that might stand in their way. If reactions are favorable, the bid is said to take place during the first half of next year and could hit upwards of $20 billion.
If green-lighted by anti-trust authorities, this would leave only 3 major wireless carriers battling it out for dominance in the US. With Sprint and T-Mobile’s powers combined, they’d have around 53 million customers at their disposal, a still modest number when compared against Verizon’s 95 million subscribers, or AT&T’s 72 million.
Really, it’s still up in the air at this point on whether Sprint will move ahead with the bid, but word is Sprint is definitely jonesing for some Carly in her black leather. And really, who could blame them?