Talk of T-Mobile and Sprint merging has heated up in the last couple of weeks. Apparently, it’s very close to being announced. T-Mobile and Sprint are currently well behind AT&T and Verizon, but together they would be a formidable network. Just how good would that network look?
A network’s strength is ultimately decided by spectrum licenses. Sprint has a lot of high-band spectrum, but not as much low-band. T-Mobile just made a big investment in low-band. Together, they make a perfect match. You can see what the two networks combined would look like on the map above.
If the merger does happen, don’t expect immediate benefits. Sprint and T-Mobile currently use different LTE bands and 2G networks. It could take years to really combine the two networks for users. A merger would also mean a lack of competition in the U.S. market. T-Mobile, especially, has pushed AT&T and Verizon to offer better deals. A merger would erase that.
Do you think Sprint and T-Mobile should merge? Would you switch to T-Sprint or S-Mobile?