Dish Network Wants To Take A Crack At T-Mobile If AT&T Merger Fails


Dish Network is reportedly eying T-Mobile should their merger with AT&T fail. In an interview with with Bloomberg, Dish Network’s CEO Joseph Clayton revealed that if Dish could combine their network with T-Mobile’s, they could have enough spectrum to compete with the top dogs: Verizon and AT&T.

“We’re not interested in making money on selling our spectrum. We want to use it to create a national wireless network, video, voice and data. We’ve got expertise in satellite-TV, and we will in satellite broadband. The voice part, we’ll need some help with.”

If the T-Mobile/AT&T merger fails, I have a feeling we’ll see a lot more companies like Dish Network come out of the woodwork and attempt to pick up the scraps.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. i would rather see that than see at&t buy them,maybe they could improve t mobiles network some,while still keeping prices low. if they did,i would definently consider leaving,im tired of paying verizon prices,but i cant stand att customer service

    1. agreed, anything is better than ATT.  I was actually hoping Dish and Sprint would do something though (although I read today that this is still a possibility)…. since both companies are known for value and Dish as the dough.. would pry be a nice combo.


    1. Why? You can’t say something like that and not clarify, unless you’re trolling; in which case, good job.


      so yeah, I just canceled you out.

  3. Well, I’m certain that the big vote around here would be if Google were to look at them.

  4. This may actually work. Dish isn’t the best but they will make a case for it.

  5. This would most likely be a partnership than a straight buy out. All T-Mobile needs, is money thrown towards advertising and rural area coverage. They already have the fast network speeds, great handsets, and Wifi Calling (the greatest thing since sliced bread in wireless).

  6. Oh my gosh!! Where did they come from!? Comcast should buy Tmo!! :P

  7. im pretty sure i remember hearing something about dish network being partly owned by at&t when the logitech google tv set top box was in development.

    1. that’s directv, iirc.

  8. Since I’m a customer of T-Mobile and Dish I think this would be a good fit.  Both companies are innovative in similar ways.  Dish is integrated into my revue and works great.  In my opinion, they both offer the best value for your dollar and great customer service.

    1. yep, would be cool to have free service through tmo for dish subscribers :)

  9. Don’t like dish but would rather see them buy t mobile than att service will only go to hell If att can merge. Plus they were so cocky running commercials talking about merging before it got approved good waste of money att

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