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Another One Bites The Dust – Sprint Acquires Virgin Mobile


By Chris Scott Barr

I’m really starting to wonder if there’s really any point it signing up for wireless service with a company that isn’t Verizon, AT&T or Sprint. Sure, they might offer some great deals, and you get that wonderful feeling of “fighting the man” by going with the little guy. But the ugly truth is that you’re only delaying the inevitable. It’s just a matter of time before your favorite provider is gobbled up by the big boys.

Sure, I sound a bit cynical, but at the beginning of the year Alltell was acquired by Verizon, and now Sprint has bought Virgin Mobile (who acquired Helio last year). Yes, Sprint did have a 13.1% stake in the company before, but now they proudly own the whole company. So I really do wonder, how much longer before we’re just down to be big 3?

[ Sprint ] VIA [ Cnet ]