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Verizon CEO: “We’re not interested in Sprint.”

After news broke on Sunday that AT&T was looking to buy up T-Mobile, naturally, the quick reaction was for industry folks to ask if Verizon would now try to snatch up Sprint.  That definitely won’t be the case, at least in the near future if Verizon CEO Dan Mead has anything to say about it.  While attending CTIA this week in Orland, Mead was asked if Big Red is planning to make a move on Sprint and said, “We’re not interested in Sprint. We don’t need them.”  Well, that sure squashes that idea.  Mead also mentioned that he expects the AT&T/T-Mobile deal to go through.

Via:  BGR, Reuters

  • Anonymous

    meh. At&tmobile two companies that suck together as one. Verizon, what’s left of the Apple core in arrogance and presumptive behavior. I love how all these companies have forgotten that without users they’re just another tele-comm fail waiting to happen. Suckage has nothing to do with price. You can have great pricing and still suck or you can have lousy pricepoints and have the best service in the industry (V) The problem is that I WILL NOT go anywhere without my mobile, and they know that. It’s a love/hate relationship, we both love my money and hate not having control. Oh well. What’s the difference with that and being married. :)

  • Dffg

    is that deamau5?

  • Nexus 6

    Damn.lol

  • Mr.Jos

    Nice father and son photo =)

  • Jchammer123

    This is good, because I’m very close to switching to sprint!!! Sprints service is really no different then Verizons where I’m at and Verizon is simply raping people with there prices. And just wait to see what’s to come!

    • Anonymous

      You are so correct about Sprint’s coverage! I made the switch and EVERYWHERE I had Verizon coverage, I have Sprint signal. I love saving the money each month!!

      • Dodgesityballer

        Thats becuase Sprints been merging there towers with Verizon’s for the past year. So eventually there service WILL be verizons service. I’m not gonna say better or faster but pretty soon everywhere you see verizons red on that little map you’ll see sprints yellow!

  • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

    Thank God. It astounds me that people seem to have all but forgotten about the “Ma Bell” antitrust breakup. Hell, I really hope the FCC doesn’t approve the ATT/Tmobile purchase.

  • Anonymous

    Of course they don’t want to buy Sprint, haven’t y’all seen the commercial where dude says he looked up the definition of UNLIMITED in the dictionary?? It sure seems like its in contrast to Verizon’s definition of it. Haha

  • Anonymous

    How about Verizon just focus on providing cheaper plans like Sprint. If their network weren’t so bad I may have switched. (Yes I understand that I’m paying for a better network)

    • Anonymous

      I can honestly say that Sprint’s network has been great! I made the switch from Verizon and I haven’t looked back for even a second! I live and travel all over rural MN and I ALWAYS have signal. I was really concerned, but so happy I made the choice to switch. I did make sure to take my 30 days of trying out before porting my number over though.

    • Anonymous

      I can honestly say that Sprint’s network has been great! I made the switch from Verizon and I haven’t looked back for even a second! I live and travel all over rural MN and I ALWAYS have signal. I was really concerned, but so happy I made the choice to switch. I did make sure to take my 30 days of trying out before porting my number over though.

  • Whogiveadamn

    Verizon knows DOJ and FCC won’t allow them to merge. We need competition! Verizon you need to lower your prices. Sprint’ prices are great compared to Verizon and AT&T. And, I hope the AT&T and T-mobile deal gets block.

  • Whogiveadamn

    Verizon knows DOJ and FCC won’t allow them to merge. We need competition! Verizon you need to lower your prices. Sprint’ prices are great compared to Verizon and AT&T. And, I hope the AT&T and T-mobile deal gets block.

    • Anonymous

      ATT: ALL YOUR NETWORK ARE BELONG TO US
      T MOBILE: WHAT YOU SAY?
      ATT: YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO SURVIVE MAKE YOUR TIME

      • Anonymous

        Lol classic

    • Cdejesus1119

      Theres a reason T-mobile and Sprint can be purchased and ATT and Verizon cannot… it has something to do with profits.. Now connect the dots as to the reason why Sprint and Tmo’s profits suck.. perhaps price?

      • Whogiveadamn

        So, you are saying because Sprint and Tmobile’s profits are not high like Verizon and At&t is due to their lower price plan? And, you’re suggesting people like paying more money especially in this economy? That is stupid!!!

        And you’re for higher price and less competition?

        • Sp4rxx

          It’s not a matter of what the people want or pay for (at least from what Cdejesus is saying) …. it’s the fact that SINCE they are so low, they can’t generate enough profits to stay afloat alone. At that point the consumer is killing the company….

          • Whogiveadamn

            it is not the low price why sprint and tmobile profits are low. it has to do with how they run their business. look at walmart they have cheap prices and making profits to the roof. they just need better marketing and inventories to attract costumers.
            but, i hope the DOJ and FCC see that At&t buying tmobile is bad for us, consumers. We need competition! or we’ll be paying and an arm and a leg.

      • Rizzidy

        My god this is a stupid comment.

    • Cdejesus1119

      Theres a reason T-mobile and Sprint can be purchased and ATT and Verizon cannot… it has something to do with profits.. Now connect the dots as to the reason why Sprint and Tmo’s profits suck.. perhaps price?

    • Dbzster

      In all honesty it probably will go through. The DoJ is the rulling body on this for the anti-trust laws and their enforcement of them has been non-existent. Verizon would/will only do it if they can pick Sprint up for cheap

      (my assumption is they would like to spend less than 39 Billion dollars and for owners of Sprint to have less than 8% of the resulting merger

  • Anonymous

    They won’t buy Sprint now but wait a few years & try to buy it on the cheap. And they have no objections to AT&T buying T-Mo b/c that will give fewer carrier choices for the consumer and can raise rates to match AT&T. Sprint & T-Mo are the only other quality choices for highend phones & w/ them out of the way it would be the wild west in mobile communications. Provided the U.S. would let them do that.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    boy, I hope that shizzy photo was not taken with the new Thunderbolt

  • Anonymous

    If the thought of buying Sprint even entered the mind of anyone high up at VZ there would be an immediate antitrust lawsuit. AT&T is already pushing it with the TMo purchase.

  • Anonymous

    Is this the guy that crashed the White House, got a pic with the Obama, and now he crashes CES and gets a pic with the CEO of Verizon and DROPS the HORNS!!!! Dude who is this guy???? LMAO!!!!

    • Chris Nimon

      lol, Tato the white house crasher. Looks like I need open up the ole photoshop.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      if he was real badazz, he would have dropped the WESTSIIIIIIDE – four fingers up two twisted in the middle

      • Anonymous

        LOL Tato ws keeping it chill, didn’t want to ruffle the feathrs or let the
        security people know that they missed him till it was done LOL

  • Chris Nimon

    Nice photoshop but wheres Kellex? :)

    • Anonymous

      Everyone needs a Tato sighting here and there.

      • Chris Nimon

        Lol, one of these days you’ll have to come forward. Even Batman and Spiderman showed their true identities.

        Sent via DROID  X

        —–Original message—–

        • Chris Nimon

          HAha, I’ll spend hours customizing my phone but have yet to get rid of the signature on my phone, what a lazy ass.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know Kellex this guy might be on America’s Droid Wanted List :P