Sunday, April 29, 2018

IT'S NOT A MERGER, IT'S A TELCOM TAKEOVER BY T-MOBILE: SO LONG SPRINT!!!



Sunday confirmation of what everybody already knew . . .

SPRINT IS KAPUT AND ALL OF THOSE JOHNSON COUNTY JOBS ARE SOON TO GET AXED!!!

Bright side . . . Maybe the corporate HQ will make a great shoe store.

On a more practical note . . .

KANSAS CITY NOW NEEDS TO FIND NEW SPONSORS FOR THE DOWNTOWN SPRINT CENTER AND THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!!

The reality is that the telcom sector seems to hate this news and this one impacts local by way of rising suburban unemployment numbers along with even worse mobile phone service.

Check the links:

New York Times: Sprint and T-Mobile Agree to Merge, in Bid to Remake Wireless Market

CNBC: Sprint and T-Mobile agree to $26.5 billion

The Verge: Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they will merge . . . The new company will be called T-Mobile

Reuters: T-Mobile agrees to acquire Sprint for $26 billion

USA Today: T-Mobile, Sprint agree to merge as America's national wireless carriers shrink from 4 to 3

You decide . . .

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are only about 15 real jobs there anyway. Most of the executives should have seen this coming about two years ago.

Anonymous said...

Sprint once employed tens of thousands in Overland Park. They did wonderful things for the community and their customers. Sad news today, very sorry to those who grew up with is company.

Captain Obvious said...

So now who is going to pay for the Sprint Center?

Anonymous said...

After the Sprint/Nextel merger there were 80k employees combined. When I left earlier this month it was down to less than 29k nationwide. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Nobody misses you.

Anonymous said...

The taxpayers of the City of Kansas City, Missouri will now assume all responsibility for the financial support of the Jane Barnes' Sprint Center. It is a really good thing that prison like looking thing of a campus is not located in KCMO's City limits, because our corrupt politicians and City Hall Manager and Council would stick the already suffering KCMO taxpayers with tax bills for that as well.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Kay barnes?

But yeah, I get your meaning.

Jack Jeebs said...

Kansas City needs to find a sponsor quickly. That place is bleeding money for the city. It's a myth that we don't pay for it.

Anonymous said...

T-Mobile and Sprint combine powers to create an even worse cellular phone experience

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

Kay or Jane makes no difference, the slut fucked us royally.

Anonymous said...

It was KAY BARNES that put this deal together single handedly !!!

Anonymous said...

You all realize the Sprint Center is a naming rights issue only, right?

They paid a fee to put their name on the building.

They don't manage or own anything arena related. It's an advertising deal only.

Based on the comments, maybe you don't.

Anonymous said...

how much of an effect will there be on kc overall?

it would seem some administrative and operations functions could be done more economically in kc, meaning some employees might stay or maybe most who are left....?

facts, please.

This blog is funny said...

Right. You really can’t teach stupid (previous comments), it just exists-lol.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that that Paul guy will be switching wireless teams again? Or is he gone to be one of the unemployed? Can you hear me now?

Anonymous said...

6:39 we are aware of such you ass clown. But that is money the taxpayers will now have to kick in to support that big ass white elephant. So see you're not so smart after all. Always that one jackass on here like Byron who thinks they know some magical thing the rest of us are to stupid to understand.

Anonymous said...

antitrust?

Anonymous said...

5G

Anonymous said...

I did hear that they're going to offer the soon to be fired Sprint employees lifetime dropped calls plan.

Anonymous said...

It will take years to decide how/when to drop the Sprint branding. Networks, caller contracts, devices all would need to migrated to unified platforms. Years.

T-Mobile is already talking about keeping a 2nd HQ presence here. Sprint Center can easily be rebranded as T-Mobile Center. Sprint is in the middle of a 25 year contract would be advantage for T-Mobile to continue.

Sprint Center was the nation’s 12th busiest arena in 2016. White elephant my ass.

2004: Sprint will pay $2.5 million each year for 25 years for the naming rights. The full payment is contingent on officials of Kansas City and developer Anschutz Entertainment Group attracting an NBA or NHL franchise to use the arena. If that doesn't happen, Sprint's annual payments would decrease to $1.7 million a year, or $42.5 million total.

Anonymous said...

6,000 layoffs. Tent City's should be booming

Anonymous said...

SPRINT to the damn Bank with your separation checks, my JOCO friends.

Anonymous said...

Somebody left this comment in another part of the blog and it's great:

Can we just call it the

THIS SPACE FOR RENT CENTER?

LOL!

LUSHY LUNCHES AND HAPPY HOURS WERE FUN WHILE WE HAD THE PHONE FIRMS ALL FLUSH...SPEAKING OF FLUSH...SHAME ABOUT THIS SHIT! said...

Wow, prolly be some fast house sales, kiddos leaving pricy schools, and fams staying at grandpop's house for vacation.

Anonymous said...

the executives should have seen it, like mr Marcelo Claure? Gee I wonder what happened ....
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