I doubt that anyone is really concerned that the combination of the two would be as good as the sum of the parts (and that's taking a bit of a dive to begin with).T-Mobile has announced that they will not charge extra for their so called 5G, but they'll say just about anything to put themselves in a positive light with their pending merger approval with Sprint, so who knows if it will hold true
Thats easy..areas t- mobile has no serviceIn my area, T-Mobile covers pretty much everywhere that Sprint does and then some, but combined they're both covering perhaps 70% of the land area that AT&T does (and less yet of Verizon). The signals never get above 4 of five bars. I can't use them at home and I can't use them at work without the cell spot. Even if you are covered where you live and work, there's still the times when you aren't at either that you may be out of luck. Having to go outside or drive to coverage isn't coverage.
Aside from having a lot of customers riding various promotions and/or think they're avoiding the big players, I don't see what Sprint brings to the party.
Yes...T- mobile is in urban areas...Sprint has more rural areasCan you think of any examples where Sprint covers areas that T-Mobile doesn't?
I've noted before that one of my local Sprint stores had to take over a Radio Shack because they couldn't get service in their own store.
Since they are charging 2k for a 5g phone...5g for phones isn't much of a priority...if they wanted people on 5g the phones would be much much cheaperThere really on a hand few out there just like there is markets for 5G I know Sprint has a LG Device that will have 5G support as well as Samsung S10 which Verizon will get first. So at the moment and for most of 2019 there will not be very many markets that will have it yes there will be some of the bigger cities but more on a national scale. So by the time I upgrade again from a S10 Samsung S11 or S12 my guess all of the devices will be 5G and by then late 2020 or 2021 we will see more 5G National Wide. But at the moment its just barely moving and more prep marketing talk for future devices and new telco tech is all it is for now. It will take them several years to get 5G really going heck some carriers if not all of them just need to make sure the 4G is more reliable in some markets much less anything new.
The data speeds were a lot better on T-Mobile, the speeds were at least double in all places I tested. With the fastest speed I got with TMobile being 142 Mbps down and 35.6 up. (while at the same spot got 17.1 Mbps down and 20.3 up on AT&T)