I agree with some analysts position that New T-Mo should have to divest some spectrum, too.
Having some of that spectrum accompany Boost in a sale, as Adderton advocates above, would be interesting as it could possibly make Boost a value competitor.
Now that's a twist which might well create that 4th carrier who would stoke the competition and maybe create some fear and trembling in the other big 3 carriers, provided that Amazon continues its M.O. of undercutting the prices of its competitors while looking way down the road for gains. Amazon Prime phone service: unlimited T&T and data $20 for prime members, $30 for others. (??)
Where it ends does anybody know? The Whitehouse hates CN&N which is owned by AT&T who will be hurt if the merger goes through, and on the other hand, many Democrats and state Governors don't want the merger to take place because they think it will hurt competition and elevate prices for consumers. So an interesting mix of interests will decide the matter. The Whitehouse also hates Amazon.
Possible Dish $6B deal... Dish has wanted to get into the wireless service for the longest time...
Dish, or another video content provider, would be my last choice for a new buyer-- but probably New T-Mobile's first choice.
If they follow the trend from other content providers, Dish will mostly offer service at decent (but not great) rates, only to their subscribers. They're using it as a customer-retention device rather than marketing to the general public. That is not the type of competition needed to keep downward price pressure.