|Sprint, Nextel Complete Merger|
|Consumer Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 23:37:46 -0500
Sprint and Nextel have officially completed their $35 billion merger,|
although subscribers won't see the effects for at least the next few
weeks. Sometime next month, subscribers will be able to switch from
one provider to the other without paying cancellation fees.
Also, customers whose plans include free in-network calling will
The merger solidifies Sprint Nextel's hold on the #3 position among
The merger creates a company with 80,000 employees nationwide. In a
Sprint Nextel will concentrate on the wireless business, selling off
Sprint Nextel's combined networks cover approximately 268 million people.
Sprint was founded in 1899 by Cleyson Brown under the Brown Telephone
In 1986, the company launched its long distance services under the
In 1995, the company began to offer wireless service under the
NEXTEL was founded as FleetCall in 1987, promoting its "push-to-talk"
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