HideTechdirt is off for the long weekend! We'll be back with our regular posts tomorrow.
HideTechdirt is off for the long weekend! We'll be back with our regular posts tomorrow.

Sprint May Be In Trouble, But It's Got Enough Sense To Avoid Buying Vonage

from the think-that-one-over-again dept

As Vonage continues to search for a way out of its Verizon-inflicted patent mess, rumors are kicking up that Sprint is in talks to buy the company, with a deal "on the table". However, as Eric Savitz at Tech Trader Daily points out, it's quite hard to see Sprint inserting themselves into the situation before the litigation runs its course, while Vonage's poor prospects for profits don't help. It's probably worth noting that the site fueling these rumors is a sister site of the one that was behind the speculation about a buyout of Palm -- with its anonymous sources insistent that a deal was imminent. Of course, no such deal happened, and it's unlikely there will be a deal for Vonage, either.

Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  • identicon
    Rusty, 17 Apr 2007 @ 3:04pm

    Pump & Dump

    It's a simple pump & dump hype.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    Wyatt, 17 Apr 2007 @ 3:31pm

    No way..

    There’s no way Sprint would buy out Vonage while they are in litigation that could potentially wipe them out. It is total BS that someone is pushing to get a thrill. I don’t think this story deserves to be posted. It’s only taking away from the core of the story which is that Verizon is out of control and a lame, short sited, anti-innovative company.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 17 Apr 2007 @ 3:40pm

    Unfortunate for Vonage I almost wish the tables were turned and it was Verizon being sued. They had such shitty customer support. And the crap with there supposed unlimeted downloads limited to 5gigs. But with that a side thats for posting blubish.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    insomniac4104, 17 Apr 2007 @ 3:48pm

    yeah sure that'd be smart one

    Lets by a company that may not even exist in a month so they can take down sprint with them. Makes picking a provider a lot easier. Two less to choose from. May even provide better quality phone service and companies that can maintain the equipment rather than have multi networks and non compatible lines. The less companies may help stabilize pricing, better gov't regulations and overall better service. So it sucks for Vonage but in the long run may be better off.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

    • identicon
      Urza, 17 Apr 2007 @ 6:29pm

      Re: yeah sure that'd be smart one

      I hope to god that you're kidding. That kind of shit is why there are people that pay $60 a month for 500kbps internet service, and why there are people (myself) who have to deal with uptimes less than 50% (not even exaggerating, I calculated it) for several months, because we have no other options.

      reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 17 Apr 2007 @ 4:30pm

    What if Sprint has access to technology that does'nt infringe on any verizon patents? Then I guess, this is the perfect time for Sprint to buy Vonage.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    Pedro, 17 Apr 2007 @ 6:27pm

    Vonage is giving away free taco's...

    Go to any Taco Bell, hum the Vonage song and get a free taco!

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    FreeToCompete, 25 Apr 2007 @ 2:20pm

    FreetoCompete.com

    Check out how Vonage is defending itself, creating public awareness and letting consumers voice their opinions at FreeToCompete.com.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Close

Add A Reply

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Techdirt Gear
Shop Now: Copying Is Not Theft
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads

Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.