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.
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    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.

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