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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    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.

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