December 11, 2004 |
Sprint Corp. moved closer to an agreement to buy Nextel Communications Inc. for more than $36 billion in a mostly stock deal, sources familiar with the situation said Friday. The companies, which have held on-again, off-again talks in the last year, renewed negotiations in recent days for a merger that would create a wireless giant with 39 million customers.
December 10, 2004 |
Sprint Corp., the No. 3 U.S. mobile phone company, and Nextel Communications Inc. are in talks about a possible merger, people familiar with the matter said Thursday. A merger would combine Sprint with the fifth-largest U.S. mobile phone company and create a provider with a market value of about $70 billion. Pressure on mobile phone companies to increase in size has grown since Cingular became Cingular Wireless in October through the purchase of AT&T Wireless Services for $41.
April 2, 1999
Calling Big Spenders: Sprint Corp. is offering a calling plan that charges 10 cents a minute for both cellular and long-distance calls, in a bid to attract higher-spending customers who use their phones more frequently. Under the plan, which is being offered through April 30, customers can get 500 minutes of long-distance calls and 500 minutes of cellular for $100 a month.
June 15, 2005 |
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. said it reached a deal to supply music channels to telecommunications company Sprint Corp. in a mobile phone service to be introduced later this year. The agreement is aimed at getting more listeners for Sirius' subscription radio service and is part of plans at Sprint to extend entertainment services it has recently begun to deliver to mobile phones.