Drawing up the end of the first quarter of 2010, Verizon and AT&T are both in talks of a possible merger. This largely makes sense since Verizon has officially announced the iPhone crossing to their network as well. When Verizon and AT&T join forces (new company name unknown at this time) their next largest competitors would be Sprint followed by T-Mobile, neither of which poses a great threat to this combined wireless monster.
One shareholder was commented as saying “I think this is a really good thing for both sides. No longer will either company need to waste advertisement dollars combating each other.”
You should also look out for price competition wars. As both AT&T and Verizon have similar plans, Sprint and T-Mobile do not. All AT&T and Verizon customers should look forward to an increase of “anytime” minutes and greater amounts of “any number” slots, to put the competitive edge against both other companies.
The end result is, congratulations if you’re a subscriber to either company during this merger, as things will only get better from here. Also, happy April Fool’s day!