Sprint and Dish Network May Partner Up


The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved a proposal to let Dish Network offer its own smartphone service to consumers, setting up the second-largest satellite-TV provider to compete with mobile-phone giants such as Verizon, the industry leader, and AT&T, the second largest.

Sprint has approached Dish in recent months about a potential partnership that would allow the satellite-TV company to offer mobile-phone service over Sprint’s network, with Sprint getting access to Dish’s mobile airwaves, according to two people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly.

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All of these telcoms are trying to eat off of the same plate. I think T-Mobile has the right idea moving more towards pre-paid, though