Possible Sale of MTS to Bell?

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Hearing more talks about Bell possibly buying out MTS. Is this true does anyone know? I really hope this does not happen or else we will be paying Ontario prices for wireless services.
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I hope this doens't happen, I like being an MTS customer... that being said, even if this were to happen the employees are thee last people to know.
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Where are you hearing this info from? People have been saying this since 2006 and we are now 2016 and no sale yet... Plus I'm sure there would be some conflict with regulatory as MTS has 53 percent market share when I checked last could be more now. Also on the tv side as we currently have Shaw(Cable and Satellite) MTS and Bell. Should Bell buy MTS it would be essentially only Bell and Shaw then.
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Hey Dan,

The short answer is: There has been speculation in the press, such as the Financial Post (http://business.financialpost.com/investing/trading-desk/why-bce-inc-should-buy-manitoba-telecom-ser...) , but there has been only speculation and nothing else to my knowledge.

Matt
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Another possibility would be to sell the infrastructure side of MTS Wireless to Wind Mobile, now a Shaw company. Bell could then take over the other pieces of MTS
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That would be perfect! Now that Shaw is getting into the wireless industry I would think it would be good if Rogers and Shaw partnered up to make one great wireless network just like how Bell and Telus partnered up.
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Very interesting statement CoryB then Wind would get all the spectrum back that MTS bought from them last summer.
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Again my comment is pure speculation. I can't see how a deal with Bell would work since Bell and Telus have a tower sharing agreement of their own. So if you sell MTS to Bell you could have the big three all sharing wireless infrastructure.
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I was just making a joke on that comment. Probably a lame one though lol. Wouldn't it be ironic though if that actually did happen. In the business world especially Telecom anything can happen in regards to mergers/acquisitions.
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You all thought it wouldn't happen....
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We didn't say it wasn't going to happen we just said if jt did we didn't know when it was going to happen if at all...just hope they don't get rid of the unlimited data plan.