Yesterday's poll will remain open for a while yet, but I found the results after the first day to be somewhat enlightening. The three most common adjectives that Telecom Ramblings readers picked to describe T-Mobile USA's planned merger with MetroPCS have been, interestingly enough, 'strategic', 'logical', and 'defensive'.
Those are currently followed by yet more reasonably positive feelings with smart, optimistic, obvious, and clever. In fact, you have to go quite a distance down the list to find real negativity. Way at the bottom of the opinion barrel with zero votes were stupid, discouraging, and pessimistic. Wow, the wing that still holds John Legere in contempt must be on vacation or something.
I'd say Ramblings readers are quite impressed with the deal at first blush, even if 'inspired' didn't poll well. T-Mobile's move may have come as something of a surprise, but it has people nodding their heads anyway after a day or two. Anyway, it wasn't exactly scientific, just for a little entertainment and food for thought.
Now we wait for Sprint to decide whether to fish or cut bait. Shouldn't take long.