Softbank http://kcur.org en 4 Things You Should Know About The Sprint-SoftBank Deal http://kcur.org/post/4-things-you-should-know-about-sprint-softbank-deal <p></p><p>Reporter Mark Davis covers Sprint and the wireless industry for the Kansas City Star. He sat down with KCUR's Susan Wilson to discuss the details of the Sprint-SoftBank deal, and what it means for Sprint customers and the Kansas City area at large.</p><p>Here are four major takeaways from the interview:</p><p>1.&nbsp;<strong>Sprint customers should see better service</strong></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:36:14 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Ryan Schuessler 39418 at http://kcur.org Sprint Shareholders Approve $21.6 Billion Deal With SoftBank http://kcur.org/post/sprint-shareholders-approve-216-billion-deal-softbank <p>Shareholders in Sprint Nextel Corp. have approved a $21.6 billion sale of 78 percent of the company to Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp.</p><p>The vote in Overland Park, Kan. Tuesday comes at the end of months of negotiations that originally included a $25.5 billion offer to buy all of Sprint from Dish Network. Dish Network has since retreated from that offer, but may still pursue shares of Sprint network provider, Clearwire.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:21:14 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 39110 at http://kcur.org Sprint Shareholders Approve $21.6 Billion Deal With SoftBank Sprint CEO, Employees Positive About Softbank Deal http://kcur.org/post/sprint-ceo-employees-positive-about-softbank-deal <p>If regulators and shareholders approve the deal, Japanese company SoftBank will buy a 70% share in Overland Park-based Sprint Nextel.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:42:12 +0000 Frank Morris & Dan Verbeck 26061 at http://kcur.org Sprint CEO, Employees Positive About Softbank Deal Japanese Cell Phone Company And Sprint Announce Deal http://kcur.org/post/japanese-cell-phone-company-and-sprint-announce-deal <p>Tokyo-based mobile phone company Softbank Corp. has reached a deal to acquire 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion.</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:26:42 +0000 Maria Carter 25994 at http://kcur.org Japanese Cell Phone Company And Sprint Announce Deal