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KC Currents
11:36 am
Mon July 1, 2013

4 Things You Should Know About The Sprint-SoftBank Deal

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.

Here are four major takeaways from the interview:

1. Sprint customers should see better service

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Business & Tech
10:21 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Sprint Shareholders Approve $21.6 Billion Deal With SoftBank

Shareholders in Sprint Nextel Corp. have approved a $21.6 billion sale of 78 percent of the company to Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp.

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.

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Business & Tech
9:42 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Sprint CEO, Employees Positive About Softbank Deal

Financial "work in progress" is underway at the Overland Park, KS. wireless giant.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

If regulators and shareholders approve the deal, Japanese company SoftBank will buy a 70% share in Overland Park-based Sprint Nextel. 

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Business & Tech
7:26 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Japanese Cell Phone Company And Sprint Announce Deal

Tokyo-based mobile phone company Softbank Corp. has reached a deal to acquire 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion.

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