Get your dictionary and thesauras ready to read this article. It starts off with words like quixotic and rapacious. Nevertheless, it is an entertaining read. Personally, I am glad the merger is off. ECON 101 suggests that with fewer competitors comes higher prices and poorer quality service. Let these wireless carriers remain solo and compete. We will see better value as consumers provided we do our part in supporting the competition. I.e., there needs to be T-mobile customers as well as Spring, AT&T, and Verizon. FYI, earlier this year I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile and I am very glad I did.