three takes O2 for £ 10.25 billion

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  1. tofo

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    as above just wondering
    what will happen re
    giff gaff members and tesco members

    im thinking better coverage if the masts are kept
    for both metworks link below hopefully


    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2 for £10bn
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    Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing confirms his company is offering to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).
    Disclaimer: The BBC is not responsible for the content of this email, and anything written in this email does not necessarily reflect the BBC's views or opinions. Please note that neither the email address nor name of the sender have been verified.


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  2. GJH

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    Your link is a different story Bill :)
    Has the deal actually gone through? All I can find are links to the exclusive talks and the offer price.
     
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    Hope their services are better than the BBC link......that takes you to the Abola outbreak of a couple of weeks ago and a new uk case :LOL:
     
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  4. tofo

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    previous link deleted this snip inserted
    to replace sorry for coqe up blame
    aunty beeb
    just tried the blue line link and it worked


    this might work
    new bbc website sucks

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2 for £10bn
    [​IMG]
    Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing confirms his company is offering to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).
    Disclaimer: The BBC is not responsible for the content of this email, and anything written in this email does not necessarily reflect the BBC's views or opinions. Please note that neither the email address nor name of the sender have been verified.


    Sent from my iPhone
     
  5. GJH

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    Agreed.
    It's one of the offer stories. Still to be completed.
     
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    If it goes anything like the Tmobile orange deal it does make things better.

    You effectively get access to two networks for the price of one. I seem to recall this happened very quickly with orange. I got a better signal off tmobile masts is some locations.
     
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    Technically, it's not Three buying O2. It's Hutchinson Whampoa (who own Three) who are looking to buy O2. Back in the depths of time, Hutchinson used to own Orange before it was sold to France Telecom.
    It was referred to OFCOM at the end of last year. Once they approve it, it'll have to be referred to the EU Competitions lot. Who, once enough palms have been greased, will approve it.

    BT are still looking to buy EE
    Vodafone are still looking to buy Liberty Global - so that they can their vile little mitts on Virgin Media. Fortunately, they are way short of the asking price - last I heard was $140bn USD
     
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    I was listening to a telecomms 'expert' being interviewed about this a few days ago, and he reckoned that because "3" and O2 have the best rural coverage they'll probably be forced by the competitions committee to give up some of their masts. So this could end up benefiting users of other networks too.

    He also didn't think anything would happen until the BT/EE deal was sorted out.
     
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    It couldn't get much worse. My first dongle was T-Mobile and I had it unlocked as soon as the contract ended so I could switch to Three. Last year I tried EE as an alternative and it was rubbish (on a good day).
     
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    I am counting the days until my O2 contract expires and have moved to T mobile on EE with a cheap contract so that I am ready. O2 have been poor. My 3 sim bought for Europe is good but I haven't tested it in the remote areas that we go to.
     
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    I wouldn't get too excited about the ex-"3" masts improving things ... they don't bl**dy work most of the time! :cautious:
     
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