Re: Sprint buying parts of Alltel, or merging with US Cellular - WON'T HAPPEN (heres You never know what your truly getting into in a buyout or merger. My company was in for a true shock when we picked up a 1st gen GSM company and a non data or text capable CDMA 1st Gen company. A year later and millions of dollars toward equipment everything works pretty good. It just takes time to get the bugs out. Unfortunately the customers suffer during the merger/buyouts even thou the carriers try to buffer the growing pains.