Sprint buys US Unwired

Steve Rosenbush

You've got to hand it to US Unwired. It made such an incredible pain in the neck out of itself, that Sprint finally decided it had no choice but to acquire the company for $1.3 billion in cash. The wireless reseller, which is based in Louisiana, complained that Sprint forced it to accept unfair financial terms. That was bad enough. Then it really got in Sprint CEO Gary Forsee's face by opposing Sprint's buyout of Nextel Commmunications.

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