Sprint rumored to be considering Vonage purchase

At the same time that VoIP provider Vonage attempts to reorganize and cut costs during the company's darkest hour, rumors are beginning to fly that an acquisition may be imminent, and at the top of the list of potential buyers is none other than Sprint-Nextel. You see, not only does Vonage need to litigate its way out of the Verizon mess, it's facing yet another potential setback in September (if it even lasts that long) when an infringement lawsuit brought by Sprint is scheduled to begin.

So even if Vonage manages to to fight off the impending permanent injunction, Sprint is waiting in line to take a bite as well, and now Light Reading is reporting that company execs may decide that the best way to settle this dispute is to simply sell Sprint the keys to the office. Now it's pretty obvious why Vonage would want to cash out and dump its mess on another firm, but what does Sprint have to gain from such a deal?

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I like Sprint but they made it obvious that their merger with Nextel was a giant pain in the ass. Here's hoping that they just crush Vonage instead of trying to put them alongside.

Sprint has been working for a few years on changing its services to IP based and already offers VoIP services.
They either have a patent agreement with Verizon or have their own solution in place.

They better not buy it and turn it into a pos like there normal phone service.
I can see it now, prices jump $40 a month and it never works.

Wow, I support patents, but this just reeks of the Telecos trying to crush any competition that they can face.