FILE -In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, Son Masayoshi, left, president of Softbank Corp. shakes hands with Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprind Nextel Corp. during a joint news conference in Tokyo. Subscriber trends are turning south again for Sprint Nextel as it struggles to compete with Verizon Wireless, the industry leader. The country's No. 3 wireless carrier says Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, it lost overall subscribers for the first time in two and a half years in the third quarter, as customers gave up on the moribund Nextel network and the company failed to sign up enough of them on the Sprint network. (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

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FILE -In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, Son Masayoshi, left,  president of Softbank Corp. shakes hands with Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprind Nextel Corp. during a joint news conference in Tokyo. Subscriber trends are turning south again for Sprint Nextel as it struggles to compete with Verizon Wireless, the industry leader.  The country's No. 3 wireless carrier says Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, it lost overall subscribers for the first time in two and a half years in the third quarter, as customers gave up on the moribund Nextel network and the company failed to sign up enough of them on the Sprint network.   (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )
FILE -In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, Son Masayoshi, left, president of Softbank Corp. shakes hands with Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprind Nextel Corp. during a joint news conference in Tokyo. Subscriber trends are turning south again for Sprint Nextel as it struggles to compete with Verizon Wireless, the industry leader. The country's No. 3 wireless carrier says Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, it lost overall subscribers for the first time in two and a half years in the third quarter, as customers gave up on the moribund Nextel network and the company failed to sign up enough of them on the Sprint network. (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )
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