How Much Did Sprint Overpay for Nextel? Up To $31 Billion

As if we needed more proof that Sprint vastly overpaid for Nextel, the troubled walkie talkie service it acquired for $35 billion in 2005: The company says today in an SEC filing that it might have to write off all of the $30.7 billion goodwill value — essentially, everything but infrastructure — from its Nextel purchase.

This a day after Sprint issued an unexpected release affirming its commitment to the Nextel platform.

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