Sprint’s best shot at success is to merge with T-Mobile. Without the merger, I see the company continuing to struggle as a weak player in the competitive wireless battle. Then again, this is nothing new. Sprint has been limping along for decades, for many different reasons. If this merger fails, will Sprint carry on as before? As a wireless analyst, I have been following Sprint for many years. I’ve attended its analyst meetings and listened to its changing plans. It always put a bright spin on things, the reality is that Sprint is in trouble.