The following video is from today’s MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, Tim Hanson, and Joe Magyer discuss the latest business news. Shares of Sprint Nextel were up more than 20% after the company delivered strong earnings and raised guidance for the full year.  With a much smaller market cap than AT&T and Verizon, does Sprint Nextel offer a better value proposition for interested investors? In this segment the guys analyze the mobile carriers, and share why the expense and long-term challenge of cost structures is one that shareholders should carefully consider before buying shares.

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