Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) is eyeing Boost Mobile, a prepaid cell service that T-Mobile (TMUS - Get Report) and Sprint (S - Get Report) are looking to unload to win government approval of their proposed merger, according to a published report late Thursday.
The e-commerce and web services giant is mulling the idea of buying Boost "mainly for an attached wholesale deal" that would allow it to use T-Mobile's wireless network for a half-dozen years or more and may be looking to buy any "wireless spectrum that could be divested," according to the Reuters report, which cited two people familiar with the plan.
An Amazon spokeswoman declined to confirm or deny the report, telling TheStreet that "we don't comment on rumors or speculation."
T-Mobile and Sprint did not respond to requests for comment on Thursday night.
Earlier this week, Reuters also reported that several potential buyers were preparing bids for Boost -- which was valued around $3 billion.
T-Mobile is currently moving to acquire Sprint, which owns Boost, for $26 billion, despite potential opposition from the U.S. Justice Department.