Tag Archives: Sprint

SoftBank CEO meeting with FCC today, T-Mobile merger discussion on the agenda

Until SoftBank/Sprint makes an official bid for Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile US or makes an official statement that it’s not interested, rumors will continue regarding the possible merger. Today, WSJ reports that Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank and Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint will be meeting with the FCC. Although there are many things to be discussed during the meeting, it’s expected that Son will put forward a case to try … [read full article]

Department of Justice expresses concerns over Sprint/T-Mobile merger in meeting with Sprint

When rumors of a Softbank takeover of T-Mobile first emerged, there were – as expected – mixed responses. T-Mobile is in its strongest position for years, and there are obviously concerns that the progress Magenta has made over the past 12 months could be negated by a takeover. On the other hand, Sprint is a “pile of spectrum” waiting to be used – according to Legere – and could prove useful to expanding … [read full article]

Legere okay with Sprint/T-Mobile merger as long as he’s in charge?

John Legere has become one of the most prominent figures in the wireless industry since taking over at T-Mobile around 16 months ago. Thanks to his style, demeanor and business approach, he – and T-Mobile with him – has become unavoidable. Whether or not its just a public persona for the sole purpose of personifying T-Mobile’s new-found Maverick brand will be argued for a while yet. In an interview with NPR a couple … [read full article]

CWA: Sprint/T-mobile merger would be bad for consumers and workers

If there’s one hot topic in the world of U.S. carriers right now, it’s the rumored takeover of T-Mobile by Japanese carrier, Softbank. Only last year, the company bought a controlling stake in Sprint. And if speculation is to be believed, it’s got its focussed aimed squarely at T-Mobile, currently owned by Deutsche Telekom (mostly). Today, the CWA – or Communications Workers of America – spoke out about the deal, believing it would … [read full article]

Survey reveals only 15% of Tmo subscribers want to switch to another carrier

If you’ve been listening or reading any of T-Mobile’s announcements recently, one frequently mentioned topic is churn. Or, in other words, the number of customers canceling contracts and switching to another network. Cowen and Company has just released results of a survey done in the final quarter of last year, and it’s showing T-Mobile in a very positive light. 1,876 customers from all 4 major network operators with contracts expiring within the next … [read full article]

Sprint Chairman and Softbank CEO, Son, said to be approaching banks to finance T-Mobile buyout

It’s fairly old news by now that Sprint is rumored to be looking at buying T-Mobile. As we’ve already heard, it’s Softbank’s CEO that wants to push the deal through, but it’s one that many industry watchers and myself are struggling to make any sense of. The obvious questions like who’s name is going to be kept, or will it be a merger where both … [read full article]

WSJ: Sprint looking to buy T-Mobile US

I have to be honest, I’m not entirely sure what to make of this story, but I’m certain it’s going to create a lot of conversation and debate. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, Sprint is looking in to the possibility of buying out T-Mobile. This would obviously create one larger carrier capable of competing with Verizon and AT&T. Whether or not a purchase would go through is another matter … [read full article]

T-Mobile Execs Explain Why AT&T Is Target Of Company Marketing, Possible Sprint Merger

T-Mobile’s targeting of AT&T inside their marketing campaigns has certainly brought plenty of attention and T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert explained why  at an Investor conference earlier this morning. Sievert explained that T-Mobile focuses its attention on AT&T because it has the largest group of dissatisfied customers: “They combine two things: being big and being bad.” While Sprint may … [read full article]

Sprint Prepares T-Mobile JUMP! Competitor With Its “One Up” Early Upgrade Program

  I really can’t wait to see how T-Mobile CEO @john_legere tweet reacts to the news that Sprint is preparing to launch its very own JUMP! competitor. Calling it “One Up,” Sprint is the last of the national carriers to echo T-Mobile’s early upgrade program after AT&T and Verizon launched their own programs soon after T-Mobile went live with JUMP! While it’s safe to argue that AT&T Next and Verizon EDGE … [read full article]