T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s memo to employees about Sprint merger leaks out

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Earlier today, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they’d reached an agreement on a merger deal they claim will help boost the rollout of 5G, create jobs, and spur competition. T-Mobile CEO John Legere sent an internal memo to T-Mo employees at the same time of the announcement to assure them that the deal is a good one, and now it’s leaked out.

Sources have sent Legere’s internal memo to TmoNews, giving us the chance to read the CEO’s pep talk for his employees. In the memo, Legere promises employees that T-Mobile will still be T-Mobile, will still be magenta, will still be focused on customers, and will still have Legere at the helm.

Legere goes on to repeat many of the same points made in T-Mobile and Sprint’s official announcement. He says that “only the new T-Mobile can quickly deliver a nationwide 5G network with the capacity and scale to truly accelerate innovation and increase competition in the U.S.”

The T-Mobile CEO also says that the new company will “better-scaled” and will work to deliver services to customers at lower prices. The combined T-Mobile-Sprint expects to create thousands of jobs, Legere adds, by bringing T-Mobile’s customer support to Sprint subscribers and hiring employees to merge networks and build out a 5G network.

Finally, Legere thanks employees for their hard work that helped to put T-Mobile in the position to make this deal a reality.

There’s not much in the way of new info on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger in Legere’s memo, but it’s interesting to get a peek at how T-Mo is talking up the deal to its employees. You can read the full memo for yourself below:

Putting the Un-carrier Strategy into Overdrive!

Team,

I’ve got some incredible news to share, and I wanted to be the first one to reach out and make it official! Today marks a huge step forward for ALL of us as we prepare to take the Un-carrier revolution to a whole new level!

We just announced that T-Mobile and Sprint have reached a definitive agreement to come together and form a new, bigger, stronger company! Yep. You read that right, we are merging with Sprint. If you want to know how excited Mike and I are about this — check out our video here…

This combination sets us up to SUPERCHARGE the Un-carrier and to quickly deliver the only Nationwide 5G network with BOTH the breadth and depth needed to offer the kind of capacity and performance that American consumers want and need in the 5G era!

We’ll still be called T-Mobile, we’ll still be magenta, I’ll still be your leader, and we’ll continue to be customer obsessed! I’m also excited to share that Mike Sievert will be the President and COO of the New T-Mobile, and we are making plans to innovate and drive this business forward just like we always have.

Trust me when I say that this is the deal we have been waiting for, and this is the combination that will take everything to a new level!

We think that ONLY the New T-Mobile can quickly deliver a NATIONWIDE 5G NETWORK with the capacity and scale to truly accelerate innovation and increase competition in the U.S., and we plan to make that a reality! Leading early in nationwide 5G will result in leadership for the country in the digital economy, and it will drive a giant wave of U.S. innovation and disruption that we believe will benefit customers with lower prices, better service and innovative applications.

New T-Mobile will absolutely SUPERCHARGE the pro consumer Un-carrier strategy! As a larger, stronger, better-scaled competitor we’ll strive to deliver an incredible set of services to consumers and businesses at lower prices than ever before. We’ll drive broader, better competition in the rapidly converging content and communications marketplace, including traditional wireless, in-home broadband, entertainment & beyond. And, we’ll bring REAL wireless choices and mobile broadband competition to Americans in rural areas for the first time.

The New T-Mobile will CREATE JOBS and be a driver of investment and the U.S. economy! We expect to create thousands of jobs — well beyond what the two companies could do by themselves — by bringing T-Mobile’s world-class customer care to Sprint customers, by hiring employees to merge networks and build out our 5G network and systems and by investing in new businesses.

But let me say this… it is YOUR hard work and efforts over the past 5 years that has put our company in the position to make this deal happen — so THANK YOU! T-Mobile is going to be even BIGGER & BETTER than you ever imagined!

This will take time.

As is typical of any merger, this deal has to go through all the standard regulatory review processes which will take a while. We are optimistic this will clear regulators but nothing is ever guaranteed, so as excited as you all are — please continue to focus on doing exactly what you have been doing for the past 5 years… Listen to our customers and do what they tell you. It is the success that you have all delivered that has gotten us this far — so don’t stop now!

We’ll keep you updated on the process and timelines as we go. And you can check out T-Nation to get the latest information and resources anytime. We’ve also launched a site externally for people who want to learn more about the deal here.

Today’s news is about taking this fight — on behalf of consumers — to the next level and beyond! The next wave of mobile is too important not to fight for and now we are positioned to accelerate that fight for consumers everywhere!

Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and the others better watch out because…We. Are. Coming.

And…We. Won’t. Stop.

Don’t miss our webcast tomorrow at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET to hear more. Invite to follow.

You can hear all about the agreement from Marcelo and I here.

 

Thanks, anonymous sources!

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  • mikkej2k

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…….!!!!!!!!!

    • Cory

      Why?

      • yankeesusa

        Many people are afraid of prices going up but that’s a known fact. Prices will go up. But at the same time more spectrum will be used to keep lte speeds as high as they are now, one thing i love tmobile for. Also more spectrum for rural coverage which for me hasn’t been a big deal where i live or travel. I guess we’ll see. At least they have stuck by their word and allowed grandfathered plans to stick.

    • mikkej2k

      Why? Sprint is not a successful company. They have struggled to remain relevant and seem to lack direction as a company. Sprint’s service in my area is EXTREMELY poor. Finally , Sprint’s customer service and extreme debt would seem to be a determining factor in ANY merger negotiations.

  • Boston02116

    LYIN’ LEGERE! When has a merger ever created one single job! Never mind THOUSANDS! Payroll is the largest expense of most businesses. And cutting cost is a priority of any merger.

    When has a merger lowered prices? NEVER!

    • Gaius_Baltar4

      Technically Tmobile merging with MetroPCS years ago did all those things.

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        Actually, TMobile pricing went up. Competitors pricing dropped but that had nothing to do with metro pcs merger.
        I am only staying with think because of my grandfather plan. If they scrap it, Zi will move to Verizon because their service is better. Legere is a liar

        • yankeesusa

          Do you have a plan in mind with verizon that gets me unlimited phone data and 8gb hotspot that matches tmobile? I’m grandfathered in also but if they raise prices then verizon might be the next place, although for the past couple of roadtrips along florida, georgia, ten and nc tmobile has really been good, even up in the mountains.

      • Todd Whitley

        Do you know how many people were laid off from the Metro Merger? Do you know how many people were laid off by John Legere when he was at Global Crossing? Have you read or heard of the LA Times article where allegations were bought against Legere for using company monies to settle Sexual Harrasment allegations. John Legere blocked me on Twitter when I posted the article and asked him if it was true. How innocent does that make him sound? Type in sexual harrasement and John Legere and the article will pop up and read it

    • They_Call_Me_Bruce

      How many jobs were saved by not letting Sprint go out of business first? That was Sprint’s future.

  • ianken

    I’m skeptical of the jobs claim. Yes, they’ll need to integrate networks, billing, CRM, etc. But eventually they’ll only need one customer support organization, one IT/ops org, etc.

    • Acdc1a

      The biggest losses will be in IT and retail.

      • marque2

        If you have tried to get service in a Sprint store you will realize that is a good thing. Tmo stores are much more responsive. And note that Tmo plans to add thousands of stores so Sprint workers probably have less to be worried about, now that they are off the sinking ship.

    • Squidward Grumpy!

      It will take additional assets to make the integration happen, as well as deploying 5g. It’s not rocket science. I’ve been with T-Mobile for years, and the company is the best it’s ever been. If I’ve had questions or whatever, their CS reps have always been polite and helpful.

      • Nearmsp

        That is no emotional radon to kill competition by mergers Judy because you like the current CEO.

    • DannyMac

      Exactly, redundancies will exist and they’ll keep the ones that were doing the better job and let go of the under performers. This ain’t no charity. Shareholders want the biggest payout they can get.

      • marque2

        And companies need to be as efficient as possible or else they will he swamped by competition.

        May I ask what greedy corporation pays you? And why don’t they just pay you minimum wage – since that would be most beneficial to the shareholder? What about just charging twice as much for the product?

        If you think just a little bit – you will find all this anti corporate false information just doesn’t make any sense.

        • DannyMac

          Not the point. The point is that people will lose their jobs when this merger gets approved.

        • marque2

          Some will lose their jobs, and some more will be hired on. It is probably net plus. All the cranky Sprint service reps probably need to be let go – I don’t see an alternative.

  • Android_God

    LOL!!! Oh please, this has all the markings of a purposeful leak.

    • Squidward Grumpy!

      So what if it is?

  • Android_God

    This cracked me up…

    “Listen to our customers and do what they tell you.”.

    Suuuuuure bud

    • Squidward Grumpy!

      I’ve been with T-Mo since 2011, and they have NEVER done me wrong. Maybe your just an idiot? I don’t know…..just spit ballin’ here.

      • DannyMac

        They’ve not done you wrong because they’ve not had a major merger.

      • marque2

        Tmo actually got me to VOLUNTARILY switch to higher cost plans from when I joined by offering me more beneficial services. That might be the plan. To go from 50gigs unthrottled to 100 they might charge me $10 more.

      • Reagan1

        I’ve been with T-Mo since 05 and same. In fact, they’ve been pretty great even through some crappy service times. I’m more frightened by the idiotic doom and gloom predictions here than the actual merger. It will go through, perhaps with some concessions, as no reason to reject.

  • Android_God

    Lowering prices? Like getting rid of kickback? How uncarrier of you Johnny Boy

  • Mark McCoskey

    Just hope we can use the extra LTE bands like Project Fi does, soon, rather than later.

    • PC_Tool

      I’d be interested to see if Pixel devices get the ability to network switch on the New T-Mobile if this goes through…

    • SirStephenH

      They’ll likely enable LTE roaming between the networks once/if the deal is approved.

  • Philip

    I hope it is not approve!

  • Nearmsp

    Under the Obama administration the DOJ blocked the merger. But now the corrupt Trump and his political hack Ajit Pai are going to read the tea leaves and try to rubber stamp this deal. If Trump has any concern for American consumers he should immediately order his administration to oppose the merger. A reduction from 4 major operators to 3, will reduce choice for Americans, reduce competition and result in increase in prices for all American consumers. Do not buy into the sweet talk by Legere, who gets $100 million if this merger is successful and change of control happens at Sprint. Mr. Ajit Pai you rubber stamped the Net Neutrality. Please do not rubber stamp this deal. Kill it immediately. November can’t come fast enough.

    • bkat11

      DOJ really didn’t block it…DT really didn’t think it would go thru. Why would prices go up? Have they to this point? Is your plan price going up? I have no need to change my plan I’m just confused why everyone is losing their minds over this? T-Mobile has not jacked my plan ever in the 6 years I’ve been with them

      • Nearmsp

        You are either naive or have some vested interest in this merger proposal. Here is a quote from Wikipedia. “On March 20, 2011, AT&T announced that it would purchase T-Mobile USA. On August 31, 2011, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice formally announced that it would seek to block the takeover, and filed a lawsuit to such effect in federal court.[1][2] The bid was abandoned by AT&T on December 19, 2011.[3]”
        T-Mobile did not increase prices since the merger did not go through. Once Sprint is gone, less market competition will lead to price increase by Tmobile. It will lead to job losses at Sprint.

        • Squidward Grumpy!

          Even if Tmobile is allowed to absorb Sprint, they would still have less subs than Verizon or AT&T. I’m sure agreements put in place as a condition of the merger would put to rest any fears. So no chicken little, the sky isn’t falling, you’ll still wake up in the morning and kiss your wife/kids and continue to live like you have your entire life…..so grow up and get a grip.

        • bkat11

          Well said! There might be some layoffs which is expected but if T-Mobile and Sprint merged company want to beat Verizon/AT&T to 5G they will need all hands on deck and then some. AND they aren’t going to gain subscribers by jacking up the price. I think someone needs to lay off the CNN

        • Squidward Grumpy!

          I know right? Lay off the politics if it gets you that worked up. My cable bill hasn’t gone up, nor has my phone bill. Stop being such a damned socialist. They don’t owe you a thing. If you’re not on T-Mobile, you have no dog in the fight. If you are….switch.

        • Nearmsp

          Stop being a crony capitalist. A market economy fires not allow consecration of market. Go to college and understand what socialism is. I am a 15 year old customer of Tmobile. Yet I know weekday lower competition does to any corporation. Only benefits shareholders not customers.

        • Fernando Molina

          A Socialis country doesn’t allow any competition, the government tells you what to charge.

        • SirStephenH

          Every nation on Earth employs socialism. Are you saying our country doesn’t allow competition?

        • Squidward Grumpy!

          It’s supposed to benefit shareholders, the company may provide you with a service, but they’re not going to lower costs just because you don’t like it. And how did you get the impression I was a crony capitalist when I explained to you and the whole world how it’s supposed to work. If you don’t like the product or price, move on.

        • SirStephenH

          NEWSFLASH: Socialism isn’t the boogie man. Every nation on Earth employs socialism.

          Our roads, police, firemen, medics, insurance (both public and private), schools, libraries, employee owned companies, Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, CIA, FBI, NSA, TSA, Homeland Security, Secret Service, Air Traffic Control, Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, etc, etc, etc are ALL SOCIALISM.

        • Squidward Grumpy!

          Not really dummy. Socialism is a scourge that desperately needs to be eradicated. As a matter of fact it grabbed International headlines by sentencing a baby to death. Don’t preach to me about that garbage. And paying taxes isn’t socialism. Especially if it’s for things that effect the common good. Wealth redistribution is socialism. The Government controlling the means of production is socialism. It’s also ironic you mention the Military, as the VA is based on socialised medicine, and it’s a bureaucratic nightmare….also leading to many taking their lives because the could not get seen in time. I’m lucky to have retired, so I have a choice in who I see, many are not. I served during the cold war, I’m guessing you did not, it’s either that or you are totally ignorant to what a huge people killing dumpster fire that awesome socialism is.

        • DannyMac

          We will eventually get screwed. Less competition is a bad thing.

          I say let Sprint sink or swim. If they die, the survivors can fight over the carcass, but if they live, they may bring something to the table that benefits us all just like the failed AT&T/T-Mobile merger did.

        • Squidward Grumpy!

          So, instead of some employees being laid off in a merger, let Sprint sink and allow all of them to be laid off. Sounds legit, although that would technically be true Capitalism.

        • Nearmsp

          The basis of a capitalistic markets is free competition. Anti trust laws are in place to avoid concentration of market by a small group of companies. For a market the size of U.S. even 4 companies are too few. Three companies would lead to heavy market conversation. If Sprint goes down, shareholders suffer. In this case Japanese soft bank. They need a hair cut. At the right price a buyer will emerge. If not the remaining three can buy assets of Sprint at throw away prices. But it is bit the role of anti trust regulators to build monopolies and duopolies. Only crony capitalists want this merger or those when Sprint service. If you want T-Mobile service, drop Sprint and join T-Mobile.

        • Squidward Grumpy!

          As I stated, in a capitalist free market, regulations would be unnecessary, which is why I also said you elect reps that are willing to uphold the rule of law so businesses would be regulated by us. Unfortunately we have unions on one side and business on the other, both with competing interests so as you stated we need checks and balances. I still don’t think it will do any harm if both were to merge.

        • Nearmsp

          Sprint stock is down 14% today and the market does not believe Sprint can get regulatory approval. T-Mobile stock is down 6% today because they are going to waste leadership focus on a year long journey with a dead end instead of putting their focus on their current strategy. I think the proposal is dead on arrival as per the market.

        • Squidward Grumpy!

          Look, I have zero skin in the game aside from being a customer. I also believe Legere can sell ice to a Penguin, so I guess we’ll see when the regulators do or don’t give their approval.

        • DannyMac

          But but but Legere said this will create a kagillion jobs! He didn’t say how two companies merging, each having redundancies which will result in job loss, will create jobs, but he said there will be more jobs! /s

        • (J²)

          In any merger, there is job losses at the acquired company. There will be a huge opportunity of resource allocation once the merger is completed but no one at Sprint is safe. For example, T-Mobile may add 500 jobs at their call center to handle the increase in calls related to Sprint but to reduce operating costs, the Sprint call center may be closed. Jobs will essentially be shifted from one geographic location to another.

          Prices will not increase unless more services are provided. I can assure you that, the combined company will still be smaller than Verizon and AT&T in subscriber count and with the anticipated influx of paid-TV providers entering the wireless industry, there will be more hungry competitors with money to invest. If anything, the combined company will need to maintain customer loyalty or risk shedding customers and spiraling into debt like Sprint has done…

        • Squidward Grumpy!

          Well said!

        • marque2

          Sprint is a non player losing customers fast. They have been playing games to hide that. In 3-4 years Sprint would be gone with assets delivered to the highest bidder. You would end up with Verizon with all the spectrum and Tmo unable to expand without any.

      • Captain Insano

        Why would prices go up. Google Canada and wireless carriers. Look at their crazy prices.

        • Acdc1a

          An unlimited talk/text and 12GB of data runs $65 when adjusting for the exchange rate. While they don’t have any true high speed unlimited plans the MVNO’s are offering unlimited plans that are scaled back on speed starting around $35. The pricing is fairly comparable.

  • Patriot_panadero01

    Companies do not merge – one buys the other and is absorbed.

  • Captain Insano

    I hate to say it but I believe this will go through. When at&t and T-Mobile tried to do this they did not have a huge thing like this. It will go through… unfortunately. Anyone who thinks this is a great move look up Canada and wireless. Less competition means higher prices automatically

    • Acdc1a

      A lot has changed since the AT&T/T-Mobile failure. Wireless has certainly changed, but so has our whole way of consuming data and entertainment. A true wireless broadband solution to compete with the ComShaft, AT&T, and Verizons of the world is what’s needed. I’m not certain that T-Mobile couldn’t do it alone, but I do know that with all of the additional Sprint spectrum they stand a hell of a better chance.

      • Captain Insano

        But again like a said look at the prices of Canada and tell me this won’t be a huge problem for the consumer with choice and prices. I know a person that pays 150 for 4 gigs. That’s insane.

        • (J²)

          Well, the difference is in the US we have paid-TV providers looking to enter the wireless industry. The T-Mobile/Sprint tie up argues that the eliminated close 4th position will quickly be filled as all of the major paid-TV providers either already offer wireless or plan to do so soon.

          That in itself will drive competition, if both T-Mobile and Sprint (who together provide us with almost all of the MNVO’s at lower costs) the industry will revert back to how it was in 2012, where carriers were fighting for the highest priced service.

          I think 5 years of continued evidence of putting customers first, earns T-Mobile a little bit of trust – enough to get this merger passed.

          It’s debatable but Sprint isn’t really contributing to existing competition, it is assisting T-Mobile but of no real threat due to how far behind Sprint is with speeds and reliability and customer loyalty is in the garbage.

        • marque2

          Plus some of Canada’s problems are due to government interference.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if rates went up a bit – but that might be necessary to build out 5g. 5g is faster but seems much more expensive than existing technologies to roll out. It isn’t just because of “greedy shareholders” who in reality are everyone who owns a retirement plan.

        • Kenneth Warner

          At&t has phone mobile, internet, & tv that was just the start of all this

  • Alex Pilaia

    where is the invite to the 1pm stream??

  • Economies of scale means big cost savings for the bigger corp, not for us. Corps always pocket the profits. Shareholders love this business model.

    • (J²)

      T-Mobile has generally always put customers first which is why through ups and downs, it manages to keep its loyal customers. Sprint on the other hand, does not employ the same model which is why the brand is beyond saving. The most it can hope for, is to maintain 4th place nationally.

      Remember when T-Mobile Tuesday started, each customers should have been eligible to receive one share, signifying that customers come first.

      • I sincerely hope you are right. But customers are not a company’s first business–the shareholders are. We are the harvest field for monetization. I try hard not to be cynical, but reality has forced me into it.

        • (J²)

          If you do a little digging, you’ll see T-Mobile is less concerned with shareholders and more concerned with customers. For the first few years, they were operating at losses and eventually on breaking even to appease customers.

          This has paid off, so now they are able to satisfy both.

        • marque2

          Without customers shareholders don’t do well so it is usually good to appease customers at least somewhat.

        • (J²)

          Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Spectrum, etc have managed to do pretty well for themselves without appeasing customers lol

        • SirStephenH

          Yep, when you have monopoly/duopoly power you don’t really have to do anything at all to appease your customers. Taking out a quarter of the national competition isn’t really going to help the consumer.

        • marque2

          That is why AT&T is losing customers and Verizon stopped growing. Why has Tmobile taken almost all the new growth over the last 4 years?

        • (J²)

          Interesting, because there are graphs that do not support your comment. I think you failing to account for churn…

          The only carrier not performing well is Sprint. Obviously, T-Mobile is exceeding the norm but Verizon and AT&T are still gaining which supports my point.

      • SirStephenH

        T-Mobile has stood out in this respect because they’ve had to. It grabbed them good attention while they were trying to grow and compete with the Verizon/AT&T duopoly. But once they become as big, the need to stand out diminishes. Just remember that US corporations are legally required to put the interests of their shareholders before all others and the shareholders’ interests are purly profit motivated.

        The stock giveaway was simply a gimmick. One share of stock cost T-Mobile very little, doesn’t hold any power in a corporation, is difficult to do anything with, and isn’t very cost effective to sell off.

        • (J²)

          They didn’t have to, just look at Sprint. They also cannot become complacent with their standings if the merger is approved. Again, just look at how well that worked out for them.

          The reason why Verizon and AT&T are able to succeed while being greedy is because they’ve developed customer loyalty and that has allowed them to do so. T-Mobile would not be able to get away with this.

          Imagine if Wal-Mart began charging a premium for everything… R.I.P.

          If you can’t keep customers, it doesn’t matter how big you are time will catch up to you.

    • marque2

      Companies can’t just pocket all the profits – if it were that profitable others would quickly jump in. Stop the socialist nonsense and take an online Econ 101 class.

      • SirStephenH

        I think it’s you who needs to take the economy class. US corporations are legally required to put the interests of their shareholders before all others. Economies of scale always means more profit for the shareholders while competition and consumer pricing suffers.

        • marque2

          In an econ course you learn more than one aspect of owning a company. Yes the owners get the profits, but they only profit if they sell things, and can sell them for more than costs. The only way to sell things is to have customers. If you charge a customer more than what enough customers think it is worth, or you go out of the way to piss them off, you won’t have any (enough) customers, and therefore the shareholders lose out. If you don’t pay your employees enough, they go elsewhere, until you can’t support the customer, and get your “greedy” profit.

          And then on top of it all the “greedy” shareholders are us. I am that greedy shareholder, because I have retirement plans 401K, IRA …

          My only mistake was the econ course. You need 101 before you do 102, but 102 focuses more on the business (micro) rather than large economies of 101 (macro) .

    • marque2

      Not true. With competition corporations have to provide reasonable prices. Companies can’t just charge anything or they wouldn’t have any customers. Learn some basic economics rather than this socialist crap.

    • SlopeTangentAnswer

      Of course.

  • randian

    Canada has lower population density than the US, so it should not be surprising if their mobile phone prices are high.

  • Nearmsp

    Sprint stock is down 14% today and T-mobile stock is down 6%. The market does not believe that the companies can overcome antitrust issues and regulators are unlikely to approve this merger to reduce one major competitor leading to higher prices for US consumers. Sprint wil waste their time in a year long dead end journey. T-mobile leadership instead of focusing on the 5G roll out will waste their time trying to get approval from regulators.

    • marque2

      I don’t think prices will go up because of the merger. No merger we will get two really good 5g networks and two also ran companies – one that will probably fold in 3-4 years. Seems like less competition. With the merger 3 full fledged 5g networks. Tmo just doesn’t have the spectrum to do it without Sprint.

      Prices may go up when Tmo convinces me to.switch from my current plan to.a much better 5g one, but if I switch then I will think – personally – that it is worth the cost. Just like when I switched from my 5gig a month plan to Tmo one.

  • Mike Thaler

    Is 5G service aimed at residential customers to use at home and/or mobile customers? What will the pricing be?

    • TaskForce141

      Verizon’s 5G trial rollouts are all focused on fixed wireless broadband (about a dozen cities). It’s a fast way to bring in revenues now, instead of fighting to steal cellular subscribers.
      Many of us hate, HATE dealing with Comcast/Spectrum/Charter cable or ATT/Frontier DSL at home.
      And would love having a third option!

      • marque2

        I am considering just hotapotting on Tmo for awhile.and seeing if it works. the 3g speed is about 7mbits per second which is enough to.warch a high def movie on your computer. Cox is charging me $84 a month for alleged 50mb/s speed. It never tests close to that. They get away with it because there is no other provider for my home.

        • Richard Finzel

          Tmobile’s 3g hotspot tops out at 512kbps per TOS, however you can go on the One Plus International Stateside for an extra $25 and get full speed 4g LTE speeds. Either way you should be better off than staying with COX.

        • marque2

          They call it 3g but I always get 7mb/s. Maybe I am on a special promo when I signed up.with standard TMobile one – but it is worth checking out.

  • Plow Rox

    Ugg I can only hope for the best… :/

  • samsung freud

    any tmo users jump to verizon or at&t yet?
    what deals did you get?

    • Acdc1a

      There are no deals to be had at AT&T or Verizon.

    • mid3vil

      Just jumped from AT&T to tmo. The new military promo is very sweet, and AT&T had become extraordinarily expensive while their bill was exceedingly convoluted

      • Kmb877

        I switched from AT&T postpaid to T-mobile prepaid 7 years ago, first of all because of pricing, and second because T-mob had unlimited internationals for $10/month. 11 months ago, I switched from T-mob to Ultramobile (same network, way less $, internationals included and cheap roaming).

    • TaskForce141

      Until the federal regulators rule on the merger (2019 ?), it’s too soon to know whether to stay or leave.
      For the same reason, VZ or ATT won’t offer any deals until they’re certain of the merger, too.

  • TaskForce141

    Don’t know about the rest of you, but I find the Paul/’Spr-intern’ commercials to be cute and entertaining.
    I vote that Paul and the wacky lady stay on as ‘merger ambassadors’ to comfort those of us concerned about the marriage.
    Surely Legere’s propaganda writers and ad producers can develop suitable and funny commercials.

    • Kmb877

      Yes, will be funny to see Paul with a big T magenta on his chest and asking “Can you hear me now?”!!!

  • Zach B.

    “Finally, Legere thanks employees for their hard work that helped to put T-Mobile in the position to make this deal a reality.”

    So is T-Mobile rewarding everyones hard work by giving all employees that actually do work and produced the wealth a pay raise and earned benefits like healthcare, paid sick leave/vacation time? No? That’s nice… Glad they spent the tax scam on themselves when they do no work and buying out competition before the inevitable mass layoffs that happen after every merger occurs. #CronyCapitalism

    • marque2

      What on Earth are you talking about. This is a T-Mobile news board. Trump derangement is over at Slate.

    • steezmac

      T-mobile already gave raises to employees and T-Mobile employees get full benefits. T-Mobile has been in Forbes best jobs for multiple years. Holiday pay, Paid Time Off, Health, Vision, service discounts, grants, tuition reimburstment, etc.

  • ripham

    Remember that even if it doesn’t immediately leave to layoffs, it will definitely result in FUTURE SYNERGIES.

  • squiggleslash

    Reminder: Sprint is already on death’s door. If this merger fails, it doesn’t mean there’ll be “Four operators”, it’ll mean two stronger operators, and one weak operator is left. At least if Sprint is bought by T-Mobile before going bankrupt, then there’s a fighting chance we’ll have three strong operators.