T-Mobile and Sprint to file formal merger application with FCC next week

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T-Mobile and Sprint are getting ready to take the next step in their effort to merge.

The two companies have told the FCC that they plan to formally file an application asking for approval to merge. The application will be filed on Monday, June 18th, and will include a protective order to block sensitive corporate information from the public.

While T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a merger deal in April, the two companies must get regulatory approval before they’re actually allowed to merge. This includes getting the green light from the FCC.

T-Mo and Sprint have claimed that the merger will help to create a 5G network that’s better than either company could create on its own and that it’ll be good for U.S. job growth, too. The deal does have its opponents, including some that argue that the merger could be harmful for the prepaid market unless T-Mobile and Sprint shed one or more of their prepaid brands.

T-Mobile and Sprint have said that they expect their merger to close no later than the first half of 2019.

Source: Reuters

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  • Joe2050

    All they need to do is bow down to lord Dumph and ask his permission…don’t they realize that by now..

    • John Doe

      Trump opposed the AT&T merger with Time Warner and a Judge still approved it so it is not up to him alone.

      • Josh Schoonover

        There was also that $600,000 payment AT&T paid to his lawyer, Cohen. That definitely played a role.

        • John Doe

          A federal Judge was the one that approved the merger not Trump or his lawyer so Idk what you have been smoking.

        • Josh Schoonover

          Gee, I wonder what political party that judge is partial to… I wonder who appointed that judge to office… Don’t sit here and act like business deals behind closed doors have no impact on whether these companies get what they want or not. The only reason Trump opposed the merger was CNN.

        • John Doe

          His name is Richard J. Leon and he was appointed by GWB. First you say it is Trump and his lawyer now you say it is the Judge you really need to decide on one conspiracy theory and stick by it lol

        • Josh Schoonover

          Republican appointed judge approves merger after the company involed paid $600,000 to Cohen. That’s not a conspiracy. It’s a fact. The Republican party as a whole has been in bed with big business for some time.

        • John Doe

          That is a fact but that does not mean those are related. You really need to look up what a conspiracy is.

        • Josh Schoonover

          Right, just like the $500 million Trump received had nothing to do with his move regarding ZTE. You really need to look up what naiveté is.

  • Aurizen

    Curious to see how T-Mobile will improve if they’re gonna end up shutting own the CDMA network.

    • Bard Bren

      T-Mobile is GSM. Anyways, T-Mobile has already merged with CDMA provider which was Metro PCS. They already know what to do.

      • Aurizen

        Yeah I understand that but if they’re shutting down the CDMA how would tmobile benifit?

        • Acdc1a

          Spectrum is not technology dependent.

        • Bard Bren

          CDMA costs less. It is more efficient. All calls can be put over VoLTE.

  • Nobody Special

    Maybe the president should not allow the merger…. then buy T-Mobile & Sprint himself and merge them together and rename it to T-rump Mobile :)

    • superg05

      i just threw up in my mouth and swallowed it

    • John Doe

      Not only is that unconstitutional but he can’t even afford to do that lmao