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DOJ’s Delrahim reportedly met with FCC’s Pai to talk T-Mobile-Sprint merger, decision may be close

There’s been a lot of back-and-forth in recent weeks about the Justice Department and its antitrust review of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, but according to a new report, a decision may be imminent. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim allegedly met last Friday to discuss the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. According to Fox Business, the two discussed how they can keep the U.S. telecom space remains competitive and how they can ensure … [read full article]

Reports say T-Mobile and Sprint in talks with DOJ about merger divestitures, Boost Mobile could sell for up to $3 billion

As we continue to wait for the Department of Justice to review the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, reports that try to give us an idea of what’s going on behind the scenes are coming out. First up, it’s said that T-Mobile and Sprint are currently meeting with the DOJ to discuss the merger. CNBC’s David Faber says that T-Mo and Sprint are working with the DOJ on divestitures that could address concerns that some people … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint may make concessions to help their merger gain approval

Following a report last month that claimed that Department of Justice staffers told T-Mobile and Sprint that their merger was unlikely to be approved as it’s structured, a new rumor says that the two carriers are considering making concessions to help their deal’s odds of approval. T-Mobile and Sprint are said to be weighing a few different concession options. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that one of the top concessions being considered is a … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger gets approval from New York Public Service Commission

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger has earned another stamp of approval. The New York Public Service Commission this week said that it approves of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, saying that the deal is in the public interest. “In evaluating the public interest relevant to this transaction, the Commission finds that, on balance, after evaluating the comments received and the risks associated with the proposed transaction the transaction will advance public interest and is approved, but … [read full article]

T-Mobile pledges to offer same or better rate plans for T-Mo and Sprint customers post-merger

One concern that opponents of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger have is that the deal could lead to increased prices for consumers. Today T-Mobile and CEO John Legere submitted letters to the FCC to make a pledge that prices won’t go up. New T-Mobile has committed to offering the same or better rate plans as those offered by T-Mobile or Sprint as of today’s date for three years following the merger. “We are the Un-carrier. If we … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint vow to add jobs with five new Customer Experience Centers if merger is approved

T-Mobile and Sprint continue to work to get their merger approved. Today T-Mo and Sprint have promised to build five new Customer Experience Centers in the U.S. if their merger is approved. These Customer Experience Centers will be home to T-Mobile’s Team of Experts service, which launched last year as a new initiative to help T-Mo customers get faster and more personal customer service. T-Mobile and Sprint say that each of the five new … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint customer location data being bought by bounty hunters

T-Mobile was a part of a location data scandal last year in which a website allowed anyone to track the location of any phone, and now it looks like another location data issue has popped up in 2019. A new report from Motherboard details how T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to customer location data. Specifically in the case of T-Mobile, a bounty hunter was paid $300 and was able to get the a … [read full article]

FCC pauses review of T-Mobile-Sprint merger due to government shutdown

The FCC has once again paused the 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The FCC has confirmed that it paused its review of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger on January 2 as a result of the government shutdown. The clock was paused on the 84th day of the 180-day shot clock. This latest pause comes just 29 days after the FCC resumed its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger due … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint confirm that merger has received U.S. national security approval

Following a report that the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint had been approved by a U.S. security committee, the two carriers have confirmed the news. T-Mobile and Sprint announced tonight that their merger has been approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The deal has also been okayed by Team Telecom, which consists of the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense and reviewed … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly approved by U.S. national security committee

Just days after a report claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint’s parent companies may ditch their Huawei networking equipment in an effort to help the merger get approval, a U.S. security panel has apparently given the deal the green light. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has given its stamp of approval to the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger, according to sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal. CFIUS reportedly told T-Mobile and … [read full article]