Tag Archives: Dish Network

Dish Network chairman calls T-Mobile the “Grinch”

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Recently, Dish Network held its Q1 2021 earnings call where they talked about their plans for Boost Mobile. In the call, however, Dish chairman, Charlie Ergen, couldn’t help but compare T-Mobile to the Grinch. Ergen made the comparison while talking about T-Mobile’s decision to proceed with the shut down date of its CDMA network.  During the call, Ergen couldn’t hold his frustrations back about T-Mobile’s move. He shares that T-Mobile has “become the Grinch” and that the … [read full article]

T-Mobile responds to Dish’s FCC filing over premature CDMA shutdown date

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In the latest Dish Network and T-Mobile news, the two camps have submitted opposing comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the latter’s plan to shut down its CDMA network by January 2022.  Earlier this month, Dish sent a letter to the FCC complaining about the premature shutdown date citing that this would cause “significant device/chip shortages that make it even more difficult to acquire compatible replacement devices prior to the shutdown.” This was backed … [read full article]

Dish Network writes letter to FCC over T-Mobile’s premature Sprint CDMA shutdown date

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A month ago, Dish Network called T-Mobile “anti-competitive” because of its premature CDMA shutdown date. Today, it looks like Dish is taking its disappointment over T-Mobile seriously by writing a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  In the letter, Dish accused T-Mo of being “Un-Carrier”. They also highlighted a number of issues they have with T-Mobile, including its current spectrum policies. But the key issue that Dish is claiming against T-Mobile continues to be … [read full article]

Dish Network calls T-Mobile “anti-competitive” over premature CDMA shutdown date

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In its recently conducted Q4 earnings call, Dish Network called T-Mobile as “anti-competitive.” This was in reference to T-Mobile’s plans to shut down its legacy 3G CDMA network on January 1, 2022. Once the shut down takes place, this will mean a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars for Boost Mobile and will also affect millions of customers.  According to Stephen Stokols, head of Boost Mobile, plans have already been set in place to migrate Boost … [read full article]

FCC announces results of CBRS spectrum auction that T-Mobile participated in

The FCC today announced the results of its recent 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum auction, and T-Mobile finished with a few of the Priority Access Licenses (PALs). T-Mobile spent a total of $5.58 million on eight PALs in six counties. Also of note is that Shentel won a total of 262 PALs in 74 counties, spending $16.118 million for them. T-Mo is in the process of buying Shentel’s wireless assets, so those PALs could eventually become T-Mobile’s. … [read full article]

Dish Network acquires Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, rolling out new Boost logo and plans

Right on schedule, Boost Mobile has become part of Dish Network. Dish today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, which cost $1.4 billion. Dish Network is now in the wireless market and has more than 9 million customers. Boost will be lead by John Swieringa, who serves as group president of retail wireless and COO at Dish Network. As part of its acquisition of Boost Mobile, Dish has given its … [read full article]

Dish Network will buy Boost Mobile from T-Mobile on July 1

Following recent rumors that suggested that Dish Network may have been trying to negotiate better terms for itself in its purchase of Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, it’s been revealed that the deal will finally happen in two weeks. Dish Network and T-Mobile have confirmed in filings with the SEC that Dish will close its purchase of Sprint’s prepaid businesses, including Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, on July 1. Neither company gave any details on the deal, … [read full article]

Dish Network reportedly trying to negotiate with T-Mobile for better terms on Boost Mobile purchase

It’s now been more than two months since T-Mobile and Sprint completed their merger, but the whole story of that deal isn’t finished quite yet. That’s because Dish Network still hasn’t purchased Boost Mobile from T-Mo, which was part of an agreement that helped to get the merger approval from the Department of Justice. And now we may know why that purchase hasn’t happened yet. A new report says that Dish Network co-founder and chairman … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Dish Network bicker over extension of 600MHz spectrum loan

With T-Mobile and Dish Network coming to an agreement that helped get the T-Mo-Sprint merger done and Dish lending T-Mobile its 600MHz spectrum during the coronavirus pandemic, some might think that the two companies are pretty friendly. But a new FCC filing suggests that they might not be quite as chummy as some thought. T-Mobile recently submitted a filing with the FCC to ask for an extension on the agreement that’s allowing T-Mo to use … [read full article]

Dish providing 600MHz spectrum portfolio to T-Mobile during coronavirus outbreak

T-Mobile and Dish Network are teaming up to help get T-Mo and Sprint’s merger completed, and now they’re working together to help consumers during the coronavirus outbreak. Dish announced today that it’s providing its entire portfolio of 600MHz spectrum to T-Mobile at no cost for 60 days. This can help give T-Mo’s network a boost as customers rely more on the wireless network for entertainment and work due to the coronavirus. “DISH is proud to support … [read full article]