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Final arguments in T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial made today

After delivering their testimonies and breaking for the holidays, the two sides in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial met again today to deliver their final arguments. Glenn Pomerantz, a lawyer for the 14 states suing to block the merger, argued that the trial will impact at least 130 million customers since the deal would reduce the number of major U.S. carriers from four to three. “If this merger goes forward, they’re at risk for paying billions of … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger review by DOJ and FCC was ‘cursory’, states argue

At the tail-end of the testimonies in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission voiced their support for the deal in a filing. Fast-forward to this week and the states opposing the deal have responded. In a filing from Wednesday, lawyers for California and New York argued that the merger’s approvals from the DOJ and FCC don’t carry special weight and should be ignored by the judge in the trial. The … [read full article]

Dish talks with ‘very exciting’ partners teased during T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial

Dish Network co-founder Charlie Ergen testified in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial this week, and an interesting tidbit of info came up that could play a role in the trial’s outcome. During the trial, lawyers were arguing whether certain parts of Ergen’s testimony should be conducted in open court. As noted by Fierce Wireless and New Street Research analyst Blair Levin, there were questions about Dish’s viability as a major fourth U.S. carrier and the attorney for … [read full article]

Sprint’s former CEO says carrier could survive without T-Mobile, but it would be ‘very different’

After T-Mobile CEO John Legere took the stand in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial to end last week, former Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure helped resume the trial this week. During his testimony, Claure said that a merger with T-Mobile wasn’t necessary for Sprint to survive, contradicting some previous witnesses. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that Sprint would be “sold for parts” within two years. “Those are possibilities,” Claure responded today. “I don’t necessarily agree completely.” Just because … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Dish nearly merged in 2015, reveals John Legere

Dish Network is a major part of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, with Dish slated to become the fourth major U.S. carrier if T-Mo and Sprint’s deal is completed. According to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, though, T-Mobile almost merged with Dish a few years ago. While being questioned during the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial, Legere confirmed that he recommended a merger with Sprint to T-Mobile’s board back in 2015. CNET says that Legere wanted to give Dish’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint merger trial begins today

Today’s a big day for T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger. The trial between T-Mobile and Sprint and the state attorneys general who oppose their merger got underway today. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. District Jude Victor Marrero seems to be pushing for a quick trial, skipping opening statements and asking both sides to shorten their lists of witnesses so that they don’t beat him “over the head” with testimonies. One notable person that … [read full article]

T-Mobile rumored to be in last-minute merger lawsuit settlement talks with New York

Just days before the lawsuit attempting to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger is set to begin, a new report claims that the two carriers are in settlement talks with one of the attorneys general leading the litigation. T-Mobile and Sprint are in last-minute settlement talks with New York Attorney General Letitia James, according to Fox Business‘s Charles Gasparino. Details on the talks are light right now, but as one of the two AGs leading the … [read full article]

Nevada announces its own settlement with T-Mobile and withdraws from lawsuit against merger

Texas isn’t the only state withdrawing from the lawsuit against T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger today. Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford has announced that he’s reached a settlement with T-Mobile. Similar to the deal T-Mo made with Texas, the agreement with Nevada is focused on a 5G network rollout, a low-price rate plan, and a commitment to jobs. The settlement also includes access to T-Mo’s broadband program for students and a philanthropic contribution. Here are the … [read full article]

Texas reaches settlement with T-Mobile, withdraws from merger lawsuit

Texas is the latest state to withdraw from the lawsuit against T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that he’s reached a settlement with T-Mobile that’s focused on pricing, 5G, and jobs. The agreement includes the following requirements for the New T-Mobile: Give all Texas customers access to the same or better unlimited talk, text, and data rate plans as those offered by T-Mobile as of the date of the agreement for the … [read full article]

Colorado leaves T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawsuit after reaching agreements with Dish and T-Mo

Following Mississippi’s recent decision to come out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger after originally being included in the lawsuit against it, another state has now flipped sides. Colorado has dropped out of the multi-state lawsuit seeking to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger after coming to new agreements with Dish Network and T-Mobile. If Dish and T-Mo fail to meet the agreements, they’ll have to pay up to a total of $100 million. Under the … [read full article]