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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]

Pennsylvania is the 18th state to join the lawsuit against T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

Another state has joined the lawsuit that aims to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger. Pennsylvania is the 18th state to come out against the T-Mobile-Sprint deal. Here’s what Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro had to say about the merger: “All Pennsylvanians deserve access to affordable, reliable wireless service, and as Attorney General, I am committed to protecting that access. The merger between T-Mobile and Sprint would severely undermine competition in the telecommunications sector, which would hurt … [read full article]

New York City files lawsuit against T-Mobile for ‘rampant’ sales abuse of Metro customers

T-Mobile has been hit with a lawsuit from New York City. The lawsuit, filed this week, alleges that T-Mobile has engaged in “rampant” sales abuse of customers through its prepaid Metro by T-Mobile brand. New York City’s complaint says that it’s identified more than 2,200 violations by T-Mo spread through 56 stores in all five boroughs, including both authorized dealers and stores run by T-Mobile’s MetroPCS NY unit. The complaint goes on to say that … [read full article]

Illinois’ Kwame Raoul becomes 17th state AG to join lawsuit against T-Mobile and Sprint merger

The lawsuit from several state attorneys general attempting to block the T-Mobile and Sprint merger has another member. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is the latest state AG to come out against the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. He’s the 17th state AG to join the lawsuit, which also includes California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin. “This merger would significantly decrease competition for mobile wireless telecommunications … [read full article]