Tag Archives: Marcelo Claure

John Legere and Marcelo Claure talk 5G, jobs, and more at T-Mobile-Sprint town hall meeting

Earlier this month, T-Mobile executives like John Legere and Mike Sievert conducted a town hall meeting with former Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and Sprint employees in Kansas City. Now the transcript for the event has made its way online. Claure talked up the 5G network potential that a combined T-Mobile and Sprint would have thanks to Sprint’s 200 megahertz of 2.5GHz spectrum as well as T-Mo’s 30 megahertz of 600MHz spectrum as well as … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint’s Marcelo Claure talk up merger in front of Senate antitrust subcommittee

As part of their effort to get make the T-Mobile and Sprint merger happen, T-Mo CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure today testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel. The panel included Senator Mike Lee [R-UT], Senator Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], and Senator Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]. Legere and Claure made 5G a focus of their arguments in favor of the merger. Both executives stressed how important it is for the … [read full article]

U.S. Senate committee sets date for hearing on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint may have struck a merger deal, but the agreement will need regulatory approval before it’s allowed to happen. Part of that process will happen next month. A U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing on T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger on June 27th. Officials have told Reuters that it’s likely that T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will testify. The hearing was announced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint officially end merger negotiations

It looks like T-Mobile’s final offer to save its merger with Sprint wasn’t enough, because the companies have ended their negotiations. T-Mobile and Sprint announced today that they’ve ceased merger discussions after they were unable to find mutually agreeable terms. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that while the prospect of combining with Sprint was compelling for many reasons, including creating benefits for consumers, a deal would need to result in superior long-term value for T-Mo … [read full article]

Florida woman drives SUV into T-Mobile store, says she was having a ‘bad day’

A woman who recently had a “bad day” decided to take it out on a T-Mobile store. A video posted online shows a woman driving her SUV into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, Fla. Shinobia Montoria Wright is said to have visited the store on Wednesday to exchange her cracked iPhone, then returned the next day and drove her vehicle into the store. It’s said that she then started smashing glass displays with a squeegee … [read full article]

Sprint CEO confirms interest in T-Mobile merger, but says no talks happening

Earlier this week, a report suggested that SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son was interested in merging Sprint — which his company is the majority owner of — with T-Mobile. Now Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has commented on that report. In an interview with Fortune, Claure confirmed that there is interest in merging Sprint and T-Mobile. “We’ve always said that we were interested, Claure said, adding that “it would be nice to combine both companies to give … [read full article]

Sprint posts videos of CEO’s Listening Tour, including one person calling T-Mobile ‘ghetto’

UPDATE: The video with the “ghetto” comment has been taken down, with Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure saying, “My job is to listen to consumers. Our point was to share customer views. Bad judgment on our part. Apologies. Taking the video down.”   Earlier this year, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure went on a “Listening Tour” that saw him ask questions of … [read full article]

Sprint sending holiday gift baskets to T-Mobile stores that include URL for Sprint’s jobs website

T-Mobile and Sprint have a pretty heated rivalry, with John Legere throwing jabs like “Sprint like hell” and accusing the number four carrier of “copying all the time” and Sprint advertising a recent promo by flying a banner over T-Mobile headquarters. The CEOs of the two carriers have even traded blows on Twitter. Today another chapter … [read full article]

Sprint joining the movement to kill contracts, will ditch them by the end of 2015

Years after T-Mobile was the first US carrier to kill the contract, the other major US carriers are finally following suit. First it was Verizon, and now Sprint has said that it, too, plans to stop offering two-year contracts. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has said that his carrier plans to stop offering contracts by the … [read full article]