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T-Mobile CEO talks pricing post-Sprint merger, reiterates that 5G won’t cost extra

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has recently been publishing blogs to talk up T-Mo’s proposed merger with Sprint, and today another one has gone live. The focus of Legere’s latest post is pricing. He claims that T-Mobile will invest nearly $40 billion in its nationwide 5G network to get eight times the capacity by 2024 than standalone T-Mobile or Sprint have today. T-Mo will then be incentivized to lower its prices in order … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere gives update on merger progress, says approval still expected in first half of 2019

  A little more than one week after testifying in front of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, T-Mobile CEO John Legere today gave an update on the progress of the T-Mo-Sprint merger. Legere today shared a blog post detailing T-Mobile and Sprint’s recent meetings with government officials, saying that they’ve met with the FCC, DoJ, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, other federal and state level regulators, and some consumer groups. The T-Mo … [read full article]

Several Democratic senators urge FCC and DoJ to reject T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The opposition to the T-Mobile-Sprint merger grew today as several U.S. Senators sent letters to the FCC and Department of Justice to oppose the deal. A group of U.S. Senators led by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today announced that they’ve signed letters to both the FCC and DoJ to explain their opposition to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The group includes Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth … [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 will support Sprint’s 1Million Project if merger gets approval

After promising to add jobs with five new Customer Experience Centers post-merger, including in Overland Park where Sprint is headquartered, T-Mobile has now made another Sprint-focused pledge related to the merger. T-Mobile has said that, if its merger with Sprint is approved, it’ll continue supporting the 1Million Project. This foundation is Sprint’s effort to help one million high school students to get connected by giving them mobile devices like smartphones, mobile hotspots, and tablets … [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]

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]

T-Mobile and Sprint parent companies may ditch Huawei equipment to help gain merger approval

T-Mobile and Sprint’s parent companies are reportedly making big moves to help get the T-Mo-Sprint merger approved. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom and Sprint parent company SoftBank have said that they will consider ending their use of Huawei network equipment, according to a report from Reuters. Deutsche Telekom has said that it’s reviewing its vendor plans in Germany and other markets. It’s said that U.S. government officials have been pressuring Deutsche Telekom to stop using … [read full article]