Tag Archives: Sprint

FCC commissioner says T-Mobile-Sprint merger must be paused due to Lifeline investigation

Sprint has come under fire this week for an issue related to Lifeline subsidies, and it could have an effect on the carrier’s merger with T-Mobile. The FCC has learned that Sprint claimed monthly subsidies for 885,000 Lifeline subscribers, but those subscribers weren’t actually using the Lifeline service. This resulted in Sprint receiving tens of millions of dollars for customers who weren’t actually using any of Sprint’s service. “It’s outrageous that a company would claim millions … [read full article]

T-Mobile points to Sprint customer losses and ‘huge debt load’ to argue in favor of merger

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint is facing a lawsuit from 16 state attorneys general who say that the deal will reduce competition, raise prices, and harm jobs. However, T-Mobile has argued that Sprint is unlikely to be meaningful competition if left on its own. In a court filing yesterday, T-Mobile responded to the state AGs lawsuit by arguing that Sprint has been steadily losing both subscribers and marketshare. T-Mo also said that Sprint is also stuck with … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with carriers and state attorneys general to fight robocalls

T-Mobile is teaming up with other carriers and state attorneys general to fight robocalls. The new partnership includes T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, as well as several smaller carriers like U.S. Cellular and Charter and 51 state attorneys general. As part of the agreement, the carriers have agreed to deploy STIR and SHAKEN technologies to combat robocalls for their customers. T-Mo first deployed STIR and SHAKEN back in January. STIR and SHAKEN are meant to fight … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint rumored to have started early settlement talks with state AGs

As more states join the lawsuit to block T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, the two carriers have reportedly started settlement talks with the state attorneys general. A new rumor says that T-Mobile and Sprint have started investigating a possible settlement with the state AGs involved in the lawsuit, and it’s said that ideas are being tossed around both internally and with the AGs. Fox Business claims that these negotiations are just beginning and that the two sides are … [read full article]

T-Mobile finishes first in J.D. Power customer care report for 18th time

J.D. Power’s latest report on U.S. carrier customer care is out, and T-Mobile has come out on top once again. In its 2019 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study – Volume 2 report, T-Mobile beat out the other major U.S. carriers with a score of 847 points out of 1000. That beats the 833 points that T-Mo got in J.D. Power’s first 2019 customer care report that came out in January, and it marks the 18th time … [read full article]

Dish will reportedly pay $5 billion for assets from T-Mobile and Sprint

Reports in recent days have suggested that the Justice Department is close to giving its approval to T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, and now another rumor has surfaced that suggests that the merger continues to progress. Dish Network has reportedly agreed to a deal to buy assets from T-Mobile and Sprint. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Dish will pay $5 billion, consisting of $1.5 billion for prepaid businesses and $3.5 billion for spectrum. Dish is also … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger could get DOJ approval on Wednesday or Thursday, says report

Following a report late last week that said that T-Mobile and Sprint’s deal with Dish Network was imminent, we’ve now got more info on how the deal is progressing. Regulators have indicated to T-Mobile and Sprint that it could make a “settlement announcement” on Wednesday or Thursday of this week, or possibly even sooner, according to a report from Fox Business. This announcement would set the merger terms that the DOJ could agree with. In its … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s deal with Dish Network is reportedly ‘imminent’

One day after a report said that the Justice Department will sue to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger if an agreement with Dish Network doesn’t happen next week, it’s sounding like a deal will get done. T-Mobile and Sprint’s deal with Dish is reportedly “imminent”. That’s according to sources speaking to the New York Post, who say that T-Mobile and parent company Deutsche Telekom have agreed to drop their demand that Dish would not sell more than … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint will reportedly extend merger deadline as negotiations with Dish continue

T-Mobile, Sprint, and Dish Network have been talking in recent weeks, trying to hammer out a deal that would see T-Mo and Sprint sell assets to Dish in order to gain Justice Department approval for their merger. Today reports have come out that give us an update on how those talks are going. Negotiations between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Dish continue to haggle over the finer points of their deal which would turn Dish into a fourth … [read full article]

MVNO Ting ending agreement with T-Mobile, will partner with Verizon for service instead

MVNO Ting announced this week that it’s terminating its agreement with T-Mobile this year. Ting will terminate its relationship with T-Mobile on December 19th, and it has a 12-month runoff period that will give it one year to migrate its customers to another network. Ting also has an agreement with Sprint, but now that it’s ending its deal with T-Mobile, it’s striking a partnership with Verizon. “With Verizon, we will be adding the network that in … [read full article]