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T-Mobile rebrands Sprint stores as it reaches another merger milestone

T-Mobile announced a couple of weeks ago that it would officially combine brands with Sprint on August 2. Today’s that day, and as expected T-Mobile has made a few changes to help welcome Sprint customers and employees to the T-Mo family. Jon Freier, T-Mobile’s EVP of Consumer Markets, revealed┬áthat Sprint stores closed early yesterday to help transition them to T-Mo stores. Just like you see in the image at the top of this post, Sprint … [read full article]

T-Mo and Sprint will unify under the T-Mobile brand on August 2

Today T-Mobile took the wraps off of its latest Un-carrier move, Scam Shield, but that’s not the only big news that it shared today. T-Mobile has revealed that on August 2, it will officially combine brand operations with Sprint. This means that T-Mo and Sprint will be unified under a single T-Mobile brand nationwide for the first time. On that date, T-Mobile will be the single name for the combined company, so we should see the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Center is the new name of Sprint arena in Kansas City

T-Mobile is putting its name on another arena. T-Mo confirmed today that the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO is being renamed to T-Mobile Center. The arena will continue to host entertainment, sports, and other events through 2032. The transformation from Sprint Center to T-Mobile Center will take place over the coming months, with new signage slated to go up in August. Besides the new name and fresh coat of magenta paint, the T-Mobile Center will also … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms that it’s deactivated Sprint’s 2.5GHz 5G coverage

T-Mobile has been busy lighting up its 2.5GHz 5G, activating it in a few new major new cities this week. And now T-Mo has confirmed that it’s taken another step toward rolling out that mid-band 5G coverage. T-Mobile has deactivated Sprint’s 2.5 GHz 5G service so that it can refarm that spectrum for use on its own network. T-Mo confirmed the move to Fierce Wireless, adding that Sprint customers with a Galaxy S20 5G do have … [read full article]

Dish Network acquires Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, rolling out new Boost logo and plans

Right on schedule, Boost Mobile has become part of Dish Network. Dish today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, which cost $1.4 billion. Dish Network is now in the wireless market and has more than 9 million customers. Boost will be lead by John Swieringa, who serves as group president of retail wireless and COO at Dish Network. As part of its acquisition of Boost Mobile, Dish has given its … [read full article]

T-Mobile wants California PUC to ease some requirements related to Sprint merger

Getting approval for their merger from the California Public Utilities Commission was one of the last hurdles T-Mobile and Sprint had to clear for their deal to get done earlier this year. The CPUC did eventually green light the deal with several conditions attached, but now T-Mo wants some of those requirements to be eased up. Today T-Mobile sent a letter to the CPUC asking it to relax three of the conditions tied to its … [read full article]

Dish Network will buy Boost Mobile from T-Mobile on July 1

Following recent rumors that suggested that Dish Network may have been trying to negotiate better terms for itself in its purchase of Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, it’s been revealed that the deal will finally happen in two weeks. Dish Network and T-Mobile have confirmed in filings with the SEC that Dish will close its purchase of Sprint’s prepaid businesses, including Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, on July 1. Neither company gave any details on the deal, … [read full article]

T-Mobile has reportedly told hundreds of Sprint employees they’re being laid off

One day after T-Mobile suffered a 12-hour nationwide outage, some more bad news regarding the carrier has come out. T-Mobile has reportedly laid off hundreds of Sprint employees this week. TechCrunch got hold of audio from a conference call hosted by T-Mobile vice president James Kirby in which he told hundreds of Sprint workers that they were being laid off. While it’s unclear exactly how many Sprint employees are being let go, it’s said that there … [read full article]

Dish Network reportedly trying to negotiate with T-Mobile for better terms on Boost Mobile purchase

It’s now been more than two months since T-Mobile and Sprint completed their merger, but the whole story of that deal isn’t finished quite yet. That’s because Dish Network still hasn’t purchased Boost Mobile from T-Mo, which was part of an agreement that helped to get the merger approval from the Department of Justice. And now we may know why that purchase hasn’t happened yet. A new report says that Dish Network co-founder and chairman … [read full article]

New report details how Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum is improving T-Mobile 5G

We already know that the 2.5GHz spectrum that T-Mobile gained as part of its merger with Sprint is having a positive effect on T-Mo’s 5G network, because we saw last week that some speed tests in New York City were breaking the 1Gbps barrier. But today a new report has come out that sheds a bit more light on the impact Sprint’s 2.5GHz airwaves are having. In Philadelphia, Ookla Speedtest’s Milan Milanovic found that 5G download … [read full article]