Tag Archives: T-Mobile Sprint merger

Dish talks with ‘very exciting’ partners teased during T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial

Dish Network co-founder Charlie Ergen testified in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial this week, and an interesting tidbit of info came up that could play a role in the trial’s outcome. During the trial, lawyers were arguing whether certain parts of Ergen’s testimony should be conducted in open court. As noted by Fierce Wireless and New Street Research analyst Blair Levin, there were questions about Dish’s viability as a major fourth U.S. carrier and the attorney for … [read full article]

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]

Boost Mobile founder offers to buy prepaid brand from Sprint for $2 billion

Shortly after T-Mobile and Sprint officially announced their merger last year, Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton said that he’d be interested in making a bid for Boost if it were divested. Fast-forward to today and Adderton is once again talking about buying Boost. Adderton says that he’s willing to pay up to $2 billion to buy Boost Mobile back from Sprint. As part of T-Mo and Sprint’s merger agreement, they intend to sell Boost Mobile and … [read full article]

New York AG Letitia James says T-Mobile merger commitments don’t address antitrust violations

T-Mobile has made a few big announcements recently that are tied to its proposed merger with Sprint, but according to one of the state attorneys general leading the lawsuit to block the merger, those commitments aren’t enough. During a press conference today related to a lawsuit against vape company Juul, New York Attorney General Letitia James was asked about T-Mobile’s recent promise to make investments in the state and whether it could lead to an agreement … [read full article]

T-Mobile will open Customer Experience Center in Nassau County if Sprint merger is approved

After announcing its New T-Mobile Un-carrier 1.0 moves that it’ll roll out if the Sprint merger is approved, T-Mo today revealed another move that it plans to make if its merger goes through. T-Mobile plans to launch a Customer Experience Center in New York’s Nassau County if its merger with Sprint is completed. This customer support facility is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs and will use T-Mo’s Team of Experts support model. T-Mo … [read full article]