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T-Mobile is hiring a team to help decide the fate of retail stores, post merger, according to a report in BizJournals, (link below.) Sprint and T-Mobile likely have thousands of redundant retail stores across the country, some in the same building. T-Mobile is building out a retail real estate team that could decide the fate of those stores, including Read more…

The FCC is set to resume the “shot clock” on the $26.5B plan to merge T-Mobile and Sprint and is seeking comments on the new economics for the deal submitted by the two companies. The agency had paused the review period, saying more time was needed to review “substantially revised” engineering and business models, as well as as signaled intention Read more…

New York’s Attorney General is stepping up its probe into T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint, concerned that the wireless giants could hike prices on cheaper prepaid services if they combined, according to an article in the NY Post (link below) New York AG Barbara Underwood launched the investigation just weeks after T-Mobile and Sprint proposed their $27 billion Read more…

Full transcript: Here’s what T-Mobile’s John Legere told Sprint’s town hall meeting Sprint recently held a town-hall meeting – and T-Mobile head John Legere was there. FierceWireless has the entire transcript (link below) but here are some tidbits… My main ask to John when we did this merger was that we are going to choose the best Read more…

According to a report in the Kansas City Business Journal (link below) the Sprint / T-Mobile merger has gotten some interesting news recently… Some is potentially good, and some is potentially bad. First, the good news. The FCC is examining the details of cable companies’ wireless offerings, a move that could ease regulators’ concerns about antitrust and Read more…

According to a report on Yahoo Finance (link below), Sprint says its customers are “fleeing.” Sprint offers a poor network experience that is sending customers fleeing at an increasing rate, the carrier told the FCC on Sept. 21,  according to a filing posted Wednesday on the agency’s website. The company’s revenue is dropping, it can’t do much more cost Read more…

Dow Draper’s presentation to the FCC on September 21 is now available to the public (link below.) While parts are redacted, there are some interesting sections still there – including the trashing of Sprint by it’s top employees, including a slide called Network Shortcomings Limit Our Ability to Attract and Retain Subscribers and the one below called Sprint Faces Substantial Read more…

So here is what we have heard to date. Yes, the new name is Metro by T-Mobile. There are updates to the $50 and $60 rate plan. The $50 unlimited plan will have a five GB hotspot and Google one storage. The $60 unlimited plan will also include Amazon prime as well as 15 gig of mobile Read more…

Take a look at the chart below (you can click on it to enlarge it.) This is from an FCC Filing and it certainly appears that the new T-Mobile (if the merger goes through) will COMBINE Boost, Metro and Virgin into one brand. Which brand do YOU sell? How close is the other store to you? NWIDA Read more…

Update (9/23/18) – We have the scoop! Click HERE for details! ——————- Update: (9/21/18) Is this the new logo? (credit Peter Adderton) —————————————— Original Post 9/20/18 We’re hearing that the big announcement, teased by Metro PCS and scheduled to be released on September 23, is a “rebrand” (of sorts) and they will change their name to… “Metro Read more…

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