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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…

Recently, articles have been published stating that NWIDA is against the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. Let me say unequivocally, this is not true. NWIDA’s position is this: We want a solid commitment that no matter what happens with the merger, the owners of the Boost Mobile and Metro PCS brands will keep and continue to utilize Read more…

The FCC says it needs more time to review the Sprint-T-Mobile deal, the agency said in a letter to the companies Tuesday. The agency has paused an “informal” 180-day transaction clock “to allow for thorough staff and third-party review” of recently submitted materials. The companies announced that they would merge last April in a bid to cut costs Read more…

This hit the newswires yesterday: In response to a question, the executives stated that New T-Mobile will retain T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s current prepaid brands as they target different types of customers. Moreover, since New T-Mobile will be incentivized to fill its expansive capacity, it will offer attractive plans to MVNOs, My response?       Come on Read more…

T-Mobile is Asking For MVNO Public Support T-Mobile is asking MVNOs that run on its mobile network to publicly come out in favor of the company’s proposed merger with Sprint. They are requesting the mobile virtual network operators take steps that range from filing FCC comments in favor of the deal to publishing editorials in news publications. The Read more…

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