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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…

According to an article on PrepaidPhoneNews (link below), a request to stop the clock or extend the review period on the proposed SprinT-Mobile merger has been denied by the FCC. This informal period covers 180 days as the government agency conducts an analysis on the acquisition. . The request was sent in by a group of organizations to provide Read more…

First seen on Event-Driven.com (subscription required) According to NWIDA, most MVNOs already operate on slim margins in a network marketplace controlled by four companies: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. If no conditions are put in place to protect MVNOs from higher prices, the shift from four to three networks could cause many MVNOs “to lose money or close Read more…

Wireless Dealers – BE HEARD! The FCC Pleading Cycle has been established for the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger. Now it’s your chance to weigh in on the deal and its implications, Petitions to deny the deal are due Aug. 27, oppositions to those are due Sept. 17, and replies are due Oct. 9. The FCC opened a docket on the deal Read more…

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