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What? Yep – well, maybe. While (we know) the FCC and DoJ have approved the merger, there are still a bunch of states suing to stop it. And, while the trial ended last month, will the losing side appeal? Could be – and that would add more “time to the clock.” But, even outside of that, if Read more…

Last year, Ting made the news a few times. First it was reported they were dropping Sprint. Then it was reported they were dropping T-Mobile. Now, they’re announcing they are not dropping any of their current networks. And they’re doing it in a video, which is embedded below. When it made the announcement last year, Ting was Read more…

Yesterday, we reported that Sprint had announced they’ve killed off the Virgin Mobile brand, and will be moving all those customers to Boost. Today we learned that the Virgin Group will be taking the Virgin Mobile brand back. Virgin is still deciding whether they will relaunch the brand in the US under a new identity. A representative Read more…

According to a text message (see below) Virgin Mobile, currently owned by Sprint in the US market, is shutting down and all customers will be automatically transferred to Boost. NWIDA received a copy of the message late last night and was able to forward it to Peter Adderton and Wave 7 Research, both who tweeted about it. Read more…

So the other day, we posted an analyst estimation that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger would NOT go through (you read that, right? You read all our posts? Well, in case you missed it, it’s here.) Anyway, today we give you an article titled Judge’s Approval of T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Likely from Fortune magazine (link below.) This article believes, Read more…

According to an article on Seeking Alpha (link below), one analyst expects “that a federal judge will block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint  giving that prospect a 60% likelihood”. “After watching the witnesses, evidence, and Judge Marrero’s questions, we continue to believe the state AGs are likely to prevail,” the firm says, adding it’s not likely now Read more…

LightReading has an excellent article guest written by Matthew Lee, a journalist who covers the US District Court where the Sprint/T-Mobile merger lawsuit has just concluded testimony. In his article (link below), Lee does a good job in summarizing the arguments before Judge Victor Marrero, including Charlie Ergen’s (Dish) time on the stand as well as the Read more…

The testimony in the Sprint/T-Mobile lawsuit is done. Now, the wireless world waits for a ruling – which analysts say should take at least a month. The Wall St. Journal analysts have said: We think the case is close and both sides probably think they are winning, In such a situation in a commercial litigation, we would Read more…

According to an article on The Verge (link below) an internal T-Mobile document, that has been made public due to the on-going lawsuit, T-Mobile really had (has?) plans to merge with a cable company – potentially Comcast. You can see the chart referenced below. Called Defining a winning position for the US business model,  the report was Read more…

Last week, during his testimony in the Sprint/T-Mobile merger trial, current T-Mobile CEO John Legere told the court that Sprint has over $40 billion in debt and that they would not survive if the merger didn’t happen. (An opinion we’ve agreed with and have been saying for a while – see below.) However, on Monday, current Sprint Read more…

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