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The Dish / Boost deal is supposed to close by July 1, but Dish recently sent a memo to Boost employees stating: “T-Mobile has met all the closing conditions set forth in the consent degree and purchase agreements. Nevertheless, DISH has asserted that they do not believe all closing conditions have been met…  That being said, we Read more…

According to an article in Fierce Wireless (link below) there are industry analysts that are asking “Why hasn’t Dish closed on Boost yet?” “We are unaware of why Dish has not closed the Boost deal,” wrote LightShed Partners analysts Walter Piecyk and Joe Galone in a blog post today. “It should have been done by June 1st. Read more…

The Boost deal isn’t “done done” yet and already Dish and T-Mobile aren’t getting along. According to a Lightreading post (link below) and based on a recent FCC filing, Dish has complained that T-Mobile inappropriately used Dish’s spectrum as a marketing ploy during COVID-19 lockdowns. “Since T-Mobile gained temporary access to Dish’s 600MHz spectrum on March 15, Read more…

No sooner do we report on one of the last pieces of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger (see here) but now we learn that Softbank (Sprint’s owner – and owner of 24% of the “new T-Mobile) is looking to SELL a large part of that share. SoftBank has opened talks with Deutsche Telekom to sell a significant proportion of Read more…

August 2nd appears to be the day the 38 year old SPRINT brand will disappear. Yes, yellow will become magenta and the “pin drop” logo will be no more. Dubbed “Day 1” internally at T-Mobile, we’re hearing that on August 2nd the Sprint name will be finally killed off.   — NWIDA members, contact us today if Read more…

We’ve found a great post about some FAQs regarding Boost and T-Mobile (network) – so we’ve re-posted them here. Right now, you must live in one of four trial markets (Colorado, Kansas, Pittsburgh, and Texas)  to activate on T-Mobile. Activations should start on May 15. Existing customers will not automatically be moved to T-Mo. They must upgrade Read more…

This coming Friday is May 1 – or 30 days after the Sprint/T-Mobile merger closed and became “official.” Will it be the day that Dish officially “adopts” it’s new baby Boost? To paraphrase the great Bugs Bunny – it might, rabbit…. it might. — NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not Read more…

While the sale of Boost to Dish isn’t officially complete, the MVNO has begun offering service on the “new” T-Mobile network, in some areas – as has the Sprint brand. Currently only in select areas, they could launch this across the country by next month. Wave7 Research has noticed that Boost has been working to transition to Read more…

He’s done it again. During the merger process, John Legere announced he would step down as CEO of T-Mobile on May 1. But, he left a month early, resigning that position on April 1 – the day the merger closed. The plan was for John to stay on T-Mo’s Board of Directors. Which he did. Until the Read more…

According to an article in LightReading (link below) Shentel, a Sprint partner, could be soon purchased by “the new” T-Mobile. Shentel owns and operates it’s own network, but under the Sprint brand. When the merger closed, Shentel began to negotiate with T-Mobile and now it seems that T-Mo will simply purchase the company, it’s network and it’s Read more…

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