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Dish Network, proposed new owner of Boost, has reached out via email to Boost store owners. Signed by W. Erik Carlson, President and CEO of Dish, the email includes: We understand the importance of a strong dealer network; it’s been critical to our success. Boost has an extremely robust and successful dealer community, and we’re excited about Read more…

FCC Chair Pai has formally recommended the approval of the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger. In a statement released, Ajit Pai said he has shared (link below) a draft order to approve the merger in a deal worth $26 billion. “The evidence conclusively demonstrates that this transaction will bring fast 5G wireless service to many more Americans and help close Read more…

Well – except for the 13 states suing to stop it. But other than that… Bloomberg is reporting that the DoJ has approved T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint – a deal it rejected under the previous administration, clearing one of the biggest hurdles to a takeover that will reshape the wireless industry. T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to sell Read more…

Just letting you know – we’ve reached out to Erik Carlson – the CEO of Dish. We will let you know when we have more information.

$5B

$5 Billion. Dish has reportedly agreed to a deal to buy assets from T-Mobile and Sprint. Bloomberg (link below) say that Dish will pay $5 billion, consisting of $1.5 billion for prepaid businesses and $3.5 billion for spectrum. Dish is also getting a seven-year wholesale agreement that allows it to sell service using T-Mobile’s network, and T-Mobile Read more…

Is it true? Are we almost done? According to a report in FoxBusiness, the merger is “nearing completion.” Federal regulators have signaled to T-Mobile and Sprint that barring a last-minute snag, they are on the verge of giving the green light to the transaction. Deliberations have swung wildly from nearly complete to nearly dissolving over the past Read more…

According to a Reuter’s report (link below) the U.S. Justice Department may sue to block the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint if the parties do not settle next week. In June, a group of U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to block the merger, arguing that the deal would cost consumers more than $4.5 billion annually. The Read more…

As first noted by Peter Adderton, it appears Boost has fired most of it’s corporate marketing department. The Kansas City Business Journal reached out to Sprint and was told: To enhance our efficiency and nimbleness while we continue to aggressively compete in the Prepaid Wireless industry, we recently made some organizational changes to ensure our Prepaid business Read more…

Reuters (link below) has reported that the T-Mobile and Sprint are planning to extend the July 29 merger deadline. Discussions are continuing, and while all sides remain optimistic they can find common ground, the WSJ report said. Due to the delay in talks, T-Mobile and Sprint are planning to extend their merger agreement past its July 29 Read more…

**Updated 7/12/19 12:01PM** Ting has a new information page up. You can see it here. **Updated 7/11/19 – 7:41 AM** – Ting has posted a transcript which includes clarifying statements from their CEO. You can read it here. —————- So, yesterday, a story was published on how Ting, which bought FreedomPop’s CDMA business, left Sprint and was Read more…

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