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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…

America Movil, the parent company of Tracfone and 9 other MVNO brands, lost a total of 164,000 lines in the 2nd quarter of 2019. The total subscriber base was at 21.4 million at the end of June, down 3.1% from a year earlier. Excluding Safelink, the net loss was 72,000 subscribers, compared to growth of 206,000 in 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…

**Updated 7/12/19 12:01PM – Ting has a new info 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. ** Updated 7/9/19 – 6:46 PM** – the page on the Ting website that’s referenced in the original Read more…

We told you so – kind of. Back on our latest webinar, both NWIDA and WiBoc offered Google as a potential player in the Boost buy. Now, the NY Post (link below) is reporting that Google and Dish are talking. But, according to Google, in the same article, the answer is “No.” The Post article clearly states: Google Read more…

Updating our earlier report, CNBC is reporting that while Dish and T-Mobile are near a deal, there are hurdles to overcome. The DOJ is pushing Deutsche Telekom to give Dish a sweeter deal to ensure they can be an effective fourth player in the wireless industry. The DOJ wants Deutsche Telekom to give Dish unlimited access to Read more…

T-Mobile has reportedly reached a deal with Dish Network that could push the merger with Sprint over the top — but approval from the Department of Justice is still needed, according to published reports. CNBC reported that anonymous sources had said that a deal has been reached between T-Mo and Dish on a purchase of assets, but Read more…

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