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 company is also providing MVNOs with a number of talking points that match its own reasoning for why a merger between the third- and fourth-largest US carriers would be positive for consumers and the mobile industry.
Reuters spoke to Consumer Cellular CEO John Marick, who said that he received an email from T-Mobile US “asking if he was willing to submit a comment to the FCC.” Marick didn’t feel pressured by the request.
Both the FCC and antitrust regulators at the Justice Department have begun examining the deal. The carriers expect the merger to successfully close in early 2019.
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