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$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…

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…

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…

We wanted to know about the Dish plans for the Boost Dealers, should the be the “winner” in the “spin-off sweepstakes.” So NWIDA reached out to Dish, and their CEO W. Erik Carlson, last week to talk about their “interest” in Boost Mobile, and more importantly, their plans for the dealers, should they be successful. Today, we Read more…

The DoJ still hasn’t signed off on the Sprint / T-Mobile merger, and it’s now being reported that in addition to spinning off Boost Mobile, there may be another condition – release some spectrum and create a (new) 4th wireless network. According to a new report from Bloomberg, it seems the Justice Department might have one more Read more…

When we saw the article that Q-Link Wireless was going to bid for Boost Mobile, we had questions. Today we received our answers. First our questions: Would they keep the dealers? If so, would they grow the dealer network? Would they keep the brand? So we reached out to Issa Asad, founder and CEO of Florida-based Q-Link Read more…

We have the Boost COO’s Memo on spinoff And it’s right here. Click for the PDF…– NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join today. Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE Want news like this delivered to your Alexa Read more…

According to a new article in Fierce Wireless (link below), Q Link Wireless, has expressed interest in buying Boost Mobile. The founder and CEO of Q Link Wireless, Issa Asad, said Boost would be a good fit with Q Link, which is the third largest Lifeline operator behind Tracfone and Assurance Wireless. That revelation came as reports Read more…

Who will buy Boost Mobile? Glad you asked. In fact, I’ve been asked this many times.  So many times in fact, that I’ve decided to write a (rare) opinion post about it. Yesterday, the FCC basically approved the Sprint / T-Mobile merger. Presuming the DoJ does the same (and there’s no guarantee there), and the merger goes Read more…

**Update 5/20 2:30pm** Boost will be divested within 120 days of the merger closing. ———————————————— Here are selections of the statement from Ajit Pai of the FCC. (link to full statement below): CHAIRMAN PAI STATEMENT ON T-MOBILE/SPRINT TRANSACTION WASHINGTON, May 20, 2019—Today, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint Corporation committed to the Federal Communications Commission that they would Read more…

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