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According to an article at Bloomberg.com (link to full story below) States investigating the T-Mobile / Sprint merger are considering a lawsuit to block the deal on antitrust grounds and may act even if the Justice Department approves it. State attorneys general haven’t made a final decision about the merger, but are keeping options open as they Read more…

As mentioned in a previous post, we’re asking other Sprint MVNOs if they have the same “drop-dead” date for 3G device activations as Boost does (April, 30, 2019.) On this page, we’ll keep an updated “scorecard” of what they answered: MVNO Notes/Comments Expo / Ignition Wireless Same date – 4/30/19 Red Pocket No word from Sprint yet Read more…

It’s a great question – and one asked to me by a member of the NWIDA Board of Directors – Do the other MVNOs have the same “drop dead” date for activating 3G devices. So we asked them. We emailed a number of Sprint MVNOs and asked if they received the same date from Sprint. So far Read more…

Recently, a Boost Mobile customer shared a message he received from the MVNO that shows that the network will no longer support 3G devices after April 30, 2019. After this date, Boost Mobile will no longer reactivate service on any 3G device. Boost stated that customers who are still using 3G devices will endure “possible interruptions” in their Read more…

Recently, articles have been published stating that NWIDA is against the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. Let me say unequivocally, this is not true. NWIDA’s position is this: We want a solid commitment that no matter what happens with the merger, the owners of the Boost Mobile and Metro PCS brands will keep and continue to utilize Read more…

The FCC says it needs more time to review the Sprint-T-Mobile deal, the agency said in a letter to the companies Tuesday. The agency has paused an “informal” 180-day transaction clock “to allow for thorough staff and third-party review” of recently submitted materials. The companies announced that they would merge last April in a bid to cut costs Read more…

This hit the newswires yesterday: In response to a question, the executives stated that New T-Mobile will retain T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s current prepaid brands as they target different types of customers. Moreover, since New T-Mobile will be incentivized to fill its expansive capacity, it will offer attractive plans to MVNOs, My response?       Come on Read more…

NWIDA is working with Peter Adderton in his efforts to get a conclusive answer and result regarding the fate of Boost, Virgin and Metro if the Sprint/T-Mobile merger goes through. Today, Peter Adderton announced he has retained the services of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP to represent his concerns regarding the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. Read more…

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