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According to a report in bizjournals.com (link below) T-Mobile’s acquisition of MetroPCS provides a roadmap for the company’s planned Sprint takeover. CFO Braxton Carter (left) provided details on the wireless company’s strategy, if its Sprint bid is approved. “The playbook that we did with Metro, it wasn’t combining two networks. It was shutting one network down and extracting some assets Read more…

Nearly a month ago, it was reported that Metro by T-Mobile will start charging a $15 plus tax fee every time customers will change their device. Many pointed out that this $15 charge had already been in place for quite some time. The difference though is that the T-Mobile prepaid brand waived the fees at certain instances. Read more…

T-Mobile is hiring a team to help decide the fate of retail stores, post merger, according to a report in BizJournals, (link below.) Sprint and T-Mobile likely have thousands of redundant retail stores across the country, some in the same building. T-Mobile is building out a retail real estate team that could decide the fate of those stores, including Read more…

According to a report in the Dallas Morning news (link below) GameStop is selling it’s portfolio of over 1200 AT&T Wireless Stores to Prime Communications. The deal will make Prime Communications the largest AT&T authorized dealer in the U.S. and will cost them $700 Million. The deal is expected to close by year-end and ends a multiple-year relationship Read more…

Here’s some (potential) news for Metro by T-Mobile (formally Metro PCS) users. According to a report in the Prepaid Phone News (link below) it appears that the T-Mobile prepaid brand will be implementing a fee on device changes and swaps. The report is based on posts in Reddit and HowardForums. According to a post, Metro by T-Mobile will be charging a $15 Read more…

New York’s Attorney General is stepping up its probe into T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint, concerned that the wireless giants could hike prices on cheaper prepaid services if they combined, according to an article in the NY Post (link below) New York AG Barbara Underwood launched the investigation just weeks after T-Mobile and Sprint proposed their $27 billion Read more…

New York’s Attorney General, Barbara Underwood, is digging into the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile with an eye toward the impact on prepaid services, The Wall Street Journal reports. (entire WSJ article is HERE – subscription required.) Together, the two companies have about 30M prepaid customers. The office of AG Barbara Underwood has sent questions about pricing and customers to companies that Read more…

Last week, Peter Adderton – founder and former CEO of Boost Mobile USA, issued a press release reaffirming his position on the potential harm the Sprint/T-Mobile merger could cause – especially as it relates to the independent wireless dealers. As the national association for these dealers, we fully support his position. Not only will this potential merger Read more…

Come meet NWIDA on Wednesday (Aug 22) right before the show floor opens! Get your questions answered about the industry’s only independent dealer association and meet our board of directors – and special guest Peter Adderton. (And we’ll bring breakfast!) It’s free to attend, but you must RSVP: Powered by Eventbrite NWIDA members, contact us today if you need Read more…

Peter Adderton issued a new Press Release today. In part Adderton states that on June 18, Sprint and T-Mobile submitted a nearly 700-page filing to the FCC, pressing their case for the merger’s approval. The filing did not include a single mention of the New T-Mobile’s plans to protect the interests of the 30+ million prepaid customers Read more…

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