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August 2nd appears to be the day the 38 year old SPRINT brand will disappear. Yes, yellow will become magenta and the “pin drop” logo will be no more. Dubbed “Day 1” internally at T-Mobile, we’re hearing that on August 2nd the Sprint name will be finally killed off.   — NWIDA members, contact us today if Read more…

While the sale of Boost to Dish isn’t officially complete, the MVNO has begun offering service on the “new” T-Mobile network, in some areas – as has the Sprint brand. Currently only in select areas, they could launch this across the country by next month. Wave7 Research has noticed that Boost has been working to transition to Read more…

While Sprint awaits their merger fate, they recently released their quarterly earnings. In a statement, CEO Michel Combes said Sprint remains “optimistic” the merger with T-Mobile would ultimately be approved. I continue to believe the merger with T-Mobile is the best way to deliver the benefits of competition to American consumers, Combes commented. Post-paid net additions actually Read more…

Sprint took millions of dollars meant to subsidize phone and internet service for low-income consumers, even while those consumers were not using the service – at least according to the FCC. FCC chairman Pai called it a “careless disregard” for taxpayers and commission rules and called on the agency’s enforcement arm to conduct a full investigation. “It’s Read more…

According to Makan Delrahim, Ass’t AG for the DOJ, the $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint would increase competition and benefit consumers. During testimony before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee Delrahim, told lawmakers the agency investigated the transaction for 13 months. “You’re now going to have Sprint, T-Mobile combined, with the remedies we put Read more…

$5B

$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…

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…

**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…

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…

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