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Per a report on TheFly, T-Mobile and Sprint are considering different concessions in order to save the merger, including a sale of their prepaid businesses. While the report (link below) is just a snippet at this point, the way it’s worded could mean one prepaid business (Boost?) or multiple, if not all of them. We’ll update as Read more…

According to a leaked internal memo, some of T-Mobile’s executives have new positions, some are leaving the company and there is a mysterious “brand-new venture” coming. Reported by TMonews (link below), John Legere and COO Mike Sievert sent out the memo that included the following information: Jon Freier is getting the expanded role of Executive Vice President, Read more…

According to an article on Android Central (link below) some T-Mobile MVNOs are experiencing activation issues – beginning on April 9. First reported by several users on-line, issues either activating or reactivating a line were experienced on Google Fi, Mint and Republic Wireless. Mint sent out the following tweet: At the time of the report, no date/time Read more…

According to an article in MarketWatch (link below) MoffettNathanson analyst analyst Craig Moffett said that he was lowering his odds of a T-Mobile and Sprint merger to “less than a coin toss.” He called two recent announcements from T-Mobile around pricing and broadband plans in rural markets “Hail Mary” moves that wouldn’t have been made by “a team Read more…

*Updated – We now have a link to the story. See below.  According to a memo sent to Sprint employees today, CEO Michel Combes has told employees of a not-so-rosy picture if the T-Mobile merger doesn’t go through. We believe the memo included a quote from a letter Sprint previously submitted to the FCC:  “Without the merger, Read more…

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…

Link to report PDFs below… Washington, D.C. – According to a new Communications Workers of America report, Disrupting Rural Wireless, T-Mobile’s 2018 acquisition of regional carrier Iowa Wireless (“iWireless”) harmed customers, workers, and small business owners, especially in rural parts of Iowa. Ahead of scheduled Capitol Hill hearings this week on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the iWireless story Read more…

According to a story in Ars Technica (link below), Five US Senators warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal.  The letter was sent by Sens. Edward Markey (MA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Tom Udall (NM), Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Richard Blumenthal (CT). They also Read more…

According to an article in theverge.com (link below), the FCC has wound down most of its operations. Should its lapsed funding not be restored, the commission says “all FCC activities will cease” as of mid-day Thursday, January 3rd, “other than those immediately necessary for the protection of life or property, performing other excepted activities, or those funded Read more…

According to an article in androidcentral.com (link below), The Sprint/T-Mobile merger is apparently getting closer to approval. AndroidCentral quotes a report from Reuters, saying the merger could be approved by the U.S. government as soon as next week. However, as with most things, there is a catch. If T-Mobile wants the deal to go through, its parent company Read more…

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