T-Mobile CEO John Legere, left, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure pose for photos on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 30, 2018. To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (AP) Sprint and T-Mobile customers won't see much technical disruption from the companies' pending merger. Rate plans, on the other hand, could take a hit. T-Mobile has set a three-year time frame for the network merger. With most US phone owners now swapping phones in a two- to three-year window, Sprint subscribers will likely buy new phones before the network merger completes. But if you have a relatively recent phone, you don't even have to worry about that. Provided the FCC and Department of Justice approve this merger, here's what will happen. Goodbye, CDMA. Hello, Roaming More From PCmag Oculus … [Read more...] about Have Sprint or T-Mobile? Here’s what to expect from the merger
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michael J. de la Merced and Cecilia Kang New York Times April 30, 2018 Sprint and T-Mobile announced Sunday that they had reached a deal to merge, moving to create a new telecommunications giant — and betting that regulators will finally allow the US wireless market to shrink to just three national players.A combined company, they said, would have more than 100 million subscribers — and the resources to build out a next-generation wireless network and challenge the longtime market leaders, Verizon and AT&T.Sprint and T-Mobile also said the merged company — which would keep the T-Mobile name and be run by T-Mobile’s chief executive, John Legere — would create thousands of jobs by building out that next-generation network and opening hundreds of new stores in rural areas. Advertisement But for consumer advocates and … [Read more...] about Sprint and T-Mobile agree to merge, in bid to remake wireless market
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch by Tony Romm and Brian Fung by Tony Romm and Brian Fung Email the author April 29 Email the author T-Mobile and Sprint, the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, respectively, agreed to a nearly $27 billion merger Sunday that could dramatically reshape the U.S. telecom industry while testing the appetites of consumers and regulators alike for further corporate consolidation. The deal marks the latest attempt by T-Mobile, operated by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, and Sprint, run by the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, to combine forces as they seek to amass subscribers and challenge the … [Read more...] about T-Mobile and Sprint announce plans to merge
(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) have made progress in negotiating merger terms and are aiming to successfully complete deal talks as early as next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of U.S. mobile network operator Sprint Corp is seen at a Sprint store in San Marcos, California August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo The combined company would have more than 127 million customers and could create more formidable competition for the No.1 and No.2 wireless players, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and AT&T Inc (T.N), amid a race to expand offerings in 5G, the next generation of wireless technology. T-Mobile majority-owner Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) and Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), which controls Sprint, are considering an agreement that would dictate how they exercise voting control over the combined company, two of the sources said. This … [Read more...] about Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint make progress in talks, aim for deal…
Daniel B. Kline, The Motley Fool Published 7:41 a.m. ET April 11, 2018 CLOSE The two sides couldn’t agree on terms. Time Is the third time the charm for these two wireless carriers? When Sprint (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) first began talking about merging their operations, the iPhone 5s had just been released. In fact, back in late 2013, when discussions between the two wireless carries started getting serious, carriers offered subsidies when a customer bought a top-tier phone, data overages were common, and multiyear contracts were the norm. All of these things have changed, largely due to T-Mobile working to change them. A second set of merger talks collapsed in late 2017, but the two companies are now said to be back at the bargaining table The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday [subscription required]. A brief history of Sprint and T-Mobile T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a driving force at the company. He took the top job after a failed effort to … [Read more...] about Analysis: Is now better time for Sprint and T-Mobile to renew merger talks?