Boost, MetroPCS, and Virgin will all survive the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Boost, MetroPCS, and Virgin will all survive the T-Mobile-Sprint merger
Although analysts are saying that regulatory approval for the T-Mobile and Sprint merger is now much more likely, the two companies still have a long way to go before the approval is officially granted. And today, in response to the FCC’s latest questions, T-Mobile made one pretty big promise.

Following concerns surrounding the future of the multiple prepaid brands that belong to both T-Mobile and Sprint, executives of the former promised that no prepaid companies would be eliminated once the deal is complete. This means that MetroPCS, Boost, and Virgin will all continue to exist. Additionally, suggesting that no mergers would happen between them either, it was stated that each brand caters towards a different type of customer. 

On a related topic, T-Mobile has also reassured the FCC that the New T-Mobile will continue to encourage MVNOs to use its newly-expanded network, even as the switch over to 5G commences, by offering them attractive deals. This comes shortly after multiple companies spoke out against the merger including Dish Network, C Spire, and Altice – the latter is a cable company that planned on launching an MVNO using Sprint's network. Aside from the focus on wireless service, T-Mobile executives also expect the merger to allow the combined company to offer much cheaper in-home broadband packages in over half of the US, something that will open up the service to many users for the first time.

Ultimately, despite fears of price hikes, the promises from T-Mobile and Sprint are pointing towards a completely opposite scenario that looks set to create even more competition in the wireless sector, something that will only benefit US consumers.

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8 Comments

1. Alcyone

Posts: 308; Member since: May 10, 2018

Lower prices? I doubt that.

2. SyCo87

Posts: 298; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

For now, I'm sure they'll consolidate at least one of them.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yeah, and the check's in the mail.

4. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Closer and closer.....to reality.

5. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

I would be very interested in seeing how this combine effort is going to really improve and benefit us. I'm sure they can play the price war, but are they really going to become as good as AT&T and Verizon? Hmmm,, Doubt that..

6. Coolwhip1234

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 06, 2018

When the prices increase.customers will go elsewhere. If it ain't broke don't try to fix it.

7. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Funny enough, I wanted to switch to Tmobile from Boost, should I just stay since Sprint and Tmobile are merging?

8. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

imo switch just in case it dont or to lock in a grndfathered plan\

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