T-Mobile's merger with Sprint will be a success, according to this ex-MetroPCS chief

T-Mobile's merger with Sprint will be a success, according to this ex-MetroPCS chief
Deriving from his vast experience as ex-VP of MetroPCS Corporate Engineering & Network Operations during the merger with T-Mobile, Mr Ed Chao is very optimistic that the merger with Sprint will be successful as well. MetroPCS was gobbled by T-Mobile five years ago, and it has been smooth sailing, he mentioned in an interview at the MWC Americas 2018 expo.

T-Mobile's loveable CEO John Legere, it turned out, first met with the salespeople at MetroPCS to discuss with them job safety issues which were a boost for morale after the merger. 


The proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is currently on the docket, as the FCC froze its self-imposed deadline to comment on the deal, in order to obtain some more data from the two carriers. 

The offshoots like Boost, MetroPCS and Virgin, however, are already feeling safe for the future, as T-Mobile execs confirmed that the pre-paid crowd will continue to exist in its current form even after the merger.

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7 Comments

1. PhonePhazer47

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

As long as T Mobile is the Top company and their CEO stays in charge of it all. I have a lot of friends on sprint and we’re all leaving, now were waiting to see what the merger brings if it happens at all. Been with sprint over 15 years, they have improved a bit but We’re all not happy overall.

4. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

After 17 years with Sprint, I switched to T-Mobile for a year, then I switched back to Sprint. It just so happens, Sprint has much better penetration on my corporate campus and works as well as T-Mobile in Atlanta and Los Angeles, the two places I spend the most time.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I own both Sprints has better coverage..... Dropping Tmobile service for Verizon...... Still keeping Sprint so far

2. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

With Trump admistration in charge the merge could happen. Remember “America First” ? It is more like america first coperation first.

3. superguy

Posts: 465; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Sure it'll be a success ... just like Sprint-Nextel was. Merging two dissimilar networks into one big franken-network is a piece of cake!

7. tyger11

Posts: 295; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Now that both networks are LTE, the older 3G parts are far less important, and those frequencies can be refarmed for 4G and 5G where appropriate. GSM vs CDMA won't be a big deal this time around.

6. D34ever

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

As a TMO customer, I have no doubt that this merger will be very beneficial to both companies. Consumers, on the other hand, might not fare as well.

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