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.
It was an amazing experience for us. Strategically, we were a great fit... I think he’s got the capability to do it again. It’s just what he does and it’s now baked into the DNA of the company. Just from my own personal experience, they’ve got a track record that is definitely a positive.
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.