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  1. 12 points
    You guys are just falling for the propaganda. They all want us to think the Sprint's failure is imminent, if not even immediate, if the merger is not approved. You guys all mocked Sprint when they first were using hyperbole about their network and prospects when they played that card initially. And now going all ga-ga over the data again as if it was new info and now means even something more or different. This is all OLD NEWS. They want it rehashed and all of you to freak out and over talk about it, so general opinion is that Sprint is going to no longer exist with or without Tmo. But the reality is, as Brad mentioned above, Sprint is in better shape than it was last year, two years ago and five years ago. And also, I don't get the comment that "Softbank is looking for a bailout by any means necessary." Softbank is not looking for a bailout. No request of government giving money to save Sprint financially. That's a bailout. Softbank is looking for a BUYER. It's totally legit to look to sell the company. Why would this be surprising? Masa was discussing selling Sprint within weeks of buying it. That's always been on the table. And frankly, I wouldn't mind for someone to take over than Masa. A tie up with a cable company may be a very good thing for Sprint if the Tmo deal doesn't happen. But I fully expect a legal challenge if not approved. Robert
  2. 11 points
    Sprint has over 56 million customers, do we need to really go down this rabbit hole?! Is Sprint perfect? Nope, is any carrier perfect!? Nope. You should go with what works for you, if Sprint was somehow not meeting my needs, I would have moved on a long time ago. I'm not with them to save a buck, I'm still with them because the network meets my needs (and I consider myself a pretty heavy data user) and customer support has always taken care of any/all my issues. As a plus, I personally enjoy the community Robert and gang have created here, which has been extremely educational and enjoyable.
  3. 10 points
    SignalCheck 4.52 is rolling out to the masses! It should be available on Google Play within the hour. Here are the highlights: New options added: Added option to control display of horizontal signal meters on main screen. Added option to control logging of LTE sites if the TAC is missing/invalid. Added option to display LTE bandwidth on Android 9.0+ devices. This is nice, but not 100% reliable on most devices yet. Hopefully this improves over time. Added options to trigger Alerts based on specific LTE bands or plain-text strings. This is pretty cool.. you can choose LTE bands, and/or have the app alert on any text you want (or don't want, by using the "!" character). Set multiple alerts by separating strings with commas. Notable bug fixes: Resolved issue with app failing to exit immediately in certain scenarios. Resolved issue with missing data on Android Q Beta devices. Resolved issue with missing PLMN ID in certain scenarios. Resolved issue with missing provider database on Android 9.0 devices. Resolved issue with Alerts preferences not working properly on Android 8.0+ devices. Most of the Alert preferences are now handled directly by the system. Resolved issue with missing WCDMA data on newer devices. Some of these items were a lot more work than a brief sentence might hint.. many were significant bugs, some users will see great improvements! Other changes: Adjusted animated action bar tower icon colors when idle. Changed device location settings warning to reappear on every app update. Changed primary signal data source on Android 7.0+ devices. Disabled battery-related options for Location Service and Site Logger on Android 8.0+ devices; intend add back in a future update. Android no longer permits third-party apps to monitor power status changes; I am looking for an alternative method. Improved deployment process; releases will now be smaller, more optimized downloads. This is not a large app, but now it's approximately 30% smaller anyway. Thanks for all of your support! Feel free to shout if you have any questions.. -Mike
  4. 9 points
    No. A cable company buying out Sprint or T-mobile would be very likely better for the consumer as they'd have an incentive to compete and gain subscribers. It's only the natural path forward if one looks at how Comcast and TWC (Spectrum) is setting up things. They've already began building the infrastructure of supporting wireless users and triple play integration based on their MVNO setup. The next step would fully integrate those wireless users into their entire network top down instead of piggybacking off say Verizon. They can leverage their long haul fiber and last mile hybrid fiber coaxial networks to provide dedicated full speed backhaul to their own cell sites and new ones they can leverage using their own telephone poles and right of ways. It's one of the reasons why Shentel land is so amazing. Full vertical integration.
  5. 9 points
    VoLTE post is up! https://s4gru.com/entry/439-sprints-casting-call-of-voice-over-actors-an-in-depth-analysis-of-volte-calling-and-vowifi/ Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  6. 9 points
    Just a quick update for the Beta Crew, yes I am still hacking away at the new Alerts.. it is a lot of work trying to get everything working well on Oreo+ devices while not breaking pre-Oreo devices. I forgot how many ugly workarounds I needed to implement to keep everything working before. The new Android notification settings don't mesh well with my needs either, but it will get done. Just a tedious struggle. Side note, I accidentally stumbled across something I either didn't know or forgot about.. Pie introduced a new method to get the channel bandwidth, so hopefully that will be an easy and very cool addition making this wait worth it.. stay tuned.. -Mike
  7. 8 points
    This is a non-sequitur. My whole point was that they have the service on paper, but not in reality. If they put 5G-NR on 600 MHz on those same towers that currently have 700 MHz, they can fill a map full of rural areas running "5G" with the actual service being as poor as it is today. (And, if 5G-NR is a more fragile airlink than LTE, then it will be poorer.) Spectrum is not the issue, deployment is. Lose how? Once they've merged, what is the remedy if they decide to give the FCC, DOJ, and the American people the middle finger? I remind you to check out all the remedies that have been used on AT&T so far, such as... ... huh, I can't think of any. - Trip
  8. 8 points
    New beta is finally done brewing and has been uploaded to Google Play.. should be available within the hour! Lots of significant bugfixes and new LTE alerts that should make people very happy. Changelog: https://signalcheck.app/change-log Thanks for your patience, and let me know what I broke.. -Mike
  9. 8 points
    Massive MIMO antennas found today in the Columbus market. Can broadcast many beams of B41 LTE 2500 and 5NR (5G).
  10. 7 points
    Considering Dan Hasse was talking about it in NV 1.0 about 7 years ago I would say it's been past ridiculous. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  11. 7 points
    T-Mobile lost their speed crown to AT&T. Sprint passed Verizon and is only 500kbps behind T-Mobile. https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/03/atandt-has-the-fastest-wireless-network-in-the-us/
  12. 7 points
    Look like another M-MIMO antenna added at East 14th Street and 2nd Avenue, above the IHOP Restaurant building. The mini macro is still there and it is live pulling 167 down and 14 up at 12:30 PM. Sprint replacing 8T8R and mini mac for M-MIMO build so fast in Manhattan, some of them leave 8T8R and mini macro antenna up there.
  13. 6 points
    Another beta just released! Many more fixes.. hopefully this will take care of everything I was aware of.. let me know! Hopefully this version can go public later this week..... -Mike
  14. 6 points
  15. 6 points
  16. 5 points
    I just successfully switched my Pixel 3 XL to use the eSIM on Sprint. Works out of the box now. Since I already had this phone on the line, I had to swap to another phone and then swap back with the eSIM. Everything works. Super convenient. No more having to order the correct SIM from Sprint, and I can now swap between Sprint and another carrier easily (traveling internationally, or even using another domestic carrier). Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  17. 5 points
    I'm glad to see no one is overacting...
  18. 5 points
    Sprint’s recent FCC Filing is enough to get you depressed... Holy cow they’re in trouble. https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10415297968006/Sprint%20Standalone%20Ex%20Parte%20-%20REDACTED%20-%20FINAL%20-%204.15.2019%20%5BAS-FILED%5D.pdf There’s so much in this it’s frankly overwhelming, but here are these nuggets: “Footnote 55: Sprint chose not to participate in the 600 MHz auction in 2016 partly due to lack of financial resources and the need to spend cash on more immediate network needs, and partly because at the time it expected to successfully densify its network using monopoles, which would have reduced the need for low band spectrum.” Page 33: ”Churn-bomb” Page 38: “Liquidity Wall” If you think they’re telling the truth here, Sprint is in deep trouble...
  19. 5 points
    Promise in one hand and do something else in the other... Fact of the matter is that right now, while T-Mobile has made the map look good, the actual service in rural areas is not good--at least in my experience--and that's with LTE. I'm not confident that the merger will improve this. I'm not sure why you expect it to. Are they going to put many billions of dollars into an escrow account that will be used only to fund rural deployment within a certain time frame and be forfeited to the government if not used? If not, then what is their promise other than words that could easily be ignored the moment after the merger is approved? Remember the time AT&T promised they wouldn't increase prices after merging with Time Warner and did so twice within a year? What was their promise worth? What makes T-Mobile's different? - Trip
  20. 5 points
    Do not underestimate a motivated Cable co with full vertical landline and wireless integration that wants to stick it in the face of other cable cos and wireless carriers. Sprint and tmobile is not a threat to Verizon and ATT. Comcast or TWC getting their hands on a nationwide wireless carriers network to combine with their cable and fiber holding is scary. Sprint has for years considered that possibility a significant threat. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  21. 5 points
    T-Mobile's map looks reasonable with the pace at which they're rolling out L600. All L600 equipment is NR-Capable. Sprint's map is heavily understated, though, I think. Sprint's 5G rollout will most definitely be more widespread than that. Additionally, all Ericsson radio equipment that shipped after 2015 is software upgradable to LTE+NR with their proprietary spectrum sharing technology. I'm sure Sprint will take advantage of this.
  22. 5 points
    My most used site, which is ~125 miles out of Chicago, received M-MIMO about a month ago.
  23. 5 points
    I wouldn't say SoftBank starved Sprint of capex. They just never went out and borrowed more money for them. Which was always the hope. That SoftBank would bring a huge capital infusion. That did not happen as we know now. But they did clean up the house which also makes Sprint a healthier company to compete and even borrow money. Robert
  24. 5 points
    Random speedtest in Clairemont Mesa today. B41 B26
  25. 5 points
    As part of Sprints Next Generation Network (NGN) upgrades, Sprint has been actively deploying antenna setups that have a total of 4 individual 800 MHz antenna ports. It was first discovered with the 16 port triband antennas which had four 800 MHz ports, four 1900 MHz ports, and eight 2.5 GHz ports. Subsequently, 10 port dual band 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz antennas also began to appear shortly after in deployments alongside Network Vision era 6 port 800/1900 MHz antennas bringing the total amount of 800 MHz ports in use to four per sector. And for what reason one might ask? It's for 2 Transmit and 4 Receive (2Tx4Rx) diversity for 800 MHz at the cell site. Deploying such an antenna setup enables the eNB to maintain a stronger connection to UE which results in improved LTE data speeds and coverage as the device uplink is almost always the first to fail. This serves as a huge plus in terms of supporting Voice of LTE (VoLTE) as ubiquitous LTE coverage is essential for Sprint as there is no legacy voice fallback. With the these new 8 port dual band antennas, Sprint can now provide more consistent 800 MHz service than two individual antennas provided in the 10 port dual band antenna configuration provided and removed the extraneous 2.5 GHz hardware from the 16 port triband antenna where it is no longer needed. These new antennas will now stand alone next to 2.5 GHz Massive-MIMO antennas or older 2.5 GHz RRH and antenna configurations. Both highly optimized in what they do best. Nokia - Alcatel-Lucent 2x50w 800 MHz RRH + 1.9 GHz 4x45 RRH + 2.5 GHz 8x20 RRH Source: bucdenny Source: bucdenny Samsung 800 MHz RRH-C4 + 1.9 GHz RRH-P4 + 2.5 GHz 8x20 RRH-V3/B8 Source: RAvirani: Source: RAvirani Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager
  26. 4 points
    If you read the internet, for the last 7 years I have been a Sprint customer, every quarter I have been told that Sprint was going to go under and file for bankruptcy. Their position isn't pretty, but it isn't like Sprint is in some unique position. People like to be like, debt, debt, debt, but having more debt than revenue is pretty common. Look at Charter. $40billion in revenue but they have $70billion in long term debts. A company like AMD couldn't make any money for like a decade before their recent turn around. They sold, leveraged and won some key lawsuits that helped them stay afloat. Now they are kicking ass and taking names. This idea that Sprint needs to be at the same coverage level as AT&T or VZW to survive I think is a fallacy as well. They have great roaming agreements. This is how the dozens of regional carriers survive.
  27. 4 points
    Sprint is improving. Data from RootMetrics shows that from 2H 2019 to 1H 2019: Median download speeds in Ann Arbor, MI increased from 17.6Mbps to 33.2Mbps. Median download speeds in Bakersfield, CA increased from 16.7Mbps 30.7Mbps. Median download speeds in Baton Rouge, LA increased from 9.7Mbps to 17.6Mbps. Median download speeds in Boston, MA increased from 21.1Mbps to 30.2Mbps. Sprint had the fastest median download speed at 49.9Mbps during the outdoor walk tests in the "dense urban core of Boston". Median download speeds in Buffalo, NY increased from 10.9Mbps to 29.3Mbps. Median download speeds in Detroit, MI increased from 18.1Mbps to 30.3Mbps. Median download speeds in El Paso, TX increased from 17.9Mbps to 28.5Mbps. Sprint had the fastest median download speed at 28.5Mbps. Median download speeds in Flint, MI increased from 9.4Mbps to 33.4Mbps. Median download speeds in Fresno, CA increased from 5.6Mbps to 15.8Mbps. Median download speeds in Las Vegas, NV increased from 32.4Mbps to 45.7Mbps. Sprint had the fastest median download speed at 45.7Mbps. Median download speeds in Milwaukee, WI increased from 14.7Mbps to 21.8Mbps. Median download speeds in Ogden, UT increased from 18.3Mbps to 36.5Mbps. Median download speeds in Philadelphia, PA from 19.5Mbps to 28.2Mbps. Median download speeds in Provo, UT increased from 19Mbps to 37.8Mbps. Sprint had the fastest median download speed at 37.8Mbps. Median download speeds in Rockford, IL increased from 19.8Mbps to 30.2Mbps. Median download speeds in Sacramento, CA increased from 19.5Mbps to 35.5Mbps. Sprint had the fastest median download speed at 35.5Mbps. Median download speeds in Salt Lake City, UT increased from 20Mbps to 30.8Mbps. Median download speeds in San Jose, CA increased from 28.6Mbps to 37.4Mbps. Sprint had the fastest median download speed at 37.4Mbps. Median download speeds in Spokane, WA increased from 21.2Mbps to 29.6Mbps. Median download speeds in Syracuse, NY increased from 28.3Mbps to 38.9Mbps. Median download speeds in Tucson, AZ increased from 12.9Mbps to 28.4Mbps. Median download speeds in Youngstown, OH increased from 19.1Mbps to 36.2Mbps. Not all cities have had 1H 2019 data gathered yet.
  28. 4 points
    I had a HD VoLTE call with a Verizon phone on the other end yesterday. Call sounded great! Good to see HD calling with other carriers is working.
  29. 4 points
    Didn't SoftBank have a provision where they would be required to buy all of the Sprint stock if they ever went over the 85% mark? I thought that was why they couldn't just put more money into Sprint. Just asking.
  30. 4 points
    None of these are sufficient justifications for a merger in my opinion, because they can be fixed with increased capex and support from SoftBank as the parent company. A merger simply lets SoftBank off easy and subjects the consumer to the negative effects of a consolidated carrier market... and there’s no going back from that in the near/long term. The “Merge or we lose in 5G” argument is such a PR stretch it’s ridiculous.
  31. 4 points
    Interesting.... I think it would have been better to wait for VoLTE to go live on more devices.
  32. 4 points
    Here are the speeds at Capital One Arena...
  33. 4 points
    After months and months of our MB only outputting d/l speeds under 30mbps... we are now back up to what it was before. This is the first time with the MB Gold that we have achieved these speeds: DL Mbps/UL Mbps 73.3 / 7.39 68.0 / 8.08 78.5 / 9.46
  34. 4 points
    PC magazine tested Verizon 5G network in Chicago and it's basically a disaster in the making. https://www.pcmag.com/news/367659/heres-the-real-truth-about-verizons-5g-network You have a small cell/tower across the street from a Starbucks then inside of the next building to it, you drop to 41mbps LMAO while outside you would get over 400mbps. MMwave is a crap spectrum. Sprint was well positioned to smoke the competition on 5G had those cheap Japanese investors would have given them a vote of confidence. 2.5ghz is the sweet spot for 5G, its give you coverage and badass speeds.
  35. 4 points
    I'm saying Sprint speeds here have gotten better. I'm not going to deny that. coverage obviously can use improvements here but obviously they need money for that so I'm not going to complain about that. But other than that Sprint has improved that's definitely a true fact Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  36. 4 points
    Excited to see this. Columbus market seems to be doing pretty well for me lately. Already getting 120-150mbit at home/work and even see speeds around 250mbit along 33 southeast of Canal.
  37. 4 points
    That I made it to 43 despite my fried chicken addiction? Robert
  38. 4 points
    A buddy said this to me : it’s simple, the merger was always in mind and it’s harder to mergers 2 companies that are doing well. So, one company has to show significant loses for the merger to make sense. Masa, wanted them to merge from the very beginning Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. 4 points
    Massive mimo Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  40. 4 points
    Looks like Sprint is finally ripping and replacing Clear sites in Northern NJ. Here by Weehawken, went from a single carrier Clear site, which did okish during offpeak times(30-50mbs) and (2-10mb peak) to 200mbs+ offpeak and 80mbs+ during peak times. Good stuff!
  41. 4 points
  42. 4 points
    It seems like something is happening to my home tower. Trying to get better pictures of it, but I'm just too far for anything but a blur on my iPhone. Over the weekend, we had sporadic LTE service go in and out. Speeds have slowed a bit, but now there are safety cones on the roof of the building where the equipment is.... fingers crossed. Best shot I could get:
  43. 4 points
    Experienced my first VoLTE call in Orlando last night, and it was pretty nice.
  44. 4 points
    VoLTE works surprisingly well on an unsupported device at the moment. I've forced it on the Pixel 3 XL, which Sprint insists is not possible, and it works great. It ignores all the per eNB enable/disable settings that Sprint broadcasts, so it's working on magic boxes and in theory unlaunched markets. I tested the QoS on it today in a rush hour subway station where Hangouts messages were taking 30-60+ seconds to send due to congestion, and it worked flawlessly. Honestly, I think whatever weird/non-standard(?) thing Sprint is doing to enable/disable it on a per eNB level is causing a lot of stability problems with supported devices, where it turns off and won't go back on, etc. Once that is overridden, it works really well, at least if you're in an area without 3G drops Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  45. 3 points
    SoftBank Founder Masayoshi Son Lost $130 Million on Bitcoin https://www.marketwatch.com/story/softbank-founder-masayoshi-son-reportedly-lost-130-million-of-his-personal-fortune-with-bitcoin-2019-04-23
  46. 3 points
    For the resident geeks who have not yet caught it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adzYW5DZoWs
  47. 3 points
  48. 3 points
    Hey Mike, Looks like your changes worked. On 4.514b I'm now seeing W-CDMA info and SNR is back on both of my devices. Don't worry about the status bar icon in the GSM shot, I think I took the screen shot a soon as I cycled airplane mode. I'm 99.9% sure it was populated as I was watching it switch from GSM to HSPA. I've also got a question on the custom alerts, I have one set for 67086 to get an alert when I connect to J Block AWS as the primary carrier since AT&T is just starting to open it up here for uplink connections. I hadn't gotten an alert for it all day until after I installed 4.514b. Now I'm getting the alert everytime I connect to the Shepherdsville tower even though I don't show that I have ever connected to it yet except as downlink with CA. Is that the way it is supposed to work? If so that's fine, I just wanted to know. It shows up in the neighbor cell list.
  49. 3 points
    Actually $600 Million. In the event that (i) T-Mobile terminates this Agreement pursuant to Section 8.1(b)(i), (ii) at the time of such termination, all of the conditions set forth in Section 7.1 (other than the condition set forth in Section 7.1(g)) and all of the conditions set forth in Section 7.2 would be satisfied at the time of such termination if the Closing were held at the time of such termination, and (iii) Sprint has provided a written certification to T-Mobile that it stands ready, willing and able to consummate the Merger on the date required by Section 1.3 at the time of termination of this Agreement (a “Specified Termination”), then T-Mobile shall pay to Sprint, on the date of termination of this Agreement, an amount equal to $600,000,000 (the “Payment Amount”); provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, T-Mobile shall have no obligation to pay the Payment Amount (in whole or in part) and may terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 8.1(b)(i) without paying the Payment Amount if: (i) on the date of termination of this Agreement pursuant to the Specified Termination, Sprint does not have the following three credit ratings: (A) a corporate family rating (CFR) of at least “B2” from Moody’s Investors Services, Inc., (B) a long-term issuer credit rating of at least “B” from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, and (C) a long-term issuer credit rating of at least “B+” from Fitch, Inc., unless Sprint does not have any such credit rating due to a change in credit ratings or credit outlook generally affecting the industry in which Sprint operates; or (ii) Sprint or any of the SoftBank Parties has breached in any material respect any of its representations, warranties, covenants or agreements set forth in this Agreement and such breach has impacted any of the credit ratings described in clause (i) of this Section 8.2(b) or the ability of T-Mobile to obtain the credit ratings described in Section 7.1(g). Source: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/101830/000110465918028087/a18-12444_1ex2d1.htm Section 7.1. Conditions to Each Party’s Obligation to Effect the Merger Transactions. The respective obligations of each party to effect the Merger Transactions are subject to the satisfaction or waiver, in whole or in part (to the extent permitted by applicable Law), on or prior to the Closing Date of the following conditions: (a) Stockholder Approvals. Each of the Sprint Stockholder Approval and the T-Mobile Stockholder Approval shall have been obtained. (b) Required Regulatory Consents. (i) The waiting period (and any extension thereof) applicable to the Merger Transactions under the HSR Act shall have been terminated or shall have expired and (ii) all consents required to be obtained from the FCC in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall have been granted by the FCC. (c) Other Governmental Consents. (i) All consents required to be obtained from any PUCs or similar state and foreign regulatory bodies in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall have been obtained, (ii) all consents required to be obtained pursuant to any Antitrust Laws other than the HSR Act set forth on Section 7.1(c)(ii) of the T-Mobile Disclosure Letter in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall have been obtained, (iii) CFIUS shall have completed its review and, where applicable, investigation under Section 721 without unresolved national security concerns with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and (iv) DSS shall have approved a plan to operate pursuant to a FOCI mitigation agreement those NISPOM covered activities of T-Mobile, Sprint and their respective subsidiaries that DSS determines are necessary to be operated pursuant to such an agreement, or shall have accepted a commitment from the parties to implement such FOCI mitigation agreement following the Closing. (d) No Injunctions or Restraints. No court or other Governmental Entity of competent jurisdiction shall have entered, enacted, promulgated, enforced or issued any Law (whether temporary, preliminary or permanent) preventing the consummation of the Merger (a “Restraint”). (e) Form S-4. The Form S-4 shall have become effective under the Securities Act prior to the mailing of the Consent Solicitation Statement by each of Sprint and T-Mobile to their respective stockholders, and no stop order or proceeding seeking a stop order shall be threatened by the SEC or shall have been initiated by the SEC. (f) NASDAQ Listing. The shares of T-Mobile Common Stock issuable to the stockholders of Sprint as contemplated by Article III shall have been approved for listing on NASDAQ, subject to official notice of issuance. (g) Ratings. On the Closing Date, T-Mobile USA, Inc., taking into account and after giving effect to the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by and relating to this Agreement, shall have at least two of the following three credit ratings: (i) a corporate family rating (CFR) of at least “Ba2” from Moody’s Investors Services, Inc., (ii) a long-term issuer 107 credit rating of at least “BB” from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, and (iii) a long-term issuer credit rating of at least “BB” from Fitch, Inc., provided, however, that the foregoing condition in this Section 7.1(g) shall be deemed satisfied if, on the Closing Date (or, earlier, upon the date of issuance by T-Mobile USA, Inc. of debt securities in an amount sufficient to replace in full the commitments under the bridge facilities in the Commitment Letter), T-Mobile USA, Inc., taking into account and after giving effect to the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by and relating to this Agreement, shall have at least two of the following three public credit ratings on not less than $45,000,000,000 of secured debt: (i) a secured tranche rating of at least “Baa3” from Moody’s Investors Services, Inc., (ii) a secured tranche rating of at least “BBB-” from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, and (iii) a secured tranche rating at least “BBB-” from Fitch, Inc.; provided, further, that no party may rely on the failure of the condition set forth in this Section 7.1(g) to be satisfied if such failure was principally caused by such party’s material breach of any material provision of this Agreement or such party’s failure to act in good faith. Section 7.2. Conditions to Obligations of T-Mobile, Merger Sub, Merger Company and the DT Parties. The obligations of T-Mobile, Merger Sub, Merger Company and the DT Parties to effect the Merger Transactions are further subject to the satisfaction or waiver, in whole or in part (to the extent permitted by applicable Law), of the following conditions: (a) Representations and Warranties. (i) The representations and warranties of Sprint contained in the first sentence of Section 4.1(a), Section 4.1(b)(i), Section 4.1(c)(iii), Section 4.1(m), Section 4.1(t), Section 4.1(v) and Section 4.1(w) (without giving effect to any limitation as to “materiality,” “Material Adverse Effect” or any provisions relating to preventing or materially delaying the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated hereby set forth therein) shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the Closing Date as though made on the Closing Date (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to a specific date or the date of this Agreement, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such date), (ii) the representations and warranties of Sprint contained in Section 4.1(c)(i) and Section 4.1(c)(ii) shall be true and correct as of the Closing Date as though made on the Closing Date (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to a specific date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct as of such date), except for any de minimis inaccuracies, (iii) the representations and warranties of Sprint contained in Section 4.1(g)(iii) shall be true and correct as of the Closing Date as though made on the Closing Date, (iv) the representations and warranties of Sprint contained in this Agreement (other than those contained in the sections set forth in the preceding clauses (i), (ii) and (iii)) (without giving effect to any limitation as to “materiality,” “Material Adverse Effect” or any provisions relating to preventing or materially delaying the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated hereby set forth therein) shall be true and correct as of the Closing Date as though made on the Closing Date (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to a specific date or the date of this Agreement, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct as of such date), except where the failure to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, does not have and would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on Sprint, and (v) the representations and warranties of the SoftBank Parties contained in Section 4.3 (without giving effect to any limitation as to “materiality,” “Material Adverse Effect” or any provisions relating to preventing or materially delaying the 108 consummation of any of the transactions contemplated hereby set forth therein) shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the Closing Date as though made on the Closing Date (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to a specific date or the date of this Agreement, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such date); provided that the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the SoftBank US HoldCos shall only be a condition to the obligations of T-Mobile, Merger Sub, Merger Company and DT to effect the SoftBank US Mergers. (b) Performance of Obligations. Each of Sprint and the SoftBank Parties shall have performed in all material respects all obligations required to be performed by it under this Agreement at or prior to the Closing Date. (c) Officer’s Certificate. T-Mobile shall have received an officer’s certificate duly executed by the Chief Executive Officer or the Chief Financial Officer of Sprint to the effect that the conditions set forth in Section 7.2(a) and Section 7.2(b) have been satisfied. (d) Other Agreements. SoftBank shall have duly executed and delivered (i) the Stockholders’ Agreement and (ii) the Voting and Proxy Agreement. (e) Tax Opinion. Subject to the last sentence of Section 1.1, T-Mobile shall have received a written opinion of its Specified Counsel, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to T-Mobile, dated as of the Closing Date, to the effect that, on the basis of facts, representations and assumptions set forth or referred to in such opinion, each of the SoftBank US Mergers will qualify as a “reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code. In rendering such opinion, T-Mobile’s Specified Counsel shall be entitled to receive and rely upon representations and covenants contained in certificates of Starburst, Galaxy and T-Mobile substantially in the form of Exhibits A, B and C to the T-Mobile Disclosure Letter (the “Tax Certificates”).
  50. 3 points
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