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  1. Some interesting info here about the pending ruling on the Tunney Act: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/it-s-official-t-mobile-closes-sprint-merger-sievert-takes-over

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    Today's closure means the companies opted not to wait for the California PUC (CPUC) to make a final decision. They also didn’t wait for Judge Timothy Kelly to issue a judgement under the Tunney Act review.

    In a note for investors Tuesday, New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin said Kelly had promised a resolution by the end of the month, which was March 31. But the companies had entered into a stipulation and order back in July in which they agreed to abide by the provisions of the final judgement, when it is filed, meaning there was nothing to prevent the companies from closing now if they so chose.

     

     


  2. Here's the video of Mike Sievert's interview on CNBC from this morning: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/04/01/watch-cnbcs-full-interview-with-t-mobiles-new-ceo-mike-sievert.html

    Transcript: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/01/cnbc-transcript-t-mobile-ceo-mike-sievert-speaks-with-cnbcs-david-faber-on-squawk-on-the-street-today.html

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    DAVID FABER: Mike, does the Sprint brand go away quickly here?

    MIKE SIEVERT: The main brand obviously will be T-Mobile. And during the crisis here, we’re not going to make big changes. So, think about the summer time frame as being when we start to unify and market with all of our stores and all of our advertising and all our offers in a more unified way. Mid-summer, we haven’t picked a date yet. But that’s certainly always been our intention. That doesn’t mean the Sprint brand will go away completely. We haven’t made those decisions yet. The Sprint brand has an incredible legacy. But we believe that right now in wireless it makes all the sense in the world to unify under the T-Mobile brand. So, the company is called T-Mobile and the flagship brand of the company is called T-Mobile.

     

    There's a lot more in that interview... He also talks about how T-Mobile will be able to safely continue tower work during this crisis.


  3. T-Mobile has been switching the Sprint Executives over to new Social Media handles.

    For example, John Saw is no longer @SprintCTO. He's now @JohnSaw: https://twitter.com/JohnSaw

    Certain executive's accounts are no longer active. I can't tell if it's because they've been let go, or if they're in the process of reorganizing everything. I guess we'll see over time, but I imagine everything is getting an audit.

    Social Media is something that T-Mobile always did better than Sprint. In fact, Sprint's efforts on Social Media were horribly disorganized and haphazard in my opinion.

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  4. Here's some news: https://www.cnet.com/news/new-t-mobile-ceo-sprint-users-can-still-keep-plans-after-merger/

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    Sprint users will be able to tap into T-Mobile's 4G LTE network today without having to do anything on their phone, with Sievert noting that the company is using roaming for LTE to "immediately add both coverage and capacity" for Sprint customers. 

    For Sprint's 5G devices, a software update is coming to enable them to connect to T-Mobile's 5G networks. 

    T-Mobile is also already deploying the newly acquired Sprint 5G spectrum (known as midband), which provides faster speeds than T-Mobile's low-band 5G network while still working indoors. 

    Neville Ray, T-Mobile's president of technology, says that Philadelphia is the first city to go live, with others set to be turned on "rapidly" in the coming weeks. Every T-Mobile 5G device that the carrier has launched will be able to tap into the midband 5G once it's deployed.

     

    Heck yeah!

     

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