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  1. 17 minutes ago, dro1984 said:

    Can't say who said, but looks like some of the network hiccups on the T-Mobile side are due to software and migration going on.    Also found out T-Mobile is sticking to the original plan (2 years ago plan when merger was announce)  to use the T-Mobile network as the "Host" network, move the sprint customer base over to it quickly as possible and then use the Sprint equipment from the old Sprint network to add on and enable additional load (Market-by-Market) until complete.   Currently T-Mo is increasing use of it's AWS spectrum and Dish's to be able to handle the addition of Sprint person's on to it's original network.      It's going on now.   Philly is first.    Don't know details as to who-else is being  upgraded at this time.   

    Anybody else having odd network things going on?   Might be an indicator your market is undergoing transistion.   

    T-Mobile hit the spectrum jackpot with the Sprint Merger. It's going to be a monster of a network when they get everything aligned.

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  2. 18 minutes ago, mdob07 said:

    I hate seeing people take this kind of stance against the merger, especially writing articles about it. Like at least give it 6 months to a year then judge it. 1ce2b47f0cf8662abbaa6f0b4d8a37b8.jpg

    Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk

    I have a feeling this kind of stuff is deliberate in order to generate traffic from hate clicks. It's for when normal authorship just doesn't cut it.

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  3. 13 hours ago, Cardsfan96 said:

    So I’ve heard two different things now. First I heard before today that on day one it would be reciprocal network sharing on day 1 which is obviously not the case. Then I heard today two somewhat conflicting statements. First that for now users will stay on each separate networks. Then I heard another statement that Sprint users would be able to tap into the T-Mobile network via expanded roaming. Can someone clear up what exactly has changed today if anything?

    My understanding from what I've read/heard is that T-Mobile's original Day Zero plan and plan moving forward was much more ambitious in terms of integration. However, given the COVID-19 Pandemic, they've decided to take a more conservative approach post-merger for the next 90 days. We'll see how that changes in the coming weeks/months.

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  4. 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



    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.



  5. 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



    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.

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



    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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