Mobile promises the Sprint merger won't drive up prices… for now

Joanna Estrada
February 6, 2019

That means he's publicly guaranteeing that there will be no price hikes for the next three years.

Legere also promises to remain true to customers and its "Uncarrier" ideology.

Now that the government has officially reopened and the review process for T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint has presumably picked back up, CEO John Legere chose to take this opportunity to reach out to Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC to plead his case for the merger to go through "expeditiously".

Credit: T-Mobile "Critics of our merger, largely employed by Big Telco and Big Cable, have principally argued that we are going to raise rates right after the merger closes". T-Mobile has been by far the fastest growing wireless carrier in recent years, but ended 2018 with just under 80 million customers, trailing AT&T t and Verizon vz , which reported 153 million and 118 million subscribers, respectively. Now, more than any time previously, it looks like the T-Mobile Sprint merger could actually happen. As well, legacy plans may be adjusted to reflect rising tax costs that would be out of the New T-Mobiles control. When companies as big as T-Mobile ...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere told Sprint employees back in October that this merger is unique, and will result in new jobs being added as soon as the two wireless providers are merged. Since that service isn't up-and-running yet, it could still be quite expensive and Legere wouldn't have broken this promise. To this, T-Mobile rebuts that if it did jack its prices up, its customers would lose faith in the company, loyal customers would leave, and it would destroy the future of the carrier. I want to assure you that we would never do this. We believe this merger makes consumers better off, and we're willing to put our money where our mouth is.

The proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger has already received approval from the Treasury Department and is awaiting approval from the Department of Justice and the FCC.

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