T-Mobile Completes Merger With Sprint, Promises 'Transformational' 5G Network

T-Mobile today announced that it has completed its merger with Sprint, with the merged company to operate under the T-Mobile brand. Effective immediately, T-Mobile's former COO Mike Sievert will assume the role of CEO, with John Legere stepping down.

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T-Mobile said it plans to focus on creating a "transformational" nationwide 5G network. Within six years, the carrier promises to provide 5G to 99 percent of the U.S. population and average 5G speeds in excess of 100 Mbps to 90 percent of the U.S. population. T-Mobile also plans to provide 90 percent of rural Americans with average 5G speeds of 50 Mbps.

The "new" T-Mobile has committed to delivering the same or better rate plans for at least three years, including access to 5G. Rate plans are not changing today.

For now, the merged company says all customers will stay with the same Sprint and T-Mobile network, stores, and service they have been using. Over time, Sprint assets will simply begin to be rebranded as T-Mobile.

Top Rated Comments

yaxomoxay Avatar
15 months ago
Will miss John Legere. Hopefully this won't impact their great customer service.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpeeps Avatar
15 months ago

Unimaginative branding, missed the opportunity to be
T-Sprint
Sprint-T
MobSpri
Sprintobile
or any other new combo ...
None of these names are particularly interesting or funny.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrow Avatar
15 months ago
The question I have is when will I, as a T-Mobile customer, get access to Sprint’s existing network?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacLawyer Avatar
15 months ago
John Legere can now start to wean himself off Red Bull. ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BuffaloTF Avatar
15 months ago

If you want it on your T-Mobile phone, I would say in 3-5 years. It will take a while since the two carries use different technologies. The purpose of this is spectrum and will take quite some time to convert it all and wind down the Sprint users or get them onto GSM devices from eh CDMA devices they use now. Assuming that will be the plan anyhow.
No they do not use different technologies. They're both LTE. GSM is long dead- replaced by W-CDMA/UMTS; CDMA gets its plug pulled at the end of the year. It's a firmware update, and could be done today. Sprint is already 'roaming' on T-Mobile. Android phones are trickier than iPhones because they're purpose-built to the carriers frequency bands. iPhones could effectively use the full breadth of both immediately.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bartszyszka Avatar
15 months ago

If you want it on your T-Mobile phone, I would say in 3-5 years. It will take a while since the two carries use different technologies. The purpose of this is spectrum and will take quite some time to convert it all and wind down the Sprint users or get them onto GSM devices from eh CDMA devices they use now. Assuming that will be the plan anyhow.
Aren't most people on phones that can do both, though? iPhones, Pixels, Samsung Galaxy phones support both GSM and CDMA. And doesn't it matter less for LTE connections?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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