Exclusive interview: Boost Mobile founder explains exactly why the T-Mobile-Sprint merger rationale is full of crap

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Earlier this year, T-Mobile and Sprint finally ended years of awkward flirting and made their union official. If regulators sign off, the US's two smallest networks will merge, taking us down to three big nationwide carriers. The networks say that the deal will improve competition by making New T-Mobile a bigger player, enable a faster 5G rollout, add jobs to the economy, and generally spout rainbows and unicorns across every state.

Peter Adderton is the founder of Boost Mobile, a wireless reseller now owned by Sprint. He's a rare find: someone who intimately understands the US wireless market, particularly the competitive lower-income segment, but is happy to talk about it without angering any corporate overlords. Adderton has been waging a public campaign against an unconditional merger, including launching a public information website, and he spoke to BGR to explain where T-Mobile and Sprint aren't explaining the whole truth -- or, in some cases, any truth at all.

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Boost Mobile founder explains exactly why the T-Mobile-Sprint merger rationale is full of crap originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at 10:56:32 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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