November 30, 2020

Dish will be the official owner of Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sprint prepaid

The DOJ required T-Mobile to sell off Boost Mobile and other Sprint MVNOs in order to get the Sprint deal approved.

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One of the requirements instituted by the DOJ for allowing the T-Mobile/Sprint deal was the selling off of Sprint’s prepaid business. The DOJ considered this a good faith effort to ensure competition stays fierce in wireless. Now, the deal that will see Boost Mobile and other Sprint MVNOs sold to Dish is final.

The sale will go forth on July 1, 2020 (via TMoNews). As part of the deal, Dish will take control of Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Sprint’s prepaid customers.

There were some problems getting to the deal, though. Apparently, Dish wanted some of the valuations modified due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not clear what concessions were made, if any, but it appears the DOJ stepped in to help T-Mobile and Dish negotiate the deal.

We’re not sure yet how this will affect Boost Mobile customers in the short term. We’ll keep you updated once we hear finalized news.


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