Protect America’s Wireless Statement on T-Mobile’s "Price Promise"

For Immediate Release: February 05, 2019
Press Contact: Regan Page at regan@npstrategygroup.com

 

Protect America’s Wireless Statement on T-Mobile’s "Price Promise"

 

Washington, D.C. — Today, news reports continue to highlight T-Mobile’s pledge that subscribers’ prices will not go up if the proposed mega-merger with Sprint is approved. USA Today’s Mike Snider notes, “T-Mobile CEO John Legere typically proposes deals to wireless consumers. Now he is offering one to the Federal Communications Commission.”

In response to T-Mobile’s alleged ‘price promise’, Protect America’s Wireless released the following statement:

“Sprint and T-Mobile can make promises to regulators, but promises alone may affect politics but they don’t affect prices. The other extremely important consumer impact will be the significant national security issues inseparable from Deutsche Telekom’s close relationship with Huawei, and here again we should be insisting on specific commitments, not vague pledges or assurances.  

“If Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile want permission to merge with Sprint from the US Government, they should be required to heed the warnings of our intelligence community.  As a condition of this merger, T-Mobile and its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, must commit to not use Huawei equipment in any 5G deployment around the world. Simply banning Huawei in the United States is not enough. If foreign companies like Deutsche Telecom continue financially supporting Huawei with their 5G business, in a few years there may no longer be a safe alternative for wireless network technology that isn’t accompanied by real concerns about Chinese espionage.”

KEY ARTICLES:

USA Today: T-Mobile promises not to raise prices for 3 years if Sprint merger is approved

By Mike Snider

February 05, 2019

POLITICO Pro: T-Mobile tells FCC prices won't go up after Sprint merger

By Margaret Harding McGill

February 04, 2019

Fortune: T-Mobile's John Legere Promises Rates Won't Increase If the Sprint Merger Gets Approved

February 04, 2019

By Aaron Pressman

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