T-Mobile announced today that it has closed a deal that sells sprints Prepaid companies, including Boost and Virgin Mobile. The news says Dish is seriously entering into the game with mobile operators thanks to the $ 1.4 billion deal.
The whole thing was, of course, an integral part of T-Mobile's offer to partner with Sprint. It was a relatively small concession for those who feared that such an agreement would affect market competitiveness as the number of major US airlines fell from four to three. The $ 26 billion T-Mobile / Sprint The deal was finally closed in April this year and has already resulted in hundreds of job losses, theinformationsuperhighway reported last month.
The deal gives Dish a good head start in the prepaid mobile game with more than nine million customers and access to T-Mobile's wireless network for the next seven years. Dish's current COO, John Swieringa, joins to lead the new subsidiary. Oh, and there's also a new Boost logo (see below).
See? It's basically the old Boost Mobile Logo, but with the small wireless dish icons in the middle to really show you who the boss is. Dish took the opportunity to announce a new plan for Boost users with 15 GB of data for $ 45, and has already started moving consumers with compatible devices to the new network supported by T-Mobile.