T-Mobile stated it can delay its deliberate shutdown of Sprint’s 3G network by three months to make sure its “partners” have time to assist clients with the transition. It had initially deliberate to part out the network in January; that date has now been pushed to March thirty first, 2022.
“Recently it’s become increasingly clear that some of those partners haven’t followed through on their responsibility to help their customers through this shift,” the corporate stated in a assertion. “So, we’re stepping up on their behalf.”
T-Mobile’s assertion doesn’t point out it by identify, however probably is referring to Dish Network. The two sides have tangled over T-Mobile’s announcement it was shutting down Sprint’s legacy network, as a result of of the affect it will have on Dish’s Boost Mobile clients.
As one of the situations of the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger, Dish acquired Boost Mobile in July, 2020 with the objective of Dish taking Sprint’s place as a fourth wi-fi provider within the US. After T-Mobile introduced it deliberate to shut down Sprint’s CDMA network, Dish chairman Charlie Ergen in contrast T-Mobile to the Grinch, and later stated his firm was making each effort emigrate its clients.
But T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert wrote in a weblog submit that Dish was “dragging their feet in getting their customers upgraded to the superior 4G/5G world.”
The Department of Justice advised Dish Network and T-Mobile in a July letter that it had “grave concerns” in regards to the shutdown of Sprint’s legacy network, and urged each side to take “all appropriate steps” to cut back the affect on clients who nonetheless depend on the network.