Update: Thank you so much! Over 12,000 of you signed your name to the public comment we submitted to the FCC. This makes a huge difference as it will show that public opposition to this merger is growing.
We will continue fighting this merger in 2019 and we put up a blog detailing what we can do next. Check it out here.
While we are not adding any more names to the comment below at the moment, we are keeping the form open so people can stay up to date on the campaign. If you sign the form after December 4th, your name will not be added to the FCC comment, but you will be receiving updates when we launch the next steps for the campaign.
The FCC is on the verge of approving a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. This means we'll have one less telecom provider -- leading to less competition, and higher prices for our cell phone bills.1
So far the merger has faced very little opposition – and the public comment period ends on December 4th.2 If we don't make enough noise before the deadline, this merger could be rubber-stamped.
We can’t let this happen. Will you add your name to OpenMedia’s submission opposing the merger below?
Click here to read the letter
We, the undersigned members of the OpenMedia community, would like to express our opposition to the merger between T-Mobile US and Sprint Corp.
This merger will result in less choice and higher prices for customers.
Approving the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint will reduce competition in the U.S. mobile market. T-Mobile is the biggest national provider of prepaid services, while Sprint is one of the largest providers of wholesale capacity for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).
Low-income customers are most likely to purchase prepaid services or services provided by MVNOs, and therefore will be disproportionately impacted by the lack of choice in the market that will result from this merger.
Competition between the four main national carriers and the desire of both T-Mobile and Sprint to independently gain market share has led to a 19% reduction in mobility prices since 2013. The merger in question threatens to wipe these gains for consumers.
We ask that you reject the T-Mobile and Sprint merger to foster competition and protect the interests of consumers.
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