Sprint Corporation

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Sprint Nextel Corporation
Public (NYSES)
IndustryTelecommunications
PredecessorBrown Telephone Company
Founded1937
Founder
  • Cleyson L. Brown
  • Jacob Brown
DefunctApril 1, 2020 (2020-04-01) (as a company)
August 2, 2020 (overall)
Headquarters,
Area served
  • United States
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
Key people
James Hance, chairman
Dan Hesse, chief executive
ServicesMobile phone services
Internet carrier
Number of employees
40,000 (2012)
Websitewww.sprint.com
Footnotes / references
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Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSES) was a telecommunications company based in Overland Park, Kansas. It operated under the name Sprint, and was once the fourth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States behind Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, with 56.3 million customers,[4][5] behind Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.[6]

On April 1, 2020, T-Mobile and Sprint merged, with T-Mobile now being the whole owner of Sprint, making Sprint an effective subsidiary of T-Mobile until the Sprint brand was officially phased out. Leadership, background, and stock changes happened immediately, with customer side changes happening over time. Sprint was officially discontinued on August 2, 2020. Billing was already showing the T-Mobile brand, and on this date all retail, customer service, and all other company branding was replaced by T-Mobile. New rate plans were also introduced as well for all new and existing customers from both companies, though they will all will remain with their current plan if they choose not to switch to a new T-Mobile plan for at least 3 years.[7][8][9][10][11]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Softbank to Buy 70 Percent Stake in Sprint: Sources". CNBC. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. Sprint Nextel Corporation (February 24, 2011). "Form 10-K Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 Commission file number 1-04721 Sprint Nextel Corporation". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  3. Sprint Nextel Corporation (February 27, 2012). "Form 10-K Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 Commission file number 1-04721 Sprint Nextel Corporation". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  4. Sprint Nextel Corporation (February 8, 2012). "Sprint Nextel Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results" (PDF). Sprint Nextel Corporation. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 19, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  5. "Grading the top 10 U.S. carriers in the second quarter of 2011". Questex Media Group, LLC. September 2011. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  6. "Sprint 5G Overview | T‑Mobile Newsroom". T-Mobile Newsroom. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  7. "T-Mobile and Sprint's merger is officially complete". Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  8. Bellevue; Washington; Overl; Park; April 1, Kansas-; 2020 –. "T‑Mobile Completes Merger with Sprint to Create the New T‑Mobile | T‑Mobile Newsroom". T-Mobile Newsroom. Retrieved 2020-08-20.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. "What the T-Mobile & Sprint Merger Means for You | T-Mobile". www.t-mobile.com. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  10. "T-Mo and Sprint will unify under the T-Mobile brand on August 2". Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  11. "T‑Mobile Unveils Latest Un‑carrier Move: Scam Shield — A Massive Set of Free Solutions to Protect Customers From Rampant Scams and Robocalls | T‑Mobile Newsroom". T-Mobile Newsroom. Retrieved 2020-08-20.