New Sprint CEO Calls For Price Cuts Starting Next Week

By 04:23 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

Not even a week on the job and recent Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is already changing the company. He assembled the company's employees in the town hall to detail the changes that will start as soon as next week.

The fine news for subscribers is that Claure plans aggressive price cuts to the carrier's plans. "We're going to change our plans to create sure they are simple and attractive and create sure every customer in America thinks twice about signing up to a competitor," says Claure. The exact details of the price cuts will become clear next week.

This is a response to the mostly failed Framily plans. It also aims to respond T-Mobile's disruptive "Uncarrier" plans. Sprint and its parent company SoftBank looked into acquiring T-Mobile but the deal eventually fell through.

Claure had some poor news for employees though – there will be job cuts but the CEO declined to comment on specifics.

The Chief Executive Officer recognizes that Sprint's network could utilize work. "When you have a remarkable network, you don’t have to compete on price. When your network is behind, unfortunately you have to compete on value and price." Part of the problem is that the network upgrade to 4G LTE took too long and the attitude of social networks is mostly negative.

Sprint recently returned to profitability but is still losing customers, last quarter nearly a quarter of a million subscribers departed the carrier.

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