KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While federal regulators continue to review the proposed merger between Bellevue, Washington-based T-Mobile and Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint, the two companies announced plans to build five customer experience centers.
The first center would be built in Overland Park as an addition to the secondary headquarters on the Sprint Campus. The other four locations have not been announced.
If the companies finish the buildout, they estimate the centers will employ more than 5,000 people.
"With these five new Centers, we’re going to give even more customers across the U.S. the rock star treatment they deserve,” T-Mobile U.S. Chief Executive Officer John Legere said in a release. Legere will be the CEO of the new T-Mobile. “Choosing Overland Park as our first new Center site was a total no-brainer.”
The proposed merger will undergo congressional scrutiny next month when the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Judiciary Committee hold a joint session to question the CEOs of both companies.
The Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice also have yet to sign-off on the deal.