Sources to The Wall Street Journal say that T-Mobile CEO John Legere talked with Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure about a new offer in order to merge the nation’s third- and fourth-largest cellular service providers.

Masayoshi Son, the chairman of Sprint and its parent company SoftBank, had been skeptical of going through with a previous arrangement that would allow for him and Tim Hoettges, CEO of T-Mobile’s parent Deutsche Telekom, to co-chair the new entity, but would give essential control to Deutsche. The main issue is with Sprint’s market value which, at $25.7 billion, is just over half the nearly-$50 billion capitalization of T-Mobile US.

Representing his parties, Legere expressed the overture that his side did not want this deal to fail. No terms of this new offer were disclosed by the sources.

Sprint and T-Mobile called off a merger in 2014 after facing strong regulatory headwinds.

You May Also Like

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip could soon receive FCC certification, while we get more details

There is new information concerning the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip that mentions its camera, fingerprint sensor and more

The date for the next Google I/O has been confirmed

We have the official date for the next Google I/O that will take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View

A new Samsung Galaxy Fold may launch in Q2 with S Pen and ultra-thin glass

The new Samsung Galaxy Fold may arrive sometime during the second quarter of 2020, and it could arrive with 5G connectivity and more