T-Mobile promises free 5G for first responders when Sprint merger is approved

As an incentive towards gaining support and approval for their merger with Sprint, T-Mobile has announced a plan called the “Connecting Heroes Initiative” to provide free service to first responders for 10 years. The program would include unlimited talk, text and 5G smartphone data to every public and nonprofit state and local law enforcement, fire and EMS first responder agency across the country.

“First responders are under more pressure than ever before. With the 5G network New T-Mobile will create, we can do our part to help say thanks,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said.

T-Mobile’s offer will only come to fruition if the pending Sprint merger closes, and there may be limitations on the number of lines or the streaming video quality. More details will likely be available as the merger moves through the courts and FCC for approval.