T-Mobile Acquires Mint Mobile, Ultra Mobile, and Plum

May 1, 2023

Cleary Gottlieb represented T-Mobile US, Inc. (T-Mobile) in its acquisition of Ka’ena Corporation (Ka’ena) and its subsidiaries and brands: Mint Mobile, Ultra Mobile, and Plum.

The transaction was announced on March 15, 2023, and closed May 1, 2024. 

T-Mobile is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience, and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile.

Ka’ena is home to America’s easiest and most affordable premium wireless brands Mint Mobile, a successful direct-to-consumer prepaid wireless brand in the U.S., and Ultra Mobile, a unique wireless service offering international calling options to communities across the country, and wholesale wireless solutions provider, Plum. Operating as MVNOs on the T-Mobile network, Ultra Mobile launched in 2011 with the mission of making international calling more affordable and accessible and Mint Mobile launched in 2016 and has revolutionized the way consumers access wireless with its leading direct-to-consumer experience. With plans available for as little as $15/month, Mint Mobile offers incredible value for a premium service.

For more information, please see the press release here.