AT&T Inc. T+1.23% will carry 5,000 wireless call-center jobs it has outsourced abroad back to the U.S. if it recommended $39 billion deal to purchase Deutsche Telekom AG’s DTEGY- 1.43% t-Mobile USA is accepted by regulators, according to the company .
It would put the jobs after the agreement closes and assured not to slash any more wireless call-center positions. The move is dependent on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice accepting the takeover, Brad Burns, company spokesperson said in an email.
The transporter is pushing its case for the merger versus opposition from competitors, counting Sprint Nextel Corporation s+2.60%, with some politicians. AT&T is as well facing inspection from a utilities commission in California and was informed its $1.9 billion bid for wireless licenses from Qualcomm Inc. QCOM+0.63% would be considered all together with the T-Mobile deal, potentially slowing the procedure.
The job’s pledge is the newest salvo in AT&T’s effort to safe support for the agreement, which it says will assist develop wireless broadband to other Americans. AT&T assured T-Mobile a $3 billion cash breakup fee, with some assets, if the merger not succeeds regulatory get together.
Burns refused to tell how many call-center jobs AT&T presently outsources or what the difference in salary is compared with the same U.S. jobs. According to AT&T, it anticipates the U.S. support procedure would last through prior next year.
The shares of AT&T increased to 1.2% to $29.62.