Those keeping more up to date on business actions might be aware that phone service provider T-Mobile is merging with Sprint. Considering that – aside from Starbucks – Sprint has been Pokemon Go’s biggest sponsor, this might affect the local PokeStops here soon.
According to news reports, T-Mobile is the dominant party in this merger. This means that your local Sprint store will be changing into a T-Mobile once this is finalized. This might mean the loss of any sponsored PokeStops and Gyms.
Alternatively, perhaps T-Mobile will also absorb Sprint’s sponsorship, and become Pokemon Go’s newest major sponsor. The truth is that we don’t know. I have contacted T-Mobile, as well as Niantic, regarding the matter. Stay tuned.