On September 22nd, DISH announced that Stephen Stokols would become the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Boost Mobile. Stokols has a lot of familiarity with the industry. He founded the MVNO's FreedomPop in 2012 and Unreal Mobile in 2018. In 2019 he went on to sell both brands to Red Pocket Mobile and Ting Mobile for a combined price tag said to be in the high eight figures. The selloff was executed in part to help Stokols put together a group to allow him to try and purchase Boost Mobile. His dream to acquire Boost Mobile of course didn't materialize with the brand and its subscribers ultimately being sold off by T-Mobile/Sprint to the DISH Network.