This claim puzzled me tremendously because it seems completely at odds with the current status of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger, which is not in fact currently on hold in the manner described above.
A bit of digging revealed that the news article in question was originally published in the Kansas City Star almost two and a half years ago ...
I've never heard of valliantnews.com, but it appears to be stealing other publishers' articles and reposting them under the (presumably phony) byline of "Robert Smith". All those reposted articles get a dateline automatically set to today, so old news ends up misleadingly appearing to be current.
Bob Goudreau Cary, NC***** Moderator's Note *****
Thank you, Bob: it's always good to have another pair of eyes checking the facts.
Bill Horne Moderator