With the T-Mobile-Sprint deal nearing approval, the combined company will be more than an alternate choice when shopping for a US wireless carrier.
By Clifford Colby
And another one's gone. With the Justice Department signing off on T-Mobile's $26.5 billion acquisition of Sprint in July, and with the Federal Communications Commission set to vote on the merger soon, the number of nationwide wireless mobile carriers will drop to three, for the moment.
With the merger moving ahead, you might wonder if now is the time to switch to T-Mobile. Joined together, the newly formed company has the potential to be much more than Sprint and the scrappy underdog T-Mobile were before. In both network coverage and subscriber numbers, it could become a significant rival of Verizon and AT&T.