What the Sprint and T-Mobile merger means for you; that from Rose Law Group Corporate Attorney Shruti Gurudanti

Here’s how the deal is likely to affect 100 million customers

Under the deal, Sprint will be absorbed by T-Mobile to create a wireless behemoth./Credit…Drew Angerer/Getty Images

 By Katie Robertson | The New York Times

Published Feb. 11, 2020

Updated Feb. 12, 2020, 9:09 a.m. ET

Everybody has one. Well, almost everybody.

The Pew Research Center reported last year that 96 percent of Americans had a cellphone or smartphone. Which means the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint — a deal that moved significantly closer to completion on Tuesday — will have a ripple effect across the country.

A United States District Court judge batted away the last significant challenge to the planned merger when he ruled against a lawsuit filed by state attorneys general who argued that the deal would hurt consumers. Now the millions of people who receive bills from Sprint or T-Mobile are wondering what happens next.

What will happen to customers of T-Mobile and Sprint?


 “While not all mergers are good for the consumer, this one qualifies as a “good merger” as it will help in the overall development of 5G, and that’s a huge plus for the consumer. 

“The resulting company will have greater economies of scale and the ability to provide consumers with much lower prices and better quality.”

Shruti Gurudanti

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February 2020