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T-Mobile-Sprint merger could affect millions of prepaid wireless customers

Peggy Lowe Mar 6, 2020
A man talks on his phone as he walks past a Sprint on store in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

T-Mobile-Sprint merger could affect millions of prepaid wireless customers

Peggy Lowe Mar 6, 2020
A man talks on his phone as he walks past a Sprint on store in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

One of the ways T-Mobile and Sprint won federal regulators’ approval for their $26 billion merger was by agreeing to sell off one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, Boost Mobile, to Dish Network. This change, which could happen by April 1, could affect the 72 million people who have prepaid plans in the U.S. Analysts say the move could trigger a price war between the brands and could also eventually mean price increases.

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