T-Mobile has been trying to buy Sprint. The government approved the deal today (with some stipulations.)
T-Mobile says that they can provide you with a better and cheaper 5G network if they are allowed to buy Sprint. They also say that they will force ATT and Verizon to up their games and provide better service at a lower price to compete with T-Mobile's new combined network.
The government has regulations in place to try to prevent monopolys and other forms of unfair practices. They have been blocking the merger until today.
Enter DISH Network. Believe it or not, you will be able to get your cell service through Dish when this is all done. Dish is starting its cell service as a result of the T-Mobile deal. Many of you who have the sub-section brands under Sprint will be moved to the new Dish Brand. For example, if you have Virgin Mobile, or Sprint Prepaid, or Boost, you will become the new Dish customers.
When it's all said and done we will have the "big 4" as Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile, and Dish.
Hopefully the consumer wins from this deal like T-Mobile says they will. I wonder who the "Can you hear me now" guy will do ads for now!
Full article here: T-Mobile-Sprint deal finally wins Justice Department approval