Advocate Says Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Would Hurt Consumers

Law360 (June 6, 2018, 4:41 PM EDT) -- An antitrust advocate has urged the U.S. Department of Justice to torpedo a proposed $59 billion merger between wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile, saying that the separate disruptive force of the two companies keeps the other big telecoms on their toes and that a merger would mean higher prices and fewer options for consumers.

The American Antitrust Institute said in a press release Tuesday that the Justice Department should block the proposed deal to promote competition and protect consumers from dwindling mobile phone choices. The consumer protection group says that a merger, which is subject to antitrust review, would reduce the...

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