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T-Mobile-Sprint: Key stats before the merger

Here's how the two companies stack up in terms of size, market share and more.

Company

T-Mobile (TMUS)

Sprint (S)

Ranking by total number of customers

No. 3

No. 4

Employees

52,000

30,000

Revenue

$43.3B

$33.6B

Price per share (Following announcement 7/26/19)

$82.53

$7.90

Shares outstanding

854,303,011

4,090,807,600

Market cap

$70.51B

$32.32B

Total wireless customer count

81.3M

54.5M

Total wireless postpaid

45.54M

32.77M

Total wireless prepaid

21.2M

8.8M

Coverage map

https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/coverage-map

https://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?

Retail store numbers

2,200

3,800

5G coverage

Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York

Current: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City (Expected: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Washington D.C.)

Spectrum for 5G

mmWave

Sub-6GHz (2.5GHz)

Peak 5G download speed

583 Mbps

484 Mbps

5G phones

Galaxy S10 5G

LG V50; Galaxy S10 5G

House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On State Of Competition In Wireless Markets

T-Mobile CEO John Legere, left, and Sprint Executive Director Marcelo Claure pose before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee in March.

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T-Mobile and Sprint got the go-ahead for their $26 billion merger Friday from the US Department of Justice. The merger will create a carrier that has the size and scale to better go toe-to-toe with industry leaders Verizon and AT&T in an effort to attract consumers by offering better service at lower prices

The DOJ wasn't alone in scrutinizing the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. Thirteen state attorneys general, including New York's and California's, filed a lawsuit alleging the merger would raise prices for consumers.  

While the Federal Communications Commission gave the deal its approval last month, the DOJ was looking for T-Mobile to sell off additional assets to create a new wireless competitor. In response to the DOJ's concerns, T-Mobile reached a deal with Dish Network. The satellite provider would receive wireless spectrum from T-Mobile and Sprint's prepaid wireless network, Boost Mobile. 

To ease antitrust concerns, T-Mobile and Sprint have promised to hold prices steady for three years. They've also pledged to create customer service centers to spur job growth. 

Here's a comparison of how T-Mobile and Sprint stack up:

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