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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.


T-Mobile (TMUS)

Sprint (S)

Ranking by total number of customers

No. 3

No. 4







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



Shares outstanding



Market cap



Total wireless customer count



Total wireless postpaid



Total wireless prepaid



Coverage map

Retail store numbers



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


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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