By Dymond Alexis
After years of negotiations, phone companies T-Mobile and Sprint have agreed to merge after years of negotiations.
The combined companies will take on T-Mobile’s name and leave two other major wireless carriers in the United States: Verizon and AT&T.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere will head the merged company. He made the announcement via twitter tweeting:
I’m excited to announce that @TMobile & @Sprint
have reached an agreement to come together to form a new company – a larger, stronger competitor that will be a force for positive change for all US consumers and businesses! Watch this & click through for details.
How will this affect your bill? T-Mobile’s CEO is promising lower prices for consumers.
Beyond lower prices, T-Mobile has been a driving force behind giving consumers more flexibility. Since 2014, T-Mobile has let consumers forgo long-term contracts and allowed users to bring the devices of their choice to its network. It eliminated roaming charges in Canada and Mexico and promised no surprise fees or taxes in its monthly bills.
Legere’s goal is to deliver the “highest capacity network” in the United States’s history.