- T-Mobile/Sprint will take the lead in nationwide 5G
- Expect stiff price competition, but only in the near term
- Deals on new 5G business offerings will be plentiful
- Availability of 5G home internet service will proliferate
- Dish will struggle to build a fourth wireless giant from scratch
Now that the T-Mobile and Sprint deal has cleared its final legal hurdle, Verizon and AT&T are about to face a much bigger foe. The merged company will create a cellular powerhouse with more than 100 million wireless subscribers, making it the second-largest nationwide carrier, behind Verizon. For years, T-Mobile rapidly gained customers by dropping prices and cultivating a rebellious brand, though those price cuts have levelled off in the past year or so. Meanwhile, Sprint has struggled financially, and the merger bails it out of its decline.
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