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Sprint, T-Mobile appear close to a merger


    A customer walks out of a T-Mobile store in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2011.

Sprint and T-Mobile are hoping to get it right this time.

The two wireless carriers are nearing a deal to merge, according to two people briefed on the matter, and an announcement could come as soon as this weekend.

The companies were at the bargaining table twice before, most recently last year. If a deal goes through now, it will create a wireless giant with more than 127 million customers — large enough to challenge Verizon and AT&T, which have long dominated the market. As a result, three companies would control almost the entirety of the U.S. wireless industry.


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