T-Mobile and Sprint: What the merger means for you and your cell phone bill

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Sprint President Michel Combes, from left, T-Mobile CEO John Legere, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, and T-Mobile President and COO Mike Sievert enjoy a laugh as they announce the merger of the two companies on April 29, 2018 in New York. The potential shift from four wireless carriers to three could lead to big changes to your cell phone plans and service. On Sunday, T-Mobile and Sprint announced plans for a $26 billion merger, combining the two companies into the third-largest wireless network in the U.S. The deal still awaits regulatory approval, but the real questions focus on what this means if you own a smartphone from either Sprint or T-Mobile. This new company would represent more than 90 million retail wireless phone customers in the U.S., roughly one-third of the market, said research firm Recon Analytics. So does this mean you'll pay more?