Engadget on Sprint: Sprint closes deal to buy US Cellular spectrum, adds 420,000 customers

From Engadget:

Sprint was clearly hungry for capacity when it bought spectrum from US Cellular last fall, and it’s at last getting its fill — some of it, at least — by closing the deal today. The carrier has officially taken possession of 20MHz in airwaves across Midwestern cities like Champaign, Chicago and South Bend, as well as 10MHz in St. Louis. The customer handover isn’t quite as grandiose as was mentioned in November, however: Sprint is ultimately adopting 420,000 US Cellular customers, rather than the originally claimed 585,000. It should be a relatively bump-free transition, no matter who’s included in the group. Sprint expects the switch to take several months, and it’s keeping the US Cellular network active while customers go hunting for discounted phones.

Sprint Closes Transaction to Acquire U.S. Cellular Spectrum and Customers in the Midwest

Additional spectrum will significantly increase Sprint’s network capacity and further improve the customer experience in Chicago, St. Louis and other Midwest markets

Wide variety of offers and incentives available to affected customers in impacted markets

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