Judge Rules Against Blocking Merger Between Sprint and T-Mobile

A federal judge has ruled against New York and other states that sued to block the planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile.

The states argued unsuccessfully that the deal would limit competition and lead to higher prices. But the companies say the merger will allow them to better compete with Verizon and AT&T.

Sprint and T-Mobile have promised -- if the merger goes through -- to put a call center in Henrietta that will employ more than 1,000 people.

But New York Attorney General Letitia James calls the ruling "a loss for every American who relies on their cell phone for work, to care for a family member, and to communicate with friends."

Federal regulators have already approved the deal. A ruling from regulators in California is still pending.

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