Sprint closes deal for US Cellular markets; acquires fewer subs than anticipated

20 May 2013

Sprint Nextel has confirmed that it has closed its USD480 million acquisition of a number of markets from regional carrier US Cellular. The deal included operations in Chicago, St Louis and a handful of markets in the Midwest, as well as spectrum assets in the 1.9GHz band. The deal was originally slated to include approximately 585,000 customers when announced last November, but at close Sprint Nextel said the deal included around 420,000 subscribers.

United States, Sprint Corporation (now part of T-Mobile US), US Cellular Corporation