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T. mobile and sprint finally received the okay from the justice department on their twenty six billion dollar marriage the approval Friday paves the way for a merger between America's third and fourth largest wireless companies behind Verizon and AT and T. in order to get the deal approved the two agreed to sell the boost mobile prepaid service to satellite TV provider dish network this will also get first rights to buy tower leases the do all will no longer need once they are combined the T. mobile sprint deal has already received the blessing of Federal Communications Commission chairman a jeep pie who is expected to circulate a formal approval within weeks but this trip to the altar is far from done a group of US state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit to block the deal claiming it will take four and a half billion dollars out of consumer pockets annually consumer advocates fear the deal will lead to higher consumer prices by reducing major competition shares of T. mobile are at a record high one day after it announced it added more customers during the past three months than analysts were predicting