The Department of Justice has approved the deal to combine T-Mobile and Sprint into one, united carrier under the T-Mobile name.
T-Mobile and Sprint have pushed back the July 29th deadline for their $26 billion merger as negotiations continue to bubble over DISH assets and how the merger will affect competition.
It looks like the US cellular carriers are bowing out of the mobile payments war. Google just announced it has struck a deal with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile to purchase "some exciting technology and intellectual property" from Softcard, the carriers' mobile payments initiative. The three carriers have also agreed to preinstall Google Wallet on their Android phones.
T-Mobile this week announced an initiative that it calls "smartphone equality." The carrier will no longer punish customers with less-than-great credit.
Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.