CHICAGO (WLS) -- The potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobile announced Sunday is still a long way from reality, but that didn't keep customers at the T-Mobile store on State Street from talking about it.
"I left AT&T to be with T-Mobile...don't see what good we'll get from the merger," said T-Mobile customer Robert Tate.
Sprint and T-Mobile have been in talks several times over the last few years, but have never been able to finalize the deal.
The latest attempt was announced in a joint Twitter statement from both companies' CEOs. The pair said the company will retain the T-Mobile name and be able to compete with industry leaders AT&T and Verizon.
The announcement also said the merger will allow the companies to move quickly in to 5G service and keep customers' costs down.
Industry analysts said the $80 billion deal could be a good for both the business and customers, but consumers remained skeptical.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who will lead the combined company, promised more innovation and a faster network.
"What it doesn't mean is prices will go up," Legere said.
Legere also said the combined company will add jobs, though analysts have their doubts.
Consumers, analysts react to Sprint, T-Mobile merger
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