1: "T-Mobile's $26B Sprint deal faces approval amidst competition concerns."

2: "Merger would create powerful competitor in telecom market."

3: "Regulators cautious of potential price hikes for consumers."

4: "Critics argue deal will limit competition and innovation."

5: "T-Mobile promises to bring 5G to rural areas with merger."

6: "Experts worry about negative impact on smaller carriers."

7: "FCC approves deal, allowing T-Mobile to acquire Sprint."

8: "Companies must meet conditions to finalize merger."

9: "Consumers await benefits of combined T-Mobile and Sprint network."