ATT couldnt defeat this one
ATT and Verizon are the top 2.
Sprint buying this MetroPCS 9.35mil customers wouldnt have made that much of a dent and probably would have passed with minimal whining.
Smaller companies growing is good for competition and generally allowed. ATT buying T-mobile was a different story it made a top company grow by too much and lessened competitiveness and certainly would have hurt consumers(pricing) and competitors as well.
I would'nt expect Verizon or ATT do much of anything as their on the DOJ's radar.