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Sprint to buy U.S. Cellular

More than 500,000 cell phone users in the Chicago area will be forced to get new phones in the coming months.

Sprint will buy U.S. Cellular, and when the deal is complete, U.S. Cellular phones will no longer work with Sprint’s service plans.

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More than 500,000 cell phone users in the Chicago area will be forced to get new phones in the coming months.

Sprint will buy U.S. Cellular, and when the deal is complete, U.S. Cellular phones will no longer work with Sprint’s service plans.

U.S. Cellular mailed letters last week to customers who will be affected.

Customers can stay with Sprint, but if they decide to change providers, they will not be charged a fee.

Customers have the next few months to make a decision before the phones are turned off.

Hundreds of thousands of U.S Cellular phone customers are about to be hung up on after Sprint buys the company.

WGN’s Robert Jordan has more on why it’s happening and what they can do about it.

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