Dan Hesse and crew are at it again, however this time they are praising both AT&T and T-Mobile.

“Earlier today, AT&T terminated its definitive merger agreement with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA. This is the right decision for consumers, competition and innovation in the wireless industry.

Sprint made it clear from the beginning that it was against the merger. From running campaign ads to initiating lawsuits, the Now Network was in it for the long run, claiming the deal would produce higher prices and less innovation within the industry. With yesterday’s announcement of withdrawal, Sprint must be jumping with joy.

Sprint statement on decision by AT&T and Deutsche Telekom to end bid to acquire T-Mobile USA

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 19, 2011 – Vonya B. McCann, senior vice president of Government Affairs for Sprint (NYSE: S), issued the following statement in response to AT&T’s decision to end its bid to takeover T-Mobile USA:

“Earlier today, AT&T terminated its definitive merger agreement with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA. This is the right decision for consumers, competition and innovation in the wireless industry.

“From the beginning, Sprint has stood with consumers who spoke loudly and clearly that AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile would create an undeniable duopoly that would have resulted in higher prices, less innovation and fewer choices for the American consumer.

“Sprint commends the Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission and the bi-partisan group of state attorneys general who gave voice to the concerns of consumers across the country. We look forward to competing fiercely in the robust, competitive market that exists today and continuing to deliver the world class service and products that consumers have come to expect from Sprint.”