RESTON,Sprint Nextel is buying UbiquiTel, one of its Sprint PCS wireless affiliates, in a deal worth some $1.3 billion.

The purchase price includes assumption of some $300 in debt.

UbiquiTel has some 452,000 customers across nine states. It is based in Pennsylvania.

As part of the deal, Sprint and UbiquiTel are seeking a stay on litigation between the two firms in a Delaware court. Several Sprint and Nextel affiliates sued those two firms when they announced their intent to merge. The merger was approved earlier this year.

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