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10-03-2012, 12:01 AM #1
T-Mobile USA in Talks to Acquire MetroPCS
MetroPCS is currently in talks with Deutsche Telekom to merge with T-Mobile USA and although no agreement has been reached, the two companies seem to be having ongoing discussions regarding the matter. An acquisition such as this one would add a potential 9 million subscribers to T-Mobile USA’s user base. The Dallas-based MetroPCS recently issued a press release stating the current situation between the two companies:
MetroPCS today confirmed that it is in discussions with Deutsche Telekom regarding an agreement to combine T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS. There can be no assurances that any transaction will result from these discussions, and the Company does not intend to comment further unless and until an agreement is reached.
Despite being beneficial to T-Mobile, MetroPCS doesn’t bring an important piece of the puzzle to the nation’s fourth largest carrier that a merger with AT&T would have provided, and that’s the iPhone. On the bright side, the merger might put T-Mobile in a better position to strike a deal with Apple in the future but for now, merger or no merger, T-Mobile users will have to abide by the BYOI rule (Bring-Your-Own-iPhone) if they want to use Apple’s handset on the network.
Source: PR Newswire via iMore
10-03-2012, 12:15 AM #2
This wouldn't be bad if they get it completed swiftly and get Metro's LTE network open to current T-Mobile users. I do foresee the FCC and FTC requiring them to divest out a bunch of overlapping markets.Member of the hackint0sh forums.
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10-03-2012, 04:20 AM #3
Metro is garbage tmo needs to stay away lol
10-03-2012, 05:37 AM #4
I rather see T-Mobile succeed than fail. Especially seeing as how they're the only other GSM carrier in the US. Better than the alternatives of Verizon and Sprint which ultimately are still truckin along with their CDMA technology that gets more and more outdated with every day.
10-03-2012, 08:09 AM #5
Everybody knows how well marrying different network technologies works right? If not, just ask Sprint Nextel who are still barely treading water and they merged in 2004! Sprint was even in a better financial position at the time, than T-Mobile is now, if I recall correctly. When this venture fails and T-Metro puts itself up for sale again, maybe the government will actually have enough sense to let AT&T buy them, like it should have in the first place.
10-03-2012, 11:43 AM #6
I think we ALL need Tmo to succeed. You don't want AT&T and Verizon running the entire show. Options have always been the spice of life. Some users with Verizon and AT&T do not get good reception in certain areas where Tmo does have a good signal and vice versa(not to mention plan prices) You see all the "Family Plans" that are a joke> share data..share this share that boooo! I hope they do merge and someday get the iPhone. Not sure why they don't have it yet but it needs to get done for them to survive moving forward.
10-03-2012, 01:52 PM #7
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10-03-2012, 08:00 PM #11
So apparently Metro is buying T-Mobile, per the latest news... so that might change things.
I still hope they stick with the GSM/UMTS/LTE side and not the CDMA side.Member of the hackint0sh forums.
HowardForums Member: Haas_Dave