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T-Mobile and MetroPCS $1.5 Billion Dollar Merger Officially Moves Forward

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    Here's an example of a business deal moving forward quickly. Just yesterday there was word that Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile was in talks with MetroPCS to merge the two U.S. networks together. This morning we already have word that a $1.5 Billion agreement has been agreed to and is ready to proceed forward. Supposedly, the new merged companies will be called T-Mobile and will still be run by T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

    This is a deal that is much less likely to be halted by the Federal government like what happened when AT&T tried the same thing.

    Source: BGR
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    hopefully this means better coverage for t-mobile and even more pressure on vzw
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    I think its a good merger. Two smallish companies will become a not as big as ATT/Veriztion but big enough to give them some competition.
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    Sadly no...we will need another alltel for that to happen.
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    alltel had some cool commercials back in the day

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    and yet verizon bought them out right? we will need someone that can truly compete, it'll happen someday (comeon google)
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    Yes, please Google..save us! Not that I don't love giving vzw $98 per month for basically just texting.
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    Seeing as how one is GSM and the other is CDMA, I doubt you will see either company have improved coverage for a while, they may just share LTE and keep their 2G/3G networks separate.
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    Yeah, I thought about this happening when the whole share plan came out from Verizon. I wanted to leave Verizon, to go to Metro PCS, but I was thinking that they would have poor service where I live. Then I thought about T-Mobile, but there 4G speeds are no where near Verizon.

    I said that I wish T-Mobile would just buy Metro PCS and give Verizon customers a real alternative.

    Please excuse me while I go play the lottery. :icon_eek: