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Dish Network tried to buy MetroPCS in August for $4 billion

0. phoneArena 19 Nov 2012, 08:10 posted on

According to the Wall Street Journal, satellite television provider Dish Networks tried to buy MetroPCS in August for $4 billion, paying $11 in cash for 30% of the shares; Sprint also went after the nation's fifth largest carrier just before the deal with T-Mobile was announced last month...

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posted on 19 Nov 2012, 08:49 1

1. ChafedBanana (Posts: 360; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Who really cares?

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 08:53 1

2. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Charlie Egren..........

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 10:24 3

3. Bernoulli (Posts: 1586; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


So who's fifth for real? In articles I've seen US cellular, but so then it's actually Metro pcs? I'm so confused :/

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 19:25

4. lsutigers (Posts: 772; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Actually, by number of subs Clearwire is #5 with ~11 million but many of Clear's WiMAX subs are from the Sprint side. Metro has ~9.5 million subs and US Cellular ~6 million.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 23:13

5. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


so google will team up with dish wireless to make google wireless... but it dont have that much subscriber... and they're gonna tackle AT&T and Verizon?

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