MetroPCS customers to get T-Mobile devices; T-Mobile now trades on the NYSE
T-Mobile CEO John Legere and crew helped ring the opening bell at the Big Board on Wednesday. If you're interested, the symbol for T-Mobile is TMUS. The shares closed its first day of trading at $16.52. In what has to be good news for stockholders, Legere says that T-Mobile's Apple iPhone sales are ahead of expectations and added that the company should go from losing customers to gaining them at some point this year, and will add customers all throughout 2014.
not imminent. The executive says that this is a decision that Apple also needs to be a part of, and that it already has started a dialogue with the Cupertino based tech giant.
T-Mobile is planning on introducing handsets with the MetroPCS name that run on T-Mobile's network. This allows the T-Mobile network to expand to new cities. Legere says he has a a double-digit list of cities he wants to move into, although it is not clear when T-Mobile will start introducing new service areas. "We’re deciding those cities this week. We’re going to move fast and big," says the CEO. The goal, says T-Mobile CMO Mike Sievert, is to transition MetroPCS customers to T-Mobile's network and then shut MetroPCS down. Sievert says that this process could take about two years.
In the meantime, MetroPCS will continue to offer unlimited pre-paid plans in the range of $40 to $60, while T-Mobile prices its service between $50 and $70. The $10 difference represents the difference in the network quality between the two pipelines. The CMO did say that somewhere down the road, there will be a shake up in pricing.
source: AllThingsD via CNET, CNBC
2. HASHTAG (unregistered)
We shouldn't care only because you live in Hawaii?
4. Sparhawk (Posts: 75; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
I don't care that you live in Hawaii.
I only mention cuz you asked.
12. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I am sure Kurik, Kalten, Ulath, Tynian, and Bevier could draw straws and show him what caring is about......
7. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 423; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
Why comment when it has absolutely nothing to do with you
3. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
This is definitely great for Tmobile and Metropcs customers. Tmobile is doing great things in 2013. Future looks great
5. masterchina (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
Obviously you two care, if you didn't you wouldn't have responded the way you did. Haha.
6. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
You obviously care enough about the merger since you posted on this article, doosh.
8. JunitoNH (Posts: 1352; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
This is great, now customers can have twice the number of drop calls, and bad coverage.
9. masterchina (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
Obviously all you donkey's care more about my comment rather than the article.
11. andynaija (Posts: 676; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Can you just shut up and get out of here because the comments you make are just nonsense. You're the one looking like a donkey. A foolish one for that matter!
10. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Compromise! if MetroPCS has plans ranging from 40 to 60 while TMo has plans from 50 to 70, have a mix of the two for 45 to 65. BEAST! That's assuming Tmo refarms the CDMA bands from MetroPCS soon.
13. masterchina (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
Uh oh... Another donkey commenting on my comment rather than the article itself!