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T-Mobile and MetroPCS receive all needed regulatory approval for their planned merger

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T-Mobile and MetroPCS receive all needed regulatory approval for their planned merger
T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS are one step closer to a successful merger. About a week ago we informed you that the companies have gotten the FCC's blessing, which left only two things to be done before becoming a bigger and more influential company.

The first remaining obstacle in front of the two companies was getting the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US. Since yesterday, that approval has been granted, which means that the only remaining step towards the merger is getting the approval of MetroPCS shareholders. The shareholders will vote on April 12 this year. The board of MetroPCS recommends that all stockholders vote "FOR" all the proposals related to the planned merger.

We wonder if T-Mobile's planned March 26 event will give us any hint with regards to what we should expect from the resulting carrier after the fusion.

source: MetroPCS

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posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:04 2

1. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Future board of directors have already been selected by all involved parties. This deal is done and believe in this Tmobile/Metro has shaken up the telecommunications industry.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:19 2

2. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Ah yes...two bags of sh*t combined to make one huge bag of sh*t.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 09:22 1

3. CfullerTX (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


I couldn't agree more.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 09:47 5

4. cdgoin (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


No that would have been what happened if the ATT & Tmo merger had occured.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:25 2

5. torr310 (Posts: 359; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Bring on better coverage and cheaper rate plans!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:34 2

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I'm guessing T-Mobile is merging with MetroPCS for their limited 4G LTE coverage and to build on from that.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 02:18

11. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Exactly. Now Metro will have a larger footprint via TMo's network and Magenta will have the LTE spectrum pipeline: LTE/HSPA+42/3G..BTW Jyakotu I just got my 4.1.2 update on my GNote 2 and it activated the LTE radio.It's on in Miami !!

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 15:11 2

7. MartianMe (unregistered)


How come there's a lot of people been so negative about this deal? can't you guys see what they're trying to do ...is to improve their service...that is always good... right?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 16:07

8. jfuente11 (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Yes, it will be good for the customers since the competion will be tight but not for the other carriers. With the new T-Mobile/Metro PCS, I am sure they wil come up with a better deal for the customers and competitors has to think some offers that can match what T-Mobile will offer.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 17:37 2

9. scsa852k (Posts: 283; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


The merger could scare AT&T and Sprint.
Verizon won't flinch.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 18:43 1

10. jcarrigan (unregistered)


Hindsight is only 20/20, NOW i wish the att and tmobile thing qwould have gone through so verizon would hacve to pay attnetion and maintian better relations with OEMS and its customers.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 02:19 1

12. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


They will .In 2015-16 CDMA will no longer exist in N.America

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:59

13. jcarrigan (unregistered)


yikes, i apologize for my spelling errors haha :) Hmm gsm service doesnt work in my area so in 2015-2016 The 110,000 people that live in my area are screwed on cell phones. :,(

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