The nation's fourth largest carrier is undergoing some major changes. On Tuesday, it announced a new pricing structure that does away with contracts and subsidized phones. It also announced the launch of LTE services in seven markets and introduced some new handsets for its nascent 4G LTE service including the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which had a firmware update sent out to turn on its LTE radios. Other handsets that are compatible with the operator's LTE service include the BlackBerry Z10, which was launched on Tuesday, and the Apple iPhone 5.
Yes, you read it correctly, T-Mobile finally will launch it's very own Apple iPhone 5 on April 12th. That happens to be the same day that MetroPCS shareholders vote on its merger with T-Mobile. Despite receiving all the necessary regulatory sign offs, the deal could be in jeopardy as institutional stockholder voting firm ISS recommended that MetroPCS shareholders vote against the deal.
Last year, T-Mobile had 36,000 employees of which 4,800 worked in Bellevue. Many at T-Mobile headquarters expected the layoffs to take place today after discovering that conference rooms had been reserved for Thursday by the Human Resources group.
source: SeattleTimes via SlashGear