T-Mobile's parent company rumored to be in talks for merging it with Metro PCS
1. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I guess they were not paying attention to the problems Sprint had with incompatible tech. They are still trying to dig for air from the Nextal purchase. Strange thinking. Do not see how this adds value to either company.
Sprints board may really regret not grabbing Metro PCS. Maybe a merger with U.S. Celluar would work for Metro, who seems to be really shopping itself?
2. remixfa (Posts: 14223; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
just like the sprint-tmobile rumors.. ill put this under "unlikely" since they are completely incompatible. Sprint trying to merge with metro.. maybe. Tmobile? What would be the point. 9 million subscribers that dont work on the network? no thanks.
3. dcgore (Posts: 208; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
I think Deutsche Telekom is missing on a great opportunity to set presence in the US as T-mobile, not as an unit of it but as an extension of it. Why not throw the european muscle behind it and make it a part of the original company?
For instance, it would be amazing if one could go to Europe and pay zero for roaming fees or having to have an international plan, it's just tmobile after all. The world travelers would switch to tmobile in a second knowing that they have service everywhere and there's no extra fees for that coverage.
Imagine getting all the European released devices working in the US and getting released at the same time as in Europe which many times is earlier than in the US. That's a business advantage right there vs other US carriers.
7. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
as wonderful as that sounds, DT just doesn't seem to have the motivation to pull something like that off.
5. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)
apple should buy t-mo and the new network will be called tappled and should be sole carrier for imobile....
6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Looks like T-Mobile is getting desperate.
8. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1060; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Does Tmobile even need LTE? Couldn't they just enhance hspa and make it even faster? Not sure how that works.
9. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
Unfortunate that a company has to go through so many loops and red tape just so they can try and get rid of something they dont want. Because the government doesn't want to let capitalism work.