Apple iPhone coming to MetroPCS?
Even though Android has nearly 60% of the U.S. market according to Kantar's latest data, the Apple iPhone remains the number one smartphone in the states, which is why most pre and post-paid carriers still want to have the device in their lineup. T-Mobile CFO Mike Sievert said this week that T-Mobile would be interested in offering the iPhone to its MetroPCS pre-paid customers.
It's not like MetroPCS customers haven't been able to buy high-end models. The Samsung Galaxy S5, for example, is available on the MetroPCS line-up. And the process of adding the iPhone to MetroPCS might be easier than you think. Considering that T-Mobile has been very successful in getting MetroPCS customers to migrate to its network, T-Mobile could ask Apple to merely divert some of the handsets that were supposed to be sent to the post-paid carrier, to the pre-paid operator. The branding is the big thing that would have to be changed.
Half of MetroPCS' customers are using a device that also works on the T-Mobile pipeline, and T-Mobile has already grabbed half of Metro's spectrum so that it can refarm it for its enhanced LTE offering.
source: Recode via SlashGear