Did you know it has been more than two years since T-Mobile purchased MetroPCS?

Did you know it has been more than two years since T-Mobile purchased MetroPCS?
Has it already been two years since T-Mobile purchased MetroPCS? The deal closed on May 1st, 2013. Since the acquisition, T-Mobile has become the nation's largest pre-paid carrier with 16 million customers. But the deal was done for more reasons than just adding pre-paid customers. Because more than 92% of MetroPCS subscribers have migrated to the T-Mobile network, the latter has been able to refarm 80% of Metro's network so it could be used on T-Mobile's pipeline.

When acquired by T-Mobile, MetroPCS had 6500 point-of-sale locations in 15 markets. Today, the pre-paid carrier is in 55 markets and has 11,000 point-of-sale locations. With T-Mobile's marketing savvy behind it, MetroPCS has been growing its brand by running tons of television and radio spots.

T-Mobile passed Sprint last August to become the nation's largest pre-paid carrier. AT&T is third in this market, followed by Verizon. Under the terms of the deal, each MetroPCS stock holder received $4.09 in cash and split up 26% ownership of T-Mobile. The company's largest stockholder is German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom.

source: T-Mobile

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8 Comments

1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

T-Mobile has really done MetroPCS good. I internet speed on MetroPCS is amazing now, along with the continuous improvements to available phones from them.

2. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Wow, I feel like it hasn't been this long.

3. defcon888

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

I was with MetroPCS 10 years ago....it sucked big time. I live in the S.F. area and my calls would get dropped driving down the 880 freeway. I then went to Verizon for 10 years and last year went to T-Mobile.....best decision of my life (other than marrying my wife). My son is with MetroPCS and loves it. They have come a long way and with T-Mo as the big brother....they will only get better.

4. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Reminder, Metro ran off the worst company in the world, Sprint.

6. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Well for the roaming agreements, they had their own network as well.

5. rha600

Posts: 5; Member since: May 04, 2015

Wow the ignorance in here is unreal. Metro did T-mobile well, not the other way around. T-mobile was a failing company losing money hand over fist until they had daddy DT buy Metro for them. Metro ran on it's own network, Not Sprint. Damn you people don't know how to do any research? Tmobile's network still sucks and it's current business plan is not sustainable. They are only looking to buy customers in order to sell the company.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

My family's been with MetroPCS for over 7 years now. It was pretty slow in the beginning (throwback to that 1x speed) but it's awesome to witness them progress to the point they were at, even before the acquisition. Keep doing your thing Metro. #Awesome

8. rha600

Posts: 5; Member since: May 04, 2015

Andy, unfortunately the days of Metro are over. Tmobile is in control and they've laid off most of the Metro employees and kept doing things the piss poor T-mobile way. To the point now that there is not enough people to even maintain the network. Field techs are now responsible for 75-80 sites each (industry standard is 35-40) and the 6 person performance team in the central offices have been reduced to 2. That's just a small example of what your in for as a T-mobile customer.

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