T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS are now officially one

T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS are now officially one
Announced last year, the T-Mobile-MetroPCS merger has just been officially closed. The two companies are now one and will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange as TMUS.

If you're wondering if the newly-formed carrier is now bigger than Sprint, the answer is no - T-Mobile US, as the resulting company will be called, is still the fourth-largest operator in the US. T-Mobile USA's respectable 34 million customers have been joined by MetroPCS's 9 million, making for a total of 43 million, while Sprint currently enjoys a customer base of about 55 million.

The plan of the new entity is to gradually merge Metro's with T-Mobile's base, with the whole processes expected to be completed by 2015. After that, MetroPCS's own spectrum will be used for the expansion of T-Mo's LTE network. Clever plan, right? Well, we'll wait and see if it's going to work!

via: TheVerge

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12 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Benefits won't start to come into effect until 2015 when Metro's spectrum will be used for T-Mobile's LTE expansion. :(

2. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Definitely a great day for all tmo/metro customers. Tmobile is definitely doing MAJOR THINGS in 2013.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

T-metro

4. torr310

Posts: 1707; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Better coverage!

5. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Slowly working their way up to #1 carrier.

6. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Oh, yes. Definitely getting the LTE version of the Nexus 4 on T-Mo in December with that prepaid SIM plan. Metro has really nice LTE coverage in Florida, or so I've heard.

7. mydi.maus unregistered

congrates to the couple..

10. andynaija

Posts: 1265; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Congrats

8. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

MetroPCS's coverage is mainly in California, Florida, Michigan, and those main east cosat cities. Those are considered as the 4G home area. Hopefully the will help out other cities too =/

9. jacobxtyler

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

being from michigan, i cant wait for t-mobile to gain coverage. I get good reception in my current city but visiting back home and my girlfriend is terrible. Step in the right direction for t-mobile.

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Hope it expands. Would happily move over to T-MoUS if it would offer in my area.

12. Deicide

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

With the whole Uncarrier plan that TMOUS has been doing, it shows well that this deal went insanely smoothly when compared to the AT&T and TMO past merger. Which I now am glad it didn't happen. Love how TMOUS does their plans now.

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