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T-Mobile and MetroPCS get DOJ blessing for merger

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Mar 2013, 13:03

One day after the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period expired, the Department of Justice gave its approval to the deal which will see MetroPCS purchase T-Mobile in a "reverse merger," and the only tasks left would be FCC approval, approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment, and a vote by MetroPCS shareholders...

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posted on 06 Mar 2013, 13:11 9

1. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Deal done this will be a great thing for the carrier industry. No wonder At@t is putting out full page adds on little tmobile piss on At@t.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 13:32 5

4. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

Been there had them don't want them. Neither Verizon nor Sprint. TMobile s#!t$ on all of them in the coming weeks.ATT is shook!!A new aggressive TMobile :
GS III ,GNote II,GS III LTE,HTC ONE,BB Z10,and in the coming weeks and months .....

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 13:16 7

2. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Really looking forward to this.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 13:25 2

3. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

TOLD Y'ALL !!! Now Paulson needs to pull his head out of his a$$ ,although he trying to squeeze more money,and get with it. It'll be good for the industry and customers alike.My friend is leaving AT@T FOR TMobile,but he wants to see what the GSIV is coming with or just get the Note II.

Now let's see what the two big dogs have to say as well as Sprint.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 14:19 1

5. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

How is this going to work?
Since T-mobile is GSM and Metro is CDMA I'm assuming (hoping) that phone calls, text, 3G and HSDPA will all stay and be handled by the T-mobile side and the Metro side will be gutted basically and just use all those CDMA towers for LTE

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 19:44 2

7. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


posted on 06 Mar 2013, 20:06 3

8. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


There are somewhat detailed plans posted with the proposal. CDMA gets shut down and converted to HSPA+ and/or LTE/LTE-Advanced. Won't be immediate, of course, will take years

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 14:23 3

6. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

its about time lol. I dont care about the merger, but i hope it works out for both MetroPCS and Tmobile

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