T-Mobile and MetroPCS receive all needed regulatory approval for their planned merger
posted by Ray S. / Mar 21, 2013, 6:51 AM
The first remaining obstacle in front of the two companies was getting the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US. Since yesterday, that approval has been granted, which means that the only remaining step towards the merger is getting the approval of MetroPCS shareholders. The shareholders will vote on April 12 this year. The board of MetroPCS recommends that all stockholders vote "FOR" all the proposals related to the planned merger.
We wonder if T-Mobile's planned March 26 event will give us any hint with regards to what we should expect from the resulting carrier after the fusion.
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Ah yes...two bags of sh*t combined to make one huge bag of sh*t.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 8:19 AM 2
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I'm guessing T-Mobile is merging with MetroPCS for their limited 4G LTE coverage and to build on from that.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 11:34 AM 2
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Exactly. Now Metro will have a larger footprint via TMo's network and Magenta will have the LTE spectrum pipeline: LTE/HSPA+42/3G..BTW Jyakotu I just got my 4.1.2 update on my GNote 2 and it activated the LTE radio.It's on in Miami !!
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 2:18 AM 0
How come there's a lot of people been so negative about this deal? can't you guys see what they're trying to do ...is to improve their service...that is always good... right?
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 3:11 PM 2
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Yes, it will be good for the customers since the competion will be tight but not for the other carriers. With the new T-Mobile/Metro PCS, I am sure they wil come up with a better deal for the customers and competitors has to think some offers that can match what T-Mobile will offer.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 4:07 PM 0
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The merger could scare AT&T and Sprint. Verizon won't flinch.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 5:37 PM 2
Hindsight is only 20/20, NOW i wish the att and tmobile thing qwould have gone through so verizon would hacve to pay attnetion and maintian better relations with OEMS and its customers.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 6:43 PM 1
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