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T-Mobile looking to pair up with a carrier rather than sell itself off

0. phoneArena posted on 24 May 2012, 12:14

Deutsche Telekom is no longer interested in selling off T-Mobile, but it may be interested in pairing it up with another carrier, with MetroPCS apparently leading the pack...

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posted on 24 May 2012, 12:19 2

1. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 49; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)

I think it's a great idea... Better coverage for all!!!

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:30 2

2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I'm going to drop Verizon and buy a straight talk sim card unlimited plan which uses at&t. I really would've liked those 2 to merge. Then they could compete with Verizon's coverage.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:32

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Sounds like a freaking mess. And Tmobile works well for me. Last thing I want is it to become an over cluttered network like sprint.

posted on 25 May 2012, 08:50

12. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 49; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)

Well I think there going to work on 4g LTE together which would only require 1 technology.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:40 3

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

If t-mobile partners or merges with metro for LTE, it would be good in the short run if they have enough bandwith to go around. if they buy/merge with metro, that would be good for Tmobile, as metro is one of the biggest thorns in their sides right now. Gets rid of a main competitor.

posted on 24 May 2012, 13:37 2

5. cncrim (Posts: 911; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

I like the idea MetroPC and Tmobile merger. Let it happen.

posted on 24 May 2012, 14:20 2

6. rasinhussy (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)

T-Metro. T-PCS. Metro-Mobile.

posted on 24 May 2012, 14:23 1

7. StringCheese01 (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)

Is this really a good thing? I mean more data coverage but wouldn't you be getting either a CDMA phone or a GSM phone? Maybe they can use both..like the 4S. But even then wouldnt it eat more battery changing between networks

posted on 24 May 2012, 14:33 1

8. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

The only problem with that is that since T-Mobile is trying to improve their image of being a budget carrier, Metro will certainly not help that situation.

posted on 24 May 2012, 17:42 1

10. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Tmo been budget carrier for a long time. Its not working!

posted on 24 May 2012, 14:58

9. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

T-mobile users, dont forget to pay your bill or else bill collectors will be behind your ass!!!

posted on 24 May 2012, 20:53

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

I fully support this.

This partnership (closet merger) would make the combined entity a much stronger Number Four.

posted on 25 May 2012, 12:30

13. miguel6632 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 May 2012)

well im not sure what some of you call bennifiting for more coverage since one is cdma and the other is gsm. the only advantage i see is getting lte on tmobile handsets. but even that lte on metro is averaging 5-7 mps i sell phones and i usually test them and im in dallas fort worth metroplex

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 17:43

14. jasmyne (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

I think it would be great for tmobile and metro pcs to pare up!!!!!!!!!

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