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T-Mobile purchases 10MHz of spectrum from U.S. Cellular

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T-Mobile purchases 10MHz of spectrum from U.S. Cellular
T-Mobile announced on Friday that it is buying 10MHz of Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) from U.S. Cellular. The price that T-Mobile is paying for the spectrum is $308 million in cash. The purchased spectrum covers 32 million people in 29 markets and will allow T-Mobile to bring 4G LTE service to new markets, and expand the service in areas where the carrier already offers it in the Mississippi Valley region.

Some of the areas covered by the purchase include St. Louis; Nashville; Kansas City; Memphis; Lexington; Little Rock-North Little Rock; Birmingham; New Orleans; and Louisville. The deal still needs to receive certain regulatory approval from the FCC and the DOJ and is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

"In today's marketplace, spectrum is gold. This is a rare opportunity to secure precious AWS spectrum in key markets that will immediately be put to use by both T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers. This deal expands our network and capacity, allowing for a broader roll-out of 4G LTE and an even faster and more reliable 4G experience for our customers – in addition to spurring competition in the wireless marketplace."-John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile

source: T-Mobile via FierceWireless

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posted on 28 Jun 2013, 13:16 2

1. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Hope it helps!!

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 13:46 4

2. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

T-Mobile and US Cellular should just merge.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 16:05 2

4. Omarc07 (Posts: 481; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

i agree they both have crappy coverage maybe that will fix that.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 16:31 1

5. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

USCC may have crappy coverage in your area but not in Milwaukee, also it should be ATT&USCC or USCC&VZW that merge.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:36 2

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

USCC sucks in Chicago, a urban city. T-Mobile puts USCC to shame when it comes to call quality and coverage.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 23:10

7. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

I'm trying not to take that in offense in terms of Milwaukee or USCC.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 10:58 1

8. andynaija (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

It's weird that no city in Mississippi mentioned, but it's in the Mississippi valley region.

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