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

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.


source: T-Mobile via FierceWireless

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7 Comments

1. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Hope it helps!!

2. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

T-Mobile and US Cellular should just merge.

4. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

5. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

7. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

8. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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

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