Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Metro PCS

Like Tree5Likes

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old February 24th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
mk_ultra19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 310
 
Device(s): Nexus 5,Galaxy S3 rooted, Metropolis ROM Nexus 7 rooted, stock Kitkat
Carrier: Metro PCS/Tmobile

Thanks: 125
Thanked 108 Times in 77 Posts
Default Sprint, Metro PCS merger

Looks like Sprint was going to aquire Metro PCS, but the 8 billion dollar deal fell through in the final hours.


CNBC: Sprint board rejects $8b MetroPCS acquisition 'hours' before announcement | The Verge

Advertisements
mk_ultra19 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mk_ultra19 For This Useful Post:
horsecharles (February 26th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old February 24th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mike28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tampa
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,066
 
Device(s): Galaxy s4 Galaxy Tab 10.1 1 Kindle fire 1 Nexus 7
Carrier: Metropcs

Thanks: 3,855
Thanked 1,063 Times in 779 Posts
Blush

Quote:
Originally Posted by mk_ultra19 View Post
Looks like Sprint was going to aquire Metro PCS, but the 8 billion dollar deal fell through in the final hours.


CNBC: Sprint board rejects $8b MetroPCS acquisition 'hours' before announcement | The Verge
I acted surprised when I read about this this was going on quietly amazing well I guess it was bound to happen somebody else will do it then.
mike28 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Ære's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 333
 
Device(s): LG Esteem Samsung Galaxy Indulge LG Optimus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 72
Thanked 251 Times in 96 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mk_ultra19 View Post
Looks like Sprint was going to aquire Metro PCS, but the 8 billion dollar deal fell through in the final hours.


CNBC: Sprint board rejects $8b MetroPCS acquisition 'hours' before announcement | The Verge
This actually false and only rumors. Working for metropcs corp i can most definitely confirm this is fake. Metropcs has no need to merge/sale. Sprint will confirm this as well.

Dont believe the false rumored hype. Lol
__________________
Ære
Donate
Ære is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ære For This Useful Post:
mike28 (February 24th, 2012), mk_ultra19 (February 24th, 2012)
Old February 24th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mike28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tampa
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,066
 
Device(s): Galaxy s4 Galaxy Tab 10.1 1 Kindle fire 1 Nexus 7
Carrier: Metropcs

Thanks: 3,855
Thanked 1,063 Times in 779 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ære View Post
This actually false and only rumors. Working for metropcs corp i can most definitely confirm this is fake. Metropcs has no need to merge/sale. Sprint will confirm this as well.

Dont believe the false rumored hype. Lol
Seems someone might want to hurt Metro? I know Metro has a lot of haters out there hey AEre any news on that Samsung phone or any other high end Samung perhaps the Galaxy SII down the line?
mike28 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
nuttmeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 7,330
 
Device(s): (SGS3)(Evo 3D)(LG Esteem)(Kindle Fire CM10)(Note 2)(LG L9)(LG F3)(Galaxy Note 3)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,800
Thanked 2,536 Times in 1,730 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to nuttmeg
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike28 View Post
Seems someone might want to hurt Metro? I know Metro has a lot of haters out there hey AEre any news on that Samsung phone or any other high end Samung perhaps the Galaxy SII down the line?
MetroPCS announces Dyle Mobile TV service, meets smartphone with live television

While the nation's biggest carriers are bragging with their super fast wireless broadband networks and wide selections of hot, shiny smartphones, MetroPCS will be luring new customers and keeping existing ones with a neat feature that is about to go live later this year. The carrier just announced its partnership with the Mobile Content Venture in offering live broadcast television to its subscribers.


The service will be known as Dyle Mobile TV and will be accessible via a dedicated Dyle application. Not all devices will have access to it, however, as the content will be broadcast using the ATSC-Mobile standard. Samsung will be the manufacturer that will deliver the first Dyle-enabled smartphone, and even though we don't know much details about the actual device itself, the carrier is reassuring us that it will be a “premium” Android handset.


As far as content is concerned, the names of 15 major broadcast groups are being mentioned, including Pearl LLC, FOX, ION Television, Bahakel, Univision, Telemundo and NBC. Once the service goes live, it is expected to blanket 32 markets throughout the country covering about half of the nation's population. The first Samsung smartphones with Dyle will be launched later in 2012 and will be available in:


  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Florida
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento, California
  • New York City, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



MetroPCS will demonstrate the Dyle Mobile TV service at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, so in case if you are interested, make sure you keep track of our CES 2012 coverage.






__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Join our Android Facebook Page Droidz DNA
Sign up for @copyapp with this link, and we'll both get 5 GB of free cloud storage in addition to the usual 15 GB: https://copy.com?r=bMXFAm
nuttmeg is offline  
Last edited by nuttmeg; February 24th, 2012 at 06:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to nuttmeg For This Useful Post:
mike28 (February 24th, 2012)
Old February 24th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
mk_ultra19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 310
 
Device(s): Nexus 5,Galaxy S3 rooted, Metropolis ROM Nexus 7 rooted, stock Kitkat
Carrier: Metro PCS/Tmobile

Thanks: 125
Thanked 108 Times in 77 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ære View Post
This actually false and only rumors. Working for metropcs corp i can most definitely confirm this is fake. Metropcs has no need to merge/sale. Sprint will confirm this as well.

Dont believe the false rumored hype. Lol

I was about to go smack that gap-toothed Dan Hesse in the face if Metro was bought out by Sprint. I had Sprint/Nextel before and it was absolutely horrible.
mk_ultra19 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ære View Post
February 24, 2011 6:52 pm

This actually false and only rumors. Working for metropcs corp i can most definitely confirm this is fake.
Metropcs has no need to merge/sale. Sprint will confirm this as well.

Dont believe the false rumored hype. Lol
Well, it's NOT false and not just rumors. And the facts were out there hours before you posted.


Too many Sprint board members talked about the vote to the media; the proceedings will be part of the official board minutes which will be submitted to the SEC (as Sprint is a publicly owned company traded on the stock exchange).

Plus, there was the speculation that since the Sprint board rejected the Sprint CEO's recommendation, does this mean they have lost confidence in him?

If ANY of this was false someone at Sprint would have said so immediately. If CNBC (< on-air transcript), the Wall St Journal, and Bloomberg are all reporting it happened, then it happened.

So you are totally wrong on this topic, even if you do work for Metro. For the past 8 months (since last summer) MetroPCS was definitely negotiating for a merger with Sprint, which was personally endorsed by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse -- and then rejected at the last minute by the Sprint board for unknown reasons. By "rejected by the Sprint board", that means MetroPCS had agreed to all the terms and was willing to be bought by Sprint.

I agree that MetroPCS does not need a merger with anyone, but it's definitely true they agreed to it and actively negotiated for a merger with Sprint for last several months.

If you want to know more, read here: Report: Sprint Board Kills $8B...




No, it's all true. For the past EIGHT MONTHS, since last summer, Metro has been negotiation a merger with Sprint. You can't deny it -- it is true. But the merger proposal failed.



To which I say, GOOD.

GOOD, now that's over with, MetroPCS get back to business, please.

I wonder if all this going on in the background has been the reason for delays on MetroPCS' part. Seems like a lot of their promises and business plan decisions have been on the slow track. I thought it was just incompetence on their part, but maybe upper management was distracted by Sprint merger discussions.

MetroPCS: "Like, we know we said all this stuff --

*we promised 5 or 6 LTE Androids in 2011, but only delivered 2;
* we promised a 2nd LTE Android by June/July 2011 but really delivered end of September and even then wanted to delay it until mid-October;
* we promised the LG Connect by Feb 9, and it's still in the wind...

-- but we don't really HAVE to deliver on our promises because Sprint is going to swoop in, pay all us off, and we won't have to do anything anymore except order umbrella drinks in the Bahamas. Wait, Sprint board rejected the merger? Ooops! "


Hope they can now get back to business.

Even on MetroPCS' official Facebook page, the MetroPCS PR flacks are denying the LG Connect is delayed even after I showed them proof from their own January 9, 2012 press release. They keep saying they never promised a date, but then keep deleting my link to THEIR own press release which promised a "launch by" date -- as if hiding the truth will fool people? They should apologize for the delay, not lie about. LIARS and WEASELS.

I just expected they would snap up Leap/Cricket before MetroPCS. Cricket is already practically a subsidiary with the slave contract nationwide 3G roaming deal they signed with Sprint a couple of years ago.

Actually Metro being bought by Sprint might not have been totally bad -- we would have true 3G nationwide roaming and still been a pre-paid budget carrier, like they made Virgin and Boost. Eventually Metro brand would have been rolled into Virgin I would bet. Sprint is CDMA and is going to LTE for 4G (after realizing WiMax is a bust).
__________________
Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.
ChazzMatt is offline  
Last edited by ChazzMatt; February 26th, 2012 at 12:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ChazzMatt For This Useful Post:
DMajor239 (February 26th, 2012), matter0ni (February 26th, 2012), wayne137 (February 26th, 2012)
Old February 25th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW Georgia
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,109
 
Device(s): LG G Flex, LG Spirit, LG Motion, LG F3
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 238
Thanked 4,935 Times in 2,077 Posts
Default

you CANNOT believe everything you read on the internet ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK!!!
__________________
Official Donate link if you like my work and would like to show your appreciation and support. All donations are greatly appreciated!!

PlayfulDroidz Wiki
UPP
PlayfulGod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
JayBondzeWell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 331
 
Device(s): Optimus M (rooted and booted), LG Esteem =),
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Default

+1
__________________
Life is for the LivinG
JayBondzeWell is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PlayfulGod View Post
you CANNOT believe everything you read on the internet ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK!!!
especially when it's from MetroPCS.
ChazzMatt is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 26th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Ære's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 333
 
Device(s): LG Esteem Samsung Galaxy Indulge LG Optimus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 72
Thanked 251 Times in 96 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post

Well, it's NOT false and not just rumors. And the facts were out there hours before you posted.

So you are totally wrong on this topic, even if you do work for Metro. For the past 8 months (since last summer) MetroPCS was definitely negotiating for a merger with Sprint, which was personally endorsed by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse -- and then rejected at the last minute by the Sprint board for unknown reasons. By "rejected by the Sprint board", that means MetroPCS had agreed to all the terms and was willing to be bought by Sprint.

I agree that MetroPCS does not need a merger with anyone, but it's definitely true they agreed to it and actively negotiated for a merger with Sprint for last several months.

If you want to know more, read here: Report: Sprint Board Kills $8B...



Too many Sprint board members talked to the press, and the vote will be part of SEC public records. You can't deny it -- it is true. But the merger proposal failed.



To which I say, GOOD.

GOOD, now that's over with, MetroPCS get back to business, please.

I wonder if all this going on in the background has been the reason for delays on MetroPCS' part. Seems like a lot of their promises and business plan decisions have been on the slow track. I thought it was just incompetence on their part, but maybe upper management was distracted by Sprint merger discussions.

MetroPCS: "Like, we know we said all this stuff --

*we promised 5 or 6 LTE Androids in 2011, but only delivered 2;
* we promised a 2nd LTE Android by June/July 2011 but really delivered end of September and even then wanted to delay it until mid-October;
* we promised the LG Connect by Feb 9, and it's still in the wind...

-- but we don't really HAVE to deliver on our promises because Sprint is going to swoop in, pay all us off, and we won't have to do anything anymore except order umbrella drinks in the Bahamas. Wait, Sprint board rejected the merger? Ooops! "


Hope they can now get back to business.

Even on MetroPCS' official Facebook page, the MetroPCS PR flacks are denying the LG Connect is delayed even after I showed them proof from their own January 9, 2012 press release. They keep saying they never promised a date, but then keep deleting my link to THEIR own press release which promised a "launch by" date -- as if hiding the truth will fool people? They should apologize for the delay, not lie about. LIARS and WEASELS.

I just expected they would snap up Leap/Cricket before MetroPCS. Cricket is already practically a subsidiary with the slave contract nationwide 3G roaming deal they signed with Sprint a couple of years ago.

Actually Metro being bought by Sprint might not have been totally bad -- we would have true 3G nationwide roaming and still been a pre-paid budget carrier, like they made Virgin and Boost. Eventually Metro brand would have been rolled into Virgin I would bet. Sprint is CDMA and is going to LTE for 4G (after realizing WiMax is a bust).
Sorry chazmatt this is false information not matter how its written, what article/blog/fb site, etc. The CEO even sent an email confirming this is false and its because metro is making a huge growth gain and business gain in the cell provider war. Other companies know that. The bogest dogs are Att and Verizon. Metros passed T-Mobile and creeping on sprint lol.

Like pg said. Don't believe everything you read online. (Hell I could say I'm buying out att and renaming it, overpricedshitsignal company. I design websites and can make it even look like a legit news article site and many people would believe it, sad but true. Haha..

And if you check stock all well known stock sites have each of the business' legit news posted under each company. Check etrade, fidelity.

Trust me. If this was legit it would have been as big as the att/T-Mobile deal. It would have made headline news... It didn't.
Ære is offline  
Last edited by Ære; February 26th, 2012 at 12:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
matter0ni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 133
 
Device(s): Huawei Ascend, LG Esteem, Nexus 5
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 102
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Send a message via AIM to matter0ni Send a message via Skype™ to matter0ni
Default

so many big time sources are claiming this to be true. it can't be 'just rumors' -- PC Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Engadget, Bloomberg... the list goes on

i am a small fish in a very large corporation. upper level management and executive officer decisions are sometimes kept away from store-level managers

edit: Routers is claiming it too. too many legit journalistic sources are confirming it -- if it wasn't true they'd be jeopardizing their careers
matter0ni is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to matter0ni For This Useful Post:
DMajor239 (February 26th, 2012)
Old February 26th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 515
 
Device(s): LG Esteem(LD-ICS v1.2 GSE + 360 Launcher), Samsung Galaxy Indulge, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Metro PCS

Thanks: 434
Thanked 45 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Not so sure this is good or bad news...although it's safe to leave well enough alone.

Sprint is obviously horrible, and guilty of thievery of its customers since the 90's.
But now with Google in the picture, could've turned out to be the best situation for us.
Assuming that Sprint would convert to lte... we'd get the newest & latest, which even in worst case-- (metro kept separate) the new models officially only released for the postpaid side-- they could be modded for prepaid use.

And of all the possible buyers, Sprint's likely the best / only chance to avoid data limiting / throttling.
horsecharles is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
wayne137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 395
 
Device(s): LG Esteem(rooted,overclocked, custom rom) Samsung Admire(rooted and ready to be sold)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 63
Thanked 38 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ære View Post
Sorry chazmatt this is false information not matter how its written, what article/blog/fb site, etc. The CEO even sent an email confirming this is false and its because metro is making a huge growth gain and business gain in the cell provider war. Other companies know that. The bogest dogs are Att and Verizon. Metros passed T-Mobile and creeping on sprint lol.

Like pg said. Don't believe everything you read online. (Hell I could say I'm buying out att and renaming it, overpricedshitsignal company. I design websites and can make it even look like a legit news article site and many people would believe it, sad but true. Haha..

And if you check stock all well known stock sites have each of the business' legit news posted under each company. Check etrade, fidelity.

Trust me. If this was legit it would have been as big as the att/T-Mobile deal. It would have made headline news... It didn't.

So you saying metro is the 4th largest wireless carrier in America?? Where can i read this
__________________
"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."- Steve Jobs
wayne137 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to wayne137 For This Useful Post:
DMajor239 (February 26th, 2012)
Old February 26th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
JayBondzeWell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 331
 
Device(s): Optimus M (rooted and booted), LG Esteem =),
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Default

metro is pretty awesome except for costumer service and like all companies. they must have soimething that isnt so great. metro/ comcast cable = costumer service. att/ dish/ verizon= high prices =]. tmobile= service
JayBondzeWell is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 29th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
guaterican101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rhode island
Posts: 107
 
Device(s): New Device: HTc one x AT&T Old Device: Lg Esteem oc 1.8 ghz gingersteem extreme rom
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
carlosgarcia319@gmail.com
Default

My opinion is maybe the info was flipped down the line somewhere because why would metro go in great deal of advertising and etc. and roll out the everybody is moving to metro.

But some blogs or wherever your reading do talk off rumors.
guaterican101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 29th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default More Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by guaterican101 View Post
My opinion is maybe the info was flipped down the line somewhere because why would metro go in great deal of advertising and etc. and roll out the everybody is moving to metro.

But some blogs or wherever your reading do talk off rumors.


The Wall Street Journal is not a "blog".

MetroPCS is who approached Sprint, and BEGGED to be bought. CEO Linquist was personally involved on the highest levels.

Sprint's Woes Weighed on Deal - WSJ.com

Quote:


Deal discussions began after Sprint was approached by representatives of MetroPCs who said the company was interested in being bought, people familiar with the matter said. Sprint's managers informed the board, and the two sides then explored how a deal might be done, one of the people said. Negotiations picked up after the late-December collapse of AT&T's $39 billion deal for T-Mobile USA, and due diligence was stepped up in the past week ahead of the board meeting, people familiar with the matter said.

For Sprint, the main reason to do a deal was the cost savings from combining the two carriers' networks, one person said. But early on there were doubts inside Sprint. MetroPCS is already using virtually all of its network capacity, so Sprint would essentially just be buying MetroPCS's customers, which like all pay-as-you-go customers tend to be fickle, another person said.

MetroPCS, meanwhile, saw Sprint as a good fit that would give its subscribers access to a nationwide next-generation network once it is built, a person familiar with the matter said. MetroPCS Chief Executive Roger Linquist, who co-founded the company, was personally involved in the talks, one person said. Mr. Linquist, who is 72 years old, remains interested in a deal if the right one can be found, the people said.
ChazzMatt is offline  
Last edited by ChazzMatt; March 3rd, 2012 at 01:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 29th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ære View Post
Sorry chazmatt this is false information not matter how its written, what article/blog/fb site, etc. The CEO even sent an email confirming this is false and its because metro is making a huge growth gain and business gain in the cell provider war. Other companies know that. The bogest dogs are Att and Verizon. Metros passed T-Mobile and creeping on sprint lol.

Like pg said. Don't believe everything you read online. (Hell I could say I'm buying out att and renaming it, overpricedshitsignal company. I design websites and can make it even look like a legit news article site and many people would believe it, sad but true. Haha..

And if you check stock all well known stock sites have each of the business' legit news posted under each company. Check etrade, fidelity.

Trust me. If this was legit it would have been as big as the att/T-Mobile deal. It would have made headline news... It didn't.

It did make headline news. That's what we are trying to tell you.

Look, Dude, I'm sorry Metro is lying to you, but it's true that Metro approached Sprint and begged to be bought.

Seriously, if you want to talk about whether CNBC, Wall Street Journal, AND Bloomberg -- all of whom did independent reporting on this business news -- is telling the truth or whether Roger "Liar" Linquist (who said repeatedly to press and investors: "MetroPCS will release 6 LTE Androids in 2011" -- and only released 2 LTE Androids) is telling the truth, you know where to put your money.

And when you say don't believe everything you read online, that shows you have no clue what is actually being discussed here. We are not talking about "Joe's Blog", who really works at Pizza Hut. We are talking about on-air news reports by CNBC. We are talking about newspaper reports by the Wall Street Journal. We are talking about actual board minutes from Sprint that will be submitted to the SEC. We are talking about award winning, respected business journalists.
_________

And considering I've found MetroPCS LYING twice in recent days about the LG Connect, I really wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them. Why lie about specs and promised launch dates? If they lie about that, you know they lie about a lot of other stuff.

____


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ære View Post
And if you check stock all well known stock sites have each of the business' legit news posted under each company. Check etrade, fidelity.
You cited eTrade and Fidelity, I don't know why. But here you go... Maybe YOU should go check them.

Go to each site, do a stock check for "PCS" (the stock symbol for MetroPCS), then click on "news" on that stock. You do not have to have an account to access stock quotes and news about companies.

And yes, they use respected news organizations who fact check and double/triple source before publishing stories. I just can't believe you didn't go actually check before citing them!






and here's Fidelity on the MetroPCS page:





Quote:
Originally Posted by Ære View Post
And if you check stock all well known stock sites have each of the business' legit news posted under each company. Check etrade, fidelity.
YES, chock full of news stories about MetroPCS and Sprint attempted merger!

This is not some "secret" story -- it made the headlines as a failed attempted merger where MetroPCS went and begged to be bought by Sprint. You are in denial for some reason.
ChazzMatt is offline  
Last edited by ChazzMatt; February 29th, 2012 at 04:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old February 29th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
matter0ni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 133
 
Device(s): Huawei Ascend, LG Esteem, Nexus 5
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 102
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Send a message via AIM to matter0ni Send a message via Skype™ to matter0ni
Default

if it wasn't true, Reuters wouldn't have reported it.

also, if it wasn't true, either corporation would publicly deny it. both of them have refused comment.

UPDATE 2-Sprint board vetoes bid to buy MetroPCS-sources | Reuters
matter0ni is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 29th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
wayne137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 395
 
Device(s): LG Esteem(rooted,overclocked, custom rom) Samsung Admire(rooted and ready to be sold)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 63
Thanked 38 Times in 29 Posts
Default

my two cents this story is true 100%
wayne137 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 29th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 515
 
Device(s): LG Esteem(LD-ICS v1.2 GSE + 360 Launcher), Samsung Galaxy Indulge, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Metro PCS

Thanks: 434
Thanked 45 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wayne137 View Post
my two cents this story is true 100%
I would agree.
And there are way more incentives, potential benefits in denying rather than confirming...there's almost zilch upside but 'potentially' plenty of negative repercussions in confirming.
horsecharles is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ære View Post
Sorry chazmatt this is false information not matter how its written, what article/blog/fb site, etc. The CEO even sent an email confirming this is false and its because metro is making a huge growth gain and business gain in the cell provider war. Other companies know that. The bogest dogs are Att and Verizon. Metros passed T-Mobile and creeping on sprint lol.

Like pg said. Don't believe everything you read online. (Hell I could say I'm buying out att and renaming it, overpricedshitsignal company. I design websites and can make it even look like a legit news article site and many people would believe it, sad but true. Haha..

And if you check stock all well known stock sites have each of the business' legit news posted under each company. Check etrade, fidelity.

Trust me. If this was legit it would have been as big as the att/T-Mobile deal. It would have made headline news... It didn't
.

I REFUTED Ære's lies months ago, PROVING the Sprint merger deal went bust because the Sprint board rejected it. But I just have to laugh now that T-Mobile is buying Metro and going to HSPA+.

MetroPCS has had a larger "FOR SALE" sign on their forehead for over a year. The Sprint merger didn't work out, so they prostrated themselves before T-Mobile.

Believe it now, Ære?

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Outline Quick Move to LTE | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Quote:
Using Dallas as an example, in the second half of 2014 the new company would knock its CDMA usage from 10Mhz down to 5Mhz, replacing that with LTE. Then, in the second half of 2015, it would knock out its other 5Mhz CDMA block and replace that with HSPA+.
ChazzMatt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:01 AM   #23 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Fuzzy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: A-T-L-A-N-T-A
Posts: 7,288
 
Device(s): Nexus 5. (White 16GB)
Carrier: $60 AT&T pre paid pushing 50-60mbps

Thanks: 1,540
Thanked 2,504 Times in 1,433 Posts
Default

Wow. February? How many pages back was this? Lol
__________________
Suckaface
Fuzzy13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:13 AM   #24 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
HereticSins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Palm Springs, California.
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,507
 
Device(s): (In Transit) Samsung Galaxy Nexus, (Sold) LG Motion, (Sold) LG Esteem, (Sold) LG Dare.
Carrier: Tmobile Prepaid.

Thanks: 114
Thanked 278 Times in 192 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
I REFUTED Ære's lies months ago, PROVING the Sprint merger deal went bust because the Sprint board rejected it. But I just have to laugh now that T-Mobile is buying Metro and going to HSPA+.

MetroPCS has had a larger "FOR SALE" sign on their forehead for over a year. The Sprint merger didn't work out, so they prostrated themselves before T-Mobile.

Believe it now, Ære?

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Outline Quick Move to LTE | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Well it was metros plan to move away from cdma and go volte. Metro will be taking charge just under tmobiles branding, while tmobiles parent company will be getting out of the us market by slowly selling off stocks. A reverse merger so metro didnt just get bought out.
http://m.engadget.com/2012/10/03/deutsche-telekom-and-metropcs-boards-approve-t-mobile-merger/
__________________
Noob Themer / Support / Proud Dad on 8/22/12.

HereticSins is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:24 AM   #25 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuzzy13 View Post
Wow. February? How many pages back was this? Lol
Yeah, it's a blatant "I told you so".

This guy supposedly works for Metro corporate but denied the whole Sprint merger attempt -- said it was a figment of the media's imagination, even though Sprint board members officially voted on it. (and rejected Metro)

He said Metro would never sell out, that Liar Linquist said so. (CEO Roger Linquist who never keeps any of his promises).

It's one thing to be afraid your job is going away if Metro is sold, but another to just say it's all a lie. I mean, it's easily proven facts, and even when I proved it he still would't believe it.

So, believe it now? HA!
ChazzMatt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:28 AM   #26 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HereticSins View Post
Well it was metros plan to move away from cdma and go volte. Metro will be taking charge just under tmobiles branding, while tmobiles parent company will be getting out of the us market by slowly selling off stocks. A reverse merger so metro didnt just get bought out.
Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS agree on $1.5 billion T-Mobile merger (updated) - Engadget
Oh come on, dude. I have a business degree.

I don't care how the accountants are STRUCTURING the deal. T-mobile is buying MetroPCS.

T-mobile CEO stays in charge, not Metro's management. MetroPCS name is going away and they are receiving $1.5 billion. They were sold. They got bought out.

From your article:

Quote:
The new larger carrier will maintain the T-Mobile branding with new CEO John Legere at the helm.

MetroPCS will have a 26 percent stake in the company and receive a $1.5 billion check for its troubles
.
Sprint rejected Metro because they wanted $8 billion in compensation, which was ludicrous. So, lower price for T-Mobile. SALE!

_________

Part of the reason it's being "structured" the way it is because T-Mobile is a subsidiary of a German company (Deutsche Telecom), not an independent company. So, technically it's DT that is buying Metro, then DT is combining T-Mobile and Metro into one company, which will have the T-mobile name.
ChazzMatt is offline  
Last edited by ChazzMatt; October 3rd, 2012 at 11:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ChazzMatt For This Useful Post:
EarlyMon (October 3rd, 2012)
Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:36 AM   #27 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Jeyd02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: US
Posts: 1,977
 
Device(s): LG G2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 155
Thanked 330 Times in 251 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
Oh come on, dude. I have a business degree.

I don't care how the accountants are STRUCTURING the deal. T-mobile is buying MetroPCS.

MetroPCS name is going away and they are receiving $1.5 billion. They were sold. They got bought out.

From your article:



Sprint rejected Metro because they wanted $8 billion in compensation, which was ludicrous. So, lower price for T-Mobile. SALE!

True. T Mobile has the capital ownership of MetroPCS. So In a sense they did bought metro, indeed. But Its not so much of a loss, both of them are kinda on the same goal page. By buying metro, they now are a step closer to producing better and true fast network. While metropcs needed a lift because of spectrum and coverage . I think they will help each other.

Plus check this out :

Quote:
Update 2: As part of the strategy moving forward the new company plans to move customers off MetroPCS' CDMA network and on to T-Mobile's GSM frequencies for 3G service by 2015. The spectrum would then be repurposed to build out an LTE network.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/03/deutsche-telekom-and-metropcs-boards-approve-t-mobile-merger/
Jeyd02 is offline  
Last edited by Jeyd02; October 3rd, 2012 at 11:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:40 AM   #28 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Fuzzy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: A-T-L-A-N-T-A
Posts: 7,288
 
Device(s): Nexus 5. (White 16GB)
Carrier: $60 AT&T pre paid pushing 50-60mbps

Thanks: 1,540
Thanked 2,504 Times in 1,433 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
Yeah, it's a blatant "I told you so".

This guy supposedly works for Metro corporate but denied the whole Sprint merger attempt -- said it was a figment of the media's imagination, even though Sprint board members officially voted on it. (and rejected Metro)

He said Metro would never sell out, that Liar Linquist said so. (CEO Roger Linquist who never keeps any of his promises).

It's one thing to be afraid your job is going away if Metro is sold, but another to just say it's all a lie. I mean, it's easily proven facts, and even when I proved it he still would't believe it.

So, believe it now? HA!
Amazing. Lmao

Nothing wrong with i told you so's.
Fuzzy13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Fuzzy13 For This Useful Post:
EarlyMon (October 3rd, 2012)
Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:43 AM   #29 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Fuzzy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: A-T-L-A-N-T-A
Posts: 7,288
 
Device(s): Nexus 5. (White 16GB)
Carrier: $60 AT&T pre paid pushing 50-60mbps

Thanks: 1,540
Thanked 2,504 Times in 1,433 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeyd02 View Post
True. T Mobile has the capital ownership of MetroPCS. So In a sense they did bought metro indeed. Its not so much of a loss, both of them are are kinda on the same goal page. So buying metro, they now are a step closer to producing better network. While metropcs needed a lift because of spectrum and coverage . So I think they will help each other.

Plus check this out :



http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/03/deutsche-telekom-and-metropcs-boards-approve-t-mobile-merger/
All i wanna know is well i be forced off my og $40 plan at some point?
Fuzzy13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:48 AM   #30 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Jeyd02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: US
Posts: 1,977
 
Device(s): LG G2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 155
Thanked 330 Times in 251 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuzzy13 View Post
All i wanna know is well i be forced off my og $40 plan at some point?

That's one of my biggest concerned , in this case tho it seems T-Mobile is the one that has to make some changes. Metro was already planning on going VoLTE to get rid of their CDMA, but in the other hand T-Mobile seems to be dumping their GSM frequencies and converting their network for 4G. Plus more shared spectrum for both and devices collection , yay.

but don't mess eith the plan prices
Jeyd02 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:58 PM   #31 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default

To be honest, the Sprint/MetroPCS merger attempt made more sense. Both CDMA, both LTE.


Problem is, any Metro phone you buy now will be obsolete. Like the EXPENSIVE SIII? Yes, you can use it right now, but you may not be able to SELL it -- unless you find someone dumb enough to buy it?
__________

But here ya go:

MetroPCS Subscriber? What the T-Mobile Merger Means to You
MetroPCS Subscriber? What the T-Mobile Merger Means to You | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Quote:
MetroPCS Subscriber? What the T-Mobile Merger Means to You


October 3, 2012 01:16pm EST



You're one of the brave, the proud, the 9.3 million Americans who subscribe to MetroPCS - and you've heard your wireless carrier has just been bought. What's going to happen to you now?

The T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger will have mostly good effects for subscribers, but a few bad ones. MetroPCS users will get much better phones on a national network, and prices will still stay lower than the other big, national carriers. But they may be higher than the super-low rates Metro has been charging until now on its limited 14-city network. Here's what will happen year by year:

Nothing until mid-2013.
These kinds of mergers take a while to go through, and until then, it's business as usual at MetroPCS. Expect more new LTE phones, voice-over-LTE and an aggressive move to get people to give up those old 2G flip and texting phones. Those plans all fit with Metro's strategy whether or not the merger goes through.

2013: GSM phones and nationwide 4G arrive. In 2013, Metro will start offering phones on T-Mobile's network. T-Mobile has a much nicer array of smartphones than MetroPCS does; you'll also be able to use unlocked GSM phones with your plan, including unlocked iPhones. With these new phones, you'll be able to roam the nation on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, and even travel around the world with world-compatible GSM phones.


2013: Service plan prices may rise. MetroPCS's service plans are even cheaper than T-Mobile's right now. In exchange for nationwide coverage and better phones, prices for many MetroPCS customers may rise by about $10 per month. Right now Metro's 2.5GB, $50 plan is most similar to T-Mobile's prepaid 2GB, $60 plan. Metro's 250MB, $40 plan matches up with T-Mobile's prepaid 100MB, $50 plan. T-Mobile's plans would still be considerably less expensive than Verizon's or AT&T's, though, and I see the merged company keeping MetroPCS's affordable international add-on plans.

2014: Stragglers get discounts. About a year before the company turns off the old MetroPCS network, it'll start offering incentives to pry old phones out of people's hands. They'll probably come in the form of trade-ins - bring in your MetroPCS CDMA phone and get a big discount on a shiny new HSPA LTE smart gadget.

2015: A network to be proud of. By mid-2015, T-Mobile will have "20x20" LTE in many cities, which means very fast, high-capacity 4G. The new network will cover more areas and have better in-building coverage than MetroPCS's network does now.

2015: The end of CDMA. All those old MetroPCS CDMA phones will go dead at the end of 2015 as the company turns off its CDMA network, but by then, hopefully, everyone will be on the fast new LTE models. MetroPCS and T-Mobile say that since Metro users tend to change phones relatively quickly, it won't be a problem moving everyone to 4G.
ChazzMatt is offline  
Last edited by ChazzMatt; October 3rd, 2012 at 01:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
blaxican25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Another planet Far Away
Posts: 1,520
 
Device(s): Galaxy NOTE 2. & Transformer Prime Quad core Rooted 1.8ghz both r beast.:-) & esteem.
Carrier: T MOBILE / Metro pcs

Thanks: 125
Thanked 735 Times in 382 Posts
Default

well guess t/metro just lost a customer
__________________
Stop leeching, click on thanks !
blaxican25 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:21 PM   #33 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW Georgia
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,109
 
Device(s): LG G Flex, LG Spirit, LG Motion, LG F3
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 238
Thanked 4,935 Times in 2,077 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blaxican25 View Post
well guess t/metro just lost a customer
and where ya gonna go??? lol
PlayfulGod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:39 PM   #34 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
blaxican25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Another planet Far Away
Posts: 1,520
 
Device(s): Galaxy NOTE 2. & Transformer Prime Quad core Rooted 1.8ghz both r beast.:-) & esteem.
Carrier: T MOBILE / Metro pcs

Thanks: 125
Thanked 735 Times in 382 Posts
Default

any where lol i can afford a $100 dollar bill a month i might get the optimus g or the galaxy note 2:-) do you think current metro pcs 4g customers would be grandfatherd in at the current price $?
blaxican25 is offline  
Last edited by blaxican25; October 3rd, 2012 at 02:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:44 PM   #35 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW Georgia
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,109
 
Device(s): LG G Flex, LG Spirit, LG Motion, LG F3
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 238
Thanked 4,935 Times in 2,077 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blaxican25 View Post
any where lol i can afford a $100 dollar bill a month i might get the optimus g or the galaxy note 2:-) do you think current metro pcs 4g customers would be grandfatherd in at the current price $?
prices are stated to stay lower than Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T.

I see this as a good move.

Prolly not, but there prolly wont be any changes in pricing for a few months at least.
PlayfulGod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:45 PM   #36 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
blaxican25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Another planet Far Away
Posts: 1,520
 
Device(s): Galaxy NOTE 2. & Transformer Prime Quad core Rooted 1.8ghz both r beast.:-) & esteem.
Carrier: T MOBILE / Metro pcs

Thanks: 125
Thanked 735 Times in 382 Posts
Default

i read the metro pcs stock holders have to agree for the deal to be finale.
blaxican25 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:46 PM   #37 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW Georgia
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,109
 
Device(s): LG G Flex, LG Spirit, LG Motion, LG F3
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 238
Thanked 4,935 Times in 2,077 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blaxican25 View Post
i read the metro pcs stock holders have to agree for the deal to be finale.
I dont see them voting it down lol
PlayfulGod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:52 PM   #38 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
blaxican25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Another planet Far Away
Posts: 1,520
 
Device(s): Galaxy NOTE 2. & Transformer Prime Quad core Rooted 1.8ghz both r beast.:-) & esteem.
Carrier: T MOBILE / Metro pcs

Thanks: 125
Thanked 735 Times in 382 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PlayfulGod View Post
I dont see them voting it down lol
lol yeah just read there gonna get paid $1.5 billion i would not vote it down ethier lol. will hopefully t/metro gets the optimus g
blaxican25 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 03:11 PM   #39 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
PlayfulGod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NW Georgia
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,109
 
Device(s): LG G Flex, LG Spirit, LG Motion, LG F3
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 238
Thanked 4,935 Times in 2,077 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blaxican25 View Post
lol yeah just read there gonna get paid $1.5 billion i would not vote it down ethier lol. will hopefully t/metro gets the optimus g
most likely tmo will be getting n it offered on tmo's gsm network some time next year.

Tmo has a lot better selections of devices than metro too.
PlayfulGod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 06:12 PM   #40 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
THE W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,077
 
Device(s): Kyocera Domino, Freeform II, Freeform III, LG Connect, LG Motion, Samsung Galaxy S III, OnePlus ONE
Carrier: MetroPCS

Thanks: 101
Thanked 232 Times in 193 Posts
Default

this article:
Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS Announce Merger (Phone Scoop)

totally contradicts this one:

MetroPCS Subscriber? What the T-Mobile Merger Means to You | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

the PCmag article seems to be based on the assumption that Tmobile USA is purchasing metroPCS. the phone scoop article states the opposite. according to the phonescoop article Deusche telekom and metroPCS are(or have) worked out a deal where metroPCS is purchasing Tmobile USA.

according to the phonescoop article tmobile isnt making any moves in this deal. this is between DT and metro in how they're gonna divvy up tmobile USA and how Dt wants to give up ownership of tmobile.

metro is not being bought or sold, Tmobile USA is.

quote from the phonescoop article:
Quote:
The transaction would be a reverse merger, wherein the smaller MetroPCS will acquire the larger T-Mobile USA. Deutsche Telekom would then have time to reduce its ownership of the firm through gradual equity sales rather than all at once. Initially, Deutsche Telekom will own 74% of the merged entity and MetroPCS will own 26%.
__________________
how can you hold someone to a promise they never made to you? - common sense
THE W is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:21 PM   #41 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ChazzMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Posts: 622
 
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4, (formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2, LG Optimus M
Carrier: Straight Talk SIM

Thanks: 36
Thanked 124 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THE W View Post
this article:
Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS Announce Merger (Phone Scoop)

totally contradicts this one:

MetroPCS Subscriber? What the T-Mobile Merger Means to You | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

the PCmag article seems to be based on the assumption that Tmobile USA is purchasing metroPCS. the phone scoop article states the opposite. according to the phonescoop article Deusche telekom and metroPCS are(or have) worked out a deal where metroPCS is purchasing Tmobile USA.

according to the phonescoop article tmobile isnt making any moves in this deal. this is between DT and metro in how they're gonna divvy up tmobile USA and how Dt wants to give up ownership of tmobile.

metro is not being bought or sold, Tmobile USA is.

quote from the phonescoop article:

We already covered that, higher up. Pay attention. T-mobile is buying Metro. The company is called T-mobile, they get Metro's spectrum, Metro gets 1.5 billion. Metro is sold. T-mobile's CEO stays in charge.

Understand, so far?

However, to keep it "legal" because T-mobile is owned by a foreign company and there's also tax issues.... T-Mobile's parent company (DT from Germany) is "partially" buying Metro, then "combining" the two companies, blah, blah, blah. It's an accounting trick.

Metro goes away, all the licences and spectrum goes to T-Mobile. CDMA goes away and becomes HSPA+ (along with LTE).

Please don't make us have to discuss all this again.

If Metro was acutally buying T-mobile, all the reverse would be happening. Metro would get all the spectrum and licenses, all the T-mobile stores would become Metro stores, etc., T-mobile CEO would be gone.

If I pay you $15,000 for your car, and my name is now on the title, and I'm driving it all over town -- and you no longer have any car to drive -- didn't I buy your car?
Fuzzy13 likes this.
ChazzMatt is offline  
Last edited by ChazzMatt; October 3rd, 2012 at 08:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ChazzMatt For This Useful Post:
Fuzzy13 (October 3rd, 2012)
Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:41 PM   #42 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Fuzzy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: A-T-L-A-N-T-A
Posts: 7,288
 
Device(s): Nexus 5. (White 16GB)
Carrier: $60 AT&T pre paid pushing 50-60mbps

Thanks: 1,540
Thanked 2,504 Times in 1,433 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChazzMatt View Post
We already covered that, higher up. Pay attention. T-mobile is buying Metro. The company is called T-mobile, they get Metro's spectrum, Metro gets 1.5 billion. Metro is sold. T-mobile's CEO stays in charge.

Understand, so far?

However, to keep it "legal" because T-mobile is owned by a foreign company and there's also tax issues.... T-Mobile's parent company (DT from Germany) is "partially" buying Metro, then "combining" the two companies, blah, blah, blah. It's an accounting trick.

Metro goes away, all the licences and spectrum goes to T-Mobile. CDMA goes away and becomes HSPA+ (along with LTE).

Please don't make us have to discuss all this again.

If Metro was acutally buying T-mobile, all the reverse would be happening. Metro would get all the spectrum and licenses, all the T-mobile stores would become Metro stores, etc., T-mobile CEO would be gone.

If I pay you $15,000 for your car, and my name is now on the title, and I'm driving it all over town -- and you no longer have any car to drive -- didn't I buy your car?
Thank you thank you thank you.
Fuzzy13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:47 PM   #43 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
HereticSins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Palm Springs, California.
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,507
 
Device(s): (In Transit) Samsung Galaxy Nexus, (Sold) LG Motion, (Sold) LG Esteem, (Sold) LG Dare.
Carrier: Tmobile Prepaid.

Thanks: 114
Thanked 278 Times in 192 Posts
Default

Its like a match made in know it all heaven.
HereticSins is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:06 PM   #44 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
THE W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,077
 
Device(s): Kyocera Domino, Freeform II, Freeform III, LG Connect, LG Motion, Samsung Galaxy S III, OnePlus ONE
Carrier: MetroPCS

Thanks: 101
Thanked 232 Times in 193 Posts
Default

hahahahaha, fair enough.

looks like i wont be getting the S3. I will be going back to low-end feature phones as TM will jack up the prices for plans.

was good while it lasted..
THE W is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:08 PM   #45 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mike28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tampa
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,066
 
Device(s): Galaxy s4 Galaxy Tab 10.1 1 Kindle fire 1 Nexus 7
Carrier: Metropcs

Thanks: 3,855
Thanked 1,063 Times in 779 Posts
Default

Now chazz being that you have a gsm/hspa phone whenever it switches to lte than you will be in our same position as we are getting the metro s3
mike28 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:08 PM   #46 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mike28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tampa
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,066
 
Device(s): Galaxy s4 Galaxy Tab 10.1 1 Kindle fire 1 Nexus 7
Carrier: Metropcs

Thanks: 3,855
Thanked 1,063 Times in 779 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THE W View Post
hahahahaha, fair enough.

looks like i wont be getting the S3. I will be going back to low-end feature phones as TM will jack up the prices for plans.

was good while it lasted..
Come on w don't let that stop you
mike28 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:20 PM   #47 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
THE W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,077
 
Device(s): Kyocera Domino, Freeform II, Freeform III, LG Connect, LG Motion, Samsung Galaxy S III, OnePlus ONE
Carrier: MetroPCS

Thanks: 101
Thanked 232 Times in 193 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike28 View Post
Come on w don't let that stop you
even if TM decides ultimately to honor our current plans and keep us grandfathered i wont be getting the S3 as better phones will be available to me in a few months.

like i said before, im willing to wait.
THE W is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:21 PM   #48 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Fuzzy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: A-T-L-A-N-T-A
Posts: 7,288
 
Device(s): Nexus 5. (White 16GB)
Carrier: $60 AT&T pre paid pushing 50-60mbps

Thanks: 1,540
Thanked 2,504 Times in 1,433 Posts
Default

This is over 2 years from now. Get whatever phone you want on metro. It's not like your gonna keep it for those 2 years so out don't matter. When that time comes get a t mobile phone and move on.

Case closed.
Fuzzy13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:29 PM   #49 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mike28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tampa
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,066
 
Device(s): Galaxy s4 Galaxy Tab 10.1 1 Kindle fire 1 Nexus 7
Carrier: Metropcs

Thanks: 3,855
Thanked 1,063 Times in 779 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuzzy13 View Post
This is over 2 years from now. Get whatever phone you want on metro. It's not like your gonna keep it for those 2 years so out don't matter. When that time comes get a t mobile phone and move on.

Case closed.
Case closed fuzzy I agree we both are getting the s3 and that's it
Fuzzy13 likes this.
mike28 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:31 PM   #50 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
THE W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,077
 
Device(s): Kyocera Domino, Freeform II, Freeform III, LG Connect, LG Motion, Samsung Galaxy S III, OnePlus ONE
Carrier: MetroPCS

Thanks: 101
Thanked 232 Times in 193 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuzzy13 View Post
This is over 2 years from now. Get whatever phone you want on metro. It's not like your gonna keep it for those 2 years so out don't matter. When that time comes get a t mobile phone and move on.

Case closed.
whats happening in two years?

CDMA being shut down or metro customers having access to TMs phone lineup?
THE W is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Metro PCS
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.