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Old July 18th, 2012, 03:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard any more chatter about T-Mobile buying Metro? I think it would be good deal for us users in the end.

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If it did happen I predict we would see the end of the truly unlimited data plan for MetroPCS.
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Well this just hit the news wave today
MetroPCS rumored to be in merger talks with Dish, Sprint and T-Mobile | PhoneDog
After rumors of a possible tie-up involving T-Mobile and MetroPCS or Sprint and Metro began rumbling earlier this year, those claims have surfaced once again, now with an additional company thrown into the mix. According to a source speaking to DealReporter, MetroPCS is currently in talks with T-Mobile, Sprint and Dish about a potential merger. The talks with some of the companies are said to be ongoing while others are described as "off and on," though it's also said that there's no negotiating going on quite yet and that there's no guarantee that any deal will be made. If an agreement were reached, though, it's thought that it would be made up of both stock and cash.
As noted before, T-Mobile has been rumored as a possible suitor for MetroPCS in the past, with T-Mo parent Deutsche Telekom said to be interested in Metro. A report back in February claimed that Sprint was nearly finished with an $8 billion purchase of Metro before the Now Network's board killed the deal. As far as Dish goes, the company is looking to put together an LTE network, and it'd be pretty interesting to see what would would result from a Dish-MetroPCS deal. All of this is simply a rumor for now, though, so we'll just have to wait and see if these talks lead to anything more serious.
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I actually wouldn't mind a dish merger if they kept all the same plans & prices because dish has alot of spectrum.
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MetroPCS buyout -- Sprint, Dish and T-Mobile all said to be interested
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I like tmo best.
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I like tmo best.
tmobile and sprint are horrible service providers both in terms of quality and coverage in my area which is the silicon valley in cali. not sure how it is everywhere else but their service is just outrageously horrible compared to metro and how they advertise it
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I had a friend switch from TMo to Metro because of TMo's horrible service. I personally switched to AT&T from Metro because Metro's network just wasn't cutting it anymore for my needs.

Metro is unlimited but the network is limited with coverage across the country(especially LTE and 4G) Loved Metro and my friend hated TMo. Imo combining the two is worthless. Also with Metro's "unlimited" pricing structure I ended up paying about $30 more with AT&T and have a better phone choice and network.

Don't get me wrong as I have said before, Metro was good to me for 4yrs and they are a great option, but if they merge with anyone I'd suggest jumping ship because pricing will change. It's inevitable that to cover the cost of said merger the consumer is going to pay for it.
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This ended up being true ... Deutsche Telekom Said to Near Deal With MetroPCS in U.S. - Businessweek

Metro's stock surged 20% today cause T-Mobile is supposedly going to make a hard offer to take over Metro tomorrow. Wish I had paid attention to this thread last week...my savings could have used a 20% boost
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Looks like a near deal is coming real soon.
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Yes it looks like it's a done deal pretty much at this point
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At least both companies spectrum matches up, so that would be a good thing.
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GSM provider taking over a CDMA network. Match made in hell.

http://gigaom.com/mobile/why-a-t-mobile-metropcs-merger-makes-no-sense/

Anyways, hurry and buy your S3s quickly!
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Well if this goes through and they screw with my $55 unlimited all plan I'll be going back to using dumbphones.
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MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today issued the following statement:
"MetroPCS today confirmed that it is in discussions with Deutsche Telekom regarding an agreement to combine T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS. There can be no assurances that any transaction will result from these discussions, and the Company does not intend to comment further unless and until an agreement is reached."
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Well a deal between Metro and tmobile usa would mean better phones for all metropcs customers right? We'll have to wait till Wednesday morning if a deal is in fact reached...
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Report: T-Mobile USA parent company planning MetroPCS buyout | News | TechRadar

And to think we left T-Mobile after 10 years last December to go to Metro.
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1. Metropcs Communications (PCS) - Deutsche Telekom AG, the parent of T-Mobile USA, the country's fourth-largest cellphone carrier, is reportedly close to a deal to buy smaller MetroPCS Communications Inc. The German company that owns T-Mobile USA, is set to vote on the deal Wednesday.

And stock is up 17% today. Insider trading anyone??
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That's not insider trading. There were rumors going around since last week and the stock didn't go up at all. There was plenty of time the past few days to take a risk and jump in to find out if rumors were true or not. That's how the stock game works...buy the rumor sell the news.
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i know right. tmobile is struggling and in desperate need of a 4g lte network. i think metro will give them the infrastructure to do so
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along with a load of customers and income
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I heard its going to be more of a merger than a buyout.
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GSM provider taking over a CDMA network. Match made in hell.

http://gigaom.com/mobile/why-a-t-mobile-metropcs-merger-makes-no-sense/

Anyways, hurry and buy your S3s quickly!
There mainly going after metros lte and with metro going volte, cdma doesnt really matter.
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Just saw this on the news. Wow
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Voting tomorrow. Hmmmmm.

So would this be good or bad for us?
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Just saw this on the news. Hmmmmm.

Is this good or bad for metro users?
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Well if this goes through and they screw with my $55 unlimited all plan I'll be going back to using dumbphones.

Straight Talk here I come.
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NEW YORK: T-Mobile USA in talks to buy MetroPCS - Technology - MiamiHerald.com
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Lets see where it's going to get us.

" deal could be announced as soon as Wednesday."


"Adding MetroPCS would give T-Mobile an extra 9.3 million customers, though their phones operate on a different network technology."

Deutsche Telekom Nears a Deal to Buy MetroPCS - NYTimes.com

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I wonder what that means for us customers of metro. Would they make us pay more?
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I'm having second thoughts on buying the new Samsung G3 not knowing what's going to become of Metro.
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How will this effect us or even the release of the Galaxy S3? Isn't T-Mobile GSM?

I don't wanna drop the big bucks on a phone such as the S3 only to be told I have to " trade it in " in a year to get a new phone.
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What will this merger ( if it happens ) mean for coverage for Metro users - will they get better coverage ( adding TM towers in the mix ) or are they different and will have to rely on TM to update or expand metro coverage???
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I wonder what that means for us customers of metro. Would they make us pay more?
Doubtfull, tmobile has some pretty good prepaid plans, they just want the added spectrum and a base LTE structure, I am actually hoping this goes through and eventually Metro would go GSM so i could get an unlocked phone and use it on el cheapo plans that Tmobile/Metro will have.
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Will this make metro's 3g/4g speeds any faster?
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Not immediately but Tmobile has had plans for LTE Andvanced so time will tell
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more spectrum could mean faster speeds in some areas.
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Wow !!!!!! I think t mobile and metro pcs already merge unless i read it wrong and i hope i did lol

Out of the Blue - The Weirdness of the T-Mobile & Metro PCS Merger - Forbes
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It would probably make 4G speeds faster in the long term
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how can a gsm and cdma work together? i think thats going to cause problems right? or they might try and force us over to their network??....having a gsm phone would be good for me because i move around alot so i could get it unlock but i am kinda worried about the gsm and cdma thing
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How is TMobile doing financially? Because network integration between Verizon and Alltel costed big red a pretty Penny and those were both CDMA!
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you'll find out tomorrow when it gets voted on.

Worst case scenario you can always take the phone else where's or sell it. Lol I've never seen so many people get worked up over "speculations". First the damn phone and now this and ain't neither one happened yet.
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maybe sharing towers, i think metro would buy tmobile first, they are not doing too good.
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You'll be ok with the s3.

However, I would hold off, if the merger takes place, because in another month the next Nexus will be out...which should be both better and cheaper...
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However, I would hold off, if the merger takes place, because in another month the next Nexus will be out...which should be both better and cheaper...
If this meant being able to get the note 2 I would skip over the s3 for that but it certainly won't be cheaper.
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I prefer lte over hspa anytime and the reason tmobile is making this move is because of metro's lte metro had a for sale sign in their forehead for a good year I'm not surprised at all I will still buy a s3 anyway the future is lte not hspa
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 09:20 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I guess if you call wanting to be informed as to what choice to make regarding the S3 " worked up " , then I guess I am worked up.

I don't want to purchase a $500 phone to have to SELL it a year, doesn't that defeat the purpose of buying this phone we all wanted in the first place?

Guess I will sit back and wait ...see what happens.
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I had heard from a T-Mobile exec around 2 months ago that this was happening. If it does, I hope they don't kill the pricing Metro has. It would be great if they could figure out how to share their towers considering that Tmobile is GSM and Metro is CDMA.
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