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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by geekydude, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. geekydude

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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.
    Via Fierce Wireless, Financial Times
     
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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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    I like tmo best.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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