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T-Mobile USA reported in talks to acquire MetroPCS

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    Deutsche Telekom Talks to MetroPCS on T-Mobile
    via Bloomberg BusinessWeek
    Deutsche Telekom Talks to MetroPCS on T-Mobile - Businessweek

    Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) is discussing a merger of its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) (PCS) as it reviews options for the customer-losing business, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Deutsche Telekom is considering a stock-swap transaction that would give the German company control over the combined entity, which would be publicly listed, said two of the people, who declined to be identified because the talks are private. Other options include an initial public offering or an outright sale of T-Mobile USA, the people said, adding that Deutsche Telekom is also in talks with other companies. MetroPCS shares jumped 14 percent in New York.

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    if metro ends up connect with tmobile, I'll be finding someone else to go with, tmobile sucks its the worst carrier ever.
     
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    only aere knows if this is true or not
     
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    If that happens I'll move back to Sprint.
     
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    Interesting, because for the past month I've actually been considering switching over to T-Mobile by the year's end because the MetroPCS' 4G connection has been so horrible.
     
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    We were with T-Mobile for 11 years before coming to Metro. Always liked their service and had no complaints other than we realized we could get more services for the same money from Metro.
     
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    Personally, I'd welcome a T-Mobile USA buyout. MetroPCS's Customer Service is just awful. I've never seen such a bunch of inept people in my life. Why should anyone need to travel to a "corporate store" ever to resolve an issue? MetroPCS does this to discourage issuing credits.

    Despite numerous reports, my Online Account Access is still incurring a "technical error". For 3 months, really? MetroPCS offers decent price points, but the rest of the company is no bargain.

    What happens to MetroPCS customers post merger is another story. Being that T-Mobile USA is a GSM provider, it's a given they will phase out the CDMA Networks as soon as possible. Will T-Mobile allow customers to keep plans and provide either a free or heavily subsidized phone as a goodwill gesture? Will they simply keep the spectrum, and sell the customer base to Sprint? Will T-Mobile USA enable 4G Customers a transition to "VoLTE" for capable phones? Sprint or Verizon make sense from a customer standpoint (overlapping service, networks), but T-Mobile may prove to be a "bag of hurt".

    T-Mobile USA's Customer Support and Web Presence would be a godsend however. I preferred dealing with T-Mobile USA. Had them from 2004-2012. It wouldn't be so bad to return, if the price is right.
     
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    Moved you over to the MetroPCS carrier forum since this effects Metro as a whole and not just the Esteem ;)
     
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    Why would T-mobile buy Metro? Isn't Metro CDMA and T-mobile GSM?
     
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    I just switched from Metro to T-Mobile and T-mobile is quite a bit better in every aspect.
     
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    I came from t-mobile back to metro because of the 4G Now i wish i had stayed with tmobile they are way better..... I hope they get taken by t mobile that will be the best thing ever for the end users .
     
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    T-Mobile is a GSM company and metro is a CDMA company. Do you know how hard it is to transition? Think logically, what if T-Mobile is buying metro and is going to make it like virgin mobile is to sprint. Personally, I'm in favor of this deal but in the end if it doesn't go through then it's okay with me.
     
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    Quality of Service is always gonna depend on where you live. I'm doing good with metro here in the D. People out west seem to have issues.

    I would be down for a merger if it meant more high end phone options and better and faster 4G coverage at the same price I'm paying.
     
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    I started with T-Mobile back in 2005, on prepaid to try out the service, then in early 2006, I switch to a monthly contract. I stayed with them until last year when the AT&T fiasco was announced, then switched to metroPCS. I was with AT&T when it was known as Cingular Wireless and did not like their service. I will not go back to AT&T.

    Although I am disappointed that the Boston area does not yet have 3G on metroPCS, I am otherwise happy with their service.
     
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    Do most users feel the 4G connection to be "horrible" ?
     
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    depends on your location.
     
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    I do not want to see this happen as it would herald a return to having to pay fees & taxes and less than unlimited plans at higher prices.

    On the other hand it would probably be that last little push I need to jump to Ting.com.
     
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    4G?

    We don't even have 3G here. :(
     
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    I did a speed test with my friend's new Samsung from Metro, it got 2mbps in fort lauderdale, pretty decent for metro.
     
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    I'd like to see Sprint and Metro merge. I think that'd be awesome. **** Boost mobile too.
     
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    That would be better. I don't like T-Mobile I stayed on their network for 10 days and canceled it because their signal sucks I had no bars where even metro, Sprint, and boost had bars but im just going to stick with AT&T or Verizon
     
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    not neccessarily any bigger phone carrier that buys out metro will get to keep the spectrum but better yet add more spectrum for us. think about it if u buought out a company with millions of customers u aint gonna be stupid enough to drive out all those customers out! instead u want to bring more customers and get your money's worth. so the way i see it LET THEM BUY IT OUT!!!
     
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    As long as they keep it like boost and virgin than I wouldn't mind and keeping the prices intact but we know how that goes
     
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    Sprint does need a collection of mini-me's.

    While I wouldn't rule it out, Metro's upper management seems to be moving away from that and ahead with the concept that they may just survive on their own. What with the talk about actually doing things that mobile companies do, such as releasing phones and such...
     

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