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T-Mobile cuts several hundred Bellevue HQ employees

It still looks like the T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger is on track for approval from all necessary parties, however it seems as if one of the nastier side effects has also happened. The layoffs. While this is not necessarily the best of news, it is coming as expected. T-Mobile actually confirmed earlier in the month that the layoffs would be happening. So far these layoffs have been from the Bellevue headquarters.

ISS suggests MetroPCS shareholders vote against T-Mobile merger

Things seemed to be going rather well in terms of the T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger. This all began as rumor back in October of last year and as of today we have seen approval after approval. In fact, the merger has been granted approval from the Department of Justice, the FCC and the Committee on Foreign Investment. Basically, that means they have received all the necessary regulatory approvals.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 FCC filings begin to surface

We know the Samsung GALAXY S 4 is going to be available with a wide variety of carriers in the US market. Given that, we also know that means we will be seeing a wide variety of FCC filings dealing with the GALAXY S 4. These will not give us anything new in terms of a possible release date, however they are a required step and if nothing else -- these filings just mean one less reason for a possible delay.

Huawei Premia 4G smartphone announced for MetroPCS

It appears to be business as usual for MetroPCS as they have announced their latest smartphone offering. The latest handset to join the lineup is the Huawei Premia 4G. The handset arrives in traditional MetroPCS fashion, which is really just to say that it is a contract-free device and eligible for the unlimited talk, text and data plans which start at $40 per month.

T-Mobile, MetroPCS regulatory approvals now complete

T-Mobile and MetroPCS received the FCC approval back on March 12 which meant that the necessary approvals for a merger were almost complete. Basically, once the FCC offered their approval we still needed word from the Committee on Foreign Investment. Well, approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment as well as the MetroPCS stockholders. As of today however, MetroPCS has offered a bit of a status update.

MetroPCS has announced three new “simpler” 4G plans

MetroPCS has recently announced some new calling/data plans. These new plans are currently in effect and according to the carrier, they are "simple plans for a simpler life." Of course, that is likely a hint to the fact that they contain unlimited voice and messaging. Not to mention, one also has unlimited 4G data.
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