MetroPCS offered the teaser last week and as of today it looks like the official confirmation has arrived. The carrier has announced the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and the handset will be available as of today. Those considering the purchase will need to be prepared to shell out $549, but otherwise, the GALAXY S 4 will be available contract-free and with the MetroPCS plans that begin at $40 per month.
FCC filing surfaced back in late-March that detailed a MetroPCS compatible Samsung GALAXY S 4. That filing had shown the handset as being the SCH-R970 and with support for LTE. The key with that, MetroPCS had been quite and hadn't said anything in terms of when the handset could be expected to arrive in the available device lineup. Well, flash forward till today and it looks like they have since come forward.
T-Mobile is currently in the process of acquiring 10MHz of AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum from US Cellular. This is said to be a cash deal for $308 million and it will help T-Mobile further expand the reach of their 4G LTE network. This acquisition is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2013 and the spectrum covers some of the Mississippi Valley Region.
MetroPCS has officially launched a BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) program. Basically, this means users will now be able to bring a GSM compatible phone they already own and simply purchase the service from MetroPCS. The initial launch is being done on a limited scale and there does appear to be some fine print worth reading before you sign up for service.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger has been completed, we are beginning to see the mixing of the two networks. While we have yet to see any announcement from MetroPCS, leaked details are suggesting the carrier will launch the BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) program on June 12th. This will include GSM handsets and that means those users will be on the T-Mobile network.
began as rumor back in October 2012 and was quickly confirmed. At the time of the confirmation, the merger was expected to be wrapped up and completed sometime in the early part of 2013. Well, sitting on May 1, 2013 we now have word of the merger being fully completed. As a result, we now have T-Mobile US, which will be trading as TMUS.
MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger received the final approval yesterday. Following that news, we now have the MetroPCS Q1 2013 earnings report. In addition to the expected financials, this report also touches a bit on the merger. In the report there is mention of how they plan to have the merger completed by April 30, 2013. Of course, Deutsche Telekom had said that much yesterday.
shareholders approving the merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS, however coming as a bit of an update, Deutsche Telekom has offered up some additional details. Just to begin with, a company spokesperson is calling this a "major step for Deutsche Telekom."
received the approval from the board of directors earlier in the month, the T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger was left needing only the approval from the shareholders. The original shareholder meeting was delayed, which resulted in a push back to April 24. Anyway, the shareholder meeting has taken place as expected and it looks like the merger has been approved.
MetroPCS press release which states that the "board unanimously recommends that MetroPCS stockholders vote their shares "FOR" all proposals relating to the proposed combination with T-Mobile." Basically, the MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger continues to move forward.