T-Mobile and MetroPCS acquisition first came to light back in October and it was just yesterday when we learned the Department of Justice had given their approval. There is more to the approval process though. We still need word from the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) and Committee on Foreign Investment. Putting that aside for a moment -- we now have word of potential layoffs.
back in October 2012. Of course, planning to join forces and actually being able to do so are two different things. You know, with all those government approvals and such. Well, as of today that process is one step closer to becoming a reality as they have received approval from the Department of Justice (DOJ).
MetroPCS has officially announced their latest smartphone, the LG Spirit. The handset will be available for purchase beginning today and is being touted as having "top-of-line features" and a "sleek and stylish frame." That being said, while we wouldn't argue over most of the specs, there is one issue that we cannot overlook at this point in time.
recently announced some updated calling/data plans. These plans arrived last week in the form of three "simpler" 4G LTE options. Basically, each of those three plans included unlimited voice and messaging and offered varying data limits based on price. And well, MetroPCS also quietly removed any mention of a plan that had Rhapsody bundled in.
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.
MetroPCS and are not liking the $499 purchase price -- there may be some help available. Granted, this help is not going to lower the price of the handset, but there is now the ability to finance the phone. In fact, both MetroPCS and Leap Wireless (Cricket) are offering financing.
MetroPCS is adding a new device to its smartphone lineup. The new device is an upgrade to the Samsung Admire. It adds 4G LTE connectivity to the entry-level Samsung smartphone. Besides 4G connectivity, the device also comes equipped with some other upgrades and improvements, and it maintains an affordable price tag.
MetroPCS already offer a few different Android smartphones from ZTE, but it looks like they'll soon be getting another one to add to their lineup. The device pictured below has leaked over on Twitter by @evleaks, and looks to be a rather mid-range smartphone headed to the regional carrier soon.
MetroPCS has released its earning statement for Q3 2012. While the regional carrier did not smash any records in terms of revenue, it looks like they are doing fairly well. That may explain why T-Mobile is so interested in acquiring the smaller carrier. Most importantly, MetroPCS managed to post an impressive $193 million net profit this quarter, which is an increase of $44 million over last quarter.