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Planned T-Mobile and MetroPCS Merger Gets Thumbs Up From the FCC

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Today, T-Mobile is one step closer to a merger with MetroPCS after the FCC released a statement giving the two companies their blessing. Since the proposed merger that originated in October, the Department of Justice and FCC have been reviewing the deal and neither have found objections to these two companies getting together.

This doesn’t mean that it is a done deal yet, both companies still need to get together and vote on whether they want to join or not. This would however boost T-Mobile’s reach across the country, giving them more spectrum to support their customers and move securely into that fourth largest carrier spot. As T-Mo ramps up towards LTE in the near future, this will be a good acquisition if they can get the deal done.

Via: Phandroid

  • http://twitter.com/kdkinc kdkinc

    Sell the “Hot Babe’s “Motorcycle and helicopter and put up some more towers !

  • zombewolf115

    i was kinda happy on metro for a bit with my droids but out of no where. you are no longer able to flash any droid phones to metro. so kinda changing networks.

  • Verizon

    I like T-Mobiles business model and customer service, I just wish they had the same level of coverage that Verizon does. The better price means very little if I can’t use my phone when and where I want to. Maybe one day.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    T-Mo!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/davidukfl David Wanless

    June my contract with VZW is up and I’ll be making the switch to tmobile…. June can’t come soon enough :)

    • Akeem McAllister

      Yes David it is almost over. I will pay my last bill with them April. I am going to Sprint unfortunately but my bill will only be $50 with the fruit phone. Everyone the fruit phone was free from a friend. I am just thrilled to be saving around $70 a month as a college student.

      • michael arazan

        I’m going to ride my vzw unlimited data after my contract is up and wiat for the Dish/google network, T-mo is awful and I’ll never go back after they tried to screw me

        • http://profiles.google.com/davidukfl David Wanless

          I’ve heard mixed things about tmobile, but the same could be said for all carriers. I’m going with one of their month to month plans so there’ll be no long term commitment. If tmobile sucks then I’ll try another carrier.

        • Akeem McAllister

          If I had reliable income and a degree already I would stick with Verizon. I have unlimited as well but I can not afford it any longer. :(

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    This makes me happier than Jerry Sandusky at a Pop Warner football game. T-Mobile is awesome. Yes, I get that probably a good 75% of their network is still on 2G/EDGE data speeds, but if you live in a metro area, T-Mobile can’t be beat. Great service, great coverage. This merger will be awesome because now T-Mobile can use MetroPCS’ spectrum to help with their LTE buildout. That’s huge. Plus, let’s be honest, MetroPCS needs to go away. They have always sucked from day one.

    • Pedro

      A friend of mine lives in Dallas, and swears by MetroPCS, coming from Verizon.

      And any Sandusky comment gets a downvote. Just wrong.

  • Richard Yarrell

    One thing about tmobile they handle their business and if Metropcs don’t want to get on board with this merger then you’re customers will suffer. This merger will happen and I am glad and happy for the future of 2013. Tmobile is doing major things

  • http://twitter.com/HughHansen Hugh Hansen

    Although I was happy for anti-monopoly reasons at the time, I’m now thrilled as a consumer that T-Mobile didn’t merge with AT&T.

    The Nexus 4 forced me there, but I like their style (and their service in NY is great).

    • Richard Yarrell

      Without question Tmobile KICKS VERIZON’S BUTT easily here in New York City. Been their done that with that useless Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Now my Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 on tmobile are industry joys. As for Tmobile 2013 will be very special for them.

      • Tirionfive

        Must not get out of that trashy city. Try stepping out to one of the rural areas, then come back and say that.

        • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

          Yes, it’s well known that 75% of T-Mobile’s network is still 2G/EDGE, almost all of it in the rural areas. I live in North Carolina, an overwhelmingly rural state. No one knows that better than I do. They have 3G/4G in all the metro areas, but across 90% of the state, it’s EDGE. I knew that going in, it doesn’t bother me. Furthermore, he qualified his statement with “here in New York City”. Lay off. Geez.

      • Diablo81588

        You are an irritant.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

      T-Mobile is good company , too bad their service is so bad here in upstate ny, unless you are in one of the cities

    • arturo_bandini

      There’s nothing quite as liberating as switching to T-Mobile.

  • http://twitter.com/jamdev12 jamdev12

    Damn!!! This is like old news. I knew last week about this.

    • KleenDroid

      Wow that is amazing.