MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s prepaid arm, announced a new $30 plan this morning that they claim is the lowest cost option around. The new deal runs just $30 per month and includes unlimited talk and text, plus 1GB of data at full 4G speeds. They claim that the data is unlimited, but after you use that 1GB, you will be throttled into an incredibly painful data experience until the next month. Is that really unlimited? Whatever. (more…)
Starting in April, you will be able to buy Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones at carriers and retailers across the US. Not all are getting both phones, though, so if one in particular grabbed your attention – like say the Galaxy S6 Edge – you will want to check the list below. (more…)
This morning, MetroPCS unveiled a new Unlimited 4G LTE plan priced at $50. Folks who sign up before April 5 receive no pre-planned end date, meaning you can enjoy your speeds with confidence, riding on T-Mobile’s nationwide LTE network.
The pricing structure is basic enough. For $40 a month, users receive unlimited data, talk and text, with 2GB of that data being high-speed. For $50 a month, you receive the same features but with 4GB of high-speed data. Lastly, for $60 a month, users get the unlimited 4G LTE data, talk and text, but when you sign up before April 5, you only have to pay $50. If MetroPCS is your provider, it is a solid deal. (more…)
The wait is over – the Galaxy S5 from Samsung is finally official. With its 5.1″ Full HD Display and 16MP camera, the question on everyone’s mind is, “when can I get one?” American carriers have been quick to announce availability for 2014’s most-hyped device, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and US Cellular all stating that the device will be available on their networks starting in April. (more…)
This morning, the reverse merger (little company buys big company) between T-Mobile and MetroPCS was made official. In a final vote made by shareholders, the effects of this deal are set to take place on May 1, resulting in a cash payout to MetroPCS shareholders of $1.5 billion. This deal, heavily sought after by T-Mobile, is just another check on their long list of vast improvements they have made in 2013. (more…)
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.
Sprint was none too happy when they got the news that T-Mobile and MetroPCS had gotten together and planned a deal for a potential merger. After rumors that the Now Network was planning a counter-offer to MetroPCS, news today suggests that they might hold off on that offer without knowing what T-Mobile has up their sleeve.
Reports say that Sprint met with T-Mobile’s parent company, Detusche Telekom, to discuss the proposal and decided it would be better to wait. Once Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile file the proposed deal there will be an amount of time that Sprint can take to look over the deal and think about how they want to proceed. This leaves the door open for Sprint to out-bid T-Mobile, but only time will tell who MetroPCS will end up with.
Well it didn’t take long for T-Mobile and MetroPCS to work out the differences in their deal, as the two companies have reached an agreement today. For the low price of $1.5 billion, the parent company of T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, gains 74% of the shares in the new company, with MetroPCS retaining the other 26%.
This move sets them up as the “Leading Value-Focused Wireless Carrier” and allows T-Mobile to increase scale, spectrum and resources. Combined, the two companies will have 42.5 million subscribers.
The interesting part of this deal is that both companies will retain their separate user bases for the time being. At some other point down the road things will be properly merged, possibly when the switch to LTE gets closer for both companies. This also still leaves them in the 4th spot in the country, but certainly sets T-Mobile up with room to grow. (more…)