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Two years ago, AT&T’s bid to acquire T-Mobile fell through (with AT&T’s consolation prize a roaming agreement with Deutsche Telekom), but another one of the four major U.S. mobile carriers is considering a T-Mobile purchase. This time it’s Sprint that has magenta on the brain, according to the Wall Street Journal’s... Read more...
So T-Mobile didn't get to merge with AT&T as the two companies tried, in vain, to make happen in what now seems like an eternity ago. However, T-Mobile has found itself a partner. Parent company Deutsche Telekom announced today that T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS have united, and the combined company will begin trading... Read more...
Earlier today, it looked like a marriage of T-Mobile and MetroPCS was all but a formality, but we suppose that’s why they have the ceremony, as a late-breaking report indicates that Sprint may be planning to make a bid of its own for MetroPCS. According to Reuters, Sprint’s big cheeses will meet on Friday at noon to decide whether... Read more...
Watching broadcast TV on a mobile device has been a consumer’s dream for years, starting way back when you could buy a handheld TV with long antennae like the Sony Watchman. Yet as our phones have evolved into small computing powerhouses, the concept of watching TV on one has become less about broadcast TV and more about streaming content... Read more...
Are the consolidating years behind us when it comes to U.S. wireless carriers? Perhaps not. According to CNBC and The Wall Street Journal, Sprint -- America's third largest wireless company -- was considering a major deal that would have it paying $8 billion to acquire MetroPCS. MetroPCS may not be a huge name like AT&T or Verizon, but... Read more...
It would be too easy to mock MetroPCS for collaborating with Snoop Dogg to market the release of the world's first LTE Android smartphone (the Samsung Galaxy Indulge), but when you think about it, too many companies take themselves far too seriously. MetroPCS is going the opposite direction with this latest stunt, and... Read more...
MetroPCS launched its unlimited, no annual contract 4G LTE service in the Boston, New York City and Sacramento metropolitan areas. With this launch, MetroPCS' 4G LTE services are now available in nine metropolitan areas. MetroPCS also plans to expand its 4G services into more metropolitan areas later this year and... Read more...
Huawei's Ascend probably wouldn't have caught an eye just a few years ago. That name just doesn't really ring a bell. But these days, the smartphone landscape is broader than ever, and people are definitely paying attention to anyone who dares go up against the iPhone, DROID, Nexus One, etc. Huawei is best known internationally, but the company... Read more...
We kind of feel like the headline says it all, but in case you thought it was a typo, we'll repeat: MetroPCS just launched the first ever 4G LTE network in the United States. MetroPCS chose Las Vegas as their launching off point, somewhat following in the footsteps of Sprint-Nextel and Clearwire, which also was drawn to Las Vegas early on... Read more...