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T-Mobile now #1 prepaid carrier, overtakes Sprint

T-Mobile today announced that it is now the biggest prepaid carrier in the States. It’s now ahead of Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. With a customer base of 15.64 million subscribers it’s 0.55 million ahead of Sprint in the prepaid market. AT&T and Verizon are both some way behind on 11.34 million and 6.04 million respectively. “The good news just keeps on coming for T-Mobile,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, … [read full article]

MetroPCS legacy network switch-off in Philadelphia scheduled for September 30

Ever since T-Mobile merged with MetroPCS last year, the two have been working together to replace the purple carrier’s old legacy network with a more modern LTE network. What that means is that in certain locations over the past 12 months, the old network has been switched off, freeing up some much needed spectrum for T-Mobile to use elsewhere. More recently, Las Vegas [read full article]

MetroGUARD, insurance from MetroPCS re-branding and price change from July 13

According to a PDF on MetroPCS’ website, the T-Mobile company will be making changes to its phone insurance plan from July 13. MetroGUARD will undergo something of a rebranding and price change. From July 13th, MetroGUARD will be no more. Instead, it’s being replaced by PHP (Premium Handset Protection) which offers the same coverage against damage, loss, theft and out-of-warranty faults. Along with the name change, premiums and deductibles are rising. The … [read full article]

ZTE Concord II on its way to T-Mobile and Metro PCS, features 4-inch display, 5MP camera

Over the past couple of years a couple of Chinese brands have emerged from the darkness of manufacturing handsets for other brands, and instead producing phones with their own moniker stamped on the shell. One of those brands, ZTE, is set to launch and Android-powered phone on T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The Concord II smartphone is equipped with a 4-inch, 800×480 resolution display and a 5MP camera sensor. Powering this low-end device is a … [read full article]

T-Mobile “very interested” in selling iPhones through MetroPCS

Just a year after the MetroPCS deal went through, T-Mobile announced yesterday that over half the subscriber base has moved over to a T-Mobile compatible handset. Which is great news, considering the CDMA network shutdown going on in at least three more major markets very soon. But, there’s one handset not currently available through MetroPCS: iPhone. In a comment to Re/code, Mike Sievert told the site that the company is “very interested” in … [read full article]

[Update] MetroPCS CDMA network shutting down in New England and Las Vegas on July 1

Following T-Mobile and MetroPCS’ merger, the prepaid brand has been slowly shutting down its old CDMA network as well as seeing a new lease of life in other areas, using GSM technology. Today, the company revealed which markets would be next in the old network shut-down. On July 1st, MetroPCS’ CDMA waves will go dead in New England and Las Vegas. As part of the process, the carrier has emailed customers in the … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S5 launching on MetroPCS today

Following its debut on T-Mobile earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now starting to make its way to smaller operators. MetroPCS announced today that it’s now selling the Galaxy S5 online and in stores. The 16GB Charcoal Black version of Samsung’s new flagship will set MetroPCS customers back $649 plus tax. Spec-wise, the Metro version of the S5 is similar to all of the other carrier models, meaning … [read full article]

Leap Wireless lost 92k subscribers last quarter, blames T-Mobile

According to a report by FierceWireless, Leap Wireless has lost 27% of its customers over the past 18 months. 92,000 of those left in the final quarter of 2013. Who’s to blame? “Increasing competition from nationwide operators“, but mostly: T-Mobile and its MetroPCS brand. Interestingly, Leap Wireless is being bought out by T-Mobile’s fiercest rivals, AT&T. However, the difference between when the $1.2b bid was made public last July and now is around … [read full article]

T-Mobile will shut off MetroPCS network in Boston, Las Vegas and Philly by year’s end

Over the past 12 months, T-Mobile’s network roll-out speed has been phenomenal. It’s ahead of schedule with its LTE expansion, and ahead of schedule in migrating customers from the old MetroPCS network over to T-Mobile. As part of its earnings results yesterday, Tmo announced that it plans on decommissioning MetroPCS’ CDMA-based networks as soon as the end of … [read full article]