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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]

Galaxy Mega on its way to MetroPCS stores on November 25, new markets live today

From November 25th, MetroPCS will begin offering the ginormous Samsung Galaxy Mega. The company announced that it would available to buy from its online stores and from retail outlets. Prices are from $349 (plus tax) for new customers who buy the Mega in a MetroPCS store. That price includes an instant $100 rebate in place “for the holiday season” and a $50 rebate for getting it at a MetroPCS store. The Mega is … [read full article]

T-Mobile expanding MetroPCS LTE branding, adding 15 new markets on November 21st

Along with all the hubbub surrounding T-Mobile’s earnings call yesterday came the news that it wasn’t only keen on expanding its own branded network, but also that of MetroPCS. In an official press release yesterday, the magenta carrier clarified its plans to launch LTE MetroPCS branding in 15 new markets on November 21st. Those markets include: Albuquerque – Santa Fe, NM Cincinnati – Dayton, OH Columbus, OH Denver – Colorado Springs, CO El … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Mega Discovered On Its Way To MetroPCS

Everyone stop what you’re doing and say hi to the Samsung Galaxy Mega on its way to MetroPCS. Unfortunately for T-Mobile customers, the Mega is apparently SIM-locked to MetroPCS and there’s no word on when or if T-Mobile will bring its own variant of the Galaxy Mega to store shelves. However, for MetroPCS customers interested in grabbing their very own, I’m told to expect the device on store shelves sometime before the start … [read full article]

T-Mobile Execs Talk Apple Products, JUMP! And Future Plans On Investor Call

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T-Mobile is no doubt riding a high today with some of the best quarterly numbers the company has seen in years and they aren’t shying away from what the future might hold. In an interview with CNBC, T-Mobile CEO John Legere didn’t hold back from poking the competition and emphasizing that Uncarrier “Phase 3″ is “right around the corner.” “Stay tuned … [read full article]

T-Mobile Boosts MetroPCS Coverage With 15 Additional Markets, New Plan And Smartphones

  T-Mobile is making good on its promise to expand MetroPCS coverage with the launch of 15 additional markets less than three months after finalizing their merger. MetroPCS will introduce two new smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 521 and LG Optimus F3 in the new cities along with six additional models and the company’s bring your own device option. Wait, that’s not all as MetroPCS also introduces a “$40, period” rate plan that includes … [read full article]

MetroPCS Customers Rejoice As GSM-Ready Variant Of The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Is Released

A little break from the T-Mobile-centric world today as we highlight the release of the Galaxy S 4 on MetroPCS. The important piece of news here is that the MetroPCS Galaxy S 4 integrates a GSM/HSPA+/LTE radio designed for its parent company in T-Mobile. That’s great news for T-Mobile as the sooner the Magenta carrier can move MetroPCS customers off their existing CDMA network, the faster T-Mobile can put that spectrum … [read full article]