Tag Archives: metropcs

Blockbuster Video Stores To Begin Selling T-Mobile, Sprint And Verizon Phones?

While Dish Network continues to fight the FCC over the use of their spectrum, they are set to begin selling mobile phones in their rental locations as a test for Dish’s entry into the wireless market. Blockbuster had already begun selling phones on their website under the name “Blockbuster Mobile,” with devices from Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile. Now, Dish is said to be expanding the effort to their remaining 850 Blockbuster … [read full article]

MetroPCS Will Launch Three New Markets If T-Mobile Deal Is Approved

Taking the stage at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference earlier today, MetroPCS Chairman and CEO Roger Linquist and CFO Braxton Carter discussed the pending deal with T-Mobile. Specifically, Linquist discussed that 2013 will be a year of stabilization for T-Mobile’s postpaid customer base and a year of growth for MetroPCS. In fact, Carter says that MetroPCS will expand its service to 3 additional markets if the T-Mobile deal is approved. … [read full article]

MetroPCS, T-Mobile Merger To Be Reviewed By Justice Department, FBI

In a fairly standard move, the US Department of Justice along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have filed a request with the FCC pertaining to the T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger. Both government entities have asked the FCC to “defer action,” or have asked them to delay their decision in order for both parties to decide if the deal has any “national security, law enforcement, and public safety issues.” They’ve asked the FCC … [read full article]

Justice Department Asks MetroPCS For More Details On T-Mobile USA Merger

MetroPCS made a brief announcement yesterday on their website that the Department of Justice had requested more information “in connection with MetroPCS’ proposed transaction with T-Mobile USA, Inc.” This second request for information will extend the regulatory review period by an extra 30 days, but MetroPCS, T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom all plan to comply with the order and send the requested information. The proposed transaction is subject to MetroPCS shareholder approval, … [read full article]

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Talks Began Two Days After AT&T Talks Ended

A preliminary proxy statement filed with the FCC last week by MetroPCS is yielding all sorts of interesting info on their proposed deal with T-Mobile. In fact, the most notable piece of information might be the date talks began, just two days after the deal with AT&T fell apart. That means that Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS began discussions on December 21st of 2011. Also contained in the filing is a list … [read full article]

T-Mobile Execs: We See More Industry Consolidation Down The Road

Speaking at the 12th annual Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecommunications conference, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray and T-Mobile COO Jim Alling both spoke about the company’s future with MetroPCS and the industry beyond. For Alling’s behalf, he discussed the idea that more industry consolidation is coming and that the possibility of going from four national carriers to three remains a distinct possibility. “Is it possible that four major players could go down to … [read full article]

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray Says Hurricane Sandy Will Delay Some 1900MHz HSPA+ Deployments

During a keynote speech at the 4G World Trade Show in Chicago, T-Mobile’s CTO told attendees that Hurricane Sandy will force the company to delay some deployments of its HSPA+ technology in the 1900MHz spectrum. Ray did tell those in attendance that the company has completed “95 percent of the refarming of its 1900MHz spectrum for HSPA+, will launch … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sends Letter To Customers Explaining MetroPCS Merger, Impact

In an unsurprising move, T-Mobile is getting the word out to their customers with a new letter describing the proposed merger with MetroPCS. The letter comes from T-Mobile’s new CEO, John Legere and includes an FAQ section hoping to address any general concerns customers might have. As a general letter, it’s more informational than anything else and doesn’t really go into too … [read full article]