AT&T Finalizes Nextel Mexico Acquisition
AT&T today said it has completed its acquisition of Nextel Mexico. Nextel Mexico covers 76 million customers across the country. When first announced in January, AT&T said the acquisition would complement its recent purchase of Iusacell, another Mexican network operator. AT&T plans to create the "first-ever North American Mobile Service area" covering more than 400 million people across Mexico and the U.S. The company has already debuted several new service plans for calling and texting lines in Mexico since acquiring Iusacell. The deal cost AT&T about $1.875 billion.
AT&T Rebranding Mexico's Iusacell and Nextel to AT&T
AT&T has begun rebranding its Iusacell and Nextel properties in Mexico under the AT&T name. Moving forward, people who visit Iusacell and Nextel stores will be buying AT&T Unidos service plans (Unidos con Todo and Unidos a tu Manera, respectively).
AT&T: Free Mobile Roaming in Mexico Starts Friday
AT&T is prepared to make it less expensive for customers to roam in Mexico. The new AT&T Mexico Roaming Bonus is available to all Mobile Share Value customers beginning Friday at no extra cost.
MetroPCS Wins Mexico Calling Plan of Its Own
MetroPCS today revealed a new plan for making calls to Mexico. The Mexico Unlimited package borrows a page from T-Mobile's Mobile Without Borders plan and offers unlimited calling and messaging to mobile and landlines in Mexico.
AT&T's Highest-Paying Customers Gain Mexico/Canada Roaming
AT&T today said some of its customers will soon be able to roam in Mexico and Canada at no extra charge. Customers who subscribe to AT&T's 15 GB Mobile Share plan can text, talk, and surf in Mexico as if they were at home in the U.S.