Leap Wireless Exploring Possible Sale
Leap Wireless is close to hiring a bank to help it explore strategic options moving forward, according to sources familiar with the matter. Reuters reports that Leap may hire Goldman Sachs, with which it already has a history. Leap is weighing consolidation and or/and outright sale to a competitor. MetroPCS has previously expressed interest in acquiring and/or merging with Leap Wireless. It made a bid of $5.5 billion for Leap back in 2007, and expressed interest as recently as September 2009. Leap has not officially provided comment on the matter. Leap runs a pre-paid wireless service branded as Cricket.
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Apple Scores Nintendo Game for iPhone
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T-Mobile to Buy Chicago-Area Spectrum to Boost Coverage
T-Mobile today said it has agreed to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Leap in order to bring its "extended-range LTE" coverage to the Chicago metropolitan area. Specifically, T-Mobile is snagging A-Block 700 MHz spectrum covering Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Evanston, Naperville, Aurora, Gary, Rockford, De Kalb, Janesville, Bloomington, Normal, Kankakee, Kenosha, and others.
For example... Metro phones must be flashed through Houdini from what I understand, which is not free... where as if you know how to flash a phone to Cricket you can do it for free.