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MetroPCS Slowly Approaching Major Carrier Status

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May 6, 2010, 5:23 PM   by Philip Berne

MetroPCS announced its first quarter 2010 results. The regional, pre-paid carrier has more than 7 million subscribers. By comparison, Sprint's Nextel arm of post-paid iDen subscribers has around 6.8 million. MetroPCS has already announced plans to roll out a 4G LTE network in select markets later this year.

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May 7, 2010, 8:23 AM

How long before the the vulture swoops in?

Let's see how long before MetroPCS gets swooped up by T-Mobile USA.
I think it is how long before MPCS swoops in and scoops up T-Mo.

May 9, 2010, 11:35 PM

Here's something everyone missed from this article...

"Net income for the quarter decreased $21 million, or approximately 48%, for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 as compared to the prior year’s first quarter."

May 6, 2010, 5:32 PM

lol no where near sprint and tmobiles totals

still ways to go to catch up to the big boys lol
i dont think metro pcs has that many that seems way to much..
The regional, pre-paid carrier has more than 7 million subscribers. By comparison, Sprint's Nextel arm of post-paid iDen subscribers has around 6.8 million.

May 6, 2010, 7:23 PM


I thought CricKet was bigger than TMo now.. Shouldn't they be more of a major carrier than Metro?
T-Mo is #4 behind Sprinit Nextel, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless. I'm not sure that what the actual subs are.

I know there is speculation that MetroPCS might buy Leap/Cricket, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
At the end of Q4 Cricket had 4.95 million customers.
Cricket is a stupid azz name for a wireless company!!! Cricket is the name of a bug! Metro should just get it over with and buy buy Cricket and get rid of that stupid azz name!!!

May 8, 2010, 10:15 AM

Good Morning PS Folks!!

Smile How is everyone on this boring ass Saturday? I'm working and talking to people who mis-pronounce "envelope". But the only thing I have to look forward to is leaving at 4 to chill with friends. How are y'all doing?
I'm stuck at work till seven with nothing to do, so, I think your probably doing better.
iDont Care

May 6, 2010, 11:55 PM

I like MetroPCS

I know some people that use the service here in NYC and I've tested it out myself. Least they have better phones than Virgin Mobile. My only gripe with them is that NYC is only 1x but that will soon change with LTE on the horizon. If they had LTE and an Android device, I'd consider them if I wasn't happy with Sprint.

May 6, 2010, 7:28 PM

Phillip Berne?

why is he always hating on sprint.. always trying to attach negative comments about sprint every chance he gets.. and in the news even, where is the unbiased against rumor mantra of PS? before anyone react, remember his addon comments about sprints newest phones?
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