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T-Mobile USA Considering Asset Sale

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Jan 20, 2011, 11:24 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Speaking at an investor event today, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann said that T-Mobile USA would consider selling non-core assets such as its cellular towers to raise cash for future investments if needed. Obermann and new T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm were discussing the future of the country's fourth-largest carrier. Part of the company's plan will be to reduce churn (customer turn-over rate) to 2% in 2011 and to 1.8% in 2012. The executives also noted that the Sidekick 4G, Samsung Galaxy S 4G and 4G tablets will launch in the first half of 2011. Sprint offloaded its cellular towers several years ago in a bid to reduce operating expenses.

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Cellular Phone

Jan 20, 2011, 11:38 AM

Selling off its towers would not be a bad move.

Sprint did it and it seems to be working fine for them. T-Mobile is so cash-strapped, and with DT constantly debating a spin-off or sell-off, T-Mobile could sell its towers and pay a 3rd party to maintain them, and focus its energy on improving its data speeds and securing more smartphone options.
T-Mobile is the 3rd largest carrier in the U.S. not the 4th.
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a carrier selling their towers is jsut a quick fix so they can raise capitol quickly. its not really a long term solution. the long-term expense of renting back your own network cannot be a good cost long term.
TmobileCustomer83

Jan 20, 2011, 1:30 PM

Maybe if they spent more time investing in 3G coverage

T-Mobile would blow the competition out of the water if they would just start expanding their 3G coverage faster. I don't see the roll outs anymore. They seem to be ignoring the smaller markets that is why I have ported my line over to Sprint. It's a tough move considering I've been a customer with T-Mobile for nearly seven years. The reality is that Sprint has much better 3G coverage.
TmobileCustomer83 said:
T-Mobile would blow the competition out of the water if they would just start expanding their 3G coverage faster. I don't see the roll outs anymore. They seem to be ignoring the smaller markets that is why I
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flip mode

Jan 20, 2011, 6:57 PM

DUMMIES

Laughing

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