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T-Mobile: We're Going It Alone, and We're OK With That

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Jan 10, 2012, 1:35 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm today said that there are no new acquisition deals on the table and that the company is prepared to move forward without merging or being acquired by a competitor. Speaking to AllThingsD, Humm said, "There is no second AT&T deal around. Now it's really a question about restarting the business. We will give you more details probably by the end of the quarter. We are right now finalizing our plans." T-Mobile USA recently lost its bid to sell itself to AT&T. T-Mobile USA gained valuable spectrum and a roaming deal with AT&T has part of the break-up, but the company still needs to raise capital. Parent company Deutsche Telekom scored $3 billion in cash from AT&T, but it's not clear if it will reinvest that money in developing T-Mobile USA further.

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Jan 10, 2012, 5:08 PM

Thank you TMO, your waffling got me on a REAL network!

10 years of loyalty to T-Mobile. After I heard about the merger earlier this year I left and tried out Straight Talk, Boost & Simple Mobile. Straight Talk's Nokia E5 (ATT) was OK & service with AT&T was much better than T-Mobile (not saying much) specifically the 3G data coverage. Alas though, being used to Android I didn't stay with ST and switched to Boost. I found Sprint's 3G network to be abysmally slow and very non-existent around here in New Mexico so I though maybe Simple Mobile (usings TMO's towers) might be a deal for $40 for unlimited everything and Android. WRONG! 119kbps download speeds for their "3G" service! PATHETIC. Finally, I said "forget it" I'm going to pay up for a REAL carrier and took over 2 Verizon Accounts that still...
Indeed the saying is true, sometimes you need to be raped to have service. Gurantee you were definitely one of those whiny customers who wanted a free phone or service which is why you went to all the cheap carriers before Verizon. Btw how have thos...
Simple Mobile dealers are selling unlocked phones which are not all ideal for the service.

119kbps sounds like you had a phone which only works on EDGE (or maybe you had a 3g phone which does not support t-mobile's weird 3g band, which will result ...
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