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MetroPCS and Deutsche Telekom Confirm Merger Talks

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Slammer

Oct 2, 2012, 5:10 PM

This Would Be a Bad Move.

Tmobile is GSM based and MetroPCS is CDMA. While both carriers transitioning to LTE would eliminate compatibility issues, the GSM, CDMA legacy would remain for several+years. This would inherently re-live a Sprint/Nextel mess. I doesn't make sense to me. Personally, I don't know what DT is thinking.

John B.
Slammer said:
Tmobile is GSM based and MetroPCS is CDMA. While both carriers transitioning to LTE would eliminate compatibility issues, the GSM, CDMA legacy would remain for several+years. This would inherently re-live a Sprint/Nex
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Slammer said:
Tmobile is GSM based and MetroPCS is CDMA. While both carriers transitioning to LTE would eliminate compatibility issues, the GSM, CDMA legacy would remain for several+years. This would inherently re-live a Sprint/Nex
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GSM carriers acquire CDMA carriers, and vice versa all the time, you do need some time to make the transition but it is not horrible, I live in one of the old Altell markets that was divested to at&t, it took about a year for Altell;s CDMA towers to b...
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Slammer said:
Tmobile is GSM based and MetroPCS is CDMA. While both carriers transitioning to LTE would eliminate compatibility issues, the GSM, CDMA legacy would remain for several+years. This would inherently re-live a Sprint/Nex
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Versed

Oct 2, 2012, 3:40 PM

Should Not be Allowed

This should not be allowed, fair is fair. And for more reasons then just one, foreign asset ownership as well as decreasing choice in carriers.
Foreign Asset Ownership is one reason why you enjoy very low cell phone prices. Move to Canada, then tell me you don't want foreign asset ownership. Your tune will change VERY quickly. Believe me.
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Then Vodafone must GET THE HELL OUT from VZW!!!
On the contrary, Metro PCS and T-Mobile are two of the weaker companies on the markets, combining forces would make T-Mobile (or Metro PCS, whichever label they wanted to go by after the merger) a much stronger and more competitive company...instead o...
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Versed said:
This should not be allowed, fair is fair. And for more reasons then just one, foreign asset ownership as well as decreasing choice in carriers.

Aren't most of the factories and their workers that produce...
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Is Metro foreign owned? At the end of the day Metro will be the owner of the new T-Mobile merged entity at the end of the day.
 
 
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