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Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS Announce Merger

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Oct 3, 2012, 8:47 AM

My major post-merger concern...

Would be the plans that Metro offer. Do they not have one plan for "unlimited" data yet charge a higher price for "unlimited" data including streaming video and music? That really flies in the face of net neutrality. I wonder if Metro will eventually force T-Mobile subscribers on to similar plans.
I keep reading that Sprint may get in on this so the combined company could better compete with AT&T and Verizon....who knows if it would really happen.
No metro allows unlimited 3G service and then a range of plans that provide an allotment of 4G data starting 250mb for $40, up to unlimited including, there video on demand and rhapsody service for $70 a month. They also have an unlimited 4G plan righ...

Oct 3, 2012, 12:08 PM

Hey Eric

Where did you get the information that the new company would run under the TMO name? Everything I've seen reports them running as 2 separate companies, or at least customer bases, and talks of the expansion of the MetroPCS brand into TMO markets...
from the press release "The combined company, which will retain the T-Mobile name, will have the expanded scale, spectrum and financial resources to aggressively compete with the other national U.S. wireless carriers."

Oct 3, 2012, 7:25 PM

I Like This Deal

I am looking forward to seeing what Metro PCS can do with T-Mobile's assets.

Oct 3, 2012, 9:25 AM

This Move Still Makes No Sense

This looks more like a desperation move rather than an asset move. It is possibly to overthrow a Sprint offer. Which means DT paid an inflated price to acquire. They may gain spectrum and a few customers. But then what? They have been losing subscribers left and right. Many of the 9 million that they will acquire from MetroPCS will need to be offered some pretty sweet deals to make the stay attractive. In spite of how simple this all seems, It may be quick but, I believe this is going to be a nightmare merge shortly after and really serve Tmobile little benefit to gain traction. DT has had very little involvement to help their subsidary.

I'm at a loss.

John B.
DT has been looking for a way out of the US for years this will work as a reverse merger allowing DT to sell off its stake in the company little by little to this ''new'' t-mobile. That's what cares about.

Oct 3, 2012, 9:53 AM

From my understanding.

After reading the whole article it sounds like MetroPC and T-Mobile will merge assets and Metro will become a MNVO of T-Mobile. Or have a completely misread the article?
That is how I took it....
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