Spectrum. . .
Both these companies share the same spectrum, right?
Next 2-3yrs will be very interesting for T-Mobile.
I hope they thrive, and by 2015 move into 3rd place among
the wireless carriers.
I'm pretty sure you're correct about the 1700mhz AWS spectrum being common to the two carriers.
And yes, I hope you're right about them moving into 3rd, and pushing out Sprint to where they belong, 4th or 5th even. I'm not talking carrier size, I...
Yes, both companies use the 1900 PCS and 1700 AWS bands so their spectrum holdings complement each other very nicely.
Spectrum may be similar, but technology is significantly different. TMO is 3G, Metro PCS is CDMA. There will be significant device incompatibility for a while, with a conversion project on the horizon!