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T-Mobile Finalizes SunCom Buy

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Feb 22, 2008, 8:07 PM   by Rich Brome
updated Feb 25, 2008, 11:00 AM

T-Mobile and SunCom today announced the completion of T-Mobile's acquisition of SunCom. SunCom had 1.1 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. T-Mobile now serves 98 of the top 100 national markets, and covers an additional 15 million Americans. The companies announced their merger agreement in September 2007 and the deal received FCC approval February 8.

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Feb 23, 2008, 5:06 PM


Maybe they should have invested in growing existing markets rather than spending money in an unknown market. BUILD MORE TOWERS!
With this new market t-mo is adding 400 new towers by this fall in the south and now has coverage in st.thomas and st.john....
Just an FYI:

T-Mobile is in fact building more towers in existing markets. They built 20 towers in Nov/Dec in just Phoenix, AZ alone.

Also Im sure the millions of people in the SE states are not "unknown" markets, now T-Mobile has the ability to...
the Suncom can fill up the black hole in Carolinas and PR
T-Mobile builds a couple thousand towers each year, they cost about $250K to $300K each, so you're complaining about what?
Amen! I had a stable bill when I was with them, but they just don't work where I moved to (Mesa, Arizona).

Feb 22, 2008, 8:57 PM


i take it -- business is booming?? 🤣
now let's rid the world of US Cellular!!!

Feb 25, 2008, 12:26 AM

T-Mobile Coverage

T-Mobile is GREATLY expanding coverage this year in many major markets, plus 3G is beginning to be firmed up.

Of course none of it can be discussed until it is officially confirmed but with the addition of HotSpot @ Home II and 3G, plus what they plan to roll out in terms of regular Hot Spot handsets is unbelievable. In short......

Game ON!

Feb 24, 2008, 11:22 PM

Finally T-mobile in PR

The trifecta is complete. Puerto Rico now has native signal (non-roaming) for all major US carrier T-mobile, AT&T, Spring and Verizon (via some weird agreement with Claro Wireless, formerly Verizon).

Not that I have T-mobile, but unlocked GSM phones rock.


Feb 24, 2008, 7:48 AM

New Company for some Residents

Now, for some residents, AT&T Wireless was sold to Cingular, Cingular sold portions of that network to SunCom, and now SunCom is sold to T-Mobile.

Interesting to think about how some customers may see sales, mergers, and acquisitions in this industry.

Feb 23, 2008, 8:24 AM

How Long Do We Have To Wait

So how long before we can purchase tmobile phones here in north carolina ? i know it takes time to get things switched over but just thought i would ask.
hey bro...glad u asked that qustion cause i wanna know too. u in nc aswell i presume?
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