The merger between T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS has been in the works for a few months now, getting approval from several government entities, but it looks like it’s a done deal, as MetroPCS shareholders have reportedly approved the merger with number 4 US wireless carrier T-Mobile, which will see an increase an customer base thanks
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MetroPCS is once again encouraging its investors to vote in favor of its upcoming merger with T-Mobile, especially now that Deutsche Telekom has improved its offer terms. The improved terms reduces the amount of debt the merged companies would have to pay back by $ 3.8 billion. It also reduces the debt’s interest rate by 0.5%.
MetroPCS has pushed back a hotly anticipated shareholder meeting that will decide the fate of the carrier's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA.
A sweeter offer for the merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS reportedly has been approved by T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom.
It looks like T-Mobile will be facing an uphill battle come April 12th. On April 12th, the shareholders will be voting on whether or not MetroPCS should form a merger with T-Mobile USA. T-Mobile needs the shareholders to vote for the merger in order to complete the deal. It has already received the go-ahead from
First news of the T-Mobile acquisition of MetroPCS surfaced back in October 2012. Thus began the long process of passing through government red tape before the deal could actually go through. Earlier today, we reported that the carrier has received a thumbs up from the Department of Justice to move forward with the merger. Now,
MetroPCS has moved the date of its shareholders meeting back to April 12th. The special meeting will allow MetroPCS stockholders to vote for the pending T-Mobile merger. Following the meeting and the votes, MetroPCS believes that its merger with T-Mobile will be completed shortly after. MetroPCS encourages all of its shareholders to vote in favor
When it comes to popular mobile apps for messaging and sharing content like Facebook and Twitter, carriers have been on the edges of the picture as data network providers rather than the developers of those services themselves. But a deal signed today between Jibe Mobile and MetroPCS underscores one example of how they hope to become more central players.
In a move that could be considered similar to what Muvu’s been doing with Cricket, Rhapsody announced today it’s teamed up with MetroPCS to bring a more desirable music plan to the carrier’s subscribers. What this means, essentially, is that MetroPCS customers can now pay an extra $ 5 per month on their plan to stream as many on-demand tunes as possible from Rhapsody’s extensive repertoire, so long as it’s one of those recently introduced “simpler” deals. Naturally, how much music folks can stream will also depend on which month-to-month plan they are on, but the $ 5 monthly Rhapsody subscription is set to be the same across MetroPCS’ $ 40, $ 50 and $ 60 plans. According to Rhapsody’s president, Jon Irwin, the MetroPCS partnership was a no-brainer, as he believes it will be “instrumental in the growth of the on-demand streaming music business,” adding that the service is “eager to continue to bring new offers to customers that benefit all parts of the digital music value chain.”
Rhapsody and MetroPCS Offer Best Unlimited On-Demand Mobile Music Deal Anywhere
More than16 million songs and original editorial content available to MetroPCS customers at lowest cost
SEATTLE-January 17, 2013- Rhapsody introduced a new mobile music offer with MetroPCS that will help millions of consumers make good on their resolutions to spend less by offering the best value for unlimited on-demand mobile music bundle anywhere.
“We recognize that music is an important aspect of many of consumers’ lives and we are committed to providing services that enhance our customers’ mobile experiences at a price they can afford,” said Phil Terry, senior vice president, corporate marketing, MetroPCS. “We’ve seen great success with our Rhapsody Unlimited offer and now that we have the best value in town for unlimited, on-demand mobile music, we expect even greater success for MetroPCS.”
Available now, MetroPCS customers can add Rhapsody for $ 5 to its newly simplified $ 40, $ 50 and $ 60 monthly smartphone plans.
“We are thrilled to work with MetroPCS to bring on-demand music to the consumer with these amazing plans,” said Jon Irwin, president, Rhapsody. “The future of digital music is the mobile phone, whether it’s in your pocket, in your car or connected to an in-home audio system, and our future will be built on partnerships with service providers like MetroPCS, who can bring Rhapsody to a broader audience through compelling offers like this one.”
Rhapsody works closely with MetroPCS to tailor its service to MetroPCS subscribers by offering customized programming and editorial content that is updated regularly, a strategy that has been elemental to the success of the offer.
Rhapsody has seen significant growth in mobile with 56 percent of all listening coming from mobile phones, up from 27 percent in 2011. Rhapsody’s Irwin predicts the trend will only accelerate. “This partnership is going to be instrumental in the growth of the on-demand streaming music business,” said Irwin. “This offer brings value to the customer, without compromising how artists and rights holders are compensated, which is a key tenet in how we do business. We’re eager to continue to bring new offers to customers that benefit all parts of the digital music value chain.”
The Rhapsody(R) digital music service (www.rhapsody.com) gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 16 million songs, whether they’re listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. Rhapsody allows subscribers to access their music through mobile phones from Verizon Wireless, AT&T and MetroPCS, through Rhapsody applications on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, RIM BlackBerry, Windows and Android mobile platforms as well as through devices from Vizio, SanDisk, HP, Sonos and Philips. Rhapsody is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Frankfurt, London, Luxemburg, New York and San Francisco. Rhapsody, and the Rhapsody logo are registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Rhapsody on Twitter and keep up with the latest on the Rhapsody Facebook page.
Contract free wireless carriers are the way to go for many people around the world for a number of reasons. Traditionally one of the biggest drawbacks of going with a contract free wireless provider such as Leap Wireless or MetroPCS has been the fact that having no contract means you have to pay a large
Two sleeves, two phones. That’s what we’ve got in store for you this week, with Darren dropping $ 55 on two protective cases and two of our intrepid staffers trying out some new handsets. On team Android, we have Edgar setting aside his Galaxy Nexus to try out the GS III, while Jon Fingas (team Phone, really) trades off between a GNex and iPhone 5. How does he like his new iPhone apart from mapgate and that minor purple flare issue? Read on to find out.
MetrosPCS shareholders have filed a lawsuit to block a merger with T-Mobile USA, claiming that the MetroPCS board is “serving its own financial interests.” The lawsuit is against T-Mobile and its parent company Deutsche Telekom in addition to MetroPCS’ board of directors and CEO. According to the current deal in place, the shareholders will receive
Just precisely how the T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger will pan out still seems yet to be decided. What is clear, however, is that majority share-holder, Deutsche Telekom, hope to have the deal done and dusted between April and June next year. CFO for the German giant, Timotheus Hoettges, told Boersenzeitung that we’ll have to wait until the second quarter of 2013 before one of the parties will have to start ordering new stationary and corporate polo shirts. In the meantime he was keen to point out that not all current financial arrangements should feel ause for concern, noting shareholders wouldn’t have their remuneration policy affected by the merger, thanks to the spiffy financial year it’s had.
After a bunch of rumors, last week the merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS became official. At the time, T-Mobile executives were saying that the merger would close sometime in the first half of 2013, and today, T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom is getting a little more specific about that window. In an interview with German
Japan's Softbank, which is in negotiations to make a major investment in U.S. operator Sprint Nextel, is also mulling a competitive bid for MetroPCS, Japanese media reported Friday.
Board members at Sprint Nextel are expected to discuss whether to pursue a merger with rival mobile carrier MetroPCS during a meeting Friday.
Deutsche Telekom is in talks with MetroPCS Wireless on a possible deal to combine T-Mobile USA with that carrier, MetroPCS confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.
Turns out the LG Motion 4G wasn’t all that MetroPCS had up its sleeve for reveal today, as the prepaid carrier separately let its new fall lineup slip, and wouldn’t you know it, among those devices is the Samsung Galaxy S III. Joining the superphone will be a smaller Sammy smartphone, and like the LG Connect 4G, it’ll support VoLTE — curious that the carrier isn’t touting the feature for the Galaxy S III, don’t you think? ZTE will also be making another go at MetroPCS, as an Android handset with a 4.3-inch screen is now in the cards, but other relevant specs remain sorely absent. Rounding out the lineup will be an import from Coolpad, which is said to wield a 4-inch screen and will retail for $ 149. According to Phone Scoop, we may see this one make an official debut later this week. Naturally, none of these slabs carry the same clout as the Galaxy S III, and if you’d like to get a bit more familiar with the soon-to-be premiere smartphone at MetroPCS, be sure to check out PC Magazine below, which managed to score a hands-on with the latest version of Samsung’s finest.
MetroPCS said late Tuesday it had launched a commercial voice-over-LTE service, claiming a win in the international race for the next generation of mobile voice.
Live local TV on a smartphone has launched in the US for the first time, with MetroPCS pairing up with Dyle mobile TV to deliver broadcasts on the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G. The awkwardly-named LTE smartphone will be able to access local and national news, sports and other content, with service bundled in with
MetroPCS is known for offering 4G LTE smartphones on the cheap, but it’s going for a record today. The Activa 4G isn’t just Huawei’s first LTE smartphone in the US, it’s temporarily the least expensive LTE phone in the country at $ 149 contract-free for a “limited time.” Digging around, it’s certainly possible to find out how Huawei and MetroPCS reached that price: the 3.5-inch, 320 x 480 screen, 800MHz processor and five-megapixel rear shooter won’t have Verizon Galaxy S III customers developing second thoughts. Still, there is a front VGA camera on the Android 2.3-toting phone, and MetroPCS preloads a copy of the movie Kung-Fu Panda 2 on the bundled 4GB microSD card. You won’t have to wait at all if it sounds like a bargain, as the Activa 4G is already sitting in stores real and virtual as you read this.
MetroPCS and T-Mobile want Dish to give up half of its wireless spectrum, worry about AT&T and Verizon swooping in
Dish Network might not start up its LTE-based 4G network until as late as 2016, but that hasn’t stopped MetroPCS and T-Mobile from jointly telling the FCC that the would-be carrier needs to make some concessions for small carriers to rest easy. Both of the complaints have a common proposal that would see Dish give up 20MHz of its 40MHz space in the 2GHz range to prevent the satellite giant from using its abundant airwaves as part of a cash grab: MetroPCS and T-Mobile are worried Dish will just try for a “windfall” and sell the spectrum it doesn’t need to AT&T or Verizon. While it’s not asking for a sell-off, the Rural Cellular Association is still jittery about concentrations of power and wants the FCC to make Dish hit certain build-out targets, offer roaming at wholesale rates and require FCC approval for any roaming deal that would go to Big Blue or Big Red. The big carriers’ advocacy group, the CTIA, is unsurprisingly against build-out demands as “unduly burdensome.” FCC officials have been silent by comparison, although the agency has encouraged spreading spectrum around and proposed its own expansion requirements. You’ll likely see smartphones with 2GHz frequencies at some point in the future — it’s just a matter of whether Dish or someone else slaps its logo on top.
Discount carrier MetroPCS has put a damper on its unlimited LTE data plans by adding usage caps and throttling. The company announced today that its original $ 60 unlimited LTE data plan will now be limited to 5GB, while its $ 50 plan caps at 2.5GB and its $ 40 plan at 250MB. But its not ditching unlimited
Sprint had been discussing the possibility of buying out rival low-cost carrier MetroPCS for a whopping $ 8 billion, but those talks have come to an end and no deal will be made, according to a Business Week report. The deal was shut down not by MetroPCS, but internally by Sprint. The company’s board of directors [...]
The wireless-for-all carrier‘s been agreeing to all sorts of partnerships of late in an effort to keep its users content, the latest one being the tie-up with Mobile Content Venture that’ll bring local broadcast TV live to your MetroPCS handset. The service, which is said to be coming later in the year, will be offered via a Dyle Mobile TV app, and the companies are guaranteeing that you’ll be able to watch the content “right out of the box.” There’s 15 total broadcasters named in the deal, some of which are: FOX, ION Television, NBC, Telemundo and Univision (for all your novela needs). We’ve seen a plethora of mobile devices come and go since we first heard of the Mobile DTV promise, but they did say 2012 would be the year, and, well, here we are. A peek at the PR below tells us we’ll see this in action next week at CES, so we’ll let you know if it’s as marvelous as it sounds.
The LG Esteem has been spotted hanging out in several official-looking press shots accompanied by several pages of specification juice at LG’s partner portal site. Previously seen under the guise Bryce, and seemingly identical to Verizon’s LG Revolution, this metroPCS interpretation looks set to arrive very soon. A welcome upgrade to the network’s previous LTE offering, the Esteem runs Gingerbread on a 4.3 inch screen and has some respectable mid-range crendentials under the hood including a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage expandable by microSD. There’s also a five megapixel snapper on the back, embedded in a stylish metal strip similar to the dual-core T-Mobile G2x. Unlike LG’s powerful flagship, though, MetroPCS will reportedly be offering up the Esteem off-contract for $ 349 — a reasonable way to increase your LTE-connected self-worth