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MetroPCS May be the Biggest Winner in AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

MetroPCS May be the Biggest Winner in AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

With T-Mobile soon to be swallowed up by AT&T (probably), MetroPCS will be the most likely choice for many T-Mobile customers looking for a new carrier. That would most likely make Metro PCS the nation's new fourth-largest wireless carrier, and that is why MetroPCS's stock jumped up 5% upon the merger announcement. MetroPCS currently has 8.1 million subscribers, up 35% over the last two years (a time period, we should mention, in which T-Mobile lost customers).

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T-Mobile customers will have to replace their Phones after AT&T merger

T-Mobile customers will have to replace their Phones after AT&T merger

Yesterday's bombshell that AT&T would be buying T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion in cash and stock send shockwaves all over the industry yesterday, but today, the aftershocks have just as much resonance. AT&T representatives have casually mentioned that T-Mobile customers will have to replace their 3G phones once the merger is approved. The mandatory upgrade is due to the fact that AT&T will be spending over $8 billion to convert T-Mobile's entire network of 3G towers to 4G, rendering T-Mobile customers 3G phones obsolete sooner or later.

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AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA [What it directly means to me, an Android dude]

AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA [What it directly means to me, an Android dude]

In a move that's epic to say the least, it appears to be official that AT&T has committed to purchase T-Mobile USA from their current owners Deusche Telekom AG. This will be a cash-and-stock transaction that has been valued at right around $39 billion - or 8% of company ownership. This agreement has been approved by the FCC and will be a definite step up the the competition, namely Verizon Wireless who currently heads the US mobile communication market. Will this transition make this team a powerhouse that'll dominate the market instead? AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson hopes so, him noting in the press release below that this move will bring LTE to more than 294 million people in the USA.

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Sprint And T-Mobile Lose More Ground With iPad 2 Launch Tomorrow

Sprint And T-Mobile Lose More Ground With iPad 2 Launch Tomorrow

With tomorrow's iPad 2 launch, it's a win-win-win for Apple, consumers, and the nation's two largest carriers AT&T and Verizon. But what about the nation's third and fourth largest carriers, Sprint and T-Mobile? Despite the end of AT&T's exclusivity agreement, Apple continues to snub Sprint and T-Mobile, leaving them scrambling to stay in the game.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 7, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is beginning for most of us, but before we dive in, let's recap the news from the day. Late this afternoon, we found out that Gameloft's full line up of games for 2013 had leaked, which is exciting to say the least. Unfortunately, all is not well in the gaming world, as BioShock Infinite has been pushed back yet again. This time it's been delayed into March, which means the wait for it has gotten longer by a month. We learned today that Best Buy will have to pay out $27 million to TechFoward for stolen trade secrets, which is not good for a company that has been struggling lately.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: March 24, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: March 24, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. It's that time again where we showcase all the biggest stories of the week. Not everyone has the time to stay up-to-date on the latest tech news every day, so here's a quick look at what made news over the last several days. For starters, T-Mobile had to layoff nearly 2000 employees is causing AT&T to blame the FCC over its failed merger deal. Also, big news in the social world - Social gaming startup OMGPOP was officially acquired by Zynga. Keep reading for more of the major headlines.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 23, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We made it through another work week. Hopefully you're enjoying your spring so far. And even though everyone would rather be spending time outside, there are people still making news in the tech world - specifically, the news that T-Mobile had to layoff nearly 2000 employees is causing AT&T to blame the FCC over its failed merger deal. Speaking of AT&T, it's surely getting ready for the iPhone 5, which we are hearing will have a 4.6-inch Retina Display. That would be pretty baller.

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AT&T takes top spot in mobile customer service

AT&T takes top spot in mobile customer service

AT&T has managed to beat out all its rivals in the latest mobile phone customer service survey conducted by Vocalabs, despite being ranked worst by Consumer Reports. According to data collected from the firm's survey, which involved telephone interviews immediately following a customer service call during the last three-month period in 2011, AT&T had the highest percentage of customer satisfaction among the four major US wireless carriers.

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