This week Stephen Elop himself stepped onstage at Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference to introduce the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635. The Nokia Lumia 635 is the 4G LTE-enabled version of the device, coming with Windows Phone 8.1, a 4.5-inch display, and what Elop described as "more operator support ... than any other Lumia device to-date."
The major US telecoms delivered at minimum 1.1 million cell phone records to law enforcement at all levels of government in 2012. The records include voicemail and text content. The telecoms earned $26 million from the transactions. Many of the fulfilled information requests legally required no warrant, no subpoena, and no probable cause. These and other irresistible revelations come compliments of US Sen. Edward Markey, whose voluminous correspondence with the involved telecoms revealed the information. They include US Cellular, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless/Cricket Communications, MetroPCS, Verizon, AT&T and C Spire Wireless.
If you're the sort of mobile phone user that the prefers to use prepaid networks rather than being tied down to a contract for several years, word has surfaced that MetroPCS is set to get the new Samsung smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Mega has turned up running MetroPCS branded software indicating that the phone will be hitting the network relatively soon.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has been available for quite some time on most major carriers, but it's continuing its rollout today with the official launch on MetroPCS's network. The regional carrier announced today that the Galaxy S 4 is available for purchase and is able to take advantage of the carrier's 4G network.
When you hear the name Coolpad it might not ring a bell but the company has big plans for their phones in the US, and are here in Las Vegas for CTIA showing off their latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphones. The popular Chinese manufacturer wants to deliver quality 4G LTE smartphones for those on a budget, and in a way have stolen the show here at Pepcom. We got a look at their new Quattro II 4G, as well as the impressive 8920 that recently launched in China.
Now that the MetroPCS/T-Mobile merger has been finalized, many customers on MetroPCS are all wondering, "When can we get our hands on the iPhone?" Well according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, there is a possibility that the iPhone will head to MetroPCS, however nothing is certain yet. He says, "It's not imminent; I think that's safe to say." He does assure MetroPCS subscribers that he has started discussions with Apple about bringing the iPhone to MetroPCS.
The T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS merger is final, with the new T-Mobile US combo-brand set to hit the New York Stock Exchange today. The combined carriers amass a total of 43m subscribers, with 200m potential customers set to be covered by LTE service before the year is through. By bringing together the individual spectrum holdings, however, T Mobile US says it's in an even better position for its 4G roll-out in 2014 and beyond.
This afternoon the official word from both Deutsch Telekom and T-Mobile USA has been sounded off, this pushing past earlier leaked news reports suggesting the news: the T-Mobile-MetroPCS combination has been approved. This approval comes at the hands of the stockholders of MetroPCS, this being essentially the last major step needed to be taken before the merger deal was finalized.
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 to the acquisition.
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%. DK also promised that it won't be selling shares of the combined company for at least 1 year.