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T-Mobile CEO speaks on MetroPCS merger as “a deal to thrive”

T-Mobile CEO speaks on MetroPCS merger as “a deal to thrive”

Earlier today T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that they'd reached a deal that would lead to them merging together to create a brand new publicly traded company, and this afternoon, T-Mobile's CEO John Legere has released a video explaining the deal. What he lets the public know - and perhaps more importantly here the employees of both companies and the investors and boards of both companies know - is that this is an entirely positive move. Perhaps the most important sentence in the entire presentation reads: "This isn't a deal to survive - it's to thrive."

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T-Mobile MetroPCS merger tips LTE rollout on AWS

T-Mobile MetroPCS merger tips LTE rollout on AWS

If you're thinking that T-Mobile will be grabbing one whole heck of a lot of LTE now that MetroPCS has joined the team, you'd be right - sort of. What the team has announced today is that should their merger work out, they'd be turning off MetroPCS's 1XCDMA network by the end of 2015 with sharing occurring between them and T-Mobile amounting to at least 50Mhz of wireless spectrum in key cities across the USA. With the spectrum they share, T-Mobile and MetroPCS would begin rolling out a "20x20" LTE network that'd be potentially twice as fast as Verizon's network.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 2nd, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 2nd, 2012

This morning it's time to put your guns away with a cut-down on what might be the most dangerous 3D printing effort in its short history. It's been rumored that Deutsche Telekom might be straight up buying MetroPCS. Of the 25% of Americans that own tablets right this minute, Android and the iPad are in a close race for dominance - Pew also notes that half of the adults in the USA own either a smartphone or a tablet.

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Deutsche Telekom rumored to be buying MetroPCS [UPDATE: talks confirmed]

Deutsche Telekom rumored to be buying MetroPCS [UPDATE: talks confirmed]

European wireless provider Deutsche Telekom (who owns T-Mobile) is rumored to be closing in on an acquisition deal with regional carrier MetroPCS. If and when the buyout happens, the German wireless carrier is planning on using MetroPCS's resources to bolster up T-Mobile's US network. Representatives from both sides are planning to meet tomorrow and could could agree on a deal the same day.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

We've made it through hump day, which means only two more work days to go before the weekend arrives again. Yesterday, we found out about a hack that was resetting Samsung Galaxy S IIIs to their factory settings. Samsung said that the security hole had since been fixed, but today we heard that the remote hack isn't limited to just Samsung devices. The iPhone 5 might be heading to China soon, and we heard that Apple's new Lightning connector isn't identical on both sides. Google maps is rumored to be hitting iOS 6 by the end of the year, which goes hand-in-hand with new report that claims Apple ditched Google Maps because it doesn't offer turn-by-turn navigation.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 20, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks - just one more day until the weekend is officially here. iOS 6 has been out for a little more than a day now, and while there are a lot of new features to get excited about, Apple's new Maps app seems to be spoiling the party. Many are bummed that Apple Maps doesn't feature public transportation routes like Google Maps, and a group of developers set out to solve that problem with a new hack. Meanwhile, Nokia took a few shots at Apple Maps today, and we found out that iOS 6 landed on 15% of all Apple devices within the first 24 hours of release.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, folks. A number of Samsung devices are threatened by Apple's motion to ban their sale, but Samsung assured today that it will "take all necessary measures to ensure the availability" of those targeted devices in the US. Jury foreman Velvin Hogan spoke to Bloomberg about the Apple-Samsung trial today, discussing the difficulties the group ran into while trying to decide a winner in the case and the process of determining which company was in the right. It's an interesting interview, so be sure to give it a watch.

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