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FCC approves T-Mobile merger with MetroPCS

FCC approves T-Mobile merger with MetroPCS

Well on its way to approval from every legal entity required to make it a reality, the merger between T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS has been given the thumbs-up by the FCC. This merger is referred to by the FCC in the official documentation issued today as "Newco" but will be called "T-Mobile US, Inc." when all is said and done. Together they'll move forward into the future with such possibilities as the advanced facilitation of 4G LTE and the expansion of what up until now has been MetroPCS's brand into "new geographical markets."

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T-Mobile to layoff employees before MetroPCS merger, sources say

T-Mobile to layoff employees before MetroPCS merger, sources say

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, according to sources, the next step will be a large number of layoffs at T-Mobile's headquarters.

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MetroPCS moves back shareholders meeting to April 12th

MetroPCS moves back shareholders meeting to April 12th

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 of the proposal using their GREEN proxy card.

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T-Mobile may up the “uncarrier” approach by ditching contracts

T-Mobile may up the “uncarrier” approach by ditching contracts

T-Mobile may have chosen to brand themselves as the uncarrier, however it is looking they they may soon take that a step further. These latest details are still in what we would consider the rumor category, however it is looking like T-Mobile may soon ditch the contracts. But before you start thinking about high priced phones and large up front payments, there is more to the story here.

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T-Mobile releases 2012 Q4 data, shows $4.9 billion in revenues

T-Mobile releases 2012 Q4 data, shows $4.9 billion in revenues

T-Mobile has released its fourth quarter earnings for 2012, showing a drop in revenue over the fourth quarter of 2011 to $4.9 billion, a 5.2-percent decrease. Still, the revenues represent a second quarter of growth for the carrier, which also saw growth in both its Monthly4G plans and branded prepaid customers. While the data shows both gains and losses for the company, overall things were less than fantastic.

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T-Mobile announces GoSmart Mobile unlimited prepaid service

T-Mobile announces GoSmart Mobile unlimited prepaid service

T-Mobile has announced a new service that gives users access to inexpensive unlimited prepaid plans. Call the GoSmart Mobile plans, they start at $30 a month, and are aimed at those who don't want to be locked into a contract, and who want to avoid high monthly costs without sacrificing in their mobile usage. According to the Seattle Times, this is the first time T-Mobile has unveiled its own separately-branded service.

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T-Mobile USA launches its GoSmart prepaid service

T-Mobile USA launches its GoSmart prepaid service

T-Mobile launched its nationwide prepaid wireless brand, GoSmart Mobile, today. Its plans start at $30 a month for unlimited talk and text, $35 a month for unlimited talk, text, and 2G data, and $45 a month for unlimited talk, text, and 5 GB of 3G data. GoSmart has become available throughout 3000 retail stores all around the U.S. T-Mobile wants to snag as many customers in the prepaid market as possible.

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