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T-Mobile MetroPCS deal faces Sprint counter-offer threat

T-Mobile MetroPCS deal faces Sprint counter-offer threat

MetroPCS could be the target of a bidding war, with wireless industry whispers that Deutsche Telekom's bid to merge the carrier with T-Mobile USA may face a challenge from another US network. Although the agreement with Deutsche Telekom has already been announced as in incipient merger, a trio of sources speaking to Bloomberg claim ailing rival Sprint is weighing a counter-bid that could be submitted as early as next week.

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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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T-Mobile iPhone again in the mix with “Unlimited & Unlocked” plans

T-Mobile iPhone again in the mix with “Unlimited & Unlocked” plans

It appears that the folks at T-Mobile are aiming to keep or gain a new collection of customers on iPhone 5 day - that being this Wednesday - with a plan they call "Unlimited & Unlocked." This plan will have customers bringing in their unlocked iPhone devices - of all kinds, we must assume, hint hint - with a lure of unlimited data in the mix. Whether or not they'll offer the same deal for the iPhone 5 as they are prepared to with the iPhone 4S and below is not yet known - what is known is that this is T-Mobile's biggest effort to date for working with a phone that they don't even carry.

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