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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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Nokia LTE Everything Everywhere Lumia 920 deal tipped; Apologizes again for PureView goof

Nokia LTE Everything Everywhere Lumia 920 deal tipped; Apologizes again for PureView goof

Nokia is reportedly planning an exclusive 4G deal with UK carrier Everything Everywhere for the Lumia 920,  a potential distraction from its second mea culpa over the faked camera sample goof. The UK exclusive would see Everything Everywhere - including T-Mobile UK and Orange - snap up the Windows Phone 8 device for a November launch, the Financial Times' sources say, echoing Nokia's sole-carrier deal with AT&T in the US on previous handsets. However, the new Lumia is still being overshadowed by Nokia's faking of the initial photography samples, something the company now says will be handled with an internal inquiry.

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Everything Everywhere reveals 4G LTE event on iPhone 5 Eve

Everything Everywhere reveals 4G LTE event on iPhone 5 Eve

UK carrier combo Everything Everywhere has announced a 4G launch event on September 11, with LTE rollout plans expected and, perhaps tellingly, all the day before Apple is tipped to reveal the LTE-capable iPhone 5. The London event will see the Orange and T-Mobile team-up discuss "the latest innovation in network technology" which UK regulators gave permission for an early launch back in August.

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