Could T-Mobile Or Sprint Buy MetroPCS?

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MetroPCS is far from the most popular cellular network in the States, but with just shy of ten million subscribers, it’s still one of the major players. Even in the shadows of the likes of AT&T and Verizon, it manages to keep itself relevant with some flat-rate service plans and innovations like an early push for VoLTE. Will the carrier be around much longer, though? Its future is looking increasingly uncertain, upon reports that a number of other telecommunications companies are interested in buying it out.

Supposedly, T-Mobile, Sprint, and even satellite provider Dish Network are interested in MetroPCS and its network. Sources report meetings between company execs in recent weeks, some of which are ongoing, suggesting that no deal’s been made just yet, but there could still be a good amount of desire to see something reached.

While we don’t like the idea of having less choice when it comes to cellular providers, Sprint or T-Mobile acquiring MetroPCS is a lot easier to swallow than a larger network doing so, and even if they just re-farm its spectrum, that could be a boon for subscribers.

Source: Bloomberg
Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!