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T-Mobile improves in J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, AT&T tops Verizon

It looks like T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” makeover has been not only in gaining subscribers, but also in improving customer satisfaction. While T-Mobile didn’t quite beat the average score in J.D. Power’s survey on customer care from major cell phone service providers, the Bellevue-based carrier saw the most improvement out of any company in the survey, placing… Read More

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T-Mobile completes MetroPCS buy, begins trading on NYSE

T-Mobile is on Wall Street today, celebrating its merger with MetroPCS and ringing the bell on The New York Stock Exchange as the country’s fourth largest wireless carrier begins a new era. The Bellevue company, which boasts 43 million customers, will trade under the new ticker symbol TMUS. “The combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS creates… Read More

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Done deal: MetroPCS shareholders approve T-Mobile merger

The merger between MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA is completed, as MetroPCS shareholders approved the deal this morning. Shareholders were expected to give the nod to the deal, especially after T-Mobile USA parent company Deutsche Telekom reduced the amount of debt MetroPCS would carry from the merger from $15 billion to $11.2 billion and also lowered the interest… Read More

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MetroPCS delays vote after T-Mobile beefs up bid

Two weeks after a top advisory firm recommended that MetroPCS shareholders vote against the merger with T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom — T-Mobile’s parent company — has beefed up the offer. Deutsche Telekom has reduced the amount of debt MetroPCS would carry from $15 billion to $11.2 billion and also lowered the interest rate on the debt, calling… Read More

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MetroPCS to shareholders: Say yes to T-Mobile merger

MetroPCS shareholders are making it quite clear that they think the proposed merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS is for the better. MetroPCS sent a letter to its shareholders Monday, urging them to vote to pass the merger when the vote is expected on April 12. The company wrote that there could be “no assurance that… Read More

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MetroPCS subscribers fall, with T-Mobile deal pending

MetroPCS Communications lost a net total of 93,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter, dipping to fewer than 8.9 million subscribers, in the face of increasingly tough competition in the prepaid wireless market. The news, reported by MetroPCS this morning, comes as Deutsche Telekom moves ahead with its plan to acquire MetroPCS and merge the Dallas-based… Read More

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T-Mobile USA posts mixed results, big MetroPCS charge

T-Mobile USA was able to add a net total of 160,000 customers in the third quarter, growing to 33.3 million customers in all, but the gain came largely from prepaid mobile phone users, and the company continued to experience a decline in the number of customers on long-term contracts. The Bellevue-based company, part of Deutsche… Read More

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T-Mobile parent considering MetroPCS buyout

Newly-appointed T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere promised a new era of competition for the Bellevue wireless carrier when he took over the helm last month. Now, we’re getting a possible look inside what he meant. Bloomberg reports today that Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, is in negotiations to buy Richardson, Texas-based MetroPCS… Read More

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Rhapsody lands MetroPCS deal, bundling music service with monthly mobile plan

Rhapsody has struck a deal with MetroPCS Communications to make the Rhapsody Unlimited Music service a new feature of the wireless carrier’s premium monthly cell-phone plan. The Seattle-based music service is looking to boost its user base in the face of increased competition from Spotify and other rivals in the subscription music business. The companies… Read More