It looks as if T-Mobile and MetroPCS are indeed following through with their merger plans as they’ve given a tentative merger completion date of April – June of 2013. This gives both networks adequate time to explain the plan to the United States government and get final approval from regulators. Both networks will also need time to explain the process to customers as well, though it looks as if both networks will run separately for a time after the merger.
If you’re unaware, once the merger is completed, MetroPCS devices will be forced to drop onto T-Mobile’s 3G cellular bands. Once this is completed, T-Mobile will have more room to produce a high-quality 4G LTE network for their users. As far as we know, once this is completed, MetroPCS customers will then be considered T-Mobile US customers. This would then allow T-Mobile to be a prime contestant in the race for the third major mobile carrier in the United States and give them an edge over Verizon and AT&T if they can keep their prices low.
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