T-Mobile US wants to start selling the iPhone on its MetroPCS customers. MetroPCS, acquired by T-Mobile last year, now functions as a pre-paid brand within the fourth-place U.S. carrier. One of the bigger issues standing in the way of bringing Apple's flagship device to MetroPCS customers is affordability, according to Recode:
iPhone users, T-Mobile wants your business and they don't want to make you wait to buy a new iPhone. At a press conference earlier this week, they introduced a new program called JUMP that frees you from the tyranny of waiting to upgrade your phone every two years. Is it worth the money? Let's take a look.
The T-Mobile USA/MetroPCS merger has been finalized. The merged company will be known as T-Mobile US, Inc., and will trade under the stock symbol TMUS. T-Mobile will leverage the spectrum from MetroPCS in order to build out it’s LTE network, which they only began to rollout at the end of March. BusinessWire reports:
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS. The $1.5 billion deal will see T-Mobile take over MetroPCS, potentially gaining 9 million new subscribers in the process. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said in statement:
MetroPCS is in talks with Deutsche Telekom to merge with T-Mobile USA. While no agreement has been reached, the two companies are in ongoing discussions. This acquisition would add a potential 9 million subscribers to T-Mobile USA's user base.