April 10, 2013
Since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval of T-Mobile's merger with MetroPCS, there are mixed feelings amongst MetroPCS shareholders and customers. Surely, T-Mobile Plans and your neighborhood T-Mobile Store won't be affected. Neither will your online MetroPCS Bill Pay or your Options of Phones From MetroPCS be reduced. Then why is T-Mobile acquiring MetroPCS if it intends to allow MetroPCS to run as a separate entity? Its purpose is to combine and expand its network to compete with AT&T's, Verizon's and Sprint's wireless broadband. T-Mobile affirms that it will be operating as two distinct wireless providers. Currently, the two companies networks are not compatible but are working on a solution to unify technologies. The deal is not complete yet as MetroPCS shareholders still have to vote on April 12, 2013.
This is a big month for T-Mobile. It has announced that it will carry the Apple iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. You can pre-order the iPhone 5 with a $99.99 down payment and pay off the remaining balance at $20 a month for 24 months. The Galaxy S4 and the HTC One will be released later this quarter. The Blackberry Z10 hit the marker and quickly went out of stock on release. You can also get the Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. T-Mobile has contract-free new value plans that offer unlimited talk and text. You can also bring your own device and have no annual contract.