merger It has been confirmed that the shareholders of MetroPCS have agreed to the proposed merger with T-Mobile. MetroPCS’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, has made an impact in the mobile market but has struggled due to sub-par data rates and lack of mainstream smart phones. MetroPCS’s based their marketing on their low rates, contract free signups, and ease of access. One of the original $40 per month flat rate providers, MetroPCS has made a name for themselves and this merger realizes the company’s value. merger2 This merger will see more than 9 million MetroPCS users transferring to the T-Mobile network. T-Mobile’s network will bring more coverage, faster data rates, and increased compatability with the phones that all MetroPCS users really want. The MetroPCS addition to the T-Mobile carrier will also be another improvement for their ever expanding LTE network. One of the most attractive aspects of this merger for MetroPCS customers will be the new additions of previously unavailable Android devices to go along with the new coverage areas and data rates. T-Mobile has a goal of achieving LTE coverage for 100 million customers by mid-year and 200 million by the end of 2013 and the Merger with MetroPCS is a step in the right direction. T-mobile has already adopted the brilliant “no-contract” cellular plan that made MetroPCS the success that it is; so this merger seems like it was always meant to be. With the low rates and contract free plans T-Mobile and MetroPCS may very well bring the $100 smartphone to the table. As Android devices are consistently becoming more affordable this merger could tip the scale and push the Android platform to its expected 1 billion users before the estimated 9 month time period. T-Mobile and MetroPCS have made a great move with this merger and after May 1st the new expanded company appears to have a bright future. Source- digitaltrends

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