T-Mobile US plans to significantly expand the footprint where its MetroPCS brand offers service--by around 100 million POPs over the next six quarters--as it continues to modernize its network and integrate MetroPCS customers following the merger between the two companies that closed earlier this month.
T-Mobile USA will eliminate all device subsidies from its rate plans in 2013. During Deutsche Telekom's annual investor conference, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that customers will pay an upfront fee for their devices and then pay the balance of the device in affordable monthly installments.
T-Mobile USA's proposed merger with MetroPCS does not signal the end of the MetroPCS brand. According to a MetroPCS executive, the transaction instead will allow MetroPCS to expand its brand nationwide using the T-Mobile network.
Flat-rate player MetroPCS said it will take four to six months before it launches Voice over LTE service in all 14 of its LTE markets as it works through the technical challenges of deploying VoLTE technology.
MetroPCS ( NYSE:PCS ) expects to cover between 102 million and 104 million POPs with its LTE network by the end of the third quarter when it finishes its network buildout, a senior executive said. The
MetroPCS ( NASDAQ:PCS ) reported lower net income for the first quarter on higher costs it incurred to acquire new customers. Yet the flat-rate carrier also disappointed analysts by reporting weaker
MetroPCS ( NASDAQ:PCS ) CEO Roger Linquist said the flat-rate carrier will launch at least one handset capable of Voice over LTE service in the second half of the year. The MetroPCS chief made the