Metro PCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless telecommunications provider in the U.S. measured by the number of subscribers served. MetroPCS offers wireless broadband services to selected major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and provides a variety of wireless communications services to subscribers on a no long-term contract, paid-in-advance basis. As of December 31, 2010, it had over 8.1 million subscribers. In April 2007, MetroPCS Communications consummated an initial public offering of its common stock and became listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PCS." As of December 31, 2010, it held licenses for wireless spectrum covering a total population of approximately 142 million people in and around many of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. In addition, MetroPCS has roaming agreements with other wireless carriers that allows it to offer customers service in many areas when they are outside our service area. These roaming agreements, together with the area it serves with its own networks, allows its customers to receive service in an area covering over 280 million in total population under the Metro USA brand. Metro PCS provides its services using code division multiple access, or CDMA, networks using 1xRTT technology and, in all but one major metropolitan area, long term evolution, or 4G LTE, technology. It introduced the first commercial 4G LTE service in the United States in its Las Vegas and Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan areas in September 2010 and launched the world's first dual mode 4G LTE/CDMA handset. Source: SEC Filings
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Sprint's Boost doubles data allotments, while T-Mobile's MetroPCS offers 4 lines for $100

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T-Mobile catches up with Sprint: Both carriers now cover 280 million POPs with LTE

T-Mobile US now covers 280 million POPs with LTE, according to CTO Neville Ray. The carrier had pledged to reach that coverage goal by the middle of this year, and thus appears to have reached that goal earlier than expected.

T-Mobile to shut down legacy MetroPCS CDMA network on June 21

T-Mobile US plans to shut off the legacy CDMA network of its MetroPCS prepaid brand on June 21, earlier than expected. The carrier still needs to shut down the CDMA network in three major markets.

T-Mobile's Legere again opens door to partnering with Dish

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Ho's Perspective: Sprint, T-Mobile will keep sparking pricing moves in 2015

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Sprint's Boost pumps up data from 1 GB to 2.5 GB for $35/month plan with auto-pay

Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand is giving customers on its entry-level $35 plan an increase in data to 2.5 GB when they sign up for automatic payment.

T-Mobile's MetroPCS, Verizon beef up data offerings for prepaid plans

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T-Mobile launches new 'Simply Prepaid' plans, starting at $40/month with 1 GB of LTE

T-Mobile US launched new prepaid plans under its "Simply Prepaid" banner starting at $40 per month. The new plans come several months after T-Mobile launched the "Simply Prepaid" retail store concept to combine multiple prepaid brands under one umbrella.

AT&T's Cricket takes aim at Sprint, T-Mobile and Cincinnati Bell with $100 credit

AT&T Mobility's Cricket prepaid brand is hopping into the year-end promotional frenzy by offering a $100 billing credit to customers who switch from Sprint, T-Mobile US and other carriers.

T-Mobile's Carter: We'll continue going after 700 MHz spectrum, and will be 'aggressive' in 2015 deployments

T-Mobile US will continue to hunt for 700 MHz A Block spectrum but already has spectrum in that band covering 185 million POPs in 24 of the top 30 U.S. markets, according to CFO Braxton Carter.