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T-Mobile, MetroPCS Agree to Merge

The move leaves Sprint in a tough spot

(Newser) - Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, has agreed to a merger with the smaller MetroPCS Communications, a move that inches the two struggling competitors closer to industry leaders Verizon and AT&T, reports Reuters . The company will retain the name T-Mobile, and Deutsche will hold 74% of the... More »

Introducing the Planet's Worst Cell Phone

Everything about the 'truly dreadful' Samsung Craft is a 'nightmare'

(Newser) - MetroPCS is a cell phone carrier known mostly for its low cost—so when it announced plans to offer 4G coverage, for a cheaper price than most other carriers charge for 3G, and introduced a 4G phone, it "sounded too good to be true" to Farhad Manjoo. "And,... More »

MetroPCs Bid For Leap Falls

Withdraws $4.7B offer for rival

(Newser) - The proposed multi-billion dollar merger of rival discount wireless service providers has collapsed amid acrimony. AP reports MetroPCS Communications is withdrawing it's $4.7 Billion bid for Leap Wireless International. The Leap board had rejected the bid as "financially inadequate." Both companies allow customers to pay up front... More »

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