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MetroPCS shareholders approve the sweetened T-Mobile USA merger deal

Dan Jones

April 24, 2013

1 Min Read
MetroPCS/T-Mobile Wedding Is On

MetroPCS shareholders have removed the final hurdle to a merger with T-Mobile USA, voting Wednesday to approve a sweetened offer from the fourth-ranked U.S. operator. The approval was expected after T-Mobile's parent company, Deutsche Telekom, improved its original offer following objections from major MetroPCS shareholders. The shareholders voted "yes" at a special meeting in Richardson, Texas, Reuters reports. The merger is expected to close Thursday. The merger will create a wireless operator with 42.5 million subscribers. Combining T-Mobile and MetroPCS's advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) will provide greater network coverage and a path to at least 20x20 MHz channels of 4G LTE in many cities. Existing MetroPCS customers will be migrated to a common LTE-based network as they upgrade their handsets. For More

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About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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