According to Bloomberg, the Sprint board is in the early stages of considering a bid for MetroPCS.
The Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) board revealed this week that it has proposed a merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS.
Why this matters A combined T-Mobile/MetroPCS pay-as-you-go user base would constitute 18.4 million people in the second quarter of 2012. Sprint, which did have the biggest single pre-paid user base, constituted 15.4 million subscribers at the same time, according to Technology Business Research Inc. (TBR)
What makes this fun is that Sprint reportedly thought about offering $15 a share for MetroPCS early this year but decided against it.
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— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile