Better Invested in Clearwire Sprint lacks spectrum (if you exclude Clearwire) and backhaul capacity on their network in many urban areas. I know people here who are dropping them because of terribly slow data (still EVDO here). I'm not sure MetroPCS does much to improve that except in a few select markets.
Sprint would be better investing their money into getting Clearwire's LTE network built out quicker.
Sprint tactic to make MetroPCS-TMO deal more expensive This may also just be a Sprint tactic to drive up the cost of the deal for T-Mobile. Showing real interest may cause MetroPCS shareholders to look for a better price from T-Mobile. The more money that is needed to do the merger will be that much less money to actually pull off combining the networks.
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Deutsche Telekom is prepared for a potential counterbid from Sprint and would consider better terms if necessary, according to another person familiar with the matter.
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Re: Scorecard T-Mo, Sprint and MetroPCS all have 3G and 4G (TMo's DC-H+ network counts), though MetroPCS has little EvDO 3G.
Metro+TMo will use GSM/HSPA exclusively for non-LTE 2.5 years down the road. Sprint will use CDMA exclusively.
Sprint and MetroPCS have LTE now. TMo will have it soon. TMo+MetroPCS will have LTE.
Sprint will have TD-LTE via Clearwire next year. Clearwire may offer its TD-LTE to other carriers, but it's unknown as to who will hop on the bandwagon.
TMo+MetroPCS will have LTE in AWS only. Sprint will have LTE in PCS only for now, and SMR and 2500MHz later. There is no technical reason to make the networks compatible, though doing so would add minimal cost to handsets from both carriers.
My personal bet: we'll see T-Mobile and Sprint merging four to five years from now, at which point we'll see quad-band LTE handsets from them (PCS, AWS, SMR, 2500). By this point, Sprint will have bought CricKet, and both AT&T and Verizon will have LTE in AWS and PCS. Now whether roaming agreements will exist between the Big Three for LTE in AWS and PCS is another question entirely...
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MetroPCs has one 700 license and no phones that support the band. They will probably sell it to AT&T once this deal is done.
I wouldn't call that no phones. 700mhz is the spectrum to have for indoor coverage