Saint Louis, MO
reply to MovieLover76
Re: It will be
said by MovieLover76:According to MetroPCS, their customer phone churn is 60-65% per year. After 2-3 years, a vast majority of their customers would upgrade themselves to T-Mobile UMTS/LTE equipment. Let's not forget that customers themselves would have an incentive to upgrade to T-Mobile's *significantly* better performing network.
The only problem I think they'll have is that prepaid customers buy new phones much less frequently than postpaid, so getting all of the cdma users upgraded to HSPA+/LTE phones will take quite awhile. Prepaid doesn't offer phone subsidies so you can't even give away free phones to MetroPCS customers.
They will have to get inventive to upgrade those MetroPCS customers
I don't think that the transition will be flawless - there are always speedbumps along the way. However they do seem to be quite aware of the flawed approaches of the past.
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