Two mobile carriers in the US, namely T-Mobile (of the big four fame, where the other three are Verizon, Sprint and AT&T in no particular order) have joined forces with MetroPCS, where these two wireless innovators are united with one common vision, that is, to deliver to wireless consumers exciting new choices without compromising on an exceptional experience.
John Legere, President & Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile US, Inc., said, “The combination of T-Mobile and MetroPCS creates an even stronger disruptive force in the U.S. wireless market. Together, as America’s Un-carrier, we’ll continue our legacy of marketplace innovation by tearing up the old playbook and rewriting the rules of wireless to benefit consumers.”
Right now, this new entity would feature a total PoP coverage of 301 million, where 283 million of these are covered by owned network. 228 million are currently playing nice with 4G connectivity, while another 200 million more are tipped to be covered with 4G LTE by the end of this year. It would be interesting to see the synergy of this particular partnership in the long run, no? Oh yeah, the merged entity’s name is a short and sweet T-Mobile US. [Press Release]