Looking for a cheap mid-range handset without needing to sign a contract to get it? MetroPCS has you covered with its new ZTE Avid 4G, which will set you back just $149.
A merger with well-established regional carrier MetroPCS is very close to happening, but that’s not all T-Mobile is counting upon to get back in the fight. We also know the carrier’s radical views on the iPhones are slowly, but surely shifting, while an LTE rollout is bound to happen next year.
Is there still a market for a “mini” Android phone? MetroPCS seems to think so. If you’re looking for an unlocked Android smartphone with a small-ish screen, you’ll be happy to hear that MetroPCS has added the Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G to its lineup.
If you’re looking to get a 4G-equipped phone on MetroPCS that won’t put too much pressure on your budget, you might want to add the ZTE Avid 4G to the wish list. Thanks to the ever-resourceful folks at @evleaks, the Avid 4G has made its first pictorial debut online.
As announced on its Twitter account, MetroPCS subscribers can now use Google Wallet on their device. For now, only those sporting the Samsung Galaxy S3 can start using the mobile payment service.
Some surprising things have happened surrounding Sprint over the past few days. According to comments made by Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, we may not have seen the last of them either.
We’ve known ever since last month that MetroPCS was planning to join the Samsung Galaxy S3 fun starting “in October”, but the exact release date and pricing were kept under wraps. Now all that’s been revealed, so whoever was waiting to get its hands on a prepaid version of everybody’s favorite super-phone should have his or hers financial ducks in a row come Monday.
Last year Deutsche Telecom attempted to unload T-Mobile in a merger with AT&T, only to see that fall through. Now it seems that the T-Mobile and MetroPCS reverse merger might be in danger as well. A new lawsuit has been filed against MetroPCS, T-Mobile, the MetroPCS board, and Deutsche Telekom. Who is behind the lawsuit? Apparently MetroPCS shareholders that feel the deal isn’t in their best interest.
With Softbank having confirmed the $20.1 billion Sprint acquisition earlier today, there doesn’t seem to be anything standing in the way of the T-Mobile/MetroPCS love affair.
Softbank has been eyeing the U.S. market for some time now, reports Reuters, and sources say the telecoms company is in talks with three banks in Japan to finance its acquisition bid. Sources close to the matter say Softbank plans to borrow 1.8 trillion yen (US$ 23 billion) in order to fund its acquisition.