The news that Japan-based Softbank is about to take Sprint under its wing is just another example of globalization at work. If the $20.1 billion deal between the two companies is approved by regulators and shareholders, it’ll add to the growing list of American wireless carriers that are mostly owned by foreign companies. Here’s a quick look at who’s behind the top mobile network operators in the U.S.
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.
While we can’t be certain, what may be the LG Optimus L9 release date was revealed by a leaked roadmap of T-Mobile’s hardware release dates.
People have been talking about Isis Mobile Wallet for quite some time. After many release dates that have come and gone, it has been announced that Isis will go live in a testing market on October 22nd. The markets include Austin, TX and Salt Lake City, UT. The only phone slated to receive it is the Droid Incredible 4G, but other devices will receive compatibility as time goes.
After showing a great interest for MetroPCS , Sprint reportedly will hold off making any counterbid offer until more details of the T-Mobile agreement surface. Seeing that the proxy filing made by T-Mobile would be out in a month or two, Sprint may want to use such information to its advantage before approaching MetroPCS.
We have known for a while now that T-Mobile is getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, even if they had yet to officially confirm the news. It is now official, though we still know very little about when it is coming or how it will be priced.
Last week Android Authority caught wind of some new information from @evleaks that suggested T-Mobile was preparing to release the LG Optimus L9. Today we have official word that T-Mobile is bring the budget handset to its network this fall.
We all know that Samsung has scheduled a U.S. media event on the October 24 to announce the second coming of the Galaxy Note in the region. Moreover, the Android manufacturer has already confirmed that no less than five American carriers will launch the Galaxy Note 2 by mid-November, although we don’t have release dates for any of them.
Despite being seen as part of the US carriers “Big Four” by everyone, T-Mobile hasn’t exactly had the most prodigious and quiet year. First, there’s been talk about a merger with AT&T, which should have resulted in one wireless service giant almost impossible to compete against.
T-Mobile is not the only party interested in getting into a merger with super-regional carrier MetroPCS. Another major player, Sprint, is eyeing to make a bid for the smaller telco.