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Last year, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom entered into an agreement that would see the Big Blue carrier acquire T-Mobile USA from DT for a cool $39 billion. AT&T eventually abandoned its plans after facing opposition from the government. Now Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann has revealed that his company is unlikely to try and sell T-Mobile again, but that a merger with another entity is still an option. "We do not exclude any option for the T-Mobile unit in the U.S., also not a merger,” Obermann explained. The exec didn't touch on Deutsche Telekom's plans for T-Mobile any further, but Bloomberg has been told by sources that DT is considering a stock-swap with MetroPCS that would give the T-Mobile parent company control over the combined T-Mo/Metro.

The rumored merger between MetroPCS and T-Mobile first popped up earlier this month, but so far there's been nothing announced on the matter from either company or Deutsche Telekom on the matter. Such a move would allow T-Mobile access to some more AWS spectrum held by MetroPCS, but the two carriers also operate GSM and CDMA networks, respectively, a fact that may complicate things just a tad. It'll be interesting to watch T-Mobile in the coming months to see if any merger does indeed go down, so keep it locked to PhoneDog for more. Any of you think that a T-Mobile-MetroPCS merger will actually happen?

Via Phone Scoop, Bloomberg

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Jose Santos
Jose Santos If it merges T-Mobile will be expensive like all the other company
Spencer ConservativeStoner Thorne
Spencer ConservativeStoner Thorne In my book T-Mobile is number one.
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling sprint is No3;t mobile is No5,get it right
Spencer ConservativeStoner Thorne
Spencer ConservativeStoner Thorne Oh you know what it is.
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey Reliable Service??? Good phone selection??? What carrier did you MEAN to comment on? That doesn't describe T-Mobile at all. And what's an "HD2"???
Spencer ConservativeStoner Thorne
Spencer ConservativeStoner Thorne T-Mobile rules. Reliable service, adequate data speeds, bill extensions, good phone selection and the HD2..What more could you want?
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey T-Mobile is last amongst the "big four" networks, which are Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The other carriers are significantly smaller, regional services
Daniel Quintero
Daniel Quintero tmo isnt last its 4th among around 10 or so
Marie Williams
Marie Williams No way!!!!¡!!
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey @Richard Allen Yarrell ... Want to spot the error in your statement? I'll point it out for you. "LTE" is not another word for "4G." LTE is a type of 4G technology. T-Mobile does not have LTE or even TRUE 4G network. They have HSPA+ which is basically 3G on steroids. The only 4G network in America are LTE on AT&T, Verizon, and now rolling out on Sprint; as well as the dying WiMax on Sprint.
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey A Sprint/T-Mobile merger would be a disaster for many reasons... the biggest being a totally incompatible network. T-Mobile runs a GSM network (same as AT&T and hence why they wanted to merge) ... Sprint Nextel runs a CMDA network (same as Verizon). GSM and CDMA are two completely different technologies, and an integration would be severely costly and not easy. If it weren't for that, a Sprint/T-Mobile merger would make the most sense.
Sterling Lucas
Sterling Lucas Nope will be suprised if their still in business my the end of this year.. Tmobile dont come and mess up verizon!
Nelson Pagan
Nelson Pagan Sprint the worst of them all slow in every way idk tmobile isn't number 3 but slow sprint is and let's not go and talk about at&t and its over price service and mr big red lol not not talk about them two. Tmobile is great fast and always got service don't buffer are not I love tmobile unlimited for 70 bucks a month is great and if they do combined with somebody else it only gonna make it even faster and better
Richard Allen Yarrell
Richard Allen Yarrell No updates, Over priced handsets, Over rated LTE, Poor dBm signal, poor asu, Verizon is the worst..
Richard Allen Yarrell
Richard Allen Yarrell Tmobile doesn't need Verizon that's for sure. Verizon SUCKS ROTTEN EGGS...
Robert Wellington Clubine III
Robert Wellington Clubine III To me this would be a really good idea. A worldwide provider in the states. People would finally get the iPhone and iPad.
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza Merger? Why dont they just say"If Sprint merge with us will be happy to". Verizon already told T-Mobile "We dont need you".
Lorie N Jun
Lorie N Jun Worst service! Can't wait for my contact is up! Best 4g? My @$$!
Anthony Carrasco
Anthony Carrasco NO NO NO
Josh Veerkamp
Josh Veerkamp Ah man here we go again..
Ricky Mendoza
Ricky Mendoza nope they suck
Vlad Valentine McBride
Vlad Valentine McBride Wait, they are back at it again?
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling Among cell phone providers,t mobile is still ranked in LAST place! And I don't see it changing any time soon
Lamar Battle
Lamar Battle No not @ all...

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