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Apr 24 AT 10:34 AM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

MetroPCS shareholders approve merger with T-Mobile

Today MetroPCS shareholders approved the merger with T-Mobile USA, after Deutsche Telekom had sweetened their offer last week. The proposed deal gives Deutsche Telekom a 74 percent stake in the merged entity and MetroPCS shareholders a $1.5 billion cash payment. Once the transaction is complete, T-Mobile will gain 9 million subscribers, boosting their total customer base ... Read More »

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Apr 18 AT 3:40 PM Taylor Wimberly 28 Comments

Petition against Verizon wireless contracts nears 100k signatures

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam recently said it would be “pretty easy” to eliminate wireless contracts if consumers started asking for it, so a Verizon customer and blogger from Wichita, Kansas, started a Change.org petition to get the ball rolling. In his petition, Mike Beauchamp says that “this has the potential to change the entire wireless industry” and he ... Read More »

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Apr 09 AT 12:05 PM Taylor Wimberly 293 Comments

Straight Talk denies hard cap on “unlimited data”, but fails to disclose when they throttle

Last year I briefly switched to TracFone’s Straight Talk SIM when I cancelled my Verizon contract, but I eventually left the service because of their undefined data policy. Straight Talk SIM offers a no-contract plan for $45 which includes unlimited talk, text, and data, but we all know that “unlimited” is never really ... Read More »

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