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Thursday, January 31, 2013

T-Mobile Metro pcs merger Frequently Asked Questions

Metro PCS Merger Customer Concerns

    Found these answers to some very popular question's regarding the soon to come merger of Metro pcs and T-Mobile. 





1. What does this potential T-Mobile combination mean to me?


  • Nothing will change with your service, your plan or your phone, or where you can make your payments or receive customer support. MetroPCS remains focused on providing an exceptional wireless experience with state-of-the-art 4GLTE service and smartphones at a tremendous value. Each day, we’re seeing thousands of people upgrade to and choose MetroPCS’ 4GLTE because of our unmatched unlimited offering. We think our tremendous value proposition will only get better after the T-Mobile combination. But for now, it is business as usual with the same driven focus on delivering exceptional service and experience to you.
  • Upon completion of the combination with T-Mobile, the plan is to keep the MetroPCS brand name, our places of distribution and the way we do business. The only real difference you should see is that MetroPCS will offer an even broader array of affordable, cutting-edge handsets and mobile services for the same great value you have come to expect from MetroPCS. This will mean you have more choices, more coverage and greater access to a faster, broader, higher capacity 4G network -- where you live and in more cities throughout the U.S.


  • 2. When is the potential T-Mobile combination expected to complete?

  • We expect the combination to close in the first half of 2013, subject to MetroPCS stockholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.


  • 3. Will my rate plan or mobile services change?

  • No. Your rate plan will not change as a result of the announcement of the T-Mobile combination. You will continue to receive an exceptional mobile experience at a great value and the price of your plan will stay the same.
  • Your mobile service will not be affected by the announcement of the T-Mobile combination. We will still provide the same mobile service you’ve come to expect, choice in services and handsets – while still offering affordable unlimited talk, text and data.
  • Upon completion of the combination with T-Mobile, we will have the opportunity to offer you an even wider selection of affordable, cutting-edge handsets and mobile services. This will mean more coverage with greater access to a larger 4G network -- where you live and in more cities throughout the U.S.


  • 4. Will MetroPCS’ rate plans still be unlimited and tax inclusive?

  • Absolutely. All MetroPCS customers currently on a tax inclusive plan will remain on such and all new customers will continue to be offered unlimited tax and regulatory fee inclusive rate plans.


  • 5. Does this mean that I will be required to sign a contract for wireless services, or am I now under a contract?

  • No. You are not required to sign a contract to continue to receive your current service. MetroPCS remains committed to providing you affordable wireless service with no annual contract.
  • The completion of the T-Mobile combination will not change our no-annual contract model. Our plan is for your service to continue on a no-annual contract basis providing you with a great mobile experience at the best value.


  • 6. How long will my handset or smartphone work on MetroPCS with the impending T-Mobile combination?

  • The announcement of the combination with T-Mobile will not interrupt our ability to provide wireless services to you.
  • You will continue to be able to purchase or upgrade your handset from the current and future lineup of handsets available at any local area MetroPCS store, on your handset via MyMetro app, or at metropcs.com.
  • Upon completion of the combination with T-Mobile, you will have more choices, more coverage and greater access to a faster, broader, higher capacity 4GLTE network. And, you will have a broader array of affordable, cutting-edge handsets for upgrade purposes and a broader array of mobile services to choose from for the same great value. We do anticipate that by the second half of 2015, customers who have not already upgraded their handsets, will need to upgrade their handsets to one of the wide range of affordable, cutting-edge handsets that will be available at that time.


  • 7. How do I pay my bill? Can I pay at T-Mobile stores now?

  • For the immediate future, continue paying for service as you always have through the existing MetroPCS payment channels. If those channels are expanded in the future, we’ll communicate that information to you as quickly as possible.
  • Again the transaction is expected to complete in the first half of 2013 -- subject to MetroPCS stockholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. And during this time, MetroPCS and T-Mobile will be, and continue to operate, as independent companies and continue to compete vigorously – having no impact on MetroPCS’ day-to-day operations.


  • 8. I’ve heard that T-Mobile intends to force MetroPCS customers to move to T-Mobile as soon as the combination is completed. Is that true?

  • Absolutely not. Existing customers will continue to experience the same great MetroPCS coverage you have come to expect.
  • Immediately, nothing will change with your service, your plan or your phone. MetroPCS will remain focused on providing an exceptional wireless experience with state-of-the-art 4GLTE service and smartphones at a tremendous value. Each day, we’re seeing thousands of people upgrading to and choosing MetroPCS’ 4GLTE, and we think the value we offer will only get better after the T-Mobile combination.
  • Over time, customers who choose to upgrade to one of the affordable, cutting-edge smartphones that will be available will also have the benefit of experiencing an even larger and faster 4G network that combines the best of T-Mobile and MetroPCS.


  • 9. Will I get better coverage?

  • One of the key benefits of the proposed combination with T-Mobile will be deeper 4GLTE network coverage and a clear-cut technology path to one common 4GLTE network and the ability to migrate customers to a faster, broader, higher capacity 4G network.
  • More specific details about changes to coverage areas will be available in the future. We will keep you updated on our progress and other important developments.


  • 10. Where can I go for more information on the combination?

  • You can visit http://www.metropcs.com/metro/support/faqTemplatePage.jsp?whichFAQ=About for any new information, as we are committed to and will continue to keep you updated on our progress and other important developments. Additionally, you may also go into your nearest corporate store if you have any more questions or feel free to contact customer service for issues related to your account. Simply dial *611 from your MetroPCS phone or 888-8metro8 (888-863-8768).


  • Additional Information and Where to Find It
    This question and answer document relates to a proposed transaction between MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (“MetroPCS”) and Deutsche Telekom AG (“Deutsche Telekom”) that will become the subject of a proxy statement to be filed by MetroPCS with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). This question and answer document is not a substitute for the proxy statement or any other document that MetroPCS may file with the SEC or send to its stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders are urged to read the proxy statement and all other relevant documents filed with the SEC or sent to stockholders as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. All documents, when filed, will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). You may also obtain these documents by contacting MetroPCS’ Investor Relations department at 214-570-4641, or via e-mail at investor_relations@metropcs.com. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval./p>

    Participants in the Solicitation
    MetroPCS and its directors and executive officers will be deemed to be participants in any solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about MetroPCS’ directors and executive officers is available in MetroPCS’ proxy statement dated April 16, 2012 for its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction when they become available. Investors should read the proxy statement carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
    This question and answer document includes “forward-looking statements” for the purpose of the “safe harbor” provisions within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Any statements made in this question and answer document that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about our beliefs, opinions, projections, and expectations, are forward-looking statements and should be evaluated as such. These forward-looking statements often include words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “suggests,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimates,” “targets,” “views,” “projects,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “may,” “become,” “forecast,” and other similar expressions.
    All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of MetroPCS, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) and are difficult to predict. Examples of such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the possibility that the proposed transaction is delayed or does not close, including due to the failure to receive the required stockholder approvals or required regulatory approvals, the taking of governmental action (including the passage of legislation) to block the transaction, the failure to satisfy other closing conditions, the possibility that the expected synergies will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period, the significant capital commitments of MetroPCS and T-Mobile, global economic conditions, fluctuations in exchange rates, competitive actions taken by other companies, natural disasters, difficulties in integrating the two companies, disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships, actions taken or conditions imposed by governmental or other regulatory authorities and the exposure to litigation. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the Company’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 and other filings with the SEC available at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).

    The forward-looking statements speak only as to the date made, are based on current assumptions and expectations, and are subject to the factors above, among others, and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which are beyond our ability to control or ability to predict. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. MetroPCS, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile do not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events after the date of this question and answer document, except as required by law.

    Check out the other post's on this blog regarding the merge;

             Metro PCS T-Mobile Merge The Up Sides           

    T-Mobile and Metro Merger Here's the Up Sides!

    T-Mobile and Metro 

    A Force to Reckon With!


    The calculation is easy – T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS together are stronger and more efficient companies, with the spectrum resources and economies of scale required to compete more effectively in today’s wireless marketplace and as a leading value carrier in the United States.

    At present, T-Mobile USA trails AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint in market share and service revenue.  T-Mobile USA would benefit substantially from having access to additional spectrum to deploy a robust 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) offering.  And, although MetroPCS has enjoyed success in a number of major metropolitan areas, its ability to grow beyond those areas in the future will be limited by a lack of access to additional spectrum and the costs of building new stand-alone, greenfield networks if and when spectrum is available.  MetroPCS also is disadvantaged at present by its inability to offer seamless in-network, nationwide service to its customers. And both T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS face scale disadvantages that limit their access to some popular or cutting-edge devices.

    The proposed transaction will allow T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS to combine their highly complementary spectrum portfolios, enabling a broader and deeper roll-out of 4G LTE services than either company could readily achieve on its own.  In particular, the transaction will provide a path to at least 20x20 MHz of 4G LTE in many areas in the near term, including 90 percent of the nation’s top 25 metro areas.   Moreover, the merged entity will have the ability to amortize investments in innovation more effectively and efficiently.  Similarly, as a publicly-traded entity, T-Mobile USA will now have direct access to the public debt and equity capital markets, giving it increased financial flexibility and enhanced stability.

    Together, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS can upgrade their networks and rapidly provide service and network benefits without customer disruption.  The T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS legacy networks will continue to operate for a transition period pursuant to a straightforward technology migration plan.  MetroPCS customers will be able to migrate over time to the combined company’s enhanced and expanded network and T-Mobile USA customers will enjoy improved and expanded LTE coverage. 


    The familiar MetroPCS brand will be retained.  MetroPCS will continue to be operated as a separate business unit and will be able to take advantage of T-Mobile USA’s existing nationwide infrastructure to establish expanded MetroPCS-branded distribution in metropolitan areas unserved at present by MetroPCS.  And even within MetroPCS’ existing service areas, MetroPCS customers will enjoy significant benefits including access to a broader array of handsets, improved services, and the combined company’s 4G LTE network.  As a result, the transaction will improve the speed, quality, and robustness of the company’s current service offerings.

    Current T-Mobile USA customers also will enjoy significant benefits from the proposed transaction. These include improved coverage and quality through the incorporation of MetroPCS’ cell sites and spectrum into the combined company’s network, access to a much richer LTE experience enabled through the integrated deployment of a single LTE network with wider channels, and access to a greater variety of devices and service plan options.

    In sum, the combination of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS will be pro-competitive and pro-consumer, giving the combined company the scale, spectrum, network, and resources to challenge and compete more effectively with its larger rivals in the provision of diverse products and services.  It will deliver an enhanced customer experience through a wider selection of attractive, competitively-priced plans, while at the same time using both T-Mobile USA’s and MetroPCS’ complementary spectrum to provide greater network coverage and a more robust deployment of LTE.  Put simply, through this transaction, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS will establish a new and aggressive value leader in the wireless market, benefitting competition and consumer choice throughout the country.


    T-Mobile Metro Merger Right around the Corner!

    Metro PCS Subscriber Loss 

    and T-Mobile Merge Ahead!


    In the prepaid race, MetroPCS has always been at the forefront of competitive offerings, which makes its unfortunate that the company reported a net loss of 93,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter. As Metro faces increased competition, the company dropped to 8.9 million subscribers overall. The dip in subscribers this morning comes as the company prepares for its merger with T-Mobile USA. It’s the first time the company has reported a net loss of subscribers in the fourth quarter, and the third straight quarter they’ve seen net losses.
    “This is the first time MetroPCS has lost subscribers on a net basis in Q4, which is typically its second strongest quarter behind Q1, and marks the company’s third consecutive quarter of net subscriber losses,” UBS analyst John Hodulik said in a research note. “We believe this underscores the urgency with which the company pursued merger partners before reaching a deal with T-Mobile in October.”
    As T-Mobile’s recent quarterly numbers have suffered in the postpaid arena, their prepaid growth has been a lone beacon of positive news. With increasing competition in the prepaid space, T-Mobile and MetroPCS will have to work fast and furious right from the start to keep the space competitive with offerings that entice customers to stay with the new company.
    Let’s hope that T-Mobile and MetroPCS can achieve exactly what they set out for, to bring Value to the masses on a nationwide network.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    LG Spirit 4g Metro pcs Price Revealed !!!

    LG Spirit 4g Metro pcs

     
     
    The LG Spirit will be available the first week of February 2013. With a huge 4.5" display and a dual core 1.2Ghz processor this will be a must see device. The price is announced at $269 and there will be a $70 mail in rebate to make the Spirit 4G $200 after mail in rebate. This device will be Joyn compatible!
     


      This will definately make a nice addition to the handset lineup at Metro pcs for those who like a screen the size of the GS3 for hundreds less. Later this week I will be posting hand's on reviews and how to video's on my YouTube channel. You can subscribe to my channel here. I also take request's so if there is anything you would like to know how to do on any Android device please ask and I can put together a video for you. You can reach me by leaving your request in the comment or send me a message on YouTube.
     

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

    Metro PCS Phone Warranty Explaination

    Metro PCS Phone Warranty's



       I had a lot of question's regarding the warranty policy's at Metro pcs. So here's how they work.


    All phone's purchased from Metro pcs have a 1 year limited manufacture warranty.  If the phone has physical damage (cracked screen, drop damage to housing) this will void the warranty and you will have to buy a new phone. Water damage will also void this warranty.

    For the first 30 day's a warranty exchange is free of charge after 30 day's there may be a $15 fee applied when you receive your replacement. The replacement will more than likely have to be ordered and will take 3-5 business day's to be shipped to the location.  

    Water Damage and Physical Damage are covered under insurance which is $5 per month and there will be a deductable for the replacement. Insurance replacement's are shipped directly from Asurion and are not able to be done in store. For more information on how to make an insurance claim see the links below.




    There are also some location's that offer repair's or may know where you could get a phone repaired. 

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

    Xbox / PS3 Video Capture Device

    Record Xbox or PS3 Games to Your Computer

    Using EZCap 170 


       Want to record your Xbox 360 or PS3 games and upload them to YouTube? Try the EZCap 170. This device will record your games from any gaming console and transfer them to your PC or MAC. You can then edit or make a motage and upload to YouTube for viewing. Great for uploading matches from Black Ops 2, Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2, Halo 4, or any of your favorite game's!


    I suggest purchasing a S-Video cable for your gaming console there about $8 through the link below. The EZCap 170 is available for only $19. Just click on the link below to order your's today. 

    I will be posting video's on how to use this device within the next week till then here is a couple video's that should help on how to use!





    -This video is on how to setup and use an EZCap to record your game's to your PC-


    This is a demonstration of the quality of the video's captured with the EZCap. Mine arrived just the other day and I'm still playing with the setting's to make better quality. This is what I got so far...







    Thanks for checking out my review. The link above is the cheapest I was able to find a decent video capture device for an Xbbox 360 or a PS3. I appreciate any purchases made through the link above as this support's   the development and growth of this blog. I will be adding my own setup and demonstration video's as soon as I recieve my device. From what I've seen the quality is very good for the price, I'm very excited and can't wait to start using. Subscribe to my YouTube channel here.



    LG Spirit 4G Spec's and Pics!

    LG Spirit 4G Metro pcs


        The next high powered 4g Android device to be offered at Metro pcs is coming soon. Check out the spec's and the short video below on the Spirit 4g. 


    - Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

    - Quick Memo (screen shot app)

    - Dual core 1.2Ghz Processor 

    - 4.5" Corning Gorilla Glass display

    - 5MP rear facing camera 

    - 1.3MP front facing camera

    - Live Shot, Time Catch Shutter, Cheese Shutter, and Panorama Mode.

    - 1080p HD video recording 

    - Only .37" thick. Super slim design.

    - Battery is 2150mAh

    - 4GB of internal memory

    - Display TFT, 960 x 540 pixels

    - Dimension's 5.08"(H) x 2.61"(W) x .37" (D)

    - Weight 4.3oz


    The video below give a look at a couple pics of the LG Spirit 4g by Metro pcs. I will be doing hand's on review's and some how to video's. Check out my YouTube channel here for more on any of the Metro pcs phone's available! 








    Here's some other video's on the LG Spirit 4g check them out!





    Friday, January 18, 2013

    LG Spirit Coming To Metro pcs Soon!

    LG Spirit

     

    The LG Spirit will be released with a dual core 1.2GHz processor and Ice Cream Sandwich (v. 4.0.4). I've heard rumor's that it will launch by the end of January. It looks to be the same size as the Samsung Galaxy s3. See the leaked photo below;


     See more photo's and info on the LG Spirit Here

    I will update this posting as I get more info!
    

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Most Powerful Metro Phone's Available Right Now!



    #4   LG Connect 4g - Equiped with a dual core 1.2Ghz processor but only run's gingerbread. Definately over priced at $349 but a solid phone with less than good battery life.



    #3   ZTE Avid 4g - One of the newest 4g phone's in Metro pcs' handset lineup. Sports a dual core 1.2GHz processor and is a force to reckon with. Very fast and responsive and a great price at only $149!



    #2   LG Motion 4g - Pmrobably the absolute best deal you can get on a 4g phone anywhere right now. On sale for only $49 after rebate this device can't be described as anything less than amazing.



    #1   Samsung Galaxy SIII - Retail's at $499 hand's down the most cutting edge device that Metro pcs carries. This device is so crazy can't even complain about the $500 price point.



    Make sure to check out my YouTube channel here for more information on all of these great device's. There are many other device's available I only included phone's with dual core processor's in this list. All of these are operating on Ice Cream Sandwich with the exception of the LG Connect 4g which is still on Gingerbread. 
     
     
    LG Spirit 4g Coming Soon
     
     
     
     
     
    A last minute entry on the list the LG Spirit will be a device to reckon with. The size of the Samsung Galaxy s3 and the speed of the LG Motion. The LG Spirit will be available the first week of February. The Spirit is the device on the left in the photo the other is the Samsung Galaxy s3.  
     

    LG Motion on Sale only $49 after Rebate


    Android Sale at Metro PCS

     

    The LG Motion, one of the most powerful Android device's offered by Metro pcs is now available for only $49 after mail in rebate!
    Check out review's, spec's, and feature's at www.metrophonerepair.com. $15 upgrade fee may apply. Device is $99.99 with a $50 mail in rebate (rebate can take up to 3 months!)

    Sunday, January 6, 2013

    iPhone Coming to Metro pcs

       Metro PCS / T-Mobile iPhone 5 News



       There's alot of talk about the new merger coming up. Definately alot of nervous customer's on both side's of the fence. The only thing for sure is most expert's are pretty sure that both carrier's will have the iPhone soon! Check out this article for more information   here. Just imagine an iPhone 5 on a no contract unlimited 4g plan for only $60/month with no taxes! Talk about a game changer!


         

    Last Day for $30/month and $25/month Plans

    Promotional Rate Plans for Metro pcs Coming to an End!!!



        January 9th 2013 will be the last day to get the $30/month 4g plan or the $25/month talk and text plan, make sure to get to a local Metro pcs and take advantage of these great plans while there still there! See the video below for more detail's. Promotional plan's are only available with purchase of a new mobile device. Also the BOGO sale has been extended to the 9th of January as well. BOGO is only available for basic feature phone's and only with new activation's upgrades are not eligible. 



    Check out my YouTube channel for information on the phone's available from Metro pcs here.

    HD Gaming ZTE Avid 4g by Metro pcs

    ZTE Avid 4g HD Gaming


        I will be adding to this over the next few days but so far I would say the ZTE Avid 4g is an excellent gaming device. Check out the video below to see for yourself!




    Will be adding Death Dome and Dead Trigger later today if you have any requests just leave them in the comment's. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.

    ZTE Avid New Folder Creation Feature

    ZTE Avid 4g


     Noticed this new little trick to create a folder on the ZTE Avid 4g by Metro pcs and figured I would share it. Definately a very easy method to clean up a cluttered desktop!



    ZTE Avid Camera / Camcorder Review

    ZTE Avid Camera Review



        The ZTE Avid 4g for Metro pcs has a 5MP rear facing camera and a .3MP front facing camera. Check out the video's below for a full review.




    The next one is a video recorded with the ZTE Avid 4g!




    Make sure to check out my YouTube channel for more video's!

    ZTE Avid App Store Review

    Available Apps


    ZTE Avid 4g Metro pcs





    Xbox Smartglass, Philadelphia Eagles Official, and N.O.V.A. 3 are also available. If you would like to know if any specific apps are available just leave your request in the comment's!

    Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel here.