T-Mobile USA set to close acquisition of MetroPCS

April 30, 2013 by Peter Svensson

T-Mobile, the country's fourth-largest cellphone carrier, is set to complete its acquisition of MetroPCS after the stock market closes on Tuesday.

T-Mobile is adding 9 million MetroPCS customers to its own 34 million. The combined company will stall lag No. 3 Corp. in size.

No immediate changes are expected for MetroPCS customers, but T-Mobile USA plans to shut down MetroPCS's network over two years, which means MetroPCS phones will eventually stop working. T-Mobile will use the space freed up on the airwaves to boost its own coverage and data speeds.

T-Mobile USA, a subsidiary of Germany's AG, will gain its own U.S. stock listing by merging with Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications Inc., which is listed on the .

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