I’ve used Metro for a few years now and been very happy. 40 bucks a month for unlimited voice, text and slow internet. Internet is slow, but I don’t use it much anyway. I was paying twice that from Sprint without internet, and limited minutes.
I don’t think this will be good.
I think it will be good. I’m one of the architecture engineers for T-Mobile, and have a lot of visibility into the technical aspects that drive business decisions like this.
The primary driver here was DT getting out of the US market, but they did so in a graceful manner. T-Mobile will continue to position itself as the value alternative to Verizon and AT&T, as it moves into LTE and full iPhone compatibility.
We’ll never sell the iPhone directly, but we’ll make it so the thing runs better on our network than anyone else’s.
The secondary driver (almost as important) was RF spectrum acquisition. The additional spectrum means MetroPCS and T-Mobile will both eventually have much better coverage footprints, building penetration, and quality of service.