What's So Great About T-Mobile's Merger With MetroPCS?

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  • Report this Comment On April 26, 2013, at 8:29 PM, jac3510 wrote:

    I'm Metro subscriber. Once upon a time I was a T-Mobile subscriber. I am absolutely NOT happy about this merger. I'm not bailing immediately, but this is a one-strike-and-your-out deal with me. T-Mobile has the worst customer service on the planet (next only to Comcast, and trailed only slightly by AT&T), and if I get the same treatment I got before, I won't think twice before dropping the service.

    Bad idea, Metro. Bad, bad, bad idea.

  • Report this Comment On April 28, 2013, at 10:19 AM, mrmaserati wrote:

    I was a MetroPCS customer and you wouldn't believe

    the mountain of grief they caused me. Story at

    http//SwensonStudio.com/metropcs.htm While I

    believe that this merger is good for the consumer

    in general, it's bad for the metroPCS subscribers.

    I'm glad that I bailed. If it was bad to be a Metro

    customer before, it's horrible now. Customer will

    be jumping ship by the boat load. Exactly, what

    T-mobile wants. After all they are buying the

    company for it band spectrum, not the customer

    base.

    T-mobile worse customer service I don't think so. go to the above link for the detal ofmy six week nughtmare with metro's horrible customer service.

  • Report this Comment On April 29, 2013, at 2:06 PM, onasty300 wrote:

    I AM A METRO CUSTOMER AND I AGREE, THIS IS NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR METRO. WHY WOOD YOU JOIN A COMPANY THAT WAS GOIN OUT OF BUISNESS? IF ANYTHING METRO SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT OUT T-MOBILE. I HAD MY SHARE OF T-MOBILE AND DONT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM.

  • Report this Comment On April 30, 2013, at 1:04 PM, Reggiepie wrote:

    What will be the benefits for current Metro PCS customers?

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