What The Buyout Of T-Mobile Means For You

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We reported to you earlier that AT&T have agreed a deal to buyout T-Mobile USA, and asked you if you were happy with the news. But what will this mean for current T-Mobile customers?

T-Mobile has provided some information on what the deal means for its customers. Service will remain exactly the same and customers will still receive their bills from T-Mobile. The company states the deal is being done to create big benefits for its customers, and will ensure a 4G LTE network for 95% of the US population.

It is also claimed that both AT&T and T-Mobile customers will see a better voice and data experience just after both networks are integrated. Consumers who currently own a T-Mobile handset can continue to use it as normal.

With the iPhone, T-Mobile will not be offering it in the near future and the deal is expected to take twelve months to complete. All current contract deals with customers will be honored by T-Mobile.

The two companies joining forces like this could provide some stiff opposition for the likes of Verizon, but will also lower the choice consumers have on when deciding on what mobile carrier to choose. And will it mean trouble for smaller carriers like Sprint?

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