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Deutsche Telekom would hold a majority stake in the new company.

There's been a lot of craziness going on in the mobile sector in recent months. Apple recently hooked up with Verizon with the iPhone 4, Microsoft and Nokia are now partners with Windows Phone 7, and Google's Android OS has been burning up the global smartphone sales charts.

When it comes to wireless carriers, the move to LTE isn't the only big thing that's grabbing headlines these days -- a new report from Bloomberg suggests that Deutsche Telekom AG is considering selling its T-Mobile USA division to Sprint Nextel. When it comes to selling the entire business or just portions of the business, all options are on the table according to Deutsche Telekom.

Discussions are still ongoing as a final valuation on the deal has yet to be agreed upon.

T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the United States, is having a hard time staying afloat in an increasingly cutthroat market. Whereas as wireless competitors like Verizon (largest U.S. carrier) and AT&T (second largest U.S. carrier) saw an overall net gain in customers during 2010, T-Mobile actually lost over 50,000 customers during the same period.

It was leaked today that T-Mobile has plans to launch a new 10GB webConnect data plan for its smartphone users at a cost of $79.99 per month. The new service plan will be available starting March 13. 

Sprint has also been in the news recently following reports that it is considering a move away from WiMAX in order to embrace LTE technology. The adoption of LTE would bring America's third-largest wireless carrier in line with Verizon and AT&T, which have already rolled out LTE in select markets.



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Happens
By FITCamaro on 3/8/2011 10:35:20 AM , Rating: 1
When you have horrible coverage compared to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.




RE: Happens
By Denigrate on 3/8/2011 10:52:45 AM , Rating: 2
Been using T-Mobile for about 3 years and really haven't had any coverage issues. Was with ATT before that and had a lot of dropped calls.


RE: Happens
By FITCamaro on 3/8/2011 1:42:58 PM , Rating: 1
Nowhere did I say your coverage isn't good. But go look at their coverage map and then look at Verizon's, AT&T's, and Sprint's coverage maps. There are large areas of the country they don't cover which the others do.


RE: Happens
By mcnabney on 3/8/2011 2:40:43 PM , Rating: 2
T-Mobile runs a decent network. Very small, but where it is it runs pretty well.


RE: Happens
By MABManZ on 3/8/2011 10:55:02 AM , Rating: 2
T-Mobile has the best coverage in my area (Southern MD/DC) by far, I switched to Virgin Mobile (Sprint network) a few months ago for the price but the coverage is much worse than when I was on T-Mobile


RE: Happens
By mcnabney on 3/8/11, Rating: 0
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