Viable GSM competition?
While this may not be good news for many MetroPCS customers - typically people who want a low-price contract that's mostly good in their local area, because they don't travel much - it might help T-Mobile improve coverage and build out their network, and finally provide some decent competition in the US for GSM phones.
I'd like to drop AT&T, which doesn't offer a plan that comes close to matching my usage (so I pay far more than I should), but if I want a GSM phone (and I do, since I travel to Europe on occasion) and I want non-roaming service in my home (which I do), they're the only choice.
I live in a city less than 20 miles from the state capital, but I'm not in range of a T-Mobile tower. Apparently Catherine Zeta Jones  riding a motorcycle around the country has not, in fact, done much to improve their network.
 And now I'm thinking of Darling Buds of May, of blessed memory. Ah, youth.