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Metro PCS winnings in Auction 58

Discussion in 'PRE-PAID Cell Phone Companies and Plans' started by agentHibby, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    Metro PCS got only 6 PCS licenses, but they got the biggest PCS license for 10 MHz in Los Angeles for $374.5 million. Total bids added up to $387,443,000 or $1.87 per POP MHz. Metro PCS will extending their footprint in Florida and California.

    Metro PCS Affilate Royal Street Communications
    CW-BTA159-C5 Gainesville, FL
    CW-BTA212-C4 Jacksonville, FL
    CW-BTA239-C4 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
    CW-BTA262-C5 Los Angeles, CA
    CW-BTA289-C4 Melbourne-Titusville, FL
    CW-BTA336-C4 Orlando, FL
     
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    I wonder what the deal with Metro actually is. It's wierd IMO, but now with their L.A. license, do you expect them to built out a new network there? I'd think that would be rather hard.
     
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    I don't think they will be like a RIVGAM Communicators and endup having to sell everthing to Airtouch. What I understand why LA has less calling capacity problems for Verizon than New York is that LA is spaced a little further apart. I understand that 10 MHz may not be enough for Metro PCS once they have a strong customer base. They are doing better in San Fransisco so I think they can pull it off.
     
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    I guess we shall see. I've never had capacity issues in Southern California...only analog is often clogged, whether it's VZW or Cingular/AT&T.
     
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    It seldom happens due to not too many spots in CA where thousands of people are in one spot like in NYC. So they might get by.. but we will see :browani:
     

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