It seems like a merger between T-Mobile and Metro PCS could possibly be a reality. My biggest fear is that the combination of T-Mobile with Metro PCS will be another horrible combination as was the case when Sprint PCS took on Nextel with a totally incompatible iDEN technology against Sprint PCS's CDMA technology. Mind you combinations of carriers with completely different technologies has a history. Even here in Seattle there's a history. When Verizon came on the scene after they came into this area they couldn't take over GTE Mobility since they took over Airtouch (which was originally USWest Cellular.) At the time they took over all GTE Mobility customers had CDMA equipment. Present customers were given "equivalent" GSM handsets for the new Cingular (which is what the GTE Mobility customers became) and for a short time they continued to use their own CDMA equipment, but eventually were offered GSM handsets. So, in the short term Metro PCS customers will continue on as before, but eventually when they upgrade they will be switched to T-Mobile GSM (and hopefully at a future time) LTE handsets. I just hope that if the merger does come to fruition that the incompatibilities of technology won't be a great hindrance.