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T-Mobile UK and Orange UK start merging, ready to wipe out rivals

08 September, 2009 | Read the news | Post your comment
T-Mobile UK and Orange UK start merging, ready to wipe out rivals - read the full textDeutsche Telekom and France Telecom announced today they will be combining T-Mobile UK and Orange UK into a new joint-venture company. The resulting entity will become the UK's leading mobile carrier with 28.4 million large customer base, representing approximately 37% of UK mobile...

 

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> In reply to me @ 2009-09-13 00:40 from mXE@ - click to readT-Mobile has the lowest dropped calls out of any other cellphone provider out there and has the #1 customer service 8 out of 9 times by J.D. Power. Do your homework before you start talking false information. T-Mobile is slowly building to be the biggest U.S. Company as well.

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  • 2009-10-11 20:53
  • 4gN{

What Muppet has just slatted O2 coverage - O2 is the only UK network that works correctly and has great - no, excellent UK coverage..

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  • 2009-10-05 17:32
  • mse9

18 months till they merge, no point of discussing it now!

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  • 2009-09-14 11:44
  • mCSY

i think its tmobile's choice to merge with orange because tmobile is just losing money. Though their deals were good or even better than others; however that just it! coverage is bad - A lot of people travel you know and their signal is just not consistent, customer aftercare is ok to nearly being bad... and their brand awareness isnt penetrating the market really. For orange their ok.not bad - not great either. Though hopefully this merge situation should stir up the competition.

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  • 2009-09-13 00:40
  • mXE@

i think its a gud idea..tmobile have good phones and orange have great tarif offers..so the joining will be a big success and a win win situation for us and the companies..goodluck..tmobile & orange

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  • 2009-09-11 12:30
  • MVg6

who would want to merge with o2 when they have the worst UK coverage?

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  • 2009-09-10 12:24
  • IanC

voda are only doing with o2 wat theyve already done with orange which is network share

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  • 2009-09-10 12:23
  • IanC

they be called o-mobile lol lol
aslong as the phones dont have the stupid orange type software on it i dont care

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  • 2009-09-09 21:52
  • pJIQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-09-09 17:35 from 476a - click to readIf N900 will be exclusive for Tmo in the US, then it's pretty big news. That will make a bunch of new customers.

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  • 2009-09-09 19:36
  • nbuy

hmm~~wonder what will happen to t-mobile USA lol, i work for em, i would like to see some big change cus they sucks now

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  • 2009-09-09 17:35
  • 476a

o2 will not merge with voda fone o2 owns roughly the same amount of percentage as the Tmobile and Orange hybrid so for o2 to merge with the 2nd largest network vodafone would cause o2 or vodafone to have majority of the mobile market and by trading laws o2 is not allowed to do so as all companies deserve a fair go in the market place

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  • 2009-09-09 15:46
  • D8XA

i think they're trying to cut costs, win win situation for them both and not to forget to introduce sub monopoly price plans... sigh we know what that means for the average mobile user~

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  • 2009-09-09 14:16
  • mAtr

O2 and Vodafone 3g coverage will look rather poultry in fact. I imagine this merger will bring HSDPA coverage on one operator to about 98% of the population. I know, just for this reason I'd be willing to switch. Three, Tmobile and Orange are using just one UTMS network. Tmobile and orange 2g coverage will still not match either o2 or vodafone. GSM 1800mhz is just not possible to get same coverage economically compared to 900mhz.

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  • 2009-09-09 12:54
  • M31M

great! i hope orange in latin american

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  • 2009-09-09 12:09
  • LF9s

orange have the best phone's ie omnia hd and the best tarrifs but the worst network coverage. Thank god they screwed up and had to release me from my contract after 6 weeks. Now my hd is on o2 he he

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  • 2009-09-09 04:53
  • mEke

orange have the best phone's ie omnia hd and the best tarrifs but the worst network coverage. Thank god they screwed up and had to release me from my contract after 6 weeks. Now my hd is on o2 he he

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  • 2009-09-09 04:51
  • mEkg

Vodafone and 3 are in the middle of a merge in Australia.

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  • 2009-09-09 04:47
  • vag5

My virgin phone is getting left in the stone age now adays :(

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  • 2009-09-09 03:49
  • LhN6

Haha

Orange + TMobile = Orange T(ea)

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  • 2009-09-09 00:30
  • n5QM

i like the way they orange and tmobile say "customers will have enhanced coverage inside and outside" then they say they are getting rid of loads of masts lol

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  • 2009-09-08 23:24
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