Well Verizon Wirless just bought Alltel so I assume that T-Mobile decided they should buy something too.
“According to sources cited by Reuters, Virgin Mobile USA has agreed to purchase Helio from SK Telecom for an unknown sum. The deal is not final, but the two companies have agreed to loose terms. Virgin Mobile USA would purchase the 69% of Helio that SK Telecom owns, but no word was available on whether or not Earthlink will sell its share of Helio as well. Earthlink has a 28% stake in Helio. Under the initial terms of the agreement, SK Telecom would agree to invest a nominal amount of money in Helio once Virgin Mobile USA takes it over. Both Helio and Virgin Mobile USA have struggled to succeed. Combining the two wireless providers could prove beneficial to the merged entity.” Phone Scoop
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