CONNECTED: T-Mobile and MetroPCS have agreed to combine their struggling cellphone businesses in a deal aimed at letting them compete better with their three larger rivals.
LONG-DISTANCE: Deutsche Telekom will hold a 74 percent stake in the combined company. MetroPCS shareholders will own the rest.
HOW MANY BARS?: The combined company will stay No. 4 among U.S. wireless carriers behind Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint Nextel.