In a shock move, T-Mobile and Orange has announced that they are to merge, after some rumors that Vodafone was interested in T-Mobile.
T-Mobile and Orange plan to merge their UK businesses, creating a mobile phone giant with 28.4 million customers.
If completed, a deal between Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile and Orange owner France Telecom would see a firm with sales of 9.4bn euros (£8.2bn; $13.5bn).
Holding about 37% of the mobile market it would be the UK's largest provider, overtaking Telefonica's O2.
What a big surprise. I had always thought Vodafone was going to take over T-Mobile, but obviously I was wrong.
I wonder what will mean for T-Mobile and Orange customers. Will we see cheaper price? Will we get better deals?
They will stay with the same brand for the next 18 months (just like their 18 months contact lol) while they decide what to do about their branding. What branding will they come up with? O-Mobile? T-Orange? T-Mobange?
[Via: BBC News Technology]