MetroPCS Details Its Expansion Plans

MetroPCS’s upcoming expansion to New York and Boston will change the prepaid wireless provider from a regional carrier to one that can compete more with heavyweights like Verizon Wireless (VZ) and AT&T (T).

In an interview with the Journal’s Amol Sharma, MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist said the company will be building its New York City network–including the five boroughs as well as parts of New Jersey and upstate New York–throughout 2009. MetroPCS ultimately intends to connect that area with Boston and Philadelphia, where it has already begun offering cellphone coverage.

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