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Here's What T-Mobile Gets in Their Breakup Settlement

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As we all know, German mobile communications giant Deutsche Telekom had betrothed it's American daughter T-Mobile to AT&T. Then things went south. But though T-Mobile was left standing alone at the altar, it won't necessarily be left empty-handed. Here's the rundown on exactly what they're getting as a breakup fee.


According to Phone Scoop, Deutsche Telekom is getting the entire $3 billion cash payout to themselves, which means that T-Mobile won't see any of that on their end. But they are getting AWS spectrum (in real-person speak, that's more radio real estate to broadcast a signal). 128 markets worth of it. And 12 of those markets lie within the top 20. Plus there's the roaming agreement they've entered into with AT&T, so it's not all doom and gloom for the little cellular provider that could. [Deutsche Telekom via PhoneScoop via The Verge]