The Southwest Airlines of Mobile Calling?

MetroPCS and Leap Wireless are outperforming other U.S. wireless carriers; by merging, they'd really start disrupting the industry

A $340 wireless bill with unexpected charges was the last straw for Linda Targett. "We are tired of the unknowns and the surprise bills," says the 33-year-old office manager in Naples, Fla. "These extra fees, it's just getting ridiculous." Come June 4, she plans to drop her AT&T (T) wireless calling plan for MetroPCS, which offers unlimited calling for as little as $30 a month—and no extra fees.

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