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MetroPCS Laces Up for Full-Court Press Across America with USA Basketball Dream Tour

Thursday, January 05, 2012

MetroPCS Laces Up for Full-Court Press Across America with USA Basketball Dream Tour08:12 EST Thursday, January 05, 2012National road tour to bring USA Basketball legends to 15 cities across the nationDALLAS, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. and USA Basketball today announced the USA Basketball Dream Tour. Launching in Orlando on Jan. 20, 2012, the tour will crisscross the nation for the next seven months making stops in 15 cities, giving fans a chance to check out MetroPCS' latest Samsung phones and meet some of USA Basketball's biggest legends, including Chris Mullin. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100714/DA34639LOGO-b) "Our USA Basketball Dream Tour will bring unforgettable experiences to our customers across the nation," said Tom Keys, president and chief operating officer of MetroPCS. "Our hope is that this tour will get people across the country even more energized to cheer on the USA Basketball men's and women's national teams when they compete this summer."The tour's purple- and orange-clad mobile basketball court will travel coast-to-coast, visiting each of MetroPCS' markets twice along the way. In each market, fans will have the chance to go head-to-head with friends on the court as well as in mobile phone games and basketball trivia presented on Samsung phones. Additionally, USA Basketball team legends will appear at each tour stop to take photographs and sign autographs."The MetroPCS USA Basketball Dream Tour will provide a great way for fans to connect with some of USA Basketball's legends and show their support for the 2012 USA teams as this summer approaches," said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. "As our men's and women's national teams compete on the world stage this summer, we're looking forward to having enthusiastic fans following the teams." The USA Basketball Dream Tour dates, which are subject to change, include:Orlando: Jan. 20, 2012; Feb. 24, 2012 Tampa: Jan. 27, 2012; May 25, 2012 Miami: Feb. 3, 2012; May 18, 2012 Jacksonville: Feb. 10, 2012; May 11, 2012 Atlanta: Feb.17, 2012; June 1, 2012 Los Angeles: Mar. 2, 2012; June 29, 2012 Sacramento: Mar. 9, 2012; June 22, 2012 San Francisco: Mar. 16, 2012; June 15, 2012 Grand Rapids: Mar. 23, 2012; June 8, 2012 Detroit: Mar. 30, 2012; July 20, 2012 Boston: Apr. 6, 2012; July 27, 2012 New York: Apr. 13, 2012; Aug. 3, 2012 Philadelphia: Apr. 20, 2012; Aug. 14, 2012 Dallas: Apr. 27, 2012; Aug. 17, 2012 Las Vegas: July 6, 2012; July 13, 2012Visit www.metropcs.com/USABasketball for the most up to date tour schedule, locations and more information about the tour's stops. For photos and videos that chronicle the USA Basketball Dream Tour and more opportunities to be a part of the experience, visit www.facebook.com/metropcs.About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of December 31, 2011, MetroPCS had over 9.3 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.About USA BasketballBased in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training, and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions.  For further information, go to the official website of USA Basketball at www.usabasketball.com.SOURCE MetroPCSFor further information: Craig Miller of USA Basketball, +1-719-590-4800, camiller@usabasketball.com; or Chad Sour of GolinHarris for MetroPCS, +1-972-341-2507, csour@golinharris.com