Tracfone is a unit of Mexican telecom America Movil. Tracfone serves 21 million subscribers through more than 90,000 retail locations across the United States. Tracfone said that 13 million of its subscribers rely on Verizon’s network under an existing agreement.
In the US, due to several mergers, at present the wireless industry is into the hands of three mobile carriers, T-Mobile that in April completed its $23 billion merger with Sprint Corp to solidify its position in the United States, Verizon and AT&T Inc.
Shares of Verizon were up more than 1% in premarket trading. The deal would include $3.125 billion in cash and $3.125 billion in Verizon stock