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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
TA ASSOCIATES, L.P.
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
METROPCS COMMUNICATIONS INC [PCS]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) __X__ Other (specify below)
See General Remarks
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER, 200 CLARENDON ST, 56TH FLOOR
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/12/2012
(Street)

BOSTON, MA 02116
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 10/12/2012   S(1)   1,312(2) D $11.6612 26,015 I See Footnote 5(5)
Common Stock 10/12/2012   S(1)   236(3) D $11.6612 4,719 I See Footnote 6(6)
Common Stock 10/12/2012   S(1)   284(4) D $11.6612 77,822 I See Footnote 7(7)
Common Stock 10/15/2012   S(1)   1,312(2) D $11.37 24,703 I See Footnote 5(5)
Common Stock 10/15/2012   S(1)   236(3) D $11.37 4,483 I See Footnote 6(6)
Common Stock 10/15/2012   S(1)   284(4) D $11.37 77,538 I See Footnote 7(7)
Common Stock 10/16/2012   S(1)   1,312(2) D $11.3316 23,391 I See Footnote 5(5)
Common Stock 10/16/2012   S(1)   236(3) D $11.3316 4,247 I See Footnote 6(6)
Common Stock 10/16/2012   S(1)   284(4) D $11.3316 77,254 I See Footnote 7(7)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
TA ASSOCIATES, L.P.
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST, 56TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02116
      See General Remarks
TA ASSOCIATES STRATEGIC PARTNERS FUND A LP
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST 56TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02116
      See General Remarks
TA ASSOCIATES STRATEGIC PARTNERS FUND B LP
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST 56TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02116
      See General Remarks
TA ASSOCIATES SPF LP
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST. 56TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02116
      See General Remarks
TA Investors II L.P.
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST. 56TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02116
      See General Remarks

Signatures

 TA Associates, L.P., By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer   10/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

 TA Strategic Partners Fund A L.P., By TA Associates SPF L.P., Its General Partner, By TA Associates, L.P., Its General Partner, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer   10/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

 TA Strategic Partners Fund B L.P., By TA Associates SPF L.P., Its General Partner, By TA Associates, L.P., Its General Partner, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer   10/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

 TA Associates SPF L.P., By TA Associates, L.P., Its General Partner, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer   10/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

 TA Investors II L.P., By TA Associates, L.P., Its General Partner, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer   10/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The sales reported in this Form 4 were effected pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 trading plans adopted by TA Associates, L.P. on February 29, 2012 and March 1, 2012.
(2) These securities were sold solely by TA Strategic Partners Fund A L.P.
(3) These securities were sold solely by TA Strategic Partners Fund B L.P.
(4) These securities were sold solely by TA Investors II L.P.
(5) These securities are owned solely by TA Strategic Partners Fund A L.P. TA Associates, L.P. is the General Partner of TA Associates SPF L.P., which is the General Partner of TA Strategic Partners Fund A L.P. Each of TA Associates, L.P. and TA Associates SPF L.P. may be deemed to have a beneficial interest in shares held by TA Strategic Partners Fund A L.P. and each disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest in such shares which is subject to indeterminable future events.
(6) These securities are owned solely by TA Strategic Partners Fund B L.P. TA Associates, L.P. is the General Partner of TA Associates SPF L.P., which is the General Partner of TA Strategic Partners Fund B L.P. Each of TA Associates, L.P. and TA Associates SPF L.P. may be deemed to have a beneficial interest in shares held by TA Strategic Partners Fund B L.P. and each disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest in such shares which is subject to indeterminable future events.
(7) These securities are owned solely by TA Investors II L.P., TA Associates, L.P. is the General Partner of TA Investors II L.P. TA Associates, L.P. may be deemed to have a beneficial interest in shares held by TA Investors II L.P. and disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares.
 
Remarks:
The Reporting Persons are members of a 13(d) group.  The Reporting Persons have a representative on the Issuer's board of directors. C. Kevin Landry currently serves as the Reporting Person's representative on the board of directors and, as such, the Reporting Persons are deemed directors of the Issuer. Due to the limit of joint filers that can be included on one form, TA Associates, L.P., TA IX L.P., TA Associates IX LLC, TA Atlantic and Pacific V L.P., TA Associates AP V L.P., TA/Atlantic and Pacific IV L.P., TA Associates AP IV L.P., TA Strategic Partners Fund A L.P., TA Strategic Partners Fund B L.P., TA Associates SPF L.P., and TA Investors II L.P. have filed two separate forms simultaneously, which relate to the same securities of the Issuer held by such Reporting Persons.

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