Live Blogging During Todays Senate Hearing

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  • Liqwidzero

    If they have “unused spectrum”, how why haven’t they already utilized it?

    • http://twitter.com/dethduck dethduck

      Create scarcity, false or not, and you can increase prices via supply and demand.

  • Anonymous

    am i watching the wrong thing? they arent talking about the merger yet.

  • Liqwidzero

    AT&T has also “carried the biggest” crock of crap and dealt it out to customers as if they believed it were gold.

  • http://twitter.com/Sandtiger Chris

    I’ve never had a dropped call on T-Mobile..dropped an average of 3 a week when I had ATT.

  • Liqwidzero

    “Lack of capacity to meet demand”Tell that to VZW and Sprint.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brenda-Cisneros-Salinas/100001829477027 Brenda Cisneros-Salinas

    I have more family using ATT than tmobile because of the patchy signal, hell im using Big Red and their signal stinks here in South Texas, yet no one cares and just keeps on charging! it’s cool to pay almost 150 but not cool to get the cold shoulder if i want out of my contract!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brenda-Cisneros-Salinas/100001829477027 Brenda Cisneros-Salinas

    I have more family using ATT than tmobile because of the patchy signal, hell im using Big Red and their signal stinks here in South Texas, yet no one cares and just keeps on charging! it’s cool to pay almost 150 but not cool to get the cold shoulder if i want out of my contract!

    • Jason

      Im here in San Antonio and I get Perfect signal with Tmobile. 2 years and have never dropped one call. And I have yet to find One spot where I dont get 4G. And most of the time Im getting 6-8 megs down. ATT does ok on calls. Its the Customer Service im worried about

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brenda-Cisneros-Salinas/100001829477027 Brenda Cisneros-Salinas

    Prices need to go down, i think we pay for a brand new cell every month yet when we have issues, they ignore you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brenda-Cisneros-Salinas/100001829477027 Brenda Cisneros-Salinas

    Prices need to go down, i think we pay for a brand new cell every month yet when we have issues, they ignore you!

  • http://twitter.com/adomanico01 Anthony Domanico

    You go, boy. Thanks for taking one for the team by actually watching C-Span.

  • http://twitter.com/adomanico01 Anthony Domanico

    You go, boy. Thanks for taking one for the team by actually watching C-Span.

  • http://twitter.com/adomanico01 Anthony Domanico

    You go, boy. Thanks for taking one for the team by actually watching C-Span.

  • Mhagan1965

    For the first time the CEO of TMobile is being honest saying that we are in serious trouble with our spectrum. Just a few months ago this same man said our spectrum was years ahead of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. As an employee of TMobile I find this very concerning. What do we believe? Why the lies? If you remember TMONEWS posted the words of CEO of DT saying TMOBILE USA IS STRONG AND NOT FOR SALE. This is very concerning.

  • Mhagan1965

    For the first time the CEO of TMobile is being honest saying that we are in serious trouble with our spectrum. Just a few months ago this same man said our spectrum was years ahead of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. As an employee of TMobile I find this very concerning. What do we believe? Why the lies? If you remember TMONEWS posted the words of CEO of DT saying TMOBILE USA IS STRONG AND NOT FOR SALE. This is very concerning.

  • Mhagan1965

    For the first time the CEO of TMobile is being honest saying that we are in serious trouble with our spectrum. Just a few months ago this same man said our spectrum was years ahead of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. As an employee of TMobile I find this very concerning. What do we believe? Why the lies? If you remember TMONEWS posted the words of CEO of DT saying TMOBILE USA IS STRONG AND NOT FOR SALE. This is very concerning.

  • Kenneth

    Att must think that all are stupid. Att is having all kinds of issues with there network now. They cannot propely run their existing network so the hell can they manage something alot bigger, just saying…

  • SabsWifey

    Meena 4 Cellular South is making GREAT points abt Ma Bell & market power. He has called Regulators out!

  • Chris

    Oh SHANP they pulling out Carly!!

    • SabsWifey

      Carly & The Zack phone from Saved By The Bell! Lol!

    • SabsWifey

      Carly & The Zack phone from Saved By The Bell! Lol!

    • SabsWifey

      Carly & The Zack phone from Saved By The Bell! Lol!

    • SabsWifey

      Carly & The Zack phone from Saved By The Bell! Lol!

  • Chris

    Ahhhh they mentioned TmoNews!!

  • Anonymous

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Tmonews got a shoutout! lol

  • Zefal

    WOOT we were mentioned

  • Anonymous

    Nice mention!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nice mention!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nice mention!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nice mention!!!

  • http://www.criolabrazuka.com Junia Rosa

    Gigi Sohn is my hero, lol

  • http://www.criolabrazuka.com Junia Rosa

    Gigi Sohn is my hero, lol

  • http://www.criolabrazuka.com Junia Rosa

    Gigi Sohn is my hero, lol

  • http://www.criolabrazuka.com Junia Rosa

    Gigi Sohn is my hero, lol

  • http://www.criolabrazuka.com Junia Rosa

    Gigi Sohn is my hero, lol

  • JohnG

    They mentioned TmoNews!!

  • http://twitter.com/dethduck dethduck

    Finally, someone calls out the monopoly of the GSM standard if the merger occurs. Been waiting for someone to mention that.

  • Anonymous

    THEY MENTIONED TMONEWS THAT’S AWESOME!! “A pole on Tmonews shows that 77% of users are against this”Flag

  • Anonymous

    “we’ve fallen behind other countries, including Romania” LOL way to take a !@#$ on Romania.

  • Zefal

    I think this dude knows that the prior people had amazing arguments

    • Anonymous

      yeah cuz he sounds agitated as hell trying to spit out his words.

  • Anonymous

    The bottom line here is that DT wants to unload TMO USA. Philipp Humm stated that TMO doesn’t have the resources to compete long term…..And DT will not invest in the US Market. Is it fair to prevent a contender from “bowing out” when they feel they can longer compete? This isn’t ancient Greece where Gladiators fight til the death. This is American business…..You can’t force a company to stay in the market if they don’t want to be in the market

    • Anonymous

      That’s the VERY important other side of the argument, but there are other ways of dissolution than selling to the second largest, and THAT’S why anti-trust is so important.

  • http://www.criolabrazuka.com Junia Rosa

    Dear Larry Cohn,

    How much did AT&T pay you?

    Sincerely,
    All Concerned T-mobile customers.

    ps. You have something brown on your nose.

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone explain to me why NO ONE is raising the fact that these are #2 and #4 IN ADDITION TO BEING the top GSM carriers?!

  • SabsWifey

    ‘Conditions’ my foot! Conditions can be defaulted on.

  • Anonymous

    why is he coughing so much? :|

  • Zefal

    The pricing has come down 90%, so we charge more for less data – ATT

    • http://www.criolabrazuka.com Junia Rosa

      I call bluff

  • Anonymous

    4 bottles of water and he keeps clearing his throat.

  • http://twitter.com/dethduck dethduck

    Stephenson is full of shit.

  • Ladykaya10

    Did this guy basically avoid the question about raising prices.

    • Zefal

      Yes, Yes he did, while coughing

    • Zefal

      Yes, Yes he did, while coughing

    • Zefal

      Yes, Yes he did, while coughing

    • Zefal

      Yes, Yes he did, while coughing

  • Liqwidzero

    The liveblog seems to have stopped being viewable on my end. :

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t imagine he was gonna sound like Dracula.

    • dominicoo0

      LMFAO omg this made me die inside. PS as a tmo employee, at these meetings we had where we were told we are “The Challenger”, Neville himself said we had way more than enough spectrum to grow. And T-Mobile has plans for LTE built off after 2013, when they push HSPA as far as possible. WTF is Humm talking about? He seemed nervous cause hes a LIAR! worse CEO ive EVER worked for.

      • Anonymous

        hspa+ can be expanded…..what he said was they do not have enough spectrum to build out lte while keeping hspa+ in place in the meantime

  • SabsWifey

    They have called Humm out on a lie about spectrum! Lmaooo!

  • Anonymous

    Exclusivity needs to end…..Dan Hesse mentioned buying power and device/service exclusivity…..All carriers should have access to everything. Wouldnt manufacturers/developers benefit if everyone buys your product or service? Rather than allowing one company to have exclusive access.

    • Carl

      That’s how it is in Europe and it seems to be working really good!

  • jem

    perhaps philipp humm’s intentions are for this acquisition to not get approved so at&t can pay t-mobile $3 billion so t-mobile can continue growing it’s spectrum.

    • http://twitter.com/dethduck dethduck

      don’t forget, as well as the money, if the merger gets denied T-Mobile gets some of AT&T’s spectrum as well.

      • Anonymous

        But, if T-Mobile gets AT&T’s spectrum, will it be Cellular 850, 1900, or their AWS spectrum? Then AT&T will be crying louder that they don’t have enough spectrum

        • T Mofanatic

          Some of their as-yet-unused AWS spectrum. It would be good for us, but we still wouldn’t be ready to deploy LTE. :(

  • Chris

    Oh man!! “Will AT&T provide T-Mobile prices?!?” GAHHHH