(Updated 2x With PDF Of DOJ Lawsuit) AT&T Responds To Department Of Justice Injunction, Sprint Statement Added

Update: The full PDF text of the DOJ lawsuit can be found here.

Update 2: Sprint has just released their own statement courtesy of senior vice president of government affairs Vonya B. McCann:

The DOJ today delivered a decisive victory for consumers, competition and our country. By filing suit to block AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile, the DOJ has put consumers’ interests first. Sprint applauds the DOJ for conducting a careful and thorough review and for reaching a just decision – one which will ensure that consumers continue to reap the benefits of a competitive U.S. wireless industry. Contrary to AT&T’s assertions, today’s action will preserve American jobs, strengthen the American economy, and encourage innovation.

The DOJ today delivered a decisive victory for consumers, competition and our country. By filing suit to block AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile, the DOJ has put consumers’ interests first. Sprint applauds the DOJ for conducting a careful and thorough review and for reaching a just decision – one which will ensure that consumers continue to reap the benefits of a competitive U.S. wireless industry. Contrary to AT&T’s assertions, today’s action will preserve American jobs, strengthen the American economy, and encourage innovation.

The tech blog world is in a frenzy today with the news of the Department of Justice filing an injunction against the proposed takeover of T-Mobile by AT&T. AT&T hasn’t wasted a moment though already releasing a statement promising to vigorously fight the DOJ action and also take over the world. Wayne Watts, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel issued the following statement:

“We are surprised and disappointed by today’s action, particularly since we have met repeatedly with the Department of Justice and there was no indication from the DOJ that this action was being contemplated.

We plan to ask for an expedited hearing so the enormous benefits of this merger can be fully reviewed. The DOJ has the burden of proving alleged anti-competitive affects and we intend to vigorously contest this matter in court.

At the end of the day, we believe facts will guide any final decision and the facts are clear. This merger will:

· Help solve our nation’s spectrum exhaust situation and improve wireless service for millions.

· Allow AT&T to expand 4G LTE mobile broadband to another 55 million Americans, or 97% of the population;

· Result in billions of additional investment and tens of thousands of jobs, at a time when our nation needs them most.

We remain confident that this merger is in the best interest of consumers and our country, and the facts will prevail in court.

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  • Anonymous

    I say NO to the MErge…im a T-mobile customer n I dont like AT&T im not tryna pay a arm n leg for a fraking phone bill….go to Hell AT&T.

    • Anonymous

      Learn how to type!

      • Anonymous

        r u serious? nobody ask u to read it tho? so y u got my D*ck in ur mouth?

        • Anonymous

          You asked us to read it when you typed out a comment! What’s wrong with typing so people can understand what you’re trying to say?

        • Anonymous

           its just my opinion i’m voicing out..but anyway no need for words exchange here…its irrelevant to the article here…enjoy ur Day n stop trying to be someone reading composition instructor…cuz i know a lot of people did understand what i wrote.

        • Anonymous

          Alright whatever.

        • SwissMiss

          I agree… I have a low threshold for illiteracy… that posting made me cringe.

        • Anonymous

          Right? I mean, all opinions are stated with the intent of being considered. Why wouldn’t you want someone to take it seriously by using proper english! That’s MY opinion.

        • Anonymous

          Right? I mean, all opinions are stated with the intent of being considered. Why wouldn’t you want someone to take it seriously by using proper english! That’s MY opinion.

        • Anonymous

          You asked us to read it when you typed out a comment! What’s wrong with typing so people can understand what you’re trying to say?

  • Whitney Leslie

    AT&T is so full of LIES-they are in it to benefit for themselves…Time to give it up AT&T!!!!!!!

  • Curiousgirl

    I have a question: what happens to T-Mobile if this merger isn’t approved? This was not a hostile takeover; T-Mobile doesn’t want to do business in the U.S. any longer and was openly looking for a buyer for a while. Trust me, I don’t support the merger and dont want to see it happen. Again, I’m just curious as to what happens to the company if the merger is snuffed out.

    • Mark Davis

      What happens to T-Mobile? We are not opposed to a buy-out of T-Mobile, just not AT&T who has proven again and again they want a monopoly.

      Now maybe some other company, with a better understanding of the consumers of T-Mobile, will buy T-Mobile and keep the competition in tact!

      ~Loyal T-Mobile Customer!

    • NBIQ

      Here’s an idea:
      Spin it off.. and call itVOICE STREAM

      • Anonymous

        LOL nice.

    • http://twitter.com/bradley_e_smith Bradley Smith

      I was something about Google might be interested.

      • twhitti007

        I had the same thought. It would be a perfect fit, especially now that Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility. They would have assembled all the right components, 1) Operating System, check. 2) Phone Hardware, check. 3) Cellular Carrier, check. Put it all together and you have….Wait for it….. G-Mobile!

      • twhitti007

        I had the same thought. It would be a perfect fit, especially now that Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility. They would have assembled all the right components, 1) Operating System, check. 2) Phone Hardware, check. 3) Cellular Carrier, check. Put it all together and you have….Wait for it….. G-Mobile!

      • twhitti007

        I had the same thought. It would be a perfect fit, especially now that Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility. They would have assembled all the right components, 1) Operating System, check. 2) Phone Hardware, check. 3) Cellular Carrier, check. Put it all together and you have….Wait for it….. G-Mobile!

      • twhitti007

        I had the same thought. It would be a perfect fit, especially now that Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility. They would have assembled all the right components, 1) Operating System, check. 2) Phone Hardware, check. 3) Cellular Carrier, check. Put it all together and you have….Wait for it….. G-Mobile!

      • Twhitti007

        I had the same thought. It would be a perfect fit, especially now that Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility. They would have assembled all the right components, 1) Operating System, check. 2) Phone Hardware, check. 3) Cellular Carrier, check. Put it all together and you have….Wait for it….. G-Mobile!

      • Twhitti007

        I had the same thought. It would be a perfect fit, especially now that Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility. They would have assembled all the right components, 1) Operating System, check. 2) Phone Hardware, check. 3) Cellular Carrier, check. Put it all together and you have….Wait for it….. G-Mobile!

    • http://twitter.com/bradley_e_smith Bradley Smith

      I was something about Google might be interested.

  • Whylee77

    Im getting more and more confident that they dont another Comcast NBC Universal on their hands. perhaps thye are reading the blogs and are seeing that NO ONE besides the execs want this!

    • Sam

      Yes…..I’m sure the DOJ is reading blogs to get an idea of how the public feels about the potential merger.  NOT…..Bet bottom dollar this eventually goes through.  AT&T has powerful lobbiest and a shit load of money…..and that is what gets things done.  The DOJ (and US Govt as a whole) doesn’t give two shits what the public wants.

    • Sam

      Yes…..I’m sure the DOJ is reading blogs to get an idea of how the public feels about the potential merger.  NOT…..Bet bottom dollar this eventually goes through.  AT&T has powerful lobbiest and a shit load of money…..and that is what gets things done.  The DOJ (and US Govt as a whole) doesn’t give two shits what the public wants.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlococo Michael A. Lococo

    As a conservative, I was very disappointed when I saw a couple Republican Senators supporting this merger this morning. I guess that was all the administration needed to make their decision!  “Hey a Republican is FOR this?  BLOCK IT!”   :-)   Ding-Dong the Merger’s Dead!

    • http://twitter.com/patelj27b Jay Patel

      AS opposed to all the other times Republicans have opposed items simply because the Democrats wanted it? Don’t think your party is innocent in this! If anything, they are worse! McConnell: ”the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Yeah, that sounds like he REALLY has the country’s interests at heart!

      • Yourslave

        Uhhh he does have the countries interests at heart by making Obama a one term president…DUH!! :)

      • Yourslave

        Uhhh he does have the countries interests at heart by making Obama a one term president…DUH!! :)

      • Sam

        If you have seen what Obama has done to this country, making him a one-term president IS in the country’s best interest!!!

      • Sam

        If you have seen what Obama has done to this country, making him a one-term president IS in the country’s best interest!!!

      • Sam

        If you have seen what Obama has done to this country, making him a one-term president IS in the country’s best interest!!!

  • Anonymous

    · Result in billions of additional investment and tens of thousands of jobs, at a time when our nation needs them most.create tens of thousands of jobs eh?  that sure look good on paper but ATT will probably make their employee take on more work while laying off TMOBILE employees.  Yup, creating jobs.

  • Anonymous

    `The DOJ has the burden of proving alleged anti-competitive affects`

    Haha that part is funny, it’s quite easy to prove how bad this deal is. Thank you DOJ!

  • NBIQ

    I am looking forward already to moving on. 

    Let TMO exist, they can adjust their business model after this hoopla dies out.
    After this madness quells, TMO will be getting 1. cash 
    2. spectrum  
    3. iPhone
    Give everyone free texting!, sensible minute plans and watch the customers flock over.!!go TMO 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlococo Michael A. Lococo

    Come on Carly!  Roll the AT&T Sucks Commercials!  Here’s an idea… dress her like Dorothy and have her sing Ding-Dong the Merger’s Dead!  Then she can wake up from the terrible nightmare…  and you were there and you… and you…   :-)

    • William Stewart

      Totally awesome post dude. 

    • William Stewart

      Totally awesome post dude. 

  • alt-mobile

    Thank God there are people with a brain in this government! I hope this falls through and I bet you DT does too because they will walk away with $3 BILLION in cash and other incentives like spectrum, etc… All of which will equal $7 BILLION. Then they can turn around, sell TMo to Sprint like they originally wanted and still own stock in the merged company as they take over the U.S. cell phone market and roll a fat blunt the DT way.

    • IT Guy

      Sprint no longer has the funds to buy T-Mo, like they did a couple years ago.

    • IT Guy

      Sprint no longer has the funds to buy T-Mo, like they did a couple years ago.

    • NBIQ

      man, great conspiracy theory. 
      we Americans are such suckers in your eyes…  8-)
      actually  8-( 

  • http://twitter.com/portaltonowhere Cory

    YES!!!!! I really really really really really really really really really hope this deal doesn’t go through.

  • Bupahs

    At this point it no longer matters to me one way or the other, as soon as my contract is up with T-Mobile I am moving to sprint. After 10+ years T-Mobiles service has gone to hell and merger or not I don’t see it getting any better. Let AT&T have them, at this point they (T-Mobile) already fits in with AT&T’s crappy customer service (maybe they are in training).

    • Anonymous

      You must have missed the part about T Mobile’s consistent JD Power Customer service awards. I live in NYC so T Mobile service for me is great. Ironically, whenever I visit family in North Carolina, it switches me over to AT&T 50% of the time. I KNOW you’re not going to Sprint for BETTER customer service? I got rid of Sprint as soon as I could, and I only went to them because I left Cingular. You have been warned.

    • Anonymous

      Be prepared for real hidden fees and bill shocks.

  • http://canyonr.com CanyonR

    I’m past the point of caring. I’m jumping ship for Verizon reguardless of the merger getting blocked. It’s obvious that Deutsche Telekom wants to cash out and will do it one way or another. If it’s not AT&T then it will be something else. Farewell T-Mobile you will be missed.

    • Jays_on

      Thats like saying “I’m going to die one day, might as well kill myself now”. Your logic is ridiculous.

      • BeastyBeast

        Comparing jumping from a cellphone provider to committing suicide just destroyed your own logic, good call.

        • Xforever1229

          BOOM!

    • Jays_on

      Thats like saying “I’m going to die one day, might as well kill myself now”. Your logic is ridiculous.

    • Jays_on

      Thats like saying “I’m going to die one day, might as well kill myself now”. Your logic is ridiculous.

  • Emilystone32

    I just hope TELCEL MEXICO doesn’t try to buy T-Mobile if at&t looses .. for those that don’t know TELCEL is Mexico’s largest GSM carrier over there telcel is like Verizon here in the states in terms of coverage it has the most only difference its gsm and Verizon is cdma . My sister who lives in Mexico city told me telcel has great 3G hspa+ coverage at 42 mbps and offers great phones like the iPhone 4 , Samsung galaxy s2 etc.. only problem is that she told me telcel is just like another at&t. That they lie to u all of the time when u call customer service or u walk into a telcel store and u need help wit something that there very rude and try to get u on a more expensive plan just like att. So yea hopefully that never happens..

  • Isaac2388

    I still don’t understand why they (AT&T) are wanting to buy T-Mobile. They’re the most terrible network available. I.E. The fewest dropped calls. The FCC DEMANDED that they remove that slogan. and now they want to spend what 38 billion dollars to as they put it “Improve our network” so they spend $38 to buy a company to “IMPROVE” yea right I’m Glad the DOJ BLOCKED this merger!

    • Anonymous

      I know a few ppl on AT&T and Sprint who’s calls ALWAYS drop when they call me. Its actually pretty annoying to know that my oh so great Tmo can hold up a good call against them all. I also hate when people complain about T-Mo’s coverage in general. If their service is great where you live, then get it. It doesn’t matter how service is somewhere in CA if you live in OH. IJS

    • Anonymous

      I know a few ppl on AT&T and Sprint who’s calls ALWAYS drop when they call me. Its actually pretty annoying to know that my oh so great Tmo can hold up a good call against them all. I also hate when people complain about T-Mo’s coverage in general. If their service is great where you live, then get it. It doesn’t matter how service is somewhere in CA if you live in OH. IJS

    • Anonymous

      I know a few ppl on AT&T and Sprint who’s calls ALWAYS drop when they call me. Its actually pretty annoying to know that my oh so great Tmo can hold up a good call against them all. I also hate when people complain about T-Mo’s coverage in general. If their service is great where you live, then get it. It doesn’t matter how service is somewhere in CA if you live in OH. IJS

  • Jays_on

    This response makes me hate AT$T even more. The thing they don’t realize is this makes them look even more evil! They could care less about consumers, and most AT$T customers can testify to this!  

  • Jays_on

    This response makes me hate AT$T even more. The thing they don’t realize is this makes them look even more evil! They could care less about consumers, and most AT$T customers can testify to this!  

  • Jays_on

    This response makes me hate AT$T even more. The thing they don’t realize is this makes them look even more evil! They could care less about consumers, and most AT$T customers can testify to this!  

  • http://markcarruthers.blogspot.com Mark Carruthers

    No thanks AT$T!

  • http://markcarruthers.blogspot.com Mark Carruthers

    No thanks AT$T!

  • http://markcarruthers.blogspot.com Mark Carruthers

    No thanks AT$T!

  • Maschwar77

    This is positive news! Maybe DT will just spin off T-Mobile and make it a totally separate company.

    • ogopogo

      The one GOOD thing about AT&T’s attempted takeover of TMO is that it has opened the eyes of a lot of customers from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint as to who the value leader really is. When this deal fails, I can see people jumping the AT&T ship to TMO – The ONLY other national GSM carrier option.

    • ogopogo

      The one GOOD thing about AT&T’s attempted takeover of TMO is that it has opened the eyes of a lot of customers from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint as to who the value leader really is. When this deal fails, I can see people jumping the AT&T ship to TMO – The ONLY other national GSM carrier option.

    • ogopogo

      The one GOOD thing about AT&T’s attempted takeover of TMO is that it has opened the eyes of a lot of customers from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint as to who the value leader really is. When this deal fails, I can see people jumping the AT&T ship to TMO – The ONLY other national GSM carrier option.

    • ogopogo

      The one GOOD thing about AT&T’s attempted takeover of TMO is that it has opened the eyes of a lot of customers from AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint as to who the value leader really is. When this deal fails, I can see people jumping the AT&T ship to TMO – The ONLY other national GSM carrier option.

  • Maschwar77

    This is positive news! Maybe DT will just spin off T-Mobile and make it a totally separate company.

  • Dw7693825

    And there won’t be any jobs created here in the States by AT&T buying T-Mobile. Another lie by AT&T.

  • optikhog

    Somebody stick a fork in this deal, it’s done.

  • MJ

    Wow they are still whipping that stupid “97%” factoid which is false…..

  • Anonymous

    *plays Final Fantasy VII victory music*

    • annon

      It’s called “Victory Fanfare” and so am I buddy!  

    • annon

      It’s called “Victory Fanfare” and so am I buddy!  

    • Anonymous

      Oooooh the best RPG of all time.  When will they bring it back…

  • KH

    This is great news!  AT&T will do NOTHING to improve the quality of service to cell phone users and it would only get worse as they’ll become a GSM monopoly.  They will raise prices on cell phone service and ignore the oversubscribed situation on their network which is already very bad.  A friend of mine in major metropolitan area (Orange County, CA) and had poor AT&T cell phone reception.  Four years into today, he still has the same reception problem.  

  • KH

    This is great news!  AT&T will do NOTHING to improve the quality of service to cell phone users and it would only get worse as they’ll become a GSM monopoly.  They will raise prices on cell phone service and ignore the oversubscribed situation on their network which is already very bad.  A friend of mine in major metropolitan area (Orange County, CA) and had poor AT&T cell phone reception.  Four years into today, he still has the same reception problem.  

  • KH

    This is great news!  AT&T will do NOTHING to improve the quality of service to cell phone users and it would only get worse as they’ll become a GSM monopoly.  They will raise prices on cell phone service and ignore the oversubscribed situation on their network which is already very bad.  A friend of mine in major metropolitan area (Orange County, CA) and had poor AT&T cell phone reception.  Four years into today, he still has the same reception problem.  

  • Kh

    AT&T will create 5000 jobs! what a joke!  They may do that to make the merger looks good.  As soon as it is done, they will move those jobs back to India and the Philipines!

    I haven’t seen one big corporate merger that will improve the quality of service of their product in the history of corporate America.  AT&T won’t be the first.

  • Kh

    AT&T will create 5000 jobs! what a joke!  They may do that to make the merger looks good.  As soon as it is done, they will move those jobs back to India and the Philipines!

    I haven’t seen one big corporate merger that will improve the quality of service of their product in the history of corporate America.  AT&T won’t be the first.

  • Kh

    AT&T will create 5000 jobs! what a joke!  They may do that to make the merger looks good.  As soon as it is done, they will move those jobs back to India and the Philipines!

    I haven’t seen one big corporate merger that will improve the quality of service of their product in the history of corporate America.  AT&T won’t be the first.

  • Jay

    AT&T: “We intend to vigorously contest this matter in court.”Translation: We’ll buy as many politicians it takes to make this deal go through.While this is definitely great news, it’s disturbing to think this is far from over. Hey FCC why don’t you force AT&T to publicly release their merger plans. Will they eliminate T-Mobile altogether? Jack up prices? The only one that thinks this deal is a great idea is AT&T.

  • Jay

    AT&T: “We intend to vigorously contest this matter in court.”Translation: We’ll buy as many politicians it takes to make this deal go through.While this is definitely great news, it’s disturbing to think this is far from over. Hey FCC why don’t you force AT&T to publicly release their merger plans. Will they eliminate T-Mobile altogether? Jack up prices? The only one that thinks this deal is a great idea is AT&T.

  • Jay

    AT&T: “We intend to vigorously contest this matter in court.”Translation: We’ll buy as many politicians it takes to make this deal go through.While this is definitely great news, it’s disturbing to think this is far from over. Hey FCC why don’t you force AT&T to publicly release their merger plans. Will they eliminate T-Mobile altogether? Jack up prices? The only one that thinks this deal is a great idea is AT&T.

    • Downwith AT&Junk

      Part of the plan they released said they was going to KILL the 3G service so that ALL TMO phone would have to be replaced… do you think they will let you keep your contract and services as is?? can you say hello new price  and hello new terms..

    • Downwith AT&Junk

      Part of the plan they released said they was going to KILL the 3G service so that ALL TMO phone would have to be replaced… do you think they will let you keep your contract and services as is?? can you say hello new price  and hello new terms..

  • Wilma Flintstone

    LOL!!! Funny edit by Moderator.  WHO THE CHIPMUNK!!!  I gotta start using that one.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    LOL!!! Funny edit by Moderator.  WHO THE CHIPMUNK!!!  I gotta start using that one.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    LOL!!! Funny edit by Moderator.  WHO THE CHIPMUNK!!!  I gotta start using that one.

  • Mat

    It doesn’t matter. T-mobile is hemorrhaging customers and won’t be able to turn things around in enough time to matter. As an employee of t-mobile I actually wanted this deal to go thrwell. oh well, maybe it still will.

  • Mat

    It doesn’t matter. T-mobile is hemorrhaging customers and won’t be able to turn things around in enough time to matter. As an employee of t-mobile I actually wanted this deal to go thrwell. oh well, maybe it still will.

    • ogopogo

      Thanks for sticking up for the customers that are still remaining Benedict Arno….er I mean Mat.

      • Downwith AT&Junk

        Can they just skip to the lets lay Mat off part and see how his tone changes…. because in that deal with ATT he is very well going to get let go…

      • IT Guy

        He’s being realistic about the future of the company he works for. Holding pom poms and cheering for them wont do a bit of good.

      • IT Guy

        He’s being realistic about the future of the company he works for. Holding pom poms and cheering for them wont do a bit of good.

    • ogopogo

      Thanks for sticking up for the customers that are still remaining Benedict Arno….er I mean Mat.

    • ogopogo

      Thanks for sticking up for the customers that are still remaining Benedict Arno….er I mean Mat.

    • ogopogo

      Thanks for sticking up for the customers that are still remaining Benedict Arno….er I mean Mat.

    • Me

      Mat is right, T-Mobile USA has been hurting for sometime now! At this point, if the merger doesn’t go through, T-Mobile USA will more than likely go under.

      • ogopogo

        How do you come to that conclusion? There are other companies that have shown interest in Tmo – TelCel and Rogers Canada are the two largest.

        • IT Guy

          Nothing I’ve read in any of the trade publications show much interest. There have been a few “we’d like to buy them” comments here and there, but noone who’s got $50 billion+ has stepped up with a serious proposal.

          Cablevision piped up briefly about a partnership, but DT isn’t interested in anything but a buyout.

        • VisionBlind

          Why would they need 50billion+? after att offered less than that? 

    • Me

      Mat is right, T-Mobile USA has been hurting for sometime now! At this point, if the merger doesn’t go through, T-Mobile USA will more than likely go under.

    • Onebirmingham

      may have a job if the happer

    • CRT24

      Sprint is supposedly gaining customers and they lost several hundred million last year but nobody is talking about them “going under” I have been with T-Mobile since we had barely 20 million customers and we have been profitable every year. I will take 34 million customers with 2-3 billion in profit over 50+ million customers with $500 million of loss any day. T-Mobile’s problem is that their owner is not committed to them and while T-Mobile was experiencing some customer loss before the buyout was announced, that has been greatly accelerated since the announcement. If DT is committed to T-Mobile or the right buyer takes over then I think T-Mobile would be highly competitive and very successful.

    • CRT24

      Sprint is supposedly gaining customers and they lost several hundred million last year but nobody is talking about them “going under” I have been with T-Mobile since we had barely 20 million customers and we have been profitable every year. I will take 34 million customers with 2-3 billion in profit over 50+ million customers with $500 million of loss any day. T-Mobile’s problem is that their owner is not committed to them and while T-Mobile was experiencing some customer loss before the buyout was announced, that has been greatly accelerated since the announcement. If DT is committed to T-Mobile or the right buyer takes over then I think T-Mobile would be highly competitive and very successful.

    • CRT24

      Sprint is supposedly gaining customers and they lost several hundred million last year but nobody is talking about them “going under” I have been with T-Mobile since we had barely 20 million customers and we have been profitable every year. I will take 34 million customers with 2-3 billion in profit over 50+ million customers with $500 million of loss any day. T-Mobile’s problem is that their owner is not committed to them and while T-Mobile was experiencing some customer loss before the buyout was announced, that has been greatly accelerated since the announcement. If DT is committed to T-Mobile or the right buyer takes over then I think T-Mobile would be highly competitive and very successful.

  • CSR285

    Hey BigMixxx,  TMO has a rateplan like you want.  It is called the Value Plan, 59.99 unlimited talk, text and 2gb of data.  Oh, wait.  You want cheap monthly service AND discounts for new phones? 

    TMO is done.  Whether AT&T buys TMO for a fair price or another company snatches it at “fire sale” prices it doesn’t matter.  The TMO everyone says they miss is gone.  Too expensive to re-staff.  Not going to raise cost of rate plans. 

    Bye bye TMO.  It was great while it lasted.

    • BigMixxx

      Again, on the real…
      I get very good value from T-mobile, as compared to ATT and Verizon.  The geniuses at ATT said they were the only carrier that could do voice and data at the same time.  Mother and I proved that while I was in the store…

      There is NO real evidence that says T-Mobile is done.  20 billion a year, year over year, with 4 billion in profit.  Still a viable business for purchase, IMHO, just the wrong set of people buying the company.

      Metro PCS should really consider a merger; Sprint should really consider a purchase and spin off it’s wireless arm into another company.  that would be the right direction, if T-mobile could not sustain a future.

      I really believe some proper direction should turn the company around…

    • BigMixxx

      Again, on the real…
      I get very good value from T-mobile, as compared to ATT and Verizon.  The geniuses at ATT said they were the only carrier that could do voice and data at the same time.  Mother and I proved that while I was in the store…

      There is NO real evidence that says T-Mobile is done.  20 billion a year, year over year, with 4 billion in profit.  Still a viable business for purchase, IMHO, just the wrong set of people buying the company.

      Metro PCS should really consider a merger; Sprint should really consider a purchase and spin off it’s wireless arm into another company.  that would be the right direction, if T-mobile could not sustain a future.

      I really believe some proper direction should turn the company around…

    • BigMixxx

      Again, on the real…
      I get very good value from T-mobile, as compared to ATT and Verizon.  The geniuses at ATT said they were the only carrier that could do voice and data at the same time.  Mother and I proved that while I was in the store…

      There is NO real evidence that says T-Mobile is done.  20 billion a year, year over year, with 4 billion in profit.  Still a viable business for purchase, IMHO, just the wrong set of people buying the company.

      Metro PCS should really consider a merger; Sprint should really consider a purchase and spin off it’s wireless arm into another company.  that would be the right direction, if T-mobile could not sustain a future.

      I really believe some proper direction should turn the company around…

    • BigMixxx

      Again, on the real…
      I get very good value from T-mobile, as compared to ATT and Verizon.  The geniuses at ATT said they were the only carrier that could do voice and data at the same time.  Mother and I proved that while I was in the store…

      There is NO real evidence that says T-Mobile is done.  20 billion a year, year over year, with 4 billion in profit.  Still a viable business for purchase, IMHO, just the wrong set of people buying the company.

      Metro PCS should really consider a merger; Sprint should really consider a purchase and spin off it’s wireless arm into another company.  that would be the right direction, if T-mobile could not sustain a future.

      I really believe some proper direction should turn the company around…

    • Calvin

      Lol, nice Black Ops Zombie reference!

      • Anonymous

        “FIRE SALE” in my creepy zombie voice LMAO!

        (Runs over to box real quick to spend 10 points)

  • CSR285

    Hey BigMixxx,  TMO has a rateplan like you want.  It is called the Value Plan, 59.99 unlimited talk, text and 2gb of data.  Oh, wait.  You want cheap monthly service AND discounts for new phones? 

    TMO is done.  Whether AT&T buys TMO for a fair price or another company snatches it at “fire sale” prices it doesn’t matter.  The TMO everyone says they miss is gone.  Too expensive to re-staff.  Not going to raise cost of rate plans. 

    Bye bye TMO.  It was great while it lasted.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Read my little poem:

    In a time like Today,
    All I can say,
    is YAY

    The End. :D

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Read my little poem:

    In a time like Today,
    All I can say,
    is YAY

    The End. :D

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Read my little poem:

    In a time like Today,
    All I can say,
    is YAY

    The End. :D

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Read my little poem:

    In a time like Today,
    All I can say,
    is YAY

    The End. :D

    • Anonymous

      You gotta be kiddin’ 
      Wit them 3 weak bars
      Now take that flow back
      Like some re-leased cars
      Now please allow me to
      Express your excitement
      Cuz AT&T trippin’ 
      And they got this all quite bent
      Outta proportion
      Like they practicin’ contortion
      DOJ and FCC 
      Is not someone they forcin’
      To go along with 
      The S**t that they say
      LTE from monopoly
      Naw it won’t happen that way
      Today I’m happy to say
      That this deal is lookin’ over
      Here’s six billion dollars in cash
      Humm: “See I told ya’” :-P

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Ah ok but let me take da mic back but ya rhymes was nice
        den hit up that deal that will soon be spliced
        finna take it back for a minute while you soundin like a little kid
        gonna bring yo hype down like Tmobile did the Pyramid
        Weak bars? Boy you gotta be kiddin’ me
        You hiding in the back like the Fine print and the Hidden Fees
        Wanna confront me on my stage, oh I forgot to mention
        You just a SideKick better yet a Henchman
        My rhyme’s not over better get an Extension
        2 Year contract just to bring to your Attention
        At&t goin down fo sho
        Got Carly in the Magenta just for kicks you know
        Killin competition is what separates me from the Rest
        Coming from Tmobile who got the plans that be the Best
        Rollin high up in the Cloud, Amazon for sho
        This just a little somethin from a consumer on Tmo
        So don’t cry in the corner or be singin the blues
        just continue reading articles that be posted on TmoNews :-P LOL

        • Anonymous

          Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh I just got SLAYED LMAO!  I won’t try that again lol  Or will I…

        • Wilma Flintstone

          O.o That is The question

        • Chatter

          You BOTH crack me up. Best post of year!

        • Chatter

          You BOTH crack me up. Best post of year!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          LOL!!! Hey Chatter

        • Chatter

          Sup Wilma. Dang I’m impressed with ur mad skillzzz yo. I wont even attempt a one-line rhyme here. You both kicked butt!!!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          I gotta say though, yours had a better flow LOL

        • Anonymous

          Hey content over flow IMO.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Pretty much but the truth is in there.  You just have to read between the Lions

        • Anonymous

          Very good!

      • Anonymous

        Very good!

  • Anonymous

    There was a WSJ article that mentioned that the DOJ is willing to cut a deal.  We also know that so far AT&T is trying to ram the deal through without any concessions.

    AT&T could very well divest $10 billion in assets and the DOJ starts playing ball again.

    Victory celebrations are a bit premature until we see how all this shakes out over the next couple months.

  • Metalimatt

    What’s going to stop Tmobile from just closing up shop and selling off spectrum if the deal doesn’t go through? My Tmobile contract is up I’m just waiting for the iPhone 5 to jump ship.

    • Anonymous

      absolutely nothing.  T-mobile USA is owned by a foreign company.  That foreign company could easily pocket the cash and unload T-mobile USA off someone else who is even more incapable of running the company.

      • TMOTECH

        You forget to mention that T-Mobile makes profits for DT. They turned down Sprint when they wanted to buy T-Mobile because it was not going to benefit them. They agreed to this deal because they benefit either way. 39 billion if it does go through + a controlling interest in ATT stock. And 3 billion in cash + 3 Billion in Spectrum if it fails. Win Win. It was an offer they couldn’t refuse. Now if the DOJ wins this suit T-Mobile will have money and spectrum to finish what they started and make our 4G network what it was meant to be. And i will get to keep my job. 

        • Anonymous

          They turned down Sprint because AT&T offered more money.  If DT ends up with that $3 billion in money, they can make an even easier deal with Sprint.

          Plus the spectrum sweetens the deal for any sort of Sprint deal as that just adds more value to T-mobile USA.  Even if Sprint doesn’t need the spectrum, they could sell it off.

          Things aren’t necessarily better for us T-mobile USA customers without AT&T. It could be just as bad under a different company.

        • IT Guy

          This actually does leave an interesting opening for Sprint to make another offer.

          With the $6b from ATT included, DT may be more open to a lower offer. It would still have to be for more than they initially tried for, but if it meant less legal hoops to jump through and that they could cash out more easily, DT may listen.

          That being said, Sprint has been losing money so they may not be able to offer a deal like they did last year.

    • Anonymous

      absolutely nothing.  T-mobile USA is owned by a foreign company.  That foreign company could easily pocket the cash and unload T-mobile USA off someone else who is even more incapable of running the company.

    • IT Guy

      Absolutely nothing. DT has indicated that this could happen, and this is why I don’t understand people being so happy.

      There is a very real possibility that they could pull the plug and leave (former) customers holding phones with no carrier. I fail to see the joy in that.

      • Dpro

        Your an idiot, DT will not just pull the plug. They are not as stupid as the idiot running HP though you appear to be. LOL

        DT will sell T Mobile USA to someone else that does not create a monopolistic situation. They are not stupid they know T Mobile has turned into a very viable sell off product and with the 3 billion and cash and extra spectrum AT&T cough cough err SBC, has to give them it makes the product just that much more enticing to others.

        • IT Guy

          You’d better tell that to DT, as they’ve pretty much stated that if a deal for the entire business fails to come through, they’d do just that.

        • IT Guy

          Part of that was surely bluster on their part, but selling off the hardware end of their system sans customers wouldn’t come under the same kind of scrutiny that they’re going through now.

          If things fall through and that’s an easy way for them to recoup money, you can be sure its an option.

        • IT Guy

          Part of that was surely bluster on their part, but selling off the hardware end of their system sans customers wouldn’t come under the same kind of scrutiny that they’re going through now.

          If things fall through and that’s an easy way for them to recoup money, you can be sure its an option.

        • IT Guy

          Part of that was surely bluster on their part, but selling off the hardware end of their system sans customers wouldn’t come under the same kind of scrutiny that they’re going through now.

          If things fall through and that’s an easy way for them to recoup money, you can be sure its an option.

      • Jason Birzer

        Either way, it would mean finding another carrier, since I don’t plan on being an AT&T customer.

    • IT Guy

      Absolutely nothing. DT has indicated that this could happen, and this is why I don’t understand people being so happy.

      There is a very real possibility that they could pull the plug and leave (former) customers holding phones with no carrier. I fail to see the joy in that.

    • IT Guy

      Absolutely nothing. DT has indicated that this could happen, and this is why I don’t understand people being so happy.

      There is a very real possibility that they could pull the plug and leave (former) customers holding phones with no carrier. I fail to see the joy in that.

    • tmo4life

      Iphone 5 will be awesome maybe it will be 4G and maybe it will have a bigger screen and a dual core processor

    • tmo4life

      Iphone 5 will be awesome maybe it will be 4G and maybe it will have a bigger screen and a dual core processor

    • tmo4life

      Iphone 5 will be awesome maybe it will be 4G and maybe it will have a bigger screen and a dual core processor

  • Droidsoup

    I would rather have an expensive phone up front and a cheaper monthly payment.  It will cost you less in the long run!

    • BigMixxx

      I want the best for my dollar.  Of course I’ll pay out the wazu for a what I want.  I just don’t want to pay for ‘SuperDuperCarrier’ because they say they are the best. I’ve always had a wonderful experience with T-Mobile, thus I’m going to stick with them…