AT&T Responds To Sprint Lawsuit

As expected AT&T has fired back with some less than flattering words toward Sprint on the news of Sprint attempting to legally block their T-Mobile takeover. An AT&T spokesman said  “This simply demonstrates what we’ve said all along – Sprint is more interested in protecting itself than it is in promoting competition that benefits consumers. We of course will vigorously contest this matter in court as AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile USA 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; and result in billions of additional investment and tens of thousands of jobs, at a time when our nation needs them most.”

AT&T of course promises to “vigorously fight” this lawsuit and reiterated its belief that this merger is ultimately going to prove beneficial for both the wireless industry and peace on earth.

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  • Adrian

    For us that are more informed about this issue the response of AT&T to Sprint sounds full of BS. But to regular people who know little or nothing it may sound good or valid.

    Now what all of these means to us? First, that AT&T is full of BS, which is another reason to fight them. Second, that we should also counter there rethoric, and be more active, since we are few when compared to people who don’t know, don’t care, or don’t understand the importance of it.

    What should we be doing?

    Educate ourselves, prepare our ‘talking points’.

    Talk to other people about it.

    Write letters or go to websites that have letters ready for you to sign.

    Check with other websites/groups if they are organizing something.

    Call, message, or e-mail when there are discussions about it in the media.

    And talk again about what you are doing.

    It is my two cents in this resistance against this concentration of power (spectrum or market) in fewer hands. Thanks.

  • Johntho21

    Well if AT&T can’t buy T-Mobile then Sprint should be restricted to sell the IPhone. I don’t understand how Sprint is so busy trying to convince the buy out (it’s not a merger) is not good idea but if T-Mobile doesn’t get the iPhone how would the company look as being the SMALLEST CARRIER WITHOUT THE IPHONE….. IF SPRINT JOINS AT&T and VERZION that’s a monopoly in it’s own right.

    • CM Punk’s Text

      It would actually be the largest carrier without the iPhone.

      And no it’s not.  MONOpoly means one…The biggest fear is a DUOpoly (2, in case you were wondering…) between Verizon & AT&T which should be the largest concern for all government officials.

      As far as it being a buyout…This is clearly correct.  AT&T would give away concessions and take over a part of the base for spectrum it can get for, reportedly, 10% of the price.  Therefore, this is an elimination of competition, even at the price of giving up huge concessions to other carriers.

    • CM Punk’s Text

      It would actually be the largest carrier without the iPhone.

      And no it’s not.  MONOpoly means one…The biggest fear is a DUOpoly (2, in case you were wondering…) between Verizon & AT&T which should be the largest concern for all government officials.

      As far as it being a buyout…This is clearly correct.  AT&T would give away concessions and take over a part of the base for spectrum it can get for, reportedly, 10% of the price.  Therefore, this is an elimination of competition, even at the price of giving up huge concessions to other carriers.

  • http://twitter.com/DrBaconator Dr.Prof.Baconator

    Shouldn’t Sprint be be spending time and money into their network and not into suing others. They really havent done anything.