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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  • derek 21

    Sprint really set themselves up with this one.

  • derek 21

    Sprint really set themselves up with this one.

  • derek 21

    Sprint really set themselves up with this one.

  • Anonymous

    I think its safe to say we’ll always get that canned response from ATT. Blah blah solve nation’s spectrum exhaust. Blah blah expand to 97% of Americans

  • Anonymous

    I think its safe to say we’ll always get that canned response from ATT. Blah blah solve nation’s spectrum exhaust. Blah blah expand to 97% of Americans

  • Anonymous

    I think its safe to say we’ll always get that canned response from ATT. Blah blah solve nation’s spectrum exhaust. Blah blah expand to 97% of Americans

  • Moe

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. ATT Is only interested in obtaining the TMO spectrum. They could care less about TMO customers. Wondern if Sprint would match the TMO rate plan for those wanting to leave the ATT/TMO circus. This would sure help me andmany of make the decision to jump ship.

    • Anonymous

      Sprints rates are equal to if not better to Tmo’s already

      • Timdm

        I priced a similar plan with Sprint and it was 160 more per month, but it did include data which I don’t have.  I have 3 lines with unlimited talk and text on 2 lines and 500 minutes and unlimited text on the 3rd line

        • eric ver linden

          I pay 150 a month for two Smartphones (HTC EVO 4G and Samsung Epic 4G). TRULY unlimited data, unlimited any mobile minutes, unlimited text, and 1500 landline minutes a month through Sprint.

        • eric ver linden

          I pay 150 a month for two Smartphones (HTC EVO 4G and Samsung Epic 4G). TRULY unlimited data, unlimited any mobile minutes, unlimited text, and 1500 landline minutes a month through Sprint.

        • derek 21

          lmao yeah tim i don’t know where people get those figures from they might be on sprint’s old plans but that doesn’t serve much good for people switchin to them

        • Anonymous

          ppl comparing prices need to look at current price from carrier to carrier.  It’s hard to find a cheaper price when you’re comparing a grandfathered price to new inflated rates or limited services.

          aside from that, you should always speak directly w a sales rep, sometimes they can offer you unadvertised discounts & features that can really make it worthwhile to switch.

          example #1: Im on a 5Family Plan & all of us are getting a 20$ discount EACH every month (never to expire) to offset the 30$ data plan because we complained that switcihng over to vzw service was too expensive.

          example #2: When I upgraded to the Droid3, I called in for a sales rep & recieved a 1mo credit worth 100$+ with my upgrade. That tossed the 150$ BOGO price down to less than 50$ to upgrade both phones.

      • Timdm

        I priced a similar plan with Sprint and it was 160 more per month, but it did include data which I don’t have.  I have 3 lines with unlimited talk and text on 2 lines and 500 minutes and unlimited text on the 3rd line

      • Timdm

        I priced a similar plan with Sprint and it was 160 more per month, but it did include data which I don’t have.  I have 3 lines with unlimited talk and text on 2 lines and 500 minutes and unlimited text on the 3rd line

    • Anonymous

      Sprints rates are equal to if not better to Tmo’s already

    • Anonymous

      Im pretty sure ATT cares quite abit about acquiring TMo Subscribers too. Not only is iit more money in their pocket, it’s a potential pool of ppl that will renew to their new service rates when they adjust their plans or upgrade.

  • Anonymous

    They make it sound like 3% isn’t a lot of people but it is…

  • Lalo

    Lol nations spectrum exhaust…its more like a personal problem. Whether or not Sprint says anything about it its up to DOJ.

  • Anonymous

    What happened to At&t’s new game plan? This sounds like the same old stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/mobilequeer george corral

    So AT&T thinks it’s not protecting itself when they saw their company was not going to easily expand their networks?

    • IT Guy

      lol @ these companies. AT&T doesn’t care about the consumer. Neither does Sprint, Verizon, or T-Mobile.

      • Anonymous

        exactly. & neither do us consumers really care about these companies big fat pockets. The point is simple, the merger will take more money out of the individual, and put it into the pockets of the executives and shareholders.

  • Anonymous

    AT&T and Sprint propaganda at its’ best.  Neither are on the side of T-mobile USA customers.

    • Anonymous

      LOL ya because Tmobile sure is on our side! 
      DT is throwing us all under a train. 
      I would rather that ATT gets Tmobile than what could occur if this socialist actiing government of ours blocks it. 

    • Anonymous

      LOL ya because Tmobile sure is on our side! 
      DT is throwing us all under a train. 
      I would rather that ATT gets Tmobile than what could occur if this socialist actiing government of ours blocks it. 

    • Anonymous

      LOL ya because Tmobile sure is on our side! 
      DT is throwing us all under a train. 
      I would rather that ATT gets Tmobile than what could occur if this socialist actiing government of ours blocks it. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        Another buyer will surface when the government blocks it. And hopefully it’s a NEW player, and this way we get to keep our 4 national wireless carriers that we currently have. And competition will ensure a vibrant economy and keep prices down. Is that so terrible?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        Another buyer will surface when the government blocks it. And hopefully it’s a NEW player, and this way we get to keep our 4 national wireless carriers that we currently have. And competition will ensure a vibrant economy and keep prices down. Is that so terrible?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        Another buyer will surface when the government blocks it. And hopefully it’s a NEW player, and this way we get to keep our 4 national wireless carriers that we currently have. And competition will ensure a vibrant economy and keep prices down. Is that so terrible?

    • Anonymous

      LOL ya because Tmobile sure is on our side! 
      DT is throwing us all under a train. 
      I would rather that ATT gets Tmobile than what could occur if this socialist actiing government of ours blocks it. 

    • Anonymous

      LOL ya because Tmobile sure is on our side! 
      DT is throwing us all under a train. 
      I would rather that ATT gets Tmobile than what could occur if this socialist actiing government of ours blocks it. 

    • Anonymous

      LOL ya because Tmobile sure is on our side! 
      DT is throwing us all under a train. 
      I would rather that ATT gets Tmobile than what could occur if this socialist actiing government of ours blocks it. 

  • Oscar Dominguez

    “ Sprint is more interested in protecting itself than it is in promoting competition that benefits consumers.” Does AT&T really believe the BS that they say ? You have to be one stoned-faced SOB to say that with a serious face.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

      Hahaha, the question is, how does AT&T promote competition when they are eliminating T-Mobile? AT&T is so full of s**t.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

      Hahaha, the question is, how does AT&T promote competition when they are eliminating T-Mobile? AT&T is so full of s**t.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

      Hahaha, the question is, how does AT&T promote competition when they are eliminating T-Mobile? AT&T is so full of s**t.

  • Alan

    A big LOL! F*** AT&T! “Sprint is more interested in protecting itself than it is in promoting competition that benefits consumers”.

    AT&T overtaking T-Mobile promotes competition?

    “AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile USA will: help solve our nation’s spectrum exhaust situation”.
    What a load of crap.

  • omnomster

    How are tens of thousands of jobs going to be created?? If anything, that many jobs will be lost! The amount of T-Mobile and at&t store within proximity would make those stores shut down and those people would then lose their jobs! I say either let T-Mobile be or let Sprint and T-Mobile merge. Merging with Sprint is better than at&t any day…

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremytarshis Jeremy Tarshis

      -40,000 current T-Mobile USA employees +5,000 “new” jobs by AT&T = -35,000 jobs.  So yes, you are absolutely correct.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremytarshis Jeremy Tarshis

      -40,000 current T-Mobile USA employees +5,000 “new” jobs by AT&T = -35,000 jobs.  So yes, you are absolutely correct.

      • Anonymous

        Some people on this forum act as if this is the first time in the history of the earth that a company has gone under and fired people. 
        Its part of life. 
        Suck it up and move on. 

        • boobalah

          Sounds good to me. We want our severance bennies

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

          Not during bad times like these. So NO we won’t suck it up and move on. SORRY!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

          Not during bad times like these. So NO we won’t suck it up and move on. SORRY!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

          Not during bad times like these. So NO we won’t suck it up and move on. SORRY!

      • Anonymous

        Some people on this forum act as if this is the first time in the history of the earth that a company has gone under and fired people. 
        Its part of life. 
        Suck it up and move on. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremytarshis Jeremy Tarshis

      -40,000 current T-Mobile USA employees +5,000 “new” jobs by AT&T = -35,000 jobs.  So yes, you are absolutely correct.

    • Anonymous

      their technologies are even close, it will take year for them to build themselves up and  Sprint already has more spectrum than all the carriers

    • Anonymous

      their technologies are even close, it will take year for them to build themselves up and  Sprint already has more spectrum than all the carriers

    • Anonymous

      it’s a pplay on words that idiots will believe. demolishing a Tmo store will create more jobs for the demo team, but they dont want to talk about the 30 jobs being demolished with it.

      So at&t isnt lying at all.

  • Dave

    Regardless of Sprint’s true motives, I applaud their effort. Anyone who thinks that the AT&T&T buyout is a good thing and thinks that they will get better prices, service, etc. should go Google “Cingular Wireless” and see what they find. It ain’t all rosy.

  • Pira

    how is 55 million people 97% of the population if there are 300 million americans? 250 million people do not equal 3%!

  • Pira

    how is 55 million people 97% of the population if there are 300 million americans? 250 million people do not equal 3%!

  • Pira

    how is 55 million people 97% of the population if there are 300 million americans? 250 million people do not equal 3%!

    • Anonymous

      Your an idiot. The keyword here is “additional”55 million. They already have plans to cover LTE but with the merger they will cover another 55 million which is much better than having a company sticking to hspa+ for god knows how long. 

    • Anonymous

      Your an idiot. The keyword here is “additional”55 million. They already have plans to cover LTE but with the merger they will cover another 55 million which is much better than having a company sticking to hspa+ for god knows how long. 

      • Anonymous

        GASP! I am sure you will be called a ATT troll any moment now. 
        I BET ATT IS PAYING YOU TO SAY THAT!!! 
        GO BACK TO YOUR IPHONY!! 

        • Anonymous

          wow you fail. is sprint paying you to stop the merger. You just don’t understand the benefits and your but hurt about At&t. 

        • Anonymous

          wow you fail. is sprint paying you to stop the merger. You just don’t understand the benefits and your but hurt about At&t. 

        • derek 21

          At*t or tmobile is not paying anyone to come on here or any site and persuade anybody on here because they could care less of your opinion as you have no say in whether this happens or not lol. people are a trip

        • derek 21

          At*t or tmobile is not paying anyone to come on here or any site and persuade anybody on here because they could care less of your opinion as you have no say in whether this happens or not lol. people are a trip

        • derek 21

          At*t or tmobile is not paying anyone to come on here or any site and persuade anybody on here because they could care less of your opinion as you have no say in whether this happens or not lol. people are a trip

        • derek 21

          At*t or tmobile is not paying anyone to come on here or any site and persuade anybody on here because they could care less of your opinion as you have no say in whether this happens or not lol. people are a trip

      • HTC Pyramid

        Before you call someone an idiot…you should know how to use the words “your” and “you’re”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        First of all AT&T and T-Mobile’s coverage COMPLETELY overlaps, so again this argument is invalid. They DON’T need T-Mobile to deliver LTE to additional 55 million Americans. PERIOD!

      • NYCprep74

        Which is funny you are calling him an idiot, when HSPA+ speeds blow AT&T away. You obviously are misinformed xBayx650, AT&T can cover you now for 10% of the cost to acquire Tmobile? Do the math, they are white washing the fence around you, and you like so many others assume it will benefit you. Just wait till your bill has mysterious charges on it, they have to make up the difference in value for Tmobile USA one way or another and I guarantee it will be you that will be crying later.

  • Donny Harder

    Go Sprint, go! It’s clear AT&T is sticking to the PR line and didn’t bother reading anything. I am just glad they’re getting a lot of resistance. Plus I am anti-big corporation, especially after watching “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” last night. ;)

  • Donny Harder

    Go Sprint, go! It’s clear AT&T is sticking to the PR line and didn’t bother reading anything. I am just glad they’re getting a lot of resistance. Plus I am anti-big corporation, especially after watching “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” last night. ;)

  • Anonymous

    because Verizon rapes their customers and have terrible off LTE data speeds

    • Anonymous

      in case you havent  noticed for the past 2 yrs, AT&T has been the first to limit service and raise prices. Verizon has too much of an ego so shortly after, they follow suit and price it sightly higher. It’s also quite commonly known that vzw generaly has better service than all other US carriers (not always, but most of the time), which is why they can easily charge more. what hole do you live in?

      • Beanz0nToast

        TMobile tied Verizon in coverage west of the Mississippi. TMobile also has faster and more 4G(i’m not gonna argue what is and isn’t 4g). Why didn’t TMobile raise their prices to Verizon’s level?

      • Beanz0nToast

        TMobile tied Verizon in coverage west of the Mississippi. TMobile also has faster and more 4G(i’m not gonna argue what is and isn’t 4g). Why didn’t TMobile raise their prices to Verizon’s level?

      • Beanz0nToast

        TMobile tied Verizon in coverage west of the Mississippi. TMobile also has faster and more 4G(i’m not gonna argue what is and isn’t 4g). Why didn’t TMobile raise their prices to Verizon’s level?

      • Beanz0nToast

        TMobile tied Verizon in coverage west of the Mississippi. TMobile also has faster and more 4G(i’m not gonna argue what is and isn’t 4g). Why didn’t TMobile raise their prices to Verizon’s level?

    • Anonymous

      in case you havent  noticed for the past 2 yrs, AT&T has been the first to limit service and raise prices. Verizon has too much of an ego so shortly after, they follow suit and price it sightly higher. It’s also quite commonly known that vzw generaly has better service than all other US carriers (not always, but most of the time), which is why they can easily charge more. what hole do you live in?

  • Anonymous

    because Verizon rapes their customers and have terrible off LTE data speeds

  • eric ver linden

    “Another”, not “additional”.

    • Anonymous

      same meaning their are getting LTE coverage to another 55 million americans, which ic better than what tmobile usa will ever do. 

      • Anonymous

        It’s in AT&T’s best financial interest to build out LTE. It’s cheaper for them to provide LTE service than 3G. This goes for all major carriers trying to dump the LTE cost onto consumers. If they dont provide LTE, they’ll lose customers, and they dont get to save money in the longrun. whether Tmo ever builds out LTE or not doesnt  change the fact that AT&T will build it out anyway. Bottom line is… it’s just an excuse to eliminate & swallow up a competitor that’s been anchoring down prices & offering more for less.

  • eric ver linden

    Verizon sucks anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Do you people get anything. We are talking about LTE coverage to 97% of the population which will cover rual America. Some there don’t even have 3G yet. If At&t can get this passed we are talking about LTE nationwide coverage, and better service. They are still plenty of other options Verizon Sprint, Metro, US Celluar, Virgin Mobile, Boost etc. 

    • Anonymous

      do YOu get it? the word going around is AT&T can deploy 97% coverage only at a fraction of the cost of buying TMo. They were going to do it anyway but instead held back on it and decided to use it as an excuse for the merger instead.

      Verizon isnt exactly “another option” when their policies and prices are in line, if not more expensive than AT&T. Sprint will likely get squeezed out of the competition since AT&T & Verizon will be far too strong striking so many exclusive deals w Mftrs you’ll start to see less appealing devices on sprint. This is already a problem w the smaller carriers (that piggyback on the major carriers’ networks anyway) since they dont ever get any of the high end popular devices. & If the major carriers control the network towers anyway, they could just charge Metro, Virgin, Boost, etc more & those cost would go up also.

      I agree with paying more for more reliable service, but how much more is too much? When AT&T  with Verizon are the only two major carriers left, then you effectively DONT have a choice but pay highly inflated service charges. Why is that so hard to understand?

    • Anonymous

      do YOu get it? the word going around is AT&T can deploy 97% coverage only at a fraction of the cost of buying TMo. They were going to do it anyway but instead held back on it and decided to use it as an excuse for the merger instead.

      Verizon isnt exactly “another option” when their policies and prices are in line, if not more expensive than AT&T. Sprint will likely get squeezed out of the competition since AT&T & Verizon will be far too strong striking so many exclusive deals w Mftrs you’ll start to see less appealing devices on sprint. This is already a problem w the smaller carriers (that piggyback on the major carriers’ networks anyway) since they dont ever get any of the high end popular devices. & If the major carriers control the network towers anyway, they could just charge Metro, Virgin, Boost, etc more & those cost would go up also.

      I agree with paying more for more reliable service, but how much more is too much? When AT&T  with Verizon are the only two major carriers left, then you effectively DONT have a choice but pay highly inflated service charges. Why is that so hard to understand?

    • Anonymous

      do YOu get it? the word going around is AT&T can deploy 97% coverage only at a fraction of the cost of buying TMo. They were going to do it anyway but instead held back on it and decided to use it as an excuse for the merger instead.

      Verizon isnt exactly “another option” when their policies and prices are in line, if not more expensive than AT&T. Sprint will likely get squeezed out of the competition since AT&T & Verizon will be far too strong striking so many exclusive deals w Mftrs you’ll start to see less appealing devices on sprint. This is already a problem w the smaller carriers (that piggyback on the major carriers’ networks anyway) since they dont ever get any of the high end popular devices. & If the major carriers control the network towers anyway, they could just charge Metro, Virgin, Boost, etc more & those cost would go up also.

      I agree with paying more for more reliable service, but how much more is too much? When AT&T  with Verizon are the only two major carriers left, then you effectively DONT have a choice but pay highly inflated service charges. Why is that so hard to understand?

      • LC

        Very well said.

      • LC

        Very well said.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        Finally, someone thinking outside the box! Very well said indeed!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        Finally, someone thinking outside the box! Very well said indeed!

      • Guest

        Keep in mind the T-Mobile wants out of the US Market, they approched AT&T to rerards to possible merger. I think no matter what happens with AT&T – T-mobile will gone (from US)  in two years.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/DOne-Burrell/507890855 D’One Burrell

          DT wants out of the US market, just to correct you, however it was a mutual meeting. also might want to proof read before you click post, just saying…..

      • Guest

        Keep in mind the T-Mobile wants out of the US Market, they approched AT&T to rerards to possible merger. I think no matter what happens with AT&T – T-mobile will gone (from US)  in two years.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Great post and this is exactly why the DOJ  filed suit.

        People should do as I did, in protest to carriers’ money grab, switch to prepaid. (I am paying $40 monthly on Virgin Mobile and I have a Motorola Triumph phone, that has a 4.1″ display, runs Android 2.2, Adobe Flash, Netflix and makes Skype calls.)

        Yes, I miss the fun with phone launches and buying T-Mobile’s latest and greatest phones every few months and I like phones coming out, but I feel strong enough about carriers’ price gouging that I can do without. (This is especially easy to do when paying the $40 monthly bill comes around and realizing that I am on a month to month contract.)

        If it ever gets to where you say, that prepaids have to start charging as much as post-paid carriers, or close to it, then I will declare all out war with the carriers.  I will revert to using a feature phone from Net10 or TracFone.  After all, this is war.  I am not going to cave to carriers because they believe they have us over a barrel with nowhere to turn, so they can impose a fee for this, charge for that, and mandatory data plans, to where we are stuck paying $70 to $80 per line

        • Jonson

          I wish more Americans were like this. I would do the same as you if more people were willing to jump on board. However, everyone is too lazy. We need to learn to be more like Egypt and stand up when we are being treated like sh**. It felt pretty good when I finally got rid of Verizon after years of neglect. 

        • Jonson

          I wish more Americans were like this. I would do the same as you if more people were willing to jump on board. However, everyone is too lazy. We need to learn to be more like Egypt and stand up when we are being treated like sh**. It felt pretty good when I finally got rid of Verizon after years of neglect. 

        • Jonson

          I wish more Americans were like this. I would do the same as you if more people were willing to jump on board. However, everyone is too lazy. We need to learn to be more like Egypt and stand up when we are being treated like sh**. It felt pretty good when I finally got rid of Verizon after years of neglect. 

        • Jonson

          I wish more Americans were like this. I would do the same as you if more people were willing to jump on board. However, everyone is too lazy. We need to learn to be more like Egypt and stand up when we are being treated like sh**. It felt pretty good when I finally got rid of Verizon after years of neglect. 

    • Anonymous

      do YOu get it? the word going around is AT&T can deploy 97% coverage only at a fraction of the cost of buying TMo. They were going to do it anyway but instead held back on it and decided to use it as an excuse for the merger instead.

      Verizon isnt exactly “another option” when their policies and prices are in line, if not more expensive than AT&T. Sprint will likely get squeezed out of the competition since AT&T & Verizon will be far too strong striking so many exclusive deals w Mftrs you’ll start to see less appealing devices on sprint. This is already a problem w the smaller carriers (that piggyback on the major carriers’ networks anyway) since they dont ever get any of the high end popular devices. & If the major carriers control the network towers anyway, they could just charge Metro, Virgin, Boost, etc more & those cost would go up also.

      I agree with paying more for more reliable service, but how much more is too much? When AT&T  with Verizon are the only two major carriers left, then you effectively DONT have a choice but pay highly inflated service charges. Why is that so hard to understand?

    • Anonymous

      do YOu get it? the word going around is AT&T can deploy 97% coverage only at a fraction of the cost of buying TMo. They were going to do it anyway but instead held back on it and decided to use it as an excuse for the merger instead.

      Verizon isnt exactly “another option” when their policies and prices are in line, if not more expensive than AT&T. Sprint will likely get squeezed out of the competition since AT&T & Verizon will be far too strong striking so many exclusive deals w Mftrs you’ll start to see less appealing devices on sprint. This is already a problem w the smaller carriers (that piggyback on the major carriers’ networks anyway) since they dont ever get any of the high end popular devices. & If the major carriers control the network towers anyway, they could just charge Metro, Virgin, Boost, etc more & those cost would go up also.

      I agree with paying more for more reliable service, but how much more is too much? When AT&T  with Verizon are the only two major carriers left, then you effectively DONT have a choice but pay highly inflated service charges. Why is that so hard to understand?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/DOne-Burrell/507890855 D’One Burrell

      xBayx650, question: would you buy a car for $10,000 if you can go the dealership across the street that is reputable as well and get the same car for $4000?  IF you say yes, you are att through and through, lol.  Point is, the amount it would take for ATT to build out their own is actually less than the break up fee they would have to pay DT, so you really don’t get it, and it is evident!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/DOne-Burrell/507890855 D’One Burrell

      xBayx650, question: would you buy a car for $10,000 if you can go the dealership across the street that is reputable as well and get the same car for $4000?  IF you say yes, you are att through and through, lol.  Point is, the amount it would take for ATT to build out their own is actually less than the break up fee they would have to pay DT, so you really don’t get it, and it is evident!

  • Anonymous

    AT&T always been talking from their A*S… Everytime they response back it always BS!

  • Anonymous

    AT&T always been talking from their A*S… Everytime they response back it always BS!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/DOne-Burrell/507890855 D’One Burrell

      It is like they have some fantasy belief that if they keep saying the same thing and switching it up a little bit each time, everyone will start believing it.  Quite frankly, I was done with this whole merger mess when ATT said the next day after the acquisition, everyone’s service would increase dramatically.  Just calling BS where I see it…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/DOne-Burrell/507890855 D’One Burrell

      It is like they have some fantasy belief that if they keep saying the same thing and switching it up a little bit each time, everyone will start believing it.  Quite frankly, I was done with this whole merger mess when ATT said the next day after the acquisition, everyone’s service would increase dramatically.  Just calling BS where I see it…..

      • Anonymous

        Exactly! I’m waiting for the new iphone to release, and I’m off to Verizon.

  • derek 21

    It’s the truth, if it was not the case why was sprint attempting to buy tmobile before this happened they don’t care no company does as you should not either. and then further push out this “competition every1 is saying is so important”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/DOne-Burrell/507890855 D’One Burrell

      Derek 21, it seems to me that the number three and the number 4 carrier combining together would have simply meant that they could have sustained each other one in the same…..What you fail to realize is that ATT was caught buying 700 mhz spectrum at the same time of trying to purchase another cell phone company.  If that does not strike you as odd, you should really slap yourself.  Another thing you should realize is that ATT has plenty of spectrum, they failed to utilize it the correct way.  I’m not sure about you, but I would rather keep T-Mobile as it is, because not even the ATT customers are happy with the potential merger…….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/DOne-Burrell/507890855 D’One Burrell

      Derek 21, it seems to me that the number three and the number 4 carrier combining together would have simply meant that they could have sustained each other one in the same…..What you fail to realize is that ATT was caught buying 700 mhz spectrum at the same time of trying to purchase another cell phone company.  If that does not strike you as odd, you should really slap yourself.  Another thing you should realize is that ATT has plenty of spectrum, they failed to utilize it the correct way.  I’m not sure about you, but I would rather keep T-Mobile as it is, because not even the ATT customers are happy with the potential merger…….

      • Mopar6464

        The reason AT&T customers are not happy with this acquisition is that they will be paying twice as much monthly for the same service T-Mobile customers will pay from AT&T acquiring them.
        They feel ripped off and if the acquisition did get approved, a smart AT&T customer out of contract would just sign up with T-Mobile  just before the acquisition is final and know they will only pay half the cost monthly than just resigning with AT&T in the first place.
        The ones really pissed off are the ones stuck under contract with AT&T during this acquisition and can’t take advantage of the back door savings.

      • Mopar6464

        The reason AT&T customers are not happy with this acquisition is that they will be paying twice as much monthly for the same service T-Mobile customers will pay from AT&T acquiring them.
        They feel ripped off and if the acquisition did get approved, a smart AT&T customer out of contract would just sign up with T-Mobile  just before the acquisition is final and know they will only pay half the cost monthly than just resigning with AT&T in the first place.
        The ones really pissed off are the ones stuck under contract with AT&T during this acquisition and can’t take advantage of the back door savings.

  • TMoFan

    Nothing but bs lies from at&t. I’d like to see other companies like the RCA and Dish file suit to add to the distraction, and really make at&t regret pursuing a Twin Bell duopoly.

  • TMoFan

    Nothing but bs lies from at&t. I’d like to see other companies like the RCA and Dish file suit to add to the distraction, and really make at&t regret pursuing a Twin Bell duopoly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000141417246 David Jung

    just fcking let ATT buy TMobile already… then more people would go to ATT… if they keep tmobiles plans :P or average them out.

    • mrsbelpit

      dislike, dislike, dislike, where is my dislike button

    • mrsbelpit

      dislike, dislike, dislike, where is my dislike button

    • mrsbelpit

      dislike, dislike, dislike, where is my dislike button

    • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

      Clearly you typed this when you were wasted.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

      Clearly you typed this when you were wasted.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

      AT&T will NOT get T-Mobile. PERIOD.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

      AT&T will NOT get T-Mobile. PERIOD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000141417246 David Jung

    just fcking let ATT buy TMobile already… then more people would go to ATT… if they keep tmobiles plans :P or average them out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000141417246 David Jung

    just fcking let ATT buy TMobile already… then more people would go to ATT… if they keep tmobiles plans :P or average them out.

  • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley Griffiths

    “Sprint is more interested in protecting itself than it is in promoting competition that benefits consumers.” Come on AT&T. Stop feeding us your BS! Of course Sprint is interested in protecting itself. They are helping to promote competition though. If Sprint goes under because of this deal, then AT&T would have two less national carriers to compete with, and we would really have a duopoly. How would that benefit the consumer?

    • ColdFeet

      How would Sprint go under because of this deal? The size of AT&T cannot put Sprint out of business. It’s not a war where all the customers are soldiers going into battle and the company with more “soldiers” will win. All Sprint has to do is keep their current customer base while attracting new customers and they’ll be fine. And if Sprint keeps their prices low while AT&T raises their prices (like everyone says they will), then Sprint will have no problem attracting new sign ups. Because, as we have been seeing with the amount of new contracts T-Mobile has been signing up the past couple years, all people care about is how cheap the service is.*

      Sprint can continue to be innovative and they can continue to improve their network. Losing T-Mobile will not affect that. THEY will decide whether or not they want to remain competitive.

      *And yes, that’s sarcasm. Get it? Because T-Mobile’s been losing customers like mad for the past couple years? No? Eh…

      • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley Griffiths

        I wasn’t saying they would go under. I think the merger could even be good for Sprint if the people leaving the new AT&T choose them. I will be a new Sprint customer if AT&T does buy T-Mobile. Sprint obviously thinks this will hurt their business as well as the consumer, however, considering all they have said to this point. My point here is that AT&T is trying to make it sound like they’re the champions of healthy competition by removing at least one of their competitors, and somehow, Sprint is the bad guy for doing what they believe protects their business and the customer.

    • ColdFeet

      How would Sprint go under because of this deal? The size of AT&T cannot put Sprint out of business. It’s not a war where all the customers are soldiers going into battle and the company with more “soldiers” will win. All Sprint has to do is keep their current customer base while attracting new customers and they’ll be fine. And if Sprint keeps their prices low while AT&T raises their prices (like everyone says they will), then Sprint will have no problem attracting new sign ups. Because, as we have been seeing with the amount of new contracts T-Mobile has been signing up the past couple years, all people care about is how cheap the service is.*

      Sprint can continue to be innovative and they can continue to improve their network. Losing T-Mobile will not affect that. THEY will decide whether or not they want to remain competitive.

      *And yes, that’s sarcasm. Get it? Because T-Mobile’s been losing customers like mad for the past couple years? No? Eh…

  • Carla32

    Well seriously some people gotta quit there bitchinqq. If u don’t like it the door is right there I’m sure metro pcs, boost and virgin mobile would be glad to take u in. Gawd u guys act like its gonna be end of the world if att buys T-Mobile, there are many choices out there.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

      It will be the end of GSM service. So yes it will be the end of something, not the world.

      • ColdFeet

        AT&T is a GSM provider so no, it’s not the end of GSM service. We’ll be down one. It’s not really a big deal. Most people don’t know what GSM service is anyway.

        The average person… “I have an old Verizon phone. Can I just use that on T-Mobile?”

        The average phone geek… “You’re an idiot. You shoudn’t be allowed to use a wireless phone. How do you not know what GSM is??”

        The average person… “Um, ’cause I have better things to do with my time?”

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

          That’s not the point of the argument. The problem is that AT&T will be the ONLY provider that uses GSM, so if you buy a phone with AT&T, you can’t take it to ANY other carrier! So if American consumers decide to leave AT&T for ANY reason, they need to spend money on buying a new phone, so it doesn’t matter if average consumer doesn’t know what GSM or CDMA is. When the average person asks, “Can an AT&T phone work on Sprint? How about Verizon? How about MetroPCS?” What will the answer be for this average consumer? OOPS sorry that phone is totally useless you MUST buy a new phone to migrate to another carrier when instead that money could have been used for food or bills! Any monopoly is bad for the economy PERIOD and that’s what AT&T will have! A monopoly over GSM service. So when the consumer figures out his phone is useless he will be discouranged to leave AT&T. This clearly shows AT&T’s lack of wanting to compete fairly with other carriers and the lack of consideration towards their customers! And if the consumer DOES leave AT&T he’ll be forced to buy a new phone. Now take a look at today’s scenario. The average consumer now asks all the same questions, except now they ask “Can an AT&T phone work on T-Mobile?” Hmm so what’s the answer to that one? MY POINT EXACTLY! Thank you!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

          That’s not the point of the argument. The problem is that AT&T will be the ONLY provider that uses GSM, so if you buy a phone with AT&T, you can’t take it to ANY other carrier! So if American consumers decide to leave AT&T for ANY reason, they need to spend money on buying a new phone, so it doesn’t matter if average consumer doesn’t know what GSM or CDMA is. When the average person asks, “Can an AT&T phone work on Sprint? How about Verizon? How about MetroPCS?” What will the answer be for this average consumer? OOPS sorry that phone is totally useless you MUST buy a new phone to migrate to another carrier when instead that money could have been used for food or bills! Any monopoly is bad for the economy PERIOD and that’s what AT&T will have! A monopoly over GSM service. So when the consumer figures out his phone is useless he will be discouranged to leave AT&T. This clearly shows AT&T’s lack of wanting to compete fairly with other carriers and the lack of consideration towards their customers! And if the consumer DOES leave AT&T he’ll be forced to buy a new phone. Now take a look at today’s scenario. The average consumer now asks all the same questions, except now they ask “Can an AT&T phone work on T-Mobile?” Hmm so what’s the answer to that one? MY POINT EXACTLY! Thank you!

        • ColdFeet

          Will an AT&T phone work on T-Mobile? Yes, it will. And no, it won’t. Depends on what you’re asking, really. Data speeds, unlock codes, roaming. It’s all going to play a part in the answer and how far the customer wants to go with setting it up. But I think we’re talking about such a small percentage of people who would be in that situation. Same with a Sprint phone on Verizon. Will Verizon allow you to use an Evo on their network? And should we make sure that all networks use the same technology “just in case”?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

          It might be a small percentage of people, you might be correct. However, I just can’t get around it, what GOOD will come out of having only one carrier that uses GSM technology in the United States of America? And reducing the national wireless providers from 4 to 3? Getting 4G LTE in about 6 years? Not many benefits from this, think about it, after the merger is done AT&T will increase prices one way or another, they’ve even already begun such task, they’ve eliminated the $5 and $10 texting plans for new customers and also  eliminated the A list feature. Customers can only choose between $20 unlimited text or 25 cents per text message… Doesn’t look too good for the future of consumers. On another note, you’re correct about Sprint and Verizon, they will not allow you to use a phone that wasn’t sold by them, but that’s another matter. Even tho they will not allow you to do this, both networks do use the same technology and it should be possible to do if they use the same frequencies, I myself have not researched that so I can’t really say with any certainty, and also it would be much easier to do if CDMA used sim cards like AT&T and T-Mobile do. Either way, MetroPCS available in NYC does allow the use of Verizon and Sprint phones. This way consumers keep their phones and everyone plays fair. Bottom line, a consumer buys a cell phone, they should be able to use THEIR property with any carrier of their choosing.

        • ColdFeet

          I don’t necessarily agree that if you have a phone, you shold be able to use it on any network. It could cause issues with customer service if they can’t help, leaves a bad taste in the mouth of the customer who can’t get the help they need because they’re using an unsupported phone, longer hold times for those of us who might be calling in for a billing issue and we’re busy waiting for a rep who might be stuck on hold with a person who is having tech issues, etc.

          As for AT&T eliminating services like A-List and smaller text plans… T-Mobile ditched their Faves plans, too. The texting plan? Yeah, that kinda sucks but it happens. I remember that T-Mobile used to have a 29.99 plan that was great for Gramma, who never used a cell phone but wanted one for emergencies. Or maybe it 19.99. It was a while back and I don’t remember. Point is, that all companies lose certain plans and features that might not be working out for them anymore. I used to have Family Allowances for 2 bucks but when I switched my plan, I had to switch to the $5 Family Allowances. Bummer, but whatever. It’s a service I want so I’ll pay for it. Until I come up with my own network, then I’ll have to continue paying someone else for using theirs.

          I have 4 choices with my TV (which is more than we had to choose from 20 years ago) but yet my service fees keep going up. Again… it happens. But if I want something, I’ll have to pay for it.

          The GSM argument isn’t really a big deal to me (or most people). Again, most people will sign up for a new service and get a new phone. If they wanna use their old phone on someone elses network, I guess they’ll be SOL. The majority of people already are, really.

          Bottom line is that these are for-profit companies but there will always be lower cost options. If you want certain services, you have to pay. But if all you need is a cheap rate plan, you can go cheaper than T-Mobile. There’s always Cricket, Virgin and prolly some others in your market. Losing T-Mobile isn’t going to be a big loss to the wireless industry. Fancy phones will continue coming out and rate plans will continue to change.

          My take is that I want this buyout to go through. Why? Because I work in the middle of town and my T-Mobile service sucks. If AT&T’s promise to improve the network falls through, then I cancel and go with Verizon or Sprint…

        • Realcool2000

          Great points.

          Its too bad that so many people don’t understand how a monopoly of the gsm business is very bad for so many reasons.

        • Robert Clubine

          GSM is worldwide standard and AT&T is inside the door already. With GSM all you to do is get an unlock code or buy a unlocked one from the get go. Thus you have the freedom to change when you disappointed. While the other way you are stuck in the hole with all new stuff. So ask, what is more economical? My choice is GSM but I have been with T-Mobile for 15 years but my old contract was in Europe before coming back to the States. So logic told me to stick with a working system that is cost effective and flexible. I really hope that
          DT buys out AT&T then all will go in another direction.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

          That’s not the point of the argument. The problem is that AT&T will be the ONLY provider that uses GSM, so if you buy a phone with AT&T, you can’t take it to ANY other carrier! So if American consumers decide to leave AT&T for ANY reason, they need to spend money on buying a new phone, so it doesn’t matter if average consumer doesn’t know what GSM or CDMA is. When the average person asks, “Can an AT&T phone work on Sprint? How about Verizon? How about MetroPCS?” What will the answer be for this average consumer? OOPS sorry that phone is totally useless you MUST buy a new phone to migrate to another carrier when instead that money could have been used for food or bills! Any monopoly is bad for the economy PERIOD and that’s what AT&T will have! A monopoly over GSM service. So when the consumer figures out his phone is useless he will be discouranged to leave AT&T. This clearly shows AT&T’s lack of wanting to compete fairly with other carriers and the lack of consideration towards their customers! And if the consumer DOES leave AT&T he’ll be forced to buy a new phone. Now take a look at today’s scenario. The average consumer now asks all the same questions, except now they ask “Can an AT&T phone work on T-Mobile?” Hmm so what’s the answer to that one? MY POINT EXACTLY! Thank you!

    • Jeffreygreen1315

      Most people are expressing their opinions which they have a right to do. Most of these people like t-mo the way it is. Some of us have had AT&T and didn’t like the experience. Since it appears that you like AT&T that is your right, also.

    • Jeffreygreen1315

      Most people are expressing their opinions which they have a right to do. Most of these people like t-mo the way it is. Some of us have had AT&T and didn’t like the experience. Since it appears that you like AT&T that is your right, also.

    • MrBonez

      Geez, its sounds to me that Carla32 must be a devoted AT&T employee or a customer. Maybe someone needs to wake up and see what AT&T is really about before commenting in here. Have a great day Carla32

  • William Cron

    So AT&T goes from promising to create 5000 new jobs to tens of thousands?

    • JBLmobileG1

      I know I was about to comment on the same thing. LOL They really are evil…. They can’t even keep to the same story and they lie way too much. Maybe they will create tens of thousands of jobs. 5,000 in the US and the 10,000 others in tim buck too. I work selling cell phones and it seems almost everytime I need to call into AT&T the customer service representative is from over seas. This whole thing is a major mistake and I hope the DOJ takes AT&T down once and for all.

  • Erick01

    Well I prefer gsm as I do travel abroad sometimes. So for me its either t-mobile or at&t. I had both and had multiple phones from both of them. And for me at&t works better. Because I have gone to many different states since I have family scattered all over. I been to Puerto rico, Seattle, Colorado, Florida and us virgin islands. And at&t had better coverage for me in all those places. Many people complain about at&t service it’s not that bad. I bet they never had them. The only thing I liked more about t-mobile was the data network yes I admit it was much faster. Also some people say att has bad call quality I admit when I had the iPhone 4 I had the worse call quality ever! People say I sounded like I was underwater. Dumped it got an infuse 4G now bad call quality is a thing of the past. I now have loud, crisp, clear no static at all call quality just as good as my friends on Verizon call quality. So yea I know that’s not the case with everyone. But to me att works better. Because it has had more coverage than t-mobile for example in the us virgin islands my wifes T-Mobile g2x was roaming on att half of the time. But I kno a lot of people on t-mobile dnt travel a lot like I do so they don’t need to change to att. So if ur in a good t-mobile area and never go out the area then I recommend u stay with t-mobile.

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      Be glad you can choose AT&T because that’s what you like and not because that’s all that’s available.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        Thank you, you’ve made an excellent point. He CHOSE AT&T. Choice is they key word in this whole ordeal.

    • JustMeHere

      I traveled over 175000 miles (mainly midwest and east coast) the past two years.  T Mobile has phone coverage almost everywhere, and some places where ATT does not.  ATT has better coverage in some minor spots in Louisana and Northern West Virginia.  For the rest, having both companies side by side (ATT is work and T Mob personal). TMob had great voice coverage everywhere.  

      Now when it comes to data, that’s where the true difference is.  With TMob it has been mainly been edge every where you went.  Where as ATT would offer its subpar 3G (tops out at 1.2Mbps if you have excellent quality 300kbps is standard). 

      This year, even though TMob has been dormant, 2G networks in some rural areas are now available that give ATTs 3G network a run for its money.

      I agree others, if Google bought TMob, used its network infrastructure with localized 4G HSPA+ network, it would cover the entire US with better service than any other provider.

      TMobile lacks the network has the towers.  Google has the network.  That would obviously make the best sense.  Now it would not offer LTE speeds.  But come on.  For now if you have true 8Mpbs or 15Mpbs or 30Mbps before you reach your 2GB limit! or 10GB in TMobs case.  Whats a the diff!  You can’t really consume that much.  This may not be true in the future, but its true now.  

      LTE is great! its nice its fast yet worthless if you have a 2GB cap.  Verizon extremely subpar LTE 14Mpbs is more than enough.  TMobile with HSPA+ 42Mpbs can easily offer true 11Mpbs.  You pay half for ~78% of the bandwidth!  If Google buys it out, it would offer this nationwide!  have the best data coverage anywhere.  Why would anyone use Verizon????  Just because they like to be scammed in a very polite manner.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

    Oh please AT&T, really what jobs? The ones you got rid off in the first place to save profit? You’re not fooling anyone, if AT&T really wanted to bring jobs back to the United States of America, it would have done so long ago when the crisis was at its worse. Yet it never did, now all of a sudden because you want this deal to go thru you are willing to bring those jobs back? Please AT&T, you’re just a wolf in sheep’s clothing. You do not care about our nation, more like you want to DESTROY its economy and take every last penny of all the Americans of this country. Seriously just walk away from this deal! You do NOT need T-Mobile to expand your crappy 4G LTE nor are you out of spectrum! The only reason why you are paying 39 BILLION dollars to get T-Mobile, is to eliminate competition and just force people to not have any choice but to choose YOUR network for GSM service. GO AWAY!!! HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF! You were broken up for a reason! Jesus Christ!

    • Ump_j

      I”D say GOOGLE should buy t-mob?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWWIKW6MNPUHOC4OVSHWUDWAHM Fabio

        Yes please, let Google be T-Mobile’s parent company! Let us keep our 4 national wireless carriers and preserve competition. Any other company that doesn’t include Verizon, AT&T nor Sprint should be able to buy T-Mobile with no trouble at all.

        • Erick1220

          that would be VERY NICE!! since we would mainly have VoIP calls!! plus, we would be using our google voice number lol, and since google just got motorola, we will now have top of the art service along with sweetest phones by motorola, then google will come up with a sick phone for gmobile only(assuming this is the new name lol) and then people will want to switch over!! XD

        • Erick1220

          that would be VERY NICE!! since we would mainly have VoIP calls!! plus, we would be using our google voice number lol, and since google just got motorola, we will now have top of the art service along with sweetest phones by motorola, then google will come up with a sick phone for gmobile only(assuming this is the new name lol) and then people will want to switch over!! XD

  • Gkgfdfjk

    I work for Tmobile I have friends at AT&T and let me tell you we all are afraid of loseing our jobs cause of the merger. AT&T is lieing about firing people threu natural attrition. BS there going to let go from 10 thousand to about 40 thousand retail store reps from both side of the companies. Tmobile will sell nomatter what but I prefer someone else then at&t. If the merger is aloud to complete at&t will sit down with version and price fix there plans. In a couple of years they will crush sprint and the CEO of metro is on the good side of Verizon he be paid to bring metro down with stupid and goofy choices they would make huge mistakes tank metro you would see AT&T and Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      your post made just about as much sense as your name?

      • Swiftblaqness

        That’s messed up bro. Guy is obviously retarded.

    • Dewey Cox

      Judging  by your post, you must work in Marketing,

    • Drbrown622

      I can definitely tell that you work for T-Mobile, judging from your grammar.

  • 45greens

    ATT promise to bring home 5,000 new jobs AFTER the merger is approved,

    …but BEFORE the merger is approved, ATT will tell T-mobile to fire 50,000 positions.

    LOL.  If this merger gets approved, I really have no faith in our government.

    • Realcool2000

      Weel said!

    • Spooln3

      You sir are ignorant. T-Mobile doesn’t even employ 50k people…

      • 45greens

        @ Spooln3 – please learn how to think and reason and method of extraction.

        Of course TMo doesn’t employ 50K people.  Or maybe they do.  Who cares.  The point of the post was to prove a point, you idiot.

        ATT promise to create 5000 jobs if the deal gets approval – seems a lot and all nice and dandy in front of the judge.   Whoopee!

        But before the merger gets approval, ATT will rid of itself of MORE THAN 5000 positions.   10,000 or 20,000 or 30,000 or 49,999.

        Let me use simple numbers for Spooln3.

        ATT promised to create 5 new jobs after deal merger.  Before the merge, ATT will get rid of  50 overlapping positions.

        All better now?

        • Erick1220

          I talked to a rep from t-mobile and the dude was all sad about it, saying they received an email of possible firing due to the take over, and to make it better, it’s actually a little over 40k people employed by T-mobile…..

      • 45greens

        @ Spooln3 – please learn how to think and reason and method of extraction.

        Of course TMo doesn’t employ 50K people.  Or maybe they do.  Who cares.  The point of the post was to prove a point, you idiot.

        ATT promise to create 5000 jobs if the deal gets approval – seems a lot and all nice and dandy in front of the judge.   Whoopee!

        But before the merger gets approval, ATT will rid of itself of MORE THAN 5000 positions.   10,000 or 20,000 or 30,000 or 49,999.

        Let me use simple numbers for Spooln3.

        ATT promised to create 5 new jobs after deal merger.  Before the merge, ATT will get rid of  50 overlapping positions.

        All better now?

      • 45greens

        @ Spooln3 – please learn how to think and reason and method of extraction.

        Of course TMo doesn’t employ 50K people.  Or maybe they do.  Who cares.  The point of the post was to prove a point, you idiot.

        ATT promise to create 5000 jobs if the deal gets approval – seems a lot and all nice and dandy in front of the judge.   Whoopee!

        But before the merger gets approval, ATT will rid of itself of MORE THAN 5000 positions.   10,000 or 20,000 or 30,000 or 49,999.

        Let me use simple numbers for Spooln3.

        ATT promised to create 5 new jobs after deal merger.  Before the merge, ATT will get rid of  50 overlapping positions.

        All better now?

    • Spooln3

      You sir are ignorant. T-Mobile doesn’t even employ 50k people…

    • Realcool2000

      Well said 45greens!

      I don’t agree with Spooin3. I posted b4 he did and his ppost knocked mine down under his so it looked like I was complem45enting him, when in fact the complement was for 45greens.

      There’s an explanation probably no one will see or care about lol. Had to explain myself tho :)

    • Realcool2000

      Well said 45greens!

      I don’t agree with Spooin3. I posted b4 he did and his ppost knocked mine down under his so it looked like I was complem45enting him, when in fact the complement was for 45greens.

      There’s an explanation probably no one will see or care about lol. Had to explain myself tho :)

  • dh

    at&t sucks a*s!!!  i’m pleasantly surprised that the doj is doing the right thing.  just hope the fcc follows the doj’s example.

  • Canon User

    AT&T, like usual, is completely full of crap

  • mrmiddl

    “result in billions of additional investment and tens of thousands of jobs” cough cough **bullshit** cough cough

  • mrmiddl

    “result in billions of additional investment and tens of thousands of jobs” cough cough **bullshit** cough cough

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    AT&T is so full of sheet; the DOJ knows it (that’s why the Department filed suit); the FCC knows it (that’s why the Chairman said the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit raises serious concerns about the acquisition’s affect on competition) and people in here know it (hence all the negative comments about AT&T).

    The only one talking about spectrum exhaustion is AT&T and that’s because it’s an AT&T fabrication. To be sure, I’ve not heard the FCC agree with AT&T that spectrum availability is an issue.

    As the DOJ said, if AT&T has a problem with spectrum it should take its $39 billion to technologically update and expand rather than using the money to take out a competitor. 

    • Downwith AT&Junk

      look at from this way.. they say its going to create jobs.. answer this… everytime you see a TMO store and a AT&junk store by each other ask your self this, what store are they going to close? and what will happen to the employees…. its for sure they are not moving over to the AT&junk store..

  • http://www.iphoneleaks.net/ iLeaks

    Is that Ridiculous ?? no thanx

  • MagentaMadness

    All this back n forth nonsense AND the comments that come with it make me LMAO.

  • Erick1220

    I love all these post and guys, let’s all unite and convince EVERYONE who you know has at&fag to mainly switch to T-Awesomeness or any other carrier, I’m currently working on it, I have fully convinced my supervisor to switch, although he switched to verizon but that’s ok, as long as at&fag loses customers, I’m good ^_^

  • Erick1220

    I love all these post and guys, let’s all unite and convince EVERYONE who you know has at&fag to mainly switch to T-Awesomeness or any other carrier, I’m currently working on it, I have fully convinced my supervisor to switch, although he switched to verizon but that’s ok, as long as at&fag loses customers, I’m good ^_^

    • CM Punk’s Text Message

      Classy post…