Tag Archives: AT&T

Verizon CEO Says Yes To AT&T/T-Mobile Deal While AT&T Says Sprint Has Ulterior Motives

Speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam defended the AT&T/T-mobile deal and highlighted an understanding over the industry’s spectrum crunch. “I have taken the position that the AT&T merger with T-Mobile was kind of like gravity,” McAdam said. “It had to occur, because you had a company with T-Mobile that had the spectrum but didn’t have the capital to build it out. AT&T needed the spectrum, they didn’t have … [read full article]

Judge Sets Court Date For AT&T vs Department Of Justice Showdown

We had a pretty good idea going into today that the AT&T/Department of Justice pre-hearing appearance before the Judge wasn’t going to yield much more than a court date. That’s exactly what happened as U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle set aside six weeks for the non-jury trial set to take place on February 13th, 2012. The date falls right in the middle of the governments hope for a March 19th trial date … [read full article]

Cellular South Files Anti-Trust Lawsuit, Sues To Block AT&T Takeover Of T-Mobile

Following Sprint’s and the Department of Justice lead, regional carrier Cellular South has filed an anti-trust lawsuit hoping to block AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile USA. According to Eric Graham, Cellular South Vice President for Strategic and Government relations a combined AT&T/T-Mobile would “substantially lesson competition” and “essentially consolidate the market into the hands of the ‘Big Two’ AT&T and Verizon.” Additionally, the carrier believes that higher roaming fees will result, innovation … [read full article]

AT&T Says Keep Your Rate Plan, Even When Your Contract Expires

While AT&T awaits FCC approval, DOJ lawsuits and a host of contentious members of the political machine they are still trying to win over the T-Mobile customer. As of September 16th T-Mobile updated their internal FAQ for employees regarding possible customers question surrounding rate plans changing post-AT&T takeover. A small addendum might help allay the fears of some T-Mobile customers who are fearful that their rate plans will disappear. We’ve … [read full article]

T-Mobile Responds To State Attorneys General Announcing Support For Department Of Justice Lawsuit

With the announcement that Attorneys General from seven states were jumping behind the Department of Justice lawsuit to block the AT&T/T-Mobile takeover Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile were quick to respond. T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tom Sugrue made these remarks following the announcement of the Attorney Generals to join the Justice Department lawsuit: “Given the numerous benefits the merger will bring to consumers, businesses, and the US economy … [read full article]

T-Mobile Shows Renewal Customer Growth Is Strong

There has been a lot of negative news lately surrounding T-Mobile’s financial performance given AT&T’s efforts to portray them as a carrier steps away from financial ruin. While that may be the way AT&T is attempting to portray T-Mobile, there is some good news considering T-Mobile’s recent internal report regarding the number of customer renewals in the last three months. A total of 5 million customers have renewed their service with T-Mobile … [read full article]

(Updated: Sprint And AT&T Respond) Seven States Join Department Of Justice Effort To Block AT&T/T-Mobile Takeover

Update 1: AT&T respondsIt is not unusual for state attorneys general to participate in DOJ merger review proceedings or court filings. At the same time, we appreciate that 11 state attorneys general and hundreds of other local, state and federal officials are publicly supportive of our merger. We will continue to seek an expedited hearing on the DOJ’s complaint. On a parallel path, we have been and remain interested in … [read full article]

Congressional Members Ask President Obama To Settle AT&T/T-Mobile DOJ Lawsuit

Fifteen House of Representative Democrat members led by Rep. Heath Shuler from North Carolina have written a letter to President Obama urging him to settle the Department of Justice lawsuit filed against the AT&T/T-Mobile takeover. “By settling the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA, we can put thousands of Americans back to work and promote economic development across the country,” Shuler said. I urge the president to strongly consider the … [read full article]

AT&T Files Formal Response To Justice Department Lawsuit

Someone needs to tell me what is in the water over at AT&T headquarters that they believe a T-Mobile isn’t competitive. While T-Mobile is certainly the smallest of the big 4 carriers, calling MetroPCS and Cricket a larger threat than a company multiple times the size of both Metro and Cricket combined is in my eyes, irrational. AT&T filed a formal response to the Department of Justice lawsuit on Friday arguing that … [read full article]