Tag Archives: AT&T

Sprint Releases Official Statement In Opposition Of AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

While Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has already stated his position on the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger, Sprint has now released a formal statement in opposition. In no uncertain terms Sprint calls any passage of the deal a path to a duopoly in the marketplace with AT&T and Verizon “overwhelmingly” controlling the US wireless market. I couldn’t agree with Sprint anymore and yet our concerns go beyond the “duopoly” Sprint accuses … [read full article]

Shocker: T-Mobile Customers Overwhelmingly Disapprove Of AT&T Merger

The good folks over at eWeek posted an article yesterday stating that T-Mobile customers have “expressed anxiety and outrage” over the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. As anti-AT&T sentiment builds across the web from angry T-Mobile customers, the question is, where do they go from here? Assuming that T-Mobile customers can’t stomach the notion of becoming an AT&T customer, Sprint and Verizon are the only two national options left. Of course, an entirely … [read full article]

T-Mobile Releases Letter Addressing Customer Concerns Regarding AT&T Deal

Judging by our blog comments, Twitter comments and Facebook posts there is a terrible amount of confusion regarding the AT&T/T-Mobile buyout. In order to try and quell customer fears, confusion and anger over the upcoming deal T-Mobile has released a short statement from company COO Jim Alling attempting to address the major concerns customers may have. Most important is the message that T-Mobile is conducting business as usual. They are still an … [read full article]

TmoNews Hands On With Rocket 3.0, We Test Out HSPA+ 42

T-Mobile isn’t ready to secede the speed wars to Verizon just yet with a first real world look at their recently announced HSPA+ 42 network in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando. So how does T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42 network work in the real world? Fast, VERY fast. As you can see in the image above we were hitting download speeds around 24 – 25 Mbps and uploads speeds from around … [read full article]

Analysts Say AT&T Will Have To Divest Part Of T-Mobile, Possibly To Sprint

The T-Mobile AT&T news just keeps on kicking with analysts from Citadel Securities proposing that not only would AT&T have to make major concessions for FCC and DOJ approval, that Sprint could wind up a major winner as part of any deal passage. Citadel Security analysts are suggesting that AT&T executives are downplaying the scale that will be required in order to receive government approval. “AT&T has said it expects to … [read full article]

FCC Official Goes Off The Record, Says AT&T/T-Mobile Marriage Faces “Steep Climb”

As the wireless world continues to take in the shock of the AT&T and T-mobile buyout news, reports of just how easy or how difficult it will be to find approval for the deal are rampant. Speaking to an off the record FCC official, the Wall Street Journal reports there is “no way” the FCC will “rubber-stamp” the deal. On top of that, the same official says that any deal is likely … [read full article]

Clearwire CEO Opposes AT&T And T-Mobile Deal

Chalk up another wireless CEO upset at the prospect of AT&T and T-Mobile coming together in holy matrimony. Clearwire’s interim CEO John Stanton (a former CEO of T-Mobile USA) expresses a high level of concern with the possible deal. Stanton criticized the deal calling it a “huge challenge to competition in the industry.” On top of that statement Stanton also stated that a potential deal “…represents something we’re seriously concerned with.” Stanton … [read full article]

AT&T Says T-Mobile Deal Necessary For Spectrum Needs

The AT&T T-Mobile deal stories just keep on coming with this report from CNN stating that AT&T needed T-Mobile for spectrum needs or face their own growth problems. Speaking in Orlando AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega stated that AT&T would face significant challenges “in the short term,” without purchasing T-Mobile. No time frame was given as to when AT&T might face a crisis of spectrum shortage but acknowledged that AT&T had to make a … [read full article]

AT&T Says T-Mobile Can Keep It’s Current Pricing Structure

One of the more pressing questions for current T-Mobile users facing a takeover from AT&T is what will happen with their existing pricing plans. Well thanks to the guys at IntoMobile who managed to get an answer out of Ralph de la Vega at CTIA 2011 T-Mobile will keep it’s existing pricing structure. While we could interpret plenty from that as the IntoMobile folks did, does that mean T-Mobile will operate as … [read full article]

Will T-Mobile Customers Have To Replace Phones After Merger Completes?

We touched on this in the wrap-up of this mornings AT&T Press call but apparently it’s causing such a stir we’re going to try and clarify a few things: With AT&T planning to use T-Mobile’s existing 1700 MHz spectrum for future LTE rollouts, AT&T execs are saying that T-Mobile customers will have to replace their current 3G/4G phones once the merger is completed. This will be a mandatory upgrade unless of course … [read full article]