Tag Archives: AT&T

Editorial: I Still Think Throttling Data Sucks, There I said It

I’ve long thought T-Mobile’s loose definition of “unlimited data” has needed to change and now, with AT&T at the center of a throttling data news cycle, “unlimited” is once again called into question. In fact, one AT&T user successfully sued AT&T in small claims court winning $850 after the judge agreed AT&T had sold the customer an unlimited plan and then purposely slowed him down. AT&T has justified throttling by claiming it … [read full article]

So, You Are Disappointed T-Mobile Didn’t Get The HTC One X? You Shouldn’t Be.

Let’s just get this right out of the way to clear any up confusion and more importantly, to stop the complaints I see popping up in the HTC One S post comments. The AT&T version of the HTC One X DOES NOT have a quad-core processor, it has a dual-core processor. So yes, it appears to be a better phone, but with the exception of battery size and and screen size, they … [read full article]

AT&T, T-Mobile File For FCC Approval Of Spectrum Transfer

T-Mobile USA and AT&T have filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission for approval of the $1 billion in wireless spectrum AT&T now owes T-Mobile as part of the break-up free due to the failure of AT&T’s T-Mobile takeover. AT&T promised to turn over the spectrum, along with $3 billion cash if the deal fell through. “This additional spectrum will help meet the growing demand for wireless broadband services,” said Tom … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Chief Executive On The Record With The New York Times

T-Mobile’s Chief Executive Officer is on the hot-seat for the folks at the New York Times answering some hard hitting questions about AT&T, T-Mobile USA and the future. T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm insists that T-Mobile will keep the value plans that exchange a lower monthly fee for selling you an unsubsidized device. While many of you have yet to see the benefit of this type of rate plan, given what … [read full article]

T-Mobile Sending Out Text Messages Announcing The End Of The AT&T Deal

I’ll assume for the moment that if you are reading this, you are already well-aware that AT&T’s offer to purchase T-Mobile was withdrawn by AT&T last week. If you haven’t already heard, AT&T withdrew their offer to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion dollars. Glad that’s out of the way as we thought we’d post up this little nugget of goodness as T-Mobile began alerting customers regarding the ends of talks with AT&T via text message. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts COO Statement Regarding End Of AT&T Talks And The Future

In light of the T-Mobile, AT&T deal ending, T-Mobile USA has issued a statement on their company blog regarding the deal and their unchanged focus. The obvious question right now is, “What does this mean for T-Mobile USA customers?” We’ll just get right to the answer: Dear T-Mobile Customers: By now I am sure you have seen media reports that AT&T and Deutsche Telekom (DT) have mutually decided to terminate their agreement … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Talks Breakup Fee, Silent on “Plan B” For US Branch

In light of the collapse of its failed T-Mobile USA deal with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom isn’t offering any details on howit plans on moving forward with its US branch. However, Chief Executive Rene Obermann did speak to reporters on a conference call discussing the need for more spectrum: “In the long term, we need more spectrum and network capacity. We are working on that. But we will not speculate about any inorganic steps … [read full article]

With AT&T Out Of The Picture, Where Does T-Mobile Go Now?

I know there is a celebratory aura going around in the T-Mobile world today and employees especially are breathing sighs of relief. Here at TmoNews we’re definitely glad to see AT&T and their proposed takeover of T-Mobile go down the toilet. Now we turn our attention to the fact that T-Mobile still needs a plan and their options are plentiful, with most of them already well-known having been widely discussed as alternatives while … [read full article]

It’s Over, AT&T Drops Bid To Purchase T-Mobile, Will Pay Break-Up Fee

Here it is TmoNews readers and T-Mobile lovers, the news we’ve all been waiting for, hoping to hear and believing in. AT&T has dropped their bid to buy T-Mobile USA and will pay Deutsche Telekom the $4 billion dollar break-up fee. That’s one hell of a price for a bad first date. Viva la T-Mobile. AT&T will pay a total of $3 billion in cash plus around $1 billion in spectrum and the … [read full article]

AT&T Efforts To Sell T-Mobile Assets Coming Up Short

According to a new Wall Street Journal report, AT&T’s efforts to find a prospective buyer for T-Mobile assets have “gone cold.” Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Journal indicates that a potential divestiture to Leap Wireless has gone cold as the parties concerned no longer believe such a deal would help persuade the government into allowing the deal to continue. The WSJ reports this may in fact be the strongest indicator … [read full article]