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U.S. Senate Subcommittee To Hold Hearings On Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

The United States Senate has announced that hearings will be held by the Senate Judiciary committee into the AT&T / T-Mobile merger to determine if consumer competition would be reduced in light of the merger. It’s fine and good to see that the Senate is taking up the proposed merger however the same situation occurred in the very same committee with the Comcast-NBC merger and that was ultimately approved so I’d keep … [read full article]

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps “Not Pleased” With Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps confirmed to C-SPAN during an interview that he isn’t happy about the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T. Copps is concerned about the “amount of power and influence the merged company would hold, given that two companies would virtually control the wireless landscape.” In Copps own opinion, the deal will prove more difficult to approve than the Comcast-NBC Universal which he voted against but was ultimately approved. Copps … [read full article]

So What Will A T-Mobile / AT&T Network Look Like?

Let’s put aside rumors of AT&T having to divest parts of the T-Mobile network in order to receive FCC and DOJ approval as we look at what the two conjoined networks could look like. Fierce Mobile acquired some images courtesy of American Roamer, an “independent source of wireless carrier network coverage and spectrum information” has gone and done just that. In this block of pretty pictures of the US wireless … [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]

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]

Poll: What Is Your Take On AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile?

So unless you’ve been sleeping for the past 24 hours you likely know AT&T is purchasing T-Mobile. Understandably so, there is a population of readers up in arms and want T-Mobile to stay T-Mobile and those who see the benefits of an AT&T deal. Here is your chance to sound off, T-Mobile reads this blog every day so they’ll see your vote. Will it affect anything, probably not. … [read full article]

Listening In To The AT&T Investor Call On T-Mobile

We’ve been listening to the AT&T Press Event this morning regarding the AT&T/T-Mobile agreement and it’s a doozy.  First and foremost, let’s be real clear.  AT&T is going after T-Mobile spectrum in a big way.  Complementing AT&T’s own 700 MHz LTE spectrum with T-Mobile’s 1700 MHz AWS frequency will help AT&T deploy LTE to 95% of the American population.  That’s 46 million more people than AT&T had hoped to be able to roll … [read full article]

Sprint Releases Statement Expressing Thoughts On AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA

Its about time! Sprint has officially voiced its opinion on the $39 billion AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Earlier this month, discussions between Deutsche Telekom and Sprint were heating up for a possible acquisition of T-Mobile USA by Sprint and it was almost certain that Sprint would purchase Magenta. It looks like it didn’t turn out the way Sprint wanted. Sprint’s statement is as follows: “The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA, if approved … [read full article]