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T-Mobile Setting Aside Millions Of Dollars To Keep “Top Employees”

While T-Mobile and AT&T continue efforts to seal their relationship, T-Mobile USA is setting aside cash in order to keep top employees on board should the deal go through. According to a Wall Street Journal report, T-Mobile has set aside $64 million dollars during the last two quarters, which earnings reports have listed as costs involving “primarily consisting of employee-relating expenses.” A Deutsche Telekom spokesman said that the company is taking “precautionary action … [read full article]

Revisiting The Communication Workers Of America Claim Of 100,000 New Jobs From T-Mobile, AT&T Deal

Earlier today we ran a story regarding the Communication Workers of America union claim that the AT&T, T-Mobile “merger” would create 100,000 jobs. Now we’re compelled to revisit that story thanks to Karl Bode from DSLReports who pretty much turned the words of the CWA upside down and inside out. Most of us recognize that the CWA has an ulterior motive as they see the potential for thousands and thousands of … [read full article]

AT&T Extends Timeframe To Close T-Mobile Deal Till Middle Of 2012

AT&T has decided the timeframe to close the T-Mobile deal will take a bit longer to close than originally expected as it continues an antitrust fight. AT&T announced the deal back on March 20th of this year and hoped to complete the deal in 12 months time. Given that the deal is still under review by the FCC and with a trial date set for February 13th in the Department of … [read full article]

MetroPCS Looking To Pick Up Divested AT&T Assets From T-Mobile Deal?

There goes the neighborhood as MetroPCS is now the rumored frontrunner to absorb wireless spectrum, assets and subscribers from AT&T and T-Mobile as the two companies work to complete their acquisition. Though the size of any deal is far from definitive, it’s likely to include subscribers and spectrum and be valued at less than $4 billion. AT&T has already approached both Leap Wireless and Dish Network but MetroPCS, with more than $2 … [read full article]

Need A Reason To Watch Tonights Samsung, Google Event? Check Out The Newest Galaxy Nexus Leaked Specs

Nothing says good morning like the latest round of specs for the hottest Android phone on the planet. We’re waking up to the internet buzzing about a Japanese NTT Docomo leaked widely believed to have the most concrete list of specs for the Galaxy Nexus we’ve seen yet. On top of spec leak, Japan Docomo “announced” they will be carrying the newest Nexus device beginning November 20th. So how good … [read full article]

AT&T Responds To FCC Concerns Over Jobs, Says “Thousands Will Be Created”

Following Thursday’s letter to AT&T from the FCC asking AT&T for more information regarding the creation of jobs in the United States following a T-Mobile takeover, AT&T has responded in kind. AT&T replied and stated that it “is aware that the Commission has requested addition information about the job related effects of the transaction,” and that AT&T “…intends to respond fully to that request.” AT&T has long said one of the … [read full article]

FCC Asks AT&T How T-Mobile Deal Will Add More Jobs

The Federal Communications Commission has formally requested, via letter that AT&T supply the FCC with more information regarding it’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile. Specifically, the FCC wants to see all the data AT&T has over the last 5 years regarding its workforce and job creation. The FCC has informed AT&T that previously requested information and responses sent by AT&T were incomplete causing the FCC to once again request official data. The FCC … [read full article]

(Updated) T-Mobile, AT&T Ready Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime Passes Through FCC

Update: I feel compelled as I see your comments to remind everyone that passing through the FCC doesn’t guarantee a T-Mobile launch. If anything it would mean a T-Mobile compatible version would be available, it doesn’t guarantee anything. Also, for those asking the 2100 band is often omitted from FCC testing, it’s still there.  The T-Mobile/AT&T Samsung Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus has passed through the FCC earning approval (and our excitement) for a … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Lose 1.2 Million Postpaid Customers In 2011?

Oh those silly analysts are back in action with a Bloomberg report discussing the possibility that T-Mobile could lose as many as 1.2 million postpaid customer contracts during 2011. That number is  over three times higher than the 390,000 subscribers T-Mobile lost in 2010. Amidst AT&T’s takeover battle with the Justice Department, T-Mobile would end the year with 33.5 million total customers with 25.2 million of them on contract. Sanford C Bernstein … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Says “Plan B” Available Should AT&T Deal Fall Through

Deutsche Telekom Chief Technology Officer Olivier Baujard speaking at the Broadboand World Forum Conference in Paris Wednesday reiterated his company’s position of faith that the AT&T deal will go through. Deutsche Telekom is already preparing how to spend the influx of cash received from the AT&T deal in order to bolster their German business as well grow in emerging European markets. Taking his talk a step further Baujard said that as any company … [read full article]