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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]

Analysts See AT&T/T-Mobile Network Sharing If Deal Isn’t Approved

We await the outcome of this afternoon court hearing and AT&T’s efforts to do all it can to get an early hearing date to salvage it’s proposed T-Mobile acquisition. However, if the deal falls through, collapses or is outright rejected a Reuters suggest analysts expect that both AT&T and T-Mobile will try and strike a network-sharing arrangement which would work around the regulatory heat that surrounds this deal and give each company … [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]

(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]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 With AWS Bands Passes Through FCC

We’ve been calling for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to land on T-Mobile and with the passing of the tablet through the halls of the FCC complete with AWS bands an arrival is looking better and better. The device is only identified as the Samsung SGH-T859 but it packs 1700MHz AWS for T-Mobile and has the very same dimensions as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi only version which passed the FCC back … [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]

Samsung T679 Passes Through FCC On Way To T-Mobile

The Samsung T679 is the newest T-Mobile bound phone to pass through the FCC and is expected to look similar to the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy W. The Galaxy W is a small step down from the Galaxy S but still sports specs that will allow for plenty of potential buyers. The T679 is expected to sport a 1.4GHz processor, 3.7″ WVGA 800×480 screen, 5 megapixel camera and a 1500mAh … [read full article]

AT&T, Department Of Justice Ordered To Come Up With Settlement Plans By September 21st

The presiding judge overseeing the Department of Justice lawsuit has set a date of September 21st to discuss the prospects of a settlement. Furthermore, in an order signed this past Monday, Judge Ellen S. Huvelle has asked the Justice Department, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom to file a joint plan by September 16th on both scheduling and managing the case. Judge Huvelle further ordered that “the parties shall be prepared to discuss the … [read full article]