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Sprint Tells AT&T To Man Up And Buy More Towers While The State Of New York Wants “Rigorous” Examination Of Deal

Sprint continued their march to block the AT&T/T-Mobile deal with another FCC filing spelling out how AT&T can increase their network capacity by 600% without the T-Mobile purchase. According to Sprint all AT&T has to do is install more cell towers, upgrade its network to LTE and make a wish. Wait, they don’t need to do that last part. “In a new filing before the Federal Communications Commission that will be submitted … [read full article]

HTC Flyer Hits FCC Complete With AWS Bands

This isn’t the first evidence we’ve had of the HTC Flyer arriving on Magenta shelves but it’s certainly the most tangible evidence we’ve come across. The FCC just granted approval to the HTC Flyer with support for T-Mobile’s AWS frequencies. There appears to be no difference between the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer and this particular AWS version other than the ability to use 3G/4G data. Of course no word … [read full article]

AT&T Files Public Statement With AT&T Supporting T-Mobile Deal As Promised

After yesterdays statement via their company blog AT&T followed through on their promise to file a public statement supporting their AT&T takeover with the FCC. The filing once again drives home the belief that this transaction gives AT&T and T-Mobile customers “the network capacity they need to enjoy the full promise of the broadband revolution.” Wayne Watts, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel had this to say about the … [read full article]

Cricket Wireless Wants You To Say “Hasta La Vista” To T-Mobile

Oh Cricket Wireless, you so funny playing off the Terminator movie line. So inventive of you. This ad found by one of our astute @TmoNews Twitter followers comes on the heels of a large number of you seeing a similar message coming across in a new Cricket Wireless television commercial proclaiming T-Mobile dead. I’ve tried to locate the commercial online but have been unable to do so and there is no link to … [read full article]

AT&T Posts Statement Regarding T-Mobile Buyout

Today’s AT&T/T-Mobile merger news comes via AT&T herself with a post on their Public Policy Blog titled “It is Much Easier to be Critical than to be Correct.” The blog post starts right off with a one two punch from AT&T promising this deal is necessary in order to give AT&T the necessary network capacity to work within the “broadband revolution.” AT&T of course claims that the capacity of the combined company … [read full article]

FCC Asks Most Major US Wireless Carriers To Fill Questionnaire Regarding AT&T/T-Mobile

The FCC has sent formal requests to most of the major players in the US wireless market place asking them to complete a questionnaire regarding the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition. The FCC asks: “In order for the Commission to complete its review of the [merger] and make the necessary public interest findings … we require written responses, supporting documentation, and data, as applicable from other commercial wireless carriers against which the applicants compete.” … [read full article]

Will AT&T Honor T-Mobile Dealer Agreements Or Leave Them Out In The Cold?

T-Mobile dealers are feeling the heat over a potential AT&T/T-Mobile dealer with serious concerns about roaming and partnerships after a deal has gone through. In a filing with the FCC, Iowa Wireless Services, 54% owned by T-Mobile makes its case that it simply doesn’t trust AT&T regarding the effects of the merger on their business. “Iowa Wireless has not been able to obtain any information regarding how—if at all—AT&T will … [read full article]

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide AKA Doubleshot Spotted Receiving FCC Approval

If the HTC Sensation 4G isn’t your thing and a QWERTY-Packin’ Android phone is then you best keep reading. The HTC Doubleshot aka “HTC PG59100″ just passed the FCC with support for T-Mobile’s AWS bands. Current rumors peg the myTouch 4G Slide as haven a 3.7″ 480 x 800 display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 768MB AM, 8 megapixel camera, vga front facing camera and a 14.4 HSPA+ radio. The boys … [read full article]