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HTC Sensation Passes FCC, For Certain This Time

So we’re back with some more FCC fun, as we are seeing the HTC Sensation return to the FCC approval process and this time we’re certain its the Sensation. How are we certain you ask? Well check out the image above with the clear “HTC Sensation XXXXX” writing on the label. That pretty much settles this as the FCC approval for the HTC Sensation. This time also brings a different model … [read full article]

Sprint Asking State Regulators To Review AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

If Sprint hasn’t already solidified their position as the greatest vocal opponent to the proposed AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile, yesterday’s West Virginia filing may cement it. Sprint has asked West Virginia state regulators to review the proposed $39 billion dollar purchase with Sprint expecting to file similar requests in other states as well. “Clearly the interest of the public in this state will be adversely affected by the proposed merger because it … [read full article]

Choice Quotes From The AT&T And T-Mobile FCC Public Interest Filing

After taking some time and reading the full Public Interest Filing AT&T and T-Mobile filed yesterday, I’ve put together a metric TON of choice quotes from the document to give some perspective. To preface these quotes, some of them require context (and I therefore urge you to read the whole filing found at the link at the end of the post) but in the interest of time and energy, I’ve tried to choose … [read full article]

FCC Pledges Extensive Review Of AT&T/T-Mobile Deal, Chairman Hints At Lack Of Competition

In a conference held just moments ago the FCC discussed the steps it would take to evaluate the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile acquisition. Paperwork has been filed by the FCC and the real fun begins for AT&T and T-Mobile to submit their own documentation which will be done under strict confidentiality. According to todays call the FCC and DOJ will conduct a parallel review of the deal not unlike the approval process performed … [read full article]

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]

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Says T-Mobile Merger Immediately Improves Reliability

Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T reiterated that the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile deal would not create a “duopoly” as most customers have five or more mobile choices and that costs would decline further as mobile broadband traffic grows. Someone needs to tell me where Randall Stephenson gets his fairy magic. His belief is that the overnight addition of T-Mobile to the AT&T portfolio is going to “immediately … [read full article]

New York Attorney General To Perform “Thorough” Review Of Proposed AT&T T-Mobile Merger

The anti AT&T T-Mobile merger crowd just found a another hopeful ally in the form of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Promising to perform a “thorough review” of the proposed deal, Schneiderman wants to ensure that all New Yorkers will have the opportunity to choose between numerous wireless carriers. “Affordable wireless service and technology, including smart phones and next generation handheld devices, are the bridge to the digital broadband future,” … [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]