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Five Myths About The T-Mobile/AT&T Takeover Courtesy Consumer Advocate Free Press

While the government remains caught between two very separate sides of the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile, consumer advocate group Free Press is continuing its approach of debunking AT&T’s argument that the takeover is necessary. In fact they’ve compiled a list of 5 myths tackling a number of AT&T’s core arguments that attempt to show that AT&T would be able or is already able to achieve the stated goals it has said it needs … [read full article]

HTC Marvel Passes FCC With AWS Bands On Board

We’ve had the HTC Marvel marked down for a T-Mobile arrival since back in early May and now thanks to a recent FCC passing all signs point in the right direction. Listed only as model number PG76240 the device supports T-Mobile’s HSPA+ frequencies exactly as expected. Of course the FCC listing doesn’t give up much in the way of technical details but we anticipate an 800 Mhz snapdragon processor, 3.2″ screen. … [read full article]

HTC Evo 3D Passes FCC With T-Mobile AWS Bands On Board?

The EVO 3D you might have been keeping an eye on as it made its way to Sprint might just be hitting Magenta as well. Of course an FCC passing doesn’t equal an actual carrier arrival but it certainly gives us reason to believe such a thing might happen. While the EVO line has been Sprint only thus far the EVO 3D on T-Mobile would mark a big break from a line of … [read full article]

Groups Seek Public Hearings From FCC Regarding AT&T/T-Mobile Takeover

In a letter to the FCC a number of consumer activist and watchdog groups requested that public hearings be held across the country to “hear from the people who could be most affected by the merger.” Groups including Consumers Union and Public Knowledge (we love them) sent the letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski expressing the deal as “a matter of great public concern.” Other groups who lent support to the letter … [read full article]

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]