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T-Mobile Releases Letter Addressing Customer Concerns Regarding AT&T Deal

Judging by our blog comments, Twitter comments and Facebook posts there is a terrible amount of confusion regarding the AT&T/T-Mobile buyout. In order to try and quell customer fears, confusion and anger over the upcoming deal T-Mobile has released a short statement from company COO Jim Alling attempting to address the major concerns customers may have. Most important is the message that T-Mobile is conducting business as usual. They are still an … [read full article]

Analysts Say AT&T Will Have To Divest Part Of T-Mobile, Possibly To Sprint

The T-Mobile AT&T news just keeps on kicking with analysts from Citadel Securities proposing that not only would AT&T have to make major concessions for FCC and DOJ approval, that Sprint could wind up a major winner as part of any deal passage. Citadel Security analysts are suggesting that AT&T executives are downplaying the scale that will be required in order to receive government approval. “AT&T has said it expects to … [read full article]

FCC Official Goes Off The Record, Says AT&T/T-Mobile Marriage Faces “Steep Climb”

As the wireless world continues to take in the shock of the AT&T and T-mobile buyout news, reports of just how easy or how difficult it will be to find approval for the deal are rampant. Speaking to an off the record FCC official, the Wall Street Journal reports there is “no way” the FCC will “rubber-stamp” the deal. On top of that, the same official says that any deal is likely … [read full article]

AT&T Says T-Mobile Deal Necessary For Spectrum Needs

The AT&T T-Mobile deal stories just keep on coming with this report from CNN stating that AT&T needed T-Mobile for spectrum needs or face their own growth problems. Speaking in Orlando AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega stated that AT&T would face significant challenges “in the short term,” without purchasing T-Mobile. No time frame was given as to when AT&T might face a crisis of spectrum shortage but acknowledged that AT&T had to make a … [read full article]

Will An AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile Really Happen?

A lot of T-Mobile subscribers are dreading the fact that AT&T has officially struck a deal with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. Heck, even Sprint is pissed off. But, while the companies have signed a definitive deal, it still has to be approved by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This process can take up to 6 months or more. Credit Suisse analyst Jonathan Chaplin … [read full article]

(Updated!) Samsung T839 Passes Through The FCC, Is This The Nightwing?

Updated: Turns out the Nightwing = Sidekick 4G!! It’s been a little over two months since the codename “Nightwing” popped up on our radar but the guys at PocketNow have given us reason to revisit the name. As a little background for our readers, typically a Samsung model that passes through the FCC with a name like “T839″ is usually T-Mobile bound. We can tell this by both the “T” as … [read full article]

Huawei U8500 T-Mobile Bound? Receives FCC Approval

Few things excite us more than when we see an unknown phone come through the FCC with the necessary bands to run on T-Mobile’s 3G/4G network. Phonescoop caught wind of the Huawei U8500 running Android 2.2. A quick run through of the FCC documentation doesn’t reveal much else and we should remind everyone that FCC approval doesn’t guarantee a T-Mobile arrival. Still, we’re always interested in devices that go through with those beloved … [read full article]

(Updated With Specs!) Huawei X6 Android Phone Spotted At FCC, AWS On Board

As usual, the FCC is a smorgasbord of goodies with the Huawei X6 breaking cover complete with the AWS frequencies required to run on T-Mobile. We’ve heard plenty of rumors that Huawei intended to bring at least one to two more handsets to T-Mobile this year and with 25 total devices on the way, it’s certainly possible this just might be one of them. While specs are mostly unknown, the user manual … [read full article]

Samsung GT-i9023 Drops At The FCC, New Version Of Nexus S With Android 2.4

This is a rather interesting development that the folks at Engadget have caught wind of. Recently passing the FCC is a Samsung device, model number GT-i9023 which includes AWS T-Mobile 3G. Engadget makes careful note that this device, just by its outline, looks incredibly like the Nexus S. The i9023 recently received both Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG certification but without any sort of evidence that could point us to the actual … [read full article]