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Justice Department Questioning If AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Still Active?

The Justice Department, in a Tuesday telephone conference call questioned whether AT&T’s application to buy T-Mobile was still active. This comes from Richard Levie, a special master overseeing the Department of Justice case against the AT&T, T-mobile deal. “DOJ interprets these comments to mean that the current litigation may, in fact, not present a live case or controversy,” Levie wrote in an order. Levie did say that he believes the Department of … [read full article]

Nokia 710 Lumia User Guide Shows Off T-Mobile Branding Thanks To FCC Filing

We’re still not 100% sure what T-Mobile and Nokia have in-store for next weeks press event, but, there is at least one phone can we are likely to see…the Nokia 710 Lumia. A quick peek through the user guide on the FCC website for the Lumia 710 (which passed sometime ago with T-Mobile ready AWS bands) shows T-Mobile branding clear as can be. We’ve grabbed three shots of the manual … [read full article]

MetroPCS CFO Doesn’t See An AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Happening Anymore

MetroPCS Communications Chief Financial Officer J. Braxton Carter expressed his belief today that AT&T’s attempt to buy T-Mobile is now very likely to fail. Carter spoke at the UBS AG event In New York and his words were notable as AT&T was once thought to be in talks with MetroPCS to buy some of T-Mobile’s divested spectrum. Carter further stated that attempts to save the deal is “almost kind of moot at … [read full article]

Verizon Purchases 122 AWS-1 Licenses From SpectrumCo, Eliminating Potential Deal For T-Mobile With Cable Companies?

Assuming regulators would approve such a deal, Verizon just screwed the prospects of a T-Mobile hookup with a cable company if the AT&T deal does indeed go all the way south. Verizon Wireless has announced that it is purchasing 122 AWS-1 spectrum licenses for $3.6 billion from SpectrumCo covering 259 million POPS in the United States. SpectrumCo is a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Comcast owns 63.6% … [read full article]

FCC Tells AT&T They Are “Deeply Concerned” Over Today’s Statement

Today has turned into quite the war of words in the aftermath of AT&T’s request to withdraw their T-Mobile purchase application. This morning was quite lively as AT&T posted an angrily worded response to the release of the FCC Staff Report which contradicts a number of the points AT&T has made about their T-Mobile purchase. To say that AT&T was angry, upset and in need of a timeout would be about right. … [read full article]

(Updated With FCC Response) AT&T Issues Strong Rebuttal Statement To FCC Report, Says “Oh No You Didn’t”

Update: The FCC has responded to AT&T’s statement: “The AT&T/T-Mobile merger would result in the single greatest increase in wireless industry consolidation ever proposed. The FCC’s expert staff dispassionately analyzed all of the facts, including the arguments AT&T rehashes today.”  An agency spokesman said the analysis mirrored findings by the Justice Department and several state attorneys general that “the transaction would decrease competition, innovation and investment, and harm consumers. In addition, … [read full article]

FCC Releases Report Blasting AT&T Claims About T-Mobile Deal Benefits

Just as the FCC promised to do earlier in the day when they revealed their decision to allow AT&T and T-Mobile to withdraw their FCC application, they have released their official findings and review of the deal. To say it isn’t positive for AT&T overall would be putting it mildly. For example, a key point from AT&T was about job creation…the FCC review discovers that in 2002 AT&T had 70,000 employees, after … [read full article]

FCC Accepts AT&T’s Request To Withdraw Their Application For T-Mobile Takeover, Will Release Findings Today

In a conference call that just finished, the FCC has announced it will grant AT&T’s request to withdraw its application to acquire T-Mobile. The FCC also announced that it will release its findings today discussing what it uncovered during the course of their review. Some portions of the report will be redacted, however the full report will be sent to the Department of Justice to assist them in their lawsuit against AT&T. … [read full article]

AT&T’s Tactics Just Keep Getting Better And Better, Said To Be In Talks With Leap Wireless To Acquire T-Mobile Assets

The last few days have taught us that AT&T is willing to go to extreme and almost ridiculous lengths to save their T-Mobile deal. Now, a new New York Times story takes the cake by indicating AT&T is working on an “11th-hour plan” to save it’s T-Mobile takeover. Reports have widely circulated the past few days stating that AT&T is planning on offering up almost 40% of T-Mobile in order to … [read full article]