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With The AT&T Deal On The Rocks, Where Does T-Mobile Go From Here?

While we’re excited by the news that AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile looks all but dead, I’m fearful that T-Mobile’s darkest days may still be ahead. While analysts, press, bloggers and the like all predict this deal will now just drag on until AT&T decides to finally throw in the towel, T-Mobile has to suffer the consequences of such actions. Given the news that AT&T is prepared to offer even more concessions[read full article]

AT&T To Offer Major Concessions To Salvage T-Mobile Deal?

With reports swirling that AT&T’s bid to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion has all but collapsed following their request to remove their FCC application, Bloomberg is now reporting that AT&T is considering one last attempt at selling more assets in the hopes of saving the deal. According to Bloomberg’s source, AT&T is considering a divestiture in excess of 40% of T-Mobile’s assets including customers and spectrum. The large divestiture would hope to … [read full article]

AT&T And T-Mobile Pull FCC Application For Deal, AT&T Records $4 Billion Pretax Loss

Late Wednesday night AT&T announced that it will take a $4 billion charge as opposition to its T-Mobile USA purchase grows. The charge will reflect $3 billion in cash and over $1 billion in spectrum AT&T will provide T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom if the deal fails to meet regulatory approval. This move comes on top of both companies announcing the withdrawal of their pending applications from the Federal Communication Commission, although both … [read full article]

FCC Says AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Not In The Best Interest Of The Public

Expanding on our earlier report concerning the FCC decision, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a draft order earlier this morning calling for an Administrative Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. According to the FCC, the Chairman’s order requires final approval from the full commission and if it receives the green light, the hearing will be conducted like a trial — involving witnesses, evidence, cross examination etc. In his order this morning, Genachowski … [read full article]

FCC To Hold Administrative Hearing For AT&T, T-Mobile Article

Chalk up yet another roadblock for the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile as FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announces an Administrative hearing regarding the proposed takeover. The move is seen as another setback for the two companies already facing opposition from the Justice Department in the form of antitrust lawsuit resulting in a February 13th trial date. The FCC hearing would occur at the conclusion of the antitrust trial between AT&T and the Department … [read full article]

T-Mobile Setting Aside Millions Of Dollars To Keep “Top Employees”

While T-Mobile and AT&T continue efforts to seal their relationship, T-Mobile USA is setting aside cash in order to keep top employees on board should the deal go through. According to a Wall Street Journal report, T-Mobile has set aside $64 million dollars during the last two quarters, which earnings reports have listed as costs involving “primarily consisting of employee-relating expenses.” A Deutsche Telekom spokesman said that the company is taking “precautionary action … [read full article]

Revisiting The Communication Workers Of America Claim Of 100,000 New Jobs From T-Mobile, AT&T Deal

Earlier today we ran a story regarding the Communication Workers of America union claim that the AT&T, T-Mobile “merger” would create 100,000 jobs. Now we’re compelled to revisit that story thanks to Karl Bode from DSLReports who pretty much turned the words of the CWA upside down and inside out. Most of us recognize that the CWA has an ulterior motive as they see the potential for thousands and thousands of … [read full article]

AT&T Extends Timeframe To Close T-Mobile Deal Till Middle Of 2012

AT&T has decided the timeframe to close the T-Mobile deal will take a bit longer to close than originally expected as it continues an antitrust fight. AT&T announced the deal back on March 20th of this year and hoped to complete the deal in 12 months time. Given that the deal is still under review by the FCC and with a trial date set for February 13th in the Department of … [read full article]

MetroPCS Looking To Pick Up Divested AT&T Assets From T-Mobile Deal?

There goes the neighborhood as MetroPCS is now the rumored frontrunner to absorb wireless spectrum, assets and subscribers from AT&T and T-Mobile as the two companies work to complete their acquisition. Though the size of any deal is far from definitive, it’s likely to include subscribers and spectrum and be valued at less than $4 billion. AT&T has already approached both Leap Wireless and Dish Network but MetroPCS, with more than $2 … [read full article]

Need A Reason To Watch Tonights Samsung, Google Event? Check Out The Newest Galaxy Nexus Leaked Specs

Nothing says good morning like the latest round of specs for the hottest Android phone on the planet. We’re waking up to the internet buzzing about a Japanese NTT Docomo leaked widely believed to have the most concrete list of specs for the Galaxy Nexus we’ve seen yet. On top of spec leak, Japan Docomo “announced” they will be carrying the newest Nexus device beginning November 20th. So how good is … [read full article]