Tag Archives: Sprint

FCC Asks Most Major US Wireless Carriers To Fill Questionnaire Regarding AT&T/T-Mobile

The FCC has sent formal requests to most of the major players in the US wireless market place asking them to complete a questionnaire regarding the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition. The FCC asks: “In order for the Commission to complete its review of the [merger] and make the necessary public interest findings … we require written responses, supporting documentation, and data, as applicable from other commercial wireless carriers against which the applicants compete.” … [read full article]

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega Live At All Things Digital Event

The D9 conference currently being held in California saw some tough questioning from hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher who put AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega in the hot seat. Walt and Kara really took it to de la Vega and pushed him to answer questions regarding AT&T’s network quality and why they should be trusted with T-Mobile and therefore running the nations largest wireless network. We followed the live … [read full article]

Sprint Formally Files Their Opposition To AT&T/T-Mobile Deal With FCC

Sprint has undoubtedly made their position known on the proposed combination of AT&T and T-Mobile but they have officially submitted their formal request to deny the takeover to the FCC. Sprint came to the conclusion that the “proposed acquisition cannot be remedied through divestitures or conditions,” and urges the FCC to block the transaction. Inside their filing Sprint focused on three main points as to why the proposed merger should be … [read full article]

AT&T/T-Mobile Place Last In Consumer Satisfaction

The American Customer Satisfaction Index has scored AT&T and T-Mobile as the two lowest ranked wireless carriers when it comes to happy customers. One time last place carrier Sprint is now the highest ranked tied with Verizon. Sprint and Verizon both rate a 72 for for customer satisfaction in the ACSI survey which polled 8,000 households in the first quarter of 2011. T-Mobile scored a 70 down from a 73 last year and … [read full article]

Sprint Targeting T-Mobile Customers Unhappy With AT&T Deal?

I’ve been going back and forth on writing this all day even so it was sent my way last night. At first glance it appears as though Sprint is prepared to grab up all the T-Mobile customers it can between now and July 23rd, 2011. If for some reason the AT&T/T-Mobile deal doesn’t go through customers who ported into Sprint during that timeframe will be allowed to port back to T-Mobile ETF … [read full article]

AT&T And T-Mobile Defend Their Position Against The Senate Judiciary Committee Recap

In case you didn’t catch our liveblog this morning covering the Senate Judiciary hearing on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, you didn’t miss anything major but still missed quite the show. The hearing was aptly called “Is Humpty-Dumpy Being Put Back Together Again?” with an obvious tip of the hat to AT&T’s former monopoly position. Senators Herb Kohl, Al Franken, John Conryn, Richard Blumenthal, Michael Lee, Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley presided over … [read full article]

Sprint Parodies T-Mobile Ad Campaign, Promptly Pulls Ad After Trans-Gender Group Complains

If by some odd chance you didn’t already know that Sprint wasn’t exactly a fan of the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger, perhaps this ad will show you they aren’t. This Satirical ad which is clearly a take off of the Carly ad campaign features a shady businessman with a cigar wearing an awfully familiar pink dress. “No matter how you dress it up, this takeover is bad for consumers and the economy. … [read full article]

Sprint Says Competition Is “American,” AT&T Says Whatever, We Rule

Sprint is really pulling out the punches in their effort to stop the proposed AT&T merger ahead of next weeks Senate hearing. Sprint’s hopes to derail the battle took to the front lines today with a print ad running in a number of newspapers and journals around the country. In just 24 lines of text  laid out in an almost poetic like form Sprint makes no mention of T-Mobile or AT&T for … [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]

Sprint Releases Official Statement In Opposition Of AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

While Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has already stated his position on the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger, Sprint has now released a formal statement in opposition. In no uncertain terms Sprint calls any passage of the deal a path to a duopoly in the marketplace with AT&T and Verizon “overwhelmingly” controlling the US wireless market. I couldn’t agree with Sprint anymore and yet our concerns go beyond the “duopoly” Sprint accuses … [read full article]