New York Attorney General to Size-Up AT&T / T-Mobile Deal
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today said he planned to conduct a thorough review of AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. In a statement emailed to Bloomberg, he said, "Affordable wireless service and technology, including smart phones and next generation handheld devices, are the bridge to the digital broadband future. We want to ensure all New Yorkers benefit from these important innovations that improve lives." Scheiderman believes the deal may have a greater impact on New York's northern cities (Rochester, Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse) more so than NYC, where citizens have more options available. Schneiderman is concerned that those who use T-Mobile as a low-cost provider may be aversely impacted by the acquisition.
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.
Alcatel's A30 Plus Bumps Up the Screen, Processor, Camera and Battery
Alcatel today announced the A30 Plus, an improved version of the A30 we saw earlier this year. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen (up from 5.0 inches) and a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor (up from 1.1 GHz) with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
What's the big deal
Cingular/AT&T has grandfathered it's aquired carriers rate plans and features. From Dobson, Brazos Cellular, AT&T Wireless, Alltel, and others, these folks started off on day one with their existing old carrier rate plan.
So why is everyone worried?
everyone is speculating that as competition decreases, prices will inevitably increase as a result. i agree with that notion for the most part, but i certa...
Seems like this was planned long ago
A Spitzer Clone?