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.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.
Sprint to Face $300M Tax Fraud Charge In Court
Sprint lost its bid to have a $300 million lawsuit dismissed and will now face the State of New York in court. The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges that Sprint failed to collect about $100 million in taxes from its New York-based customers over a period of seven years.
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?