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Leap Adds Its Voice to Anti-AT&T / T-Mobile Chorus

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May 24, 2011, 3:04 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Leap Wireless today voiced its opposition to the proposed AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile. "A competitive marketplace is critical to wireless innovation — and small and mid-sized carriers such as Cricket are driving that innovation," said Doug Hutcheson, President and CEO of Leap and Cricket. "The proposed acquisition would eliminate T-Mobile as an important nationwide competitor in the industry. It also raises problems of spectrum concentration and impaired access to spectrum by competitive carriers; undercuts access to wholesale voice and data roaming services; and threatens to foster reduced device availability and reduced interoperability of wireless networks and devices, among many other issues. Those results are not in the public interest." Sprint has been highly vocal in its opposition to the deal, which is currently undergoing close scrutiny by the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice.

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May 24, 2011, 6:20 PM

No Merger would be Better for T-Mobile

If no merger occurs, at&T will owe T-Mobile approx. 6 Billion $US. T-Mobile does not need LTE, as the new HSPA+ goes up to 42 Mbps. T-Mobile can use this money / assets it gets to better service, coverage, customer care, everything. It would be better for T-Mobile if this merger did not happen.
its money t-mobile would have spent anyway, hence why it would be owed if the merger fell through.

May 26, 2011, 10:37 AM

Leap will put themselves out of business or merged eventually...

Terrible network coverage & hideous 1GB data cap (slows down speed after that) on Android devices! Cricket will put themselves out of business or into the hands of a more competent company. If your desire is to go prepaid, a person has to be a poor shopper or have a serious mental deficiency to go with Cricket over say Virgin Mobile or Boost. Even MetroPCS is way better than Cricket!
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