AT&T Responds to Justice Department Suit
AT&T on Friday filed a more formal response to the Department of Justice's lawsuit against it's proposed acquisition of smaller rival T-Mobile. AT&T argues that competition in the market will actually suffer if it doesn't acquire T-Mobile. "Although the transaction will remove T-Mobile as an independent competitor, no significant consumer harm will result," AT&T said in its filing. "The Department does not and cannot explain how, in the face of all of these aggressive rivals, the combined AT&T/T-Mobile will have any ability or incentive to restrict output, raise prices, or slow innovation. Nor can it explain how T-Mobile, the only major carrier to have actually lost subscribers in a robustly growing market, provides a unique competitive constraint on AT&T." AT&T claims that "innovative upstarts" such as MetroPCS, Cricket Wireless, Cellular South, and U.S. Cellular represent a significant competitive threat to AT&T. AT&T also believes the Justice Department has overlooked how the acquisition will create efficiencies in the combined entity. AT&T closes by saying that by blocking the acquisition, the government will do more harm than good in the long run. "Without this merger, AT&T will continue to experience capacity constraints, millions of customers will be deprived of faster and higher quality service, and innovation and infrastructure will be stunted. If this transaction does not close due to Plaintiff's lawsuit, wireless consumers will, as the FCC Chairman predicts, increasingly face higher prices and lower quality."
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.
AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion
AT&T has agreed to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion in a stock-and-cash deal that will merge AT&T's delivery networks with Time Warner's vast catalog of content. AT&T believes the combined companies will be able to save $1 billion per year once fully merged.
FCC and Justice Dept. Likely to Approve AT&T-DirecTV Deal
The FCC and Department of Justice are wrapping up their review of AT&T's proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV and don't have any real concerns, according to people familiar with the matter. The agencies may still impose conditions on the deal, but aren't likely to block it, says the Wall Street Journal.
AT&T Is Full Of Sh*t, And ALWAYS Has Been - HERE'S PROOF!
What I was put through by them as a 9/11 rescue worker was absolutely unconscionable!
I'll NEVER forget my only New Years Eve at Times Square. I had just gotten hoodwinked by AT&T into the 1st national roaming and long distance plans at the time, Digital One Rate. I couldn't make nor receive a call to save my life while everyone around me with a Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) phone had no problems whatsoever making or receiving calls.
This company even had the balls to put a...
1. If you "paid your bill" like you claim, which you most likely didn't, you could have taken your bank statement to an AT&T store showing your final payment. If they match up that would have been corrected. AT&T like most carrier...
AT&T responds to justice department lawsuit
Dont worry, im sure they'll eventually get it right !
This has been my bone of contention for sometime. AT&T claims innovation will be stifled by not acquiring Tmobile. AT&T's innovation does not require another carrier. It has the girth...
i agree with ATT !
or how the iphone bog down the att network?
in the long run, as more and more people use cellphone, att network will only get worse if there is no merger!
with merger, you will able to access BOTH att and tmobile towers!
sure, att might raise their price, but you get what you paid for!
if you dont want to pay more, just get Sprint! Sprint gives you unlimited talk, texts and web for 35$ a month!
do you know how many car manufacturers out there?
and Mercedes still able to sell their cars so much more than others?
you get what you paid for!
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/discuss.php?fm=m& ... »
Please, stop using this car manufacturer argument, you just sound foolish.
Because of GSM's designed technology, it has more dropped calls over CDMA. It has very little to do with AT&T and Tmobile operating seper...
Also, the car analogy doesn't work either. Maybe just stick with the phrase, "you get what you pay for"?...
no they don't. Hell, their employees don't even get this type of plan.
If you are saying Boost offers this, it's still not Sprint. Boost is Pre-Paid. Not Post-Paid. If you are an a...
Practically all of T-Mobiles subsribers stay with T-Mobile for the better customer service and plans.
De La Vega needs to understand this and implement this once the merger if and when it goes through.
by Shutting off the governments phone and internet
Verizon and Att to merger Tuesday
the "competition" argument...
AT&T: Don't you get it? Acquiring T-Mobile would not be anti competitive because T-Mobile is very little competition to AT&T. Our anti competitive actions over the past five years have already taken care of that.
You see. We have to kill them, so they survive.
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot....A Fee & Fee is so full of it.....