AT&T Gives Up on T-Mobile Acquisition
AT&T today announced that it will cease attempts to purchase T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom. AT&T faulted the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission's moves to prevent the acquisition, saying that the spectrum crisis is still coming and this deal would have helped solve some of the resulting issues. AT&T said that it remains committed to its customers and "will continue to be aggressive in leading the mobile Internet revolution." AT&T charged the government with allowing free markets to work unencumbered by policy and asked it to quickly approve its acquisition of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm. AT&T announced in March its intent to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39.5 billion. AT&T said it will recognize a charge of $4 billion ($3 billion in cash, $1 billion in spectrum) for the fourth quarter of the year to cover break-up fees.
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.
Dish Seeking Cash for Possible T-Mobile Deal
Dish Networks is discussing loans of $10 to $15 billion with banks, reports the Wall Street Journal, which it would use to finance a merger with or acquisition of T-Mobile. Dish and T-Mobile are believed to be holding merger talks, though a deal is not imminent.
ATT has no right to use the word "agressive"!!!
Has Anyone Else Wondered this?
Do people forget that VZN began as one of the Baby Bells?
What I want to know now is...does anyone know the time frame on when I will be able to openly roam on AT&T's network?
What makes you think that the merger break up agreement will allow T-Mobile subs...
Good news but DT still doesn't want T-Mo
Now they Micro Merger
I called it four weeks ago...
Well, this is interesting. AT&T has just put out a press release announcing that AT&T and T-Mobile have withdrawn their nearly 1700 pending license transfer applications with the FCC and that AT&T will book a $4 billion charge this quarter for potential break up fees owed to T-Mobile. However, the press release also states that AT&T and T-Mobile will continue to seek anti trust clearance for the merger.
Hmm, the timing of the press release -- 2:30am on Thanksgiving morning -- is odd to say the least. Usually when companies do a weeken
wonder how their customers feel seeing their carrier throwing cash around lol
The AT&T-T-Mobile merger effectively ended in the wee hours on Thanksgiving morning. The days since have just been denouement. This is what I said that morning:
I think there was a long line of people who said it would not be allowed by the FCC or the DoJ since the buyout was announced and for the very reasons given.
So um yeah. congrats on getting it right several months later.
they better stick to their threat
We should all know it was an empty threat
To everyone here who said....