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.
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.
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....