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7 States Pile On Lawsuit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

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tether

Sep 16, 2011, 3:01 PM

Thank you States (& DoJ)! Now America Movil, PLEASE buy TMO!

I think this consolidation of T-Mobile into AT&T would be horrible for the U.S. consumer. You see it happening now that Verizon, ATT & Sprint all mirror what the others do. I really, really hope a powerhouse with deep pockets and hundreds of millions of customers worldwide like America Movil comes in and scoops up T-Mobile for a deal. With their 20 million current Tracfone, StraightTalk and Net10 customers & T-Mobile's 35 or so million it would instantly surpass Sprint as #3 carrier. With lots of cash & spectrum from ATT with the deal being squashed, AM could build out TMO's network dramatically & quickly & could catapult themselves into #1 position before long. I like the idea of an " big outsider" far larger than Verizon or ATT combined e...
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America Movil is a crap company. If they purchase T-Mobile they'll destroy it much more efficiently than AT&T could.
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This way too we keep our current 4 nationwide carriers & have some serious competition in the cellular market. With AM/TMO beating out Sprint at the get-go and likely to be nipping at the heels of ATT & Verizon shortly thereafter, we consumers would w...
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I think the best case scenario would be for a large land line carrier that does not currently have a cellular presence to buy T-Mobile. CenturyLink, maybe? They're currently listed as a dealer for VZW, but they could dump that.
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YouAresheeple

Sep 16, 2011, 3:54 PM

Open your eyes you sheeple

I find it interesting that nobody was up in arms when that whore of a company VZ was eating up its competition in rural america when they bought air touch, Alltel and many others just to name a few. The DOJ is owned and controlled by Verizon and Sprint has heavy influencers in that space as well. Were those mergers any different when it comes to a market by market monopoly? If they block this acquisition the FCC and DOJ have major lawsuits coming to them because of the free ride VZW has always had. The truth of it is that Tmobile is losing money and AT&T is one of the few companies that has the money to buy them. Nobody will loan Sprint the money as they lose money on anything they touch. D Telekom has said it needs to get rid of Tmobile and...
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I think it might have something to do with the fact and by ATT's own admission they don't need T-Mobile to bring LTE to 97% of Americans. And indeed they can do it allot cheaper than $39 billion.
In case you've forgotten, at&t did its best to block the Verizon / Alltel merger. Now, they want to buy out, not a regional carrier, but the 4th largest national carrier. The end result being at&t and Verizon controlling over 70% of the wireless marke...
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YouAresheeple said:
I find it interesting that nobody was up in arms when that whore of a company VZ was eating up its competition in rural america when they bought air touch, Alltel and many others just to name a few. The DOJ is o
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I think it also has something to do with the fact that T-Mobile and AT&T are the only large GSM cellular carriers left. There might be one or two small regional GSM carriers left, but if AT&T gets its mitts on T-Mobile, it will have pretty much a tota...
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What about Comcast? One of the few companies in the U.S. I think America Movil & Telefonica are possibilities outside the U.S.
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Exactly YouAresheeple same with the data issues on the topic above this. AT&T caps and then slows down data on unlimited plans, heck you would think they flew some airliners in the World Trade Center with all the hundreds of complaints over it. Some...
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YouAresheeple

Sep 16, 2011, 3:56 PM

Fair weather lawsuits

I find it interesting that nobody was up in arms when that whore of a company VZ was eating up its competition in rural america when they bought air touch, Alltel and many others just to name a few. The DOJ is owned and controlled by Verizon and Sprint has heavy influencers in that space as well. Were those mergers any different when it comes to a market by market monopoly? If they block this acquisition the FCC and DOJ have major lawsuits coming to them because of the free ride VZW has always had. The truth of it is that Tmobile is losing money and AT&T is one of the few companies that has the money to buy them. Nobody will loan Sprint the money as they lose money on anything they touch. D Telekom has said it needs to get rid of Tmobile and...
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In no way is this even comparable to Verizon's buy out of any of the companies that it has bought. AT&T and tmobile are very large companies and are cell phone carriers nationwide alltel was much smaller and all the other companies that went by the w...
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So enlighten me as to why you needed to make two topics with the exact same speech? Confused
I'm pretty sure that if the doj were "owned by Verizon" they wouldn't be suing to block this merger.
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I couldnt agree with you more, well said Very Happy
kazahani

Sep 17, 2011, 8:51 AM

The Obvious Solution:

Google buys T-mobile out from under AT&T.

There. I fixed it.
true but then people wwill complain about them getting all the good android phones lol
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