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AT&T: 12 More LTE Markets Launching Soon

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So you lied?

terryjohnson16

Mar 12, 2012, 9:05 AM
AT&T, you said you needed T-Mobile to even come close to what Verizon is offering currently, yet, you said by the end of 2013, you will have nearly 200 pops covered?

Shame on you? We didn't know you were such a blue liar.
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AtTheMet

Mar 13, 2012, 1:19 PM
terryjohnson16 said:
AT&T, you said you needed T-Mobile to even come close to what Verizon is offering currently, yet, you said by the end of 2013, you will have nearly 200 pops covered?

Shame on you? We didn't know you were such a blue liar.


They didn't lie. VZW has twice the amount of spectrum compared to AT&T. It is like put a Pitbull against and Chiwawah
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T Bone

Mar 13, 2012, 2:03 PM
You say this every single time an announcement of at&t expanding its LTE footprint is announced, but repeition doesn't make a misrepresentatio true.
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WiWavelength

Mar 13, 2012, 4:12 PM
T Bone said:
You say this every single time an announcement of at&t expanding its LTE footprint is announced, but repeition doesn't make a misrepresentatio true.


Are you talking about Terry or AT&T?

AT&T long claimed that it *could not* deploy LTE to many rural areas unless it were allowed to acquire T-Mobile. That was a gross "misrepresentation" that AT&T tried to make true through "repetition." And I solidly refuted that distortion within weeks of the merger announcement.

The truth was that AT&T internally decided of its own volition that it *would not* deploy LTE to many rural areas unless it were allowed to acquire T-Mobile.

That AT&T tried to pass off its own choice as a necessary condition...
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T Bone

Mar 13, 2012, 4:58 PM
"AT&T long claimed that it *could not* deploy LTE to many rural areas unless it were allowed to acquire T-Mobile"

Except that you are forgetting that at&t has ALREADY found alternative routes to get some of the spectrum it needs, which is part of the reason why they decided to drop the T-Mobile merger.


And saying 'we won't be able to build evetywhere' is quite different from saying that 'we will never be able to build in even a single market anywhere in this country from now until the heat death of the universe.'

Which is the interpretation you are giving it.


It is in fact TRUE that at&t is crunched for spectrum, and that Verizon has more than twice as much spectrum as at&t to serve roughly the same number of customers, and V...
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WiWavelength

Mar 13, 2012, 7:02 PM
T Bone said:
Except that you are forgetting that at&t has ALREADY found alternative routes to get some of the spectrum it needs, which is part of the reason why they decided to drop the T-Mobile merger.


No, I am not "forgetting." Please point to these other "alternative routes." Are you referring to the Qualcomm Lower 700 MHz D/E block acquisition?

Regardless, that is not really "part of the reason why they decided to drop the T-Mobile merger." AT&T abandoned the merger because it came to the stark realization that it lacked the factual, ethical, or legal high ground, that its misinformation and faux populist ideals were not going to succeed in pulling the wool over the public's eyes.

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Joshmo

Mar 14, 2012, 3:17 PM
except your whole arguement is that AT&T lied about their capacity because they're adding markets to their LTE network.

AT&T stated that they would not be able to deploy LTE in rural markets without Tmo's help.

I wouldn't consider any of those markets rural.
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WiWavelength

Mar 14, 2012, 5:05 PM
Joshmo said:
except your whole arguement is that AT&T lied about their capacity because they're adding markets to their LTE network.


No, that was not my contention at all.

Terry does have his stats mixed up. But I replied to T Bone's comment about "misrepresentation" that the same, poetically enough, could be said for AT&T in its merger efforts.

Joshmo said:
AT&T stated that they would not be able to deploy LTE in rural markets without Tmo's help.


And AT&T's assertion about T-Mobile spectrum and rural LTE has been proven false.

Joshmo said:
I wouldn't consider any of those markets rural.


Nor would I.

AJ
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