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Justice Department Approves of T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger

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Yayyy, finally!!!. .

Jayshmay

Mar 6, 2013, 1:11 PM
Now, start combining spectrum!
More spectrum, more speed!!!
More competition for the bigger carriers too!
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WiWavelength

Mar 6, 2013, 1:20 PM
Jayshmay said:
Now, start combining spectrum!
More spectrum, more speed!!!
More competition for the bigger carriers too!


No, you do not understand the article. The DoJ does not approve mergers -- it only opposes them. And the DoJ has indicated that it does not object. On the other hand, the FCC has to approve license transfers, and the FCC has not approved anything yet.

AJ
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Jayshmay

Mar 6, 2013, 10:42 PM
Well, the FCC is taking too damn long!
The BIG two are all by themselves, and need some
competition!
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Jarahawk

Mar 7, 2013, 10:11 PM
This merger won't create a competitor for Verizon and AT&T.
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adam2106

Mar 11, 2013, 7:14 PM
It could. T-mobile has a low priced cost measure which makes people who want to spend less and have more valuable think twice about spending an extra $40 per month access charge for Verizon and other higher fees for AT&T.
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MarryTheNight

Mar 6, 2013, 3:14 PM
Now go and overtake Sprint for 3rd biggest wireless carrier!!
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sp_5015

Mar 6, 2013, 4:19 PM
That really might happen down the road. T-Mobile/MetroPCS and Softbank/Sprint might combine....
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Charles Bigelow

Mar 6, 2013, 5:39 PM
I would even pay admission to that circus once it opens to the public. VZW and AT&T would finally utilize all the spectrum they have been hogging for years to keep up. It would be a "madhouse"!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFCM6TZgTMI »
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Slammer

Mar 6, 2013, 6:04 PM
Jay,

I'm all for more competition but, I'm more in favor of consumers being ablle to have their voices heard. While the DOJ may have sped up their approval process by not filing any complaints, I fear they equally haven't taken the time to even listen to any complaints whatsoever.

This does not placate consumer advocacy.

John B.
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Zpike

Mar 7, 2013, 11:59 AM
But this is how we as consumers are. Some large corporation becomes a near monopoly and their practices become arrogant and border on abusive to their customers, while stifling innovation and holding back progress. We see nothing happening but the cow getting fatter, and we wonder, "where's the milk?'" Suddenly the big company becomes evil, and probably rightly so.

Then begins our quest find a Jack to climb the bean stalk and slay the evil giant and bring us back the golden goose. But we're really not concerned about Jack. It never crosses our mind that Jack is a lazy thief who is all to willing to exploit our Gigantasophobia and that he never intends to share the goose. Suddenly we wind up with a fat Jack who is living large off the gol...
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LegendOfSteve

Mar 7, 2013, 2:59 PM
That...that was beautiful...

Crying or Very sad
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Charles Bigelow

Mar 7, 2013, 9:39 PM
The hairs on the back of my neck all stood up at once! Will someone please give this person a round of applause and a bouquet of roses!
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adam2106

Mar 11, 2013, 7:13 PM
Keep in mind, this does not mean that it has been 100% approved. It still needs to pass more muster as well as shareholders.
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