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FCC Slaps Protective Order on AT&T / T-Mobile Documents

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IT IS AT&T's PEROGATIVE

Vincent513

Apr 27, 2011, 7:23 PM
If AT&T has $39 billion to acquire t-mobile it's between the two companies... Sprint needs to focus on how it can become greater... I don't understand why ppl stick their nose in someone's business... Why hate AT&T and this proposed deal?? what if it was Verizon buying t-mobile or Sprint buying T-mobile ?? It's not about making competition less by t-mobile being gone... it's that Sprint is basing it on number of subscribers.. ATT already has more customers than sprint..
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CellStudent

Apr 27, 2011, 8:57 PM
Vincent513 said:
If AT&T has $39 billion to acquire t-mobile it's between the two companies... I don't understand why ppl stick their nose in someone's business...

When the results are trending towards a monopoly, oligarchy, or cartel- it is everybody's business!

If they don't want t be subject to government regulations, they shouldn't try to consolidate an already not-sufficiently-competitive industry.
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Jayshmay

Apr 28, 2011, 2:27 AM
What the heck does "oligarchy" mean???
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GeeksAreBest

Apr 28, 2011, 8:47 AM
It's used more for a form of gov't definition but it kind of works. Oligarchy is absolute power that rests in the hands of a small hand full of people. (Think along the lines of Monarchy but there's no King or Queen, everyone has the shared power.)
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Troll-Bait

Apr 29, 2011, 9:15 AM
Oh, so you mean like having the government make descisions for your business?
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Caucasian

Apr 29, 2011, 3:14 PM
You're accusing out Government of having only a handful of people making decisions? I'd say the opposite in that we have too many "chiefs" and not enough "indians".

This will ultimately end up with influence by more than just the FCC, the Supreme Court, Congress, etc.

Or would you trust only AT&T along side Verizon and Sprint to serve so much of something the Government is now deeming a "necessity"? Neither is perfect, and I trust neither entirely, but I do not believe removing a choice in service is going to be for the benefit of the American consumer. If it was purchased by another party, not already inside of the industry, with capital to give them a boost, and get a stronger network rollout into other areas they dont have service, ...
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macosx

Apr 27, 2011, 9:03 PM
I agree with vincents perspective on this, I have ATT and i can say it has it's up and downs. For one the cost is substantial. For example on the cheapest att iphone family plan I pay me and my wifes iphone4 total is $160 a month. I know it is rediculous, but you get what you pay for. I have never dropped a call,(Texas),Yes I know it is one state, but it even works in the bay near south padre island, and thats because it is the only carrier that has service out there, all the other chaps that have sprint,t-mobile,verizon, have no service.. thats when i hand them my phone and say..."want to use a phone that works"? Razz This debate over duopoly with att and verizon is just absolute rubbish. We have so many carriers to chose from..What about C...
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iDont Care

Apr 27, 2011, 9:53 PM
macosx said:
I agree with vincents perspective on this, I have ATT and i can say it has it's up and downs. For one the cost is substantial. For example on the cheapest att iphone family plan I pay me and my wifes iphone4 total is $160 a month. I know it is rediculous, but you get what you pay for. ?


It's not that bad of a deal if you got the Family Messaging Unlimited with Mobile to Any Mobile Calling feature. I have the 3,000 minute family plan on T-Mo with 2 myTouch 4G's and pay about the same amount after the taxes.

After the this merger/acquisition thing I got to thinking what if us T-Mo subs were forced to choose a plan and the 700 minute family plan with family msg unlimted with mobile to any mob...
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carmodboy99

Apr 27, 2011, 9:57 PM
macosx said:
it even works in the bay near south padre island, and thats because it is the only carrier that has service out there, all the other chaps that have sprint,t-mobile,verizon, have no service.. thats when i hand them my phone and say..."want to use a phone that works"?

How are you saying there are options at the same time that youre saying its the only carrier that works there??? I dont believe that you dont work with or for ATT not for one second.
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Troll-Bait

Apr 29, 2011, 9:20 AM
So, you are saying that, even with NO merger, AT&T still has an edge on the competition in that area?

Whats going to change after the merger then?

Maybe the competitors will focus on being... competitive???
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Azeron

Apr 27, 2011, 10:38 PM
If it is 'rubbish' as you say then you will be proven right. But you won't convince me.
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Caucasian

Apr 29, 2011, 3:34 PM
Those are niche markets not to mention that Virgin is owned by Sprint.

The biggest thing is the exclusion of choice, we will be losing a NATIONAL provider, one of few. This is bad any way you look at it.
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Azeron

Apr 27, 2011, 10:36 PM
Are you high?
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pickles

Apr 27, 2011, 11:47 PM
Vincent513 said:
It's not about making competition less by t-mobile being gone...


YES that is EXACTLY what AT&T is trying to do. Go read a book or something dude.
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rarodrig26

Apr 28, 2011, 1:58 PM
Copied this from my other post..but it seems to apply equally to you:

How is a major shift in the landscape of the American cell phone market not Sprint's business?? Oh i know..cuz you are retard..smh.
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Vincent513

Apr 28, 2011, 3:04 PM
No ur mom is a retard... if u spent $500 to buy a hooker then it would be my business... if u want to put it that way... **** sprint and **** u... That funny the FCC blocked sprint from reviewing any AT&T/T-MOBILE documents... so apparently it's not their business... go have a baby by sprint !!!!
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rarodrig26

Apr 28, 2011, 4:47 PM
Wow lol..i dont even know what to say. Thanks for showing everyone why we should never take you seriously again tho. lmfao.
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Versed

Apr 28, 2011, 7:16 PM
Thats because he calls everyone a fanboi who disagree's with him. But he's the King of Fanboi's.
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freekazoid88

Apr 29, 2011, 10:23 AM
wowow!!! Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised
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Caucasian

Apr 29, 2011, 3:51 PM
Businesses do not get the rights of individual people. You cannot compare a Corporation to John Q. Public.

When a business gets too large the government not only can, but has, pulled the companies apart. They would be creating one of these so-called behemoths at the cost of tax dollars (time to approve this counts, and it will cost a fortune, nothing in the government is cheap), only to turn around in a short amount of time (I would wager less than a decade), and waste huge amounts of tax dollars again tearing it apart to make sure the market remains competitive.

This is silly to do, and should never be allowed. Sprint shouldn't be allowed to buy it either, the entity needs to remain owned by some other entity, not someone already in ...
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