AT&T Responds to Sprint Lawsuit
Sprint new motto:
Sad, just sad. Sprint is pathetic. All they care about is their own agenda and are no better than AT&T, Verizon or any other telecommunications company. By this reckoning should HP sue Google because they compete with Android? Should BMW sue Honda? Sue sue sue! Sounds like a bunch of greedy jews. Oh wait a minute!
Anyway Sprint is being anti-competitive. If they want more of the pie they need to improve their services. They can start by making better business decisions and stop abandoning technologies. They need to learn how to operate a business.
There's a reason why Verizon and AT&T have 100 million subs and Sprint has far less. That's because Sprint more or less sucks. Bitt...
Whats next, are they going to cry to the government that people shouldn't be allowed to churn off of them?
How did they get the money to buy the competition out?
It is called monopoly money, Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC) monopoly money. Look into it.
Do you think it just coincidence that two Baby Bells have swallowed up nearly every other major competitor in the domestic wireless industry?
Obviously they just had money all along and they pay people to join to make it look like there doing something right...
Yes, AT&T does, in effect, "pay people to join." AT&T buys subs by acquiring other carriers and by subsidizing the iPhone. (In the latter case, many people have become iPhone users despite AT&T. They like the iPhone but detest the carrier.)
NonBiasedRep said:You don't stay in buisness by pissing off all your customers.
Actually, "pissing off all your customers" yet staying in business has been a good practice when you are a monopolistic/oligopolistic giant in an industry with massive barriers to new entrant competition.
Fact is it could have been anybody and they would fight for it all the same.
There are solid arguements for both, but its about what side are you on? Its business, and right now Verizon is the biggest, why not AT&T?
And its the people who have power to just not patronize AT&T, so Its us that creates the Walmarts and monopolies/Duopolies...jeez, haven't you people seen that episode of south park? JK...
Its just so easy for smaller companies sell out in this economy as it is today, we are seeing mor...
Hypocritical you say?
Sprint is a business. They cast a legitimate bid on Tmobile when no one else was interested. No ATT. No Verizon. No one.Sprint never claimed "It is in the best interest for consumers and we need the spectrum for these consumers" They put a bid in to expand their competitve needs and services. This is exactly what most Sprint opponents(Haters) have been saying Sprint should be doing. I've seen it more times in these forums. Sprint need to this, Sprint needs to do that. Yet, when Sprint does, the ...
The hypocritical part: I was only making a point about going back and forth and if one says this (you), well then the other can say that...Your second paragraph: Agreed, a lot of people did say that then overlook the venture, but refer to the above, and that is probably why...Your third paragraph: Are you saying all ventures to gain are hypocritical, wouldn't you want to gain and eliminate competition, given the opportunity? We do this on a daily basis for everything. To do this ethically, I think is the challenge, but it's not hypocritical...
The last time I heard about Sprint trying to by TMO, was two years ago, at least. ATT didn't make their move until earlier this year and announced a few months ago. I dont know all the details as to why Sprint couldn't buy TMO but, im sure it had little to do with ATT, as people would like to believe. It more than likely, they didn't meet some criteria. So, people are upset that ATT put their bid in. As many people have said, time and time again,TMO will be sold one way or another...
It had nothing to do with ATT. That's the point. Deutche Telekom and Tmobile have been on again, off again in deciding whether to sell off. Nothing was serious nor amplified as solid. Only talk and rumors. No one took it seriously. Sprint "entertained" the thought and did correspond but only if DT would come to grips of the realization of sale.
Once the reality came, talks began. No one seemed interested and Sprint put in a legitimate bid of roughly 21 billion. ...
Now, I don't know about you, if I'm going to sell something and I haven't made an actual deal, I'm going to sell to whoever offers the most money, regardless of the their intent. We can speculate all day long about ATT's intent. They may have actually wanted TMO and never said anything until DT made it official. If a company is going to make a large purchase like this, they aren'...
Sprint's starting offer was of roughly 21 billion. By all logic, ATT offering a couple of billion more, should've grabbed Tmobile's attention and started the bargaining process. However, AT&T just throws out an offer almost twice the amount of Sprint's. Then throw in the bribery offerings of spectrum and break up fees if the merge isn't granted, ATT is spending quit...
You can't exactly call AT&T a monopoly just because they're the biggest. As long as there are other choices available even if they are fewer and farther between.
Again as a consumer you have a choice where you spend your money.
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