Lawmakers Want to Know Why DoJ Objected to AT&T/T-Mobile Deal
Don't get me wrong, if this deal is not for the best interest of the people, then the government needs to have a say so. But, I don't see a major issue with the deal, as long as the government over sees a fair transition that will beneficial to the consumers. That means that all parties involved should look at all facts and weigh in on them accordingly. The problem isn't so much the merger but, what stipulations the government will put in place for it to go through.
Will they look out for the consumer or...
1.) Consumer lose out. They will lose a variety of phones. HTC is primarily sold through T-Mobile. AT&t primarily beds with Apple although they have other devices, it's not likely they will focus on those at all.
2.) Price wise T-Mobile has pressured the others to lower their prices. With T-Mo out, there is no pressure.
3.)Jobs!!!!! Go to the mall. There are probably 2 T-mobile booths and 2 AT&T booths. With the Merger it's likely many Tmobile employees will lose their jobs, and only some of them will manage to find employment with AT&T. Not to mention the customer care groups, tech support, and service people who take care of the network. Just saying.
Secondly, this deal will only open up more opportunity for these same regional carriers to take TMO's place. This will also create more competition in this arena. Do you honestly think that once TMO is gone, no other company will take it's place? History is full of large national companies that have fallen for one reason or the other and one or two more rise to take its place.
Last, but not least, TMO employees will loose their jobs anyway. This has nothing to do with ATT buying them. If they sold it in parts to different carriers, TMO employees will still loose their jobs. This may be just ATT...
I wish a lot more on Phone Scoop would look at thngs from a consumer point of view.
oh, you mean the more successful OF the regional carriers... yea, theyre breaking down USCellular's doors to sell them replicas to the phones they sell the big 4 almost a full 6 months late... Metro and Cricket are not regional at all they both operate semi MVNO as carriers offering nationwide service and, for the record, no innovation there, because innovation is not cheap, thus must be subsidized, which they do not do as prepaid carriers.
Its possible, even likely that TMO employees will lose their jobs, but looking at ATT as a lesser evil just doesnt make sense. Seeing as they are the picture next to MONOPOLY in the dictionary despite having already ...
AT&T only would want to sell parts of Tmo it doesn't want... obviously. These lawsuits and DOJ/FCC actions will minimally force AT&T to sell MORE than it would otherwise like to, but will have to to improve, albeit inadequately, the impact on market competitiveness, i.e. DOJ/FCC will at least do some good to not let AT&T have totally its way.
As far as Verizon, it is quiet for obvious reasons: 1) if it complained too much, it might succeed in helping stop the buyout, which in turn, makes it impossible for Verizon to swallow Sprint. 2) i...
In reality, facts are not necessarily needed to pursue a lawsuit. Lawsuits are tools that can be used for many certain things. This particular lawsuit, is portrayed more as U.S. citizen concern for this merge and being utilized as a time flow restriction rather than total blockage. Thousands or even millions of people as myself, have written to voice their opinions and concerns against this merge. This prompts the DoJ that more time is needed to study the matter. The suit will act as a delay against both Tmobile and AT&T, which have been pushing to expedite the proceedings. The extra time will allow the evaluation of ...
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