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mflores66

Sep 12, 2011, 10:02 AM
Why is AT&T complaining about THEIR lack of innovation? that sounds like a ME problem from their point of view. One of the main reasons why they want to obtain T-Mobile is for their blazing fast 4G network. looks like their FINALLY wanting to begin offering different platforms (such as the almighty ANDROID) instead of relying on the very diluted IPHONE 3,4,5,6,7...etc.

Dont worry, im sure they'll eventually get it right !
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DMZ

Sep 12, 2011, 11:09 AM
What you have to understand about AT&T is that their primary business is and has always been MARKETING FIRST and foremost, technological innovation second. Just like IBM.
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mflores66

Sep 12, 2011, 12:27 PM
People are confident with a BRAND name that is familiar,popular, & global. thats why NIKE will always be more popular than any other shoe out there, no matter how ugly or corrupt that business is(8 yr olds makng shoes for $.60 a day & being sold for $130, disgusting) . Every kid during basketball season will want the newest NIKE shoe cuz Lebron, Wade, etc will endorse them..

EVERYTHING is revolved around GOOGLE these days, thats why I have the up most confidence in the Android platform to take off with even more popularity than it already has. T-MOBILE was the first carrier to have ANDROID & they are proud & confident with their innovation and the path that lays before them will b more successfull than any other OS in the future
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Slammer

Sep 12, 2011, 11:11 AM
---" Why is AT&T complaining about THEIR lack of innovation?"---

This has been my bone of contention for sometime. AT&T claims innovation will be stifled by not acquiring Tmobile. AT&T's innovation does not require another carrier. It has the girth, money, capital and control in it's power to do anything it wants in this area. It chooses not to. Realistically, with or without Tmobile, it is in the best position to innovate. Unfortunately, it only knows one thing. To use the subscriber money to buy out competition and pocket the rest. No innovation. They also have the spectrum and other assets to have built on their network years ago without the scrutinizing and questions they've gotten. Even then, they do minimal just to perceive improve...
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Kilya

Sep 12, 2011, 12:07 PM
Apperently you guys are a bit blind. 1. If AT&T was not trying to be innovative, why would they have made an exclusive contract with APPLE to get the iPhone for as long as they did. Other carriers had their shot before AT&T did and turned it down. Also not sure if you have noticed but AT&T's phone line up is currently about 75% smartphones with most of them being Android. AT&T has been carrying the Androids for over a year now when the started to get big. Currently, AT&T and Sprint are also the only carriers with 3D phones. Sounds innovative to me.
2. Now as far s T-Mobiles, "Blazing 4g speeds", have you ever seen on a T-Mobile phone it say 4G? Probably not, infact you have most likely seen it say H+, which is not 4G. T-Mobile’s...
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Slammer

Sep 12, 2011, 2:28 PM
Please step away from the AT&T podium. Your logic is as manipulative as AT&T's.

AT&T is claiming a loss of innovation without Tmobile.

Here's the problem with that and why it is their fault they don't innovate.

1) Adopting the iPhone was not an AT&T innovation. It was rather a chance decision based on Apple's marketing and sales pitch to AT&T and Apple's choice of carrier. Using the success of the iPhone as an argument for AT&T's benefit, is a displacement of reality. Simply put, AT&T got lucky with "Apple's" choice of carrier. However, for the sake of argument, if adopting the iPhone is considered "innovation", AT&T did this without Tmobile which is our point. A merge was not needed.

Also, taking on a selection of Android phon...
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Bales

Sep 12, 2011, 2:58 PM
Maybe I am just being notpicky but I fail to see the logic in some of your arguments.

1.) You claim that AT&T picking up the iPhone was not innovative. How is this any different than T-Mobile being the first carrier to launch Android? It was a huge risk and ultimately it paid off in the revenue department but destroyed the network so it could be said that it didn't pay off at all and was acutally detrimental. Also, please remember that Apple shopped carriers before signing a contract with AT&T and others passed on the opportunity.

2.) Please show me a link to proof that AT&T has plenty of spectrum left to use. I am not a network expert, nor do I claim to be, but I have never seen any reports on how much spectrum a carrier has and the c...
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NonBiasedRep

Sep 12, 2011, 4:13 PM
Thnx for speaking some of my thoughts while I didn't have to take the time to do so :-)
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Slammer

Sep 12, 2011, 4:47 PM
Offering new phones as innovative, is not ultimately a carrier feat but rather a boost, recepticle or hub for obtaining the said innovation. In the case of the Apple iPhone, there are speculations that carriers did turn down the iPhone. However, more credible sources say the iPhone was offered to only AT&T for two reasons:

1) Apple likes control and offering to multiple carriers could have caused a loss in specific direction of the base objective for their vertically integrated operation. A tighter reign on the product. This was a revolutionary product for the industry and Apple wanted no confusion. Simple and profitable.

2) is highly logical. Offer the new product on what standard was the most worldwidely used. GSM technology for wid...
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NonBiasedRep

Sep 12, 2011, 6:42 PM
Only part your forgetting is T-Mobile is getting dissolved whether or not AT&T acquires them...
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Slammer

Sep 12, 2011, 7:48 PM
Tmobile is a cop out. They simply threw in the towel. They probably could've revitalized their positioning by more aggressive internal shake up. Sprint has been in worse trouble. But with, tenacity and capable new management, they are slowly starting to turn things around.

But to digress, Tmobile has made the decision to move on. AT&T and Sprint are not the only choices for purchasing them. There are other possible options. Remember, It doesn't have to be a wireless carrier.

John B.
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mycool

Sep 13, 2011, 5:01 AM
Slammer said:
Tmobile is a cop out. They simply threw in the towel. They probably could've revitalized their positioning by more aggressive internal shake up. Sprint has been in worse trouble. But with, tenacity and capable new management, they are slowly starting to turn things around.

But to digress, Tmobile has made the decision to move on. AT&T and Sprint are not the only choices for purchasing them. There are other possible options. Remember, It doesn't have to be a wireless carrier.

John B.


I agree. They can easily be picked up by, well, pretty much anyone else. For example, Google. Or even just a VC firm looking for a good investment.

Hell, I think having a new powerhouse purchase them wo...
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Versed

Sep 13, 2011, 8:05 AM
I also agree with John that TMO basically gave up. The $35 billion or so they are getting from AT&T is being used to build up their european assets which is getting trounced by Vodafone, Orange and other carriers depending on country.
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mycool

Sep 12, 2011, 4:51 PM
Bales said:
2.) Please show me a link to proof that AT&T has plenty of spectrum left to use. I am not a network expert, nor do I claim to be, but I have never seen any reports on how much spectrum a carrier has and the capacity of said spectrum. Please link an articly for me so I can expand my understanding.


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