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AT&T Responds to Justice Department Suit

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Top message:  AT&T responds to justice department lawsuit by mflores66   Sep 12, 2011, 10:02 AM

Replying to:  Re: AT&T responds to justice department lawsuit by Kilya   Sep 12, 2011, 12:07 PM

Re: AT&T responds to justice department lawsuit

by 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 phones was smart but not innovative. Android was being offered by all of the major carriers and of all the carriers, AT&T decided to jump on the bandwagon and when they did, took the liberty to lock them down more than the others so people would gravite towards the iPhone. That's not innovation, that's used car tactics that have been used for years.

2) Your claim for AT&T acquiring Tmobile for their infrastructure is a great attempt at placing smoke in the room. It, however, does not prove to be a reality. Technically, only a handful of Tmobile's infrastructure will in all probability, be useful to AT&T. Another sales tactic. Again, purchasing a carrier is not innovative as we've been discussing. AT&T has a respectable amount of spectrum which can and should be used for their directive before crying a shortage. They have an ample amount to expand in areas that have been shortchanged on reality.

Your 4G analogy stopped short when you brought the definition into play. You claim Tmobile's network is not worthy of 4G status and does not brand their devices as such. Yet AT&T's network is slower and pushes thier network as 4G. That is not innovation, it is a blatant lie to manipulate consumer sales and I lose respect for your support for AT&T if you back this practice.

This only validates my point that they use their size to create false hopes. This merge will not only be a detriment to AT&T subs, but also to consumers across the board in the industry.

John B.

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