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AT&T Accuses FCC of Bias Against T-Mobile Acquisition

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Complete malarkey


Dec 1, 2011, 11:58 AM
"AT&T says the FCC's belief that AT&T will expand its LTE network beyond 80% of the population without acquiring T-Mobile is speculation."

Except, they will to compete with Verizon.

"AT&T says the FCC's belief that the merger won't create jobs is faulty, and points out that there's no way it can build out its planned LTE network without additional personnel."

AT&T will hire techs to do the build-out, and then lay them off once it's done. If they merged with T-Mobile, they would probably hire fewer new employees and lay off the same number upon completion. I don't see the job creation here.

"AT&T accuses the FCC of ignoring the spectrum issues at hand, and believes the acquisition will put AT&T and T-Mobile's spectrum assets to ...

Dec 1, 2011, 9:31 PM
TMo is going to have a workforce reduction regardless. They are not profitable at all. They have been being subsidized for years by DT. The sad part is everyone is up in arms about the acquisition but one way or the other that sinking ship called tmobile is going away.
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Dec 2, 2011, 3:35 AM
I recall reading recently that T-Mobile was actually profitable this last quarter. If I'm remembering that incorrectly, I am certain that things had definitely improved sales wise for them.

Dec 2, 2011, 6:03 PM
"They are not profitable at all."

Completely false. Even after their loss of customers this year, they still had a profit.

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