Home  ›  News  ›

Sprint Sues To Stop AT&T Purchase of T-Mobile

Article Comments  37  

Sep 6, 2011, 12:46 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Sep 6, 2011, 3:03 PM

Sprint today filed suit in federal court against AT&T and T-Mobile, seeking to block the companies' proposed merger. The suit is linked to the recently-filed Department of Justice case, also opposing the merger. Sprint has been a vocal opponent of the merger from the start, and has taken smaller legal actions at the state level, but this is the company's most aggressive action to date. Sprint cites three key arguments against the merger: 1. It would harm customers by raising prices and hindering innovation. 2. It would give control of three-quarters of the market to just two companies: AT&T and Verizon, creating a duopoly. 3. It would create too much opportunity for anti-competitive behavior that could harm Sprint and other, smaller carriers. Sprint's primary legal argument is based on the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914.

more info at Sprint »

Related

more news about:

Sprint
AT&T
T-Mobile
 

AD

Comments

This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.

justfinethanku

Sep 7, 2011, 9:57 AM

Sprint should be happy about the merger, unless they are liars.

Either Sprint is lying about the effect that the AT&T and T-Mobile merger will have on the public, or Dan Hess is a complete lunatic who has no idea how the markets work. Either way, it doesn't look good on sprint.

If the acquisition would lead to increased prices and lower quality products as the justice department has claimed, Sprint would be better off after the acquisition.

Sprint would be able to add subscribers, not lose them, because of AT&T's higher prices and lower quality.

If you think about it, Sprint should only oppose the acquisition-as it has- if it thought that the merger would put it in a worse position by increasing the competitive pressures that it already face.
justfinethanku said:
... If you think about it, Sprint should only oppose the acquisition-as it has- if it thought that the merger would put it in a worse position by increasing the competitive pressures that it already face.
...
(continues)
...
acdc1a

Sep 6, 2011, 12:55 PM

And Still...

Posted over an hour ago and still no one cares.
Actually, people do care about this. The idea of having a single GSM/WCDMA carrier on a national basis is concerning. I'm hoping that the DOJ and Sprint suits are successful in stopping what would be the Bell Telephone of the wireless world.
...
There are a couple of things that I still can't get my head around.

The first is that Sprint's biggest competitor in the budget rate plan with a contract cell phone business is ............................................. (wait for it)...............
(continues)
...
 
 
Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to news & reviews with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2019 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.