Sprint Sues To Stop AT&T Purchase of T-Mobile
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.
Aug 7, 2019
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+. The company's super-flagship Note series for 2019 comes in two sizes: The Note10 packs a screen similar to the Note9 into a smaller body, while the Note10+ sports a larger display in a body similar in size to the Note9.
Aug 7, 2019
The Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G will be the first phone to support sub-6 GHz FDD 5G for T-Mobile and AT&T. However, the AT&T and T-Mobile versions will not support mmWave 5G that offers faster speeds in central areas of major cities, even though the Verizon version will support only mmWave 5G.
Aug 6, 2019
Sprint today announced that it will soon offer its first phone from OnePlus, and that it will be a 5G phone. Further details will be announced "soon".
Jul 26, 2019
The US Department of Justice has given its blessing to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Several conditions — including a comprehensive deal with Dish intended to create a small fourth national carrier — have satisfied the federal government's anti-trust concerns.
Jul 24, 2019
Samsung today released a statement that it will launch the Galaxy Fold in September, having improved the design to address issues that cropped up in multiple review units right before the original launch date in late April. Samsung has tweaked the design of the folding-display phone in four specific ways: "The top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has been extended beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed."
Sprint should be happy about the merger, unless they are liars.
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.
... 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.
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