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.
Mar 28, 2019
In two weeks, the LG G8 ThinQ will be offered by all major US carriers, with several offering major discounts at launch. This flagship phone from LG has a unique 3D depth camera on the front, supporting mid-air gestures, hand vein scanning, and 3D face scanning.
Feb 20, 2019
The tenth edition of Samsung's Galaxy S series of flagship phones includes, for the first time, four different models spanning a range of sizes and price points. Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 series today at an event in San Francisco.
Feb 20, 2019
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Fold, the company's first commercial phone with a flexible display that folds in half. Folded, it resembles a thick smartphone with 4.6-inch HD Super AMOLED display; unfolded, it approximates a tablet in size and form factor, with a 7.3" "Infinity Flex" Dynamic AMOLED display.
Feb 20, 2019
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series covers a wide range of prices, from $750 up to $1,600 for the best S10+, the Ceramic edition with 12 GB RAM and 1 TB storage. Although Samsung initially announced pricing only for the lowest-memory configuration of each S10 model, US carriers have now revealed additional details and deals, including pricing for the high-memory configurations, and monthly payment options.
Jan 16, 2019
Sprint this week became the last major US carrier to commit to ending its relationships with location aggregators, companies that resell phone location data, including real-time customer location. AT&T and T-Mobile last week pledged to cut off location aggregators in March, while Verizon has also told The Washington Post that it's working to end its location aggregator contracts.
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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