DOJ suing to stop AT&T/T-Mobile Merger


Good. Very good for T-Mobile customers. Extremely good for the At&T and T-Mobile employees that would have been laid off to make cash available for this merger. Good for Android and iPhone users who gobble up data with their phones and tablets.

AT&T needs to focus on upgrading their networks for their customers:

Yesterday a partially-redacted document (pdf) briefly appeared on the FCC website –accidentally posted by a law firm working for AT&T on the $39 billion T-Mobile deal (somewhere there’s a paralegal looking for work today). While AT&T engaged in damage control telling reporters that the document contained no new information — our review of the doc shows that’s simply not true. Data in the letter undermines AT&T’s primary justification for the massive deal, while highlighting how AT&T is willing to pay a huge premium simply to reduce competition and keep T-Mobile out of Sprint’s hands.

There is no damn reason an iPhone shouldn’t work in NYC. Yet if you talk to many AT&T iPhone users, all too often, they can’t stay on a call unless they stand in a specific spot in their apartment or at their office. Instead of upgrading their network for US$3.9b, AT&T rather buy T-Mobile for US$39b to knee cap growth opportunities for Sprint.