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[cnet] AT&T customers try to block merger with T-Mobile

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The main argument in the arbitration request is that the merger will lead to higher prices and diminished service, which would harm consumers. The customers are asking that the merger be blocked or at the very least that certain requirements be put on the merger, such as AT&T divesting some wireless spectrum and stopping its practice of entering into exclusive contracts with handset makers.
The fight is coming at them from both directions.
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I don't really understand why AT&T is at it again, trying to absorb every company they can.

They were split up once, they will just be split up again.
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I don't really understand why AT&T is at it again, trying to absorb every company they can.

They were split up once, they will just be split up again.

I so very much doubt that AT&T will disappear off the map though. It is a larger company than Verizon.
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I really don't see this merger happening.
 
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I really don't see this merger happening.
I do, all major companies (which pretty much control the govnt), including Microsoft, sent mail to the FCC embracing the deal.
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I do, all major companies (which pretty much control the govnt), including Microsoft, sent mail to the FCC embracing the deal.
Yup. A large number of companies, congressmen, lobbyists, and AT&T shareholders want this deal to go through. This is pretty much a done deal.


I really wish that it was Sprint who was buying T-Mobile.
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Yup. A large number of companies, congressmen, lobbyists, and AT&T shareholders want this deal to go through. This is pretty much a done deal.


I really wish that it was Sprint who was buying T-Mobile.
Sprint needs it but oh well... Good luck to all haha.
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I do, all major companies (which pretty much control the govnt), including Microsoft, sent mail to the FCC embracing the deal.
Might wanna have a look at this then.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43865408...s-motley_fool/
 
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post #9 of 20
Diminished service? It can't get much worse. I'm about ready to file a suit for harassment on them as it is.
I hope this doesn't go through though, the more competition the better and I'm sure this will leave some people with ATT as their only option.
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How they hell do they think this will diminish service? More towers... more spectrum... better service... I don't want this as I have T-Mobile and they are cheap and have much better service in this area than sprint... otherwise i would be all over the EVO (although my HD2 w/ android is literally the exact same.. minus the HDMI port and maybe an 8mp cam?)
     
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