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  • T-Mobile Query

    06/28/2014 7:27:35 PM PDT · by bboop · 28 replies
    self | 6.28.2014 | self
    Looking to get Android cell phone on T-Mobile, maybe Google Nexus 5. Any thoughts about T-Mobile network reliability or Nexus 5? Thanks.
  • T-Mobile’s CEO: AT&T and Verizon Are ‘Raping You’

    06/19/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 55 replies
    Time ^ | June 19, 2014 | Laura Stampler
    Just the latest in John Legere's history of madcap soundbites T-Mobile CEO John Legere is hardly known for speaking delicately, but his most recent outburst, at a Wednesday press event, might take the proverbial profanity cake. Business Insider reports that Legere had harsh words for competitors AT&T and Verizon. “These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have,” he said. “The f—ers hate you.”
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.
  • T-Mobile Eliminates Contracts

    03/26/2013 7:22:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Matt Cantor
    T-Mobile is ditching a once-inescapable part of wireless life: the contract. The company had been offering contract-free plans as an option alongside two-year contracts, CNET reports; now, according to the T-Mobile website, contract plans are a thing of the past. An example of a new plan: For $50 a month, you get unlimited talk, texting, and web, plus 500MB of high-speed data. Unlimited high-speed data will run you $70 a month. But that's not the full picture: You've also got to pay for your phone without the subsidies normally associated with contract plans, which knock pricey phones (new models can...
  • T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Merge

    10/03/2012 2:57:33 PM PDT · by Heavyrunner · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/3/2012 | ANTON TROIANOVSKI AND ARCHIBALD PREUSCHAT
    T-Mobile USA will merge with smaller rival MetroPCS Communications Inc., a deal that would give the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier more scale as it tries to compete with the industry's leaders.
  • T-Mobile to Contribute $25,000 to Same-Sex Marriage Referendum Campaign

    08/20/2012 4:30:43 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 24 replies
    Bellvue Patch ^ | Aug 20 2012 | Venice Buhain
    Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA will support Washington's Referendum 74, which would affirm the legislatively backed same sex marriage law. Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA will support Washington's Referendum 74, the company announced Monday. The referendum, which would affirm the legislatively backed law that legalizes same-sex marriage, will be on the ballot in November. The company will contribute $25,000 to Washington United for Marriage, the group campaigning to pass the referendum, according to company officials.
  • AT&T to FCC over T-Mobile's job cuts: 'We told ya so'

    03/23/2012 3:05:44 PM PDT · by Altariel · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNET News ^ | March 23, 2012 | Marguerite Reardon
    AT&T is using T-Mobile's recent layoffs as an excuse to bash the Federal Communications Commission, and the agency's rejection of its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. On Friday AT&T's head of legislative affairs Jim Cicconi issued a statement offering a big fat "I told you so," to the FCC. T-Mobile recently announced it was laying off 1,900 workers in seven call centers around the country. Cicconi said in his statement that AT&T had planned to keep those very same call centers open if it had been allowed to merge with T-Mobile. Part of AT&T's argument for the merger...
  • FCC in uncharted terrain on AT&T-T-Mobile

    11/25/2011 10:03:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/11 | KIM HART
    Faced with an unprecedented turn of events, the Federal Communications Commission must figure out how to handle the AT&T/T-Mobile deal now that the companies have asked to withdraw their applications from the agency. AT&T and T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom asked the FCC on Wednesday night to dismiss their merger applications without prejudice, which means the companies would be free to refile an amended application at any time. The companies made clear that they plan to continue to fight to win approval from the Justice Department, either at trial or through a settlement. FCC officials have three options: • They can...
  • Woman charged $201,000 for phone bill

    10/18/2011 11:55:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | 10-18-2011 | CBS/AP
    Cue the outrage button. A South Florida woman got a shock when she opened a recent cell phone bill: she owed $201,000. Say what! It was no mistake. Celina Aarons has her two deaf-mute brothers on her plan. They communicate by texting and use their phones to watch videos. Normally, that's not a problem. Aarons has the appropriate data plan, and her bill is about $175. But her brothers spent two weeks in Canada and Aarons never changed to an international plan. Her brothers sent over 2,000 texts and also downloaded videos, sometimes racking up $2,000 in data charges. T-Mobile...
  • DoJ not meeting with members about AT&T

    09/20/2011 2:44:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 9/20/11 | TONY ROMM
    House Republicans should not expect a briefing soon from the Department of Justice on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, now that the agency is proceeding with a lawsuit to block the deal on antitrust grounds. The agency on Monday declined a request made earlier this month by Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, Greg Walden of Oregon and Joe Barton of Texas, key Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee. The lawmakers asked both DOJ and the FCC in a letter for a meeting so members could learn more about their proceedings. The lawmakers also said they had “specific concerns” at...
  • AT&T looking to make a deal with DOJ on T-Mobile (watch for the DNC payoff)

    09/02/2011 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 22 replies
    cnet ^ | 2 September 2011 | Marguerite Reardon
    AT&T could divest up to 25 percent of its T-Mobile's assets to keep its $39 billion bid to buy the No. 4 carrier alive, news service Reuters reported Friday. On Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department filed suit to block AT&T from buying T-Mobile USA, which is owned by the German phone company Deutsche Telekom. AT&T vowed to fight the lawsuit, but sources close to the deal who didn't want to be named, told Reuters that AT&T is also trying to line up more meetings with the DOJ to work out a deal. Officials at the DOJ said that they would...
  • Justice Department blocks AT&T-T-Mobile merger

    08/31/2011 8:05:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Justice Department is blocking AT&T’s $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices. The deal has faced tough opposition from consumer groups and No. 3 carrier Sprint since it was announced in March. AT&T could challenge the Justice Department’s action in court.
  • U.S. files to block AT&T bid for T-Mobile: source

    08/31/2011 8:04:59 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:59am EDT | Reuters
    The Obama administration on Wednesday filed to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of wireless rival T-Mobile USA ...
  • Has CA Public Utilities Commission Jumped on the ‘Media Reform’ Astroturf Bandwagon?

    07/22/2011 8:54:45 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 22nd | LibertyChick
    The media reform cabal is at it again. The same professional Soros-funded astroturfers who brought us Van Jones to demand “media justice” and SaveTheInternet and Net Neutrality have been focused on a new target. For months now, Free Press, Media Access Project, Public Knowledge, Consumers Union, and the New America Foundation have been thwarting the proposed merger of cell phone providers AT&T and T-Mobile, saying the move would raise prices for consumers and cost jobs. As the deal sits with the FCC, which just this week temporarily halted its review of the proposal, AT&T and T-Mobile have tried to reassure...
  • FCC temporarily halts review of AT&T merger with T-Mobile

    07/21/2011 6:24:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/21/11 | Cecilia Kang
    The Federal Communications Commission has stopped its 180-day review “shot clock” for AT&T’s proposed merger with T-Mobile, saying it needs more time to evaluate new information AT&T promises to deliver to the commission later this month.
  • AT&T gave cash to merger backers

    06/10/2011 8:10:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/10/11 | ELIZA KRIGMAN
    AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they’ve received big piles of AT&T’s cash. In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance, and the National Education Association have each issued public statements in support of the deal. The groups all say their public positions have nothing to do with the money they received from AT&T.
  • The 'Royals' Get Spoofed.

    04/16/2011 8:34:48 AM PDT · by chickadee · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/15/2011 | Mike Krumboltz
    We'll be the first to admit that the oh-so-serious nature of the Royal Wedding can be a bit much. Credit T-Mobile for finding a fun way to poke fun at the hype. The impending nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton get spoofed in this two-minute ad featuring look-alikes for Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth, Camilla, and, of course, the happy couple. (Video at link)
  • Mommy’s Home!

    03/30/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-30-11 | Pino
    In the news last week was the surprise acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T. NEW YORK/FRANKFURT, March 20 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc (T.N) struck a $39 billion deal to buy Deutsche Telekom AG’s (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile USA, to create a new U.S. mobile market leader and bolster its constrained network against a near insatiable appetite for videos and data from Apple iPhone and iPad users. The reaction was as big as the news with the largest reaction coming from those who claim that the merger will reduce choice and stifle competition. The newly formed corporation would boast the largest collection of cell...
  • Barbarians At The Gate

    03/24/2011 4:40:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 24, 2011 | Staff
    Commerce: Lawmakers, bureaucrats and busybody groups have expressed reservations about AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile. Why should a voluntary, peaceful agreement between private groups be any of their concern? AT&T, the country's second-largest wireless carrier, has agreed to buy T-Mobile, the fourth-largest, for $39 billion. The combined company would become the biggest wireless carrier in the nation, serving more than 40% of the cellphone market. But first, the deal must be OK'd by meddlesome legislators and useless regulators. The acquisition needs the approval of the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department, as well as the...