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AT&T customers attempt to block T-Mobile merger

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Jul 25, 2011
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  1. Back in March it was announced that the second largest wireless provider, AT&T, would be acquiring 4th ranked T-Mobile USA to the tune of $39 billion. Pending the merger, AT&T…

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  2. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,600   +441

    If this can get verizon to lower their high prices, then go ahead and let them merge. Since I am a verizon user, it will benefit me as this leads to more potential competition for them. Customers will get better service from "Big Red" and probably see some better discounts on phones or hopefully cheaper, faster data plans.
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372   +17

    I highly doubt a merger would do anything for us besides bring prices more north. A duopoly would destroy the little competition and differentiation we have to begin with. And I just don't see it getting better after a merger considering we already see unnecessary price hikes and limitations.
  4. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 316

    I already left T-Mobile over this. It's not a "potential" merger; it's happening whether we like it or not and it's a terrible idea.

    All the fighting in the world isn't going to matter, because this is going to happen. All these folks are just wasting their breath.
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Like Zilpha said, this is happening no matter what. People, organizations, and companies against it are just wasting their time.

    All this, "review" and "regulation" is all bullshit. AT&T agreed to pay, what was it it again? 36 BILLION dollars to T-Mobile, if the deal never went through? Are you seriously telling me you would be willing to shell that amount of cash without being sure things are going to go as planned? I don't think so.

    AT&T has been around this country for more than a century. It currently holds the most governmental contracts for landlines, and it is the biggest telecommunications company on earth. They've got <I>the</I> money. Like it or not, this **** is going down.

    Besides, we are talking about America, where big corporations hold as much power as government (or vice-versa)...

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    here we go again..
    AT&T sucking up all the compatition.. I see it getting Monopolized again....
    I just wish they would get rid of the 2 YR contract thing Thats the one thing I hate... the stupid Contract stuff
  7. I don't care about T-Mobile, what I want is for ATT to stop capping my internet speed, get rid of this so much GB per month deal, quit lying that a internet speed upgrade is coming to my area(its been almost 10 years! quit lying about it!), and increase their internet speed and still make it cheap.

    please, for the love of god, break up att so we can get better internet speeds!

    It's ether Comcast or ATT for internet and anyone who thinks otherwise lives in a rual area with a local ISP. Break up ATT and comcast. we are below the top 10 fastest internet speeds in the world as a nation... its getting stupid here in the USA..

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