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FCC approves AWS deal to Verizon as long as it goes to T-Mobile soon

0. phoneArena 24 Aug 2012, 13:55 posted on

The Federal Communications Commission officially approved Verizon's bid to buy a large amount of AWS spectrum from cable companies yesterday. This paves the way for the spectrum to be moved along to T-Mobile...

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posted on 24 Aug 2012, 14:04 3

1. dcgore (Posts: 203; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Glad spectrum is going to tmo.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 15:00 2

2. MATOZ (Posts: 71; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Smell like a LTE coming up for Tmobile in near future... hope so.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 15:01

3. JGuinan007 (Posts: 626; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Why does the FCC keep giving things to T-mobile?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 16:03

4. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


Actually Verizon offered to sell some spectrum if the deal was approved but T-Mobile complained to the FCC so Verizon came back with offering T-Mobile some of the spectrum it was trying to acquire along with selling some as well.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 22:01

6. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


For the same reason that AT&T was stopped from acquiring T-Mobile. Without T-Mobile, the major carriers would be only AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. And seeing as Sprint is not doing so well, AT&T and Verizon would have a choke hold on the mobile industry, making it easier to form a monopoly of sorts. Or maybe not.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 16:28

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


T-Mobile & Verizon 4 Life! ;D

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