US Gov't files to block AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile
0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2011, 10:37 posted on
While IFA is heating up in Europe, huge news is happening stateside as the US government has filed to block AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile over anti-competitive concerns…
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4. brant (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
Amen... Now let hope this can actually stop it not just delay it.
26. bigdawg23 (Posts: 453; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Even if this stopped it won't lower prices. It won't be longer before Sprint drops unlimited. The only way prices will drop to what people want is stop using cell phones, and that ain't happening.
Everyone said when AT&T dropped Unlimited in June 2010 it was the end of them. They continue to grow and the iPhone is on VZW and rumored to be hitting T-Mo and Sprint.
If price was that important than Sprint and T-Mo would not be bleeding customers.
41. brant (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
Price is important it just not the only factor. If you think that only having two big companies with one middle size one is better then it is now your entitled to your opinion just like I am. I just happen to see how more carries in Europe leads to better prices and service for the consumer. Att buy tmobile is just one step further away for that.
38. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
it will be stopped... which i do not believe shud be allowed to happen... idk it is like google buying moto or hp buying palm... its a player in the game who's loosing and gets bought buy another player... the gov really shudnt block the deal if att has raised the funds and been successful as a company...
43. brant (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
This would be more like Google or Apple buying rim not Motorola.
90. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
not really.. tmobile wasn't on that much of a downline.. they were like moto which was declining slightly over time.. and its not like they provide much more to the market than moto does.. they offer service just like moto does and they are one of many just like moto...
110. fairly_mismatched (unregistered)
It's not like Google buying Moto at all. Google and Motorola were not in competing markets. Google is software/search (advertising?), Moto is hardware.
Even with HP buying Palm. What you essentially had was a hardware company acquiring software in the form of WebOS.
A more accurate analogy would be Google buying Bing. Which would be "search" buying "search" competitor.
20. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
"in higher prices, poorer quality services, fewer choices and fewer innovative products."
That is completely true, it is similar to Apple, if they are the only one selling, then there are higher prices, poorer quality services, fewer choices and fewer innovative products.
83. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
This has made my day! THANK GOD+ JESUS!
97. mannyfs (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
yeah i dont think anyone at all supports this, effff u ATT!
2. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)
I can just see Dan Hesse screaming "YES!" while fist pumping and doing cartwheels in joy.
44. wolfordtw (Posts: 16; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Lmao yeah I bet mr hesse was just caught beating off in his office
70. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Hesse is definitely the big winner in this outcome. Any AT&T-Mobile combination is basically dead going forward. If AT&T tries to fight the DOJ in the courts, it will be time to short the AT&T stock. They gambled and lost. Now T-Mobile gets to see if they can construct a business plan around the break-up fee and the other concessions AT&T had to put on the table to do the deal.
One other possible outcome is where Sprint picks up T-Mobile and gets access to the AT&T LTE network.... That would be the ultimate irony - Sprint f*cking AT&T.
16. GoWKing (unregistered)
Did you have to? The same article hit BGR. engadet, and tmonews hours ago.
21. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Its not my fault this website is late.
52. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
i gave u a thumbs up just because u had unnecessary thumbs downs. but i think hes trying to say that big news like this don't need tipping. And i agree. I'm sure they knew about this around the same time all the other tech reporting sites knew. If they found this news through you, they would have acknowledged your name or stated that it was tipped in the article. The tip button is mainly for news that you encountered yourself, not through other sites (especially other big tech sites who already posted articles on the matter). Not trying to rain on your parade but its there job to know these things asap and the odds of them finding this news through you is unlikely.
65. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Why would it be unlikely? Do you even know who i am?
I will answer that, NO.
As a site about tech, they should have posted this when tehy got the email this morning. It aint my fault like i said, i was trying to help out.
111. fairly_mismatched (unregistered)
The reciprocal could also be stated... do you even know who KEVIN is? My guess is no.
I honestly am not sure which is worse, beer muscles or internet muscles.
Sheesh, he even gave you a thumbs up...
22. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)
thanks for tipping this story here :-) this is the only site i like reading news on. i preffer here rather than phonedog phonescoop gsmarena etc
24. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Honestly me too. I like the set up. Plus i love all the Anti Apple talk. I love to see people bothered over a company they have no control of, lol.
Im wierd. I feed off haters.
56. GoWKing (unregistered)
No reason to thank him 4 taking credit 4 things he didnt do. The article wasnt tipped. He mite have submitted the tip but PA didnt find out by him
58. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)
-1 No need to be rude about it. Why does every post have to have drama in the comments? Just play nice lol. Who cares if he tipped or not... let him have his glory lol.
69. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Thank you oddmanout. I just made them aware that this story needed to be posted. i like using this site but they need to be more on point with the news.
When i say "i tipped" i was just messing around. This is obviously public record.
And who the f**k writes 4? It's for dumb ass.
A typo is one thing being ignorant is another.
Ok i feel better now. LOL.
66. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Who gives a f**k? They should have been posted this.
6. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Mann at&t just can't win, first your wife iPhone cheats on you with Verizon,now she prostituting for sprint and t mobile for nickels and dimes, what a hooker lol