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AT&T considering buying Dish Network to solve its spectrum woes

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Jan 2012, 18:57

Ironically, the company that at one time said it would be interested in T-Mobile if the AT&T deal failed, Dish Network, is now in the crosshairs of AT&T which is considering a purchase of the satellite television firm in order to add some much needed spectrum...

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posted on 17 Jan 2012, 19:08 3

1. aquariumdude (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

lol dont end up like the at&t and t mobile fiasco

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 14:24 2

11. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

That ended bad for att and tmobile but good fot tmobiles customers who proly wouldve left if the deal was done... and isnt att trying to buy the whole world...? It seems their desperate to own everycompany and creating more problems for them and their customers rather than deal with current ones.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 19:17

2. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

oh jesus, not more merger news....

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 19:41

3. Carlitos (Posts: 559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


posted on 17 Jan 2012, 20:02

4. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

That's just what AT&T does. Instead of solving their problems themselves, they buy another company to do it for them.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 20:51 5

5. Nathan (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

Verizon is doing the same but aren't getting the media attention.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 23:36 2

9. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Lol, funny. Considering Verizon spent billions developing their LTE network when others were still dabbling and talking about HSPDA+ which will be dead end tech come time LTE Advanced rolls out. Verizon played their cards well and while they are expensive they are pretty much on the bleeding edge of mobile phone network and will continue to lead the charge here in the US. Come on they bought their independence from their parent company last year and are in the black. Give it up to these guys, might be a bit dirty at times but that's why we have a voice to go after them. but they are doing their thing.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 21:55

6. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I have been fighting off AT&T U-verse for years, now, happy on Dish Network. Oh, the irony if this happens.....

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 22:36

7. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

what the !@#$ is wrong with them sheesh. sounds to me that Dish would most likely get with T-mobile and AT&T will wait till its final then try and take Dish anyone else think the same?

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 23:07

8. Tarkio (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

Unfortunately, I don't think that will work. As soon as Dish were to buy T Mobile, they would be a wireless carrier. So att would have to go thru the essentially the same process. And since it's failed already, they won't try it again.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 08:23 2

10. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

I hope this one goes away quickly. Dish wanted to form a partnership to get into mobile and had no intention of selling spectrum.

When all those dish+t-mo rumours were going around during the AT&T deal wiund-down i never have had the impression Dish have the capital to buy t-mo, or were looking to acquire a mobile company, but more form a partnership. I actually liked the idea of them getting with T-Mo to do LTE together - neither taking over the other, and using that Dish spectrum where it's most needed, and both getting a boost in subscribers and profits as a result.

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