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FCC site lets you weigh in on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger

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FCC site lets you weigh in on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger
AT&T and T-Mobile would have us think that their combined force will usher in unprecedented LTE coverage and overall network quality. But consumers are pretty skeptical.

In our own survey of your opinions, 48.04% said that the deal smelled fishy, and another 27.81% were just sad to see T-Mobile go. Only 24.16% said that they were optimistic about the proposed GSM giant.

But now you can take your opinions straight to the FCC. The Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) allows you to post your opinion on a number of FCC-related issues. While we're not sure what effect it will have on the process, we can hope that regulators will use the overall sentiment to inform their decisions.

To submit your comments on the AT&T/T-Mobile deal, visit the FCC link below, and click on "11-65". At the moment, only 147 comments have been submitted. So regardless of where you stand on the issue, go ahead and exercise your right to free speech!

source: FCC via Android and Me

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posted on 01 May 2011, 13:56 3

1. madfinn (unregistered)

do not allow,took over montana they suk

posted on 01 May 2011, 14:37 4

2. majerwolf (unregistered)

Not a good idea. if this goes through, yea t-mobile makes money, but everybody else gets the cruddy end of the stick.

posted on 02 May 2011, 00:55 1

13. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

Actually, as a Sprint user, I hope it goes through because I think it will give Google the incentive to buy Sprint! Look at the signs, Google only allows Sprint numbers to be ported to Google Voice via the Nexus S.

posted on 02 May 2011, 09:51 1

14. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


posted on 03 May 2011, 12:55 1

22. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

Not really. Google wants in as a carrier. And with Sprint posting a net profit and record number of added subscribers, Sprint would be a great buy for them. Phones are the next PC, so Google wants to have some pull on the market and it also wants to best Apple. You have to remember that Apple basically controls AT&T.

posted on 01 May 2011, 14:43 2

3. syph3r (unregistered)

I wanted to file a complaint but was turned off because it says all information will be made public. If you didn't have to put in your name address and email, I think more people would file.

posted on 01 May 2011, 14:47 3

5. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

Put in First name only, name of street only, zip. That's what I did.

posted on 01 May 2011, 14:46 3

4. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

The deal is very fishy, they're just giving us the run around and no real explanation as to why this merger is taking place has been given. At least to the extent that I've read into this issue there has been no real reason.

posted on 01 May 2011, 15:42 4

6. Tpain (unregistered)

I do not believe in the monopoly Im a Tmobile customer and I love the service ans the quality. ATT is a closed minded company full of ambiguities and disorder. Att is a horrible problem solver corporation if Tmobilew sells I will go to verizon or sprint

posted on 01 May 2011, 16:12 4

7. joedog59 (unregistered)

tmo and att have history. they started using each others network way back in the early 2000's. tmo needed to grow their service on the west coast and att needed tmo's network on the east coast so since they have worked together in the past it makes sense that they would do this but tmo unfortunately can't compete with att even though they have talked alot of trash about them otherwise they wouldn't be selling out to them and tmo could obviously care less what happens to their own customers because they will be profiting 8% which means money talks. I read the other day where verizon said that they didn't need to buy sprint but they also said that they weren't interested in the iphone before they eventually brought it on board so you can bet that if this buyout with att/tmo goes through that verizon WILL be trying to buy sprint but if sprint can get the iphone they will survive very well on their own but if not then verizon and att monopolize both cdma and gsm but I'm telling you right now watch out for metro pcs.

posted on 02 May 2011, 09:55 1

15. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

will not happen, after the alltel purchase they reached the largest marketshare the fcc would allow. they actually had to sell off some of the markets that they gained from the alltel purchase.

posted on 02 May 2011, 17:15

20. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)

That was only in specific and limited markets. It had nothing to do with the size of verizon it was only about competition in areas with no other service provider. This deal will happen no matter what we do or say.

posted on 01 May 2011, 16:22 1

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I think T-Mobile did this to get free 3 billion$$$ from at&t since its obvious FCC wont allow this(Because: its owned by a non american company[legal issues], Duo Monopoly, not everyone can afford to be with At&t).

posted on 01 May 2011, 20:42

9. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)

i believe it will not go through too. But i just want to clarify that T-mobile is not as cheap as everyone thinks it is. i have t-mobile and i pay $190 a month with only one smartphone and 2 regular phones 1800 minutes and unlimited texting with 5 my faves. I recently found out my brother is paying less than i am on Verizon! he has 1 smartphone 2 regular phones with 1400 minutes unlimited texting and 10 faves instead of my 5 my faves. and he pays $160 a month!!! i have nothing extra that i am paying for either i called plenty of times but they tell me its all taxes and sucharges. WTF all this time i was thinking i had the cheap shit!!! screw T-mobile i hope this deal does not go through and than i really hope these basterds rot and die off!

posted on 01 May 2011, 21:00 2

11. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Ahahaha u got screwed, i got 2 smart phones 750 min, ulm txt and data for 140 but ive been a loyal customer and it got dropped to 120 w/fees.

posted on 03 May 2011, 00:03

21. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)

You actually have 15 faves if you compare it to the verizon setup. Also you really need to look into your minute usage to see if a current plan better fits your needs. Plans change all the time and become more competitive t-mobile can beat verizon into the ground on price no contest. You just dont know what your talking about with your own service. Also your brother is talking before taxes (unless he has a discount of some sort) and does not have equipment coverage (insurance). On a side note go into a store and ask for a plan that will save you money. They will do anything to lower your bill to help add lines or sell more smartphones. Customer Care will just confuse you because you dont know how your price works and they have cell phone language (something you clearly do not speak). One last thing... people always skim the truth on things they buy to seem like they have a better deal. Your brother sounds like he may be that person. Take a look at his bill look for discounts and other crap because his base plan for two lines is 120 that give his minutes and text 10 for the next add a line then 30 for internet on one phone that is 160 his fees and tax will drive that up another 20 to 180. unless he gets some amazing 20% discount per month. You can get 3000 minutes for three phones two of them can have web and all will have txt for 155 before tax plus 20 is 175. fuck fave numbers they are bullshit like rollover.

posted on 01 May 2011, 20:49 1

10. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

I weighed in with my opinion, but I know it's a done deal anyway. I really don't see any hope of the FCC stopping this scam.

posted on 01 May 2011, 23:31 1

12. swazirepair.com (unregistered)

I hope they do mabe we can have better sevre with t mobile

posted on 02 May 2011, 13:03

16. phone guy 101 (unregistered)

pyckvi, luis_lopez_351

posted on 02 May 2011, 13:05

17. phone guy 101 (unregistered)

this is for pyckvi, luis_lopez_351 sprint 3line all data unlind and text NO DATA CAP UNLIE TO ANY CELL WHILE ON SPRINT AND 1500 MIN 149.99

posted on 02 May 2011, 16:54

19. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

ill switch if that price you tell me is true but is it 3 wimax enabled smart phones?? if not then im not interested in sprints evdo rev 0/A 3G :) but good price.

posted on 02 May 2011, 16:52

18. btbotimtim (Posts: 257; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

I use even more plus 1500 + 1 additional line for 65 dollars.
and 2 lines use web2go unlimited for 10 dollars (total 20)
My phones are Behold 2(android) , HD7(windows7) and dLite.
I pay 85 dollars+fees. even more plus is no contract and no discount.
to get even more plus, I had to buy phones. i bought it on ebay.
htc hd7 was 200 and behold 2 was 75.

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