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Verizon backs AT&T in T-Mobile merger

Verizon backs AT&T in T-Mobile merger

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has spoken out in favor of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, describing the deal as "kind of like gravity" and arguing that, if it blocks it, the US government will need to be more active in its spectrum plans. Speaking at an investor conference this week, McAdam claimed "that match had to occur" MarketWatch reports, and warned that the involved parties "need to be very thoughtful on what the impacts would be to the overall industry if this is a way to regulate the industry without actually passing regulation."

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AT&T negotiating secret asset sales to save T-Mobile deal

AT&T negotiating secret asset sales to save T-Mobile deal

AT&T is in talks to sell off chunks of its spectrum and subscriber list, it's reported, as the carrier attempts to reduce potential barriers to its precarious T-Mobile USA acquisition plans. MetroPCS, Sprint, DISH Network, CenturyLink and Leap Wireless have all been approached by AT&T, two sources tell Bloomberg, with the carrier looking to slim down and, in the process, bypass complaints that the acquisition would be bad for competition and consumers.

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AT&T shuts down A-List Unlimited Calling feature

AT&T shuts down A-List Unlimited Calling feature

AT&T has confirmed discontinuing its A-List program after an internal memo was leaked, revealing that the feature would shut down today for new customers. Existing customers get to keep the feature as long as they remain on a qualifying plan. The A-List was launched nearly two years ago to compete against rival offerings such as T-Mobile's myFaves.

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AT&T faces US antitrust complaint over T-Mobile merger

AT&T faces US antitrust complaint over T-Mobile merger

AT&T may be working hard insisting that it's in users' best interest for the T-Mobile acquisition to go ahead, but it's a long way from convincing regulators. The Department of Justice has filed an antitrust complaint in an attempt to block the merger, Bloomberg reports, arguing that it would "substantially lessen competition" in the US wireless market. Meanwhile, the FCC has waded in as well, with chairman Julius Genachowski revealing that the agency also has "serious concerns" about the deal.

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AT&T Sues Law Firms Seeking To Block T-Mobile Deal

AT&T Sues Law Firms Seeking To Block T-Mobile Deal

AT&T is now suing the law firms that have been seeking to block the $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. Back in July, New York-based law firm Bursor & Fisher began a "Fight the Merger" campaign in which they encouraged AT&T customers to file arbitration cases against the carrier to challenge the merger. So far, the firm has already filed 26 arbitration demands and over 900 notices of dispute on behalf of AT&T customers.

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AT&T’s T-Mobile and Qualcomm deals get extra FCC attention [Updated]

AT&T’s T-Mobile and Qualcomm deals get extra FCC attention [Updated]

AT&T's bid to buy Qualcomm's 700MHz spectrum will come under renewed attention, with the news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) now intends to review both it and the carrier's intended acquisition of T-Mobile together. According to the FCC, "the best way to determine whether either or both of the proposed transactions serve the public interest is to consider them in a coordinated manner at this time" since it has "questions regarding AT&T's aggregation of spectrum throughout the nation, particularly in overlapping areas."

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Mock T-Mobile Commercials Poke Fun At AT&T Deal

Mock T-Mobile Commercials Poke Fun At AT&T Deal

The AT&T and T-Mobile deal heated up again today as Senator Herb Kohl issued a statement in strong opposition of the merger that was then promptly followed by a response from AT&T. The carrier claims that a majority of the public support their acquisition of T-Mobile, including dozens of government officials and millions of union workers. But the folks behind the following T-Mobile commercial parodies certainly don't, as they poke some fun at the situation.

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