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AT&T Hints At Shared Data Plans In Near Future

AT&T Hints At Shared Data Plans In Near Future

Today, the last guest on the hot seat at the D9 Conference was AT&T CEO Ralph De La Vega. As expected, he was faced with questions regarding the T-Mobile acquisition and even an attempt to pry some information from him on the next iPhone. But perhaps most interesting to consumers, was De La Vega's confirmation of upcoming shared data plans.

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Sprint Asks FCC To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

Sprint Asks FCC To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

When AT&T announced its plans to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion, the most vocal opposition was third-place carrier Sprint. Very early on, Sprint warned U.S. regulators that the acquisition would "alter dramatically the structure of the communications industry" and said that AT&T and T-Mobile combined would be three times its own size. Today, Sprint officially filed a petition with the FCC to block the merger.

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AT&T Admits To FCC Its Network Unprepared For iPhone And iPad

AT&T Admits To FCC Its Network Unprepared For iPhone And iPad

AT&T officially filed with the FCC yesterday seeking approval for their acquisition of T-Mobile. Among the many reasons they gave, one that stood out was an admission that the current state of their network cannot handle the onslaught of iPhones, iPads, and other new smartphones and tablets. Thus, the T-Mobile acquisition is necessary to ensure an improved and stable network for customers. This may explain the controversy starting in February when new devices on the network seemed to have HSUPA intentionally disabled.

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T-Mobile To Launch Two New Unlimited Plans

T-Mobile To Launch Two New Unlimited Plans

Despite the fear that rung in our hearts that T-Mobile pricing would soon shoot up as a result of AT&T's acquisition plans, that doesn't seem to be the case---at least not yet. T-Mobile just confirmed two new unlimited plans that continue the carrier's competitive pricing tradition. The plans called "Even More" and "Even More Plus" offer unlimited voice calling, unlimited messaging, and unlimited data.

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SG Comics Presents: AT&T and T-Mobile

SG Comics Presents: AT&T and T-Mobile

AT&T made a big announcement this past weekend---on a Sunday of all days. The carrier has committed to purchasing T-Mobile for $39 billion, a deal that will take 12 months to complete. The acquisition is said to help more quickly expand AT&T's LTE network coverage. But merging the two largest GSM carriers in the US, leaves little room for competition.

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AT&T: We’d use T-Mo AWS spectrum for LTE plus double some 3G coverage

AT&T: We’d use T-Mo AWS spectrum for LTE plus double some 3G coverage

AT&T is doing its utmost this morning to convince investors, regulators and the general public that its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA is more than just a good idea for the carrier's shareholders. In the AT&T presentation [pdf link; see gallery after the cut], the carrier promises that AT&T and T-Mobile customers will see benefits within a year of the deal closing; that will include freeing up T-Mobile's 1700MHz AWS spectrum for AT&T to use for LTE roll-out.

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Sprint slates AT&T acquisition plans as T-Mo goes on down-low

Sprint slates AT&T acquisition plans as T-Mo goes on down-low

Sprint has demanded US regulators look closely at the proposed AT&T takeover of T-Mobile USA, warning that the deal would "alter dramatically the structure of the communications industry" and lead to a negative impact on "innovation and robust competition." If approved, Sprint says, the combined carrier would be three times its own size, and have hitherto unseen control over backhaul and other access systems. Meanwhile, T-Mobile has pulled out from an upcoming CTIA 2011 panel, pushing out a FAQ in which it attempts to placate customers confused by the acquisition news.

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AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA [What it directly means to me, an Android dude]

AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA [What it directly means to me, an Android dude]

In a move that's epic to say the least, it appears to be official that AT&T has committed to purchase T-Mobile USA from their current owners Deusche Telekom AG. This will be a cash-and-stock transaction that has been valued at right around $39 billion - or 8% of company ownership. This agreement has been approved by the FCC and will be a definite step up the the competition, namely Verizon Wireless who currently heads the US mobile communication market. Will this transition make this team a powerhouse that'll dominate the market instead? AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson hopes so, him noting in the press release below that this move will bring LTE to more than 294 million people in the USA.

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Dear Microsoft: HTC has the right idea

Dear Microsoft: HTC has the right idea

This week I’m meant to publish a review of the HTC One M8 with Windows, the Microsoft-embedded version of the Android original. Once I started using it, devoid of any special or alternate treatment for hardware, it became clear to me that I’d been mistaken: it’s the hardware, not the software, that’d driven me away in the past.

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