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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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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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