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AT&T yanks T-Mobile FCC bid, cops $4bn pre-emptive charges

AT&T yanks T-Mobile FCC bid, cops $4bn pre-emptive charges

AT&T has announced it is withdrawing its application to buy T-Mobile USA from the FCC, adding a $4bn charge to its Q4 2011 finances in anticipation of potential breakup fees, but insists that this isn't the end of its acquisition plans. Instead, the carrier says, it and Deutsche Telekom AG intend to "focus their continuing efforts on obtaining antitrust clearance for the transaction from the Department of Justice" and will re-attempt FCC approval after that has been achieved. Nonetheless, the addition of the hefty penalty charge is an ominous acknowledgement to investors that the deal is on very shaky ground.

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AT&T delays closing date for T-Mobile acquisition

AT&T delays closing date for T-Mobile acquisition

AT&T's bid to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion has been facing plenty of regulatory anti-trust scrutiny and now the target closing date for the acquisition has been pushed further back. Originally expected to complete by the first quarter of 2012, the merger is now estimated to complete sometime in the first half of next year, adding another 3 months to the time table.

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AT&T LTE Strategy Questions and Answers

AT&T LTE Strategy Questions and Answers

So you know that AT&T will be upgrading their "4G" network from HSPA+ to LTE, and you ask yourself: isn't that Verizon's 4G? My oh my, public, you've got a lot to learn about what 4G really is. AT&T aims to set you straight with a set of questions and answers, the questions asked by Sascha Segan over at PCMag and the answers come from the big blue globe itself. That's right, the entire company as a single brand answered questions this week, and here we're going to have a look at them. First up: what's the difference between 4G and 4G LTE?

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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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