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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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Virgin Mobile Takes on T-Mobile AT&T Merger with Sexy Sparah Party Video

Virgin Mobile Takes on T-Mobile AT&T Merger with Sexy Sparah Party Video

It's time for Virgin Mobile's "Sparah" to take on T-Mobile and AT&T in an advertisement that not only paints the stark white backgrounds of T-Mobile, AT&T, Apple, and etcetera commercials black, they take T-Mobile and AT&T's characters down with them. Sparah is the name of Virgin Mobile USA's summer 2011 marketing campaign, one in which two supposed complete strangers have been lifted from obscurity to be manufactured into a celebrity couple to promote Virgin Mobile - Spencer Falls and Sarah Carroll. Apparently they're very popular and everyone in the celebrity world hates them or loves them or some combination of the two - now they're coming down on T-Mobile and AT&T with some sweet video action.

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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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Over 1M iPhones on T-Mobile USA

Over 1M iPhones on T-Mobile USA

AT&T made its plans to gobble up T-Mobile public back in March. The deal will cost AT&T $39 billion. Sprint is not happy at all about the purchase deal and has been pushing the FCC to block the acquisition, though it seems unlikely that a block will happen. Most suspect that Sprint is simply trying to force some limits on the merged company to make its position stronger in the market. AT&T and Verizon are the only two carriers that official have the iPhone on their networks with Verizon only having the iPhone 4.

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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 Gets More FCC Questioning About T-Mobile Acquisition

AT&T Gets More FCC Questioning About T-Mobile Acquisition

When AT&T first submitted its pitch to the FCC on why it needed to buy T-Mobile, they're general theme was that it would be better for customers. They claimed that their current network would not be able to sustain the impending influx of smartphone data traffic and that the acquisition of T-Mobile would boost network coverage and build-out. Well, now the FCC has shot back its first round of questions for AT&T's response.

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AT&T / T-Mobile Merger Getting No Rubber Stamps from Senate

AT&T / T-Mobile Merger Getting No Rubber Stamps from Senate

Yesterday, the US Senate held a hearing on the AT&T / T-Mobile merger, titled "Is Humpy-Dumpty Being Put Back Together Again?”. If the name is not enough indication, a quick perusal of the transcript show some major suspicions on the part of Senators towards the deal. Senators Herb Kohl (D-WI), Michael Lee (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Al Franken (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wanted explanations as to why this merger was necessary, and why they should allow AT&T to absorb a competitor, bringing them back to near-monopoly status.

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