Blocked AT&T, T-Mobile Deal May Be Bad For Smaller Rivals

The failure of AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile may ultimately spell a bleaker future for smaller wireless carriers in the U.S., analyst have reportedly suggested.
According to Reuters, the comments come from analyst of the firms William Blair and Moody’s.
William Blair analyst Jim Breen suggests that T-Mobile will “emerge as a stronger, more formidable competitor once the uncertainty of the merger has elapsed and its network quality is enhanced via the acquisition of the …

AT&T Sets Aside $4Bn For T-Mobile Deal Breakup Fee

In a sign it is preparing for a possible failure of its proposed merger with T-Mobile, AT&T revealed on Thursday that it is setting aside $4 billion for its deal termination fee.
The allotment will be taken from the company’s current quarter in the form of a pretax accounting charge.
AT&T has set its sight on an acquisition of Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile in a $39 billion deal.
If it pushes through, it will create what would arguably be the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. by …

US FCC Boss Contests AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has put up another hurdle against the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile.
According to reports, U.S. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has circulated a draft order to fellow commissioners of the government agency on Tuesday.
In the draft order, Genachowski suggested that AT&T’s planned $39 billion merger with T-Mobile be reviewed by an administrative law judge.
Observers note that the move, although not explicitly saying it …

T-Mobile To Sell Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

 

T-Mobile will release the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus on November 16. Image:

T-Mobile announced on Thursday that it will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus beginning next week.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be the latest addition to T-Mobile’s tablet portfolio which includes the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, the T-Mobile G-Slate, The T-Mobile Springboard, and the Dell Streak 7.
T-Mobile Vice President Jeremy Korst said in that “Consumers …

T-Mobile Sad Apple Snubbed Their iPhone Request

T-Mobile appears to be hurt that Apple has snubbed their request to offer the sought after iPhone to their subscribers.

T-Mobile is feeling hurt that it doesn’t have the iPhone in its lineup.

Just how hurt is T-Mobile? Pretty much, it seems, if you read a recent statement coming from the T-Mobile Media Relations team.
The statement did not announce any new phones or announce any new service. In fact, this latest press release from T-Mobile sort of feels like its only purpose is to tell …

Florida Woman Bill Shocked After Receiving $201,000 Bill From T-Mobile

A Florida woman is now fast becoming the perfect and most well-known example of “bill shock” after receiving a phone bill from T-Mobile amounting to over $201,000.

A Florida woman, Celina Aarons, got a shocking $201,000 bill from T-Mobile. Image: WSVN

The bill was no accident and T-Mobile has verified that it is accurate, reports say, and Celina Aarons should have been legally required to pay it.
We say should here because T-Mobile is said to have been kind enough to lower the $201,000 …

Samsung Exhibit II 4G To Hit T-Mobile USA Shelves

US telecoms carrier T-Mobile is prepping up a successor to its relatively new Samsung Exhibit 4G offering.
The Samsung Exhibit II 4G, a rebranded Samsung Galaxy W for T-Mobile USA, will distinctively drop the hardware home button of its predecessor for a set of four capacitive soft keys.
Apart from the change in navigational buttons, the Exhibit II 4G will still offer similar technical specifications that include a 3.7-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution screen.
The handset also offers …

FCC Wants AT&T To Detail How T-Mobile Merger Will Generate More Jobs

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is asking AT&T to detail how its merger with T-Mobile will produce more jobs. Image: MJ-Davies / Flickr (CC)

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is requesting that AT&T give it more details about its argument that its planned merger with T-Mobile will generate more jobs.
The move by the FCC came on Thursday via a letter sent by the agency to AT&T lead lawyer Rick Rosen, a report from Reuters details.
According to the report, …

T-Mobile Adds SpringBoard With Google, Galaxy Tab 10.1 To Tablet Stable

T-Mobile just added two new 4G tablets to its slate stable, the SpringBoard With Google and the Samsung flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1.

T-Mobile has announced the SpringBoard with Google and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets.

First up, we have the SpringBoard which T-Mobile says is one of its “most affordable tablets”. No details about pricing has been revealed but reports note that it would probably be priced at $199 or below, pricing it the same as the Kindle Fire and the Lenovo A1.
T-Mobile …

AT&T Wants Sprint Lawsuit To Block T-Mobile Merger Dismissed

AT&T wants the lawsuits of its rival Sprint and a smaller rival Cellular South trying to block its merger with T-Mobile to be rejected by a U.S. judge, reports from Reuters and The Associated Press say.

AT&T wants the antitrust lawsuits of Sprint and C Spire Wireless (Cellular South) against its planned acquisition of T-Mobile to be dismissed. Image: cafemama / Flickr (CC)

Sprint and Cellular South (which is now C Spire Wireless) have filed antitrust lawsuits against the planned …