The FCC has opened the comment period on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. Personally, I feel allowing the two to merge will likely improve service and network quality for most of us, at the expense of choice, and thus, pricing. We'll pay more, but get a better network, basically. I just asked the FCC to force AT&T to unlock all GSM phones locked to them as a condition of the merger approval, as, once the merger is complete, AT&T has no competitive reason for keeping them locked except to make us pay ridiculous international data and roaming charges, which is anticompetitive and bad for USA consumers. You can submit your own comment here. Look for docket number 11-65. If enough of us ask the FCC to mandate it, there is a chance it will happen! The FCC takes public consumer comments seriously and have responded to my comments previously.