AT&T to buy T-Mobile

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  1. rworne macrumors 6502

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  2. Cutwolf macrumors 6502

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    Consolidation of the mobile carrier market is not a good thing.
     
  3. IrishTiger macrumors regular

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    I haven't read the articles about it - but ATT could possibly run TMobile as a separate entity, and just own it. I would imagine they would merge eventually. I have no idea about the SIM cards - but I assume since I know a few people with iPhones and TMobile sim cards that eventually it will be an authorized phone for them.
     
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    They bought them with plans on using them for their upcoming LTE (4G) expansion.
     
  5. Greg M macrumors 6502

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo

    I went to T-Mobile because of the value that they offer. I'd hate to loose that and be subject to AT&T's expensive rates.

    I hope the government steps in and doesn't allow this. We need more choice, not less.
     
  6. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Why can't people read the MR news before starting a thread that's irrelevant in this forum? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Cutwolf macrumors 6502

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    I'm not well-versed in antitrust law, but on the surface, it seems they could run into some problems.
     
  8. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not happy about loss of competition, but as an AT&T customer I am happy about the prospects for increasing coverage reach and density. Of course, we're looking at at least a year before this deal is approved and the networks adjusted to make this added coverage available to AT&T customers.
     
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