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AT&T: FCC Can't Stop Us From Withdrawing T-Mobile Application

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AT&T on Friday defended its decision to withdraw its T-Mobile merger application from the Federal Communications Commission, and said the agency has "no right to stop us."

 

Wayne Watts, AT&T's senior executive vice president and general counsel, said in a statement that the company withdrew its application before the full FCC had a chance to vote on a proposal that would essentially reject the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile.

 

"It has since been reported that the FCC must approve this withdrawal. This is not accurate," Watts said. "The FCC's own rules give us this right and provide that the FCC 'will' grant any such withdrawal."

 

"We have every right to withdraw our merger from the FCC, and the FCC has no right to stop us," Watts continued. "Any suggestion the agency might do otherwise would be an abuse of procedure which we would immediately challenge in court."

 

The statement comes one day after AT&T announced that it would pull its merger application from the FCC and incur a $4 billion "break-up fee." AT&T, however, insisted the deal is not dead, and said it will instead focus on winning an antitrust lawsuit brought forth by the Department of Justice, which seeks to block the merger over competition concerns.

 

AT&T: FCC Can't Stop Us From Withdrawing T-Mobile Application | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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As many may already know, both Sprint and Verizon objected to the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. It would have nearly created a monopoly, and the worlds largest carrier. I was about 99% sure it would be blocked from the moment it was announced.

 

 

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As many may already know, both Sprint and Verizon objected to the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. It would have nearly created a monopoly, and the worlds largest carrier. I was about 99% sure it would be blocked from the moment it was announced.

 

 

 

so funny and true I never thought that deal had a chance as that would kill gsm based competition.

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I had AT&T for over three years and their service really went south in the last few years. They need to broken up permanently because they provide horrible service. :tdown:

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I had AT&T for over three years and their service really went south in the last few years. They need to broken up permanently because they provide horrible service. :tdown:

 

I have AT&T now, and I used to work for them. My mother said if I have noting nice to say, don't say anything at all.....

 

F that! I hate AT&T! The service sucks! Their commercials are full of lies, and very misleading. Supposed to be full time 4G, yet the connection is horrible.

 

The best part of all, Bush senior made them break up, only for Bush junior to allow them to come back and buy everything up again. Sounds like that was planned from day one if you ask me!

 

When I worked for them, there was fine print on our paperwork that we were told not to even mention to our customers. It basically said that the government can record all your data for national security purposes.

 

Then the iPhone monopoly was illegal too. Interesting how Verizon (formerly AT&T/Bell Atlantic) was the next in line to get the phone......

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If I'm reading this correctly....are they backing down from the merger? I hope so! If not, they must be stopped! I refuse to go to their crappy service and having to dump my current phone just to be able to use one of theirs! I've said it before and I'll say it again, if this merger goes through (even though I doubt it will), Sprint shall be seeing me real soon!

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I have AT&T now, and I used to work for them. My mother said if I have noting nice to say, don't say anything at all.....

 

F that! I hate AT&T! The service sucks! Their commercials are full of lies, and very misleading. Supposed to be full time 4G, yet the connection is horrible.

 

The best part of all, Bush senior made them break up, only for Bush junior to allow them to come back and buy everything up again. Sounds like that was planned from day one if you ask me!

 

When I worked for them, there was fine print on our paperwork that we were told not to even mention to our customers. It basically said that the government can record all your data for national security purposes.

 

Then the iPhone monopoly was illegal too. Interesting how Verizon (formerly AT&T/Bell Atlantic) was the next in line to get the phone......

 

LOL... Well whenever I called up and complained, they always said it was the phone, which really pissed me because I had three Blackberries with them (no refurbs either) and it was always the phone. :( After a while that line gets old, but what made me know that it was a lie is because service with my data card was just as crappy. Then I would mention that and they would say that several towers were down in my neighborhood, but yet it's my phone. lol

 

I also liked how they would say well we can only help you with coverage in your neighborhood regarding your data card and cell phone. Well if that's the case what's the point of having mobile devices?? :(

 

Data card service was a disaster then it got better for a while until the data card died on me and I thought great. I'll get a new one and my service will be faster. I had to cancel the contract early and switch to Verizon. Cell phone service was always so so, but got worse in the last year or so that I had them. And yeah their advertising is complete lies. The real kicker was being right by one of their ads and not being able to get service. :mad:

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LOL... Well whenever I called up and complained, they always said it was the phone, which really pissed me because I had three Blackberries with them (no refurbs either) and it was always the phone. :( After a while that line gets old, but what made me know that it was a lie is because service with my data card was just as crappy. Then I would mention that and they would say that several towers were down in my neighborhood, but yet it's my phone. lol

 

I also liked how they would say well we can only help you with coverage in your neighborhood regarding your data card and cell phone. Well if that's the case what's the point of having mobile devices?? :(

 

Data card service was a disaster then it got better for a while until the data card died on me and I thought great. I'll get a new one and my service will be faster. I had to cancel the contract early and switch to Verizon. Cell phone service was always so so, but got worse in the last year or so that I had them. And yeah their advertising is complete lies. The real kicker was being right by one of their ads and not being able to get service. :mad:

 

I have an HTC Inspire 4G, which is pretty much identical to my HTC Evo from Sprint. It has an HTC Mobile Hot Spot built in, but it only works over 3G, and the connection sucks sometime. Not only that, but AT&T has a data cap. You get 4GB per month, and I usually use 5-7. Once you go over, they slow your data down, but the meter still runs. Watch two or three YouTube videos, and you're at your data usage for the month

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I have an HTC Inspire 4G, which is pretty much identical to my HTC Evo from Sprint. It has an HTC Mobile Hot Spot built in, but it only works over 3G, and the connection sucks sometime. Not only that, but AT&T has a data cap. You get 4GB per month, and I usually use 5-7. Once you go over, they slow your data down, but the meter still runs. Watch two or three YouTube videos, and you're at your data usage for the month

 

That's terrible. I have the HTC Thunderbolt w/Verizon and have a capped plan at 5GB a month and I watch NHL games on the phone, and live on YouTube when I'm on the express bus unless I want to take a nap and that works out just fine. Once I get home, I hook up the phone to my wireless FiOS network and I shut off the wireless connection when not in use, this way the phone doesn't use any data when it's in sleep mode or whatever. I notice that I can still get text messages with the data shut off, and I don't need to know the exact second when an e-mail arrives or have up-to-the minute weather service on the phone, so that's how I conserve the battery and my data usage. We have wireless in the office here so I hook up the phone to that when I'm here. Of course I have 4G, so I get things done a lot quicker. I can even do streaming of hockey games on their 3G network if there isn't too much traffic on the network.

 

Not sure if you have battery problems with that phone, but that's how I've solved the battery "drainage" with this phone.

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