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AT&T should of known this was going to happen

Discussion in 'AT&T' started by multanii, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. multanii

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    U.S. Moves to Block AT&T Merger with T-Mobile - Yahoo! Finance

    The Justice Department filed a complaint on Wednesday to block AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, a deal that would create the largest carrier in the country and reshape the industry.

    I couldn't agree more with the Government on this. They should of nuked MaBell from orbit to be sure it was dead back in the da,. but seriously wireless prices in the US are high enough as it is. And who cares about them bringing back some call center jobs. They aren't all that and 5k isnt that many. Not worth letting them get away with this.
     

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    Man whatever happened to free market capitalism. Sprint needs to stop hatin.
     
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    hahaah its long dead. Competition is good for the consumer. Monopolies and oligopolies are bad for the consumer.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. This is excellent news for the consumer.

    Competition = Better pricing, better products, better advancement in technology for the consumer.
     
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    But couldn't this only be good new for the consumers who are with att? Shouldn't att customers support this buyout.
     
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    No. Absolutely not!

    I am a long time AT&T customer (Mar 17, 2001) over ten years now.

    I absolutely do NOT support this buy out.

    If AT&T can effectively reduce competition, then it will only be bad for AT&T customers. Prices will only go up -- even as costs go down. Why? Because there isn't enough competition to force prices to go down.


    It's how a competitive market works. If there are a lot of sellers of orange juice, then the price of orange juice drops to the lowest point possible -- such that all orange juice suppliers can still make a living.

    If there is only one orange juice supplier than the price goes up to whatever the supplier wants to charge. After all, where else are you going to go to buy?

    That's why we have antitrust laws.
     
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    I meant as far as reception wise wouldn't att be getting tmobiles attennas.
     
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    There's no such thing as a "free market" when it comes to publicly owned property. The spectrum & some of the property owned for the towers are owned by the public, and controlled by the FCC. ;)
     
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    I seem to remember an ArsTechnica article some weeks back where in something unrelated, AT&T admitted that it could build out its network to get similar coverage for about $3.2 Billion. About a tenth the cost of buying T-Mobile.

    So then, why is buying T-Mobile so important?

    Obvious answer: to consolidate power and eliminate competition.

    AT&T might spin it as: "we have more subscribers now". But that really is just another way of saying they eliminated a competitor and are closer to being able to abuse customers any way they want with impunity.

    Study the history of monopolies. Nothing good comes of them. Or if any good comes of them it is vastly outweighed by the bad.
     
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    Ma bell IS back. FAT and FED!!! and feeding off of more while delivering LESS!


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