Archive for September, 2011
The United States announced today that it is contesting the impending AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile merger under grounds that it violates its anti-trust rules. No doubt, that the merger will not be good news for the USA consumer, as less competition in the mobile market would mean higher prices for consumers.
Currently, the four major mobile carriers have the followign subscribers.
- Verizon — 106.3 million
- AT&T — 98.6 million
- T-Mobile — 33.6 million
- Sprint — 52.1 million
The combined AT&T/T-Mobile company would become the dominant US cellular carrier. The Obama administration has vowed to fight the merger and has indicated that the previous administration had not done enough in this area.
T-Mobile has also come under fire recently for a text message T-Mobile trivia game that it is promoting.