“The Justice Department is suing to prevent AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, saying the deal would raise prices and not help customers, despite AT&T’s claims it would improve service by giving it more spectrum to deploy for 4G and 3G services,” Galen Gruman reports InfoWorld.
“T-Mobile customers can breathe a sigh of relief, as they’re less likely to be absorbed into AT&T’s world of bad service. But ultimately, T-Mobile is a dying company,” Gruman reports. “Despite its slightly lower prices and a reasonable set of cellphones and Android smartphones, its contract-based customers are fleeing to Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and to a lesser extent Sprint, and its pay-as-you-go customers are looking more and more at the nation’s fifth largest carrier, Metro PCS.”
Gruman reports, “The iPhone is a big reason T-Mobile is dying. And if Sprint gains the iPhone in October, as the Wall Street Journal has reported, it will die even faster.”
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