By: t-marco March 7th, 2012
T-Mobile USA and Sprint called on federal regulators to suspend an informal 180-day review period of Verizon Wireless’s bid for $3.9 billion worth of wireless airwaves from a group of cable-television companies.
In a letter written to the FCC, the companies and groups said that the FCC needed to force Verizon to submit unredacted documents that include information on “pricing, compensation and marketing strategies” that they say are needed for the FCC to make an informed decision on whether to allow the deal to go through.
By: t-marco September 19th, 2011
The acquisition of T-Mobile would make AT&T the largest carrier in the U.S. The company (AT&T) says the merger is necessary to accommodate the heavy data demands of its subscribers, and will also create jobs and bring coverage to rural areas. However, while AT&T might claim to have more states supporting it, most of the highly populated US states such as California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania are against the deal. The large numbers of consumers in those states are likely to hold some sway with the DoJ.
T-Mobie also released a new statement assuring that the deal will pass and the new T-Mobile will be part of AT&T.
If regulators reject the deal, AT&T must pay $3 billion to T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom as part of its pre-nup agreement with the wireless network. The carrier must also give T-Mobile free spectrum in some regions and reduce charges for T-Mobile customers who make calls to AT&T subscribers
By: t-marco September 6th, 2011
Sprint, the third-biggest U.S. wireless operator, announced on Tuesday that it has filed a lawsuit with a federal court in the U.S. District of Columbia in an effort to block AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom.
Sprint Vice Presidente of Litigation Susan Z. Haller said: “Sprint opposes AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile. With today’s legal action, we are continuing that advocacy on behalf of consumers and competition, and expect to contribute our expertise and resources in proving that the proposed transaction is illegal.”
here the official Statement :
By: t-marco July 11th, 2011
HTC just posted on its Facebook page that next August, it will start rolling out to unlock bootloaders of the newest devices like Sensation 4G and EVO 3D for Sprint. . The process is two-fold: first, HTC pushes a “maintenance release” to the phones, but this won’t mean a thing until step two — releasing the actual unlocking tool — is complete in early September.
“We wanted to provide an update on HTC’s progress with bringing bootloader unlocking to our newest phones. We know how excited some of you are for this capability, and we’ve put significant resources behind making this change as soon as possible. While we wish we could flip a simple switch and unlock all bootloaders across our device portfolio, this is actually a complex challenge that requires a new software build and extensive testing to deliver the best possible customer experience.
We’re thrilled to announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation, followed by the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile USA and the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. We’re in the testing phase for the unlocking capability now, and we expect it to be fully operational by early September for devices that have received the software updates. We’ll continue rolling out the unlocking capability over time to other devices as part of maintenance releases and new shipments.
HTC continues its commitment to unlocking bootloaders and supporting the developer community. Because of the importance of this community to us, please expect an update on this about every few weeks as we make progress toward launch. Thank you for your patience and continued support!”
By: t-marco July 1st, 2011
Just recently Skype announced the availability of making video calls on the new Skype 2.0 version but only for a few devices like Nexus S and Xperia Neo and Pro. Now, thanks to a user at XDA developers, we can have the same features on many devices, included Samsung Galaxy S ( Captivate in my case).
I tasted today and really works. You have to option of switch cameras from front to back.
If you guys want to try it here is the link (download here)
Another pic after the jump
By: t-marco June 7th, 2011
Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle, RIM, Yahoo and others, just signed a letter expressing their support for the idea that the merge will let AT&T build out its high-speed data networks across the country more quickly.
In the letter to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission filed late Monday, several Silicon Valley giants said a voracious necessity for smart phones, tablets and the apps they provide need more wireless spectrum to smoothly connect people online on the go.
What about the other side of the coin. Sprint CEO Daniel Hesse said that the deal would put his company in a position “to be acquired,” by making it more difficult for the company to compete, and eventually lead to a duopoly in telecommunications.
What a letter .. but, issing from the list of letter writers are Apple and Google. Why?
By: t-marco May 11th, 2011
Sprint is the first and one of the most important wireless companies that is against AT&T-T-Mobile acquisition. Sprint does not want the be way behind if the proccess passes FCC and be the third in place, only controlling less than 20% of the wireless industry. That is why Sprint has just used was this ad, mocking T-Mobile’s own recent ads featuring a brunette in a pink dress — mocking AT&T and Verizon as old, white balding men.
The ad, which features a cigar-smoking man in a similar pink dress, used the tagline “It makes sense if you don’t think about it,” and complains the deal will result in less innovation and higher prices. However, the ad — funded in part by Sprint and supported by groups like Public Knowledge and Media Access Project.
AT&T this morning heads before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights to defend their planned acquisition of T-Mobile.
We will wait to ear you AT&T.
By: t-marco March 30th, 2011
According with the Bloomberg report, AT&T defends its position of acquire T-Mobile USA will increase competition, improved voice and date and will bring iPhone 4 to the 39 million T-Mobile customers.
“This transaction is very instrumental,” Stephenson said. “Virtually on the day you close the deal, getting a 30 percent lift in capacity in New York City: that’s a significant improvement in call quality and data throughput.”
“This is an intensely competitive industry,” he said. “It is intense before we do this transaction, it will be intense after we do this transaction.”
AT&T said on March 20 it had agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG, in a deal that would combine the second- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless operators to create the country’s largest. The acquisition, which would leave three major national wireless players including Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp., is subject to regulatory approval.
Sprint, the third-largest U.S. wireless provider, said March 28 it would seek to have the deal blocked by U.S. agencies. The transaction is anti-competitive and would result in an industry dominated by two carriers, the company said.