-chuckles- I agree the DoJ should stay out of “legal” business, they should just stay in the illegal gun running business. At least there they can tell the truth, nobody knew what was going on .
Don't all the other 'telecoms' basically buy their bandwidth from the handful of largest?
If ATT&T gobbled up T-Mobile, then the competition in the market would be much less, as ATT&T suddenly would sit on a 40+ (almost 50%) market share. This would have an impact on prices.. you already pay far far more than Europeans for your mobile phone service and it would not mean that the now 3 big mobile providers will invest in infrastructure to expand the system, which is much much needed.
Lack of competition does that as well as lack of regulation and legislation to encourage more competition. But despite the "over pricing" and sucky service, they still are one of the largest and T-Mobile is loosing customers hand over fist. The whole mobile service provider system could use a good shake.... like splitting up Verizon and ATT&T to create more competition.AT&T is overpriced and they pretty much do suck.
Last edited by PeteEU; 08-31-11 at 04:02 PM.
Are you talking about government intervention?The whole mobile service provider system could use a good shake.... like splitting up Verizon and ATT&T to create more competition.
Got a legal reason for such?
I don't care about the 5k jobs, but the health of the market. The less corporate control the better. Few mergers ever result in better consumer prices or innovations, but more market stagnation - and the telecom sector is relatively inflexible. People needs phones and communications, so demand is less responsive to price changes.