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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    If this went through there is still competition

    1. Verizon
    2. Sprint Nextel
    3. ATT

    In addition there are plenty of other prepaid/regional carriers to go with, monopoly my ass.
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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    If this went through there is still competition

    1. Verizon
    2. Sprint Nextel
    3. ATT

    In addition there are plenty of other prepaid/regional carriers to go with, monopoly my ass.
    How about Virgin?
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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    If this went through there is still competition

    1. Verizon
    2. Sprint Nextel
    3. ATT

    In addition there are plenty of other prepaid/regional carriers to go with, monopoly my ass.
    Sprint is a lot smaller than Verizon and AT&t, and smaller than T-Mobile on it's own. They'll basically be sitting there waiting for Verizon to buy them. The pre-paid carriers...well that's like saying a guy rebuilding engines in his garage competes with Ford. Theoretically, I suppose, but not really.

    I really don't have a vendetta against the merger, but I understand why the administration would want to stop it. It'll probably end up going through in some form anyway.


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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Something else to think about : allowing a few monoliths to control the vast majority of the market does not just reduce competition among existing companies. It also makes it more difficult for startups to get into the game. And startups contribute to innovation; especially in the tech sector.

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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Let's see what you said:

    "The purposes isn't to make sure competition stays alive but that commerce stays flowing the way the members of the commerce desire."

    How is what I stated wrong in the context of your quote?

    Or are you out of tricks once someone cites your own words you can't weasel out of?



    If you are using English, then I completely understand your point. I'm also correct in pointing out it's asinine. Now if you meant you were using another language that appears to look like English but really means something entirely different, please inform us of what you actually meant in your native tongue.

    I have a feeling you got pegged and you don't have a way to weasel out of this.
    Tell me, when I say the commerce clauses doesn't give this power and tell you its interest how can you be so ****ing stupid to get "government" in general can't do something? Why don't you stop lying about what I said?

    And frankly, giving me an opinion on what they should be interested in does not in any way mean anything, Dumbass.
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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How about Virgin?
    Virgin is prepaid

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Sprint is a lot smaller than Verizon and AT&t, and smaller than T-Mobile on it's own. They'll basically be sitting there waiting for Verizon to buy them.
    I agree in the market size but I dont think Verizon wont buy Sprint. They wont buy AT&T because it will cost too much money to convert the GSM network into CDMA, to this day the Sprint Nextel merger is still considered a bad idea on par with the Time Warner/AOL merger. In addition Sprint is more willing to take more risky customers than Verizon is.

    The pre-paid carriers...well that's like saying a guy rebuilding engines in his garage competes with Ford. Theoretically, I suppose, but not really.
    In away but the big boys still get their cut of the money from the prepaid guys because they use the big boys network.
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