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    Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Pretty simple question. Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Yes, they should be allowed.

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    No, they should not be allowed.




    I myself believe they should not be allowed to merge for several reasons, if the merger takes place there would be one less choice in the marketplace, large numbers of employees/departments/retailer stores will be eliminated due to redundancy and one of these companies already fits in the too big to fail category.

    Sorry if there is already a thread on this, I could not seem to find one.

    Edit: I do thank you for your time.
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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    Pretty simple question. Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Yes, they should be allowed.

    or

    No, they should not be allowed.




    I myself believe they should not be allowed to merge for several reasons, if the merger takes place there would be one less choice in the marketplace, large numbers of employees/departments/retailer stores will be eliminated due to redundancy and one of these companies already fits in the too big to fail category.

    Sorry if there is already a thread on this, I could not seem to find one.
    Ive heard a lot of buzz and rumors that it probably won't happen because even T-Mobile is kind of iffy on it.
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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    I would be okay with T-mobile and Sprint merging due to market share but At&t and Verison are already to large and should be broken up.

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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    No... mega corporations stifle competition and innovation. It almost never benefits consumers.

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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    Pretty simple question. Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Yes, they should be allowed.

    or

    No, they should not be allowed.




    I myself believe they should not be allowed to merge for several reasons, if the merger takes place there would be one less choice in the marketplace, large numbers of employees/departments/retailer stores will be eliminated due to redundancy and one of these companies already fits in the too big to fail category.

    Sorry if there is already a thread on this, I could not seem to find one.

    Edit: I do thank you for your time.
    Companies should be prevented from growing too big. Mostly because there is the possibility of a monopoly and the idiots in office who go "but there too big to fail".
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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Absolutely not. The American telecom industry is one of the least competitive telecom industries in the entire developed world. In fact, our telecommunications industry is more dysfunctional than the telecom industry in many African nations. Four carriers is far too few...we certainly don't need the existing ones to merge. If anything, Verizon and AT&T are already too big and should be broken apart.
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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Does Comcast sort of fit in this conversation as a look at a "This is what happens when cable giant eats the rest of the options" kind of way?

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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Yep, let em merge.
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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    AT&T and Verizon are so large because people choose to use them. Verizon has the market cornered in Dallas and we have Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, and a few smaller companies readily available. That's plenty of competition with pretty even pricing (Metro is cheaper but the service area is limited to the metroplex).

    That said, I have no opinion on the merger.
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    Re: Should AT&T and T-Mobile be allowed to merge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yep, let em merge.

    Thanks for the honesty, if you don't mind me asking.....Do you think the merger will put people out of work and leave some unemployed ?

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