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Topic: T-Mobile

FCC chairman finds AT&T, T-Mobile merger not in public interest, seeks hearing

11/22/2011, 07:11 pm

AT&T's proposed acquisition of competitor T-Mobile has been found by the FCC's chairman to be anticompetitive and not in the public interest, asks commissioners to vote for administrative hearing.

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Subsidies for Apple's iPhone are 40% higher than the industry average

10/26/2011, 02:10 pm

The iPhone will be a $15 billion investment for Sprint over the next few years, as subsidies for Apple's smartphone carry a price 40 percent greater than other competing handsets.

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US senators propose bill to require 'accurate 4G information for consumers'

10/13/2011, 03:10 pm

Three Democratic members of the U.S. Senate introduced on Thursday the "Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act," which aims to clear up confusion surrounding 4G high-speed wireless data networks and control what carriers can and must say in their advertisements.

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Sprint buys 30.5M iPhones from Apple for $20B in 'bet-the-company' move

10/03/2011, 04:10 pm

Sprint has "bet the company" on Apple's iPhone, according to The Wall Street Journal, and has agreed upfront to purchase 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years, a commitment of nearly $20 billion.

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T-Mobile wants iPhone, appeases customers with Android alternatives

09/27/2011, 02:09 pm

In a blog posting to its customers, T-Mobile' s chief marketing officer Cole Brodman noted that many of its customers are "disappointed that we dont carry the iPhone," answering that "Apple knows that wed like to add it to our line-up" while offering Android-based alternatives in the meantime.

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Android-dominated T-Mobile still waiting for Apple's iPhone call

09/26/2011, 05:09 pm

T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman said Monday that although 90 percent of his company's smartphone sales were Android-powered devices, he would "love to have the iPhone" as part of his lineup whenever Apple decides to express interest.

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Patent suit targets Apple, 26 others over wireless transactions

09/23/2011, 10:09 am

Apple is one of a long list of companies accused of patent infringement in a new lawsuit related to wireless recording of transactions.

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T-Mobile exec says iPhone 5 not coming this year report

09/20/2011, 06:09 pm

A T-Mobile exec has reportedly denied claims that the wireless operator will land iPhone 5 during the 2011 calendar year, leaving the German carrier as the only major U.S. cell service provider not expected to participate in Apple's launch next month.

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Judge urges AT&T, DoJ to discuss settlement on T-Mobile deal Sept. 21

09/08/2011, 12:09 am

The federal judge in charge of the Justice Department's case against the AT&T and T-Mobile merger has ordered the federal agency and AT&T to come to a Sept. 21 hearing prepared to discuss a settlement option.

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Sprint files lawsuit to block AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile

09/06/2011, 02:09 pm

Sprint on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile in an effort to block a proposed merger of the wireless carriers.

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Deutsche Telekom begins accepting preorders for Apple's iPhone 5

09/05/2011, 07:09 am

Without knowing any details on Apple's next-generation iPhone, including its release date, Deutsche Telekom still began offering customers the ability to preorder the handset on Monday.

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Justice Department antitrust suit caught AT&T by surprise

09/02/2011, 02:09 am

A recently filed antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice opposing AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA took executives by surprise, as they thought they would have more time to present their case, according to a new report.

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US government files antitrust suit to block AT&T purchase of T-Mobile

08/31/2011, 10:08 am

AT&T's planned purchase of carrier T-Mobile hit a snag on Wednesday when the U.S. government filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed deal, saying it would hurt competition in the American wireless industry.

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Leaked AT&T filing shows full LTE coverage would cost additional $3.8B

08/12/2011, 10:08 pm

According to an accidentally leaked letter from AT&T, the company estimates that expanding 4G LTE coverage from its original plan of 80 percent of the population to 97 percent of Americans would cost $3.8 billion.

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AT&T considering sale of $8B in network assets to gain approval for T-Mobile deal

08/11/2011, 09:08 pm

AT&T has reportedly hired bankers to prepare for the possibility that it will need to sell off assets worth as much as $8 billion in order to gain regulatory approval for its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

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Sprint CEO planning 'nukes' to block AT&T, T-Mobile merger

06/28/2011, 02:06 am

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said in an interview that he plans to launch "nukes" in his fight to stop AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

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Apple now selling unlocked GSM iPhone 4 in US, starting at $649

06/14/2011, 03:06 am

Apple updated its online store on Tuesday to begin offering unlocked models of the iPhone 4, starting at $649.

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AT&T defends T-Mobile acquisition, says no effect on competition

06/11/2011, 10:06 pm

AT&T filed a statement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday claiming that the wireless market will "remain vibrantly competitive" after its merger with T-Mobile USA.

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With later arrival of new iPhone, HTC may challenge Apple as top US smartphone maker

06/10/2011, 07:06 am

Handset maker HTC has seen strong sales of its Android-based smartphones on all four U.S. carriers, putting the Taiwanese company in a position to contend with Apple for the title of top smartphone seller in the U.S.

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Sprint formally petitions AT&T, T-Mobile merger with FCC

05/31/2011, 09:05 pm

Sprint has filed a formal petition with the Federal Communications Commission protesting AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, accusing the carrier of wasting its spectrum and taking a shortcut by purchasing T-Mobile.

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