Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Sep 2011 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In the US wireless market, AT&T is currently attempting to buy T-Mobile to create one heck of a behemoth wireless provider. While earlier this week the US government already filed a lawsuit to block the merger, citing antitrust concerns, US carrier Sprint has now also filed a lawsuit to block the merger.
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RE: Regional companies
by wocowboy on Wed 7th Sep 2011 10:39 UTC in reply to "Regional companies"
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The 4 major companies refuse to provide service outside the major metropolitan areas, saying they are not profitable, not enough customers, etc, blah blah. But judging from the number of regional companies that have stepped up and made the investment to provide service in those areas, that rationale has proven to be completely untrue. Virtually the entire land area is covered by these regional providers, but the problem is in the patchwork of roaming agreements between them and the majors. Most are extremely one-sided or only allow voice and text roaming, no internet or data service at all despite both companies having 3G or LTE in the covered areas. This requires people who don't live in the major cities to usually have to have two phones; one to use in the big city that will work on 3G or 4G/LTE and one to use at their small town on its 3G system.

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