Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A major deal just went down in the United States, which seriously shakes up the mobile industry on the other side of the pond: AT&T has announced it plans to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom.
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Ug, haven't we learn our lesson yet
by Praxis on Sun 20th Mar 2011 22:46 UTC
Praxis
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2009-09-17

I have a sickening feeling that we are headed toward another telco monopoly, or rather duopoly in this case, but thats hardly any better in this case. This puts Sprint way behind and in subscribers compared to the new AT&T giant and Verizon, so its only a matter of time before they get squeezed out too, maybe verizon will try to pick them up. This leaves users with the sorriest state of competition in the telecom industry since the ma bell monopoly we had to bust years ago, which has pretty much reformed uncontested. Do people somehow think things will be different this time. BAH, this whole situation stinks.

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Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

I have a sickening feeling that we are headed toward another telco monopoly, or rather duopoly in this case, but thats hardly any better in this case. This puts Sprint way behind and in subscribers compared to the new AT&T giant and Verizon, so its only a matter of time before they get squeezed out too, maybe verizon will try to pick them up.


My phone, which is neither AT&T's nor Verizon's, laughs.

Also - "monopoly"! (takes a shot)

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