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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Everything about this buyout will hurt customers. All it does is make someone who has a shit-ton of coin have a little more at the expense of everyone else. Jobs will be lost, customer service will get worse, contracts and fees will become even more draconian (because really.. where else can we go w/ our $ now - increasingly, money no longer 'speaks') and the tech will probably stagnate.

Factor this in with AT&Ts cash grab decision to start retroactively charging/force upgrading plans to tethering (WTF seriously - a bit sent to a cel is a bit sent to a cel is a bit sent to a cel)..

The Have's are doing their best to legally rape the Have Not's. I'm holding out hope that the more this shit happens the angrier people will get.

(US-centric post if it wasn't obvious..)

Edited 2011-03-21 03:38 UTC

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