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AT&T Threatening To Raise Rates After Merger Failure 247

An anonymous reader writes "In the quarterly earnings call following the defeat of his attempted acquisition of T-Mobile, AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson was quick to lash out at the FCC, claiming that because his company was unable to acquire more spectrum to handle the explosion of mobile data users, AT&T would be forced to raise prices and take additional action against the highest data users. PCMag looked into the other side of the story, finding that 'The FCC spokesman ... pointed out that the FCC has approved more than 150 commercial mobile transaction applications in the past year and more than 300 in the past two years, "facts [that] were completely ignored in the [AT&T] conference call," he said.'"
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AT&T Threatening To Raise Rates After Merger Failure

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 27, 2012 @12:28PM (#38841413)

    Why do you hate 'Mer'ka? Why do you love socialism? There is no such thing as corporate greed! There is only corporate glory.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 27, 2012 @12:29PM (#38841437)

    You sir are giving a bad name to toddlers. Please refrain from besmirching their reputation.

  • Hey ATT... (Score:5, Funny)

    by milbournosphere (1273186) on Friday January 27, 2012 @12:54PM (#38841927)
    fuck you, too.
  • by Chas (5144) on Friday January 27, 2012 @03:07PM (#38844103) Homepage Journal

    Re-read what I wrote. I am not talking about reliability or problems with downloads. Sprint is consistently rated the slowest 3g cellular network.

    http://www.pcmag.com/Fastest-Mobile-Networks-2011 [pcmag.com]

    next time, don't be so quick to get your panties in a bunch. I personally don't care what cellular god you pray. They all suck in one way or another.

    Howsabout I just quote you from your original post again.

    Who cares if it's unlimited when your download speed is below 1k/sec!

    Look at your link again. Notice that the chart displays a download speed for Sprint 3G well in excess of your claimed 1k/sec (as in .59 mbit/sec (or roughly 590k/sec).

    Oh yes, and that piece of quote was your ENTIRE post. You said fuck-all reliability or it's rating compared to other providers. You made a single claim about speed which was pure and utter bullshit.

    Rule #1: If you want to be taken seriously at all, don't make shit up and portray it as fact.

    Rule #2: When bitch-smacked over making shit up, don't try to move the goalposts and say that you were really posting about something ELSE.

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