You think that ATT buying T Mobile USA is bad for consumers?

Well in fact, The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where a large majority of consumers can choose from five or more wireless providers in their local market. For example, in 18 of the top 20 U.S. local markets, there are five or more providers. Local market competition is escalating among larger carriers, low-cost carriers and several regional wireless players with nationwide service plans. This intense competition is only increasing with the build-out of new 4G networks and the emergence of new market entrants.

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2 Responses to You think that ATT buying T Mobile USA is bad for consumers?

  1. Matthew Toth says:

    Yes, I think it’s bad for consumers. TMobile fit a certain niche in the market not currently served by AT&T. By taking away that option, consumers have less of a choice. Make no mistake, this purchase was made so that a stodgy company like AT&T could show growth to its stockholders. It couldn’t happen organically, so they just bought the growth. Reminds me of WorldCom 10 yrs ago.

  2. Nick A. says:

    Nah, this too shall mean nothing. Verizon is already the largest wireless telco, and took that lead by mergers, and competitive plans/devices (NOTE: I am not a subscriber of Verizon, ATT, or TMO.) ATT is just doing the same thing.

    If Sprint had better coverage, plans, devices, and service, THEY would be top dog.

    Let them buy and merge. In today’s world, it will make it EASIER for anti-trust watchdogs to do their thing. Fewer kids on the playground means more scrutiny of the players!

    Those that don’t like the service will jump ship in a hurry, and it will make it much clearer where the problem is.

    Lastly, the old adage of “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” is most certainly true of telecommunications companies.

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