This is good and bad. It’s good for the mainstream because choices are what we need to get the best price plans. There’s nothing worse then seeing a smug sales rep who knows that we have no other choice but them.
The bad is that now our lovely Tmobile looks even more vulnerable business wise. A hostile takeover would be eminent. What would be cool is if maybe a Japanese Telecom jumped in the way the German Tmobile jumped in. Tmo bought voicestream and touched down in the US softly. Maybe that can be done again instead of the present attempt at cannibalism.
Anyway, at&t’s dream to beat Verizon is looking bleak. Here’s the news:
” Combining AT&T and T- Mobile, the second- and fourth- largest U.S. wireless providers, would create a
new market leader with 134 million customers, dethroning Verizon Wireless . T- Mobile had 33.7
million customers at the end of September. The Bellevue, Washington-based company lost 186,000
contract subscribers last quarter, bringing the losses during the past four quarters to 1. 17 million. ”