Will the AT&T merger with T-Mobile help consumers?

by Giovanni

I already have a cell tower on my property. I was wondering, will the AT&T merger with T-Mobile help consumers?

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Mar 20, 2011
No I think it will hurt consumers in the long run.
by: Sean (Tower Genius)

No it will hurt consumers for a few reasons: The first is that It will set a dangerous precedent that will allow a future merger between Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Sprint will not be able to compete alone against the bloated Verizon and AT&T. We will be back to the days of two carriers who build out their networks at a slow pace and attempt to stifle innovation.

T-Mobile has been an innovator in this industry. The initial offering of PCS licenses was intended to foster competition. It did just that? the original carriers were forced to compete and build out their networks quickly and the price of phone usage dropped for consumers a dramatic rate. By allowing such mergers you will see prices go up and quality diminish. These are the laws of economics.

Please contact the FCC Commissioners via E-mail to voice your concerns:

Chairman Julius Genachowski: Julius.Genachowski@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker: Meredith.Baker@fcc.gov

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