Jun 21 AT 4:25 PM Edgar Cervantes 44 Comments

T-Mobile comments on the merger, saying it’s necessary

The AT&T / T-Mobile merger dilemma has been going all over the internet since March. While some people don’t care and others like the idea, it seems most Android fans hate the thought of this merger taking place. T-Mobile brought the first Android device to the market (T-Mobile G1), as well as the Nexus devices, MyTouch phones and others. The fact that T-Mobile has a long history with Android is definitely one of the main reasons Android fans have grown to love this carrier so much.

This topic has spurred an onslaught of comments and opinions. And we tend to forget a very important factor amongst all this chaos:  T-Mobile’s opinion on the matter. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that AT&T is not doing this alone; T-Mobile has decided to go through this, as well. Here’s T-Mobile’s official comment for those opposing the AT&T / T-Mobile merger:

The opponents of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger have had their final say as part of the FCC’s formal pleading cycle and, not surprisingly, they have failed to offer any credible arguments to support their view that the Commission should deny the transaction. What is surprising, however, is their repeated head-in-the-sand insistence that no spectrum crisis exists. As part of their application, AT&T and T-Mobile provided a compelling showing of their need for more spectrum to continue to provide quality service to customers and roll out new technologies in the future. And the two companies have demonstrated that a combination of their networks and spectrum holdings is by far the best way to solve this problem and ensure improved service and enhanced innovation. The FCC has long acknowledged the harmful consequences of ignoring the spectrum crunch, and we are confident it will approve our proposed market-based solution.Tom SugrueT-Mobile Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

Sprint’s official merger opposition mentions there’s no such “spectrum crisis” and that AT&T has simply not been managing its business well. According to Sprint, AT&T has not been preparing well enough for future consumer growth. Instead of purchasing a carrier, they should invest in improving their network more efficiently, as Sprint claims to be doing.

Both AT&T and T-Mobile seem to be quite positive this merger is be the best option to continue providing quality services to customers. If you’re wondering what the “spectrum crisis” is all about, we smartphone users actually have a lot to do with it. Not only are there a bunch of new customers everyday, but our needs are higher, too. Smartphone users are data monsters, and 400,000 Android activations a day will definitely take a toll on those towers. This is basically what AT&T and T-Mobile are claiming. Consumers’ needs are exploding, growing faster than these companies can handle, and the merger is necessary.

Get ready, guys, because AT&T and T-Mobile seem to be very positive about the merger being passed. In fact, AT&T has even advertised it already. What do you guys say? Do you agree with Mr. Sugrue from T-Mobile? It seems we’re trying to save a company that doesn’t want to be saved. Share your opinions with us in the comment section, and keep your eyes open for more details on the AT&T / T-Mobile merger.

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T-Mobile Comments on New FCC Filings by AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Opponents

BELLEVUE, Wash – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Today, Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement:

“The opponents of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger have had their final say as part of the FCC’s formal pleading cycle and, not surprisingly, they have failed to offer any credible arguments to support their view that the Commission should deny the transaction. What is surprising, however, is their repeated head-in-the-sand insistence that no spectrum crisis exists. As part of their application, AT&T and T-Mobile provided a compelling showing of their need for more spectrum to continue to provide quality service to customers and roll out new technologies in the future. And the two companies have demonstrated that a combination of their networks and spectrum holdings is by far the best way to solve this problem and ensure improved service and enhanced innovation. The FCC has long acknowledged the harmful consequences of ignoring the spectrum crunch, and we are confident it will approve our proposed market-based solution.”

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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