With the disclosure that I'm both a TM customer and
also a shareholder.
Seems to me this is a major anti trust issue, one that's
big enough that we just might, even under the current
"see nothing wrong" gov't agencies, get some action.
I've just communicated to my various Washington critters
that this would, if approved, lead to just three major
national cellular carriers.
But it's worse than that.
First, the two others are flirting with their own merger,
which would lead to just two cellular companies.
And second, one (ATT/TM) is GSM, the other (Sprint/VZ)
Claiming that this would still be a competitive marketplace
is analogous to having one national supplier of gasoline
and another for diesel fuel. Sure, they're both liquids
used for highway traffic. But to switch from one to the
other (even accepting that a duopoly is at all competitive)
sure isn't practical.
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