August 31, 2011 In the department's view, "the proposed $39 billion transaction would substantially lessen competition for mobile wireless telecommunications services across the United States."
AT&T plans to acquire T-Mobile USA in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion. It would become the largest U.S. cellphone company.
Seth Perlman and Roberto Pfeil/AP
March 21, 2011 Quality and coverage might improve, but will costs come down as much as they might have otherwise? Meanwhile, stock markets seem to like the news.
The online ad many have been waiting for.
January 11, 2011 The wait is over. Verizon Wireless just officially announced that it too now has the iPhone, ending AT&T's exclusive deal with Apple.
January 11, 2011 Verizon Wireless is expected to announce today that it will start selling a version of the Apple iPhone that will run on its network.
December 27, 2010 Word from Taiwan about Apple's shipment goals has renewed talk that the much-anticipated Verizon-version of the iPhone may soon be available.
April 1, 2010 Fed up with America's mobile service? Not sure what to do? Slate's Farhad Manjoo is on your sid---- and he's got a plan. "Check out his Cell Phone Bill of Rights>."
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