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AT&T might want to consider adjusting its $39 billion offering price for the proposed T-Mobile takeover. While the proposed merger gets dissected under a Justice Department microscope, customers are quickly abandoning the T-Mobile ship. According to a recent company report, 186,000 contract customers left in the third quarter of this year.
If you want the new $200 Apple iPhone 4S, but weren’t one of the lucky people to score one online, you’ll have to try standing in line on Friday when stores will be receiving their first shipments. AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have all sold out of the 16GB units slotted for pre-order through their Web sites.
One challenge for companies that allow employees to bring their own devices such as smartphones and tablets to work is separating personal usage from business usage, with the latter having different requirements in terms of security. To address that issue, AT&T has announced its Toggle application and service that lets users create two distinct identities on a smartphone or tablet.
The U.S. Department of Justice has a lot of questions for tech companies these days. This time, it’s taking a second look at Google’s proposed $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola Mobility, which could delay the purchase. The acquisition would give the company access to valuable Motorola’s patents. And as the patent wars heat up, it’s a delay Google can ill afford.
In the battle between AT&T and the Department of Justice, Verizon is no longer Switzerland. Lowell McAdam, CEO of the nation’s largest wireless provider is weighing in on whether the proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA is a good deal. The Justice Department has sued to block the merger over concerns that the combination of the second largest and fourth largest carriers in the U.S. could hurt competition and leave consumers at a disadvantage when it comes to choice and cost.