The Justice Department is blocking AT&T’s deal to buy T-Mobile, saying the acquisition would reduce competition and raise prices.
Apple is selling “unlocked” iPhones in the U.S. for the first time, allowing owners to switch carriers to a limited extent.
Dallas-based AT&T Inc. is telling federal regulators that its proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA would lead to fewer dropped and blocked calls and faster mobile Internet connections for subscribers, and would bring wireless broadband service to nearly all corners of the country.
Can American consumers get good wireless service at a fair price if they must choose between just two national companies?
AT&T says that T-Mobile subscribers with 3G phones will need to replace those to keep their service working.
AT&T Inc. said Sunday it will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion that would make it the largest cellphone company in the U.S.