Why did AT and T-Mobile merger fail?

A similar deal between AT and T-Mobile fell through in 2011 after receiving pushback from the Obama administration due to antitrust concerns. One big reason why regulators could block the deal is the role TV and internet services now play in the wireless market.

Is T-Mobile really better than ATT?

For many people, AT is the superior choice, thanks to its more reliable network, faster performance and better phone deals. However, T-Mobile offers less expensive unlimited plans and much better customer service. Both offer free streaming subscriptions when you opt for a more expensive plan.

Did AT take over T-Mobile?

Announcement. AT announced its intention to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom. On March 20, 2011 Deutsche Telekom AG accepted a US$39 billion stock and cash purchase offer from AT Inc.

Do AT and T-Mobile use the same towers?

AT and T-Mobile may share the same network towers but they do not share their cellular networking sites and the cellular hardware equipment nor do they share their networking signals.

Who did AT buy out?

Under the agreement, AT said it would receive an aggregate amount of $43 billion in a combination of cash, debt and WarnerMedia’s retention of certain debt. Discovery shareholders would own 29% of the new company.

Can I go back to T-Mobile If I owe them money?

You can still get T-Mobile if you owe them money. While your previous account will be closed and you have to pay a reactivation fee, any outstanding debt won’t go away. If T-Mobile collections can’t show it’s your debt, you can dispute it (fast) with help from Credit Glory.

Is T-Mobile coverage any good?

For most Americans, T-Mobile’s coverage is excellent. A mere 8% difference in nationwide area coverage between the first- and third-place networks is very little in terms of population coverage. As mentioned, T-Mobile provides network service to 99% of Americans, offering fast 4G LTE speeds and broad 5G coverage.

Did AT get hacked?

A hacker group claims to have stolen data from 70 million AT customers, according to RestorePrivacy. The group is trying to sell the data for $1 million on the dark web. AT has denied the hack, saying the information is not from its systems.

Does T-Mobile own its own towers?

If you listen to T-Mobile’s executives, the company is moving heaven and Earth to upgrade its network to 5G following the close of its merger with Sprint. As Inside Towers notes, the two companies collectively own around 81,000 of the roughly 200,000 cell towers in the US.