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  • Sep. 20, 2011, 1:43 PM
    CNBC reports 100 GOP House members have sent a letter to the the President saying killing the AT&T (T +2%)/T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK +3.1%) deal will thwart job creation. The house delegation is clearly talking in the general sense, as the immediate effect of a merger is likely to mean the layoff of thousands.
  • Sep. 19, 2011, 1:11 PM
    TiVo (TIVO -2.2%) slips after Caris' David Miller cuts shares to Neutral. Though considering a settlement to TiVo's patent suits against AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) likely, Miller feels "nervous" about their current status, following a delay in the AT&T trial. He also thinks TiVo's risk/reward is unfavorable following its recent run-up.
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  • Sep. 19, 2011, 6:46 AM
    AT&T (T) is trying to get rivals including MetroPCS (PCS) and Leap Wireless (LEAP) to sell spectrum and subscribers to rivals like Sprint (S) in the hopes of rescuing its $39B takeover of T-Mobile (DTEGF.PK) from the clutches of a DOJ anti-competition lawsuit. A botched deal would cost AT&T $3B-plus-perks.
  • Sep. 16, 2011, 3:26 PM
    Bloomberg reports 7 states have joined the DOJ suit attempting to block the AT&T (T +1.5%) and T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) merger.
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  • Sep. 16, 2011, 2:40 PM
    TiVo (TIVO -0.6%) is down slightly after a trial for a patent infringement suit the DVR maker has filed against AT&T (T) regarding the the latter's U-Verse service is delayed until January. TiVo, which received a $500M settlement from DISH in May, is also suing Verizon (VZ) over its FiOS service.
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  • Sep. 16, 2011, 1:15 PM
    The market might have doubts about the AT&T/T-Mobile (T) merger following the DOJ's suit, but S&P's Todd Rosenbluth is confident the deal will occur, believing AT&T will offer needed concessions during next week's hearings. He's also bullish on AT&T due to its "healthy dividend, high smartphone penetration, and room for margin expansion."
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  • Sep. 16, 2011, 8:19 AM
    AT&T (T) will launch 4G LTE service in 5 cities this weekend, and plans to add 10 more by year's end. But this pales relative to the 102 cities covered by Verizon Wireless' (VZ, VOD) LTE network as of July; and for the time being, AT&T's service, unlike Verizon's, won't support any phones, only modems, tablets, and hotspots.
  • Sep. 14, 2011, 2:37 PM
    Clearwire (CLWR +8.6%) shares take off after the struggling carrier announces a partnership with China Mobile (CHL) for developing hardware supporting TD-LTE 4G technology. TD-LTE offers higher potential download capacity than the FDD-LTE tech supported by VZ and T, and can also be deployed in cheaper spectrum.
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  • Sep. 12, 2011, 10:29 AM
    AT&T (T) unveils three Windows Phone (MSFT) devices running the "Mango" version of the operating system. Though none of these phones are from Nokia (NOK), the struggling ex-smartphone colossus is probably happy to see AT&T's ongoing support for Windows Phone, given the uphill battle it faces against Android (GOOG) and iOS (AAPL). (previously)
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  • Sep. 9, 2011, 4:46 PM
    AT&T (T) responds to the Justice Department's attempt to block its takeover of T-Mobile USA (DTEGY.PK), saying the combination is good for consumers and will ensure better service. But its soft diss of its merger partner as "the only major carrier to have actually lost subscribers in a robustly growing market" has a strange ring.
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  • Sep. 9, 2011, 10:17 AM
    Though AT&T (T) and Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) are joining forces to secure approval of the T-Mobile deal, the two companies have conflicting interests in certain respects. Unlike DT, AT&T would prefer the regulatory process to be drawn out should the deal be rejected, so as to keep T-Mobile in limbo and delay payment on a massive breakup fee.
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  • Sep. 7, 2011, 3:58 PM
    The federal judge presiding over the DOJ's suit against the AT&T/T-Mobile (T) merger has asked both sides to "discuss the prospects of a settlement" on Sep. 21. Many believe AT&T will have to agree to large asset sales as part of a deal to allow the merger to proceed.
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  • Sep. 7, 2011, 2:37 PM
    AT&T (T) announces it will sell Huawei's Impulse 4G Android phone for $30 with a 2-year contract. As Chinese Android vendors such as Huawei and ZTE make further inroads into the U.S., they could put serious price pressure on high-end vendors such as Motorola (MMI), Samsung, and HTC, and also pressure Apple (AAPL) to offer a cheaper iPhone.
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  • Sep. 7, 2011, 9:53 AM
    Shares of Sprint (S +2.8%) move higher a day after announcing a lawsuit to block the AT&T (T +0.5%)/T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) merger. Legal analysts say the suit faces an "uphill climb" on the merits of the case, but as a strategic maneuver could still reap benefits if AT&T settles with the DOJ.
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  • Sep. 7, 2011, 8:44 AM
    The cost for AT&T (T) of buying T-Mobile USA (DTEGY.PK) could reportedly drop from the $39B agreed if regulators require asset sales exceeding 20% of the deal's value - or $7.8B - in order to approve the transaction.
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  • Sep. 6, 2011, 12:27 PM
    Sprint (S -2.3%) files suit to block the proposed AT&T (T -1%)/T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK -6.9%) merger. The carrier claims the deal would "entrench the duopoly control of ... the two 'Ma Bell' descendants," harming retail customers and independent wireless carriers. (PR)
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AT&T Inc, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The Company has three reportable segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other.