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  • Mar. 21, 2011, 8:05 AM
    Shares of Sprint Nextel (S) - soon to be the only major wireless carrier without the iPhone (AAPL) - are down a whopping 12% premarket. Sources say AT&T's (T) courting of T-Mobile USA (DTEGY.PK) was partly a ploy to break up merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile, and that Sprint remains "a lackluster target." DT +13.4% in Frankfurt. T +2.7%. VZ +2%.
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  • Mar. 20, 2011, 8:11 PM
    The AT&T (T)/T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) combo makes sense on many different levels, Roger Entner writes: "At 7.1x Ebita and about $1,000 per sub, AT&T has struck a great bargain. DT, which acquired VoiceStream for $24B in 2001, is profitably exiting a growing headache." And Sprint (S)? The merger will allow (and force) it to clearly define itself as the value leader in the U.S. market.
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  • Mar. 20, 2011, 3:11 PM
    Deutsche Telecom (DTEGY.PK) will receive $25B in cash from AT&T (T), and the remainder in shares - giving it an 8% stake in the U.S. carrier. JPMorgan (JPM) will lend AT&T $20B for 18 months to fund the cash portion. The value of synergies created "is expected to exceed the purchase price," AT&T says. (PR)
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  • Mar. 20, 2011, 3:05 PM
    Breaking: AT&T (T) to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telecom (DTEGY.PK) for $39B in cash and stock. Noting the cut-throat nature of the U.S. telecom market, AT&T says the deal "quickly provides the spectrum and network efficiencies necessary for AT&T to address impending spectrum exhaust in key markets driven by the exponential growth in mobile broadband traffic on its network." (PR)
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  • Mar. 9, 2011, 7:41 AM
    Sprint (S) is once again considering a tie-up with T-Mobile USA (DTEGY.PK) as both struggle to stay competitive with larger rivals AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ). But sources say a quick deal is unlikely, as the firms disagree on deal price and the leadership structure of a combined company.
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  • Mar. 2, 2011, 1:29 PM
    Aside from the appearance of Steve Jobs (still on medical leave), few surprises so far in Apple's (AAPL +1%) event: The iPad 2 is coming March 11, thinner, lighter and with front and back cameras, and available on AT&T (T) and Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) from the start. The tablet generated $9.5B in revenue last year.
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  • Mar. 1, 2011, 4:22 PM
    AT&T (T -1.1%) and other corporations do not have personal privacy rights to prevent disclosure of federal government records about them, the U.S. Supreme Court rules. The justices unanimously overturn an appeals court ruling that corporations can assert personal privacy in claiming the records should be exempt from disclosure.
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  • Feb. 25, 2011, 2:51 PM
    Consumer Reports says Verizon's (VZ) iPhone4 (AAPL) has the same "you're holding it wrong" problem as the AT&T (T) version: "It can occur when you hold either version of the phone in a specific but quite natural way in which a gap in the phone's external casing is covered. The phone performs superbly in most other respects, and using the iPhone4 with a case can alleviate the problem."
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  • Feb. 22, 2011, 4:21 PM
    Leap Wireless International (LEAP): Q4 EPS of -$3.28 may not be comparable with consensus of -$1.10. Revenue of $708M (+13% Y/Y) beats by $76M. Shares -3.9% AH. (PR)
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  • Feb. 22, 2011, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday's close: CHK, EXEL, HPQ, HTZ, LEAP, RSH, STR
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  • Feb. 16, 2011, 1:12 PM
    Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) sales of the iPhone (AAPL) haven't met the partners' expectations so far, according to industry blogger the Boy Genius Report. Online pre-orders came to 550K units, and just 14% of buyers were owners of the AT&T (T) version. (via)
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  • Feb. 15, 2011, 1:10 PM
    Putting a spin on the AT&T (T) globe: CEO Randall Stephenson says the industry benefits from his company's loss of exclusivity on the iPhone (AAPL) because of all the free promotion: “It’s good for the industry; you can’t turn on a TV now without seeing an Apple commercial." Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) expects to activate up to 2M iPhones in the first quarter; AT&T activated 15.2M in 2010.
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  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:54 PM
    A teardown of the iPhone (AAPL) that Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) is offering (officially launching today) shows it's 9% cheaper to make than the AT&T (T) version, iSuppli reports. Looking inside the phone may hint at what's happening in iPhone 5. (previously)
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  • Feb. 10, 2011, 1:52 PM
    Shares of Dish Network (DISH +5.1%) and EchoStar (SATS +0.2%) rise after Credit Suisse analysts suggest that AT&T (T +1%) could offer more than $20B for the companies. For AT&T, a Dish acquisition makes strategic sense for three reasons, the report says: the valuable spectrum, significant synergies and potential earnings growth.
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  • Feb. 9, 2011, 8:06 AM
    Apple's (AAPL) reportedly working on a new version of its iPad, with a front-facing camera and faster processor. The lighter, thinner device will initially be available through Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T), but not through Sprint (S) or T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK).
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  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:10 PM
    A few glitches are reported on the first day Verizon (VZ) customers can pre-order the iPhone (AAPL) via Verizon’s website. WSJ's Walt Mossberg and NYT's David Pogue each give a thumbs-up to Verizon's version of the iPhone in their respective reviews, citing better voice reception and fewer dropped calls than the AT&T (T) model. Mossberg warns that AT&T seems to offer faster downloads.
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Company Description
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.