AT&T merges with T-Mobile

Written by: Drew Lyon   Austin, Texas

Posted on: April 4, 2011

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AT&T is now the largest cell phone provider in the US. Once the ink dries on their T-Mobile takeover, AT&T will have over 135 million wireless customers.

Is this a good or bad thing for consumers?

AT&T claims that their acquisition of T-Mobile will improve call reception (especially in rural areas) and help them roll-out their 4G data network across most of the US.

Of course conventional logic suggests that less competition often leads to higher prices and less incentive to innovate.

We’ll see…

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