After the Department of Justice objected to AT&T’s plans to acquire T-Mobile, Sprint followed suit and filed a complaint of its own as well, adding more fuel to the fire. It seems that Sprint’s lawsuit ruffled some feathers as AT&T issued a statement in response to its competitor:
This simply demonstrates what we’ve said all along – Sprint is more interested in protecting itself than it is in promoting competition that benefits consumers. We of course will vigorously contest this matter in court as AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile USA will: help solve our nation’s spectrum exhaust situation and improve wireless service for millions; allow AT&T to expand 4G LTE mobile broadband to another 55 million Americans, or 97% of the population; and result in billions of additional investment and tens of thousands of jobs, at a time when our nation needs them most.
Well it’s not like Sprint was going to sit around and just let it happen anyway. It looks like AT&T is still trying to play the “good guy” card and brought up the benefits of the merger again to counter Sprint’s points. It’s going to be interesting to see how everything plays out in the end. What are your thoughts on the merger? Anybody out there who is in favor of it?