T-Mobile & At&T: Ahh Ahh Ahh You Didn’t Say the Magic Word

So three of the largest companies in the world with leading manufactures of technology merge with the help of their government; Toshiba, Sony, and Hitachi. The world is still intact and nothing has changed. Two of the largest phone carriers in the US, AT&T and T-Mobile, try to do the same, without their governments help, but get denied by that very same government. Conundrum a confusing and difficult problem.

In the small scheme of things this may be seen as one of those, “well our country works differently and better for both corporate and private sectors”. True, but in the large world economic scheme of things, this really asks the question: Why not let them merge? The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit today to hinder the merger. The deputy Attorney General James M. Cole. wrote:

“The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United States facing higher prices, fewer choices and lower quality products for mobile wireless services.”

The rhetoric, among other things, that the DOJ has is a bunch of unanswered-old-school fallacies built on fears and what could have been. No wonder countries like Japan, South Korea, and China are inevitably going to trump our consumeristic economy. What the DOJ needs to know is: better service is better for everyone! At what price you are thinking? Well I don’t think anyone of us would sit back and relax if AT&T started offering less phone manufactures, and higher rates. If they really did that then they would just go bankrupt, and be bought out into multiple smaller companies all over again.

What some of you might not know is that Pacific Bell is the primary company behind AT&T and has already been disbanded because they grew to large but have managed to restructure and unify all over again. So we have already been in this mess, sort-of-speak, to begin with! Wikipedia does not go into much detail into what I am saying, but history repeats itself comes to mind. How do you think ‘Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company’ (Pacific Bell) got so enormous? Because when the United States began building its railroad infrastructure system, they were the ones who connected all of those communication lines with, you guessed it, telegraphing!

Time will tell on the outcome of this so don’t go out and switching to Verizon or Sprint from looming fears that your service might implode. We will wait and see.

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