AT&T Time Warner Merger Approved

  On Tuesday, a federal judge approved the merger of AT&T and Time Warner without any restrictions. This was a blow to the Justice Department, which opposed the merger. So, what’s next with the AT&T Time Warner merger approved? Will this open the floodgates to other big mergers? And will the merger positively or negative […]

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Impact on Phone Carriers of Unlimited Plans

The price competition among wireless phone service providers has certainly benefited consumers. But the extensive marketing of unlimited usage plans — at the same time that prices have been dropping — is impacting on network speed for Verizon and AT&T customers.   Rayna Hollander describes it thusly for Business Insider: Verizon’s and AT&T’s reactive moves […]

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Can Mark Wahlberg Help AT&T?

The competition among TV service, Internet, and cellphone service providers is more intense than ever — especially with the discount cellphone service pricing from T-Mobile and Sprint. Both AT&T and Verizon have seen this competition hit their bottom lines. As a result, AT&T has just signed up celebrity Mark Wahlberg to headline video commercials that […]

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Contract-Free Cell Service: A Good Deal for Customers?

In recent months, a number of telecom companies have been marketing cell phone service that does not require a contract. So, a good question to consider would be: Is contract-free cell service good for the customer? On the one hand, with a monthly plan, the customer is not tied to a two-year contract with a […]

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Attention, You AT&T “Unlimited” Wireless Users

As reported by Brian Chen in the New York Times (click the link for the story),”Sometimes, all-you-can-eat does not mean all you can eat. Smartphone users who try to get the most out of their devices are learning exactly what that means, even while paying for plans that promise unlimited consumption. Some of the nation’s […]

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