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T-Mobile: "If AT&T thought our network wasn't great, why did they try to buy it?"


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T-Mo's dropping the gloves on AT&T.

 

If "network" is synonymous with spectrum, spectrum, spectrum, then, yeah, T-Mobile has a point. Otherwise, no, T-Mobile is stretching the truth almost as badly as AT&T did in trying to push through the merger.

 

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If "network" is synonymous with spectrum, spectrum, spectrum, then, yeah, T-Mobile has a point. Otherwise, no, T-Mobile is stretching the truth almost as badly as AT&T did in trying to push through the merger.

 

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Maybe.

 

Since it's AT&T getting slugged, I really don't care if T-Mobile is wrong. The more modern NSN and Ericsson equipment in T-Mobile's network would have been very useful for AT&T.

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Since it's AT&T getting slugged, I really don't care if T-Mobile is wrong. The more modern NSN and Ericsson equipment in T-Mobile's network would have been very useful for AT&T.

 

Yeah, I do not mind AT&T getting flogged. But T-Mobile's two faced nature bothers me, too. During the merger proceedings, T-Mobile toadied up to AT&T, supporting the merger. Now, T-Mobile is directly attacking AT&T.

 

Honestly, all of the statements from both sides can be translated as "We love money, we love money. And we want lots and lots of it." It is really quite disgusting.

 

As for T-Mobile's network infrastructure, nah, AT&T did not really care about that. At the time, it was not LTE capable, it would have taken years to integrate, and a lot of it would have been scrapped as AT&T decommissioned redundant sites to achieve the necessary cost savings "synergy" that was such a merger buzzword.

 

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I don't see it as two faced, given that Phillip the Humm was there during the AT&T, and was gone soon after. Legere wasn't around during that era where T-Mobile failed the most. He could see that capitulation as a mistake.

 

It would be like me judging Hesse for dumb things Gary Forsee did.

 

As far as the network infrastructure I refer to, some of the eNodeB's T-Mobile had would be useful. T-Mo did have some RBS 6000's and Flexi's in their system before. Now the MSC's? Completely useless. I agree there.

 

Would it be enough to make a dent in AT&T's cell grid? I doubt it.

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I don't see it as two faced, given that Phillip the Humm was there during the AT&T, and was gone soon after. Legere wasn't around during that era where T-Mobile failed the most. He could see that capitulation as a mistake.

 

That is certainly true. Humm basically had to walk away because he burned his bridges by sucking up to AT&T. But plenty of other high level execs are still there, and they marched along to the orders of their corporate masters. The corporate world needs fewer footsoliders, greater conscientious objectors.

 

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Most of the T-Mobile people there would have been done the minute AT&T closed the deal. The Ex-Southwestern Bell crowd probably would not let most if not all of the T-Mobile people in. Humm would have left for Vodafone anyway.

 

The only smart thing DT did was extracting a high exit fee and abandoning lobbying for this when it looked like it would die, while AT&T dug in deeper out of desperation.

 

T-Mobile had great customer service once. It would be nice to see them return to that. I know plenty of objectors existed. They were fired.

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