To say that AT&T is disappointed with the Department of Justice’s decision to try and block it’s proposed merger with T-Mobile is a bit of an understatement. The company lashed out this week in a 25-page document claiming the DOJ’s claims that killing of T-Mobile will hurt competition shows a misunderstanding of the market, and dismissed competition from feisty young upstarts such as MetroPCS and US Cellular.
According to AT&T, T-Mobile has been bleeding customers for years now, and it’s German parent company was unlikely to continue investing in it. To counter these claims, AT&T claims its spent over $30 billion over the last two years in attempts to strengthen up its network, but is struggling to keep up with market demand.
Does AT&T have you convinced? Or did the thought of AT&T’s executive team trembling in fear of the mighty Metro PCS have you rolling your eyes in disgust? The DOJ hearing gets underway on September 21st , but you can sound off early in the comments below.