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Consumers Union Documents

  • AT&T/T-Mobile Fact Sheet

    From a consumer standpoint, it’s hard to see much of anything to like about AT&T’s proposed purchase of T-Mobile. The $39 billion mega merger would create the country’s largest wireless company, which along with Verizon – the other big national player in wireless – would control nearly 80 percent of the U.S. marketplace. Consumers Union Continue Reading

  • Wireless Device Freedom

    What is wireless device freedom and what does it mean for consumers?

Consumers Union News Releases

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Blog Posts

  • California PUC’s Merger Review Heats Up

    Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission paused the shot clock on its review of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger.  Technically, the FCC has 180 days to complete its review but can start and stop the clock at any time.  The agency paused the clock while a lawsuit plays out in court over Continue Reading

  • Wireless Agreement Could Make Bills Less Shocking

    “Bill Shock”—those unexpected and often-quite-large charges that suddenly pop up on cell phone bills – are consistently one of the top complaints from consumers about their wireless carrier. That’s changing, however. Spurred by aggressive lobbying from Consumers Union and other public interest groups – including petitions signed more than 62,000 CU activists – wireless companies Continue Reading

  • DOJ Lawsuit to Block ATT-T-Mobile Deal is Great, But the Fight is Far from Over

    In a major win for consumers, the Department of Justice recently filed an antitrust lawsuit aiming to block the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. The complaint points to substantial concerns regarding marketplace competition and the elimination of T-Mobile as a low-cost option. For those reasons and others, Consumers Union strongly opposes AT&T’s $39 billion Continue Reading

  • A Bad Deal: What Consumers are Saying about the Proposed AT&T/T Mobile Merger

    Consumers Union has received thousands of comments from consumers like you who are concerned about the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger currently under consideration by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and want to have their voices heard.  Take a look at what current customers have to say, and share your comment about the AT&T and T-Mobile merger. Continue Reading

  • Tell the FCC to Reject AT&T’s Purchase of T-Mobile

    The fight to stop the AT&T and T-Mobile merger isn’t over. If you haven’t submitted a comment you can still join the thousands of consumers who have spoken out urging the FCC to protect consumers and deny the request for a merger.  This is a bad deal for consumers, but it can only go through Continue Reading

  • AT&T Systematically Overcharges for Data, According to Lawsuit

    An NBC news report about a lawsuit brought against AT&T Mobility over alleged, systematic overbilling on iPhones and iPads points up yet again the need for careful government scrutiny and rejection of that company’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile.  It also drives home the need for the Federal Communications Commission to expeditiously put in place proposed Continue Reading

  • Congress to Hold First Hearing on Proposed AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

    The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the first Congressional hearing on AT&T’s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile this week. Consumers Union, the publisher of this blog, is strongly opposed to this deal, which would create the country’s largest wireless company. Together with Verizon, the other big national player in wireless, AT&T/T-Mobile would control nearly Continue Reading

  • AT&T and T-Mobile File Merger Documents With FCC

    AT&T and T-Mobile have filed their initial round of documents about their proposed merger. For your convenience, we have posted a PDF of it here. Please be aware that it totals 381 pages.

  • Blogging to You Live from the National Conference for Media Reform

    Good morning everyone. We are blogging for you live from the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston. We’re just getting started on the session we are co-sponsoring called “Mobile Phones, Mobile Justice.” Things are cranking up now and we will be your eyes and ears here for the next three hours. Here we go…. Continue Reading

  • Will be Live Blogging from NCMR is heading up to Boston this weekend and will be live blogging from the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform. If you can’t be there, we hope you will follow the action on our blog. We will be focusing on a panel we are co-sponsoring on Saturday morning titled “Mobile Voices, Mobile Justice: A Continue Reading

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