As you’re already aware, not everyone is happy with the AT&T&T-Mobile buy-out. It appears that the FCC wants to know what you think about the whole acquisition, which is looking to be finalized about this time next year. Have you had an opinion or thought on the matter? The FCC has provided a place on their electronic comment filing page for you to chime in. Now is the time to take advantage if you’ve been looking to get something off of your chest. Head on over to their site via the source link and look for file number 147, proceeding number 11-65 and feel free to fire away in the comment box. While you’re at it, paste that rant or blessing in our comments section first before pasting it over at their site. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter. Dan Hesse, there’s even a spot for you too my friend! As a T-Mobile employee myself, I have much to say on the matter, but I think I’ll save that jazz for another post. I’ll just suffice it to say this, I shiver at the thought of Android being solely left in the hands of AT&T.
I think our friend Zak Stinson, over at Android Police sums it up well as to what we should be worried about:
- A lack of competition resulting from fewer, larger carriers may result in less innovation and increased prices.
- Both carriers’ 4G HSPA+ bands are incompatible, risking loss of coverage for T-Mobile handsets once AT&T LTE starts rolling out
- Only one major carrier will be buying GSM handsets, meaning they will have the lion’s share of control over the GSM devices that make it to the U.S. market