At What Point Does T-Mobile CEO Get Dinged for False Advertising?


The CEO of T-Mobile thinks the government, in suing to stop its merger with AT&T, simply didn’t understand how merging with AT&T would benefit customers. (h/t mistermix)

By now you have heard the news that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit to block the AT&T and T-Mobile merger in U.S. District Court. We were surprised by this sudden announcement, and DT will join AT&T in challenging the DOJ’s case in court.

DT and AT&T believe the DOJ has failed to acknowledge the significant consumer benefits of this deal. DT remains convinced that bringing together these two world-class businesses would create significant benefits for customers and the country.

I’d really like someone to sue T-Mobile for false statements. Either the filings they have and will submit are false, or this ad campaign is (my vote). But somebody’s not telling the truth.

15 replies
  1. Bob Schacht says:

    Where’s the weekly Trash Talk when you need it? The Denver defense last night was pathetic, and so was their offense. Their QB in the first half, Brady Quinn(?), needs to find a new line of work, and Tebow played like he’d just met his team for the first time. It’s hard for me to believe how Elway was involved in hiring that guy.

    The Cardinals, on the other hand, looked great. Second string QB Bartels was firing strikes in the first half, and the second string running backs were looking very good, too, especially in the open field. Or maybe it was just the ineptness of the Denver defense. The Cardinals might surprise a lot of teams this year.

    Bob in AZ

  2. MadDog says:

    OT – Greg Miller and Julie Tate have an interesting 5 page piece up over at the WaPo:

    CIA shifts focus to killing targets

    Behind a nondescript door at CIA headquarters, the agency has assembled a new counterterrorism unit whose job is to find al-Qaeda targets in Yemen. A corresponding commotion has been underway in the Arabian Peninsula, where construction workers have been laying out a secret new runway for CIA drones.

    When the missiles start falling, it will mark another expansion of the paramilitary mission of the CIA.

    In the decade since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the agency has undergone a fundamental transformation. Although the CIA continues to gather intelligence and furnish analysis on a vast array of subjects, its focus and resources are increasingly centered on the cold counterterrorism objective of finding targets to capture or kill…”

  3. Bob Schacht says:

    These guys are SO lost. They’re robbing “Have gun, will travel” of all of its romantic appeal: No Paladins here, only Killers for Hire. Maybe that ought to be their new name. Sounds like their new motto is, “Shoot first, ask questions later (or not).”

    I guess Obama is trying to preempt any Republican attempts to portray him as “weak on terrorism.”

    Sure sounds like “intelligence” is no longer the operative word.

    Bob in AZ

  4. Jim White says:

    @EH: Especially for that insider class known as investment bankers. They are absolute parasites on a deal like this and make shareholders of both companies shell out inordinate amounts of money to them.

  5. earlofhuntingdon says:

    T-Mobile’s American managers are old school Ma Bell. They wouldn’t recognize a consumer benefit if it hit them with a front page. If they managed in Europe they way they do here, they’d be in jail or the unemployment line. Sadly, American regulators are about as rigorous as Mr. Obama is progressive.

  6. Thad Beier says:

    I was working with Michael Douglas on the set of “You, Me, and Dupree”, and he got a cellphone call from his wife, Ms Zeta-Jones. The ringtone was the classic boo-boo-de-boo that was in all the T-Mobile ads at the time…I almost fell out of my chair.

  7. Giovanni says:

    T-Mobile false unlimited plan, bull shit its not unlimited data its not unlimited …every body we need
    Sue again …CEO, and T-Mobile got sued last year 2010 in summer for this false advertising …lets Sue again I will fight this false data advertising ….call me 8185641985 we the people will we be united in the thousands .

    CEO …fear me I will exposed your scams to scam good customers you don’t give a fuck for us.
    with the power of the internet i will expose tmobile to millions in the world..

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