Mar 202011

I was slightly shocked to see the news that AT&T is looking to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion, but it does make sense.  T-Mobile lags behind all others in the US and has been looking for a buyer for years now.  AT&T has cash and wants to keep the pressure on Verizon.  Both AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM, so it make sense from a tech standpoint too.  Of course it will need to be approved by various government regulators before anything can happen, but I don’t see that being a problem.  If AT&T acquires T-Mobile, where does that leave Sprint?  I think that’s the biggest question.  Does Verizon look to snatch them up?

At least we can look forward to months and months of jokes about how two bad cell companies don’t make a good one.

Mar 152011

I’m a sucker for old videos and articles which would predict what things would be like today, and AT&T used to do tons of promo materials like that back in the day.  Maybe it reminds me of dreams I had as a kid, wishing to have a device like a tablet, which could hold all of my school books, and could keep track of my place in each one. Also, it’s hard to deny that anything Shatner does, especially back in 1976, is pure awesome.  Thanks to AT&T for sharing this one from their archives:

AT&T Tech Channel