Department of Justice Files Complaint Against Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an anti-trust complaint and lawsuit with a Washington court regarding the proposed merger between wireless companies AT&T and T-Mobile. The filing is an attempt to block the merger, and the complaint states, “AT&T’s elimination of T-Mobile as an independent, low-priced rival would remove a significant competitive force from the market.”

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At&T to Put Cap on Unlimited Data Plans

For those of us with unlimited data plans on the AT&T network, things might start to change a bit – but only if we’re in the top5% of the company’s heaviest data users. Why? Well, the company has announced that, starting in October, smartphone customers with unlimited data plans may experience reduced speeds once their usage puts them in the top 5 percent of data users.

Customers will still be allowed to use their data, and speed will be restored at the beginning of the following billing cycle, though. Also, AT&T says that customers who are reaching that top percentile will be notified multiple times and be given a grace period for usage.

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Dell Aero Smartphone Hits the Internet - For AT&T Only

Today, Dell released the Aero, an Android-driven smartphone for the US, available only on their Website. Dell promotes the Aero as “one of the lightest Android smartphones” and will support Adobe’s Flash. It also has a multi-touch, 3.5” screen and a virtualized keyboard.

Other features include:

  • 5 MP camera, with auto focus, flash, 8x digital zoom and video at 30 fps.
  • POP3, IMAP4, IMAP Idle, Webmail and Microsoft ActiveSync email support
  • SMS and MMS messaging
  • USB 2.0 and Bluetooth connectivity
  • GPS feature
  • DRM and full media player with content management and support for AAC, MP3, WMA, MPEG, 3GP, MP4 and more
  • Video streaming
  • 2GB internal storage
  • 624MHz processor
  • Handwriting support

Pricing starts at $299.99, but Dell said the Aero is available for as low as $99.99 with a two-year contract from AT&T. Read more on Dell’s Website.


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