And the AT&T/T-Mobile deal is off

Link is here.

It probably didn't seem worth it at all.  A few takeaways

  • Right now I think employment at T-Mobile and AT&T may be a bit unsure as they're trying to figure what to do next.
  • I don't think mobile companies are ones people trust or think well of, so they didn't have many defenders.  This may or may not be fair, but it seems to me that people's attitude towards mobile is "find the least worst."  That can't have helped.
  • Mobile is not "sexy" anymore – devices are.  No one was going to go to bat and say this whole deal was amazing and wonderful.

Steven Savage