Sunday, September 4, 2011
AT&T wants to buy T-Mobile, but no one in their right mind other than AT&T thinks this is a good idea, including the Department of Justice (go DOJ!). Let's say consumers actually win this one and the deal fails, but T-Mobile's parent company still wants to get out of the US market. Who might be the big winner? Google. It might just be my own wishful thinking but I'd love to see an innovator in the cellular market get bought out by a company with a vested interest in ensuring cheap, fast, and unlimited access to the Internet from anywhere and everywhere. Google would also have the resources to expand the T-Mobile network into something competitive with the other major players. Yeah, this is probably just wishful thinking, but maybe I'll be watching for a shooting star tonight.