What Does AT&T / T-Mobile Merger Mean for Your Cell Service?

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AT&T has purchased T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG for $39 billion. It if gets regulatory approval, the merger will create the biggest wireless carrier left in the US. The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile will have 130 million customers in the US, a third more than Verizon and more than twice as many as Sprint Nextel, the only two others left. Parul Desai, policy counsel for Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, considers the consequences for consumers.

Credits

Guest:
Parul Desai - Consumers Union

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis