The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday to block AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA on grounds that it would raise prices for consumers.The government contends that the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No.
Chicago customers of T-Mobile, like Jovan and Arthur Spence, are digesting the news that AT&T plans to swallow up their cell-phone provider. The Spences were heading into a T-Mobile shop in downtown Chicago earlier today. They said they’re not happy about becoming customers of AT&T.
AT&T's recent $3 rate hike for home phone users has caught the attention of a utility watchdog group that says consumers shouldn't have to pay more. Jim Chilsen is a spokesman for the Illinois Citizens Utility Board. He said Illinois has safeguarded options to protect customers from overpaying.