Peter Kafka

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T-Mobile: We Were Totally Kidding About AT&T's Crappy Network!

Here’s an immediate casualty of the AT&T/T-Mobile deal–or at least I assume it will be: T-Mobile’s ad campaign, which is almost entirely focused on insulting AT&T’s network quality (and by extension, insulting Apple’s iPhones, too.)

True, part of the rationale for the $39 billion deal is that combining the two networks will improve AT&T’s quality. But that’s a nuance that may be lost on TV (and Web video) viewers who have been watching T-Mobile explain, over and over and over, why AT&T is a terrible choice.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik