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Dish CEO Denies Sale Rumors
Insists Focus is on Building LTE Network
by Karl Bode 09:15AM Thursday Jan 12 2012
Speaking at CES this week Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton said the company is open to all options when it comes to finding partners for their nationwide LTE network ambitions, but that the company has no plans to sell the company or its assets. Dish found itself at the center of rumors that the company could be sold to AT&T, as part of a press and Wall Street narrative insisting that AT&T need to buy somebody on the heels of the failed T-Mobile deal -- just because. Dish says they can have their new LTE network (supposedly branded "Ollo") three years after getting FCC regulatory approval.

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nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI

Not a good move dish

Why would anyone want to do business with att? You have no damn rights whatsoever.
Austinloop

join:2001-08-19
Austin, TX
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Re: Not a good move dish

You have the right not to do business with AT&T.
25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
Says who? TracFone does. DirecTV does. Apple surely does- they were allowed to use the iTunes store instead of some app store that ATT Mobility developed. I say they have some rights. Doing business with Apple is NOT having any rights.

nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI
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Re: Not a good move dish

said by 25139889:

Says who? TracFone does. DirecTV does. Apple surely does- they were allowed to use the iTunes store instead of some app store that ATT Mobility developed. I say they have some rights. Doing business with Apple is NOT having any rights.

Fine print taking your rights away. Forced arbitration.
25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH

Re: Not a good move dish

And yet other companies do that as well.

Time to pick a new company to hate.
sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
kudos:1

Re: Not a good move dish

said by 25139889:

And yet other companies do that as well.

Time to pick a new company to hate.

What telecom has achieved, especially AT&T with its recent insane Supreme Court ruling, is to destroy the rights and protections of consumers. Your desire to defend that practice and gloss over AT&T's unequaled influence over Congress belies your own corporate-centered loyalties.
openbox9
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Germany
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You believe that Dish's lawyers won't read the fine print in documents detailing intent of M&A activities with AT&T?

Jack_in_VA
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join:2007-11-26
North, VA
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Fine print taking your rights away. Forced arbitration.



No one can take your rights away unless you give them away.
sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
kudos:1

Re: Not a good move dish

said by Jack_in_VA:

Fine print taking your rights away. Forced arbitration.



No one can take your rights away unless you give them away.

Jesus you corporate shills are a dime a dozen. Customer abuse is customer abuse, regardless of the fine print. Fine print doesn't allow a corporation to harm you or take advantage of your status. We have consumer protection because a customer is at a severe disadvantage when drawing up a contract for use of service with a corporation.

This is basic law school 101 stuff. This country is being drained of its excellence thanks to people who have replaced corporations as their personal gods of worship.

Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
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Doing business with Apple is NOT having any rights.


You have the right not to do business with Apple.
decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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Tracphone

Tracphone is probably the one instance of ATT I won't fuss much about being its technically very cheap and mobile if your not wanting a contract.. However, their counter for text messaging is really odd and it devours your minutes :-/ Its doing like 3 minutes per text off your talking time.. Which is basically rape! But for voice.. Not bad..

redxii
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join:2001-02-26
Sherwood, MI

Re: Tracphone

Mine is .3 minutes to send/receive text. 0.30