mergers http://www.kplu.org en Bellevue-based T-Mobile and AT&T agree to merger http://www.kplu.org/post/bellevue-based-t-mobile-and-att-agree-merger <p>AT&amp;T Inc. and T-Mobile want to merge. Boards of the mobile giants&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/03/att-buying-t-mobile-for-39b.html" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">agreed to a $39 billion deal</a>, announced Sunday, according to&nbsp;TechFlash&nbsp;reporter Greg&nbsp;Lamm:</p><blockquote style="background-image: url(http://www.kplu.org/sites/all/themes/brainy/images/bg-blockquote.gif); background-attachment: scroll; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-left-width: 0px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: rgb(187, 187, 187); font-style: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 50px; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat repeat; "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; display: inherit; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); line-height: 22px; ">The purchase, still subject to approval by regulatory boards, would create the largest mobile phone company in theU.S.&nbsp;If the deal closes, it would combine the nation&#39;s second- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, creating a company with nearly<strong> 130 million subscribers</strong>, and could lead to higher rates for consumers, experts said.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); line-height: 22px; ">Lamm&nbsp;writes that until quite recently T-Mobile, the Seattle area&#39;s remaining major wireless firm, was considered to be in merger talks with Sprint Nextel.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:25:38 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1038 at http://www.kplu.org Bellevue-based T-Mobile and AT&T agree to merger