BT and EE merger given the go ahead by monopolies commission

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  1. buttons

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    This sounds like a monopoly to me. Who does that leave outside apart from Three......
     
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    O2 and Vodafone is about it
     
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    With such a large part of communication companies going on infrastructure it must reduce costs significantly for the big boys. BT and EE would be very big. Could the others compete.
     
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    Large size of a company doesn't necessarily equate to high quality of service provision. Having used both BT and EE in the past I would have to invest in a much longer bargepole to do so again.
     
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    I read somewhere recently
    O2 and three are merging also

    Which will leave us with
    vodaphone
    o2+three
    Bt+ we

    Sky is looking for a partner also
     
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    I have a few three contracts which I have had for fifteen+ years and one orange now EE which I have had for twenty+ years. Never felt the need to change but I did prefer Orange before they become involved with EE.
     
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    Three and O2 are looking to merge, and is currently awaiting regulatory approval
    Talks between Vodafone and Liberty Global (Virgin Media) have just broken down, so Vodafone are turning to Sky - as both need to offer the "full monty"
     
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    I've been with O2 for years and happy with them. I believe they are owned by Telefonica a Spanish company!
    A merger with 3 would not be a bad idea!

    I think, that if Telefonica, who have mobile phone systems in UK. Germany and Spain, allowed their customers to use their mobiles openly, in any of these countries, they would clean up, especially in Spain and the UK.


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    I have such a Bargepole for sale Graham £500.[​IMG]
     
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    :LOL: Sorry Roger, nice pole but it's £1500 too much :LOL:
     
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    Will they be known as 05?

    Wyn
     
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    Or just Oh Oh Oh!
     
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    That would be Magic (Never believe it's not so) :LOL:
     
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    Oh Cinque? (to rhyme with sink) We have half decent O2 reception here but Three reception sucks. I just hope they don't unplug the O2 transmitter if it happens.
     
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    It wouldn't be so bad if they all used the same sat dishes or whatever they use , where we live we have to have o2 as nothing else works.
     
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    I found out the hard way that EE are ruthless it cost me a lot of money :eek:
     
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    One of our sons used to be with T-Mobile and once received a £200 bill for a call from Oxford. Luckily he was able to prove that he had signed out from work ten minutes before the alleged call was made. Even T-Mobile had to admit that it takes more than ten minutes to get to Oxford from Middlesbrough :D
     
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    The way I see it. BT isn't a mobile phone carrier provider at the moment. So BT merging with EE won't reduce the number of competitors in the market. It shouldn't affect competition. However it may affect MVNO operations which is what the commission looked into.

    The Three/O2 merger will be a different beast as it will reduce the number of operators in the market. In my opinion we need at least 3 operators to ensure competition. 2 operators will likely not compete as hard to avoid a price war. Whereas with 3 in the market there will be a smaller operator for whom the risk of a price war is worth taking. This is what leads to benefits for the consumer.

    Just my opinion of course.
     
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    cheapskate:)
     
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