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Is the AT&T and T-Mobile Merger at Risk?

AT&T threatens to become the Moby-Dick of the mobile world if it succeeds in swallowing T-Mobile whole, but this controversial merger is far from a done deal -- political pressures and consumer objections threaten to imperil it. And there's more at stake here than a marriage of two companies.

Judge OKs Suit Against Apple, AT&T as Class Action

A monopoly abuse lawsuit against Apple and AT&T%u2019s mobile phone unit was awarded class-action status by a judge in California. The complaint takes issue with the fact that iPhones are locked into AT&T%u2019s network, The Associated Press reported. The lawsuit says Apple made a secret deal giving AT&T exclusive use of the iPhone in the United States for five years. This means that customers who sign up for a two-year agreement with AT&T when they buy an iPhone are effectively locked into a five-year relationship.