On Call runs every two weeks, alternating between answering reader questions and discussing hot topics in the cell phone world.
By now I'm sure that you're familiar with the arguments against the proposed AT&T-T-Mobile merger. As critics see it, the deal will put too much power in the hands of one carrier (and one GSM carrier, at that), it will reduce customer choice and innovation, and it will lead to higher prices and poorer customer service.
Those all are valid points, but I'm more worried about something that hasn't received a lot of attention. … Read more