AT&T http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Friday, April 6, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-6-2012 <p><strong>Missouri House approves advertising on school buses</strong></p><p>Missouri House members have approved legislation that would allow advertising on school buses to help districts cover transportation costs.&nbsp;</p><p>The legislation would allow school districts to lease space on the inside and exterior of school buses for private advertisements. Ads could not feature gambling, alcohol or tobacco.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:07:21 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3442 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 6, 2012 AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/att-buy-t-mobile-usa-39-billion <p><a href="http://www.att.com/gen/landing-pages?pid=3309">AT&amp;T Inc.</a> is about to become the largest cellphone company in the U.S. The company says it will buy <a href="http://www.t-mobile.com/company/">T-Mobile USA</a> from <a href="http://www.telekom.com/dtag/cms/content/dt/en/30782">Deutsche Telekom AG</a> in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion.</p><p>Right now AT&amp;T is the second largest wireless carrier, behind only <a href="http://aboutus.vzw.com/aboutusoverview.html">Verizon Wireless</a>. AT&amp;T expects its acquisition to take a year to close.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:13:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 765 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion AT&T downplays impact of impending Verizon iPhone sales http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/att-downplays-impact-impending-verizon-iphone-sales <p>Representatives of <a href="http://www.att.com/">AT&amp;T</a> Missouri are downplaying rumors that customers will defect to <a href="http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/index.html">Verizon</a> when that company <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/08/us-verizon-idUSTRE7065XR20110108">starts selling the iPhone</a> on Thursday.</p><p>Among other improvements AT&amp;T says that it's invested over $1.7 billion in its St. Louis wireless network.</p><p>Nancy Garvey is Vice President and General Manager for AT&amp;T mobility.</p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 00:05:24 +0000 Adam Allington 491 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org AT&T downplays impact of impending Verizon iPhone sales