It shouldn't sit well with Hesse & Co. Not surprising. I really hope this buyout deal is stopped by the DOJ. I've always thought it was anticompetitive from day 1, and I also dislike AT&T's arrogance in its TV ads claiming that the combination with T-Mobile will provide x and y to people. They think they can get away with anything, and the DOJ is about the slam the door in their face.
Ever watch baseball? It's kinda like when a batter has a 3 ball count on him, takes a close pitch, and then (without the umpire having called it a ball) tosses the bat aside and begins walking to first base. And then the umpire calls the pitch a strike. Sometimes, you wonder if the umpire would have done that if the batter would have just stayed put until AFTER the umpire called it either way.