T-Mobile USA isn’t saying anything about the Department of Justice opposing the AT&T merger.
But in an internal memo to employees today, Philipp Humm, chief executive of Bellevue-based Tmo, told employees to stay the course.
Here’s the memo:
Aug. 31, 2011
By now you have heard the news that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit to block the AT&T and T-Mobile merger in U.S. District Court. We were surprised by this sudden announcement, and DT [Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s parent] will join AT&T in challenging the DOJ’s case in court.
DT and AT&T believe the DOJ has failed to acknowledge the significant consumer benefits of this deal. DT remains convinced that bringing together these two world-class businesses would create significant benefits for customers and the country.
While this action is addressed in Federal court, the best thing you can do is continue to focus on strengthening our business and offering world class customer service.
Customers have many reasons to choose T-Mobile — from the great value we offer, to compelling devices running on America’s largest 4G network and our leadership in customer service and satisfaction. Working as a team, we will continue to prove there’s no better time to be a T-Mobile customer.
Let’s build upon the positive momentum we’ve created in recent months. We have a great team here at T-Mobile, and I know you will join me in ensuring that, no matter what, “I Am T-Mobile Count on Me.”
I promise to make more information available to you in the coming days and weeks on OneVoice and through your leaders as this news develops.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support.