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NEAT WIRELESS, LLC Files Complaint against AT&T Mobility with the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division

NEAT WIRELESS, LLC Files Complaint against AT&T Mobility with the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justic

CHICAGO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NEAT WIRELESS, LLC a minority-owned, managed and controlled (African-American) facilities based operator of PCS Wireless telecommunications in Northeastern Arkansas filed a complaint against AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless), a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T with the FCC and DOJ. In its complaint, which was filed in June and September, 2007, NEAT WIRELESS alleges that AT&T Mobility engaged in illegal conduct and behavior that resulted in NEAT WIRELESS failure to compete in markets it acquired from AT&T Mobility in Northeastern Arkansas which facilitated AT&T Mobility's merger with AWS in October 2004. NEAT WIRELESS alleges that these actions taken by AT&T Mobility resulted in NEAT WIRELESS being forced to sell back to AT&T Mobility all of the recently acquired subscribers from AT&T Mobility in Northeastern Arkansas at distressed prices. Both the FCC and DOJ approved the merger of AWS and AT&T Mobility subject to the divestiture of certain properties, which included the properties acquired by NEAT WIRELESS. One year from the initial divestiture of AWS operations in Northeastern Arkansas to NEAT WIRELESS, AT&T Mobility regained back all the subscribers it sold but without the physical facilities. NEAT WIRELESS believes that the actions of AT&T Mobility in this case not only is a violation of public policy, good business practices, the intent of Congress, and the antitrust provisions of the laws of the U.S., but also violates the Final Order of the FCC allowing the merger of AT&T Mobility and AWS.

NEAT WIRELESS has been forced to suspend its operations in Arkansas and layoff its entire staff of thirty five employees which it had previously hired from AT&T Mobility. NEATT WIRELESS is now faced with trying to liquidate the facilities and assets acquired from AT&T Mobility for which it now has no subscribers resulting in a substantially diminished value for the business and substantial economic loss to NEATT WIRELESS owners.

Percy L. Berger, Sr, Chairman, President, and CEO of NEAT WIRELESS said that "we will ask Congress, DOJ, and FCC to withhold approvals of any pending mergers of AT&T and AT&T Mobility until a full, thorough and independent investigation has been conducted with respect to their actions toward NEAT WIRELESS in there merger with AWS."

NEAT WIRELESS was founded in 2004 by Mr. Berger and former executives from Ameritech, Verizon, PrimeCo, Borg Warner Security and US Cellular to build a minority owned facilities based operations in wireless telecommunications. To its knowledge, NEAT WIRELESS was the only such operation in the U.S.

Note: This NEAT WIRELESS release and other news announcements are available at http://www.neatwireless.com/.


CONTACT: Percy L. Berger, Sr, Chairman, President, and CEO of NEAT
WIRELESS, +1-312-780-7362, cell, +1-312-543-3416, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.neatwireless.com/

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