From day one when AT&T revealed its intention to acquire T-Mobile, everyone has been trying to determine how the merger of the telecom giants would affect them. Sometimes you have to look at the numbers behind the merger to see the real story. A multitude of statistics has been provided to both support and argue against the deal. AT&T and T-Mobile say the transaction would spur jobs and pump billions of dollars into the U.S. economy; detractors like Sprint Nextel contend the opposite. Other debates have also raised similar issues like the amount of “market concentration” the deal would create and operators need for additional wireless spectrum. Vertical Consultants has its opinion and also information provided directly from AT&T that will directly impact you if you currently have a lease with T-Mobile or AT&T.