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AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion - ;( by sricka01
Started on: 03-20-2011 02:13 PM
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Report this Post03-20-2011 02:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sricka01Send a Private Message to sricka01Direct Link to This Post
Mergers rarely work in the favor of subscribers or employees.
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Report this Post03-20-2011 02:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTDirect Link to This Post
Anything AT&T touches turns into complete crap. There goes another good service provider down the toilet.
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Report this Post03-20-2011 02:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rproClick Here to Email rproSend a Private Message to rproDirect Link to This Post
Even worse, is we won't get to see that cute t-mobile girl in the pink dress.
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Even worse, is we won't get to see that cute t-mobile girl in the pink dress.


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Report this Post03-20-2011 03:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 82-T/A [At Work]Send a Private Message to 82-T/A [At Work]Direct Link to This Post
I can't tell you how thrilled I am.

My wife has T-Mobile, and even though she's never had any other carrier in the past 10 years, she's convinced it's the best one out there. I've been trying to get her to switch to AT&T forever, and never could... oh... this will be good. I can't wait to tell her... I'm going to make it special.

Not that I like to give my wife little jabs... but oh, I will so enjoy this...

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Report this Post03-20-2011 04:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Anything AT&T touches turns into complete crap.


Yup.

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Report this Post03-20-2011 04:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for spud321xClick Here to Email spud321xSend a Private Message to spud321xDirect Link to This Post
Man! AT&T sucks around here. I have had T-Mobile for a few years now, and have never had a problem with them. Service is guaranteed to go too crap. Just like Nextel, when Sprint bought them.

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Report this Post03-20-2011 05:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TommyRockerClick Here to Email TommyRockerSend a Private Message to TommyRockerDirect Link to This Post
Dammit! I JUST signed a contract with T-Mobile, specifically to avoid AT&T. **** ..
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Report this Post03-20-2011 05:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Nurb432Send a Private Message to Nurb432Direct Link to This Post
I know i live in a different era and the chances that this would help in this day and age is somewhat less then zero.. But i do remember a time when Ma Bell being the only guy on the block was a GOOD thing. ( sure there were a few other minor players, but they were just blips on the windshield. )

It made for one consistent network where everything was compatible. Price increases had to be justified and approved. They were required to provide services to outlying areas even at a loss, and maintain certain levels of QoS for everyone with no finger pointing. A percentage of their income went back to R&D and infrastructure improvements.. Sure they made boatloads of $, but it was also monitored and i feel we came out ahead as consumers.

Since the breakup all i have seen is a massive increase in my bill, reduced service quality and a fragmented market driven only by greed, little 'investment' being done. It delayed the stuff we have now like wireless data and smart phones by decades.

Of course today, this may just end up screwing us more.
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My AT&T service has been outstanding. I've had other carriers through jobs and they just weren't up to the job. Sorry, but I'll recommend AT&T any day.

Mark

P.S. I have no connection to AT&T at all.
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Originally posted by Firefox:

My AT&T service has been outstanding. I've had other carriers through jobs and they just weren't up to the job. Sorry, but I'll recommend AT&T any day.

Mark

P.S. I have no connection to AT&T at all.


I think it all depends on the area you are in which one is best for you. If you travel, its going to be hit and miss until the government takes over and we have one single carrier :P
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A good fit for voice and data technolgy.
As a T-Mobile customer, why am I not happy?
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Originally posted by Nurb432:

I think it all depends on the area you are in which one is best for you. If you travel, its going to be hit and miss until the government takes over and we have one single carrier :P



I do travel across the US and never have had a problem anywhere except in the middle of Utah where there are no cell tower.....or any other services. : )

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Report this Post03-20-2011 08:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dudewithoutfieroSend a Private Message to dudewithoutfieroDirect Link to This Post
the wife and i have had t-mobile for 5 years now, never had any problems with service and their customer relatiopns is great..........please att don't screw it up
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Report this Post03-21-2011 12:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post
I love the "AT&T sucks" posts.

Don't people realize that without AT&T we would not have the phone system we have today?

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Originally posted by twofatguys:

I love the "AT&T sucks" posts.

Don't people realize that without AT&T we would not have the phone system we have today?

Brad


so all the things we wouldnt have without hitler excuse his evil? yes, i directly compared hitler to att. better yet, att =hitler.
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Rates WILL go up, and if they want to change your T-mobile plan they can and will!
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I'm praying the SEC will nix this.

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Rates WILL go up, and if they want to change your T-mobile plan they can and will!


And I will cancel my service.

I use T-Mobile now and have no desire to be a AT&T customer.
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so all the things we wouldnt have without hitler excuse his evil? yes, i directly compared hitler to att. better yet, att =hitler.


yep AT&T has murdered millions and does nothing but bad.
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Originally posted by twofatguys:

I love the "AT&T sucks" posts.

Don't people realize that without AT&T we would not have the phone system we have today?

Brad


There is that pesky transistor they invented too. Or UNIX... or or or...
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Report this Post03-24-2011 02:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1988holleyformulaSend a Private Message to 1988holleyformulaDirect Link to This Post
I heard a good one today.

AT&T and T-mobile are getting married, no reception though.
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Report this Post03-24-2011 07:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for spark1Send a Private Message to spark1Direct Link to This Post
This isn't the old AT&T. Southwestern Bell (SBC) bought the AT&T name and some of the old regional companies. Bell Labs is now part of Alcatel-Lucent (a French company) and Western Electric pieces are owned by five different companies.

AT&T wrote the break-up plan and Judge Greene signed it. Many people likely profited from the breakup. Only the public/customers lost.

I once worked for both Bell of Nevada and AT&T Long Lines but that was in the 60's, long before the breakup.
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