BREAKING NEWS: AT&T to buy T-Mobile
Wow!!! Wonder what this means for TMO's 3G network which is different from AT&T's? Lots of questions. Merger, if it happens, won't be finalized for around a year, so we have time to discuss.
Here's one article:
AT&T agrees to buy T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion -- Engadget
- 03-20-2011, 01:53 PM #3
I just saw this. Im not sure how to feel about it. but maybe us at t-mobile will get some new Blackberry devices Like the torch or torch 2BB Pearl 8100 (2007 - 2009)
BB curve 8900 (2009-2011)
BB Bold 9700 (2011- )
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03-20-2011, 02:33 PM #6
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- 03-20-2011, 02:58 PM #9
i thought over here in uk orange and t mobile where pretty much the same company
and customers do recieve better coverage from both imo
not sure about at&t as im from scotland ?DAVESHIZ BB Z30 -BB PLAYBOOK
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- 03-20-2011, 03:22 PM #12(AT&T)Nokia 5110(2001)-->(Cingular)Nokia 6102i (2007)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Pearl 8120 (2008)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Bold 9700(2010)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2010)--> (Sprint) HTC Evo 4G White (2011)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2011)--> (AT&T) HTC Inspire 4G (2011)(AT&T)HTC Vivid (2012)-->(Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S III White
- 03-20-2011, 03:34 PM #13
- 03-20-2011, 03:41 PM #14(AT&T)Nokia 5110(2001)-->(Cingular)Nokia 6102i (2007)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Pearl 8120 (2008)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Bold 9700(2010)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2010)--> (Sprint) HTC Evo 4G White (2011)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2011)--> (AT&T) HTC Inspire 4G (2011)(AT&T)HTC Vivid (2012)-->(Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S III White
- 03-20-2011, 04:25 PM #16
I'm not a big fan of this news at all. A few important questions comes to mind:
1) will the amazing customer service of t-mobile be carried over to this new joint venture?
2) Will my current t-mobile plan be grandfathered in or will it eventually be phased out?
3) will i be forced to take on an at&t plan?
the only positive i see out of this is the potentially nicer phones that at&t has, but its not worth it to me to have crappier service for semi-nicer phone.
I guess only time will tell.
- 03-20-2011, 05:13 PM #17
2.) Possibly, but it may not be permanent because of the upgrade process. No one can say for sure, but I could of sworn that many Alltel Wireless customers kept their plan but ended up losing it when they needed a new phone. Don't hold me to this though and you need to be prepared for the worst.
3.) See number 2.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-20-2011, 06:00 PM #19
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Wow I just looked at AT&T's coverage map and there is some damn big holes in coverage in southeastern OK. I was looking to see if their phones worked on US 177 between Asher and Tecumseh because T-Mobile doesn't.
Last edited by ric25455; 03-20-2011 at 06:11 PM. Reason: Added info
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-20-2011, 07:10 PM #22
- 105 Posts
Tmobile no more
Still not sure how ATT is going to deal with Tmobile EM+ customers, as it stands with us now if we want a new phone, we buy them, full price, and if they have a service we need we pay for it at a slight discount, AND NO CONTRACTS.
I would think integration of existing customers, and employees is at least a small part of their take over plan (maybe a very small part), but I don't see us all being hauled to the chopping block on the day of acquisition.
I think it will probably be a slow process where they chip away at us until we come into line with their service plans. One thing for sure is the disappearance of things like free wi-fi, no service requirements for Blackberries, limited free tethering, customer loyalty, and from what I remember (almost 10 yrs ago when I left ATT) the loss of the best customer service we ever had.
I'm not a big fan of CDMA phones, but at least I have that option. I don't know what the customers with international service needs are going to do, I guess ATT will own most of you guys now, Hey!!!, isn't that what broke up the big Ma Bell monopolies in the first place.
Anyway, I guess we all just have to wait and see.
- 03-20-2011, 07:50 PM #23
Well I was considering switching to T-mobile anyway. I guess I'll switch now to get better T-Mobile rates in summer and hopefully get AT&T's full coverage later hopefully in a grandfathered plan.
- CrackBerry User
03-20-2011, 08:11 PM #25
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Some pertinent information.
Bottom line is ..
"The merger will ensure the deployment of a robust 4G LTE network to 95% of the U.S. population, something neither company would achieve on its own. Also, because of our compatible networks and spectrum, the customers of T-Mobile USA and AT&T will experience improved voice and data service almost immediately after the networks are integrated."
"T-Mobile USA remains an independent company. The acquisition is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. We do not offer the iPhone. We offer cutting edge devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and coming soon our new Sidekick 4G."
T-Mobile's FAQ For Customers
Last edited by Tezuya; 03-20-2011 at 08:14 PM.