AT&T merging with Directv?

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AT&T merging with Directv?

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Re: AT&T merging with Directv?

I HAD DISH NETWORK FOR YEARS AND I FINALLY GOT RID OF IT

SEEMED LIKE THE SIGNAL GOT WEAKER OVER THE YEARS AND ANY LITTLE WEATHER WOULD BLOCK THE SIGNAL

SO I WENT WITH UVERSE AND DID AWAY WITH THE DISH

IF THEY SWITCH TO DISH IM GOING TO SOMEBODY ELSE

DONT WANT ANOTHER SORRY DISH

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ACE - Master

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CANIPE1656 wrote:

I HAD DISH NETWORK FOR YEARS AND I FINALLY GOT RID OF IT

SEEMED LIKE THE SIGNAL GOT WEAKER OVER THE YEARS AND ANY LITTLE WEATHER WOULD BLOCK THE SIGNAL

SO I WENT WITH UVERSE AND DID AWAY WITH THE DISH

IF THEY SWITCH TO DISH IM GOING TO SOMEBODY ELSE

DONT WANT ANOTHER SORRY DISH


No need for all caps, lol.  I don't think that is what this means (forcing folks to get a dish).  It will most likely allow AT&T to brand itself on Dish equipment, strategic partnering and so on.

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ACE - Master

Re: AT&T merging with Directv?

The story in the business section of our Kansas City Star reported that AT&T wants to acquire Direct TV.  No mention of a merger.....just outright acquisition.

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hpmsrm wrote:

The story in the business section of our Kansas City Star reported that AT&T wants to acquire Direct TV.  No mention of a merger.....just outright acquisition.



Right. 
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CANIPE1656 wrote:

I HAD DISH NETWORK FOR YEARS AND I FINALLY GOT RID OF IT

SEEMED LIKE THE SIGNAL GOT WEAKER OVER THE YEARS AND ANY LITTLE WEATHER WOULD BLOCK THE SIGNAL

SO I WENT WITH UVERSE AND DID AWAY WITH THE DISH

IF THEY SWITCH TO DISH IM GOING TO SOMEBODY ELSE

DONT WANT ANOTHER SORRY DISH


 

Sounds like a sloppy install to me.

 

 

 

 




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Another fine example.

 

Yet another mega merger which our government will probably bend over backwards for, so we can bend over forwards and grab our ankles. On top of that they'll probably take away the tax deduction for vasoline.

 

They all (politicians) claim to know that the lack of choice is the problem, yet they keep allowing big business to gobble up those choices.

 

I would think there would have to be a major overhaul of DirecTV and AT&T for this to happen. To start with, DirecTV's installers are non-union subcontractors, and AT&T has no experience in satellite TV.

 

I can see a major learning curve for AT&T, and a lot of fired downsized people at DirecTV.

 

 

 

 

 




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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                              

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Re: AT&T merging with Directv?

Also, you need to be aware the Dish Network and DirecTV are two different companies.  I have people call and say they have Dish and want to get the discount to combine it with AT&T.  I have to explain to them that we do have any partnership with Dish.  We do have a partnership with DirecTV. 

 

From everything I have heard over the years, these two companies are so different that they should not be link together.

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sorry typing skills off today.

 

should have said "I have to explain to them that we do NOT have any partnership with Dish."

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flutist1963 wrote:

Also, you need to be aware the Dish Network and DirecTV are two different companies.  I have people call and say they have Dish and want to get the discount to combine it with AT&T.  I have to explain to them that we do have any partnership with Dish.  We do have a partnership with DirecTV. 

 

From everything I have heard over the years, these two companies are so different that they should not be link together.


 

Yup, for one thing Dish is a helluva lot better. Better programming, better equipment, and lower prices.

 

I guess that's why AT&T split with them, Dish's Hopper/Joey/Sling systems makes Uverse and their WHDVR look pitiful.

 

 

 

 

 




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Re: AT&T merging with Directv?

I originally saw the story about AT&T considering acquisition of Direct TV in the business section of our Kansas City Star.  But it is also on the Internet.  Apparently CNN Money had a story and others picked it up:

 

http://www.inquisitr.com/1235842/att-to-acquire-directv-20-million-potential-customers-on-the-line/

 

FYI

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