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12:29:45 PM
AT&T to acquire T-Mobile

Interesting.

 

This can't help but be good news for the coverage in areas where both carriers have towers.

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Mar 20, 2011 2:17:12 PM
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so will at&t start using t mobile towers today/ will i see better coverage today?Smiley Surprised

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No the FCC has to approve the purchase first, determine if any Cellular Market Areas (CMA) covered by both carriers would create a monopoly if the two merged, and order any divestment orders as necessary.

It could take over two years before the companies are considered one company.
Probably from mobile, maybe. :)
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Mar 20, 2011 3:07:28 PM
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nsayer wrote:

Interesting.

 

This can't help but be good news for the coverage in areas where both carriers have towers.


  Yes, its troo.   Here's an additonal  aticle on the deal as reported from a local TV station 

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Mar 21, 2011 6:59:45 AM
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coverage will improve, but sure rates will go up also.

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Mar 21, 2011 11:06:14 AM
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jesusplay wrote:

so will at&t start using t mobile towers today/ will i see better coverage today?Smiley Surprised


NO.  It will be 12 months or more before you see any changes due to this merger.  The companies will still be run seperately for now.

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Mar 21, 2011 11:22:56 AM
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Yep will be this time next year for us to see any real results of this acquision. Good results for us im sure. I took a sneek peek at Tmos forum. Talk about a HUGE HORNET NEST....they aint liking this one bit. Before anyone chimme, yes, they have the right to go elsewhere which apear most of them will be exercising that right.
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The question is .. to where ?

 

In many markets there will be:

 

A) Verizon Wireless (CDMA/LTE)

B) Sprint (CDMA/WiMAX)

C) AT&T (GSM/HSPA+/LTE)

 

In some areas there will be MetroPCS/Leap/USCC.  Each carrier has its good and bad.

 

I was an original AT&T Wireless customer (left VZW because of billing issues and dropped calls many years ago).  Back then AT&T Wireless was 'OK', but had great rates, free inbound SMS/MMS and the 'Canada package' which allowed for roaming into Canada/Puerto Rico for $9.99/month as an add on.

Cingular bought out AT&T - but then used the same AT&T Wireless network (L.A.) and sold off its PacBell Wireless network to T-Mobile (looks like it'll get it back).

 

I suspect that there will be a large split of customers before and after this is done (many are in contract).

I suspect that carriers will be out trashing AT&T to gather and possible T-Mobile customers that are out of contract.

 

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Formrcanuck (gotta tel us the origin of your unique name)

Yep, your comment so true
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formercanuck wrote:

 

I suspect that there will be a large split of customers before and after this is done (many are in contract).

I suspect that carriers will be out trashing AT&T to gather and possible T-Mobile customers that are out of contract.

 


For at&t this merger seems to be about the additional spectrum first and foremost.  The extra customers are a bonus.  If past merger patterns repeat some customers will leave but the vast majority will stay put.

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