AT&T Plans to Acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

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StarWolf

Please for the love of gawd!!!! DONT LET THIS GO THROUGH!

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qhoa1385

oh hell no

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Frellenwood

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hammer6556

i had plan with a local carrier that got bought out by at&t, no one got grandfathered.  you had to go in to the store and pick from at&t's plans and start your contract over or you were automatically put under contract of their choosing.  either way, this deal will go through, telecom companies spend way too much money on lobbying our politicans for the government not to do what they want.

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turbonutter

I hope this doesn't come through, but sadly I think it will. Less competition is bad for everyone... except AT&T.

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solidtran

I HATE AT&T! WE ARE FOREVER ENEMIES!

is that clear enough FCC?

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ddreese

You guys are worried about nothing. AT&T grandfathers in all existing plans and you can keep them if you want. The only time you would have to change plans is if they offer a new service that you would like to have but isn't compatible with your billing plan. That's perfectly acceptable. You wouldn't expect AT&T to grandfather you in at $40/month for LTE, would you? If so, then take your phone and blend it now, because you're too stupid to own one.

 

I suspect this will go through, but there will be a hella lot of conditions. Ultimately, GSM users will benefit greatly. Expect Verizon to sniff Sprint's butt next. I was fully expecting T-Mo and Sprint to tie the knot, to dig them both out of their respective holes. This was from left field.

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big_montana

I can only go by my personal experience with aTT. When Cingualr purchased ATT, they would not honor existing ATT contracts and we were given to February to switch to comparable Cingualr plan (Which would have doubled my bill). I ended up leaving ATT for Sprint (with no regrets). I can see the same thing happening here if the purchase is approved (a BIG if by the way).

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tornato7

The combined companies should be called AT&T&T

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spoonard

I like AT&T-Mobile

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Arlips

If this passes, I'm heading right to Sprint. You just know that AT&T's first order of business will be to get rid of T-mobile's true unlimited data plans. The only one left with a truly unlimited data plan will be Sprint, once Verizon changes over to their new tiered pricing/removal of true unlimited.

Sprint is about to take in lots and lots of new customers, if this comes to pass.

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big_montana

Hopefully, this does not pass FCC inspection and falls through. I did not see this coming, as the last I heard Sprint was in negotiations to purchase T-Mobile, and were also looking to switch their network from WiMax to LTE (which would have solved the network incompatibilities) because of their ongoing dispute with Clearwire.

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nsvander

Well there goes my cheap data plan!  I hope this merger goes belly up!  It might be time to switch to Verizon, I refuse to have AT&T again.  I left them 10 years ago because of shitty service and horrible billing cycle issues.

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cj100570

There Goes The Neighborhood! T-Mobile customers can expect to pay higher bills but at least AT&T customers may finally be able to use their phones as phones now that the coverage will be increased.

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Stockislander

It will be a sad day if this gets approved, but I wouldn't put it past our government to allow it.

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