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Boost / Virgin Mobile / One of the dozens of no name providers
AT&T - TMobile USA Merger...Anyone Going To Bail ?
If the US regulatory board approves the sale of TMobile USA to AT&T
is anyone going to bail out ?
Who will your new service provider be ?
Boost / Virgin Mobile / One of the dozens of other no name carriers ?
From a customer perspective Sprint would have been a better alternative.
I'm personally hoping the board squashes the aquisition.
- 03-20-2011, 10:29 PM #2
I've been with T-Mobile since 05 and I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS MERGER. I can't believe they would let AT&T buy them out. AT&T is absolutely horrible, no wait beyond horrible. I have already read so many people claiming how they will be canceling their T-Mobile service first thing tomorrow. That's getting carried away if ya ask me. I can see AT&T allowing current T-Mobile customers to keep their plans but what about after their contracts are up? I can see them adding more fees to cover this or cover that. I am so upset with this its not even funny.
My entire plan is grandfathered in right now. I pay $79.99/mo for unlimited everything and no other carrier could come close to that. I will be following this very closely but in the end I might end up on Verizon. If this was already approved by the FCC then yes, I more than likely would switch immediately. I would hate to switch right now and find out it wasn't approved. It's very likely to happen though. The HTC Thunderbolt looks tempting but the upcoming Pyramid looks even better. The consumer will be the one getting screwed when this is all over. If I end up waiting then by the time I switch Verizon will probably no longer offer unlimited data plans. UGH
Most importantly, I hope not one single person at T-Mobile looses their job because of this merger.
Rant over :P
- 03-20-2011, 10:46 PM #3
At the end of the day it's a business. Deutsch Telecom wants to make the most money they can.
I can only hope that if it goes through (which i believe it will) that customer service stays the same. Att is only so-so.
I agree about the fees and stuff (again they are a money-making business) but will Verizon really be any better? Or sprint in a year (remember the $10 fee they recently added)?
At least we can be pretty certain that coverage will get better.
Sent from my myTouch 4GKevin F.I.M.T.K. O'Quinn Esq.
- 03-20-2011, 10:52 PM #4
This merger will definitely go through but I really hope it is for the better. I know I would greatly benefit from AT&T's coverage. They have full 3G coverage where I live whereas T-Mobile does not. Time will tell.
- 03-21-2011, 01:15 AM #5Kevin F.I.M.T.K. O'Quinn Esq.
- 03-21-2011, 01:26 AM #6
There are some reasons not to jump if things don't change. I love wifi calling and it's almost a requirement if you spend a lot of time in deployed regions and that was one of the reasons I got tmobile service in the first place, but aside from that I'm feeling like it's time to jump ship to Verizon.
- 03-21-2011, 06:12 AM #7
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Because I've "ruined" my relationship with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon in the past... I'm left with "other no name..." to choose from. *insert very huge sigh*
I'm sad and stressed as I've come to love T-Mo up until I found that I am paying for a dead beat XT AND a MT4G. I might have to go pre-paid as like said, that unlimited plan for $79 is/was the cheapest thing going for T-Mo bill wise.
We shall see.Since 2009 - Android gadgets to date via T-Mo
Purple Cliq XT
White MyTouch 4G
White Galaxy 2
White BT5100 S Pen
Titanium Tab 2 10.1
White Note 2
White Note Tab 10.1
- 03-21-2011, 07:40 PM #8
Also remember that we have plenty of time before we're forced to change.
It has to get approved. Then they have to combine networks. Its not just a flip of a switch.
Sent from my myTouch 4GKevin F.I.M.T.K. O'Quinn Esq.
- 03-21-2011, 08:37 PM #9
- 03-21-2011, 08:41 PM #10
^ I read somewhere ATT hopes to complete the process within 12 months. Is there a thread out there that has info on what happens to our plans or contracts? Are we contract free after the change? Do we keep existing plans and rates until the switch minus maybe our free tethering and stuff like that? I tried surfing the tmo forums, but no luck in the sea of posts yet.
- 03-21-2011, 09:34 PM #11
This aint over till the fat lady sings.
Although AT$T is betting 3 Billlion with a B that this merger will be blessed
by the regulatory board meaning they will have to pay TMO 3 billion if its squashed.
I think TMO deserves the 3 billion dont you ?
- 03-21-2011, 09:55 PM #13
- 03-21-2011, 11:30 PM #14
No details have been released about contracts and stuff.
I worked for an AT&T authorized retailer (I don't anymore) and when we had customers come in that were from Centennial Wireless with a broke phone they had two choices 1) go to a store that was previously Centennial to get a a warranty exchange 2) sign a new two year agreement with AT&T to get a new phone (on AT&T rate plans).
Once your phone broke you pretty much had to get on AT&T's plan. I see this going the same way.
As for the network merger...even if the deal gets approved in a year that doesn't mean we ONLY have a year. It'll take some time to get things in place and hardware changed and stuff like that. Plus they can't have devices for a network that isn't active yet. So it wouldn't make sense to obsolete all of the T-Mobile 3G phones until they have a large selection of phones available.
I'm not worried about it. It's the way of the world. Some necessary evils need to be accepted. Personally I'm looking forward to increased coverage and LTE.
(disclaimer: I might be forced to switch to AT&T in the next month or two anyway)Kevin F.I.M.T.K. O'Quinn Esq.
- 03-21-2011, 11:45 PM #15
- 03-21-2011, 11:56 PM #16
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voice your opinion! sign the petition!
- 03-22-2011, 12:32 AM #17
- 03-22-2011, 01:50 AM #18
As far as which phone it'll be the LG Optimus 3D.
As far as the Facebook pages and all that I don't think it'll have an affect (look at Sprint/Nextel). But it's always good to have your voices heard.
And EVERYBODY will probably be forced to change if they want to get a new phone. It's not like that everytime networks combine but in this case T-Mobile is getting bought, they aren't merging. They won't have much of a say in what happens.Kevin F.I.M.T.K. O'Quinn Esq.
Lets Hope Its Not Approved
Will An AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile Really Happen?
“In the event the transaction does not receive regulatory approval satisfactory to AT&T and the transaction does not close, AT&T will be required to pay a breakup fee of $3 (billion), transfer to T-Mobile certain AWS spectrum that is not needed by AT&T for its initial LTE roll out, and provide a roaming agreement to T-Mobile on terms favorable to both parties”
Lots of reasons why it will be approved and lots of reasons why it would not be.
I hope it wont be.
I'm going to wait and see.
I'm eyeing the new 42 speed boost in Orlando and hoping it comes to Tampa soon.
And the two new soon to be released phones, the Pyramid and G2X.
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- 03-24-2011, 10:37 AM #24Kevin F.I.M.T.K. O'Quinn Esq.
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