View Poll Results: You Bailing Out ? To Who Will You Go ?

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  • Verizon

    20 54.05%
  • Sprint

    10 27.03%
  • MetroPCS

    2 5.41%
  • Boost / Virgin Mobile / One of the dozens of no name providers

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    Default 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 ?

    Verizon ?

    Sprint ?

    MetroPCS ?

    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    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.

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    You are right about Verizon and Sprint. However, Verizon's customer service is far superior than AT&T's. It's still no where as good as T-Mobile's. T-Mobile has done so much for me and never given me any problems. One thing I really like about their CS is how they treat loyal customers like myself. I can see AT&T not even lifting a finger.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMJB0188 View Post
    You are right about Verizon and Sprint. However, Verizon's customer service is far superior than AT&T's. It's still no where as good as T-Mobile's. T-Mobile has done so much for me and never given me any problems. One thing I really like about their CS is how they treat loyal customers like myself. I can see AT&T not even lifting a finger.

    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.
    Coverage and speed will always improve over time. But something has to give. Its either gonna be increased bills through fees, poor customer service (pay cut), or just plain old rate hikes.

    You can't have all three lol.

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    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.
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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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    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.

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    Yup. However the bad thing is we'll have to change phones to compatible AT&T phones to make use of the 3G. So realistically if this merger were to happen and people using their mytouch 4G's after the networks have been combined are pretty much SOL!!!
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    ^ 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredmr View Post
    ^ 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.
    I think its way too early to tell. This still might not happen. However its my OPINION that AT&T will allow T-Mobile customers to keep any plan they currently have once the merger is complete. But when it comes time to upgrade or go with a different phone they'll require one of their plans for the phone. Expect a lot of these questions to be answered soon. However I'd pay more attention to AT&T's responses than T-Mobiles. I can really careless about unlimited calling but I really like Wi-Fi calling and my UNLIMITED DATA. I can't see those 2 things happening with AT&T. ): As far as contracts go, I really don't know what they'll do. We should not be under contract once their networks combine. I will try things out but AT&T is notorious for dropped called and horrible voice quality and severe network congestion.
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    Wink

    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 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by going_home View Post
    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 ?

    You better believe it!!!! That 3 billion would make T-Mobile so much better than what they already are. Better coverage, better phones, better plans, their own LTE network.
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    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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    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)
    Just curious, why would you be forced to switch to AT&T? Even if this merger goes through you'll get to keep your cheaper T-Mobile plan. What phone are ya interested in on AT&T? I'd get the HTC Inspire 4G
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMJB0188 View Post
    Just curious, why would you be forced to switch to AT&T? Even if this merger goes through you'll get to keep your cheaper T-Mobile plan. What phone are ya interested in on AT&T? I'd get the HTC Inspire 4G
    Getting on a family plan with someone else to save money.

    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.
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    Unhappy Lets Hope Its Not Approved




    “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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    If the deal does go out, will we be able to cancel tmobile without the cancellation fee?
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    and also would be have to get AT&T phones? cause i wouldnt mind getting the Iphone 4
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    And today I did bail. Verizon thunderbolt.
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    ^ I hear ya. Thinking of getting the iPhone, depending on what 5 offers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMJB0188 View Post
    ^ I hear ya. Thinking of getting the iPhone, depending on what 5 offers.
    Slightly bigger screen and dual core? And the closed eco system.

    It will be beautiful for sure and work, but wont offer any customization compared to android.

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    I can't believe AT&T phones could not get into the new Amazon App Store. WOW
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