AT&T Acquires T-Mobile USA

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  1. Jaxidian

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    AT&T-Mobile?
    AT&T&T-Mobile?
    Maybe they'll come up with a name that's not so double-faced, like Cingular?

    Regardless of any horrible naming options they might have, it's now clear what AT&T's short-term "4G" plans are.

    Source: Breaking: AT&T Acquires T-Mobile From Deutsche Telekom

    Official site with more info
     
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    Yep, been tweeting about it on Twitter. Never good news when there is less competition.
     
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    So much for a Sprint merger.

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    A Sprint/ATT or Spring/TMobile merger wouldnt make any sense, since they use competing cell network technology.
     
  5. Jaxidian

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    That's just 3G. Both of their 4G futures are likely LTE. Sure, both TMo and Sprint have "4G" but it's more like 3.5G and just a "quick fix/result" solution that will suffer in the long run. Additionally, who's to say that they couldn't connect the underlying networks, maintain 2 technologies for radios, consolidate towers, save on costs, and make it really work with many more options for devices that the one network could support on their new "3G" network that supports both GSM and CDMA?

    That said, this merger will be an easier one on the technology front.
     
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    I wonder if everyone on the cheaper T-Mobile plans will be able to utilize AT&T's network after the merger.
     
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    Great... less competition. The idea of Google's vanilla android devices being exclusive to at&t makes me sick.
     
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    this is not going end well for Tmobile customers?

    I think the customers from tmobile will bolt from At&t when their contract end because of monthly price etc etc

    will att change the deposit for people who have bad credit ? as far I know tmobile is pretty flexible on it
     
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    doubt it, Im pretty sure alot of Tmobile customer will go to Sprint for cheaper plans
     
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    crazy, and not good for consumer pricing IMO. now vzw and at&t can gouge away :(

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    WOW! I'd heard rumors of this, but didn't think it'd happen this quickly. I wonder if AT&T will want to carry the Nexus S which runs on the T-Mobile network, but is sold exclusively by Best Buy?

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