AT&T Trying to buy T-Mobile!

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by wattnxt, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. wattnxt

    wattnxt Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Ixonia, WI
    Ratings:
    +0
    Just found out that the number 2 service provider in the US is trying to buy out T-Mobile.

    AT&T claims that buying T-Mobile will fix their service shortages in areas and increase competition. Give me strength...

    If the big A was so competitive and innovative, why were they the first to charge for and lock down data for tethering...data purchased but (you can't use it for THAT). Pay more for less bandwidth, and able to lose the iPhone because their network made few to no upgrades since they purchased the majority of their existing infrastucture from Cingular.

    AT&T has never innovated anything. They have bought other innovative companies and their innovations and customers. Soon after, quashing the innovation, and raising fees and increasing restrictions.

    This move would put the big A as the nations largest carrier, and make Sprint third by neearly two to one. Not good. Considering this: T-mobile and Sprint are the last companies that will have unlimited data plans after the June VZW tiered plans are introduced.

    Is this the trend we want to support? Does anyone here believe that if ATT becomes the biggest that their lockdowns and lack of innovation will suddenly turn 180 degrees? ATT is telling the FCC exactly that, and in their own statement, called consumer and Sprint objections to the purchase underwhelming and unconvincing. Now THERE is the ATT we all know, '**** (self edit) the customer, we're AT&T'.

    Regardless of how you feel, post up on AT&T facebook page, and or Sprint's Facebook/Twitter pages. They and the FCC deserve to hear our thoughts on the matter. After all, if the big A is telling the FCC that this is for the customer, don't you think they should actually ask them? Oh yeah, this is AT&T we're talking about...they don't care what the customer thinks.

    Thanks.
    I will post the info link in a separate post below.

    Sent from my Droid1, Stable 1.2Ghz, Peter Alfonso v2 LV kernel, CM7.0.3, Zepplinrox Supercharged, Gingerbread 2.3.3 phone using DroidForums.
     
  2. wattnxt

    wattnxt Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Ixonia, WI
    Ratings:
    +0
    http://www.law360.com/m/topnews/articles/248180

    AT&T wants to buy T-Mobile, claims to help the consumer and competition.

    Enjoy the read!

    Sent from my Droid1, Stable 1.2Ghz, Peter Alfonso v2 LV kernel, CM7.0.3, Zepplinrox Supercharged, Gingerbread 2.3.3 phone using DroidForums.
     
  3. BlueSami

    BlueSami Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Citrus Heights
    Ratings:
    +0
    lol Welcome to 3 weeks ago! glad you could join us!
     
  4. garrett

    garrett Silver Member Theme Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    2,017
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    In a van by the River......
    Ratings:
    +4
    this is defiantly old news this has been going on for over a year but the FCC just approved the purchase within the last 6 weeks or so so i assume the actual purchase and changeover will take place in the next 6 months or so.
     
  5. Dwyndal

    Dwyndal Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes it's old news but honestly i'm happy for AT&T it's a wise choice and move why spend building and borrowing towers from others when you can just purchase someone who is not doing that great in the US market, this puts Tmobile to focus back home in Europe, they will need new set ups too with all the new 4g movement not just here.

    I feel bad for sprint, but they will make due, they have done well just suck in my area. Guess their digital lines highway was not a bright idea, why go under when you should have gone up and out haha

    As for capped data and tethering, it's already coming from Verizon as i heard they are now sending out messages of cease and or pay with some getting their plans changed. Though, IIRC the message have been more from iphone users versus android. I believe some android apps has been able to hide the tethering use but still when you use a lot of data they have to know something is up

    so who knows what this venture will bring all of us, i'm just waiting for nationwide wimax so i can just use wifi and get off the network...don't' pinch me, i don't want to wake up yet ma' just 5 more minutes.
     
  6. xan

    xan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    how much longer til we have ma bell owning everything again?

    Yay "free market" capitalism!
     
  7. Dwyndal

    Dwyndal Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0

    facebook like required here
     
  8. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,058
    Likes Received:
    754
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +771
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy s4
    wo, am i time traveling?

    lol but really this is pretty old news, about 4-5weeks ago if not more
     
  9. stonecaster

    stonecaster Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think its a great idea!!! Look at how well the merger worked out for Sprint / Nextel!????
    LMAO
     
  10. takeshi

    takeshi Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,581
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    at&t didn't purchase from Cingular. at&t is just a rebranded SBC. Cingular was a joint venture of SBC and Bellsouth. SBC/at&t fully owned Cingular (and rebranded Cingular under at&t as well) once it acquired BellSouth.

    Never. at&t isn't Ma Bell. at&t is a rebranded SBC. SBC acquired AT&T (Ma Bell).
     
  11. wattnxt

    wattnxt Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Ixonia, WI
    Ratings:
    +0
    I rest my case... they took a joint venture, SBC/BellSouth...(aka, not all ATTs investment-Bellsouth put capital in), bought out the partner (aquired BellSouth, it wasn't free...they bought BellSouth), and rebranded Cingular as ATT.

    Yes, they owned an interest in Cingular, but it was not completely ATTs. If ATT had owned the whole venture from day one, that would be a different story; they didn't. Cingular was still a purchased asset clumped into ATT. BellSouth put far more into that venture than SBC. SBC being a joint venture with Yahoo also.

    If you really want to go back, BellSouth was a breakout from Lucent, which was a company spawned from the original breakup of ATT. So in a way, you're right, it always was part ATT. But before it was broken up, it was the largest Monopoly in US history so there really wasn't much Ma Bell didn't own at least a part of somehow. 3 steps to Ma Bell??

    Bottom line is, ATT isn't innovating anything. And there have been very few improvements since ATT took the wheel of all these companies. Imagine the netwok ATT would have if they spent that 39 billion on network upgrades instead...

    Not that ATT will listen, why should they. It's worked in their favor so far. My point was more to the fact that the big A is trying to sell this purchase to the FCC as a fix to their customer complaints of network brownouts, and unfixed dead spots. It's more sad that the FCC is so blind they can't see that. ATTs purchase/innovation/service improvement history speaks for itself. Every purchase...nothing changed but profit margins.

    This will be the beginning of a long haul of high priced, low innovation wireless industry. A and V aren't pushing the unlimited everything envelope, that's only Sprint and T-mo. Yes others too, but not big enough to get A and Vs attention.

    I hope I'm wrong, but it doesn't look promising if the final sale is approved.

    Good luck to us all.





    Sent from my Droid1, Stable 1.2Ghz, Peter Alfonso v2 LV kernel, CM7.0.3, Zepplinrox Supercharged, Gingerbread 2.3.3 phone using DroidForums.
     
Search tags for this page
at&t tries to buy t mobile
,
at&t trying to buy t-mobile
,
at&t trys to buy tmobile
,
at&ttryingtobuytmobil
,

att tries to buy t mobile

,
is att trying to buy t mobile
,
who is tmobile trying to purchase
,
why at&t is trying to buy t-mobile