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Atnt/ Tmobile Merger - what you can do!

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    the majority of humanity hates ATNT - but how do you stop what feels like the inevitable demise of another company that provides good service for a cheap price? Anyone remember alltel? cingular? or my fave mediaone?? Gobbled by atnt then turned into cesspits of unhappy customers practically raped by corporate america. Want to stop it but don't know what to do?

    VOICE YOUR OPINION!! But where?

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/5/stop-the-att-t-mobile-sale/

    and

    Stop Atnt Tmobile Merger | Facebook

    and of course a quick call to those paid to represent your voice - just leave them a voicemail!

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    Actually it was AT&T that was bought by cingular. Then later down the line, they changed the name to AT&T.

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    Thanks for the laugh. I haven't seen a post this far off base in a long while. And for future reference, there hasn't been a single petition that has every stopped a multi-billion dollar purchase in recorded history.
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    +1 would be nice for people to finally realize that though....

    And for the record, I've never had anything against at&t (not sure what atnt is, super explosive version of tnt maybe?).

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    ATNT

    Absolutely
    Terrible
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    Thread

    ???
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    Yeah just give up & eat your cake. Angel good luck cracking that bootloader....lawlz
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    Quoted because its made of win.... and made me lol

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    Seriously bashing someone for exercising their franchise? Not because you disagree but because you don't exercise yours? What a bunch of clones you are!
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    LOL

    His first claim about AT&T is flat wrong. Do you really think he has a clue about what is going on if he can't remember a 14 billion dollar deal from just 7 years ago?
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    Perhaps he wasn't born yet? :laugh:
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    I don't really care what he knows about AT&T or why he dislikes them. It's a link to a couple of petitions for if you want to voice your opinion on the merger. Which was your first point again? Oh yeah "it's pointless"....How original! Maybe he should read an AT&T wiki & maybe you should stop trolling an activist.
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    everyone lets play nice. please keep it civil.

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    Here's my problem with his post and your responses so far.

    opinion: Noun; a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty.

    Opinions should never be used in an activist demonstration or arguments. They are unsustainable over the period of time needed to affect change in the situation being discussed.

    petition: Noun; a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority.

    Under US federal, state and local laws, a petition can only affect change when it comes to government proceedings that involve a vote involving the public.

    Since the general populous of the US will not be voting on this issue, a petition has no ability to affect this outcome. And, in fact, is a detriment to the cause of affecting change in the possible outcome of this process. A person that signs any of those petitions might believe that is all they need to do and then do nothing else. That can't be further from the truth.

    So in a very large sense, the only troll so far is the original poster for stating incorrect facts, baseless opinions and creating a situation that has no favorable outcome to the cause stated.


    Now if you want to affect change, there is a much better path which requires very little time and has the maximum potential to stop this merger.

    A vote of no confidence in both the current management and board of directors of AT&T can halt this buyout. It is the only way at present that someone, outside of the governing bodies that will evaluate this buyout, can force the issue in a meaningful and long lasting way.


    My first and second post were spot on accurate and factual. Your responses so far, as well as the original post, are much closer to internets definition of trolling.
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    Wait. AT&T bought Alltel? I'm paying the wrong company.

    If memory serves, Alltel was purchased by Verizon Wireless. Part of the merger approval was that in markets where VZW and Alltel assets overlapped, the Alltel assets had to be sold to another carrier. AT&T was only one of many that purchased these extra bits. Granted they probably purchased the largest chuck of the cast aways, but not the only.
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    The original poster doesn't have an understanding of what he is protesting needless to say.
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    I would like to thank you for proving my point beyond a shadow of a doubt poontab. I must admit I have never seen someone come this clean, this quickly and in so few words.
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    I guess your first step to recovery has already taken a step backwards. Shame, I had such high hopes.
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