BREAKING: AT&T Acquires T-Mobile From Deutsche Telekom

Wow, wow, wow…AT&T just announced it is acquiring T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom. I don’t know even know what to say…full press release follows:

AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom

Provides Fast, Efficient and Certain Solution to Impending Spectrum Exhaust Challenges Facing AT&T and T-Mobile USA in Key Markets Due to Explosive Demand for Mobile Broadband

Enhances Network Capacity, Output and Quality in Near Term for Both Companies’ Customers

AT&T Commits to Expand 4G LTE Deployment to an Additional 46.5 Million Americans, Including in Rural, Smaller Communities, for a Total of 294 Million or 95% of the U.S. Population

Provides 4G LTE Service for T-Mobile USA’s 34 Million Subscribers

More Than $8 Billion in Incremental Infrastructure Spend by a U.S. Company over Seven Years, Enabling Nation’s High-Tech Industry, Innovation and Economic Growth

Creates Substantial Value for AT&T Shareholders Through Large, Straightforward Synergies

DALLAS & BONN, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Deutsche Telekom AG (FWB: DTE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.

“This transaction represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand critical infrastructure for our nation’s future”

AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA provides an optimal combination of network assets to add capacity sooner than any alternative, and it provides an opportunity to improve network quality in the near term for both companies’ customers. In addition, it provides a fast, efficient and certain solution to the impending exhaustion of wireless spectrum in some markets, which limits both companies’ ability to meet the ongoing explosive demand for mobile broadband.

With this transaction, AT&T commits to a significant expansion of robust 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) deployment to 95 percent of the U.S. population to reach an additional 46.5 million Americans beyond current plans – including rural communities and small towns. This helps achieve the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Obama’s goals to connect “every part of America to the digital age.” T-Mobile USA does not have a clear path to delivering LTE.

“This transaction represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand critical infrastructure for our nation’s future,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO. “It will improve network quality, and it will bring advanced LTE capabilities to more than 294 million people. Mobile broadband networks drive economic opportunity everywhere, and they enable the expanding high-tech ecosystem that includes device makers, cloud and content providers, app developers, customers, and more. During the past few years, America’s high-tech industry has delivered innovation at unprecedented speed, and this combination will accelerate its continued growth.”

Stephenson continued, “This transaction delivers significant customer, shareowner and public benefits that are available at this level only from the combination of these two companies with complementary network technologies, spectrum positions and operations. We are confident in our ability to execute a seamless integration, and with additional spectrum and network capabilities, we can better meet our customers’ current demands, build for the future and help achieve the President’s goals for a high-speed, wirelessly connected America.”

Deutsche Telekom Chairman and CEO René Obermann said, “After evaluating strategic options for T-Mobile USA, I am confident that AT&T is the best partner for our customers, shareholders and the mobile broadband ecosystem. Our common network technology makes this a logical combination and provides an efficient path to gaining the spectrum and network assets needed to provide T-Mobile customers with 4G LTE and the best devices. Also, the transaction returns significant value to Deutsche Telekom shareholders and allows us to retain exposure to the U.S. market.”

As part of the transaction, Deutsche Telekom will receive an equity stake in AT&T that, based on the terms of the agreement, would give Deutsche Telekom an ownership interest in AT&T of approximately 8 percent. A Deutsche Telekom representative will join the AT&T Board of Directors.

Competition and Pricing

The U.S. wireless industry is one of the most fiercely competitive markets in the world and will remain so after this deal. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where a large majority of consumers can choose from five or more wireless providers in their local market. For example, in 18 of the top 20 U.S. local markets, there are five or more providers. Local market competition is escalating among larger carriers, low-cost carriers and several regional wireless players with nationwide service plans. This intense competition is only increasing with the build-out of new 4G networks and the emergence of new market entrants.

The competitiveness of the market has directly benefited consumers. A 2010 report from the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) states the overall average price (adjusted for inflation) for wireless services declined 50 percent from 1999 to 2009, during a period which saw five major wireless mergers.

Addresses wireless spectrum challenges facing AT&T, T-Mobile USA, their customers, and U.S. policymakers

This transaction quickly provides the spectrum and network efficiencies necessary for AT&T to address impending spectrum exhaust in key markets driven by the exponential growth in mobile broadband traffic on its network. AT&T’s mobile data traffic grew 8,000 percent over the past four years and by 2015 it is expected to be eight to 10 times what it was in 2010. Put another way, all of the mobile traffic volume AT&T carried during 2010 is estimated to be carried in just the first six to seven weeks of 2015. Because AT&T has led the U.S. in smartphones, tablets and e-readers – and as a result, mobile broadband – it requires additional spectrum before new spectrum will become available. In the long term, the entire industry will need additional spectrum to address the explosive growth in demand for mobile broadband.

Improves service quality for U.S. wireless customers

AT&T and T-Mobile USA customers will see service improvements – including improved voice quality – as a result of additional spectrum, increased cell tower density and broader network infrastructure. At closing, AT&T will immediately gain cell sites equivalent to what would have taken on average five years to build without the transaction, and double that in some markets. The combination will increase AT&T’s network density by approximately 30 percent in some of its most populated areas, while avoiding the need to construct additional cell towers. This transaction will increase spectrum efficiency to increase capacity and output, which not only improves service, but is also the best way to ensure competitive prices and services in a market where demand is extremely high and spectrum is in short supply.

Expands 4G LTE deployment to 95 percent of U.S. population – urban and rural areas

This transaction will directly benefit an additional 46.5 million Americans – equivalent to the combined populations of the states of New York and Texas – who will, as a result of this combination, have access to AT&T’s latest 4G LTE technology. In terms of area covered, the transaction enables 4G LTE deployment to an additional 1.2 million square miles, equivalent to 4.5 times the size of the state of Texas. Rural and smaller communities will substantially benefit from the expansion of 4G LTE deployment, increasing the competitiveness of the businesses and entrepreneurs in these areas.

Increases AT&T’s investment in the U.S.

The acquisition will increase AT&T’s infrastructure investment in the U.S. by more than $8 billion over seven years. Expansion of AT&T’s 4G LTE network is an important foundation for the next wave of innovation and growth in mobile broadband, ensuring the U.S. continues to lead the world in wireless technology and availability. It makes T-Mobile USA, currently a German-owned U.S. telecom network, part of a U.S.-based company.

An impressive, combined workforce

Bringing AT&T and T-Mobile USA together will create an impressive workforce that is best positioned to compete in today’s global economy. Post-closing, AT&T intends to tap into the significant knowledge and expertise held by employees of both AT&T and T-Mobile USA to succeed. AT&T is the only major U.S. wireless company with a union workforce, offering leading wages, benefits, training and development for employees. The combined company will continue to have a strong employee and operations base in the Seattle area.

Consistent with AT&T’s track record of value-enhancing acquisitions

AT&T has a strong track record of executing value-enhancing acquisitions and expects to create substantial value for shareholders through large, straightforward synergies with a run rate of more than $3 billion, three years after closing onward (excluding integration costs). The value of the synergies is expected to exceed the purchase price of $39 billion. Revenue synergies come from opportunities to increase smartphone penetration and data average revenue per user, with cost savings coming from network efficiencies, subscriber and support savings, reduced churn and avoided capital and spectrum expenditures.

The transaction will enhance margin potential and improve the company’s long-term revenue growth potential as it benefits from a more robust mobile broadband platform for new services.

Additional financial information

The $39 billion purchase price will include a cash payment of $25 billion with the balance to be paid using AT&T common stock, subject to adjustment. AT&T has the right to increase the cash portion of the purchase price by up to $4.2 billion with a corresponding reduction in the stock component, so long as Deutsche Telekom receives at least a 5 percent equity ownership interest in AT&T.

The number of AT&T shares issued will be based on the AT&T share price during the 30-day period prior to closing, subject to a 7.5 percent collar; there is a one-year lock-up period during which Deutsche Telekom cannot sell shares.

The cash portion of the purchase price will be financed with new debt and cash on AT&T’s balance sheet. AT&T has an 18-month commitment for a one-year unsecured bridge term facility underwritten by J.P. Morgan for $20 billion. AT&T assumes no debt from T-Mobile USA or Deutsche Telekom and continues to have a strong balance sheet.

The transaction is expected to be earnings (excluding non-cash amortization and integration costs) accretive in the third year after closing. Pro-forma for 2010, this transaction increases AT&T’s total wireless revenues from $58.5 billion to nearly $80 billion, and increases the percentage of AT&T’s total revenues from wireless, wireline data and managed services to approximately 80 percent.

This transaction will allow for sufficient cash flow to support AT&T’s dividend. AT&T has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years, a matter decided by AT&T’s Board of Directors.

Conditions

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals, a reverse breakup fee in certain circumstances, and other customary regulatory and other closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in approximately 12 months.

Advisors

Greenhill & Co., J.P. Morgan and Evercore Partners acted as financial advisors and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Arnold & Porter, and Crowell & Moring provided legal advice to AT&T.

Conference Call/Webcast

On Monday, March 21, 2011, at 8 a.m. ET, AT&T Inc. will host a live video and audio webcast presentation regarding its announcement to acquire T-Mobile USA. Links to the webcast and accompanying documents will be available on AT&T’s Investor Relations website. Please log in 15 minutes ahead of time to test your browser and register for the call.

For dial-in access, please dial +1 (888) 517-2464 within the U.S. or +1 (630) 827-6816 outside the U.S. after 7:30 a.m. ET. Enter passcode 8442095# to join or ask the conference call operator for the AT&T Investor Relations event.

The webcast will be available for replay on AT&T’s Investor Relations website on March 21, 2011, starting at 12:30 p.m. ET through April 21, 2011. An archive of the conference call will also be available during this time period. To access the recording, please dial +1 (877) 870-5176 within the U.S. or +1 (858) 384-5517 outside the U.S. and enter reservation code 29362481#.

Transaction Website

For more information on the transaction, including background information and factsheets, visit www.MobilizeEverything.com.

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  • Joshua Longueira

    Just off the phone with tmo they say pricing may go up but stay lower than att current. Tmoblie is taking over customer service but will be called att in a year so not a lot of difference

    • ATT-Mobile

      lol please im a CSR with tmo and you all found out about this before us….trust me we know nothing at this time. But as a CSR for T-Mo and a former employee of ATT…im very excited. this is gonna be good for both sides and definitely more pros than cons.

      • Jutecat

        I feel for you as a CSR in this current enviroment. you guys must be getting SLAMMED right now and your just stuck saying the same thing that people can look up on their own.
        I do not miss that job.

  • Brian

    I had AT&T 6 years ago. They delete your voice mails after 2 weeks automatically and their customer service is open from 9-6pm! Customer service just SUCKED their and they didn’t care that it did! I’m not terribly pleased. I understand they are the most compatible systems (AT&T and Tmo) but I will jump to sprint after they finalize this in a year. Sprints deals are WAY better than A&T’s.

  • Dwinbush

    Tmobile is not getting the iPhone. I checked the website on Tmobile. Apple has to decide.

    • Brian

      There won’t be a Tmobile in one year. AT&T is going to purchase it? What are you talking about?
      They automatically get the Iphone is the rename T-mobile AT&T. They are both GSM technology companies.

    • Brian

      There won’t be a Tmobile in one year. AT&T is going to purchase it? What are you talking about?
      They automatically get the Iphone is the rename T-mobile AT&T. They are both GSM technology companies.

    • Joshua Longueira

      If you notice it was carefully worded and constantly mentioned now and nothing about when the deal is finished in a year

    • Joshua Longueira

      If you notice it was carefully worded and constantly mentioned now and nothing about when the deal is finished in a year

  • Djjohnnybraciole

    tmobile has 10mb 4g speeds right now. at&t’s 4g speed is 556kb. with at&t taking over tmobiles towers. it will rip apart the insane speeds of tmobile and then make at&t phones faster and tmobile phones slower…….worst business deal ever. its all about the number of subscribers they dont care about how fast their network is….

  • Djjohnnybraciole

    tmobile has 10mb 4g speeds right now. at&t’s 4g speed is 556kb. with at&t taking over tmobiles towers. it will rip apart the insane speeds of tmobile and then make at&t phones faster and tmobile phones slower…….worst business deal ever. its all about the number of subscribers they dont care about how fast their network is….

  • John

    So does this mean no more HSPA+ since they’re getting LTE?

    • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

      HSPA+ is still here to stay. After all, it’s a bridge to LTE. That being said, there’ll be a new-found focus on LTE now that AT&T is involved.

  • John

    So does this mean no more HSPA+ since they’re getting LTE?

  • Anonymous

    People getting upset, remember:

    1. No one has said what will happen to T-Mobile, both the name and the Company. AT&T could well leave T-Mobile intact and allow it to run as a separate division or legal entity. You might well see in the future ads that say: “T-Mobile… an AT&T company.”

    2. AT&T will not want to upset the apple cart, so to speak, by alienating existing T-Mobile customers, pushing them to switch carriers. The quickest way to create a mass exodus is to strip TMOUS customers of their rates, benefits and comfort level from being T-Mobile customers.

    3. T-Mobile customers are with T-Mobile because of value. I suspect AT&T is aware that if it hikes the rates and quickly does away with unlimited (actually limited) plans that the typical T-Mobile customer will bolt to prepaid.

    One of the assets AT&T is buying is T-Mobile’s customer base. The value of this asset is lost if 5 million customers switch to Boost Mobile or Metro PCS (both whom have extremely attractive plans and acceptable phones, e.g. Android-based smartphones).

    4. Benefits of this deal, look for Sprint and prepaid carriers to tempt you with extrememly good deals to get the T-Mobile customer to switch. I would not be surprised to see Sprint offer ONLY T-Mobile customers enticing deals to switch.

    5. Sprint will really try to entice you since it is despondent over missing out on acquiring T-Mobile (don’t feel bad Spring, T-Mobile was worth $20 billion on the high end. Paying $39 billion? Clearly one of AT&T’s motives was to outbid Sprint and slap it in the face. IMHO AT&T grossly overpaid DT for TMOUS.

    6. Regardless, we have at least a year to get our affairs in order, unless TMOUS starts “filtering out” the customers it does not want. One way it can do this is to start hiking prices and getting rid of its unlimited plans, including those who erroneously think their grandfathered plans are some sort of right (they are not a right, T-Mobile can take it away from you the next billing period, even if you are on a two-year deal). Don’t think T-Mobile can do this? Well, if T-Mobile can cancel your account any time it wants, what makes you think it can’t do the lesser act of altering the terms of your contract, applicable from this date forward.

    • ATL guy

      As usual Mike steps in to talk down to all of us.
      Get your own blog dude.
      Most people respond with 3 or 4 sentences not paragraphs.
      I dozed off on your third point.

      • Farhan

        lol

    • ATL guy

      As usual Mike steps in to talk down to all of us.
      Get your own blog dude.
      Most people respond with 3 or 4 sentences not paragraphs.
      I dozed off on your third point.

    • Anonymous

      From what I have read so far, it looks like the T-Mobile name will be gone.

    • http://twitter.com/carcomptoy Jeremiah

      I actually have to admit that many of your points were valid. But that being said, I’m very much still pessimistic about this deal. And I’m no business or econ-minded person, but while you may think $39b was overpriced, $20b was certainly insulting from Sprint.

      P.S. If you are going to talk down to us, at least refer to T-Mobile in the shorthand as TmoUSA. It’s not T-Mobile US. It’s just one more letter after all.

  • Anonymous

    This is bad for everyone. AT&T just absorbed one of the most reasonable alternatives for US wireless service. Less competition equals higher prices across the board for everyone.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Well isn’t this a bullet in the back. This will be an interesting turn of events now. At least we’re still GSM but I MUST see what’ll result from the plans. We better still be able to keep our now Semi-Unlimited plans. That’s my main concern. I wonder how this will play out. Well, whatever company the Nokia N950 goes to now, that’s who I’ll be with.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Well isn’t this a bullet in the back. This will be an interesting turn of events now. At least we’re still GSM but I MUST see what’ll result from the plans. We better still be able to keep our now Semi-Unlimited plans. That’s my main concern. I wonder how this will play out. Well, whatever company the Nokia N950 goes to now, that’s who I’ll be with.

    • Jutecat

      when voicestream was bought by tmobile contracts did not change. they were grandfathered.
      but in the long run i switched off my voicestream plan because tmobile was offering something much much better. i imagine this will be very simular

    • Jutecat

      when voicestream was bought by tmobile contracts did not change. they were grandfathered.
      but in the long run i switched off my voicestream plan because tmobile was offering something much much better. i imagine this will be very simular

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Well isn’t this a bullet in the back. This will be an interesting turn of events now. At least we’re still GSM but I MUST see what’ll result from the plans. We better still be able to keep our now Semi-Unlimited plans. That’s my main concern. I wonder how this will play out. Well, whatever company the Nokia N950 goes to now, that’s who I’ll be with.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Well isn’t this a bullet in the back. This will be an interesting turn of events now. At least we’re still GSM but I MUST see what’ll result from the plans. We better still be able to keep our now Semi-Unlimited plans. That’s my main concern. I wonder how this will play out. Well, whatever company the Nokia N950 goes to now, that’s who I’ll be with.

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

    • Broyles2

      AT&T does have a a VOIP solution, at least for their uVerse customers. But its more expensive than @Home…

      • Camille

        Nothing beats the $10 @Home. That is really going to suck

        • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

          I agree! I have it along with me 15% off corp discount. Grrrr, hope AT&T doesn’t ditch this service.

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Quailallstar

    I see those with the @Home phone service being enticed by ATT to switch into landlines.. (me)

  • Anonymous

    How about this news in light of what Obermann said in January 2011. Clearly at the time DT was in talks with AT&T, so now we know the rest of the story, by reading in between the lines, as the saying goes. LOL.

    ____________________

    “At a T-Mobile investor event in January, Mr. Obermann said that the German telecommunications company isn’t seeking a big acquisition right now but that T-Mobile is exploring its options …

    On Friday in Bonn, Germany, Mr. Obermann said the company is open to a partnership in the U.S., but that the U.S. market is more complex than smaller countries in Europe. That’s in part because the industry is more concentrated and there are fewer potential partners, he added.

    “We’re investigating what potential partnerships there are in America,” he said. “We are working on the solution, and will hopefully have something more concrete in the coming months.”

    Chief Financial Officer Timotheus Höettges… reiterated that the company ruled out an outright sale of the U.S. operations. ”
    ____________________

    Sidenote: IMHO AT&T paid top dollar (actually DOUBLE what I thought TMOUS was worth) to 1) take out a competitor; 2) to “spit” in Sprint’s face; and 3) to “spit” in Verizon’s face.

    A lot of this is top decision makers at AT&T having the money to act on their inflated egos.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, it is amazing how quickly the folks here can get suicidal.

    Let’s review:

    ° Nothing changes for a year (as is, “The transaction is expected to close in approximately 12 months.”)

    ° Nowhere does it indicate that AT&T was going to step in and change everything good about T-mobile. That would be corporate suicide, since in 12 months Verizon and Sprint will both have viable, even robust, LTE systems and AT&T can’t afford to cause former Tmo customers to look for better deals. Expect current plans to be grandfathered for as long as possible.

    ° Don’t be shocked if T-mobile stays a brand unto itself for a couple more years; do expect the Carly ads making fun of iPhone’s limited service on AT&T to disappear from the airwaves immediately.

    ° The voice and 2G services will improve as the towers of both companies are joined in one network, but the Tmo 3G signal needs to be added to AT&T towers otherwise. When that happens, your 3G service should improve greatly, as no company can afford these days to build new towers–the improvement in service for both companies will be tremendous. Still, as of now 3G on these two companies are different frequencies still, which means no iPhone for Tmo customers even though AT&T is now the owner. You’ll have to move over to an AT&T plan for that, and Apple certainly isn’t going to build an iteration of the iPhone for Tmo now.

    This might not be my dream for a new daddy, but the simple truth is that DT has been shopping TmoUSA for a year or more. Something was bound to happen, and since AT&T and Sprint were the two companies which figured most prominently, I think this provides the better outcome for current Tmo customers.

    I don’t love it, but I certainly can live with it. All this hysteria is just misplaced.

    • Jutecat

      im with you. hasn’t anybody here been through a gsm merger? really nothing bad is going to happen to us. its okay.
      our contracts will stay the same and will be grandfathered just like old voicestream and omnipoint customers until we are ready to shift ourselves.

      in reality att and tmobile can benefit from eachother. I hope that att finds a great value in tmobs excellent cust service and adapts that for their own.

    • Jutecat

      im with you. hasn’t anybody here been through a gsm merger? really nothing bad is going to happen to us. its okay.
      our contracts will stay the same and will be grandfathered just like old voicestream and omnipoint customers until we are ready to shift ourselves.

      in reality att and tmobile can benefit from eachother. I hope that att finds a great value in tmobs excellent cust service and adapts that for their own.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, it is amazing how quickly the folks here can get suicidal.

    Let’s review:

    ° Nothing changes for a year (as is, “The transaction is expected to close in approximately 12 months.”)

    ° Nowhere does it indicate that AT&T was going to step in and change everything good about T-mobile. That would be corporate suicide, since in 12 months Verizon and Sprint will both have viable, even robust, LTE systems and AT&T can’t afford to cause former Tmo customers to look for better deals. Expect current plans to be grandfathered for as long as possible.

    ° Don’t be shocked if T-mobile stays a brand unto itself for a couple more years; do expect the Carly ads making fun of iPhone’s limited service on AT&T to disappear from the airwaves immediately.

    ° The voice and 2G services will improve as the towers of both companies are joined in one network, but the Tmo 3G signal needs to be added to AT&T towers otherwise. When that happens, your 3G service should improve greatly, as no company can afford these days to build new towers–the improvement in service for both companies will be tremendous. Still, as of now 3G on these two companies are different frequencies still, which means no iPhone for Tmo customers even though AT&T is now the owner. You’ll have to move over to an AT&T plan for that, and Apple certainly isn’t going to build an iteration of the iPhone for Tmo now.

    This might not be my dream for a new daddy, but the simple truth is that DT has been shopping TmoUSA for a year or more. Something was bound to happen, and since AT&T and Sprint were the two companies which figured most prominently, I think this provides the better outcome for current Tmo customers.

    I don’t love it, but I certainly can live with it. All this hysteria is just misplaced.

  • Violated

    Ppl we are the April fools. We are fools because we are going to bend like the FCC and take it. We should be mad as hell at the FCC because after those clowns wipe their collective butts with that special ATTention money they collect, the deals will go through. Don’t cry now, just say God bless ATT and take it with no vaseline.

  • Violated

    Ppl we are the April fools. We are fools because we are going to bend like the FCC and take it. We should be mad as hell at the FCC because after those clowns wipe their collective butts with that special ATTention money they collect, the deals will go through. Don’t cry now, just say God bless ATT and take it with no vaseline.

  • Violated

    Ppl we are the April fools. We are fools because we are going to bend like the FCC and take it. We should be mad as hell at the FCC because after those clowns wipe their collective butts with that special ATTention money they collect, the deals will go through. Don’t cry now, just say God bless ATT and take it with no vaseline.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedklind Kevin Michael Lind

    could be a good thing if you were planning on switching anyways.. contract breaches and other carriers will try to hook us with deals! sprint maybe? in my area gsm is bad(hilly areas). i only get edge at my house.. cdma is a good switch for me. but looking down the road to lte its a tough bargin. we will see and hope everything goes well.. the spectrums might just get too much traffic, ill with charish this last year with tmobile though. thank you for 5 wonderful years of customer service. i will never regret it

    • Jutecat

      you would rather have sprint than att? clearly you have never dealt with sprint customer service than.

    • Jazzybee445

      Aww I suppose I should cherish this last year with t-mobile and my new maxtouch 4g.. :( seeing as I have no idea what I will do when they change over…

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedklind Kevin Michael Lind

    could be a good thing if you were planning on switching anyways.. contract breaches and other carriers will try to hook us with deals! sprint maybe? in my area gsm is bad(hilly areas). i only get edge at my house.. cdma is a good switch for me. but looking down the road to lte its a tough bargin. we will see and hope everything goes well.. the spectrums might just get too much traffic, ill with charish this last year with tmobile though. thank you for 5 wonderful years of customer service. i will never regret it

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedklind Kevin Michael Lind

    could be a good thing if you were planning on switching anyways.. contract breaches and other carriers will try to hook us with deals! sprint maybe? in my area gsm is bad(hilly areas). i only get edge at my house.. cdma is a good switch for me. but looking down the road to lte its a tough bargin. we will see and hope everything goes well.. the spectrums might just get too much traffic, ill with charish this last year with tmobile though. thank you for 5 wonderful years of customer service. i will never regret it

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedklind Kevin Michael Lind

    could be a good thing if you were planning on switching anyways.. contract breaches and other carriers will try to hook us with deals! sprint maybe? in my area gsm is bad(hilly areas). i only get edge at my house.. cdma is a good switch for me. but looking down the road to lte its a tough bargin. we will see and hope everything goes well.. the spectrums might just get too much traffic, ill with charish this last year with tmobile though. thank you for 5 wonderful years of customer service. i will never regret it

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedklind Kevin Michael Lind

    could be a good thing if you were planning on switching anyways.. contract breaches and other carriers will try to hook us with deals! sprint maybe? in my area gsm is bad(hilly areas). i only get edge at my house.. cdma is a good switch for me. but looking down the road to lte its a tough bargin. we will see and hope everything goes well.. the spectrums might just get too much traffic, ill with charish this last year with tmobile though. thank you for 5 wonderful years of customer service. i will never regret it

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedklind Kevin Michael Lind

    could be a good thing if you were planning on switching anyways.. contract breaches and other carriers will try to hook us with deals! sprint maybe? in my area gsm is bad(hilly areas). i only get edge at my house.. cdma is a good switch for me. but looking down the road to lte its a tough bargin. we will see and hope everything goes well.. the spectrums might just get too much traffic, ill with charish this last year with tmobile though. thank you for 5 wonderful years of customer service. i will never regret it

  • Greg_wlsn

    1. Bottom line, this sucks. AT&T, garbage.
    2. Whats going to happen to the UMA feature I so badly need and use since Im overseas?

  • Greg_wlsn

    1. Bottom line, this sucks. AT&T, garbage.
    2. Whats going to happen to the UMA feature I so badly need and use since Im overseas?

    • abel2fresh4u

      should we call this website AT&NEWS?

  • Greg_wlsn

    1. Bottom line, this sucks. AT&T, garbage.
    2. Whats going to happen to the UMA feature I so badly need and use since Im overseas?

  • Greg_wlsn

    1. Bottom line, this sucks. AT&T, garbage.
    2. Whats going to happen to the UMA feature I so badly need and use since Im overseas?

  • Greg_wlsn

    1. Bottom line, this sucks. AT&T, garbage.
    2. Whats going to happen to the UMA feature I so badly need and use since Im overseas?

  • Greg_wlsn

    1. Bottom line, this sucks. AT&T, garbage.
    2. Whats going to happen to the UMA feature I so badly need and use since Im overseas?

  • Detre20032000

    To be honest i have both carriers At&t and t mobile it is a time when my t mobile services will not work and my i phone does in rural areas the t mobile service really is bad and at&t is better where as at&t is also contacted to at&t landlines as well as directv and is growing where as t mobile only as wireless this will also increase the market for the thing t mobile customer will be able to do too. I can truly see t mobile customers point but if you look at it at&t is large and with t mobile and at&t joining forces it would make it a truly stronger wireless carrier plus if not Verizon is going to try to take over everything and all the new designs. They have showed by getting the i phone when they already had a phone as close as possible to the i phone the droid. People you At&T And T mobile are smart plus now it gives them the stronger market over Verizon.

  • Really, no 4G

    Time to leave T Mo as AT&T was the reason I became a TMo purchaser. AT$T sucks, period!

  • Hansgruber

    I’m hearing rumors that there is a group thinking of counter offering to purchase T-mobile and change the name back to VoiceStream. There is also a rumor that this same group will buy Rogers (GSM) in canada and merge this with the new VoiceStream group opening up unlimited calling between Canada and the United States.

    I’ve also heard another rumor that AT&T would be repurchased buy Craig McCaw and relocated back in either Kirkland or Redmond Town Center.

    There is also a true rumor that the movie “Limitless” is actually based on a real man. He doesn’t need drugs and many think he is truly Batman. His sidekick is Wonder Woman. He can really solve any puzzle. Apparently, his mother taught him everything he knows. It seems Knut, the polar bear who died in a German Zoo in Berlin. I hear this is the reason for DT trying to sell to AT&T. PETA says Knut was bullied by 3 female polar bears which caused his premature death.

    Rumor has it that he wants Tmobile Carly to continue being the spokeswoman if they change the name back to VoiceStream.

    • JohnMcClane

      That was pretty funny

    • JohnMcClane

      That was pretty funny

    • JohnMcClane

      That was pretty funny

    • JohnMcClane

      That was pretty funny

    • JohnMcClane

      That was pretty funny

    • JohnMcClane

      That was pretty funny

  • http://twitter.com/BeanTNT Bean

    I guess if they HAD to go…who better than AT&T. Just hope prices are reasonable and we get to keep unlimited web. Just hat the thought of TMO being diluted and disintegrating into AT&T. SMH the Germans sold us to the real Nazis.

  • Marcus1389

    Yess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……….finally since Im locked in a contract w/ Tmobile till July 2012, Tmobile wasnt gonna give me 3G/4G in Huntsville anyway, AT&T already does and i’ll enjoy AT&T 3G in a few months #EpicWIN!!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Where’s my crew? Pimpstrong, Bimmerz, NiiDiddy, IT’S MORPHIN TIME!!!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      The Evil Rita Repulsa (AT&T) has taken over our commander Zordon (T-Mobile) and we must fight the fight of all fights to get it back into the rightful hands of the people!!! MASTADON!!!

    • Bimmerz

      Your Bimmerz is here, reading through over 300+ post! lol Bring on the morphine gf, and a few drinks too! ;o)

  • jarjon76
  • no!!!!!!!!!

    reaction to the article>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M37pwoQzVRM

  • Anonymous

    Most importantly what’s going to happen to Carly??!!??!?

  • http://twitter.com/ReptarJR Jarrel Hall

    So much for those JD Power awards….