Poll: What Is Your Take On AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile?


So unless you’ve been sleeping for the past 24 hours you likely know AT&T is purchasing T-Mobile. Understandably so, there is a population of readers up in arms and want T-Mobile to stay T-Mobile and those who see the benefits of an AT&T deal. Here is your chance to sound off, T-Mobile reads this blog every day so they’ll see your vote. Will it affect anything, probably not. However, it is a chance to make your voice known as to how you feel regarding this shocking news. Vote away!

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  • ericisthename

    I do not welcome our data capping, dropped calling, death star overlords…..

    • Kerry

      I’m thinking VZW… Get a family plan with Verizon for 2, and add data for me.

  • Brent

    I think the possibility of the larger mobile2mobile calling, wider coverage map etc are great. Now if I can just keep my even more plus plan exactly as it is things will be really good. All of the complaints about not having high end phones should be gone too.

    • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

      Other than the iphone what other notable high end phones do they have?

  • Parr what

    To much on the poll. With the no option and going to sprint option and going to big red option consolidate to get a simpler more accurate poll.

    • Anonymous

      How is it not simple? Its better than engadget’s polls. First option is no to AT&T, Second option is maybe, on the fence about it with optimisim, Third option is yes to the merger, Fourth option is confused with no thoughts, Fifth option is no and go to Big red, Sixth option is no and go to sprint, and the last option is people who just now found out about it. Sure it could have just been yes and no but then we wouldn’t see what everyone truly thinks.

  • Itmustbejj

    This is good news actually. AT&T has said they will honor your plan. When it comes time to upgrade, just talk to retentions and tell them you want your plan grandfathered in or you are leaving for VZ. They will do it. I am actually happy because AT&T has better spectrum frequencies (I’m not talking coverage, I’m talking signal penetrating walls inside buildings). Also when the merger DOES go through you have the potential of getting out of your contract early (if you pay attention to when your Terms change).

    So for me keeping my t-mobile plan into my next contract (yes you can do it if you negotiate) on AT&T’s network is a win for me. Yeah their TIER 1 customer service might not be good, but you call retentions for everything you need and ask the right way and you are golden.

    • Kerrywhite

      They didn’t do this when AT&T became Cingular… in order to get a new phone you had to switch to a new plan. They wouldn’t switch me to a new phone with my old plan. Maybe things at AT&T have changed for the better, but I have my doubts (my experience was 6+ years ago when I switched to TMO).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRP72PDWIKDAE35V3VMP5OAFWA lewis

      Do you happen to have the retention number handy, may be keep it posted.

      I had ATT DSL for yrs and before I switched to cable, I called ATT to see if they can offer better deal. They kept selling their TV+Phone+Internet bundle to me, so I said I think about it and they hang up and never follow up. So, switched to Cable internet and call ATT to cancel DSL service and they transfer me to retention and offer lower price. Maybe I should have called the retention department first…

  • Ginuwinlady

    maybe they could have the 30000 tmobile customers train att staff in the ways of great customer service, and adopt all tmobile pricing, no?, then sprint epic 4g here I come!

  • Anonymous

    DAVID – “Customers with AWS handsets will be migrated into newer handsets that run off 850/1900 band to make way for LTE on the AWS bands.”

    Any indication as to WHEN this could occur? It would be nice to know how long I could continue to use, lets say, the G2x or Pyramid. Day one after the buy out or systematically from city to city as they shut down the TMO towers. THX.

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      One year after acquisition closes, they will BEGIN the migration.

      • Anonymous

        Hell thats two years from now. No reason not to buy a phone “in the coming months”.

    • Anonymous

      Let me guess maybe $100 for trading in your T-Mobile phone because yours is incompatible with the spectrum is most likely what its going to happen then if you don’t take advantage within the promo then you will have to upgrade fully. Its so gheyyyyyyy

  • Anonymous

    Almost half of the votes are by TROLLs.

  • Anonymous

    ATT is getting the Optimus 3D.

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/106604499311233966897 bluechris

    Unfortunately, like it seems with many folks here, my wife was screwed over by AT&T and their poor customer service and after said screwing vowed never to give them a penny again. We may do a new contract this year, but unless she has a dramatic change of heart, which is highly unlikely it looks like we’ll be off to someone else, which sucks because I am a newbie mobile developer, at Symbian and Windows Phones and coming from Europe, had an affinity for both Nokia and T-Mobile.
    Ultimately, 2 of the key reasons people chose T-Mobile over AT&T were price and customer service. AT&T would do well to focus on improvements in these areas, especially the latter, if it wants to woo back those with poor experiences in the past.

  • Mark3859

    Dear tmobile,
    My ex wife introduced us and from the first moment we meet, I fell in love. U brought something very special into my life the Android operating system. Since then we enjoyed such a harmonious life together. Me a happy customer and u the trusted provider for my family. I how we can enjoy the next 12 months together before the home wrecker comes in and ruins our lives. I will always love u and already miss u.
    Forever yours
    Love
    Mark

    • Anonymous

      also ist tmobile that is letting the home wrecker destroy our beloved relationship with tmo

  • Swehes

    I do not like the frequencies that AT&T uses as it inhibits me being able to use my phone in Europe. T-mobile had it much better from that point of view. Also I am enjoying T-mobiles $20 less than contract plan. An I enjoy my 5GB data plan. And AT&T can’t handle their own data for their customers, so what makes them think they would be able to handle another 45 million customers?

    • Johnny Chimpo

      Umm maybe the fact that they are getting all of our spectrum and towers and networks?! Its not like they are keeping what they have and getting rid of everything that T-Mo has, honestly, think about it…

      • ATL guy

        Johnny no offense but it doesn’t seem like people are thinking much about this at all in a rational way.

    • Johnny Chimpo

      Umm maybe the fact that they are getting all of our spectrum and towers and networks?! Its not like they are keeping what they have and getting rid of everything that T-Mo has, honestly, think about it…

    • Johnny Chimpo

      Umm maybe the fact that they are getting all of our spectrum and towers and networks?! Its not like they are keeping what they have and getting rid of everything that T-Mo has, honestly, think about it…

    • Lynk860

      Reason being cuz At&t had iPhone customer consuming high data usage. Why you think Apple went to Verizon to spread out everything out.

  • http://twitter.com/munale ed lanum

    i was going to switch for the iphone anyway so now it looks like i get the best of both worlds

  • Eatamez2

    I haven’t had good experiences with T-Mobile lately (poor customer service, took them a month to ship me a Galaxy S after purchasing online causing me to be without a phone, reps have no clue what’s going on, etc.). I’ve always had positive experiences in the past but lately it’s been horrible. I can’t stand AT&T. I’ll probably be switching to Sprint or Verizon about the time the merger starts to take place.

    P.S. I’ve been with T-mobile for 11 years. I loved T-mob up until a few months ago. It’s not what it used to be.

  • Smart

    I’ve had at&t before. They suck and I’ll never do it again! Despite being with them prior to the Cingular merger, it sounds like they are still the same. Anti-consumer, pro-f people over, horrible customer care, and now even more important to me, locking customers out of their purchased devices and network speed. There’s just too much to list. Fock you att I’m going to Verizon! Lesser of two evils!

  • Ally

    IF people actually wanted AT&T they would be customer right now. Tmobile customers are NOT AT&T customers. So there is something about AT&T that Tmobile people don’t like, ie: Expensive plans, poor customer service, no long term Voicemail storage.

  • Guest-poster

    If hey merge, then be it. Since I travel abroad a lot, I need GSM, Verizon and Sprint is a no go for me.

  • Senor Chang

    It sucks big time, but from my perspective, I’m screwed no matter what choices there are. I know Sprint is a no for sure as they suck in this area, Verizon maybe but I don’t really want to pay more… and At&t is… bleh. Don’t want to be with them either.

    I’m a no-contract customer so this is very bad news, I believe Tmo was the only carrier who actually gave no-contract customers a lower price? I could be wrong though.

    So at this point, we have a year or more with good ol’ Tmo, so I’ll ride it out and by the time the merger begins, we should know which carrier will have Nokia WP7 handsets and that’s who I’ll jump to.

    • http://twitter.com/Surrealistwave Surrealistwave

      i love my no contract plan, and i got the optimus v on virgin mobile as a backup since that sk shutdown letter was sent out. guess ima have to sell the nexus s i just brought and stick with virgin or (cries) go to sprint as post paid with that nexus s 4g (cries again uncontrollably)

  • Deylight97

    I’m concerned about how my plan will change. I have several lines, will that change? I love the Iphone, but not Verizon or AT&T, as they are quite expensive….let’s see what happens. Not the end of the world, though.

    • Lynk860

      no your plan wont change it would become grandfathered. Just remember you signed a agreement with the plan you made at the POS or thru care by word of mouth and if a plan was changed without your knowledge there goes a lawsuit lol

      • Kra

        Dont be fooled. If you require the least bit of troubleshooting help, they can easily manipulate you out of your grandfatered plan. Cell phone companies do it all the time.

  • Anonymous

    it sucks, but now that it’s happening, let it go through. TMO will be a shell of a company if the deal is broken up. There will be no TMO R&D or investments over the next year & TMO will be bleeding customers. There will be nothing left of TMO in a year anyway. You’ve go a year to decide on your next option.

  • Buzzo

    How is it looking on behalf of all Current T-Mobile Employees?

    • Aortiz2k

      They’ll be laid off, while the fat cats get HUGE bonuses.

    • Lynk860

      Its an expanding business so they are gonna need the extra help and besides T-Mo lost profit 1st quarter and Telekom doesn’t always wanna keep investing money hince T-mobile @Home which was a big flop and the investment on T-Mo Playground stores. They needed the buyout and well Verizon can kick rocks with no shoes on.

    • Person

      Part of the logic of consolidating companies is that operating costs can be reduced because you can get rid of duplicative jobs. My best guess is that AT&T will retain 75% of the retail, call center and network engineering employees but only 15-20% of the back office and IT staff.

    • Methodicalman13

      honestly, it’s sad to watch all these comments and know that the people I’ve helped for over 8 years in many capacities care so little for the people they speak to on a daily basis, some on the phone, some face to face. t-mobile has always tried to give our customers great customer service and actually connect with them on a personal level. You’re one of the first to actually show that concern and we all appreciate that, so thank you. now everyon else go back to worrying about your bill, your phone, your “gadgets”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV4ULKDQAPIY7VPEPU3LHHV4OM Mr Tibbs

    I hate to say it but Metro PCS is the best option at lease I know what im getting from Metro PCS crappy service for a great price instead of ATT crappy service for a ridiculous price here in Michigan anyway

  • Aortiz2k

    Horrible, AT&T is a greedy company. Squeezing more out of the middle class. T-mobile is a great bargain for us trying to save here and there. Now kiss it goodbye. I HATE BIG GREEDY COMPANIES

  • Aortiz2k

    Horrible, AT&T is a greedy company. Squeezing more out of the middle class. T-mobile is a great bargain for us trying to save here and there. Now kiss it goodbye. I HATE BIG GREEDY COMPANIES

  • ATL guy

    I think this might be a good move.
    My only concern is what the monthly rate will be.
    I bet it’ll be more like a year and a half until were really affected by anything but who knows maybe they will get this wrapped up in 12 months.
    I look forward to a broader phone selection though that is for sure!

    • Aortiz2k

      Your bill will be doubled

    • Anonymous

      And your options to go elsewhere are limited

    • Anonymous

      And your options to go elsewhere are limited

    • Anonymous

      And your options to go elsewhere are limited

    • http://twitter.com/jtmcdole John Thomas McDole

      You will not have a broader phone selection. There are only a few companies that make phones and they will have one less customer to server and one larger customer to impose price demands on.

  • http://twitter.com/munale ed lanum

    http://tinyurl.com/6zkr3x2 3g phones to be replaced?

    • Anonymous

      I thought that’s what I was getting from the statements above. They need a “This is BS” option on the poll

    • Anonymous

      I thought that’s what I was getting from the statements above. They need a “This is BS” option on the poll

    • Anonymous

      I thought that’s what I was getting from the statements above. They need a “This is BS” option on the poll

  • Xombiejoe

    We’ve been with T-Mobile for 8yrs. because they gave us to have a cell phone when we needed one with a small deposit as where AT&T wanted a $1, 000 dollars. So when we have no T-Mobile we leave for Sprint or Verizon with our 4 lines. Which isn’t a lot but I’m sure we will not be the only ones and it’ll start to add up hopefully to the point it hurts as they will be hurting us.

  • Tony

    Been a T Mobile Customer for 7 years, and am somewhat very tired of lack of coverage and spotty service

  • TMoFan

    Disappointed. Whenever something like this goes down both sides promise improved service, CS, reliability, etc; but in reality those on the top will make their deal, grab their money and go. Customers will get screwed out of less choice and competition, jobs will be lost, and I doubt T-Mobile’s CS will be kept. It will be the opposite, at&t will clean house so they can impose their own corporate culture. They only want the spectrum. The rest to them is garbage. Sad that DT couldn’t/didn’t want to find another way.

    • Anthony

      i’m pretty sure when ATT and Cingular merged, Cingular kept their crappy CS over ATT’s (which wasnt that much better but still better). I switched back to TMO after less than a year of Cingular’s garbage, and now I’m swallowed back into it again?

  • theonlymikeg

    been with T-Mo since they were called VoiceStream. and for the first time I am thinking of moving to the Big Red.

    • Anonymous

      im with you in this one, Big red im on my way ATT wont see a single cent of mine. THUNDERBOLTTT wait for me

  • Anonymous

    Please don’t let their smooth words blind the fact that they are monopolizing gsm technology limiting options, and competition, how can the rates be competitive? Do you guys really think they are going to lower rates? And give back unlimited data? I highly doubt it.

    • http://twitter.com/MattSTKC MattSTKC

      verizon might be running dead tech (CDMA) but a GSM monopoly in the US is unavoidable. Capitalism makes companies greedy. What better way to maximize greed than to have a phone you can only use with one carrier and never unlock? Thus, CDMA and Verizon. Doesn’t matter anyway because by the time this deal is done there will be LTE rollouts from both companies and then LOOK – They’re competitors again. Woooo. Telephone and Cable companies can do whatever they want. Get over it and realize they’ll still have to answer to the consumer

      • Anonymous

        Hmmmm I wonder if all the mid range blue collar customers T-Mobile got into contracts because they were promised cheaper rates should ” get over it ” or what about all the T-Mobile employees who will more than likely lose their jobs should just ” get over it “. Maybe that 5 or 10 dollars is already budgeted into food or gas idk if you haven’t noticed but this is the worst economic situation ever that $5 or $10 can mean a lot and will mean a lot to some in the near future. Cmon dude go be ignorant somewhere else.

    • Anonymous

      Who said they will lower prices?

      • Anonymous

        I’m saying that because at&t rates are higher than T-Mobile’s and they’re not going to lower their rates for Tmo customers.

  • CoolAid

    Verizon costs more than Tmo, but at least gives you stuff you EXPECT like camera flash. If AT&T is going to increase my costs to Verizon levels I’d rather be with Verizon. Big red will become the lessor of two evils. Contract is up in mid April. See ya Tmo! One more loyalty plan customer down the drain

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WO4F4JZ4GRAXM5H34G6GNVXNKQ -=Pat Maweenie=-

      Are you stupid!?! You’re saying that paying 10-20% more per month is justified by having a “camera flash”?

    • Anthony

      what? my G2 has camera flash.

  • http://twitter.com/MattSTKC MattSTKC

    Been with AT&T, no problems AT ALL. Left for T-Mo to get a cheaper plan. AT&T dropped theirs by $20 to compete with verizon, now I could go back to AT&T and get a similar, more featured (read rollover and any mobile) plan for at MOST $15 more. We spend $200 plus on smart phones. Quit complaining about $5 to $10 bucks a month you spend more than that at Starbucks or going out to lunch. If $10 dollars is breaking the bank for you to have better service you might as well go prepaid and get a flip phone and STFU.

    • http://twitter.com/Surrealistwave Surrealistwave

      dumb asss comment from a dumb ass sheep that doesnt mind being in the herd known as at&t, your flock sucks, hope the feds stop this deal or better DT buys at&t

      • chris

        …said the man who made an ignorant plantation-slave reference.

        • http://twitter.com/Surrealistwave Surrealistwave

          cause i can, hello one of the benefits of being BLACK, i can make that reference and you cant, welcome to america asswipe.

        • umaboss

          you’re a fuckin idiot

        • Kra

          Although ten dollars a month seems little, over a span of a two year contract you would have saved enough to purchase a top of the line 4g android phone from tmobile. Penny pinchers arent in the wrong for being stingy with their budgets.

        • Methodicalman13

          hahahahaha welcome to America says the guy who’s forefathers were welcomed to America by way of his comment…craziness

    • Enon

      Monthly $334.98 AT&T plan for three smart phones w/data limited 4gb. Two year cost not including hidden charges, taxes and overage fees = $8039.52
      Monthly $249.99 T-Mobile 4g plan for three smart phones unlimited everything. Two year cost not including taxes and any extra charges $5999.76
      Total savings with T-Mobile $2039.76 off the top in 24 month cycle. Quit Breathing Matt your using up humanities air, quit breeding, quit driving, quit your job, quit paying your bills, quit eating ice cream, quit using the internet, dude just quit troll.

    • Anthony

      my plan for my G2 is $75 a month. A comparable, and less featured ATT plan right now is $125. That’s $50 a month, or $1200 + taxes more for 2 years of a contract. That’s enough to make me either switch carriers or give up smartphones, and I’m a techfreak who needs his gadgets.

  • Orge1126

    Well simply put it this way, I don’t deserve shitty ass network and overpriced bill and rude customer service~~~ enough said!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    As AT&T is the most data-stingy carrier instead of VZW right now, I have no way with them after all.
    Not to mention they (Cingular) didn’t honor my deployment suspension 9 years ago and I had to pay ETF to quit once I got back to States, then you know how bad it was, and same thing happened to other soldiers when we were deployed to Kuwait.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WO4F4JZ4GRAXM5H34G6GNVXNKQ -=Pat Maweenie=-

      in contrast, TMobile suspended only one line on my account when I deployed as a Marine, and as a civilian contractor.

  • http://twitter.com/Surrealistwave Surrealistwave

    Wow, i just got a nexus s on wednesday, was waiting for the sk4g and now i hear this? what a waste of my 529 dollars!!! thanks t mobile for selling out to the “man”. I left at&t 8 yrs ago for t mobile and now this? Its like im a runaway slave and the master is dragging my azz back to the plantation. I dont wana go back, NEVER!!!

    • Janaenae

      There is at least a 14 day buyers remorse period where you can back out of the purchase…

      • remister

        30 days in California!

      • Anonymous

        30 day in cali and 15 minutes in china lol

    • DMBRO

      nexus s was on at&t too you have nothing to worry about

    • CSRnumeroUNO

      how is at&t the ‘man’? we are both wireless companies.

  • enjoijams

    So what’s going to happen to this site?
    Do you really want to blog about AT&T?

  • http://twitter.com/ldsurftech Lloyd Dickson

    If this actually goes through I am done w/ t-mobile sadly. I will be leaving and going to VZW or maybe even sprint or metro. I do wonder though if the heads of t-mobile knew that this will not pass DOJ as att would have a monopoly on GSM in the US there fore a 5bill break up fee would be given to T-mobile as well as a portion of their spectrum.

    • MIKEEEEE

      up until cingular switched to gsm from tdma t-mo was the only gsm carrier in the usa.

      • Dpro

        Cingular was GSM in most of the country. It was only TDMA in a few markets. ATT wireless was TDMA.

    • Methodicalman13

      if you read the press release, at&t was being advised by anti-trust lawyers, so i’m pretty sure they have their Is dotted and their Ts crossed on this one

  • Nglive2

    After my contract ends next year, im switching to prepaid or something. The hell with t-mo and at&t

    • AdrianG2

      Thank you man. Short and to the point! Cincinnati bell $60/month prepaid unlimited everything. Deal?

  • kp

    I’ll probably be leaving T-mo. AT&T cripples all their phones and is a bandwidth nazi. Too bad, I really like T-mo

    • Aerofanbig

      Sprints getting the Nexus S T-mo got robbed of! 4G and appears to have an LED flash. I know where I’m going!

    • Benjamin239

      This deal shouldn’t make you want to leave tMobile. Nothing is actually changing yet. Not for at least a year I’d guess and if tmobile gets sucked up, you will most likely be let off your contract. But why is the more expensive verizon even better?

    • Anonymous

      this prob wont be the case once AT&T has tmo’s spectrum

  • kp

    I’ll probably be leaving T-mo. AT&T cripples all their phones and is a bandwidth nazi. Too bad, I really like T-mo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ASOQQJXLPNGIN4G6NTEPFMBETY Guybrush

    If AT&T adopts T-Mobiles rate structure (including unlimited data), I would consider sticking around. As the nation’s largest, and oldest, active telecommunications company, you would think they would be able to figure out how to offer better service at a competitively lower price point. Have you seen AT&T’s rates? Yikes!

    • Aerofanbig

      you just pointed out why they don’t have to offer better rates or service….the nation’s largest and oldest telecom company. They’re “above” having to treat people right or offer competitive pricing. AT&T would NOT be nearly as big as it is right now if it wasn’t for Steve-I’m-a-douche-Jobs and his iPhail. If that exclusive sales rights had gone to ANY other company, they’d be battling Verizon for #1 right now, not likely THE MOST hated carrier in the country. If Apple had gotten in bed with Tmo for the iPhone (which made SO much more sense with the uber-trendy young female market share Tmo had on lockdown with the SideKick line and just the younger generation period) DT wouldn’t NEED to recover European debt, they would’ve been profiting big time for years

    • Methodicalman13

      i would honestly think with that many customers, they could low ball sprint and verizon on price and still make a huge profit. Of course, I’m not one of the suits making that decision, just the little guy hoping for the best

    • remister

      You are funny, Unlimited Data and AT&T don’t mix!

    • Dpro

      Ah you need to get your facts straight. The ATT of today is not the old Ma Bell. Its SBC formerly Southwestern Bell a little Texas company that bought a lot of other baby bells and put them back together. They then bought the remnants of ATT in no way or form are they the original ATT!

  • T Joedodger

    I want out of my contact ASAP!!!! Screw T mobile and screw AT &T…..calling today to end my contract. LAME!!!

    • Benjamin239

      Don’t do it yet. Let at&t get fucked over. This won’t hurt them at all now. Plus, nothing has happened yet.

  • Enon

    Monthly $334.98 AT&T plan for three smart phones w/data limited 4gb. Two year cost not including hidden charges, taxes and overage fees = $8039.52
    Monthly $249.99 T-Mobile 4g plan for three smart phones unlimited everything. Two year cost not including taxes and any extra charges $5999.76
    Total savings with T-Mobile $2039.76 off the top in 24 month cycle.
    Yeah.. att thats a great choice

  • Arianaleslie2

    I wonder if this goes thru would people have the option to stop service without the disconection charge

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WO4F4JZ4GRAXM5H34G6GNVXNKQ -=Pat Maweenie=-

      that would be up to AT&T…so I guess the common sense answer to that would be HELL NO! they’re going to make us pay to leave…

      • Methodicalman13

        honestly since nobody here really cares about the t-mobile employees and their families, just the cost of their own plan and phones and etfs and all that, i hope they double the termination fees and charge a kidney along with it

        • CSRnumeroUNO

          THANK YOU!! im sick of seeing the FAQs about how to ease the transition for the “loyal customers” who are bad mouthing this merger to no end, but no FAQs are available for the 30,000 employees tmo has in call centers and retail stores and what we can expect… but in all honesty, i’m super sorry to the customers for the fact that in a year and a half their phone may not work with tmobile towers and they may have to buy a new one. first world problems. i’m still pissed that tmo couldnt tell me, a long time employee, and i had to find out on facebook. thanks for the loyalty. team together.

        • Methodicalman13

          actually there’s over 200,000 of us throughout the country and like you i feel we kinda got done a little dirty. I found out by way of google! yay android phones…see that everyone? get an android phone and one day you too can find out after the rest of the world if your company got bought out lol

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2TY2FMZUOQ5KJD5RI5SXDNMKBM John

          Hey, just so the employees know almost all us customers that post are saying we are pissed cus we have to go to at&t’s people. So let me say this at the least, thank you. You all are the reason I have never once, even after the Danger thing, even talked to a different company. So again, thank you.

        • Renmar

          John — thank you very much for your acknowledgment of the hard work that we do on a daily basis. One of the things that I have loved about working for T-MO is that they treat us well. They work us hard and they reward us well for the hard work that we agree to do. Everything that T-Mobile has stood for is what I have loved the most. However, with that being said – I’m thoroughly pissed that the public found out before we did. No meetings, no hey here’s a heads up… nothing. Then we get blind sided in the middle of our shifts. I am worried about my job, will I treated fairly and etc. I have been employed with AT&T in the past, and they treat their employees like garbage just like they treat their customers. They say that they are interested in our Customer Service and that’s one of the major reasons why they want to acquire us .. but the question remains — are they willing to pay what T-Mo pays for them to get the award winning customer service. Instead of being so cheap on payroll — sometimes you have to pay well for the service that you get.

          Eh … I hope it doesn’t go through – but if it doesn’t … I’m worried.

        • Anonymous

          Dude, you assume way too much from people’s posts. I think you are the one being selfish wishing harm on people. It is implicit in the anger here that we feel for T-Mobile employees…we all hate AT&T and love T-Mobile for its services and people. I think you owe an apology honestly.

        • Methodicalman13

          hmmm you’re right, the kidney thing was kind of a joke, i wouldn’t really want someone charged an organ, so for that I apologize, and yes, I am angered at my company, but also reading posts it just seems we as a country are just selfish

        • Realgirl4u

          Methodicalmand13 – I understand that you are upset that people are not mentioning what may/may not happen to the T-Mobile employees, but, your anger is misguided. You need to be upset with T-Mobile for not telling you what will happen with employee jobs not strangers. It’s T-Mobile’s responsibility to care about it’s employees (not that no one else cares) and to inform them about what may or may not happen with regard to their livelihood. So please don’t go wishing the worse for complete strangers because you are pissed at T-Mo. I mean really? I hope T-Mo will communicate everything to its employers, which they should have been prepared to do so simultaneously with the announcement of the merger. That’s T-Mo’s bad.

          On another note (back to talking about AT&T and T-Mo merger). I was a long time customer with AT&T when they used to be PacBell. I switched to T-Mo because the rates were cheaper, customer service was better and I actually received a better signal (didn’t know until after I switched). I didn’t care for AT&T simply because of their “price gouging” of customers…and I still don’t like their rate plans. THEY ARE EXPENSIVE!

          I just recently renewed my two-year contract, but, I imagine that when the merger takes place that AT&T would probably honor customers’ contract pricing, etc., until the contract expires. That would make sense to me (doesn’t mean it will to them). That way… the customer is truly not affected by the merger until their contract ends and they can make the decision to switch or remain with AT&T (who will probably give them some insanely great offer to stay).

  • Anonymous

    I just switched from T-Mobile to Simple Mobile this month. Assuming Simple Mobile is going to get screwed along side T-Mobile, I will be looking at MetroPCS. I don’t want to give up my G2 and my wife’s Cliq 2, but I refuse to have anything associated with AT&T in my home.

  • Manusferrera

    I told my girlfriend and her family that AT&T bought tmobile and the first thing they all said was “ooh now we can get iPhones” I thought Wayne Brady was gonna have
    To choke a bitch.

    • Anonymous

      Hahahaha!! Funniest comment ever!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRP72PDWIKDAE35V3VMP5OAFWA lewis

    ATT rate plan cost more not because they’re bigger, but because they keep up the politics lobby fee payment each year. Keep up the status quote ATT, so they can buy out every other smaller carrier without triggering the Antitrust problem.

  • j-man

    I have an AWESOME rate plan! only pay $115 for unlimited texting tmobile@home web…etc for 4 lines. I wonder what AT&T is going to do about T-Mobile@home lines. I am actually considering moving over to either Verizon, and getting the ThunderBolt, or Sprint. I don’t like AT&T. I was already window shopping last night at the Verizon website. LOL

    • Benjamin239

      This deal shouldn’t make you want to leave tMobile. Nothing is actually changing yet. Not for at least a year I’d guess and if tmobile gets sucked up, you will most likely be let off your contract. But why is the more expensive verizon even better?

  • Ricky Olivarez

    I’m going to Sprint and getting the Nexus S 4G with a 79.99 plan, only 10 bucks more what I pay to T-Mobile Verizon and ATT would be 20 more for the same plan.

    • Aerofanbig

      ditto, waiting for a solid release date from Sprint now

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WO4F4JZ4GRAXM5H34G6GNVXNKQ -=Pat Maweenie=-

      I hate myself for just having signed a 2 year contract with TMO 2 weeks ago…maybe it’ll even be work paying the ETF x3.

      • Galaxylover

        I signed up with TMO 4 weeks ago here. I canceled Att and went with Verizon for 23 hours. Less than a day. Cancelled Verizon and went to Tmobile where I’ve been happy all month. Until now. Now I just want to cancel my contract, pay the ETF and go back to Verizon and get the stupid Thunderbolt. Maybe. UGH.

        • Benjamin239

          Why would this want to make you go back to verizon? This changes nothing for you now and you will most likely be let out of your contract if AT&T gets their approval, which I doubt would happen.

  • Anonymous

    I want a GSM phone but I don’t want ATT. in WA I don’t know where to go now! this is a GSM monopoly!.