T-Mobile Posts Question & Answer On AT&T Acquisition

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Following today’s announcement of AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile USA, T-Mobile has posted a Q&A answering several frequently asked questions. And one question a majority of you might be wondering is whether T-Mobile will be getting the iPhone.

All the answers to your questions below! Leave your thoughts in the comments!

An agreement was announced under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA. The agreement is the first step in a process that, including regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. Until then, we remain a separate company and continue to operate independently.

We know our customers, business partners and others may have many questions.

Here is some more information:

Will my service change?

There is no change in your service and we remain committed to ensuring you have the best experience possible experience using your T-Mobile USA products and services.

Will I now be billed by AT&T?

No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

Why is T-Mobile USA doing this?

Bringing together these two world-class businesses will create significant benefits for customers. The merger will ensure the deployment of a robust 4G LTE network to 95% of the U.S. population, something neither company would achieve on its own. Also, because of our compatible networks and spectrum, the customers of T-Mobile USA and AT&T will experience improved voice and data service almost immediately after the networks are integrated.

Will T-Mobile USA’s quality be reduced?

No. In fact, the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA will offer an even stronger service to customers. Until the acquisition is closed, we will work hard to maintain our position as the value leader with America’s largest 4G network.

If the acquisition closes, will I still be able to use my T-Mobile USA phone?

Yes. Your T-Mobile USA device will operate the same in the future as it does today.

Should I wait to sign-up with T-Mobile USA or upgrade my phone?

No, T-Mobile USA offers the latest wireless devices that are affordable on America’s Largest 4G Network and the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA will mean even stronger service for our customers. Now is a great time to be a T-Mobile customer.

Is T-Mobile USA getting the iPhone?

T-Mobile USA remains an independent company. The acquisition is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months. We do not offer the iPhone. We offer cutting edge devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and coming soon our new Sidekick 4G.

Will my rate plan change because of the acquisition?

We will honor all contracted plans that are entered into before the change of ownership.

[T-Mobile]

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  • LuvnMT4G

    Obviously the rates seem as though they’re going to increase. So, get into a new Tmo 2-year contract now, to lock in the current rate plan pricing. I am an EM+ customer, and I despise contracts, so, I am guessing I will be paying $99.99 for unlimited everything, once they switch. I now pay $79.99 for that same plan.

    I would imagine coverage would be better, as we will be able to run off of both companies towers.

    Hopefully the two companies will do a happy medium with the rate plans. Remembering their customers are the ones that pay their bills. No customers=No company. Like many, my pocketbook dictates who gets my money.

  • Anonymous

    Not cool. First off, in the near future there will only be no more than 3 or 4 major US carriers, maybe less. We are getting bent over, holding our ankles for ever growing big-corps controlling almost all wireless telecommunication services. As a libertarian, it offends me to see next to NO competition to these behemoths. Pre-paid doesn’t count. This is nothing less than monopoly. Loathe gov’t intervention, but this needs to be investigated. Soon we will have one massive wireless carrier, which will merge with Google and Goldman Sachs… Cannot believe shareholders approved this.

  • Batman_lopez32

    this sucks…i love my t mobile service…at&t is so expensive and there coverage sucks in the east coast…the real reason this happened is because t mobile lost 238,000 customers in Q4…i might have to the unthinkable and switch to sprint…

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  • BigMixxx

    I’m thinking through this. Let me be real for a few moments…AT&T may have just picked up a true future.
    The fact, fact now, that Google releases ALL of their first devices, phones, et. al. on T mobile first is a positive. The fact that they have the Stable of iPhone technology. Vodaphone while holding a significant stake in Verizon (or the other way around) seems to be doing well, by doing the same things. This gives T mobile a complete repertoire of phones they can offer from Samsung, HTC, Nokia, etc. However, our prices as the end user will go up. significantly, no, but they will. Certain things to bring billing equal will change.

    This issues around net neutrality have just become more significant. ATT, Verizon now pretty much own the airwaves as cellular data goes. They will line law makers pockets to get the things they want (tiered pricing, “the cost of facebook”, etc.) The merger of t mobile and ATT, bound to happen. (surprisingly, I just knew sprint was gonna give up it’s cellular arm).

    Again, the other factor, BlackStone, the owner/investor in T mobile. They will make a ton of money during this deal. 39 billion dollars, with no write down like the other two companies. ATT is using cash to acquire. I am kinda sad, but it is not taking on any significant debt…..

  • Melissathatworksforatt

    Aww why are most t-mobile customers so sad? They should be happy there going to be using the 850 mhz band which will improve service inside buildings. Also we had a meeting today and they told us that in a year when everything is worked out when the at&t , t-mobile merger is finally complete that most likely at&t will keep its current pricing or maybe make it more expensive. So even tho I work at at&t I think that suckz. So t-mobile cusyomers enjoy your last year of having cheap plans cuz in a year if u decide to stay u will be paying alot more trust me, also u will be getting our crappy customer service which I admit is horrible when they train us they actually tell us to lie to the customers on there face and try to find ways to charge them extra stuff or convince them to add.something expensive to there plan.. So yea good luck for who ever decides to stay I recommend u go with verizon instead

    • Methodicalman13

      really? wtf

    • Methodicalman13

      really? wtf

      • Melissathatworksforatt

        Yes really

      • Melissathatworksforatt

        Yes really

    • renmar

      WTF is wrong with you … The whole reason why ATT is purchasing us is to get rid of folks like yourself to get rid of your piss poor customer service. They want to be a real competitor, not a piss ant place.

      • Melissathatworksforatt

        U actually think were gunna change? U must be pretty effin stupid if u think our customer service is going to be better just cuz we bought t-mobile.. NO thats not going to change anything in our crappy customer service it might improve other things like coverage and reception inside buildings but not customer service

        • renmar

          It’s called fire your dumb as* is what it is called and keep our customer service.

        • Jkmcrm18

          Our customer service should just take over yours, since you have won so many JD powers. And based on the meetings we have had, the strongest are staying. Who is the strongest? Our customer service!

      • Ron Dickerson

        They’re buying tmo to get more spectrum, get more towers and more subscribers. Good customer service is one of the reasons tmo is going out of business.

    • Magenta Magic

      You probably are a fake. I seriously doubt someone would really post this. Hopefully, this was done as a sarcastic post.

    • Blacksheep427

      thank you for the advice. already check with local Verizon store today. If I lower my text and phone minutes, I can save $10 per month from unlimited Loyalty I currently have. But, you’re right in one area, merger time equals jump ship time.

  • Dzal67

    Shame. I’m a customer since Omnipoint and always anti-at&t. Now Sprint going to be last option left for me.

    • Dalcowboy

      why it says t mobile will exist in the future as a independent company

      • Goukisan

        it does not say that
        you are reading it totally wrong
        it says they ARE an independs company . It does not say they WILL BE in the future an independant company. ATandT already announced the new company will be called ATandT

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      Likewise… If this gets approved (and I really hope it doesn’t) I’ll be headed for the land of EVO!

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      Likewise… If this gets approved (and I really hope it doesn’t) I’ll be headed for the land of EVO!

  • Schippma

    Well I guess that Challenger Model is coming true after all, especially the coverage map improvements they showed during the Conference a few months ago. This will be a nightmare IMHO.

    I was a customer of Cingular before AT&T bought them out. When AT&T bought out Cingular, AT&T refused to upgrade my phone without choosing a current AT&T rate plan. They threatened to terminate my service if I put my SIM card into an unlocked phone as it would not be an ‘authorized’ AT&T device. Oh, the horrors!! The funny part was when they sent me a termination notice for roaming too much off of Cingular towers before the merger was completed, so I got off with no ETFs and they even refunded my activation fees.

    My prediction is AT&T will terminate any account that has a really cheap data plan, such as T-Zones $2.99 and $5.99 giving an excuse that you use your data plan on a phone that is not compatible with that feature and your use is excessive or some BS excuse such as that. I cannot imagine AT&T allowing T-Mobile customers to be on a family plan of less than $69.99 per month for 2 lines or $39.99 per month for a single line due to low ARPU. Same for cheap text plans ($9.99 family text) and free Preferred features (UMA calling unlimited, myFaves, bonus minutes, etc).

    Those T-Mobile customers on a higher rate plan will probably be fine, especially those who are on post-Legacy plans . I am just speculating so sorry for my ramblings but these are the types of issues customers delt with when Cingular was bought out by AT&T. Maybe the Death Star has learned from their past but knowing AT&T , I wouldn’t bet on it.

    • renmar

      This is a misconception. Cingular purchased AT&T Wireless and kept the name ATT cause of it’s notarity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/haasb Blake Haas

    So i’m assuming to get any benefit from this acquisition one would have to buy a new AT&T phone which supports both AT&T and T-Mobile bands? AKA CURRENT T-Mobile customers will see ZERO coverage benefit then?

    • Dalcowboy

      idiot.. read the post.. it says you can use the same phone in the future… it also says t mobile will still be a independent company in the future

      • http://www.facebook.com/haasb Blake Haas

        how the hell is my phone which only SUPPORTS (3G) 800/1700/2100 MHz frequencies going to run on 850/1900/2100? Answer: IT WONT. So really the only benefit coverage wise is to the AT&T customers who will be buying phones that will support t-mobiles network. No current t-mobile phones will see ANY coverage benefits this year.

        • Dalcowboy

          sorry, i idont know you had an engineering degree and work for t-mobile and att? so you can easily say that t mobiles statement was a lie…. idiot

        • Richard Koliser

          Wow, even with the specs in your face you are too stupid to see past your nose Dalcowboy. Can you take a tmobile phone that you unlocked now and use it on at&t with 3g? No so I don’t think AT&T learned how to change physics no matter how stupid you are… sorry man

        • Ron Dickerson

          How does his statement automatically mean that T-Mobile was lying?

          First, don’t refer to anyone as an idiot in your reply if you’re going to use 1st grade grammar. Secondly, He’s completely right. ATT will eventually absorb Tmo. I believe they’re going to be rolling out an LTE network, which is perfect because there is already cross-compatibility between the two networks for voice coverage; you’ll still be able to make calls but both sets of customers will eventually end up getting LTE devices in order to use web services.

        • Dalcowboy

          sorry, i idont know you had an engineering degree and work for t-mobile and att? so you can easily say that t mobiles statement was a lie…. idiot

        • 123

          the great thing about gsm is that towers can be easily modified to support other frequencies so both carriers phones will work on either network.

      • Goukisan

        actually IDIOT. you are reading it wrong. They ARE an independant company right now. In 12 months when the acquisition goes through it will be called ATandT. ATandT already announced this.
        It does not say IN THE FUTURE they will be independant.

    • plumbermaz

      the Nokia N8 does support both..!!..so things are already looking good!!
      (pray for the rise of US Cellular)

  • GT

    I use to be an AT&T Wireless (old AT&T) customer (2002-2006), when we had Cingular Wireless. When Cingular bought out AT&T Wireless (2004-2005??), they made me switch carriers because of their poor customer service, and poor network. I can only see the same thing happening this time also.

    The AT&T Wireless that was around back then was excellent. When SBC bought AT&T phone service (landline), they created the new AT&T, which sucks. A year later (2006), they bought Cingular Wireless, BellSouth.

  • Dalcowboy

    Will I now be billed by AT&T?

    No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

    Will I now be billed by AT&T?

    No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

    Will I now be billed by AT&T?

    No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

    Will I now be billed by AT&T?

    No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

    Will I now be billed by AT&T?

    No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

    Will I now be billed by AT&T?

    No, your billing remains exactly the same. T-Mobile USA continues to operate as an independent company. As always, you would receive advance notice to any changes to your services.

    T MOBIL WILL STAY T MOBILE

    • Goukisan

      Uh sorry you are not reading into it correctly. T-Mobile will be T-Mobile UNTIL the acquisition goes through which is not for another 12 months. It has already been stated by Atandt that the new combined company will be called ATandT.

    • Schippma

      This Q&A is referring to customers who currently pay T-Mobile for wireless service will do so until the merger is finalized, not forever. Go to the T-Mobile Forums and read the News Flash, T-Mobile is being bought out by AT&T, it is just a matter of laying down the bricks and finalizing the sale, with regulatory approval.

    • plumbermaz

      for the next 12 months…could be sooner..if they get the regulatory go ahead sooner or we could hope FCC, etc do not approve the deal. That way T-Mobile gets to keep $3billion, which hopefully they will invest in improve the existing business.
      Wishful thinking…maybe ..maybe not.

  • Rommy0515

    Glad I got out when I did.

    -Former T-Mobile CSR

    • Ron Dickerson

      I’m jealous.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

    A question I have not seen yet: @HOME LINES???????? Is ATT going to keep these active?

    • Methodicalman13

      really? hope u get to keep that 10 dollar @ home line while 50,000 former tmo employees are trying to feed their kids or pay the mortgage/car payment/rent

    • Ron Dickerson

      I doubt it.

    • Ron Dickerson

      I doubt it.

  • FCB02062

    Question…I’m up for full upgrade in August…say I use it, renew my two year contract…when TMobile disappears in a year and becomes AT&T, will I have grounds to get out of my contract without the ETF??? I think I and other subscribers would, consdidering we renewed our contracts with TMO, not AT&T…

    • Methodicalman13

      just upgrade, get your discount, then sell phone on craigslist, have fun

    • Ron Dickerson

      They’re buying the contracts. Why would they let you cancel for free?

      • 123

        in this situation, if you have tmo and don’t want att plans, this is a breach of contract on att part. They have to let you out of your contract.

    • Ron Dickerson

      They’re buying the contracts. Why would they let you cancel for free?

    • Anonymous

      Why would you even consider doing an upgrade with so many unanswered questions and so many things left to be seen??????????? Seems like a dumb question to me.

    • GlockBuster

      If your plan is to leave, then don’t do that. However with the previous buyouts, if you did an upgrade you could then get another discount by switching to AT&T, even if you literally just upgraded with T-Mobile. That’s how it worked with Sprint anyways. Had a Nextel customer upgrade and 2 months later “signed up” with Sprint (basically just switched his grandfathered Nextel plan to a Sprint plan) and he got a new activation discount without the activation fee.

  • sad-tmobile=life

    i have never found a reason to post a comment here but i am extremely dissapointing :( por que Tmobile POR QUE!!!!! u was my first love u was my true love from da first phone to da very last fight………in a year, i am going to pay any ETF but ATT u not coming near me!!! ATT is HIV positve!!!

  • Fortunate1

    http://online.wsj.com/video/att-to-tie-up-with-tmobile-for-39b/F624ECF2-F1B0-47A9-9EE8-618895D10689.html

    This link is from the Wall Street Journal. It does state, eventually Tmo will be called ATT. There’s no mention of customers or potential rate plan changes. But, I’m sure those rumors will start coming out in the next few months.

    • BigMixxx

      This is a pretty good article. Sprint lost, that’s a huge understatement. I believe the new ‘SPrint-Tmobile’ company would have been competitive. …

  • iPhone AWS

    What? No iPhone? Got excited for nothing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

    *tear, tear* I don’t get it. Why would Deutsche Telekom decide show us those awesome slideshow of T-mobile’s “upgrades” in 2011 and then they decide to sell T-mobile USA to AT&T? That is just plain wrong!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan81984 Jonathan Dixon

      i think they’ll honor upgrades

    • cp14

      To pay down Duetsche Telekom debt.

  • Brandon

    I know it says that it will honor contracts in the future, but does that count for the T-mobile NO CONTRACT plans too?

    • Anonymous

      Well as long as simple mobile stays around looks like I will be changing subscribers.

    • Anonymous

      Well as long as simple mobile stays around looks like I will be changing subscribers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan81984 Jonathan Dixon

    will att honor flex pay and let me upgrade

  • Mahrran

    I’m sure even this Q&A is not enough. But the obvious is that this kind of transition takes months and by months I mean at least 6-9 months. There’s a lot to be done, on both carriers’s sides, to make this all final. Questions like, “will I have to pay an ETF if I choose to go another way when the company merge?”, “what frequency will be used after the merge?”, or “can I keep my home line and for $10 a month after the merge?” These questions and more will be answered in the coming months. IMO, this is a just another move in the monopoly we live in and it’s all about making money at the end of the day. I was waiting for a dual core phone by T-Mobile and now I’m not sure if I want to purchase anything now. I’m very bummed about this and now am sitting the side lines to see what’s going to happen. I hope T-Mobile stays as is and I feel they can do great things on their own.

    T-Mobile customer for more then ten years.

  • Dude

    this sucks major ass

  • Dude

    this sucks major ass

  • Anonymous

    Of course this didn’t answer the most important question. Will T-Mobile continuing to expand it’s existing coverage and upgrade it’s network to higher speeds? It seems to me that although they are going to remain independent until everything is in place, it doesn’t make any sense for them to continue to improve their network. Looks like it will be one pretty stagnant year. I mean, if I sold you a car and you would get it in a year I certainly wouldn’t make it worth more… although Tmobile DK will have a stake in at&t now so it’s possible. Those are the questions I would want answered.

    • Mute

      Will current customers be able to cancel with no EFT? Please tell me yes, because we will be under new policies and we have to approve before they can, don’t they?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I am just wandering how this is going to affect their HSPA+ rollout which was suppose to hit 42mpbs this year.

  • Anonymous

    Of course this didn’t answer the most important question. Will T-Mobile continuing to expand it’s existing coverage and upgrade it’s network to higher speeds? It seems to me that although they are going to remain independent until everything is in place, it doesn’t make any sense for them to continue to improve their network. Looks like it will be one pretty stagnant year. I mean, if I sold you a car and you would get it in a year I certainly wouldn’t make it worth more… although Tmobile DK will have a stake in at&t now so it’s possible. Those are the questions I would want answered.

  • CesarIbenitez95

    Drop t-mobile

  • switchola

    This has a lot more to do with nfc, banks, and owning the biggest pile of money in the world than any of us realize.

  • Anonymous

    To everyone saying that tmobile will remain will remain independent company,not sure where you got that from it does say that tmobile is currently a independent company but you can bet after the deal is final things will change

  • 19fonzy

    Idk why everyone is so concerned. T-Mobile will still be T-Mobile !!! just with better service ! if anything I’m glad this happened can’t wait to get T-Mobile 4g speeds thanks to the help of at&t’s service wich is #1 in bakersfield,CA. Good move T-mobile good move. Just Don’t Change Your name !

    • RealityHurts

      They are remaining T-Mobile until the acquisition finalizes; roughly one year. If you feel AT&T is going to keep T-Mobile as a separate company (or even a separate name at the least), you need to look into past company cannibalizations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan81984 Jonathan Dixon

    bye bye tmobile and hello shitty service and high prices my bill might 86 dollars a month now but like many of my friends i’ll be force to pay 120 to 150 a month cant wait customer sever will be a thing of the past in the near feature and 100 for unlimited talk and text and web will be unheard of

  • http://micronokiadev.wordpress.com/ bluechrism

    In the 4 years since i moved to the US, i have always thought that US needed more competition in the mobile market and not less, and that all the big 4 were overpriced relative to European equivilents. Certainly thought and stillt think they could do with another GSM provider – was kind of hoping if t-mobile sold it would be to VodaFone or some other multinational carrier (though i can completely see why they wouldn’t want to).

    All i see from this is a company with normally good customer service being bought by one with poor customer service, one with more affordable plans being bought by one with expensive plans.

    Also because AT&T screwed my wife over by charging her $600 for not paying for her plan when she lived in England (she had cancelled her plan – they even admitted it eventually and refunder her about $50) we can’t do AT&T so I see no GSM phones in my future. As in general I like to buy phones unlocked, and as I am learning mobile development using Qt which works on Nokia Phones (also looking into Windows Phone since the Nokia Ms announcement) I am distinctly more than a bit annoyed by this news.

    Seriously – less competition is a bad thing. a GSM monopoly is a bad thing when the rest of the world basically uses GSM. I’m sur eit’s great for corportae, and it’s nice to ab able to trot out big numbers for customers to here, but as eventually, the big numbers wil lead to bigger prices, I’m not at all happy about this.

  • http://micronokiadev.wordpress.com/ bluechrism

    In the 4 years since i moved to the US, i have always thought that US needed more competition in the mobile market and not less, and that all the big 4 were overpriced relative to European equivilents. Certainly thought and stillt think they could do with another GSM provider – was kind of hoping if t-mobile sold it would be to VodaFone or some other multinational carrier (though i can completely see why they wouldn’t want to).

    All i see from this is a company with normally good customer service being bought by one with poor customer service, one with more affordable plans being bought by one with expensive plans.

    Also because AT&T screwed my wife over by charging her $600 for not paying for her plan when she lived in England (she had cancelled her plan – they even admitted it eventually and refunder her about $50) we can’t do AT&T so I see no GSM phones in my future. As in general I like to buy phones unlocked, and as I am learning mobile development using Qt which works on Nokia Phones (also looking into Windows Phone since the Nokia Ms announcement) I am distinctly more than a bit annoyed by this news.

    Seriously – less competition is a bad thing. a GSM monopoly is a bad thing when the rest of the world basically uses GSM. I’m sur eit’s great for corportae, and it’s nice to ab able to trot out big numbers for customers to here, but as eventually, the big numbers wil lead to bigger prices, I’m not at all happy about this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan81984 Jonathan Dixon

    we all know att will never match t-mobile prices or customers service there in the business of making money by ripping people off there like the wal-mart of the cell phone industries
    i guess now there be more drop call us tmobile customers will now experience the same pain in the butt service but at a higher cost

  • Dm183

    As a T-Mobile Employee how is this going to change? my commission will change and so will hourly? and my benefits will change? and i know at&T has been laying off workers .. i cant afford to lose my job… will they do lay off????? My NEW..uniforms I just ordered… that changes….PTO Hours saved….wiped away?
    employee phone benefits…. all that changes?

    and for johnathan your approved for a POST PAID ACCOUNT DEP of 100.00 and you get two lines of svc and 2 for MBB ( mobile board band)

    • Huntingoregon

      i’m in the same boat as you. i’m in retention and am rather worried about what will change. from my understanding att employees are union which we are not. i’m seriously looking into trying to get us in a union and the same one as att before the merge so if they attempt massive layoffs we will be protected. don’t know if it will happen in time but it’s worth a shot

      • switchola

        Good idea. That creates a mutual interest. Im in.

        • Hhikker

          I believe they still are Communications Workers of America. (CWA) At least thats what We used to be in with them. Wear a red shirt on Thursday and your in…..

  • Anonymous

    “Will I NOW be billed by at&t? ? Aww man we are screwed. Bye bye $85 montlhy; hello $130 crap

  • Anonymous

    AT&T already has a bad rep for their policies, pricing, and network. A shame they are pulling Tmobile subscribers into the dark side. I would have liked to have seen Sprint and Tmo merge, that would have made for an interesting cellular market.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • TmoDJ

    Everyone should just relax about their T-Mobile plans being changed. You will not be forced off your grandfathered rate plans. I know people that are still on their old cellular one and at&t wireless plans years after they were acquired by SBC/AT&T. The only drawback is that you have to pay full price for your handsets if you don’t want to be forced off of your old plans.

    • http://micronokiadev.wordpress.com/ bluechrism

      What about Even More Plus plans which are non-contract?

    • Giraffe

      While you are on a contracted rate plan, yes. As soon as the contract is done, AT&T can do whatever they want, it’s just a matter of what company decision will result in the most revenue for the company.

  • Reemakabu

    I had AT & T back in the day and their customer service was so horrible I jumped to Cingular and was soooo happy. Then AT & T acquires Cingular and I gotta get out of that and get T Mobile. Been loving T Mobile till now!!! Where do I go next?!?!?!? I HATE AT & T!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Robhunterx

      Sounds like my story. I hate AT&T from my past experience but from a business & technology point it seems to make sense. I guess my question is “When you combine the worst Customer Service Group with the best…..what do you get?” I doubt it will be the ‘new best’ but I feel like I need to ride it out for a while and see what the options are!

    • Robhunterx

      Sounds like my story. I hate AT&T from my past experience but from a business & technology point it seems to make sense. I guess my question is “When you combine the worst Customer Service Group with the best…..what do you get?” I doubt it will be the ‘new best’ but I feel like I need to ride it out for a while and see what the options are!

  • DontWorryBeHappy

    Dm183, don’t worry about a job again. Ever! http://www.getrecessionproofed.com

  • Anonymous

    Looks like carly and that at&t guy hooked up, but we already know he has been wit many others like altell and cingular, ahhh we tell her its a bad choice but damn money got her..

  • http://micronokiadev.wordpress.com/ bluechrism

    Any chance yesterdays news made any impression on AT&T:
    http://blog.t-mobile.com/2011/03/19/t-mobile-earns-ethics-award-again/

    OK, probably not, but then again, that’s the problem isn’t it.

  • Troublelvntruckee

    So considerate of t-mobile to kindly post a Q&A for all of its customers and I especially liked the Q&A section for all their employees. Oh wait…. there wasn’t one. In fact in the “this is going to be so great for our customers” nonsense we received in our very informative email, I saw no mention of how we were going to be effected as employees. I guess “get more” translated in German is “got mine”! I wonder what their translation of “stick together” is?

    • http://twitter.com/mcasao ManwellC

      Thats an internal thing. Companies don’t post their dirty laundry until the last minute.
      When you get that pink slip, then you will know.
      Signed, a former Comcast Employee.

  • j-man

    WOW I always find the irony of how all these companies are against each other but later are with each other. For example when Verizon was getting Droid, they had ads against the iPhone with the “iDon’t” now they have the iPhone. T-Mobile was making fun of Att with their Carly commercial and saying that he was an old company, now they are together. Not Good! I feel that everything is going to end up being a monopoly here in the US. I shall leave ASAP before it is too late

    • Lugarden7

      Makes sense, the “old man” got with the girl after flashing some cash lol

    • Senor Chang

      I think the word you wanted was ‘hypocritical’, not ‘ironic’.

      Honestly, I think more negatively of the naive consumer/fanboy who really thinks these companies wouldn’t partner up and share the same tube of lube to screw everyone with. This is the nature of business and it’s just another day. That’s why its ret@rded as F**** to be such a loyal fanboy of some specific company… all the execs sit back and laugh at the sheep.

  • Guest

    Would i be able to use wi-fi calling once it becomes at&t?

    • Blacksheep427

      just have to wait and see. nothing is settled yet.

  • LRC

    I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
    –Han Solo

  • Jack

    With AT&T I will take a wait-and-see. If Sprint had bought T-Mobile, I would be done as soon as the contract was over.

  • cedric

    Good bye Android devices
    What will happen with my nexus one

  • Enaud83

    This is all the way fucked up!

  • Anonymous

    vipshopper.us

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

    Anyone read the T-Mobile press release:
    René Obermann, CEO Deutsche Telekom: “We have achieved the best solution for our company, our customers and shareholders. This will strengthen our position in Europe, whilst we are still participating in the rapidly growing business of mobile data. We will be able to focus more on the opportunities of a modern infrastructure in Germany and Europe, as well as in Internet products that accompanies to our strategy “fix, transform and innovate”. Following our initiatives of finding a solution for our activities both in the United Kingdom and Poland, we have with this transaction nearly accomplished the “fix” part of our strategy. We will now focus our resources more on the “transform” and “innovate” blocks of our strategy in order to accelerate the transformation of Deutsche Telekom.”

    This is all for the benefit of it’s European customers – they don’t care if AT&T is good or bad for it’s US customers, they just know $39 billion will help it’s network in Europe.

    • Blacksheep427

      business transaction. my business transaction/decision may include going elsewhere

  • Punisher2all

    AT&T buying out Tmo??? WTF, this makes the Tmo-Sprint merger sound like a dream! C’mon Tmo, how could you let this happen? Screw you ATT!