T-Mobile Releases Internal Email Regarding AT&T Deal

I’m still in shock over this so I’m just going to post this and let you, like me take it all in! This is an internal email from current T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm regarding the just announced acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T. Commence crying.

Full Internal Press Release:

Bonn/ Dallas, March 20th 2011

Deutsche Telekom: US Deal accelerates own transformation

? Deutsche Telekom to receive 39 billion USD for US-business ? Deutsche Telekom to have up to 8 percent stake in the leading US

telecommunications company

? AT&T takes over US mobile business from Deutsche Telekom

? Deutsche Telekom will receive 25 billion USD in cash and 14 billion USD in AT&T shares

? Attractive multiple of 7.1 times 2010 adjusted EBITDA ? Deutsche Telekom plans to use approximately 5 billion EUR for share

buybacks

? Deutsche Telekom net debt is planned to be reduced by approximately 13 billion EUR or 31 percent

Deutsche Telekom will take an approximately 8 percent stake in US telecommunication company AT&T. At the same time Deutsche Telekom will hand over 100 percent ownership of T-Mobile USA to AT&T. This has been agreed by the boards of the two companies today. AT&T will pay 25 billion USD in cash for T- Mobile USA, in addition to 14 billion USD in AT&T shares. AT&T has the right to increase the portion of the purchase price paid in cash by up to 4.2 billion USD with a corresponding reduction in the stock component. The value of the transaction will be 39 billion USD. This will amount to an attractive multiple of approximately 7 times 2010 adjusted EBITDA. The merger still needs US regulatory approval. The closing of the transaction is expected to be completed in first half of 2012.

1René 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.”

Timotheus Höttges, CFO Deutsche Telekom: “As the biggest single share holder of AT&T we will also significantly benefit from their strong dividend. With the excellent result of this transaction we will be able to continue to develop our company. At the same time we will be able to reduce our debts and initiate one of the biggest share buy back programs in both Germany as well as in the European telecommunication industry.”

Deutsche Telekom is planning to reduce its debt by approximately 13 billion EUR. Approximately 5 billion EUR are planned to be used for share buybacks after closing and required resolutions in accordance with the legal requirements .

Randall Stephenson, CEO and Chairman AT&T: “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.”

For Deutsche Telekom the transaction after closure will provide amongst others a consolidation of the balance sheet. Pro forma the ratio for net debt to adjusted EBITDA in 2010 will be reduced to 1.9x from 2.2x, a reduction of 31 percent.

2

There will be no change regarding the shareholder remuneration policy which has been set for three years. As has been provided within the legal guidelines, Deutsche Telekom will continue with its plans to pay out 3.4 billion EUR on an annual basis consisting of a minimum dividend of 70 cents plus share-buybacks. The share buybacks amounting to approximately 5 billion EUR, which are planned after the closure of the transaction, will come on top of this.

The Guidance for 2011 remains unchanged. For the financial year 2011 Deutsche Telekom expects an adjusted EBITDA of around 19.1 billion EUR. The free cash flow is expected to be stable to slightly growing from the 2010 level of 6.5 billion EUR.

Deutsche Telekom is to receive one seat on AT&T’s Board of Directors.

Morgan Stanley acted as lead financial advisor and issued a fairness opinion to the supervisory board of Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse acted as financial advisors for Deutsche Telekom.

Deutsche Telekom was advised by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (M & A, N.Y.C) as well as Cleary Gottlieb and Wiley Rein (antitrust and regulatory law, Washington D.C.).

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 129 million mobile customers, approximately 36 million fixed- network lines and more than 16 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2010). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in over 50 countries and has around 247,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2010). For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.com/media

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com

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  • Anonymous

    I refuse to be an ATT customer. Its the WORST COMPANY from a customer stand point of view.

    T Mobile sold us out! We should all leave TMobile asap. Unless you want to be charged extra for an inferior service.

    Cingular used to be a great company, until ATT bought it out. I was a Cingular customer then and then problems began.

    Advice to ALL TMobile customers, LEAVE while you can!

    • Dave Swagler

      Deutsche Telekom owns T-Mobile. They don’t need T-Mobile’s permission. T-Mobile didn’t sell us out. I have been happy with T-Mobile. This makes me sick.

      • T-MO Fan

        This is nonsense.
        I am heartbroken.
        R.I.P T-Mobile </3
        Deutsche Telekom = Douche Telefags.

    • Alakar

      While I agree with you that this merger is crap, get your facts straight. Cingular was a joint operation between SBC and BellSouth. SBC bought the remnants of the old AT&T and renamed itself AT&T. SBC then bought out BellSouth, changing the name of Cingular to AT&T Wireless. AT&T Wireless is the same company it was as Cingular, including the same executives running it. The only thing that changed was the name.

      The reason I bring this up, is that Cingular was crap, AT&T Wireless is crap, and T-Mobile will now be crap. I worked for Ameritech/SBC/AT&T for over 10 years and directly worked with many of the people running the wireless division. The were and are some of the most petty, backstabbing, ladder climbing people I have ever met. They also could give a rat’s ass about customers as long as their bonus’s are good. Loyal T-Mobile customers, you are well and truly screwed.

    • DeViLsOnNlAw

      I’m with you on this one…what a Damn shame

  • Eleni

    Thanks a lot Deutsche Telekom. Good for you for eliminating your debt, but you just screwed a whole bunch of people over.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Yea, thx alot Douche Telekom… *RAGE*

  • DaltonS

    Bye T-Mobile :(

  • Flyohmy

    So T-Mobile was making fun of AT&T all of this time, only to get bought by them. How hilarious.

  • Fred2392

    T-Mobile T-itanic

  • I have a Nexus One and an Even More Plus plan. How fucked am I? Haha.

    • Anonymous

      You’re not in a contract. You can leave whenever you want.

      • Haha, I don’t want to leave. I want to keep my no-contract plan because my GSM phone will only work on AT&T. I’ll have to buy a new phone if I want to go to Sprint or Verizon.

        AT&T is going to tell me to leave or sign a contract.

        • Ash

          Yeah, I have a feeling that’s what ATT going to do, that’s what ATT is good at. Rob their customer at gun point and dry BFing them.

  • Tom

    Ack… I have tried hard to stay away from AT&T. I was a BellSouth customer until AT&T bought them, and I watched the customer service just tank.

    It looks like it is all over but the crying. Maybe it won’t go through, but I’m not optimistic. It was good while it lasted, I guess…

  • Anonymous

    This sucks. This really truly sucks. I can only hope that we as costumers end up better off in the end, but until then, this really really sucks.

    • Anonymous

      AT&T and better doesn’t belong in the same sentence unless its this one.

  • Socalteknique

    This is what I woke up to? SOB! I love tmo! Noooooooooooo!!

  • Anonymous

    If they jack up my price and I find out that they will not be the first to get the next Nexus phone then I’m going to Sprint.

    Speed & Price & Pure Android is what really kept me on T-mobile all these years.

  • Bnander1

    SHOCKED!

  • NexOne

    OMG!! WTF??? why t-mobile? why at&t?now everything gonna go the “evil way”.

  • Anonymous

    WONT SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!

    • Elij

      LOL, love this :->.

  • eYe

    Everything about this merge sounds good (more coverage, european bands, better leverage to get good phones) until I remember that it’s AT&T we’re talking about. The reason I’m with T-mobile is because I don’t want to be with AT&T. Sprint is a joke, Verizon is expensive but in a grand scheme of things – AT&T is both crappy and expensive and that’s what T-mobile is about to become.

    • rich

      Not true. AT&T has poor cell service because their spectrum is flooded. With the merger, even while having 30-40 million more customers than Verizon, they will have more spectrum per customer. It’s a bonus. The only downside is where pricing will go.

  • Flyingrequin

    Virgin mobile — when my contract expires here I come. Now all we will get with AT&T are locked handsets in a “walled evil” garden of ATT

    • Anonymous

      If only Virgin Mobile allowed me to use any unlocked Android phone of my choosing I’d be all over them.

    • Ash

      If ATT fu*k this up, I’m heading to Virgin mobile and the likes as well.

  • Great, bloody fantastic, now I get to pay more for an inferior service, biased reps and an unethical carrier. Thank you DT, for giving us the finger! Best for customers my arse!!!

  • Jimbo831

    I am most pissed because I JUST signed a new 2 year contract with T-Mobile a month ago. I had been off contract for 1.5 years and I finally gave in and signed a new contract and this is what happens. I just hope AT&T makes some sort of change that voids my contract so I can head on over to Verizon.

    • thatguy

      I think you should be able to leave the contract early if the merger goes through or if your prices change.

      Although I have been with Tmo for almost a year, I’m gonna do a wait-and-see approach to see what happens and make my decision then.

    • rich

      Why Verizon? They have far slower data speeds, worse CS, and are expensive?

      Your contract will be valid until it expires. They cannot change the pricing on contracted customers until their contract is up.

    • rich

      Why Verizon? They have far slower data speeds, worse CS, and are expensive?

      Your contract will be valid until it expires. They cannot change the pricing on contracted customers until their contract is up.

    • rich

      Why Verizon? They have far slower data speeds, worse CS, and are expensive?

      Your contract will be valid until it expires. They cannot change the pricing on contracted customers until their contract is up.

    • rich

      Why Verizon? They have far slower data speeds, worse CS, and are expensive?

      Your contract will be valid until it expires. They cannot change the pricing on contracted customers until their contract is up.

    • rich

      Why Verizon? They have far slower data speeds, worse CS, and are expensive?

      Your contract will be valid until it expires. They cannot change the pricing on contracted customers until their contract is up.

    • Same here. I won’t be going to Sprite either so it’s Verizon for me.

    • Same here. I won’t be going to Sprite either so it’s Verizon for me.

    • Mallorian

      jimbo you will be fine until you contract expires. att will have to honor your contract, but the second it is up you’ll be screwed. at least you have 2 years to decide which direction you want to go.

    • If you signed a contract you are liable for the length of the contract unless they change something in your service. If you modify it you will have to use one of their plans.

  • Dave

    Increased prices, poorer customer service, maybe a bit better coverage in some places; and, worse, no real place to go as Verizon has higher prices and even worse customer service and Sprint is, well, Sprint.

    • Actually, for four phones with data on the 1400 minute plan, Verizon is one penny cheaper than AT&T.

      • rich

        If you use 1400 minutes over 4 phones I am impressed.

        • That was not the point. The point was the both AT&T AND Verizon are
          expensive.

        • That was not the point. The point was the both AT&T AND Verizon are
          expensive.

        • That was not the point. The point was the both AT&T AND Verizon are
          expensive.

        • That was not the point. The point was the both AT&T AND Verizon are
          expensive.

        • That was not the point. The point was the both AT&T AND Verizon are
          expensive.

        • That was not the point. The point was the both AT&T AND Verizon are
          expensive.

        • That was not the point. The point was the both AT&T AND Verizon are
          expensive.

        • That was not the point. The point was the both AT&T AND Verizon are
          expensive.

        • Few people use 1400 minutes including me. The problem is that these phone companies give you a choice of 700 or 1400 minutes. You may only use 725 minutes a month but you are forced to go all the way up to 1400. Seems like they could come up with a plan somewhere in the middle.

  • I switch to Verizon to try them out…an hour later….THIS happens! Looks like I got out just in time.

    • phone head

      did the same and bought the thunderbolt last Thursday…funny thing i was kind of sad that I left t-mobile cuz i been with them for over 10 years…but now this happen…i really dont give two s#its….i hate at&t..just told my moms about it and she’s jumping ship in june

    • phone head

      did the same and bought the thunderbolt last Thursday…funny thing i was kind of sad that I left t-mobile cuz i been with them for over 10 years…but now this happen…i really dont give two s#its….i hate at&t..just told my moms about it and she’s jumping ship in june

    • phone head

      did the same and bought the thunderbolt last Thursday…funny thing i was kind of sad that I left t-mobile cuz i been with them for over 10 years…but now this happen…i really dont give two s#its….i hate at&t..just told my moms about it and she’s jumping ship in june

    • phone head

      did the same and bought the thunderbolt last Thursday…funny thing i was kind of sad that I left t-mobile cuz i been with them for over 10 years…but now this happen…i really dont give two s#its….i hate at&t..just told my moms about it and she’s jumping ship in june

    • phone head

      did the same and bought the thunderbolt last Thursday…funny thing i was kind of sad that I left t-mobile cuz i been with them for over 10 years…but now this happen…i really dont give two s#its….i hate at&t..just told my moms about it and she’s jumping ship in june

    • phone head

      did the same and bought the thunderbolt last Thursday…funny thing i was kind of sad that I left t-mobile cuz i been with them for over 10 years…but now this happen…i really dont give two s#its….i hate at&t..just told my moms about it and she’s jumping ship in june

    • phone head

      did the same and bought the thunderbolt last Thursday…funny thing i was kind of sad that I left t-mobile cuz i been with them for over 10 years…but now this happen…i really dont give two s#its….i hate at&t..just told my moms about it and she’s jumping ship in june

  • Drzfr3shboialex

    So they won’t change the plans? If so then welcome aboard we get better coverage as well :D

    • How are you going to get better coverage when t-mo and att use different frequencies? Unless you are ok with EDGE as 3G wont work anywhere on att with at t-mo phone.

      • Vpuik

        2 words: pentaband phone. Or is that three words?.

      • Vpuik

        2 words: pentaband phone. Or is that three words?.

      • Vpuik

        2 words: pentaband phone. Or is that three words?.

        • Ash

          Ding ding ding, my thoughts exactly.

      • Vpuik

        2 words: pentaband phone. Or is that three words?.

      • rich

        They are both GSM based. Towers can be programmed to run the third frequency which neither carrier share. It’s really not an issue, the point is the GSM and HSPA+ overlap.

    • Drzfr3shboialex

      Forget it I just read that T-Mobile will be taken out I hope this dosent go through if not then my dad will tell me to switch I love T-Mobile.

  • …………………terminating my contract as I type this and switching to Verizon. Let me know when this acquisition fails so I can come back to T-MOBILE, thanks.

    • rich

      Jokes on you for going to Verizon. Enjoy those bills.

    • rich

      Jokes on you for going to Verizon. Enjoy those bills.

    • rich

      Jokes on you for going to Verizon. Enjoy those bills.

    • rich

      Jokes on you for going to Verizon. Enjoy those bills.

    • rich

      Jokes on you for going to Verizon. Enjoy those bills.

  • Ungibbed

    Ugh… A loyal T-Mobile customer for over twelve years and now get to be part of the “happy fun ball”. Is this how T-Mobile is finally going to get the iPhone? Excuse me while I go hide in my closet and cry.

  • Mannn AT&T’s plans are more expensive and! so are verizons…. i might try virginmobile but then again i like sim cards… well evo shift(sprint) or htc inspire(at&t) here i come =[

    • I’m thinking about either Sprint of Verizon. I’m with you though, I like my sim cards haha. For some reason, I prefer Sprint over Verizon. I’ve always have T-Mobile so, this could be a challenge.

      • rich

        I wouldn’t recommend Verizon. I think I would prefer AT&T or Sprint over Verizon any day and twice on Sunday.

      • rich

        I wouldn’t recommend Verizon. I think I would prefer AT&T or Sprint over Verizon any day and twice on Sunday.

  • Kusdfiuhskjdcjknchhd

    This won’t make T-Mobile worse, but it’ll make AT&T better.

    • Anonymous

      Make ATT better while you take it up the ass with jack up prices for the cellphone plans. Yup, that’s where it’s heading

  • Anonymous

    Cingular/Att was the first mobile phone company we had but left because of the ridiculous prices. Since then my family and me has been with T-mobile for 9 years and it looks like we are heading over to Spirit when our contacts (2 family plans) are up. I highly doubt the death star network will continue with T-mobile competitive plans.

  • Saint.Leo

    People calm down. This the best news I have heard in years. Thank the cell phone gods the iPhone 5 will work on tmobile without worrying about unlocks. Personally where I live AT&T gets better service then tmobile, but the greatest thing is the 3G speeds AT&T will offer and we can’t forget about the LTE AT&T is trying to achieve. I have seen the speeds that a LTE network can offer. I cant wait. I spoke with a tmobile rep and he said all they know is what we know and that maybe they will allow early termination without the fees but most likely offer EARLY UPGRADES AT FULL DISCOUNT…. Like I said iPhone 5 here I come

    • upgrades to a capped expensive data plan. yippeeee!

      • I wish I could like your comment 100 times. ;-)

      • James

        I honestly don’t know what the problem is.
        T-Mobile would have been bought one way or the other and AT&T was pretty much the only alternative.

      • Anonymous

        That’s what worries me THE MOST

      • Anonymous

        That’s what worries me THE MOST

      • Anonymous

        That’s what worries me THE MOST

      • Anonymous

        That’s what worries me THE MOST

    • Alb3rt018

      u r idiot is going to effect around 2012 the mean iphone 5 for at&t n verizon plus is bad for tmobile user we will get slow internet speed like at&t does right now

      • rich

        Incorrect. If anything, the speed of data will increase as LTE comes online and they continue upgrading HSPA+.

      • rich

        Incorrect. If anything, the speed of data will increase as LTE comes online and they continue upgrading HSPA+.

  • Fazelove

    whats going to happen to hapa+ and how useful is my mytouch 4g, i bought in October, god this sucks i better get something out of this (bought the phone off contract for $450)

    • rich

      Nothing will happen to HSPA+. AT&T also uses that. T-Mobile and AT&T share the same cellular utilities (GSM and HSPA).

  • Rod Munch

    Seems like they were more concerned about putting more into their European market than the American market. Even though MANY Americans stood by them when their service wasn’t worth SH*T!! They propped it up till it looked a bit more attractive to buyers, then SEE YA!! I don’t see how sprint is going to even compete now… Maybe a Verizon/Sprint merger next? America will have the BIG TWO to choose from… Whatcha gonna do? They got us by the BALLS!!

  • Drzfr3shboialex

    Forget it I just read that T-Mobile will be taken out I hope this dosent go through if not then my dad will tell me to switch I love T-Mobile.

  • Mickmar46

    I believe they can not change rates or terms until your current contract is up. I do not see any benefit to pay to get out of our current contract at this time.

  • Mkemp1

    If you go to: http://www.mobilizeeverything.com/documents/Factsheet.pdf

    At the end you see this:

    Seamless
    Integration
    ? AT&T has an excellent track record of integrating acquisitions
    ? Both AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks are GSM-based with HSPA+ deployed
    ? AT&T and T-Mobile have complementary spectrum positions and operations
    ? AT&T will maintain a significant operational presence in Seattle/Bellevue
    ? Combined entity will be branded AT&T

    • Violated

      Seamless
      Hosing

      ~higher prices
      ~capped data and speeds
      ~terrible customer support
      ~anonymous bill charging
      ~less selection
      ~no vaseline, just take it

  • Drzfr3shboialex

    please government don’t approve this

  • so wait…can we still side-load our android phones when this merge happens?…and r they going to start disabling hspua??…and i rather my data b throttled then capped…are we going to have to start paying extra for 4G?…is the iPhone going to b the only real feature phone we can hope for now??….SAVE US CAPTAIN PLANET!!!…lol no really…i’m worried tho

    • Why are people going on and on about phones? That’s the least important thing about this acquisition. Priorities people! No one has said that any current equipment will not work in the future. Unless you have all the information you’re just making wild speculation that things won’t work. How about you settle down and wait for all the stuff to get settled before you get crazy about it? If this acquisition gets approved by the FTC (that’s a big if) it will be at least a year and probably more than that before anything changes from what it is today March 21, 2011. People need to just chill out and not go nuts. Nothing’s even finalized.

  • Emene10

    Everyone join the Group against AT&T Takeover on Facebook!

  • Senpai_tsunade

    Tmo customers get to keep the plans they are already on.. but going to be ATT not tmobile company anymore.. like when att bought cingular, same plans same everything… i used to be on cingular.. but for new applying customers, att plans are to be availed and so are the devices? just speculating.. this won’t all materialise until next year anyway, so we’ll see and hope for the best…. i love tmobile dang it..

    • Stinewyork

      This is going to be a good improvement for everyone. The only potential issue is going to be plan pricing.

    • Stinewyork

      This is going to be a good improvement for everyone. The only potential issue is going to be plan pricing.

  • JLo

    David seriously? You are the official unoffical T-Mobile news and you report this after all the other tech blogs did.

    On top of that for almost a year now you keep making stupid posts about Sprint buying T-Mobile. Boy were you wrong.

    If you are going to post T-Mobile news after every single other tech blog did, and on top of that you report the news incorrectly, why don’t you just close up shop.

    Oh booo hooo what are you going to call your new website? At&t-news?

    Better get on it fast and buy that domain name.

    • Stinewyork

      Every other news org also reported Sprint was going to buy T-Mobile. Great input though.

    • Stinewyork

      Every other news org also reported Sprint was going to buy T-Mobile. Great input though.

    • Sjrash Lists

      actually- tmonews had it up before anyone else did… i scraped other news sources looking for the info thinking it had to be incorrect… within 10 minutes it started showing up everywhere else…

    • momoney

      im sure sprint was in the market to buy tmobile

  • Anonymous

    It would cost each of T Mobile customers ~1200 dollars to outbid ATT and own TMobile. If any of you agree, please let us know. This is something within our reach.

    Believe me when I say. You will pay ATT that and much more. At least you own something instead of wasting your hard earned money on poor service.

    Its a LOT better than letting ATT control your life.

    • Sheri

      Me and my husband are for the 1200.00 each. He works for them in the IT dept.

  • Anonymous

    Yes! Now I can expect a company I have been with for over 10 years since the Voicestream days to get ridiculously expensive and for my service to go to s**t….

    • Troublelvntruckee

      Pretty much! …. and thanks so much for being such a loyal customer!

  • http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/articles/more-information-att-acquires-tmobile

    It looks like Tmo is gonna stay independent but the money goes to ATT? kinda like Deutsche Telekom is now? correct me if im wrong, please

    • rich

      No, T-Mobile will be absorbed into AT&T. The deal won’t be finalized for about a year.

    • rich

      No, T-Mobile will be absorbed into AT&T. The deal won’t be finalized for about a year.

    • craigers

      No, T-Mobile is dead. The parent company will be a shareholder of AT&T and we will all be moved over to AT&T customers and plans.

  • Meagan

    There is no point spending a lot of money for a new mobile from Tmobile, since AT&T will turn off bands to make their mobiles work on newly aquired cell towers.

    • rich

      Not true.

    • rich

      Not true.

    • Johnny Chimpo

      That doesn’t even make sense… And they arent going to shut down any existing spectrum. If anything, the phones that they come out with once this is fully approved, will have all the bands of both companies.

    • Johnny Chimpo

      That doesn’t even make sense… And they arent going to shut down any existing spectrum. If anything, the phones that they come out with once this is fully approved, will have all the bands of both companies.

      • James

        That’s why I don’t get how people are truly “upset”.

        You’ll still have great service because you’re getting T-mobile towers AS WELL as AT&T’s.
        I’m an AT&T customer (left t-Mobile AND use to work for them) and the rumors/”Poor customer service” aren’t accurate at all.

        I’ve had AT&T since 07′ and I’m happy with them. And I also think AT&T will offer unlimited plans again because they no longer have to “compete” with Verizon after this. Per se.

      • James

        That’s why I don’t get how people are truly “upset”.

        You’ll still have great service because you’re getting T-mobile towers AS WELL as AT&T’s.
        I’m an AT&T customer (left t-Mobile AND use to work for them) and the rumors/”Poor customer service” aren’t accurate at all.

        I’ve had AT&T since 07′ and I’m happy with them. And I also think AT&T will offer unlimited plans again because they no longer have to “compete” with Verizon after this. Per se.

      • James

        That’s why I don’t get how people are truly “upset”.

        You’ll still have great service because you’re getting T-mobile towers AS WELL as AT&T’s.
        I’m an AT&T customer (left t-Mobile AND use to work for them) and the rumors/”Poor customer service” aren’t accurate at all.

        I’ve had AT&T since 07′ and I’m happy with them. And I also think AT&T will offer unlimited plans again because they no longer have to “compete” with Verizon after this. Per se.

      • James

        That’s why I don’t get how people are truly “upset”.

        You’ll still have great service because you’re getting T-mobile towers AS WELL as AT&T’s.
        I’m an AT&T customer (left t-Mobile AND use to work for them) and the rumors/”Poor customer service” aren’t accurate at all.

        I’ve had AT&T since 07′ and I’m happy with them. And I also think AT&T will offer unlimited plans again because they no longer have to “compete” with Verizon after this. Per se.

        • Farhan

          I’m happy that the overall coverage area for me will increase but am fearful that T-Mobiles cheap plans will be switched to AT&T’s pricing. This is perhaps the biggest possible setback of this deal for consumers – having to pay more money and not having unlimited data (albeit throttled) by going to AT&T.

          From AT&T’s perspective it doesn’t make sense to let T-Mobiles cheap plans stick around since then AT&T’s existing customers will simple switch to those plans which will result in AT&T losing money. So IMO, T-Mobiles plans will eventually have to go.

        • Drew

          I had 4 different phones with ATT in 5 different cities and 3 states in the US over a 3 year period. Not only is their voice calling a joke on every single phone i’ve picked up, but their fees and customer service is terrible. You as an ATT employee couldn’t have the foggiest idea how bad your service is because you’re not calling into the people in other countries claiming to be “Bob” with a thick Indian accent.

          We are truely “upset” because no matter what press releases say, once our TMobile contract expires, we will be bumped into the ATT plans. After looking into it, it is going to cost my wife an I $79 more per month before tax. In addition to this tremendous increase in price ($944 more per year), ATT has a 4gb data cap, which i breeze straight through every month on TMobile without even trying. I also use my phones tethering abilities at a whim without fees, something I will no longer get to enjoy.

          Then lets get into data. My 3g phone with Tmobile is getting 3 – 5 mbps down. I’ve read reports of ATT’s 4g getting as low as 1.5mbps in LA where I live. I had the mytouch 4g for 1 day, and it was getting 9 – 11 mbps down. Galaxy 4gs is has articles claiming upwards of 21mbps down in some areas. ATT will get to benefit from these increase, but Tmobile customers will get to deal with increased latency issues due to 300% increase in volume.

          I can assure you that all of us Android users will be getting driven to the sub-par ATT towers so that ATT can give a boost to all the iPhone users. This is proven by the way ATT already throttles down data on Android phones to save bandwidth for their iPhone customers.

          The only benefit i’ve seen anyone quote for Tmobile is we will eventually be able to get an iPhone. Iphone coming to Tmobile is a benefit? I think not. iPhone is easily 6 months to 2 years behind Android in technology, and induces even more additional fees to use things like gps. If I wanted iPhone that bad I would have already jumped into ATT or Verizon, but lets face it, their data is as archaic as the device they tout.

          This is a giant fail for TMobile customers no matter how you spin it. It’s wonderful for ATT because maybe they’ll finally be able to make a phone call, and enjoy the 4g that they claim but until the merger were unable to provide.

          So yes, we are all truly “upset” over here in Tmobile land.

      • James

        That’s why I don’t get how people are truly “upset”.

        You’ll still have great service because you’re getting T-mobile towers AS WELL as AT&T’s.
        I’m an AT&T customer (left t-Mobile AND use to work for them) and the rumors/”Poor customer service” aren’t accurate at all.

        I’ve had AT&T since 07′ and I’m happy with them. And I also think AT&T will offer unlimited plans again because they no longer have to “compete” with Verizon after this. Per se.

      • craigers

        Simply not true Johnny.

      • craigers

        Simply not true Johnny.

      • craigers

        Simply not true Johnny.

        • Farhan

          What part of his post wasn’t true? Why do you think AT&T will shut down T-Mobiles spectrums?

    • JLo

      That made no sense

    • JLo

      That made no sense

      • craigers

        Actually it made perfect sense. Where do you come from? Are you on something?

      • craigers

        Actually it made perfect sense. Where do you come from? Are you on something?

      • craigers

        Actually it made perfect sense. Where do you come from? Are you on something?

    • Do you even think before you post? This makes absolutely no sense.

  • Cameron W3st

    Does this mean current customers are going to have the option to drop their contracts? for free? I absolutely do NOT want to be a part of AT&trash.

    • JLo

      Good question, maybe David the genius who has been reporting about a Sprint buyout for a year now can answer that question.

      • Chris

        Wheres the ban button? Your getting really annoying, really fast. Everyone thought sprint was going to buy Tmobile, not one person thought it would be AT&T.

    • Farhan

      Not sure but I think you would be able to get out of your contract without paying an ETF if your current contract plan changes and not the actual buyout of T-Mobile.

      So if AT&T decides to raise the pricing for all T-Mobile customers then those on contract should be able to leave. If they don’t change your contract, I think you can’t leave without paying an ETF.

      More than likely, I think they will change pricing on new contracts by the end of the year (if the deal gets all the approvals) and let current people on T-Mobile contracts run through their contracts before switching them to new trashy plans. :)

  • Eros

    It seems kinda logical, Death Star has a lot more money than Sprint and has been Tmo’s main roaming partner for quite some time. I don’t understand why anyone thought Sprint would do this and not AT&T, let’s just hope the iPhone 5 has AWS. :D

    • JLo

      Well nobody thought Sprint would buy T-Mobile except one person by the name of David

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • rich

        And every other news outlet that reported it…google is your friend.

      • craigers

        You are an idiot. How about BLOOMBERG NEWS! The biggest business news company in the country. Go back where you came from please. David has done a great job with this blog.

      • craigers

        You are an idiot. How about BLOOMBERG NEWS! The biggest business news company in the country. Go back where you came from please. David has done a great job with this blog.

  • Euphoric777

    I don’t see why u are in shock? You have been wrong so many times. Now this blog has about 10 months of life left. Maybe you can manage bberrydog next lol

  • Euphoric777

    I don’t see why u are in shock? You have been wrong so many times. Now this blog has about 10 months of life left. Maybe you can manage bberrydog next lol

    • JLo

      LOL you said it brotha. I bet you David is shitting his little panties because he won’t have a website to post inaccurate information to anymore.

      100 bucks says he is registering the domain name at&t-news right now as we speak

      • jarjon76

        Actually T-Mobile is remaining an independent company, so the name will stay. Read here: http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/articles/more-information-att-acquires-tmobile

        • thatguy

          So even after the process gets through, T-Mobile will be T-mobile? I highly doubt that man.

        • Partially correct. By the information in the link you yourself provided, T-Mobile will only *temporarily* remain an independent company–until the acquisition is complete, a process expected to take approximately 12 months.

          Reread the first paragraph, where it says “Until then”.

      • What inaccurate information? You are just mad at the world.

    • What have I been wrong about? Do tell, and if you think I can’t transition the blog to anything else, you are incorrect.

  • For those wondering what the problem is must not be following AT&T’s history. Just last week AT&T announced they were going to be capping UNLIMITED HOME DSL. These people never quit. If they cannot raise your plan because of being on a contract, they will cap your service. Don’t you remember they were the first to cap cell data plans? The iphone is not worth selling your soul to AT&T. Sometimes it is principal over greed.

  • For those wondering what the problem is must not be following AT&T’s history. Just last week AT&T announced they were going to be capping UNLIMITED HOME DSL. These people never quit. If they cannot raise your plan because of being on a contract, they will cap your service. Don’t you remember they were the first to cap cell data plans? The iphone is not worth selling your soul to AT&T. Sometimes it is principal over greed.

  • Kev4evr

    So I am out of contract, and on even more plus $59.99, so does this mean since I am out of contract, they may tell me my even more plus is gone gone? Its what has been keeping me with t-mobile, the plan is just toooooo good :-)

    • if you read the email they sent out they mentnioned that they will honor all contracted accounts. my guess is that you are off contract they dont have to honor anything..

  • Kev4evr

    So I am out of contract, and on even more plus $59.99, so does this mean since I am out of contract, they may tell me my even more plus is gone gone? Its what has been keeping me with t-mobile, the plan is just toooooo good :-)

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for all of the T-Mobile users who will unwillingly be pulled into the dark side that is AT&T.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for all of the T-Mobile users who will unwillingly be pulled into the dark side that is AT&T.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for all of the T-Mobile users who will unwillingly be pulled into the dark side that is AT&T.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

    • Brooklyn_Eli

      Makes me happy that my contract finishes in May.. I’ve been scoping the Pre-paid companies and even predicted that MetroPcs’ offering of a 4G Android with a keyboard, would amount to the beginning of the end to traditional cell plans… I have no love for At&T and this has just pushed me over to one of the Pre-Paid/No-Contract companies. MetroPCS, here I come.

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for all of the T-Mobile users who will unwillingly be pulled into the dark side that is AT&T.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for all of the T-Mobile users who will unwillingly be pulled into the dark side that is AT&T.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for all of the T-Mobile users who will unwillingly be pulled into the dark side that is AT&T.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for all of the T-Mobile users who will unwillingly be pulled into the dark side that is AT&T.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • Roycollinson

    nooooo please no

  • Ryleebrooks

    As a tech center employee I’m worried we are all getting laid off. It would make sense to keep tmobile’s customer service since at&t’s is garbage but logic is not a strong suite of most companies. This sucks so bad..

    • Farhan

      I feel bad for you but that is exactly how I would feel if I was a T-Mobile employee. It would be a good idea to look for another job now rather than when you get a pink slip.

      It would make sense to keep T-Mobile’s customer service but they would also want to reduces expenses by having less people and less stores to cut costs. Either way, a big buyout like this does come with reduction in workforce.

      Good luck!!

    • guest

      i agree completley, I think the best way to ensure job security during this time is to be positive about the change and keep your head up, its the nay sayers and those resistant to the empending change that will be getting those pinks slips first.

    • MEE

      I work for tmobile customer care its my day off and I just found out about all this, I dont think that at&t employees are just going to be trained so that everyone is on the same page I hope this helps Look for the positive of things!!

    • Guest

      i am a bilingual tech rep and i am also worried. what job security do we now have?

  • That is all I needed, now service will get more expensive and more shitty in the process. Prepaid here I come.

  • CJ

    I think this is a great thing! I have had so many problems with T-Mobile lately that I am glad I will be leaving there death grip. I still may go to Verizon. My wife’s My Touch Does not work anymore and my HD2 is a piece of work. When I call customer service they do not help at all. My insurance plan stinks so it does not cover my wife’s phone. They were great from 2003 to 2009 but then after that they went down hill. Terrible customer service for loyal customers. Good bye and good Riddance and Good Bye T-Mobile.

    • NoneOfUrBiz

      do you know that there are things that you HAVE to do to your phone, they are no longer the simple devices we were used to things change you have to stop running apps and turn your phone off and on on a regular… maybe there wasnt anything that T-Mobile was or was not doing maybe it was user error!!

    • Elbonix

      Didnt realize that there are so many dumb people out there . 1st if At&t is smart they will use t-mobiles customer service and not change anything !!!! T-Mo has won 11 of the last 13 JD Power #1 customer service awards ///So if T-Mo Is “Terrible” not many other poeple seem to think that or the other wireless carriers are that much more “terrible” . 2nd most people that have a problem is due to there own actions and are not grown enough to take resposiblity for the issues there having 3rd if you have a HD2 blame microsoft for a shitty os and if your really smart put android on it !!!!!!! its easy it will take 10min and boom you got gingerbread on the HD2 which runs FANtastic.. 4th if anyone purchases a MYTOUCH any model and its under warrenty or you have insurance on it and if you have any malfunctions! not due to your inability to take care of your device T-MO will give you a brand new device right out the box instore so tell me Verizon or any other carrier that offers that on any phone !!!!!!!!

      • CJ

        T-Mobile was a great company lately they have been slacking in my opinion. I find myself to be a smart user of phones. I did have android on my HD2 but I feel it is not secure enough for my everday use, since My HD2 has business emails on it. I understand and Take responsibility for my actions. When I go on vacation The service is always below par. I go up to upper Wisconsin and i have to use Einstein PCS or AT&T so in my eyes this will be great for me b/c then I will not have to roam. Also my HD2 can not connect to their tower and it is right next door to my office, T-Mobile is doing a great job fixing it but I do need my cell phone and it is starting to get old. Yes I have restarted my phone, replaced my sim card, and did other things. I had Verizon before T-Mobile and the only reason I switched was b/c my wife was still in her contract when we got married and I was out of mine. Also I go to Germany every quarter and T-Mobile service is unbelievable over there. I have great respect for T-Mobile but I do feel this is better news than Sprint buying T-Mobile out. Finally, I have an Iphone first generation that works on T-Mobiles Network and I would use that if the apps still worked on it. I guess in the end I am excited b/c I will be able to get my company discount on AT&T plus the Iphone that works :)

        • Anonymous

          T-MObile was great before they got a new CEO -______-

      • Steelers0131

        TMO HAD TO HAVE AWARD WINNING SERVICE….thats all they had.

  • guest

    what will you do when this is approved and completed, are you still going to keep the site? lolz

  • guest

    what will you do when this is approved and completed, are you still going to keep the site? lolz

  • guest

    what will you do when this is approved and completed, are you still going to keep the site? lolz

    • guest

      …to David

      • Farhan

        TMonews will buyout ATT-News.com. :)

        • Guest

          lol

    • guest

      …to David

    • guest

      …to David

    • guest

      …to David

    • guest

      …to David

    • guest

      …to David

  • guest

    what will you do when this is approved and completed, are you still going to keep the site? lolz

  • guest

    what will you do when this is approved and completed, are you still going to keep the site? lolz

  • guest

    what will you do when this is approved and completed, are you still going to keep the site? lolz

  • guest

    what will you do when this is approved and completed, are you still going to keep the site? lolz

  • At least it was AT&T that purchased T-Mobile and not Sprint. But I wish T-Mobile stayed as T-Mobile

    • I don’t see how a CDMA carrier could purchase a GSM carrier to begin with.

      • Guest

        Well they DID!!!

        • No, they didn’t AT&T and T-Mo are both GSM carriers.

  • craigers

    Ok, everyone calm down. The world is not coming to an end. I hate AT&T too, but the fact is all of the friends and family I talk to except one have no issues with them. Deutsch Telekom was clearly looking to get out of T-Mobile USA, so I guess it could have been worse (yes, Sprint being CDMA would have been terrible). AT&T isn’t the best but Verizon is terrible with customer service too (I used to be a customer) and the have CDMA. Everything is ok, the sun will come up tomorrow and the world will go on. Just wait and see 8)
    oh, and JLo get a life and leave David alone. He has done a great job with this blog.

    • guest1

      whats going to happen to all tmobile employees?

      • Mtx Pdaroy

        yeah i work for tmo,,,,what is going to happen to us?

        • Sademployee

          We will probably be laid off if there is an att store in the proximity. Or they might incorporate ua into their crappy union. Some employees who have been with tmo 5+ years will lose all of our vacation time cuz att max is 2 weeks. Some of us have 6-8weeks. Kiss the free phone every year goodbye. This is turning horrible by the minute. Obly good could be a severance pay and we get laid off. :(

      • Mattghamlet45

        Employees who directly serve customers are likely safe. The combined company will still need those employees. Some of the network/engineering and IT jobs will be eliminated, but some of those are safe, at least for a while. It’s the admin functions like HR, finance, legal, marketing, etc. that are going to be hit hard. T-Mobile’s corporate office in Bellvue, WA will be hit very hard. I’m sure AT&T will take a “restructuring” charge to cover severance packages for the eliminated T-Mobile employees. When AT&T makes that number public, you’ll get a better idea of just how extensive the layoffs are going to be. It’s also possible the DT negotiated some on this issue, and made AT&T agree to eliminate some duplicative AT&T employees so that the impact to T-Mobile employees will be minimized.

  • aa

    Wow the stupidity in these comments is embarrassing. Are you all Mormon or something? Or maybe Sarah Palin loving tea baggers?

    • Anonymous

      The Sarah Palin-loving tea baggers part was acceptable, in part because Sarah Palin will be the death of this country if she ends up being president. But assuming these commenters are Mormon just because you don’t like what they’re saying? That’s crossing a line and walking 10 miles past it. Religion has nothing to do with this.

      • Anonymous

        Neither does the political comment.

      • ih8youall

        wtf does that have to do with anything related to tmo and att stfu you fucking r tard

    • Anonymous

      Wow…the stupidity of your comment is embarrassing.

  • Da Bay Yeee

    I Hate AT&T. I’m Moving to Verizon. AT&T has so many limitations and drop calls Tmo shouldve just stayed as it is.

  • MOMAN85

    AT&T+T-Mobile=AT3
    WTF!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m so happy I’ve been off contract for almost 2 years now.:-) But I feel horrible for Tmo employees :- This is so not cool on so many levels. I felt myself possibly leaving sooner or later, just waiting for metro to get a worthy android device cause I wanted to keep my vibrant but whatever. Tmo was slowly becoming more and more like the other carriers price and policy wise. I may check sprint out as much as I can’t stand them. I wonder what’s going to come of the new devices T-Mobile had on the horizon? They can’t expect ppl to sign new contracts with so much uncertainty now can they?

  • Blountman747

    Sprint. Service , and plans, and new evo , coming , sounding really, good, right , now ,

    • Uncle Paul

      I jumped ship to sprint last month. I got sick of the data caps with TMO. I got the Evo but if the new EVO is worth the upgrade I’ll pay full price for it.

      • Jack

        TMO doesn’t have data caps.

  • Hans Gruber

    This cannot be. They are going to make Carly and women look bad if this goes through. Go watch her ads on youtube. Everything she said about AT&T is true. This cannot be.

    Why did they let Knut the polar bear die? What is happening in this world? I think the Joker, Riddler and Penguin are behind this.

  • Hans Gruber

    This cannot be. They are going to make Carly and women look bad if this goes through. Go watch her ads on youtube. Everything she said about AT&T is true. This cannot be.

    Why did they let Knut the polar bear die? What is happening in this world? I think the Joker, Riddler and Penguin are behind this.

  • Hans Gruber

    This cannot be. They are going to make Carly and women look bad if this goes through. Go watch her ads on youtube. Everything she said about AT&T is true. This cannot be.

    Why did they let Knut the polar bear die? What is happening in this world? I think the Joker, Riddler and Penguin are behind this.

  • guest

    i got fired from att i been working for tmobile for a while i think im done :(

  • telmo

    where to go next? verizon might make the move buying sprint? and my tmo is gone…damn you att

  • Anonymous

    PLEASE switch to Sprint, because if Sprint also fails, we’ll have a monopoly

    • Mattghamlet45

      No Nate, a monopoly means one company. If we still have AT&T and Verizon, that is two companies, not one. You must have bad grammar, economics or math teachers.

      • Jack

        Monopoly as the only GSM is what I think he probably meant. But yeah, you’re right Matt, we’ll have a monopoly.

      • HF

        Enjoying the internet’s anonymity, are we? If you talk like this to people in the “real” world, you must get a lot of black eyes. Or maybe this IS your real world?

    • Merdwerkz

      isn’t this a step towards monopoly anyway? who is the other gsm provider?

  • Anonymous

    Oh yea doesn’t sprint offer a $125 credit when you switch your number over to them? If so I hope they still have that promo when the new evo comes out.

  • Anonymous

    so how soon can we start seeing free and active roaming between the 2, and will the Sidekick 4G support AT&T 4G?? (cuz I already get that in my home town and Tmobile wont get 4G here until late 2011/early 2012)

  • LongDingDong

    HELLO Nexus S 4G on Sprint. It was fun while it lasted… Voicestream-T-Mobile. I will miss the CUSTOMER SERVICE. Fuc.k AT&T & the Iphone! Android for now until WEBOS drops!

  • MT4G233

    Why did my speeds increase by 4mbps after this happened? You never Know This could change everything for at&t,

    I was working for T-mobile for 8months when a customer told me to fuck off after he switched to verizon,
    Tmo fired me.
    Thats why tmobile was all about sales and made us sell an average of $200+ a day or get out the door… that was for 8months strait….
    Not to mention all the fraud shit that went on.

    Tmobile has been very strong, just very stupid.

    Now AT&T pulled money out they ass and bought the Pink “T” and are taking all their towers. Even tho they already shared….

    whats next??? This is to blame from the Libya War???????

  • 2jackrussells

    how fast can you run away to sprint to let them know that at&t sucks!!!

  • 2jackrussells

    how fast can you run away to sprint to let them know that at&t sucks!!!

  • 2jackrussells

    how fast can you run away to sprint to let them know that at&t sucks!!!

  • Yoyo

    Hi im a tmobile4g…. hi im att and your fired bitch!

    • Mattghamlet45

      Where did you go to grammar school? You used the wrong form of “your.” You should have used “you’re,” which is a contraction for “you are.” “Your” shows ownership. You did not make a typo error. You simply are poorly educated and didn’t know the difference.

      • Jack

        I don’t think that in a television commercial, people can hear the difference between “your” and “you’re.”

      • Yoyo

        Hope “you’re” happy with att bitch!

      • HF

        um, lykk totaly your a jerk! Just kidding! Really though, what do you care if their grammar is perfect? You knew what they meant, didn’t you?

    • Magenta Magic

      I’m really trying to not laugh at this… *frowns*

    • None

      I have not laughed that hard in a long time!

  • Yoyo

    Hi im a tmobile4g…. hi im att and your fired bitch!

  • Yoyo

    Hi im a tmobile4g…. hi im att and your fired bitch!

  • Fam

    Well all I can say is hello iphone oh and hopefully 4g on it also our hspa whatever you want to call it

    • Modifi2liv

      You hug an apple…the thing is a joke…iphone 4….not 4G….come on your playing in to their pockets…you fool!!!

    • Modifi2liv

      You hug an apple…the thing is a joke…iphone 4….not 4G….come on your playing in to their pockets…you fool!!!

  • I fled AT&T over ten years ago due to their retarded customer service reps and poor customer service in general. My experience on TMO has been excellent.

    But I think it’s too early to bail. I’ll wait and see.

  • Rgoubin

    II called customer care today today to remove data and add messaging on my g2 and had to waste a few nerves CUSTUMER CARE IS CHANGING AS WE SPEAK. HELP THIS IS BAD …

    • You are a complete idiot if you think that anything is “changing” yet. there’s a long process ahead before anything like that happens. Customer care reps didn’t get any heads up about this whole thing, they found out about this the same time as everybody else. The reason they gave you a hard time taking your data package off of your data phone is because part of your contract to get the discount on your data phone is to keep that feature.

    • Jaded Ray the tech guy

      Being on the other end of the phone number you call for help with your phone, I can tell you I am truly floored by this. Inside the walls, AT&T has been our arch-nemesis as long as I have been with T-Mobile. When I found out DT dumped us to them, I fought the urge to quit on the spot. I’m still thinking about it. AT&T has a reputation for having some of the worst customer service in the industry, and I’m finding it very hard to chin up and join their ranks.

      I’m sure many of us reps feel this way. It’s like a punch in the gut. Very likely, many reps are having a very bad day having learned (from Tmonews.com first, no less) that we are now going to be under AT&T’s flag.

      It’s hard to smile on the phone to the next caller after that drops.

      • Magenta Magic

        I read this on tmonews.com when the article broke, and several hours later got a TEXT MESSAGE from my manager. I played stupid. Company men (and women) are gonna hold the line and reps and techs are going to get cut. I’m warning you all, it’s coming.

        As a T-Mobile customer before retailer, I’m cut to the core over this. I agree with the sentiments posted before me — we’ve been dumped by DT. Bad management, bad product offerings, bad advertising kept TMoUSA in 4th place… and here’s what we get for it.

        Enjoy it while it lasts… the good days are numbered.

        • I had to repeat this cause This is 100% Truth:
          As a T-Mobile customer before retailer, I’m cut to the core over this. I agree with the sentiments posted before me — 1.) we’ve been dumped by DT.2.) Bad management, 3.) bad product offerings, 4.) bad advertising kept TMoUSA in 4th place… and here’s what we get for it.

          Enjoy it while it lasts… the good days are numbered.

      • TtT02

        You need to stay with Tmobile through the transition of the “TAKEOVER” to keep everyone up to date on the changes AT&T is removing from Tmobile.

      • Seriously I wanted to walk off the sales floor when I received that internal email in my inbox today… I’ve been feeling sick and sad since then, I’m literally in a daze… I hate AT&T and their customer service, our T-Mobile teams wipe the floor with them hands down from the “D.C.D.” days up to the “High 5 Behaviors”

      • ray, i know this hit us all hard and i agree….we’ve been sold to the enemy. BUT…we need to stay positive. it hasn’t been approved yet. not only that, but we can’t let our customers down, especially with them getting hit with the news so abruptly like this. we make it through rough days all the time and still manage to stay focused and positive with all of our customers. don’t let them down any more than what’s already happened. WE’RE BETTER THAN THAT!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, my goodness, I feel like crying. This is nothing but a heartache for loyal T-Mobile customers. Our dear Magenta, you’ve caused nothing but a heartbrake. I feel betrayed. You’ve sold us to the enemy. If this deal goes through, I’m moving on to Virgin mobile. T-Mobile was the only company that stuck it to the big guys, but now it’s choosing to forget the small guys. No, don’t worry about me, I won’t hang myself over this.

  • Arely0687

    What?!?!?!?! This can’t be true…. I can’t believe it I’ve been with T-Mobile for 6 years I’ve been with other companies before and I never stuck with them!!! Ugh this upsets me so much… I will so switch be I will not have at&t service I refuse

    • Dalcowboy

      idiot… it says t mobile will stay independent..no changes besides network

      • DaveC

        Your reading comprehension leaves much to be desired. Once this deal closes, T-Mobile, as we know it, is dead.

      • DatBastid

        T-Mobile will only stay independent until the acquisition is final, it will take 12 months before it is approved so they will be independent til then, so stop calling people idiots when you are not seeing the whole picture dumbass.

      • ummmm….no, at&t is going to shut down the tmo brand.

  • My only hope is the deal gets blocked by the powers that be….(unlikely though) :(

  • I am at a loss of words. Was not expecting this one…

  • I knew it would happen, so truthfully I am am not that shocked. I just hope that AT&T keeps T-Mobile’s AWARD WINNING CUSTOMER SERVICE and allows CUSTOMERS WITH GRANDFATHERED PLANS TO KEEP THEM UNTIL WE WANT TO CHANGE OUR PLANS – because if they don’t, we and millions upon millions of other customers will leave AT&T for VERIZON quicker than AT&T can RE-THINK POSSIBLE. BRING ON THE BUYOUT! PAY ATTENTION AT&T AND T-MOBILE!!

    • att doesnt grandfather man you should know this they just kill somthing when the feel like it like pple that had unlimtied net on aircards just got there services changed just like that and there wasnt ish you could do i saw this with my own eyes as a att employee man this is bad for tmobile and they should know that. my whole family just called me and told me that there moving to sprint.

  • rubb3rducky

    After being out of contract for over two years I finally renew my contract in November and now this? AT&T?? Talk about sleeping with the enemy!!!

  • guest

    this humm guy just comes in give tmobile a nice spit shine … acts like they’re trying to get at the competition with aggressive commercials ..this deal was set in place since the last CEO “retired”

    • Suxthisnews

      Absofrigginlutely…what happens to the tech centers??

    • Magenta Magic

      What happens to the premium retailers? Some markets can rebrand, but that would place alot of AT&T stores spitting distance from each other here in Columbus, OH. Means someone’s gotta close their doors and someone’s out of a job.

    • Jp

      yup.. drive the asking price wayy up!

    • Anonymous

      I think I have to agree with that.

  • i feel like crying man this pisses me the @##@ off man i will never have att service. im going to cancel my accounts next week and go to sprint. i dont care about coverage man att sucks so bad so freaking bad man i worked for them they dont care about the customer locking android phones of installin apps not updating any freakinf android devices not one device on android was ever updated man not one. killing unlimited data charging an arm and a leg for service plans. and last but not least that freaking network hog iphone/ipad. you kno how many droped calls ppl have on at&t. this sucks man i dont know why i feel like crying but i hate At&t.

  • I guess I will have to go with Virgin mobile, or Boost Mobile. Or, Or, Or…JUST GET A PAGER!!! Damn it!!!

  • stevie

    WOW!! 90 percent of these comments are senseless and ignorant!!!! 1. If you like TMO so much, they have just been bought out by the largest cell phone provider in the world!!! Which means your service just got a lot better!!!! 2. I have been with several different carriers and they all have their fair share of problems…You talk about poor customer service?? Yeah just take your happy ass on over to Verizon and you will really find out what horrible customer service is all about!!! I have been with Cingular/AT&T for the past 8 years and I have had the best customer service u could ever ask for!! They even called me and told me that I had almost 18,000 rollover minutes and I lowered my plan down to the lowest plan they have and have been on that plan since June and still have over 8,000 rollover minutes left before I will need to move my plan back up…I have excellent coverage… Thats just my experience…I hope you all have a pleasant experience wherever you decide to take your cell service!!!

    • No, AT&T IS NOT the largest cell phone provider in the world. What they actually are is the BIGGEST, SORRY CELL PHONE PROVIDER IN THE WORLD! Service just got allot better?? Are you kidding?? You must not have read the JD Powers customer service ratings, nor truly EXPERIENCED their network as an actual real customer. TRUST ME, the majority of T-Mobile’s customers will quickly flee to Verizon because if your going to have to pay higher prices and get crappy customer service, you might as well GET BETTER SERVICE!!!! Rollover minutes??? OMFG! Rollover minutes are a gimmick and they EXPIRE. GOOD LUCK WHEN YOU NEED TO CHANGE BACK TO A PLAN WITH MORE MINUTES AND YOU END UP PAYING MORE!!!

    • guest22

      My experience with ATT/Cingular was exactly the opposite. And its that way for a lot of us. It’s no coincidence that a lot of TMO subscribers are people who consider themselves ATT refugees. Looks like they’ve come after us.

      • Anonymous

        I couldn’t have said it better myself. I feel like a runaway slave who just got caught.

    • DatBastid

      AT&T the largest??? That’s a laugh. Verizon is still the largest and now that they have the iPhone it’s even bigger. AT&T hasn’t even updated there data service yet and their voice service is horrible. I hated AT&T before Cingular took over and when AT&T bought them back I was a customer and all of a sudden my bill comes in and I owe like $400 when I was only paying $85 a month. I still owe AT&T and I refuse to pay them because of it. Rollover minutes is not a good enough reason for me to like AT&T, i text more than I call anyway. Plus, AT&T’s lowest price plan costs as much as T-Mobile’s high end plan when considering all the taxes and extras AT&T charges that make no sense.

    • Anonymous

      ATT has never won a JD Power Award for customer service, much less 8 years in a row like TMO. Your experience is an anomaly, not the majority.

    • Chad.

      Actually, even though AT&T is larger, as a former AT&T customer who lives and works in the city of Chicago, I can guarantee you that their coverage here stinks. In addition, their customer service is horrendous. This is all a large part of why I am now a T-Mobile customer. In addition, as people pointed out already, T-Mobile is cheaper. Hmmm, better service, that costs less and far superior customer service as compared to unreliable coverage, atrocious customer service that costs more. This is not rocket science, stevie.

    • Blaine

      AT&T is the largest cell phone provider in the world? China Mobile has 589 million customers which makes the largest cell phone provider in the world. Do your research before you start to spew nonsense. As a former AT&T customer never once experienced good customer service from them. If this deal does go through ( key word being if ) I REFUSE to go back to them. I’ll make the switch to prepaid before I let that insidious company wrap their gnarly fingers get a hold of me again.

    • Anonymous

      No it did not! look at their prices for their plans, look at their plans all data is capped, hsupa is disabled on nearly everything except the iPhone, their HSPA+ speeds are slow, their android’s don’t allow sideloading, their android’s are rarely ever updated, there are hardly any stock android phones. NOTHING GETS BETTER WITH AT&T!

  • ihatefanboys

    I guess there are very few of us that understand the words involved here. This means that AT&T and TMO’s networks are going to combine, into a much better network for both. the way u guys are acting, its like u think tmobiles network is shutting down and we’re all joining just At&ts network, its not that. but then again i can read beyond the first line of any article, and i have the capacity to understand what im reading. not like most of u whining, crybabies. Ive read every article so far on this and it seems like nothing but a PLUS. Assuming anything at this point is retarded. lighten up, go have a drink, get laid.

    • Mallorian

      most people aren’t pissed about the network getting better or worse, they’re pissed because once their contract with tmobile expires they will be forced into one of att’s overpriced plans for fewer features. they are also pissed because att’s customer service sucks. they are pissed because they enjoy features on their current tmobile phones that att doesn’t allow like side loading apps and wifi calling.

      att customers will benefit from having tmobile’s spectrum with fewer dropped calls and faster download speeds. the opposit will happen to tmobile customers because of the massive influx of att customers using tmobile’s spectrum. they will start to expierence some of the same things, albeit not to the same degree as att customers have. the reason tmobile has so few dropped calls and higher 3g/4g speeds is because they have far less network congestion than att.

    • Anonymous

      You really aren’t getting the picture here. We are not upset about the expansion in coverage and reliability. We are upset about the fact that this is an end to an era. The T-Mobile BRAND (and all that it has stood for) is being consumed by AT&T, which was consumed by the total consumer un-friendly SBC, which the original AT&T consumed Cingular. Consumer option is coming down to just two choices. CDMA or GSM with (essentially) there only being 1 company supporting either technology. There’s more. These two companies also pretty much have the market on land based telecommunications as well. Verizon owns the entire eastern seaboard and more and SBC/AT&T owns everything west of the Mississippi, excepting the Qwest areas. There’s gotta be some anti-trust kind of thing going on here.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, you people calling us ingorant have just been paying too much for too long. You need to wake the fck up!! Tmobile was an underdog and because of that they weren’t raping us every month in charges like At&t… Better network = higher prices. A lot of us don’t want a “better” network. We want to keep our great plans. At&t better use lube that’s all i can say!

      • Wired_flesh

        my t-mobile contract is null and void as soon as at&t decides to “change my plan” by making my mandatory data service for my google powered phone useless with the “no more t-mobile 3g” …..i mean don’t get me wrong i hate sprint, and verizon, but i hate at&t the most…..they screwed me when they bought cingular and now this? i’m not 15 anymore at&t…..don’t let them fool you, they will tell you that you have to upgrade but the truth is that once they buy t-mobile and the brand name goes away so does your contract with at&t.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, you people calling us ingorant have just been paying too much for too long. You need to wake the fck up!! Tmobile was an underdog and because of that they weren’t raping us every month in charges like At&t… Better network = higher prices. A lot of us don’t want a “better” network. We want to keep our great plans. At&t better use lube that’s all i can say!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think you get it. The networks will still be incompatible even after the merger (GSM is the only commonality, not 3G or 4G). The TMO network will not be expanded on or further improved. We will not see HSPA+ 42. Any speeds approaching that will have to wait for ATT LTE. Additionally, TMO was a large spoiler to both ATT and Verizon on plan price and value. Without that spoiler, there is less pressure to drop prices, innovate, or compete. ATT’s culture is antithetical to TMO when it comes to plans and customer service. There is no “combining the best and brightest” the larger company simply absorbs a smaller. The culture at ATT will largely be insular to the small influx of TMO employees. This is a loss to of not just the TMO brand, but also what it brought to the table. Do you think ATT will EVER win a JD power award for customer service? Much less 8 years in a row… Do you think ATT will ever be voted to the Ethical 100 list?

    • Parkchristoph

      You sound dumb enough to be a satisfied AT&T customer….ha! Lmao

    • Mj3martin

      How dare you call us crybabies. If you think AT&T is better, then you go with them, but I’m not.
      It’s not a plus when T-Mobile customers rates are going to go up after the merger goes thru.

  • Going_home

    “The merger still needs US regulatory approval.”
    We can only hope the regulatory board will end or nightmare.
    Sprint would have been a better choice from a customer perspective.
    The big two are pathetically customer unfriendly.
    :-(

  • guest22

    I really bad for the TMO reps. In my experience they’ve almost always given first class customer service. I hope during the merger ATT gives the TMO reps priority since they’re so much better than than the ATT folks, but knowing ATT I won’t hold my breath.

    • KSOut

      AT&T reps are unionized, they have someone to fight for their jobs. But lets hope that AT&T wants TMO reps for their service skills.

      • Guest

        T-Mo reps ARE NOT unionized… Sorry bud… It sucks for us…

    • Jose1987

      it a small chance i can tell u first hand ……… t-mobile call center are in shock and really upset about this. let me put it this way NO MOTIVATION so u can expect a drop off on quality, so i u call and get not energy or a person eager to help Smile i u hear ” WELCOME TO T-MOBILE THE NEW A&TT HOW CA I HELP YOU” please roll in your floor laughing because in a million years i wouldnt thought i said this two companies after the show down and the TV commercials with the Iphone 4 and my touch 4G. Well in short words suck to be a T-mobile rep right now.

      P.S. so much for magenta pride

      • any TMO rep that drops their quality in call handling shouldn’t be a TMO rep to begin with. our customers come first. they always have, they always will. yes, this is a shock to our system but our core values are still there. we will not be brought down. and in the end, as i have aid repeatedly: att network coverage+TMO values, customer service and technology could/should= some really amazing opportunities.

        • Yuribeast

          anyone else think Ms M is working for AT&T?

      • any TMO rep that drops their quality in call handling shouldn’t be a TMO rep to begin with. our customers come first. they always have, they always will. yes, this is a shock to our system but our core values are still there. we will not be brought down. and in the end, as i have aid repeatedly: att network coverage+TMO values, customer service and technology could/should= some really amazing opportunities.

      • any TMO rep that drops their quality in call handling shouldn’t be a TMO rep to begin with. our customers come first. they always have, they always will. yes, this is a shock to our system but our core values are still there. we will not be brought down. and in the end, as i have aid repeatedly: att network coverage+TMO values, customer service and technology could/should= some really amazing opportunities.

  • Bob

    Good lord people, its going to take 12 months before the deal gets finalized! Enjoy your time on tmo until the change actually starts. Oh and if you have a tmo plan it will be grandfathered when the transition starts.

    • Colombiatulua

      David Thanks for covering this news until now. I do not know what think of you after this news. where were your NINJAS???????????????

    • Notalk

      Prior AT&T acquirees rate plans were not grandfathered. Why would you think T-Mobile customers would be different?

  • Nervous

    How bad will the layoffs at T-Mobile be? Will they start letting people go immediately? My assumption is that a lot of projects are just going to get stopped and there wont be much work to do. This is making me quite nervous.

    • Ron Dickerson

      That’s what I’d suspect. DT is desperate to sell off Tmo, so i’m sure they’ll do whatever ATT needs/wants them to. You can bet there’s going to be little to no more devices launching this year since their data capability is going to be supplanted by LTE, plus people will just start going to ATT instead of Tmo stores since it’s going to be ATT eventually anyway. It’s only going to get much worse for employees until the lucky ones keep their jobs with their new overlords.

  • Scwrath88

    Do not panic yet. Definitely do not panic. The US regulatory commission must approve this massive consolidation of the wireless industry bringing together just 2 dominant carriers, the commission likely will foresee the future acquisition of Sprint by Verizon and crush this deal. The protection of higher rates and fewer choices by big company mergers is their job. This deal won’t happen, there’s no way the commission will approve, and if they do, we all have bigger problems than just worrying about our cell companies.

  • Petey

    Gosh, I can’t believe this news! I first signed up with AT&T Wireless back in 2002 then Cingular bought them out (or something), then it changed to AT&T, and that’s when I left AT&T for T-Mobile… Now if this does happen… smh. I’m just speechless.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe this :(. Does at&t not know many people will leave by doing this and probably even sprint will go in second and verizon will grow even more?? Ahh nooo I hope this doesn’t happen

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for anyone who may have just recently left AT&T for Tmobile. You can run, but you can’t hide.

    http://www.transdgtl.com/

  • TimeToDustOffTheOleResume

    Yay for the new German CEO…..
    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”.

    • Oudy525i2000

      At&t is not filled with dumb folks… they know to call uncle sam first before they sign a multi billion dollar deal.

      this deal will go through. People will get laid off.

  • jesus christ. why couldn’t verizon buy us out……….when does the lg optimus come out so i can get i a good mood. heres to all the sheep who wanted the iphone. congrats! baaabaaabaaabaaa

  • Anonymous

    What does this mean for Android?????? No more outside market apps? wtf… Nobody likes AT&T why oh why screw us like this T-Mobile?

    • tmo emp here, android is owned by google, not any of the carriers. android apps will not change.

      • Anonymous

        Android apps won’t but thats not what im worried about AT&T doesn’t allow outside market ability on their devices. While Android is owned by google the operating system is freely modifiable by the carriers and this is why there are so many variations of android i.e. motoblur, touchwiz, sense, expresso sense, stage ui, and so on. If t-mobile becomes AT&T HSUPA will be disabled on everything except iPhones as well as outside market apps won’t be able to be installed without rooting. T-Mobile is the only company with so many stock Android phones. Sprint doesn’t even have 1 AT&T doesn’t have 1 other than N1 Verizon had the original droid. Where do we go for stock android experience now? Lets not forget that almost everyone besides t-mobile doesn’t allow free tethering.

  • Geraldlieteau

    What happens to the Tmobile employees?

    • TMO has always taken care of us, do you really think DT didn’t put in clauses to ensure we will still be taken care of? c’mon now people…..stop panicking yet….it isn’t even approved yet. lets look at the upside….at&t cust care is horrid, now they are bringing in the best of the best. they want more than just our spectrum. they want our people that know how to treat our customers as part of the family instead of an account number. they want our JDP awards. as long as they keep our values and we all remain positive and continue doing what we do, this could be a very good thing. all the gripes and complaints about at&t i’ve had myself from personal experience, but all of us here at TMO are bringing a lot to the table so that in the future those complaints will be non-existant.

  • Anonymous

    Gas prices will rise as a result lol jk but fuckkk man this sucks.

  • Crazyraiderfan

    As a t-mobile employee i am worried for my job, but i work at a corp store not a 3rd party. At&t does not use 3rd party stores as much as t-mobile so i think first to go will be those store and it sucks in a way. If you work at a corp it’s a bit more positive, i dont think they will close well established stores why do that when they want previous customers to come back and make the change.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to see txt message from ATT/T-mo… “It looks like you’re tethering on an another device. We gladly upgraded your service to $45/month for 4gb of data and tethering. (–you’ve never needed unlimited and we’re glad to rape you in the kister for it–)”.

  • Anonymous

    vipshopper.us

  • Anonymous

    This makes me even more glad I jumped ship to Big Red 4 months ago.. I have never looked back. BTW what are you going to call this site now?? Deathstar News?? Muhahahahahaha. Flame away and enjoy the cluster frk.

  • Cez

    All I can say is here I come Verizon. The moment the transaction takes place i will cancel my tmo account and run to Verizon, maybe Sprint but i will have nothing to do with att they are they are the worst and like to steal money from their customer (personal experience).

  • Cez

    All I can say is here I come Verizon. The moment the transaction takes place i will cancel my tmo account and run to Verizon, maybe Sprint but i will have nothing to do with att they are they are the worst and like to steal money from their customer (personal experience).

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how many T mobile customers will be thrilled at the prospect of becoming AT@T customers. IF I was one of them, I would not renew my contract when it expires. I would get a prepaid phone, like Straight Talk, which is offering a range of phone, including smartphones, at half the price of any post paid company.

  • 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!

  • for everyone that is complaining about AT&T’s customer service……look at it this way: AT&T WILL BE GETTING ALL OF US, THE AWESOME TMOBILE REPS THAT YOU LOVE TO WORK WITH!!! All of these reps have the same core values instilled in them, if not they wouldn’t be T-Mobile reps. do y’all think we are going to lose those values? we love our customers, and even if’/when this goes through, we will still be taking your calls. AT&T can buy out our company, but they can’t buyout our individual values and beliefs in making every customer experience the best of the best. we didn’t win 8 JDP awards without earning them. think positive!!!

    • Anonymous

      I love your optimism…but they are not going to keep a lot of you guys. Especially if you are not in one of the top rated call centers, add location in the US to that. They MAY??? adopt some of the policies and have some of the older/seasoned employees train the old ATT staff in how to do it, but in the long run a lot of employees including myself will be out.

      • our center is within the top three every month. and just keep thinking positive. remember, dt will have a seat on the board so we still stand a chance. stay positive, stay focused, and don’t let our customers or TMO down.

        • Aerofanbig

          lol you think DT gives a crap about the US Tmo employees? The vast majority of you guys are going to be out of a job. DT won’t care, they will only own 9% of US shares. AT&T obviously cares nothing about customer service, so no, they’re not going to keep you. And AT&T is unionized, you think any of the current Tmo employees have much shot with keeping your current wages, hours, benefits, vacation time, etc? Nope. Quit dreaming

        • Suxthisnews

          Your negativity sucks….I think everything you said was spot on though…employees at tmo will get a severance thatwill be nice. Now more than ever one should mind p’s and q’s or you will be fired for sure

  • Missmiko22

    For all the complainers….imagine this….if this acquisition does NOT get approved, your beloved MAGENTA will go BANKRUPT within the next 3 yrs. The fact of the matter is, there are still several wireless providers to go to, so there is definitely no monopoly. Speaking from the standpoint of a T-Mobile employee for over 4 yrs. we have seen the company make several changes. Changes are inevitable, they are apart of life. We just have to make the best of what we have now and expand on that best. Instead of focusing on the negative, focus on the positive….besides y’all were crying for the ipad/iphone anyway so now you just might get it…

    • Anonymous

      GSM, CDMA, and Wimax are completely different for those that want a GSM provider AT&T will be the only option. Then even more so Verizon will take sprint then there will only be 2 a CDMA and a GSM provider. I don’t give a rats ass about the iPhone nor any apple mobile products. In 3 years T-Mobile could also not be bankrupt

      • free2think

        It’s also very possible that T-Mobile will remain separate from AT&T and just act as an independent AT&T owned retailer. The point is everything is still it’s early stages so this merger may not happen. The most positive thing is to wait things out.

    • Creamcorn23

      I would really like to see this comment after you were one of the “thousands” to get laid off because of this merger. If it is approved that will allow AT&T to make $40 billion in cost cuts. According to Fox buisness: “The companies see the acquisition closing within 12 months and creating more than $40 billion in cost savings. The deal is likely to result in thousands of job cuts.”

  • Sunshinebabe2349

    I was with AT&T . It was my First contract cell phone I ever had. I loved them. I never had a dropped call anywhere. I could get service in my Mom’s small 800 pop town but with T-Mobile you lose service in lots of places. I hate them they sux but I am sticking with them till AT&T buys them out an yes I really do hope it does go thru.