AT&T Responds To Fight The Merger

I told you this was one of the most interesting aspects of this merger saga, and it just got more interesting.  After posting the Fight The Merger post, AT&T contacted us with this statement:

The claims made by the Bursor & Fisher Law Firm are completely without merit.  An arbitrator has no authority to block the merger or affect the merger process in any way.  Our arbitration provision allows customers to resolve their individual disputes with AT&T in a prompt and consumer-friendly manner.”

So unfortunately this move may not be able to affect the merger.  Sad to hear, but it’s still clear that there is plenty of opposition to this merger.

 

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  • Beydoun

    FIRST…

  • Beydoun

    FIRST…

  • http://twitter.com/Zeon45 Oscar Zeon Dominguez

    I just hope I’m under the group that gets sent to Sprint…

    • Anonymous

      Oh.

    • antideathstar

      it’s your choice! i already did mine if at&trash (death star) takes over t-mobile i am 1000% sure i am going with sprint.

      • Rottensteve

        Am I steppin into the twilight zone……?

      • Rottensteve

        Am I steppin into the twilight zone……?

      • Rottensteve

        Am I steppin into the twilight zone……?

  • http://twitter.com/Zeon45 Oscar Zeon Dominguez

    I just hope I’m under the group that gets sent to Sprint…

  • alex

    Att -_- i hate them, they have to buy T-mobile the cheapest plans, and best 4g and customer care, along with best android lineup, then following Sprint, im leaving to Sprint as soon as the new Nexus is released, the only thing that is bad that Sprint does not have the fastest 4g, or coverage, sad to see T-mobile go 

    • The ATL Guy

      Apparently tmobile hates you more

      • Rottensteve

        This is a great week, I learned something about anti-matter on TV and today from you I learned about anti-intelligence…SWEET.

  • alex

    Att -_- i hate them, they have to buy T-mobile the cheapest plans, and best 4g and customer care, along with best android lineup, then following Sprint, im leaving to Sprint as soon as the new Nexus is released, the only thing that is bad that Sprint does not have the fastest 4g, or coverage, sad to see T-mobile go 

  • http://twitter.com/gort999 John J Volk

    I think the AT&T customers and T-Mobile customers should have some say in this matter. After all they are the ones paying the people who run these companies. The will of the people should take precedence over the will of the companies. If enough people complain to T-Mobile and AT&T then they should take notice. The only reason AT&T want to take over T-Mobile is their competition with Verizon. I’m a Verizon customer and have been since I signed up with ALLTEL 2 years ago. ALLTEL was bought out by Verizon. However, my service has been excellent with Verizon and I have no complaints against them. Remember AT&T is #1 in Customer Dissatisfaction in every survey conducted!

    • Bleedingmagenta

      If the “will of the people” doesn’t work in our Government, why should it work in corp. america???  remember people, wireless is a FOR PROFIT business.  It is Capitalism at its finest!!!  If the NBC and Comcast deal went thru, do you really think this will be any different???

  • http://twitter.com/gort999 John J Volk

    Do you rally want that pretty girl in the sundress to be out of a job? Think! People!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KHVW2VO2VDIH4YVP2ZT3AHXCU John Doe

      Maybe she’ll have to resort to doing porn. Think!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KHVW2VO2VDIH4YVP2ZT3AHXCU John Doe

      Maybe she’ll have to resort to doing porn. Think!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    Not surprising that at&t would say this. Just like they would say this merger isn’t anti-competitive, and that they NEED tmobile to expand. AT&T is full of bollocks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    Not surprising that at&t would say this. Just like they would say this merger isn’t anti-competitive, and that they NEED tmobile to expand. AT&T is full of bollocks!

    • Rottensteve

      Well perhaps full of something from the “other side”.

  • Wolfepakt

    Wow David you must have some clout!
    AT&Flea contacted you directly!
    Love TMoNews!

  • Wolfepakt

    Wow David you must have some clout!
    AT&Flea contacted you directly!
    Love TMoNews!

    • The ATL Guy

      Yes because of the irresponsible reporting

      • go away atl guy

        You sir are an obnoxious troll.. 
        Why do you come on here just to be an ass to everyone ? 

      • go away atl guy

        You sir are an obnoxious troll.. 
        Why do you come on here just to be an ass to everyone ? 

  • KristyB

    I work for Tmobile and I am not sure what I want. On one hand At&T and Tmobile merge and we possibly keep our jobs on the other they don’t and Tmobile has to shut down and and ALL employees loose there jobs.

    • ShermCraig

      Not even worth replying to….

    • GregP74

      Yep, neither option sounds particularly great.

    • GregP74

      Yep, neither option sounds particularly great.

    • looser

      I hate when I loose my job……

      how do you loose a job btw ?? 
      I know how to LOSE a job.. but not loose 

      :)

  • KristyB

    I work for Tmobile and I am not sure what I want. On one hand At&T and Tmobile merge and we possibly keep our jobs on the other they don’t and Tmobile has to shut down and and ALL employees loose there jobs.

  • KristyB

    I work for Tmobile and I am not sure what I want. On one hand At&T and Tmobile merge and we possibly keep our jobs on the other they don’t and Tmobile has to shut down and and ALL employees loose there jobs.

  • richard myers

    it makes sense that the company that is attacking will say all facts presented arent facts but opinion adn hearsay.  ive been with tmob since they were powertel and i have att for dsl and would rather get punched in the face than contact att for anything.  they are insensitive and unprofessional 

  • richard myers

    it makes sense that the company that is attacking will say all facts presented arent facts but opinion adn hearsay.  ive been with tmob since they were powertel and i have att for dsl and would rather get punched in the face than contact att for anything.  they are insensitive and unprofessional 

    • Anonymous

      Yea their Internet blows

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KHVW2VO2VDIH4YVP2ZT3AHXCU John Doe

      AT&T is the Sharper Image of wireless. The highest prices around for a product that barely works for most people.

      Don’t trust a word they say.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KHVW2VO2VDIH4YVP2ZT3AHXCU John Doe

      AT&T is the Sharper Image of wireless. The highest prices around for a product that barely works for most people.

      Don’t trust a word they say.

  • richard myers

    it makes sense that the company that is attacking will say all facts presented arent facts but opinion adn hearsay.  ive been with tmob since they were powertel and i have att for dsl and would rather get punched in the face than contact att for anything.  they are insensitive and unprofessional 

  • Anonymous

    In other words. “..Don’t scare the consumers, don’t help them… let us tell them what WE WANT THEM (consumer) to hear… “

  • Anonymous

    I was not supposed to post that there.

  • Anonymous

    Translation: We will push this merger through, and there’s nothing you can do to stop us. You can try to get us to care about you, but we just won’t. Because we hate our customers.

    • The ATL Guy

      I guess the 50 million or whatever number must all be brainwashed right?
      You tin foil hatters crack me up.
      Shouldn’t you be out proving we didn’t land on the moon?

      • http://www.facebook.com/kurczynski Brodie Kurczynski

        you suck

        • http://twitter.com/teddy_Brinko Theodore Brinkofski

          didnt mean to post this

        • The ATL Guy

          Well my dad can beat up your dad!!

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          Don’t feed them.

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

          Don’t feed them.

      • http://twitter.com/teddy_Brinko Theodore Brinkofski

        agreed

      • http://twitter.com/teddy_Brinko Theodore Brinkofski

        agreed

      • http://twitter.com/teddy_Brinko Theodore Brinkofski

        agreed

      • Richard Christopher Cardenas

        Shouldn’t you be studying for your GED?

      • Richard Christopher Cardenas

        Shouldn’t you be studying for your GED?

        • The ATL Guy

          Can I see your green card please

        • Richardthegrape

          Um…. oh my. I don’t have one. Please do not call La Migra on me.

          I’m only here to steal your jobs and start arguments with what seems to be a 15 year old who thinks they are educated; on blog sites such as these.

          With every post, you prove that much more how brilliant you are.
          Oh mighty ATL Guy please save us with your brilliance.

        • Richardthegrape

          Um…. oh my. I don’t have one. Please do not call La Migra on me.

          I’m only here to steal your jobs and start arguments with what seems to be a 15 year old who thinks they are educated; on blog sites such as these.

          With every post, you prove that much more how brilliant you are.
          Oh mighty ATL Guy please save us with your brilliance.

        • Richardthegrape

          Um…. oh my. I don’t have one. Please do not call La Migra on me.

          I’m only here to steal your jobs and start arguments with what seems to be a 15 year old who thinks they are educated; on blog sites such as these.

          With every post, you prove that much more how brilliant you are.
          Oh mighty ATL Guy please save us with your brilliance.

        • Richardthegrape

          Um…. oh my. I don’t have one. Please do not call La Migra on me.

          I’m only here to steal your jobs and start arguments with what seems to be a 15 year old who thinks they are educated; on blog sites such as these.

          With every post, you prove that much more how brilliant you are.
          Oh mighty ATL Guy please save us with your brilliance.

        • Richardthegrape

          Um…. oh my. I don’t have one. Please do not call La Migra on me.

          I’m only here to steal your jobs and start arguments with what seems to be a 15 year old who thinks they are educated; on blog sites such as these.

          With every post, you prove that much more how brilliant you are.
          Oh mighty ATL Guy please save us with your brilliance.

        • Richardthegrape

          Um…. oh my. I don’t have one. Please do not call La Migra on me.

          I’m only here to steal your jobs and start arguments with what seems to be a 15 year old who thinks they are educated; on blog sites such as these.

          With every post, you prove that much more how brilliant you are.
          Oh mighty ATL Guy please save us with your brilliance.

        • Richardthegrape

          Um…. oh my. I don’t have one. Please do not call La Migra on me.

          I’m only here to steal your jobs and start arguments with what seems to be a 15 year old who thinks they are educated; on blog sites such as these.

          With every post, you prove that much more how brilliant you are.
          Oh mighty ATL Guy please save us with your brilliance.

        • The ATL Guy

          Cool thanks.

        • Richardthegrape

          Um…. oh my. I don’t have one. Please do not call La Migra on me.

          I’m only here to steal your jobs and start arguments with what seems to be a 15 year old who thinks they are educated; on blog sites such as these.

          With every post, you prove that much more how brilliant you are.
          Oh mighty ATL Guy please save us with your brilliance.

        • Voicestream

          Why you mad ?

  • Rob Lopes

    “The claims made by the Bursor & Fisher Law Firm are completely without merit.  An arbitrator has no authority to block the merger or affect the merger process in any way.  Our arbitration provision allows customers to resolve their individual disputes with AT&T in a prompt and consumer-friendly manner.”
    “Individual disputes” ? I don’t have a contract with AT&T so this “arbitration clause” is irrelevant to TMO customers as well as the people without a contract with AT&T. How the data against the merger is gathered and presented to the FCC is also irrelevant. 

    A friend suggests an inquiry be opened for possible collusion between cellphone providers for tiered data plans. I think he’s on to something here.

    Sprint should have a really good plan ready for T-Mobile customers to jump ship and bring them on board with their wireless service. I’m 99.9% sure I’m going to Sprint if this merger happens. Say everything “truly unlimited” for $69.99 for starters.

  • Rob Lopes

    “The claims made by the Bursor & Fisher Law Firm are completely without merit.  An arbitrator has no authority to block the merger or affect the merger process in any way.  Our arbitration provision allows customers to resolve their individual disputes with AT&T in a prompt and consumer-friendly manner.”
    “Individual disputes” ? I don’t have a contract with AT&T so this “arbitration clause” is irrelevant to TMO customers as well as the people without a contract with AT&T. How the data against the merger is gathered and presented to the FCC is also irrelevant. 

    A friend suggests an inquiry be opened for possible collusion between cellphone providers for tiered data plans. I think he’s on to something here.

    Sprint should have a really good plan ready for T-Mobile customers to jump ship and bring them on board with their wireless service. I’m 99.9% sure I’m going to Sprint if this merger happens. Say everything “truly unlimited” for $69.99 for starters.

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      I’m right with you.

  • The ATL Guy

    Just as I posted a lawyer chasing an ambulance trying to get his 15 minutes.

  • The ATL Guy

    Just as I posted a lawyer chasing an ambulance trying to get his 15 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    It’s almost like AT&T is just laughing at all the opposition because they know this sleazy buy out has already been passed thru their back room deals. AS I have said before if this does pass I really hope a 3rd party firm investigates the money trail back at least one year prior to the buy out announcement. This entire deal stinks with greed, dirty deals and lies. This should not pass, every small time Carrier will be out of business 6 months after this thing is finalized. Sprint will be their next target. Verizon is sitting back loving this, they will reap all the rewards without having to do a thing. 

    • http://twitter.com/teddy_Brinko Theodore Brinkofski

      verizon doesn’t need any more money smh

    • http://twitter.com/teddy_Brinko Theodore Brinkofski

      verizon doesn’t need any more money smh

    • http://twitter.com/teddy_Brinko Theodore Brinkofski

      verizon doesn’t need any more money smh

      • Shanmunaweera

        Do the regulators not see that CONSUMERS DO NOT want this ACQUISTION (NOT MERGER) to go through? take a hint and decline AT&T’s bid and stop wasting time! I bet T-Mobile is losing so many customers right now because of the take over news!

        • Newmexican

          Isn’t the problem more that most consumers do not want TMO? They are having really great phones and services recently and still people leave in huge numbers.
          If you look at this week’s business numbers, what people want is an iphone on AT&T (not even Verizon did not stop them from further increasing their iphone customer base). I guess the TMONews crowd is not enough to keep them alive.

      • T-MOBILESTORE5678

        yup

    • The ATL Guy

      You keep posting paranoid conspiracy filled RANTS yet you can’t back your $hit up.

    • The ATL Guy

      You keep posting paranoid conspiracy filled RANTS yet you can’t back your $hit up.

      • Rage

        here you go AGAIN! its like a little kid a learned a new word!  can you PLEASE use another word?!?!?!?  paranoid is getting old real fast!

  • TMoFan

    Just shows that the opposition to this takeover is vast, and not just the “usual suspects” like the consumer groups. Everyone will be affected by this takeover. It’s the small carriers that keep the larger ones in check. Without them the effects will be immediate.

    • The ATL Guy

      LOL I love all the ominous language, “takeover”.
      Gee its not like DT hasn’t been trying to dump tmobile for the longest time.
      It’s called a sale and att must have done something right to prompt DT to take their deal.

      • GregP74

        I should start off by saying I’m no big fan of AT&T, but what I read in these forums is crazy. All of this moral crusading and anger toward them is ridiculous.
        We would not be in this situation or be having this conversation if DT had the slightest desire to stay in the US market. Unforunately they want out. They are a seller, and they’ve found a buyer.

        Granted, I would have been happier if Sprint had come up with a better offer. While still smaller than AT&T or VZW, a Sprint/T-Mobile hybrid would perhaps have evened things out a bit more. They didn’t make a good enough offer though, so they’re not getting it. That’s just the way things go.

        • The ATL Guy

          Oh oh now people are going to call you a troll and ask David to ban you.

      • TMoFan

        Takeover, buyout, sellout, it’s all the same thing. One thing it’s not is a merger as at&t and DT would have you believe.

        And I’ve had dealings with at&t in the past and refuse to do business them. That’s why there are many of us who are skeptical of their “life is wonderful” claims.

        DT had other options, they just took the fistful of cash. I suppose I can understand that, but they shouldn’t be allowed to walk away and get everything they want because they failed. There are a lot of concerns here that have merit, and they mustn’t be ignored.

  • TMoFan

    Just shows that the opposition to this takeover is vast, and not just the “usual suspects” like the consumer groups. Everyone will be affected by this takeover. It’s the small carriers that keep the larger ones in check. Without them the effects will be immediate.

  • TMoFan

    Just shows that the opposition to this takeover is vast, and not just the “usual suspects” like the consumer groups. Everyone will be affected by this takeover. It’s the small carriers that keep the larger ones in check. Without them the effects will be immediate.

  • GregP74

    I’ll repost what I said in a previous thread:

    I hate to be a downer, but here’s my thinking on this whole subject…

    People are missing out on the bigger picture here. The real question we should be asking is not “Is AT&T going to be allowed to buy T-Mobile?”, but “What’s going to happen to T-Mobile?”

    All of the attention is on possible rate increases, duopolies, and LTE rollout. People are ignoring the most important point — that Deutsche Telekom wants out of the US market. Things are not going to go on as-is if this deal falls through. This company has some serious financial issues — remember the articles last year about them filing for bankruptcy if a buyout does not take place?

    I actually think that this deal not going through would lead to a quicker demise. We’re kidding ourselves to think that the $6b they are to receive is going to be invested into T-Mobile. Speculation is that should the AT&T deal fall through, the network could be broken up and sold off piecemeal, so it would make no sense for DT to put that $6b back into it only to receive far less in return.

    As I see it, a buyout by AT&T would at least keep T-Mobile running as-is until they eventually swallow it up.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTH5ABSLWQANJ3O7UOVOXB26Y MichaelS

      It likely would flip back towards a Sprint buyout which would be allowed.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTH5ABSLWQANJ3O7UOVOXB26Y MichaelS

      It likely would flip back towards a Sprint buyout which would be allowed.

  • TomCruise

    Even if the merger doesn’t go through, I’m done with T-Mobile. Am moving to sprint this fall, taking 3 lines with me.

    • T-MOBILETECH

      sprint is runing tmobile network on sum towns

      • Chaos0323299

        Sprint does not use the T-Mobile network… Sprint uses CDMA as does Verizon… T-Mobile is a GSM network as is AT&T… therefore it is not possible for roaming agreements due to the difference in technologies.

      • Voicestream

        Your facts are about as dumb as your grammar. Go back to school.

  • TomCruise

    Even if the merger doesn’t go through, I’m done with T-Mobile. Am moving to sprint this fall, taking 3 lines with me.

  • Bob.

    I just hope at&t doesn’t get rid of wifi calling. That feature sure has helped me out where there hasn’t been a signal. And at home it helps out without having to get one of those femtocells. I am against this merger or buyout or whatever ya want to call it. It’s going to raise all of our monthly bills too. Isn’t anyone here against that???

  • Bob.

    I just hope at&t doesn’t get rid of wifi calling. That feature sure has helped me out where there hasn’t been a signal. And at home it helps out without having to get one of those femtocells. I am against this merger or buyout or whatever ya want to call it. It’s going to raise all of our monthly bills too. Isn’t anyone here against that???

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I’m not even about to try to sign a new contract for a cheaper phone or a value plan now. I’m just gonna wait it out, because I am not tryna see what AT&T will do if this merger passes. I wanna be free to make the next possible choice besides T-Mobile. I hope the deal doesn’t go through & some independent company takes over T-Mobile. or Google or something. I don’t think we have the option of some new independent company coming up being able to do what T-Mobile has done, that would take FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR too long. Choices are limited. T-Mobile is/was always, “the little engine that could.”

    • The ATL Guy

      It is a shame that just as tmobile began to get better phones and decent plans that DT decided to dump them.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Ikr…

    • Rottensteve

      Eh…Perhaps they were the little engine that almost could or maybe just couldn’t Yea underdog. But I still want them around if nothing more than for their customer service unlike WORST rated AT&T which I ran from 12 years ago. Perhaps even for the posts from  Faux News folks that still think big business is here to create jobs.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        No… I meant what I said, “could.” What couldn’t T-Mobile do? T-Mobile could do anything service & quality wise except not be bought out by AT&T. T-Mobile had exceptional customer service (*check*), wide array of phones [especially now] (*check*), valuable plans (*check*), innovative plans & services (*check*), great coverage (*check*, maybe not for everyone, but in my area & they used to have weak coverage in area’s here in Detroit, but now I get about full signal if not 3 bars everywhere), high speed 3-4G network widely covering the US (*check* my 4G speeds average 5Mbps down – 1.5 Mbps up, & have peaked at 10.61 Mbps down – 1.29 Mbps up), etc… etc… If they almost could, that mean they were never truly doing, & you can’t almost be best in things like customer service is you are consistently rated #1, that isn’t an almost, for example. But, I do agree on underdog though.

  • 30014

    David don’t you think it’s time to ban “THE ATL GUY”? He post bullshit comments just to get people riled up. Atl guy if you are so pro at&t why aren’t you already their customer? Probably because your credit sucks ass and a merger is the only way you can hope to get with at&t.

    • The ATL Guy

      That doesn’t even make sense.
      I have been a tmobile customer for 7 years.
      So people should be banned for having a differing opinion?

      • Richardthegrape

        It’s not because we disagree with you, it is because of your lack of knowledge, facts and use of your opinion. 

        Every post of yours I have read; have been rude, unintelligent, sometimes vulgar, and just plain out idiotic. 

        You rant about lack of facts and not having proof, yet you yourself provide none. So either practice what you preach without being rude, and idiotic, or gtfo!

        • The ATL Guy

          Because people are making outlandish claims!
          Richard its not my responsibility to provide proof…. I haven’t made any outlandish claims!
          Those making the claims aren’t providing any evidence or proof.
          It’s all just paranoid filled rants.

        • Rage

          here you go AGAIN! its like a little kid a learned a new word!  can you PLEASE use another word?!?!?!?  paranoid is getting old real fast!

        • The ATL Guy

          Well there are a ton of paranoid whiners and they keep repeating the same tired argument.

        • Richardthegrape

          As do you.
          You’re taking the eye for an eye approach, and it’s not benefiting anyone!

        • Halo

          Hey Richard it’s obvious you created that other handle and also keep changing your name.
          What are you trying to hide?
          Are you trying to silence those that don’t have a problem with the sale?
          Do you work for Verizon?

        • Richardthegrape

          Actually, when I set this up, I originally had it as Richardthegrape, for some reason it converted to my full name though. I prefer Richardthegrape, I think it has a nice ring to it. :)
          I have nothing to hide, and I am not trying to silence anyone. If you want my full name have it, Richard Christopher Cardenas. All you’ll find, if you Google/or Bing it, is my fb and probably something about me and my bad credit.
          I was just merely voicing my concern on an idiotic repetitive comment about “everyone’s paranoid”.
          If you don’t have a problem with the sale, voice your opinion, provide some facts, and try not attacking others, avoid profanity, and maybe you’ll sway some people your way or earn some respect from them.

          :)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KHVW2VO2VDIH4YVP2ZT3AHXCU John Doe

          I think you missed Halo’s attempt at sarcasm; he was trying to show extreme paranoia

        • Richardthegrape

          Ahha. I’m a little slow at times.

        • Richardthegrape

          Ahha. I’m a little slow at times.

        • Richardthegrape

          And this gives you right to be rude, and annoyingly repetitive?
          You have some profound logic!

        • Richardthegrape

          And this gives you right to be rude, and annoyingly repetitive?
          You have some profound logic!

        • Anonymous

          people are not making outlandish claims. people are concerned about the effect this takeover might have on them. that is not paranoia it is just concerned people. you try to make your self out as the only reasonable person on this website. you are far from it.
           why does it bother you so much that people are concerned about this takeover? why do you feel the need to keep repeating the same thing in every comment section? we know what you think. you don’t have to repeat it every 30 minutes. do you just stay on this website all day? try getting out sometime instead of lurking on this website all day. maybe you can get a life of your own. att doesn’t care if you are in here acting as their little mouthpiece so quit getting your feelings hurt when someone post concerns about this takeover and disagrees with it

    • The ATL Guy

      Do you cry to your boss to have a coworker put in time out over a disagreement?
      Do you really have this difficult of a time dealing with agreement?

    • The ATL Guy

      Do you cry to your boss to have a coworker put in time out over a disagreement?
      Do you really have this difficult of a time dealing with agreement?

  • School4me

    just switch to straight talk…unlimited everything, no contract, 3G/GSM, smart phones, touch screen 45 a month nation wide coverage thru all the cell providers (straighttalk bounces off all the towers) and since they are NOT FOR SALE, there is NO MERGER TO ARGUE ABOUT…no i dont work for them…im just loyal to a company thats got amazing coverage EVERYWHERE and cool phones

    • Anonymous

      Straight Talk is not GSM, it’s run on Verizon’s CDMA network through Tracfone and is only sold at Walmart.

      • Zeus2you

        That is certainly good information… I’ll have to let my 1st gen iPhone know that it’s a mirage about that StraightTalk SIM it has in it’s tray.

        Or maybe you’re just a dumbass that doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

        I’m going with dumbass, BTW.

        • Anonymous

          Sorry, but when it first came out a year ago it was Verizon only. I double checked and it does look like they use AT&T and T-Mobile networks as well, which still means the network is not GSM only, but a collective of all three. So if you’re using one, you can’t use the other so their actual network coverage is not what they say it is, since you can’t use both.

        • Thewinckle

          Why is it that a MVNO like Straight Talk can get service agreements with three providers, but a major nationwide carrier like AT&T can’t figure out how to make their own network work?  Instead, they have to gobble up 33 million customers to “get it right.”

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KHVW2VO2VDIH4YVP2ZT3AHXCU John Doe

          Answer: Pure unadulterated greed, and an American consumer base that has zero ability to research, think logically, and think critically.

      • Mopar6464

        Straight Talk is nothing more than a prepaid service offered through Walmart using T-Mobile’s towers and service just like Simple Mobile (MNVO).
        Once AT&T buys T-Mobile out , you may or may not see those providers anymore since AT&T already has Prepaid GoPhone service .
        Depends on what the FCC mandates to AT&T if they approve of the aquisition.

  • Gadget Guy

    Im not sure its such a bad thing to continue with the merger for us the consumers.  I switched from a blackberry bold on ATT to the G2X on Tmobile and while I love the phone and the 4G and the Android and really everything there is still on thing I hate and that is……. I hate when I go somewhere a bit outside the big city and I dont have reception anymore.  Even though I had dropped calls, slow internet, and what not on ATT I always had full 3G reception even in the middle of nowhere.  I drove from Atlanta GA to somwhere 2 hours south in the middle of nowhere and…. nothin, not a single bar the entire way after I left the ‘city’.  Sooooo.. with ATT I will have much much much more reception which is not such a bad thing!

  • Gadget Guy

    Im not sure its such a bad thing to continue with the merger for us the consumers.  I switched from a blackberry bold on ATT to the G2X on Tmobile and while I love the phone and the 4G and the Android and really everything there is still on thing I hate and that is……. I hate when I go somewhere a bit outside the big city and I dont have reception anymore.  Even though I had dropped calls, slow internet, and what not on ATT I always had full 3G reception even in the middle of nowhere.  I drove from Atlanta GA to somwhere 2 hours south in the middle of nowhere and…. nothin, not a single bar the entire way after I left the ‘city’.  Sooooo.. with ATT I will have much much much more reception which is not such a bad thing!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      If you picked T-Mobile knowing that you were not going to be near a city you picked the wrong carrier.  It’s as simple as that.  To expect something from something that’s not going to work is silly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      If you picked T-Mobile knowing that you were not going to be near a city you picked the wrong carrier.  It’s as simple as that.  To expect something from something that’s not going to work is silly.

      • The ATL Guy

        Ya exactly why att buying tmobile will work out for a lot people.

      • Mopar6464

        Lets not forget alot of areas T-Mobile states they have 3G/4G service on their coverage map is BS.
        For example, i live in Columbus ,Ohio and we are suppose to have 4G service. Yea right , have’nt seen that at all yet and then travel just 10 minutes outside of the three major cities in Ohio and your right back on Edge or GPRS.
        Not to mention roaming off of , you guessed it , AT&T.

        • Voicestream

          dude you are the biggest liar. No 4G in Columbus, Ohio ?. Last time I checked. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ blows at&t’s HSPA network out of the water. Now I’m starting to wonder if you even own a mobile device. Tracfone doesn’t count bro. 

          you mad ?

        • Mopar6464

          If i’m a liar than T-Mobile is the biggest liar because they state we have 4G and so did TmoNews bonehead.
          I have mutiple smartphones loser and i know how to use them. 
           

        • Mopar6464

          And 4G is BS anyways if you can’t get full coverage in 3G.
          HD2,HD7,Sensation,and i use a unlocked iphone as well.

           

    • Anonymous

      The G2X doesn’t have the best reception and you should have checked the coverage maps before you decided to switch. Even so, AT&T doesn’t have 3G in the middle of no where everywhere.. it’s mostly just EDGE.

    • Anonymous

      The G2X doesn’t have the best reception and you should have checked the coverage maps before you decided to switch. Even so, AT&T doesn’t have 3G in the middle of no where everywhere.. it’s mostly just EDGE.

    • Anonymous

      The G2X doesn’t have the best reception and you should have checked the coverage maps before you decided to switch. Even so, AT&T doesn’t have 3G in the middle of no where everywhere.. it’s mostly just EDGE.

    • loudmonkey

      100% agree. Love T-Mobile handset lineup but coverage on vacation sucks.. I see this merger as the ability to “have my cake and est it too “

    • loudmonkey

      100% agree. Love T-Mobile handset lineup but coverage on vacation sucks.. I see this merger as the ability to “have my cake and est it too “

    • Dc1128

      Let me guess… Lumpkin or Cuthbert, Georgia. There is absolutely zero signal out there. Thank goodness for wifi calling.

  • Schippma

    Why not stay with T-Mobile for as long as you can, even if the acquisition happens? Lock in your cheap rate that AT&T will honor because they will get even more negative publicity if they do not do so. I believe AT&T will honor our rate plans for years, however, you may need to pay full price for your phones. I plan on sticking with T-Mobile and my cheap plan for as many years as humanly possible, even if I get absorbed into AT&T, if that happens. At least I will be paying less for my services than a comperable plan with any national carrier. I urge all current T-Mo customers to do the same, and to fight to keep your plan with whoever acquires T-Mo. When X company finally tells you, ‘sorry but you cannot keep this plan,’ tell them to offer you something comperable to what you had on your T-Mo plan. If they refuse to help you, then move on to another carrier. Jumping ship so soon because of this acquisition is just giving up on something that is probably saving you money every month. Just my thoughts.

    • Mopar6464

      That’s exactly what i plan on doing.
      Sprint’s CS and Coverage sucks , the Big Red Communist Verizon is ridiculously overpriced and they have dropped call issues too , and most of the time i’m roaming off of AT&T anyways in most of my state 10 minutes outside of the major cities.

    • Jarrod

      I totally agree lets get our unlimited net plans locked in and switch our phones to 3G and when they have our network lets start excessive data usage and have calls going non stop

    • Try Googling Me

      Do u really think AT&T will let u keep that plan when the merger is completed, u must b smoking…y would they? If you know any TMO employees you would know that TMO has alreadynstarted to convert there systems to mimic AT&T, they both use different billing systems but the policies of TMO are changing to AT&T and so is the attitude in the way customers are being treated. What they most likely will do is allow you to stay on thatnplan throughout your current contract and when it ends, that plan ends or give everyone 12 months from the merger date b4 that plan ends….so for those who are locking up new contracts trust that u will pay in the end…

      • Cookitup222

        Sorry to be that guy, but you clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. Where did you get your information when you said “TMO has alreadynstarted to convert there systems to mimic AT&T, they both use different billing systems?” Also, you stated “the policies of TMO are changing to AT&T and so is the attitude in the way customers are being treated.” I’m curious as to where you are getting your information from, or is this another “my opinion is my reality, therefore it should be everyone else’s?” And oh, by the way, I AM A T-MOBILE EMPLOYEE. I have trained people that have previously worked for AT&T, specifically on billing systems. You do not know what you’re talking about. Please do not spread rumors around as “truth.” Thank you.

        • Halo

          This site is nothing but misinformation spread by paranoid delusion filled anon posters.
          If you post anything in support of the sale people call you a troll.
          There are a lot of paranoid individuals in need of medications on this forum

        • Halo

          This site is nothing but misinformation spread by paranoid delusion filled anon posters.
          If you post anything in support of the sale people call you a troll.
          There are a lot of paranoid individuals in need of medications on this forum

        • Jaedimindtrix

          I’ve recently talked to Tmo customer service reps on several occasions and I didn’t notice any change on how I was treated. It was still the same great customer service as usual so im not really sure what you’re talking about there, sir.

      • Schippma

        Actually, in all recent acquisitions, AT&T has allowed customers to keep their former rate plans, as long as customers stay within the same class of phone (meaning if you have a smartphone web plan, you can upgrade to a smartphone on AT&T, except the iPhone) and you do not change your services. Look up the Centennial acquisition by AT&T and AT&T’s FAQ concerning how they will allow those customers to keep their plans and features.

  • Meagan

    Check out this site from AT&T has to explain what and how with the merger.

    mobilizeeverything dot com

  • No ATT Buyout

    Death to ATT! Death to the merger!! Who is with me!!!

    • rab7a451d

      This made me LOL.  Seriously, my dogs were wondering what I was laughing about.

      You belong in front of the FCC building with this on a sign, albeit with all the violence nowadays I don’t know about use of the word “death.”

      How about “Poo on AT&T! Double poo on the merger!! Who wants to poo with me!!!”

  • Meagan

    Say BUH-BYE to:

    TmobileUSA WiFi calling
    TmobileUSA 3G/4G mhz (you can use AT&T Edge on your MyTouch 4G Slide and other TmobileUSA mobiles)
    Lower TmobileUSA plans.

    after all is changed-over with AT&T.

  • Halo

    Listen skank not everyone gets coverage.
    Put your teeth back in and realize that.

  • Halo

    Listen skank not everyone gets coverage.
    Put your teeth back in and realize that.

  • Halo

    Listen skank not everyone gets coverage.
    Put your teeth back in and realize that.

  • http://twitter.com/GlennAllenN Glenn Allen

    “We don’t care, we don’t have to…we’re the phone company.” (Ernestine)

  • Anonymous

    DT u have sold us out to an evil corporation and i hope u rest in pain one day.i hope WORSE happens to DT one day.

    • Halo

      Did you forget to take your meds today?

      • Anonymous

        I probably did but did u forget to take your head out of your butt?

      • Anonymous

        I probably did but did u forget to take your head out of your butt?

  • Anonymous

    I’m pro merger and anti-ambulance chases (sorry Buttsore & Fisher).

    What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

    • Anonymous

      A good start.

    • Halo

      You are pro merger?
      Troll!!

  • Anonymous

    DT expected to come into the US market 10 years ago, not spend any money and see wild success. The reason tmo is so affordable for the consumer is that they haven’t spent any money building out the network more and marketing. ATT and VZW have spent tons of money and they’re the top 2 US carriers. TMOs failure to keep pace with the other carriers over the years is the main reason why they’re up for sale now. Don’t blame ATT for DT/TMOs unwillingness to keep up. There’s no logical argument against the buyout…..period…..TMO has been losing more pospaid customers than it gains. Opposition cries about lack of competition with tmo being out of the picture. Well obviously not many ppl see tmo as viable option now, so keeping them around wouldn’t change that. If more ppl were interested in tmo service, tmo wouldn’t be up for sale. TMOs parent company doesn’t want them anymore and since tmo is a failing company with weak market position, noone outside the wireless industry wants to buy. (And I don’t blame them)…..As a company, tmo has done everything right except be successful. They’ve sacrificed success by being the good guy. You can’t have it both ways…….Sprint will realize this soon too as they’ll be forced to spend more money to keep pace with vzw and att.

    • GregP74

      They are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They neeed to make more money, but there’s only two ways of doing that. Raising prices or getting more customers. Despite having the lowest rates of the big 4, and literally giving away phones these days, they still can’t keep the number of customers for falling. Obviously raising prices is going to chase more of them away, so what are they going to do?

      I agree too that their marketing is horrible. They’ve foregone advertising themselves as good for business and instead focused on showing off their cheap rates.

    • GregP74

      They are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They neeed to make more money, but there’s only two ways of doing that. Raising prices or getting more customers. Despite having the lowest rates of the big 4, and literally giving away phones these days, they still can’t keep the number of customers for falling. Obviously raising prices is going to chase more of them away, so what are they going to do?

      I agree too that their marketing is horrible. They’ve foregone advertising themselves as good for business and instead focused on showing off their cheap rates.

    • Try Googling Me

      Wtf do u thinkAT&T did dumb ass? AT&T did not build out there data network so now the are purchasing TMO for that purpose. TMO exansion on a coverage basis is to slow bcz AT&T owns the most spectrum but won’t build on it bcz they won’t spend the money. This deal is bullshit, u need to think before you post.

      • GregP74

        The way I see it is AT&T is doing the smart thing. DT wants to dump T-Mobile, and it’s quicker and cheaper for AT&T to buy it up and incorporate it into their own network than it is to build completely new towers.

        If someone is trying to sell something that you want and it’s cheaper to buy that than to build a completely new one, it makes perfect sense.

    • Rush8220

      You must work for at&t you sound just like those jerks, so you think at&t should have the whole GSM network in the usa to themselves so they can charge what ever they want no matter how you look at tmo was an is at&ts competition even though tmo doesn’t have the best coverage you still get your calls without being dropped, at&t may have better coverage but if your calls keep getting dropped is better coverage better I don’t think so.