FCC Stops Shot Clock On Merger Talks

 

Okay, Okay, so it’s not an actual shot clock, but the FCC has stopped it anyways.  The backstory is that the FCC normally gives 180 days to complete merger reviews, and they just stopped the T-Mobile and AT&T one at 83 days.  Stopping it isn’t a big deal, it has been done before, but the reason is very important.  In this case, they are stopping it to allow AT&T time to rework their economic model.  As Rick Kaplan, head of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Said:

“Within the past week, AT&T has indicated that, since filing its public interest statement supporting its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile and its opposition comments to various petitions to deny the merger, it has developed new models upon which it now relies.  Indeed, AT&T is now expressly relying on these models to bolster its arguments concerning the size of the efficiencies made possible by the merger as weighed against the potential anti-competitive effects.”

Michael Balmoris of AT&T said:

“AT&T has developed additional economic evidence that further confirms the tremendous efficiencies and consumer benefits resulting from this transaction, because this information, which we will submit next week, is detailed, we are not surprised that the FCC will take the time it needs to thoroughly understand our submission.”

The extra time will allow the FCC to evaluate and test the new evidence.  So it seems that AT&T is reworking their deal because their current one may not be working.  That doesn’t seem too confident to me.

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  • Cesar Ivan Benitez Rangel

    is this true

  • Cesar Ivan Benitez Rangel

    is this true

  • Anonymous

    ATT seems to be running out of lies…..

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile is better without AT&T.  I truly hope this doesn’t happen!

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile is better without AT&T.  I truly hope this doesn’t happen!

  • http://twitter.com/chezbut Zach Hanna

    What “consumer benefits” – Having less choice? Taking away the affordable plans, and raising the rates like we know they will do!!

  • Anonymous

    They better be adopting T-Mobile’s price models and be forced to stick with them.  At least for the 30 million subscribers who are already on it

  • Anonymous

    They better be adopting T-Mobile’s price models and be forced to stick with them.  At least for the 30 million subscribers who are already on it

  • Anonymous

    They better be adopting T-Mobile’s price models and be forced to stick with them.  At least for the 30 million subscribers who are already on it

  • Anonymous

    They better be adopting T-Mobile’s price models and be forced to stick with them.  At least for the 30 million subscribers who are already on it

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      We can kick and cry all we want, but ATT ain’t gonna move an inch.

      If the takeover happens, sooner or later ATT will get all of us, unless we go to another carrier, which there will be not many to pick from anymore….

      • Guest

        I don’t think so. If AT&T does a complete takeover of T-Mobile, I will drop my cell phone service altogether. Who needs all that BS they dish? My contract with T-Mobile will be over in March 2012. That is around the same time that we will find out if it is for real. I will not renew until it gets closer. If they do takeover, it would be time for me to hit the bricks.

      • Guest

        I don’t think so. If AT&T does a complete takeover of T-Mobile, I will drop my cell phone service altogether. Who needs all that BS they dish? My contract with T-Mobile will be over in March 2012. That is around the same time that we will find out if it is for real. I will not renew until it gets closer. If they do takeover, it would be time for me to hit the bricks.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      We can kick and cry all we want, but ATT ain’t gonna move an inch.

      If the takeover happens, sooner or later ATT will get all of us, unless we go to another carrier, which there will be not many to pick from anymore….

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      We can kick and cry all we want, but ATT ain’t gonna move an inch.

      If the takeover happens, sooner or later ATT will get all of us, unless we go to another carrier, which there will be not many to pick from anymore….

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      We can kick and cry all we want, but ATT ain’t gonna move an inch.

      If the takeover happens, sooner or later ATT will get all of us, unless we go to another carrier, which there will be not many to pick from anymore….

  • Tito!

    That last paragraph made me Laugh. Silly AT&T (:

    MagentaSQUAD #teamTMOBILE

  • Tito!

    That last paragraph made me Laugh. Silly AT&T (:

    MagentaSQUAD #teamTMOBILE

  • Tito!

    That last paragraph made me Laugh. Silly AT&T (:

    MagentaSQUAD #teamTMOBILE

  • Sladewolfe

    Due to the “efficiencies” our rates will go down, right?????”

  • Anonymous

    They should just back down before they are smacked down!

  • tmorules310

    I just bought an HTC Sensation through Tmobile for $199 and they offered me a another Sensation for free for staying with them and signing a new 2 yr agreement.  I called the cancellation Dept.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      2 sensations for $199 + how many lines for 2 years?

  • Anonymous

    AT&T owns a huge amount of unused spectrum and has plenty of cash on hand to get their terrible HSPA+ network rolling but yet they either refuse to do so or just doesn’t care. They have the worst network in the Boston area where I think I can say is a fairly huge market. I mean you are lucky to get 500 killabits down where T-Mobile can push out 10 mb down and 3 mb up. Why can T-Mobile do so much with less $$ and spectrum??? I have no faith or do I want to get trapped into their overpriced and underpowered network. I have never had faster speeds or better service then I have at T-Mobile. With the proper advertising this company can do so much more. If T-Mobile wants out so much maybe a 3rd party can come in and pick up where they have left off. I really think if anyone gave T-Mobile a chance they would be shocked to find out just how great their service is. It is just with all this crap going on with the buyout that no one new wants to try them out. Who can blame them until this fiasco is ironed out. Good Luck to T-Mobile, I want you to stay and kick ass.

    • IT Guy

      Att does have a lot of unused spectrum, but the network behind it is another story. They have plenty of cash on hand to continue expanding it from the ground up, but at this point, it’s cheaper and easier for them to incorporate T-Mobile’s existing network since it’s for sale.

      As for the T-Mobile network and their speeds, they’ve done a good job in some areas. Keep in mind, though, that the number of users is vastly smaller than att so the amount of data being tossed around is a lot less.

      Unfortunately I think they’re in a bad spot. They’ve been hemorrhaging customers for a while now — not just since the news of the sale. Despite having the lowest cost plans of the national carriers, and their continued cheap or free smart phone promos, they just can’t keep the churn rate down. If they want to start bringing in more cash they need to raise prices or gain more customers, which doesn’t seem to be happening.

      As much as I’ve enjoyed my ten years as a T-Mobile customer, I’m seeing the writing on the wall.

      • William

        This board is full of a lot of T-Mobile fanboys who have become fanboys because they probably get good reception at a price they like (nothing wrong with that).  But the reality is that T-Mobile has been having trouble keeping postpaid customers.  Perhaps their network is great in some areas, but not reliable in so many other areas that they cannot keep their customers.  People leave for a reason.

        The perception from what I have seen is that people think T-Mobile’s network is worse than the other 3 major players.  I don’t think that is true or false, just what I have heard people say.

        A friend recently asked me if he should renew his Verizon contract.  I told him to switch to T-Mobile to save money.  We checked his coverage online, and he is in a full coverage area.  Sure enough, he wound up having poor coverage with T-Mobile.  He just signed a new contract with Verizon.

        As for the merger, despite AT&T’s claims, I think a GSM monopoly will actually have much worse call and data quality than having healthy competition.  AT&T has clearly demonstrated their willingness to oversell bandwidth on their network so that dropped calls are commonplace in some areas.  From what I understand their is nothing to prevent them from continuing this practice: they will simply get to do this on a larger scale.  Also, consumers will likely get hurt financially due to increased prices (when was the last time that reducing competition lowered prices?).

        If their customers were refunded a dollar for each dropped call or lost connection, most (if not all) of these companies would probably be out of business.  That should be a mandatory part of any contract: if the carrier cannot initiate a call or drops a call, they pay you a dollar.  Some of us would make a lot of money.

  • Anonymous

    AT&T owns a huge amount of unused spectrum and has plenty of cash on hand to get their terrible HSPA+ network rolling but yet they either refuse to do so or just doesn’t care. They have the worst network in the Boston area where I think I can say is a fairly huge market. I mean you are lucky to get 500 killabits down where T-Mobile can push out 10 mb down and 3 mb up. Why can T-Mobile do so much with less $$ and spectrum??? I have no faith or do I want to get trapped into their overpriced and underpowered network. I have never had faster speeds or better service then I have at T-Mobile. With the proper advertising this company can do so much more. If T-Mobile wants out so much maybe a 3rd party can come in and pick up where they have left off. I really think if anyone gave T-Mobile a chance they would be shocked to find out just how great their service is. It is just with all this crap going on with the buyout that no one new wants to try them out. Who can blame them until this fiasco is ironed out. Good Luck to T-Mobile, I want you to stay and kick ass.

  • J. Williams

    Bastards.

  • GP

    Perhaps they’re changing their numbers based on increased numbers of people ditching T-Mobile.

  • Metalbigman2003

    AT&T is doing what they did in the 70′s and 80′s. trying to become a monopoly of the phone industry. Instead of it being the wired phone, its now the cell phone industry. Didn’t they file for bankruptcy not that very long ago? 

  • Metalbigman2003

    AT&T is doing what they did in the 70′s and 80′s. trying to become a monopoly of the phone industry. Instead of it being the wired phone, its now the cell phone industry. Didn’t they file for bankruptcy not that very long ago? 

    • Dpro

      You are clueless. AT&T in the 70′s was not trying to become a monopoly it was one. MCI sued because they wanted to compete. MCI failed and is no longer in business. AT&T was broken up into baby bells and the they sold off Bell Labs to Lucent. The baby bells one of which was to become, Verizon and SBC out of Texas  who is now the AT&T you are tying to the company in the 70′s.
      AT&T today is the AT&T from the 70′s. That company no longer exists it was purchased by SBC who changed their name to AT&T . If you do not know these facts you should not be making comments like you make above. Go do the research.

  • Metalbigman2003

    AT&T is doing what they did in the 70′s and 80′s. trying to become a monopoly of the phone industry. Instead of it being the wired phone, its now the cell phone industry. Didn’t they file for bankruptcy not that very long ago? 

  • Metalbigman2003

    AT&T is doing what they did in the 70′s and 80′s. trying to become a monopoly of the phone industry. Instead of it being the wired phone, its now the cell phone industry. Didn’t they file for bankruptcy not that very long ago? 

  • Metalbigman2003

    AT&T is doing what they did in the 70′s and 80′s. trying to become a monopoly of the phone industry. Instead of it being the wired phone, its now the cell phone industry. Didn’t they file for bankruptcy not that very long ago? 

  • Anonymous

    I think the quote from W.C. Fields suites this:

    “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.”Their first dose of bull wasn’t enough.  I guess the FCC called a timeout so that AT&T could give them a second helping.

  • Anonymous

    I think the quote from W.C. Fields suites this:

    “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.”Their first dose of bull wasn’t enough.  I guess the FCC called a timeout so that AT&T could give them a second helping.

  • Mr. Bell

    This is great that the FCC is giving AT&T some additional time to show how the merger will benefit consumers and the nation.  Keep in mind that with T-Mobile’s spectrum, AT&T will build an LTE network covering 97% of Americans.  It will be the largest LTE network the world has ever seen.   And it will provide all of T-Mobile customers an opportunity to get LTE when otherwise they would have none. 

    All T-Mobile customers should give thanks for AT&T for trying to clean up the mess that T-Mobile executives have caused by their mismanagement throughout the years.

    • Woodstock_15

      But I don’t want LTE. It’s battery intensive, requires an entire new phone, and unlimited plans are going away. What good is 1 Gbps connections when you only have 2 GB to work with

    • Woodstock_15

      But I don’t want LTE. It’s battery intensive, requires an entire new phone, and unlimited plans are going away. What good is 1 Gbps connections when you only have 2 GB to work with

    • Anonymous

      Right cause AT&T has done such a GREAT job with what they have! They are more expensive than anyone but Verizon, they have MORE spectrum than anyone else, they have the worst customer service and have COMPLETELY mismanaged their holdings. Yes we should also thank Wall Street for throwing the economy into a tail spin, taking our tax dollars and continuing to screw the average American. Quit smoking crack!

      • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew

        Totally agree with you!

    • Anonymous

      Right cause AT&T has done such a GREAT job with what they have! They are more expensive than anyone but Verizon, they have MORE spectrum than anyone else, they have the worst customer service and have COMPLETELY mismanaged their holdings. Yes we should also thank Wall Street for throwing the economy into a tail spin, taking our tax dollars and continuing to screw the average American. Quit smoking crack!

    • Anonymous

      Right cause AT&T has done such a GREAT job with what they have! They are more expensive than anyone but Verizon, they have MORE spectrum than anyone else, they have the worst customer service and have COMPLETELY mismanaged their holdings. Yes we should also thank Wall Street for throwing the economy into a tail spin, taking our tax dollars and continuing to screw the average American. Quit smoking crack!

    • baby bells exist for a reason

      When TMO was allowed to get established in the U.S. it came with so many unattractive restrictions (and areas they had to cover that no other carrier wanted to do) imposed by existing carriers, and Politicians, agencies…

      Furthermore, Apple chose the one big GSM carrier – if it would not be for the iPhone At&t wireless would be nowhere near where they are today. Good for them, but actually a decision made by Apple.

      TMO’s management certainly made mistakes but also had to deal with a lot of extra weight (prepackaged by the ones connected enough to manipulate in order to protect their own interest or owing favors). So do not just blame it on the management – see the lobby situation. Free Markets, less regulation, market regulates itself – LOL - wake up and get to know Washington.

  • Addictedtocars

    Nice ATT does not like the fallout they get to go back and change their story. I’m sure the new story will be better than the old one. Oh way FCC let us merge and people will be getting such cheap cell service it will be virtually free.

  • Dj158

    After reading this post I’m reminded why I typically do not read blogs.  This deal is going to happen.  All the “fight the power” people need to realize this, but they’re probably too busy trying to convince their friends that we never landed on the moon.

    • Nearmsp

      High hope to think people will roll over. Politicians might be corrupted but the consumers are not going to back down. I encourage every person to make submissions at both the FCC, anti-trust and your senators and congressmen. Ask them how would a buy out of the 4th largest wireless provider by the largest provider will increase competition and innovation and reduce prices? 

      • The ATL Guy

        Wait a second I thought AT&T sent checks to all the senators so this would pass?

    • Anonymous

      Opinions are like _ssholes…

      “going to happen”? Are you an insider (of the FCC and DOJ), or are you from the future?

      Those are your only two options.

    • Anonymous

      Opinions are like _ssholes…

      “going to happen”? Are you an insider (of the FCC and DOJ), or are you from the future?

      Those are your only two options.

    • Anonymous

      Opinions are like _ssholes…

      “going to happen”? Are you an insider (of the FCC and DOJ), or are you from the future?

      Those are your only two options.

    • Atlguy

      I wonder if AT&T did 911?

  • Dj158

    After reading this post I’m reminded why I typically do not read blogs.  This deal is going to happen.  All the “fight the power” people need to realize this, but they’re probably too busy trying to convince their friends that we never landed on the moon.

  • BigMixxx

    Maybe it’s a type-o.  ATT is still saying ‘merger’…….

  • Anonymous

    All of you reading something negative against AT&T on this or thinking  AT&T got caught playing with the numbers, come on, read the news. This was a request by AT&T to start the clock over and for the FCC to allow it to submit new evidence.  The FCC GRANTED AT&T’s request.

    The new evidence is that AT&T had a fantastic second quarter, including, for example, ADDING over 1 million new post-paid subscribers, higher ARPU and other events that AT&T will argue are reasons for the acquisition to be approved.

    Moreover, AT&T no doubt knows, and I suspect, that T-Mobile’s Q2 numbers are dismal.  All the more reason that AT&T should be allowed to rescue T-Mobile from going the way of Borders, buyer and seller will argue.

    And here is what Stephenson said today:

    “We delivered another strong quarter capping a solid first half of the year,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer.

    Mobile broadband growth continues to be robust, and we are seeing encouraging signs in wireline revenues. This adds to our confidence as we look ahead.

    Mobile broadband with IP infrastructure and cloud services are transforming our industry and are creating unprecedented opportunity.

    AT&T is strongly positioned to lead in this new era. Our planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA will accelerate development of next-generation capabilities, and it will lay the groundwork for continued high-tech innovation for years to come.”
    ____________________

    Clearly AT&T is excited about Q2 developments, wants to reargue its case, and submit new evidence, including these numbers.

    The FCC resetting the clock is actually bad news for anyone wanting the acquisition to fail.  Basically the FCC is starting the process all over again and in granting AT&T’s request is saying that AT&T’s new evidence is relevant and important to consider.

    You would have had reason to lift your spirits if the FCC denied AT&T’s request to reopen the case, submit new evidence and require a new round of opposition papers. But that’s not what happened.

    • Abcd

      hmm,

      very incite full

    • Abcd

      hmm,

      very incite full

    • Abcd

      hmm,

      very incite full

    • Mopar6464

      Very well said.

    • Jcj1

      What they fail to acknowledge is that  the acquisition talk is hurting t-mobile as its customers are fleeing to avoid ATT and causing the bad numbers for t-mobile

    • Jcj1

      What they fail to acknowledge is that  the acquisition talk is hurting t-mobile as its customers are fleeing to avoid ATT and causing the bad numbers for t-mobile

  • Anonymous

    All of you reading something negative against AT&T on this or thinking  AT&T got caught playing with the numbers, come on, read the news. This was a request by AT&T to start the clock over and for the FCC to allow it to submit new evidence.  The FCC GRANTED AT&T’s request.

    The new evidence is that AT&T had a fantastic second quarter, including, for example, ADDING over 1 million new post-paid subscribers, higher ARPU and other events that AT&T will argue are reasons for the acquisition to be approved.

    Moreover, AT&T no doubt knows, and I suspect, that T-Mobile’s Q2 numbers are dismal.  All the more reason that AT&T should be allowed to rescue T-Mobile from going the way of Borders, buyer and seller will argue.

    And here is what Stephenson said today:

    “We delivered another strong quarter capping a solid first half of the year,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer.

    Mobile broadband growth continues to be robust, and we are seeing encouraging signs in wireline revenues. This adds to our confidence as we look ahead.

    Mobile broadband with IP infrastructure and cloud services are transforming our industry and are creating unprecedented opportunity.

    AT&T is strongly positioned to lead in this new era. Our planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA will accelerate development of next-generation capabilities, and it will lay the groundwork for continued high-tech innovation for years to come.”
    ____________________

    Clearly AT&T is excited about Q2 developments, wants to reargue its case, and submit new evidence, including these numbers.

    The FCC resetting the clock is actually bad news for anyone wanting the acquisition to fail.  Basically the FCC is starting the process all over again and in granting AT&T’s request is saying that AT&T’s new evidence is relevant and important to consider.

    You would have had reason to lift your spirits if the FCC denied AT&T’s request to reopen the case, submit new evidence and require a new round of opposition papers. But that’s not what happened.

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • john

    i wouldn’t say reworking the deal.  more like reworking the justification presented to the FCC to allow the deal…..

  • ForReal

    Not buying it the second time around either.

  • ForReal

    Not buying it the second time around either.

  • The ATL Guy

    For all you whiners there are many other options for cell service.
    Time to take off your tin foil hats

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      For sure.
      There’s Verizon (Expensive and capped), AT&T (Also expensive and capped), Sprint (not GSM), Metro PCS (ever wonder why people call it “Metro Piece of *blank*?”), Boost (basically sprint), Virgin Mobile (also sprint)…

      Yeah, sure… I could use any of those carriers, but with junk like that, I might as well just use smoke signals!

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      For sure.
      There’s Verizon (Expensive and capped), AT&T (Also expensive and capped), Sprint (not GSM), Metro PCS (ever wonder why people call it “Metro Piece of *blank*?”), Boost (basically sprint), Virgin Mobile (also sprint)…

      Yeah, sure… I could use any of those carriers, but with junk like that, I might as well just use smoke signals!

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      For sure.
      There’s Verizon (Expensive and capped), AT&T (Also expensive and capped), Sprint (not GSM), Metro PCS (ever wonder why people call it “Metro Piece of *blank*?”), Boost (basically sprint), Virgin Mobile (also sprint)…

      Yeah, sure… I could use any of those carriers, but with junk like that, I might as well just use smoke signals!

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      For sure.
      There’s Verizon (Expensive and capped), AT&T (Also expensive and capped), Sprint (not GSM), Metro PCS (ever wonder why people call it “Metro Piece of *blank*?”), Boost (basically sprint), Virgin Mobile (also sprint)…

      Yeah, sure… I could use any of those carriers, but with junk like that, I might as well just use smoke signals!

  • Anonymous

    That is quite an assumption , “reworking their deal because their current one many not be working”.  It seems they have even more evidence to bolster the acquisition.  I appreciate the optimism but things don’t seem to have changed. 

    I already made the switch to AT&T.  I felt dirty for the first couple weeks, but I got an Atrix for free and I’m actually saving money.  So far the coverage is comparable and speed is a little less but sufficient in the city of Houston.  I am rooting for the merger now though, lol!!

    • Anonymous

      just wait, until you get your bill and you see charges that never should be there.  Then try calling ATT support, (9am-5pm) and see how many times you are forwarded and given the run a round… eventually you pay up or take a hit on your credit.  Your choice… 

      Im sorry for you, you are in for an experience that you would not even find in an underdeveloped country..  

      • The ATL Guy

        Stop lying att hours are 7am-9pm MAY.

        • The ATL Guy

          MST

        • DetroitTechnoFan

          I can (and have!) Called T-mo at 4am. 7-9 helps me how? ;)

        • DetroitTechnoFan

          I can (and have!) Called T-mo at 4am. 7-9 helps me how? ;)

        • Anonymous

          Left ATT over four years ago.  Then.. those were their hours.  And as far back as two years ago.  A Friend had a similar problem..  well they expand their hours..  whooptydoo.   The rest still applies!  

      • Anonymous

        LOL, I’ve had AT&T before, no lectures needed. As far as getting charged for things i’ve never used that’s ridiculous. That only happens if you are dumb enough to sign up for subscritption services trying to get ringtones for free. I’m not 15, so i’m not worried about that.

        I’ve already called customer service twice, and the second time they didn’t have an answer so they put a note in the system tnat someone would call me to follow up and they actually did. Don’t know how long you’ve been away from AT&T, or if you ever had them at all but my experience has been pleasant so far.

        I’ve never gone over 2gb a month on data with tmobile and I won’t on at&t. I’m not worried about all that hotspot tethering and crap, don’t use it most likely never will.

        So i hate to tell you bud but shot down each argument one by one like the titanic. Anything else?

        Oh, and i’m paying 69.99 for 2mb data and 450 rollover mins. On Tmobile I was paying 59.99 for 2mb data and 500 minutes off contract. With my job, i get a 15% discount through AT&T that’s why i’m saving money. Tmobile WAS cheaper without the discount. So for my purposes AT&T just works better. Nothing you brought up has been an issue and most likely won’t be an issue. Since i’m in Houston service is comparable.. speeds are a little slower but 3.5 mbps down compared to 4mbps down is not gonna friggin kill me, lol.

        I am not knocking tmobile, just letting you guys know that when the time comes, it’s not as bad as they fools say. They don’t have cell phones in third world countries, lmao!!

      • Anonymous

        LOL, I’ve had AT&T before, no lectures needed. As far as getting charged for things i’ve never used that’s ridiculous. That only happens if you are dumb enough to sign up for subscritption services trying to get ringtones for free. I’m not 15, so i’m not worried about that.

        I’ve already called customer service twice, and the second time they didn’t have an answer so they put a note in the system tnat someone would call me to follow up and they actually did. Don’t know how long you’ve been away from AT&T, or if you ever had them at all but my experience has been pleasant so far.

        I’ve never gone over 2gb a month on data with tmobile and I won’t on at&t. I’m not worried about all that hotspot tethering and crap, don’t use it most likely never will.

        So i hate to tell you bud but shot down each argument one by one like the titanic. Anything else?

        Oh, and i’m paying 69.99 for 2mb data and 450 rollover mins. On Tmobile I was paying 59.99 for 2mb data and 500 minutes off contract. With my job, i get a 15% discount through AT&T that’s why i’m saving money. Tmobile WAS cheaper without the discount. So for my purposes AT&T just works better. Nothing you brought up has been an issue and most likely won’t be an issue. Since i’m in Houston service is comparable.. speeds are a little slower but 3.5 mbps down compared to 4mbps down is not gonna friggin kill me, lol.

        I am not knocking tmobile, just letting you guys know that when the time comes, it’s not as bad as they fools say. They don’t have cell phones in third world countries, lmao!!

    • Anonymous

      just wait, until you get your bill and you see charges that never should be there.  Then try calling ATT support, (9am-5pm) and see how many times you are forwarded and given the run a round… eventually you pay up or take a hit on your credit.  Your choice… 

      Im sorry for you, you are in for an experience that you would not even find in an underdeveloped country..  

  • Angarma1

    falsehoods from AT&T, they will impose their commanding ways on t-mobile, still no word if adquisition will go thru in Puerto Rico, AT&T adquired Centennial in PR just last year, and they are still having lots of troubles assimilating the this company. Verizon should return to PR market and buy t-mobile PR

  • Angarma1

    falsehoods from AT&T, they will impose their commanding ways on t-mobile, still no word if adquisition will go thru in Puerto Rico, AT&T adquired Centennial in PR just last year, and they are still having lots of troubles assimilating the this company. Verizon should return to PR market and buy t-mobile PR

  • Msl06

    I am dreading this I have been with verizon….WAY TO EXPENSIVE…. I have been with sprint……NEVER GOT SERVICE ANYWHERE…..and I always return back to tmobile!! Att bad cust. Service horrible rates and all we can do is really just deal with it! My bff has att and she has talk and txt that’s it bc its too expensive for anything else!! U talkin bout kickin and screamin I am kickin and screamin like a fat kid at the candy store!!!