Five Myths About The T-Mobile/AT&T Takeover Courtesy Consumer Advocate Free Press

While the government remains caught between two very separate sides of the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile, consumer advocate group Free Press is continuing its approach of debunking AT&T’s argument that the takeover is necessary. In fact they’ve compiled a list of 5 myths tackling a number of AT&T’s core arguments that attempt to show that AT&T would be able or is already able to achieve the stated goals it has said it needs T-Mobile’s spectrum to accomplish. Let’s just dive right in with a big thank you to Josh Levy from Free Press for compiling these myths and sending it our way:

 

 

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  • Ybhtg

    Ill say it again’ DT is no longer funding TMO so if they dont pass it TMO is doomed

  • Ybhtg

    Ill say it again’ DT is no longer funding TMO so if they dont pass it TMO is doomed

  • Ybhtg

    Ill say it again’ DT is no longer funding TMO so if they dont pass it TMO is doomed

  • Matt

    Okay, if this merger is NOT going through then tell me why AT&T has our T-Mobile account information handy? My father called about his DSL service through AT&T and they offered him an upgrade for his wireless service… He then told them that he has wireless through T-Mobile and NOT AT&T and the AT&T service rep told him that it will be a few months until the merger finalizes…

    Seems like a done deal… why else would a major corporation hand over the supposed private and confidential information to a major competitor. This is crap. 

    • Marct

      The don’t tell phone sales people anything.  That person is speculating as much as anyone on this board.  AT&T publicly keep saying the deal should be done in about 8 months which is really dumb of them to directly challenge the Justice Department.  AT&T doesn’t REALLY know how the FCC or the Justice Department will rule.

      They were just trying to sell your dad on moving to AT&T with no transfer costs! 

      Phone sales knows NOTHING!

    • tevroc

      really?  its a done deal?  How come they are still battling in court then?  Doesn’t seem like the gov’t thinks its a done deal.

    • Respawn

      Idiots. The merger is not a done deal. This is coming from an AT&T supervisor (me).

      The deal is not expected to close until next March to May. After that, it could take several years for the T-Mobile assets, network, and consumers to be integrated into the AT&T network.

      Both T-Mobile and AT&T keep your information confidential except within their respective companies and partners WITH your permission. It’s called “Federal privacy laws.”

      I would fire the AT&T rep who gave you the false info and then I would fire you for believing that crap without checking a “valid” source first.

  • CharlieSheen

    Cramer is a CLOWN. His record at GS was a joke. He has never made money for anyone but himself.

    This is a done deal.

    Get over it.

    And by the way, iPhone here we come.

    Winning!

  • Lewis

    The bright side to the merger,AT&T and Tmobile customers won’t have to waist money buying expensive smart phones they won’t be able to Afford to use on AT&T.

  • Lewis

    The bright side to the merger,AT&T and Tmobile customers won’t have to waist money buying expensive smart phones they won’t be able to Afford to use on AT&T.

  • Frank

    AT&T’s $45 2gb limited data tethering plan is not a myth plus $10 for an additional 1gb of data. Think unlimited on AT&T, but remember you can only think….Thanks Mr. Ralph De La Vega.

  • Frank

    AT&T’s $45 2gb limited data tethering plan is not a myth plus $10 for an additional 1gb of data. Think unlimited on AT&T, but remember you can only think….Thanks Mr. Ralph De La Vega.

  • TMO Hopefull

    While T-Mobile may not be making the money that AT&T or Verizon make they are not broke by any means. They produced over 5 billion in revenue last year and are projected to produce between 5 and 6 billion this year. This is while expanding coverage, launching their UMTS network, then upgrading it to HSPA+21 and then upgrading it to HSPA+42 this year with plans to have HSPA+84 MIMO by the end of 2011 or first of 2012. I don’t know what your definition of broke is, but not many companies can complete this level of expansion and growth and still end the year with a profit of 5-6 Billion!!! 

    Their problem is customers leaving everyday for the stupid i-Phone. Which Android beats the hell out of any day of the week. 

    If T-Mobile actually spoke up for themselves and bragged about what they do Customers may be standing up and sticking with them instead of churning. 

    T-Mobile was the first carrier with Android, the only carrier with UMA or Wi-Fi calling, a top line up of phones(short of the i-Phone, hopefully to be resolved soon!!), the largest 4G network, the fastest 4G network, consistently wins awards for being the best place to work and the best customer service.

    All of these things and they don’t advertise it. This is their downfall, but they fired their CEO and replaced him at the very end of 2010 and started addressing this lack of public pride and then DT put them up for sale. 

    Only time will tell, but I really hope this acquisition is killed, because I think they were just starting to rally and really make it happen. 

  • TMO Hopefull

    While T-Mobile may not be making the money that AT&T or Verizon make they are not broke by any means. They produced over 5 billion in revenue last year and are projected to produce between 5 and 6 billion this year. This is while expanding coverage, launching their UMTS network, then upgrading it to HSPA+21 and then upgrading it to HSPA+42 this year with plans to have HSPA+84 MIMO by the end of 2011 or first of 2012. I don’t know what your definition of broke is, but not many companies can complete this level of expansion and growth and still end the year with a profit of 5-6 Billion!!! 

    Their problem is customers leaving everyday for the stupid i-Phone. Which Android beats the hell out of any day of the week. 

    If T-Mobile actually spoke up for themselves and bragged about what they do Customers may be standing up and sticking with them instead of churning. 

    T-Mobile was the first carrier with Android, the only carrier with UMA or Wi-Fi calling, a top line up of phones(short of the i-Phone, hopefully to be resolved soon!!), the largest 4G network, the fastest 4G network, consistently wins awards for being the best place to work and the best customer service.

    All of these things and they don’t advertise it. This is their downfall, but they fired their CEO and replaced him at the very end of 2010 and started addressing this lack of public pride and then DT put them up for sale. 

    Only time will tell, but I really hope this acquisition is killed, because I think they were just starting to rally and really make it happen. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree, DT should’ve gave the new CEO some time to show if he’s able to bring t-mobile back up but in this case… the new CEO have to deal with correcting the mistakes from the old CEO PLUS more pressure in trying to sway people to come be with t-mobile after the news with AT&T & T-Mobile deal… if the iphones comes available in all carrier in the US… i think that’s when the real competition hits… right now, both AT&T & Verizon knows that people would sign up with them regardless of monthly plans just for the iPhones… now if t-mobile carries the iphone w/ their cheap plan… I think t-mobile would be in a better place.

      T-Mobile have alot of good features and benefits alot to consumer but they don’t show it… they need to do something with their marketing dept because they’re doing a bad job, and these are the people who should be partially be blamed for because consumer just don’t know much about t-mobile.

      Most of us don’t want to see t-mobile go… but then again some of us would leave if the deal is approved. Hope this deal doesn’t go through, and hope that t-mobile give itself another chance to build itself and be a stronger carrier again. Using the money wisely, and being more aggressive with their marketing and everything else.

    • Anonymous

      Android beats the hell outta the iphone???? Hahahahahahahahahaha.

      In which world are you livin in?

      • Jez

        Android phones routinely beat the Iphone on the phone battles by tech buffalo and phonedog

      • Crey23

        Rob I really don’t mean to be rude  my man, but iPhones suck….and by this I mean that I have not having a choice, I hate needed apple’s approval for anything “custom”, I hate being a drone to the “genius” at the apple store…..etc,etc,etc.  

        Now I think that the iphone revolutionized the smartphone market, but so did Android.  The biggest difference between the two platforms is that Apple has control over 110% iphone…device, hardware, OS, apps, etc….while you have much more variability with android.  You have atleast 5 or 6 major manufacturers (htc, motorola, samsung, sony, lg,…) with multiple versions of the OS, and each service company can and has applied their own window dressing to the OS (ie, espresso, motoblur, whatever the samsung version is called, etc), but what is awesome across Android, is that despite all these players and variability is OS, most of the apps run across multiple devices.   Not to mention the community ….there is an article androidcentral talking about how CynogenMod has reached over 500K users!!!!

        iPhones are fine…they are great devices, but I really don’t like how they tie you to their environment and eco system…..i like to have choice and the ability to make of my device what I want….and Apple will never give me that, so as far as I am concerned, Android is far superior to Apple’s devices!

        • Anonymous

          Listen, you make it sound like Apple having control of there system is a bad thing. When you buy an iPhone, they don’t need to recommend that you immediately download a program called “outlook” to keep you safe from viruses(lol). Also, Apple approves apps before coming into the store..What is wrong with that??? Result – Less BS apps. Android’s market is cluttered with nonsense along with some decent apps. You also do not need to download an “app killer” that doesn’t even work(apps just automatically restart including bloatware that you can’t delete).

          You really wanna talk multiple manufactures with Android as if its an upper hand?? Really.. HTC, Moto, Samsung blow so bad. Just wait till iPhone 5 is released on all carriers,then we will really see which is dominant.

          To not like and not get an iPhone because they monitor and keep there platform PROTECTED is ridiculous, you really sound like you don’t know what your talking about and you probably let some carrier rep sell you on an android phone.

        • Crey23

          Listen pal, so say that I am ignorant on the matter simply because I don’t subscribe to the apple cool-aid is a sctrech….it would be like saying you are stupid for buying apple products…(which I am not doing), we are all entitled to our opinions.

          As for Apple products, you are bound to their ecosystem of apps, and syncs.  I prefer an open environment, while some might see this as risky, I like to think of it as progress of the masses for the masses.  

          Without getting political, but from economic point of view, having multiple manufacturers, designers, & developers can only be good for the android community.  There are many people and communities actively striving to make Android experience that much better.  We don’t have to sit around and wait for Steve to tell us what is good and bad for ..i’m a big boy thanks, I can make my own decisions.

          As for product ignorance, you don’t need to download anything for the device to operate properly….I think that was just BS fed from the iPhone users to the Android users to feel better about themselves…either that or something that a sales rep told them at the store.

          Look iPhone’s are great devices.  They meet the needs of many, and surpasses the needs of others.  But for me, I like the openness that Android provides.  The fact that I am not tethered to any particular environment to sync is important to me.

          Overall, I prefer Android above apple any day of the week!

        • Crey23

          Listen pal, so say that I am ignorant on the matter simply because I don’t subscribe to the apple cool-aid is a sctrech….it would be like saying you are stupid for buying apple products…(which I am not doing), we are all entitled to our opinions.

          As for Apple products, you are bound to their ecosystem of apps, and syncs.  I prefer an open environment, while some might see this as risky, I like to think of it as progress of the masses for the masses.  

          Without getting political, but from economic point of view, having multiple manufacturers, designers, & developers can only be good for the android community.  There are many people and communities actively striving to make Android experience that much better.  We don’t have to sit around and wait for Steve to tell us what is good and bad for ..i’m a big boy thanks, I can make my own decisions.

          As for product ignorance, you don’t need to download anything for the device to operate properly….I think that was just BS fed from the iPhone users to the Android users to feel better about themselves…either that or something that a sales rep told them at the store.

          Look iPhone’s are great devices.  They meet the needs of many, and surpasses the needs of others.  But for me, I like the openness that Android provides.  The fact that I am not tethered to any particular environment to sync is important to me.

          Overall, I prefer Android above apple any day of the week!

        • Crey23

          Listen pal, so say that I am ignorant on the matter simply because I don’t subscribe to the apple cool-aid is a sctrech….it would be like saying you are stupid for buying apple products…(which I am not doing), we are all entitled to our opinions.

          As for Apple products, you are bound to their ecosystem of apps, and syncs.  I prefer an open environment, while some might see this as risky, I like to think of it as progress of the masses for the masses.  

          Without getting political, but from economic point of view, having multiple manufacturers, designers, & developers can only be good for the android community.  There are many people and communities actively striving to make Android experience that much better.  We don’t have to sit around and wait for Steve to tell us what is good and bad for ..i’m a big boy thanks, I can make my own decisions.

          As for product ignorance, you don’t need to download anything for the device to operate properly….I think that was just BS fed from the iPhone users to the Android users to feel better about themselves…either that or something that a sales rep told them at the store.

          Look iPhone’s are great devices.  They meet the needs of many, and surpasses the needs of others.  But for me, I like the openness that Android provides.  The fact that I am not tethered to any particular environment to sync is important to me.

          Overall, I prefer Android above apple any day of the week!

        • tevroc

          I wrote and iphone app that farms peoples contacts and personal info.  guess what??  it passed apples tests and when you install it there is no warning telling you what it does (android always tells you what apps have access to when you install them, ios doesn’t).  Every single iphone app has potential to be malware and there is no protection against it!  Throw that in your pipe and smoke it.

          You wont get a virus on android unless you go into setting and uncheck the trusted sources (apps from places other than android market) and it will tell you when you go to do it that it is dangerous and doublecheck if you are sure you want to continue.  Yeah, with android you can get apps from more than one place.  How many places allow you to install iphone apps?  one.  How many different versions of iOS can you install on your iphone?  one.  how many versions of android?  depending on the phone, infinite, thatnks to xda-developers.  No BS apps on the app store??  is that a joke?  There must be at least 10,000 ‘fart’ apps.  Samsung blows?  Then how come apple buys the CPU’s, flash chips and other parts from samsung?  ohh whoops didn’t know that did ya?  

          Not to mention that we have had multi-tasking for years now, widgets, animated backgrounds, shortcuts, an app drawer, contacts stored in the cloud, the list goes on and on.  Android beats ios and iphone hands down on customization, phone selection, ease of use, security, and just about any other aspect you can think of.  Face the facts.  Iphone sucks.

        • Anonymous

          Listen, you make it sound like Apple having control of there system is a bad thing. When you buy an iPhone, they don’t need to recommend that you immediately download a program called “outlook” to keep you safe from viruses(lol). Also, Apple approves apps before coming into the store..What is wrong with that??? Result – Less BS apps. Android’s market is cluttered with nonsense along with some decent apps. You also do not need to download an “app killer” that doesn’t even work(apps just automatically restart including bloatware that you can’t delete).

          You really wanna talk multiple manufactures with Android as if its an upper hand?? Really.. HTC, Moto, Samsung blow so bad. Just wait till iPhone 5 is released on all carriers,then we will really see which is dominant.

          To not like and not get an iPhone because they monitor and keep there platform PROTECTED is ridiculous, you really sound like you don’t know what your talking about and you probably let some carrier rep sell you on an android phone.

        • Anonymous

          Listen, you make it sound like Apple having control of there system is a bad thing. When you buy an iPhone, they don’t need to recommend that you immediately download a program called “outlook” to keep you safe from viruses(lol). Also, Apple approves apps before coming into the store..What is wrong with that??? Result – Less BS apps. Android’s market is cluttered with nonsense along with some decent apps. You also do not need to download an “app killer” that doesn’t even work(apps just automatically restart including bloatware that you can’t delete).

          You really wanna talk multiple manufactures with Android as if its an upper hand?? Really.. HTC, Moto, Samsung blow so bad. Just wait till iPhone 5 is released on all carriers,then we will really see which is dominant.

          To not like and not get an iPhone because they monitor and keep there platform PROTECTED is ridiculous, you really sound like you don’t know what your talking about and you probably let some carrier rep sell you on an android phone.

      • DetroitTechnoFan

        The real one.

    • Snoopy

      Try again.  I’m not sure what accounting rules they use on your planet, but here on Earth revenue does not equal profit.  Revenue is the actual amount of dollars taken in.  Profit is what is left from revenue after all expenses are paid.  Expenses like all those fancy towers and HSPA+ radios you love so much.  Expenses like all those highly trained customer service reps and facilities that make TMO the best place to work for those same employees.  Expenses like all that fancy advertising and shouting from the rooftops that you’re mentioning. 
      But try to raise prices one bit, or actually, you know, charge MONEY for a handset instead of giving them away free everytime you turn around, or add a sales component to their customer service and suddenly TMO sees just how wonderful their customers think they are…

  • TMO Hopefull

    While T-Mobile may not be making the money that AT&T or Verizon make they are not broke by any means. They produced over 5 billion in revenue last year and are projected to produce between 5 and 6 billion this year. This is while expanding coverage, launching their UMTS network, then upgrading it to HSPA+21 and then upgrading it to HSPA+42 this year with plans to have HSPA+84 MIMO by the end of 2011 or first of 2012. I don’t know what your definition of broke is, but not many companies can complete this level of expansion and growth and still end the year with a profit of 5-6 Billion!!! 

    Their problem is customers leaving everyday for the stupid i-Phone. Which Android beats the hell out of any day of the week. 

    If T-Mobile actually spoke up for themselves and bragged about what they do Customers may be standing up and sticking with them instead of churning. 

    T-Mobile was the first carrier with Android, the only carrier with UMA or Wi-Fi calling, a top line up of phones(short of the i-Phone, hopefully to be resolved soon!!), the largest 4G network, the fastest 4G network, consistently wins awards for being the best place to work and the best customer service.

    All of these things and they don’t advertise it. This is their downfall, but they fired their CEO and replaced him at the very end of 2010 and started addressing this lack of public pride and then DT put them up for sale. 

    Only time will tell, but I really hope this acquisition is killed, because I think they were just starting to rally and really make it happen. 

  • Anonymous

    Well, gotta say that these myth busters are right in line with what we all have been saying on here since the acquisition announcement. So no surprises there, eh.

    • Gm Aharrington1

      Good luck with coverage. Lmao! Unless you stick to a small area. Also if that is the case quit posting on a website that pertains to T-mobile news.

    • Gm Aharrington1

      Good luck with coverage. Lmao! Unless you stick to a small area. Also if that is the case quit posting on a website that pertains to T-mobile news.

    • Gm Aharrington1

      Good luck with coverage. Lmao! Unless you stick to a small area. Also if that is the case quit posting on a website that pertains to T-mobile news.

  • http://www.thatsitguys.com/ Meleniumshane90

    You’re referring to a regional thing..most of AT&T gets over a Megabit down, normally over 3Mbits in good areas. I’m lucky to get 1Mbit of data. And regarding their service, they’re have the second greatest coverage, so that’s far from ‘fact’.

    If you look at the coverage maps, you’ll see where some cell phone companies have more of an advantage in large areas in the country. California is a perfect example – AT&T is horrible there, but Verizon works almost everywhere.

  • http://www.thatsitguys.com/ Meleniumshane90

    You’re referring to a regional thing..most of AT&T gets over a Megabit down, normally over 3Mbits in good areas. I’m lucky to get 1Mbit of data. And regarding their service, they’re have the second greatest coverage, so that’s far from ‘fact’.

    If you look at the coverage maps, you’ll see where some cell phone companies have more of an advantage in large areas in the country. California is a perfect example – AT&T is horrible there, but Verizon works almost everywhere.

  • Gsxrguy412

    I have been with tmobile for nine something years and I believe without a doubt have the best customer service of any industry buisness I have ever personally delt with!! I will stand by tmobile until the very end and once its att I’m jumpin ship!! Ill take my chances elsewhere!! Hey cricket mobile kills in pgh pa with 55 bucks a month unlimited everything!! Only three g untill years end and then they will be 4g!!

  • Gsxrguy412

    I have been with tmobile for nine something years and I believe without a doubt have the best customer service of any industry buisness I have ever personally delt with!! I will stand by tmobile until the very end and once its att I’m jumpin ship!! Ill take my chances elsewhere!! Hey cricket mobile kills in pgh pa with 55 bucks a month unlimited everything!! Only three g untill years end and then they will be 4g!!

  • Anonymous

    Well this is no surprise, is it.  In here we have been busting these myths since AT&T announced the acquisition.

    I still stick by my predictions, including that AT&T will “strip mine” T-Mobile (that’s a term of art in mergers and acquisitions.  It means the superior company in a merger or the buyer in an acquisition will fire most of the employees, bust the unions, and sell off the assets it does not want, which in this sale is most of T-Mobile).

    On the consumer side, AT&T might be required to honor through to the expiration of terms all contracts T-Mobile is entering into. But other than that, expect to see prices skyrocket (T-Mobile is giving you a taste of what is to come by doing away with unlimited data plans, going to tiered data and like AT&T setting artificially low and unrealistic data plan limits, e.g., if a user watches one streamed movie in a month that will exceed a 200 MB plan and use up about 1/8th of a 2GB plan).

  • Crey23

    As for this merger…I have mixed feelings…I have been with T-Mo for over 9 years….Actually since the Voicestream days…and I think they were something else before they were voicestream too …but can’t remember the name.  But I do have to say that I am getting tired of T-mo poor quality of signal in south florida.  I barely have signal inside any building….I have a G2 with 4G, but I am lucky to get 2 bar in edge most of the time. I have to be outside or haging by a window to get good signal.  Most of my ATT friends do not experience this.  

    I have contacted TMO many times about this, and they tell me that that I have towers all around me, and should have great signal….I dont!  With that said, they do have UMA/WiFi that makes up for much of it, but still!  Prices wise no one comes close to  my beloved TMO..so on that respect I dont’ want to see go away….But as many have stated…ATT comes, I’m out!

    • Cormega27

      I was in Miami FL for the week, and I had the best coverage there. Maybe T-Mo just built out the Beach and left other sections weak. I know for a fact, my buddies both with VZW had service problems the whole time.

  • Sfo017

    DTelecom  Wants to dump T-Mobile USA because the dollar is tanking. Att wants T-Mobile so they can attempt to rule the Market! Enough said

  • Sfo017

    DTelecom  Wants to dump T-Mobile USA because the dollar is tanking. Att wants T-Mobile so they can attempt to rule the Market! Enough said

  • Sfo017

    DTelecom  Wants to dump T-Mobile USA because the dollar is tanking. Att wants T-Mobile so they can attempt to rule the Market! Enough said

    • Tmo Ninja

      where did you get your information about DT selling due to the dollar tanking? that is 100% false and inaccurate information.. ST is being forced to sell off any of its assests that are not based in Germany because the #1 investor in DT is the German Government and the German Government threatened to pull all funding it gived DT if is doesn’t start focussing on its German brand only…

  • tevroc

    Thank you!! this is great info.

  • W. Brown

    As a T-Mobile user, I’m strongly against this merger. Good service, reasonable price, good coverage. I’ve got it with T-Mobile. AT&T, how about competing to make your $$$$, you know, the way businesses used to do.

  • W. Brown

    As a T-Mobile user, I’m strongly against this merger. Good service, reasonable price, good coverage. I’ve got it with T-Mobile. AT&T, how about competing to make your $$$$, you know, the way businesses used to do.

  • Anonymous

    As a T-Mobile employee, i want this deal blocked as soon as possible.
    At&t is terrible and almost 90% of customers who come in ask what the likelihood of the merger is and when I can’t give them a solid answer, most say they are jumping ship if it happens

  • Anonymous

    As a T-Mobile employee, i want this deal blocked as soon as possible.
    At&t is terrible and almost 90% of customers who come in ask what the likelihood of the merger is and when I can’t give them a solid answer, most say they are jumping ship if it happens

  • Brass Unit

    Lets be real,it’s hard to stop one company from buying another company and why should we .Maybe some of us should be thinking about buying stocks in some of these companies.Some of us should probably leave Tmobile or AT&T or maybe we should stay and give these companies a piece of our minds and try to make things better.Good customers shouldn’t have to leave, it’s the lousy people running the companies that need to leave.

    • Anonymous

      LOL…  I don’t think I have seen such an intelligent comment elsewhere on the Net.

      The fact is in these hard economic times the leaning is toward government to NOT get in the way of deals, especially when the buyer and seller are motivated to do the deal.  The last thing Washington wants to see is anything like what’s been happening of late (have you been following Blockbuster, Border’s, the auto industry in early 2010 and others?)

      As some have predicted since day one, this deal is going to be approved.  People need to accept that and govern their affairs accordingly. 

      By the end of this billing period I will be gone from T-Mobile, unwilling to pay $1680 annually for two lines and only 2GB data. (Even if the plans that TMoNews posted in here come to be, $100 for my two lines, that’s still $1380 annually (after taxes & fees), whereas for two lines I will now be paying $960 on prepaid.  And prepaid phones are now no longer an embarrassment to be seen using. E.g., check out Virgin prepaid’s new Motorola Triumph, a phone I bought.  It’s a lot of phone for $300 retail.)

      Seems to me that the smarter thing to do is to take control of your situation and consider alternatives to worrying about whether or not this deal will be approved and fretting what AT&T will do to you once it takes over T-Mobile.

    • Anonymous

      LOL…  I don’t think I have seen such an intelligent comment elsewhere on the Net.

      The fact is in these hard economic times the leaning is toward government to NOT get in the way of deals, especially when the buyer and seller are motivated to do the deal.  The last thing Washington wants to see is anything like what’s been happening of late (have you been following Blockbuster, Border’s, the auto industry in early 2010 and others?)

      As some have predicted since day one, this deal is going to be approved.  People need to accept that and govern their affairs accordingly. 

      By the end of this billing period I will be gone from T-Mobile, unwilling to pay $1680 annually for two lines and only 2GB data. (Even if the plans that TMoNews posted in here come to be, $100 for my two lines, that’s still $1380 annually (after taxes & fees), whereas for two lines I will now be paying $960 on prepaid.  And prepaid phones are now no longer an embarrassment to be seen using. E.g., check out Virgin prepaid’s new Motorola Triumph, a phone I bought.  It’s a lot of phone for $300 retail.)

      Seems to me that the smarter thing to do is to take control of your situation and consider alternatives to worrying about whether or not this deal will be approved and fretting what AT&T will do to you once it takes over T-Mobile.

      • Brass Unit

        @itsMichaelNotMke ,Thanks for the compliment and thanks for the tips.

  • Brass Unit

    Lets be real,it’s hard to stop one company from buying another company and why should we .Maybe some of us should be thinking about buying stocks in some of these companies.Some of us should probably leave Tmobile or AT&T or maybe we should stay and give these companies a piece of our minds and try to make things better.Good customers shouldn’t have to leave, it’s the lousy people running the companies that need to leave.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    Regardless, T-Mobile USA is through. Screwed their customers by selling out to AT&T, then if the deal is blocked, they expect us to just forgive them? T-Mobile can’t even fix the stupid G2X that we were suckered into buying. Folks, not only is this pitiful, but it is unlawful as well. No warranty support whatsoever, just “O’ it’s a known issue and an update is coming soon.” When? “O’ mid-summer.” Is the update going fix all these problems? “Yes” Even the screen bleeding problem? “Yes” What happens if it doesn’t? “O’it will” How do you know for sure? “O’because we do.” BULL. As soon as the iPhone 5 is released on Verizon our measly 5 lines and tablet are gone. Paying more is totally worth PEACE OF MIND and getting away from a buddy of AT&T…

    • Gm Aharrington1

      How can you blame them for the g2x having an issue? Last I checked there is NOT ONE carrier that makes their own phones. So, blame the manufacturer.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        1. You don’t know what you are talking about; 2. FAILURE to provide warranty support, but still CHARGING YOU FOR IT IS UNLAWFUL; 3. STUPID T-Mobile should not of plastered their name all over the phone, make no mistake, IT IS A “T-MOBILE” phone. Sadly, it does not matter. The only reason T-Mobile is doing this is because they know they are not going to exist in about 6 to 8 months. #### GREEDY, GREEDY, GREEDY!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        1. You don’t know what you are talking about; 2. FAILURE to provide warranty support, but still CHARGING YOU FOR IT IS UNLAWFUL; 3. STUPID T-Mobile should not of plastered their name all over the phone, make no mistake, IT IS A “T-MOBILE” phone. Sadly, it does not matter. The only reason T-Mobile is doing this is because they know they are not going to exist in about 6 to 8 months. #### GREEDY, GREEDY, GREEDY!

        • Leuschen John

          1. LG is aware of the issue with the G2X and has stated they are not working to resolve it anytime soon. The new model is coming out soon by LG and they will make sure all G2X issue do not follow.

          2. T Mobile and all other service provider have a exchange warranty, if anything goes wrong within the first year the provider will replace with the identical unit.  Here where LG comes in, they are not warranting the G2X nor providing T Mobile, ATT and Sprint the replacements. Which in the case of the warranties goes, makes the LG warranty worth wiping your a** with.  T Mobile is working with those customers who purchase before and had reported issue to replace the phones within the first 14 days of the purchase to another phone.  Now if you held on to your phone passed that 14 days, your bad contact LG.

          3. All carriers have there logo on the units they sell, this is not a T Mobile only thing.
           

        • Leuschen John

          1. LG is aware of the issue with the G2X and has stated they are not working to resolve it anytime soon. The new model is coming out soon by LG and they will make sure all G2X issue do not follow.

          2. T Mobile and all other service provider have a exchange warranty, if anything goes wrong within the first year the provider will replace with the identical unit.  Here where LG comes in, they are not warranting the G2X nor providing T Mobile, ATT and Sprint the replacements. Which in the case of the warranties goes, makes the LG warranty worth wiping your a** with.  T Mobile is working with those customers who purchase before and had reported issue to replace the phones within the first 14 days of the purchase to another phone.  Now if you held on to your phone passed that 14 days, your bad contact LG.

          3. All carriers have there logo on the units they sell, this is not a T Mobile only thing.
           

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

          Wong, wrong, and wrong. Sorry. FAIL.

        • yougotpwned.

          LOL gfam doesn’t live in the real world. That’s alright it’s almost his bedtime :)

        • yougotpwned.

          LOL gfam doesn’t live in the real world. That’s alright it’s almost his bedtime :)

        • Fsdhjdfsk

          1. Everyone knows you’re a retard. 2. Warranty doesn’t cover shipping and you call it UNLAWFUL? hahaha 3. If you have a phone using your service you put your name on it. Plastered their name all over the phone? I’m pretty sure it just has one “t-mobile” on it stop being dramatic it’s just showing you’re a child. It looks like you’re a serious weenie with all this complaining, me personally i hate children like you but it’s fun to correct your claims!

        • Fsdhjdfsk

          1. Everyone knows you’re a retard. 2. Warranty doesn’t cover shipping and you call it UNLAWFUL? hahaha 3. If you have a phone using your service you put your name on it. Plastered their name all over the phone? I’m pretty sure it just has one “t-mobile” on it stop being dramatic it’s just showing you’re a child. It looks like you’re a serious weenie with all this complaining, me personally i hate children like you but it’s fun to correct your claims!

        • Fsdhjdfsk

          1. Everyone knows you’re a retard. 2. Warranty doesn’t cover shipping and you call it UNLAWFUL? hahaha 3. If you have a phone using your service you put your name on it. Plastered their name all over the phone? I’m pretty sure it just has one “t-mobile” on it stop being dramatic it’s just showing you’re a child. It looks like you’re a serious weenie with all this complaining, me personally i hate children like you but it’s fun to correct your claims!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        Hmm,  let see, how can i blame t-mobile and lg? Wow, you are stupid!

        • Gfamisretarded

          Haha gfam once again is an idiot. Hey man, you need to understand there is a difference from a cell phone supplier and service provider. T-mobile can’t give an answer about that phone because it DOESN’T MAKE THE PHONE. Go to a prepaid service so no carrier has to deal with you with a 2 year contract.

    • Rennebeth

      So by the sounds of it you are one of those customers that calls all the time complaining about something and feeling like Tmobile OWES you something… One of those LOYAL customers.  Those are the customers that Tmobile does NOT need.  You cost tmobile more money then they make off you.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        T-Mobile only needs all of it’s customers for one thing now, can you guess what that is? To look good for the sake of subscriber base until the Government give their stamp of approval on the purchase. You are a clown if you are still flying the T-Mobile flag and bleeding magenta. You are living in the past! Consider the AT&T purchase a done deal. It is happening regardless of anything. Oh, and it’s not T-Mobile that does not need me, IT’S AT&T THAT DOES NOT DESERVE ME. You just don’t know, but we are already AT&T customers…

    • Respawn

      “T-Mobile can’t even fix the stupid G2X that we were suckered into buying”

      FYI, T-Mobile didn’t make the G2X. It was made my LG. I love how people immediately assume a carrier makes a particular phone just because it has the carrier’s name on it. Then, they immediately blame the carrier for its problems like Gizmo here is doing.

      Can we just not approve the merger and just give AT&T all of these customers? Seriously, I would love to deal with these people everyday. I’m getting bored with the same old “I want a free iPhone” escalations. iPhone customers in general (no offense to you David or any other iPhone customers who aren’t like this) think the world owes them something.

      Just like this guy said about the free iPhone 5. YEAH RIGHT! I hate stupid people who want things for free. Good riddance.

    • Respawn

      “T-Mobile can’t even fix the stupid G2X that we were suckered into buying”

      FYI, T-Mobile didn’t make the G2X. It was made my LG. I love how people immediately assume a carrier makes a particular phone just because it has the carrier’s name on it. Then, they immediately blame the carrier for its problems like Gizmo here is doing.

      Can we just not approve the merger and just give AT&T all of these customers? Seriously, I would love to deal with these people everyday. I’m getting bored with the same old “I want a free iPhone” escalations. iPhone customers in general (no offense to you David or any other iPhone customers who aren’t like this) think the world owes them something.

      Just like this guy said about the free iPhone 5. YEAH RIGHT! I hate stupid people who want things for free. Good riddance.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

        T-Mobile USA is now LAME. You know it, the world knows it. LG and T-Mobile are trying to escape responsibility out of PURE GREED. It’s okay, the lawsuits will address this, watch and see stupid…

        • noobslikeyou

          Wow you continue to show how retarded you are gfam Hahaha.

    • Noobslikeyou

      Haha you make it sound like T-mobile is the only service provider that has issues with their cell phone suppliers. You’re the example of why T-mobile is failing, you want everything in the world to be perfect with no cost, try getting your “perfect and free” service from Verizon LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    Regardless, T-Mobile USA is through. Screwed their customers by selling out to AT&T, then if the deal is blocked, they expect us to just forgive them? T-Mobile can’t even fix the stupid G2X that we were suckered into buying. Folks, not only is this pitiful, but it is unlawful as well. No warranty support whatsoever, just “O’ it’s a known issue and an update is coming soon.” When? “O’ mid-summer.” Is the update going fix all these problems? “Yes” Even the screen bleeding problem? “Yes” What happens if it doesn’t? “O’it will” How do you know for sure? “O’because we do.” BULL. As soon as the iPhone 5 is released on Verizon our measly 5 lines and tablet are gone. Paying more is totally worth PEACE OF MIND and getting away from a buddy of AT&T…

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure if writer of these so called “myths” is pro Verizon or anti big business in general. Their rebuttal to any of the statements are never based on fact, just their slanted opinion. I’ve often asked people from groups like Free Press what will they do if they are wrong? Will they devote all of their funds to make sure people have access to wireless? No, they will just say that their claims were just their opinion. I never hear any of these groups talk about Alternative solutions. They continue push the same comments without any evidence to back them up. When i see them show any real plan that will ensure that all of America will have access to high speed wireless or that t-mobile won’t disappear altogether then maybe i will believe their myths.

    • Onezentide

      That may very well be, but similarly, ATT has yet to present real facts. The problem is that nobody cares about facts anymore. Facts are opened for debate all teh time. Here is an opinion however: the concept that this deal is even a possibility is totally baffling on principle — the principle that trusts, monopolies and duopolies are bad for free markets in general; it speaks volume about how far back to pre-depression era capitalism this country has reverted to. Unfortunately, nobody wants to remember history, and doing the same thing will lead to the same results…

  • ATT can suck it!

    Any slack jawed moron that believes the TMO ATT acquisition is a good deal for customers is in electric lunch lady land and your being served a giant heaping plate of the “Chicken Suprise!”  

    *ATT has a bunch of DisOrganized spectrum!  A crap load no uniformity and expensive to maintain.
    *TMO has a Crap load of spectrum enough to put 2x as many customers as they have now!
    *TMO has a lot of UNIFORM spectrum and easy to maintain. 
    * TMO bands will rock with LTE
    *ATT cant maintain the network usage the iphone is currently dealing out!
    *ATT needs the uniform bandwidth to expand and will keep Iphones ring fenced on the old network.
    *Bad for Consumers

  • Keoni

    Everyone is so emotional over T Mobile’s possible sell of to Ma Bell (AT&T).  Yes, it is the possible end to the T Mobile name plate, but the fact is.  It is not AT&T buying T Mobile, but rather Deutsche Telecom buying AT&T.  The CFO of Deutsche Telecom holds just about 80% of AT&T private stocks and with the additional stock swap place Deutsche in control over AT&T.  European Stock analysis already show the writing on the wall for the remaining stocks of AT&T to be purchased by Deutsche Telecom within the next 2 years.

    Now don’t read into this and think T Mobile could live again if the US approves the Merger.  Once the name T Mobile is purchased, it will be retired forever.  Now here the second half that AT&T employees need to be aware of.  If the US does not approve the merger and the selling of the T Mobile name to AT&T.  Deutsche Telecom will still be going forward with the final purchase of the open market stocks of AT&T. Rene Obermann (Deutsche Telecom CFO) already sits on the Board of AT&T and as the single largest hold of AT&T stock has more say so than AT&T own CEO  Randall L. Stephenson.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lars-Barlow/1080675868 Lars Barlow

      This appears unlikely.

  • You

    AT&T IS GOING TO BUY THEM BECAUSE THEY CAN AND MICROSOFT WILL BUY AT&T BECAUSE THEY CAN END OF STORY.

  • You

    AT&T IS GOING TO BUY THEM BECAUSE THEY CAN AND MICROSOFT WILL BUY AT&T BECAUSE THEY CAN END OF STORY.

  • 7tusk

    Just wondering what your sources were for the various points.  I’m not necessarily disputing them, but am wondering what the “fact” parts are based on.

  • Moronsoftheworld

    Haha i agree, people coming into T-mobile stores thinking they deserve free data phones are retards. Just because you’ve been with the company 3 years doesn’t mean they should give you anything for free. You’re paying for a service they’re providing. Try getting free Cable or electricity just because you’ve been using their service for a few years…what retards in this world.

  • Moronsoftheworld

    Haha i agree, people coming into T-mobile stores thinking they deserve free data phones are retards. Just because you’ve been with the company 3 years doesn’t mean they should give you anything for free. You’re paying for a service they’re providing. Try getting free Cable or electricity just because you’ve been using their service for a few years…what retards in this world.

  • Moronsoftheworld

    Haha i agree, people coming into T-mobile stores thinking they deserve free data phones are retards. Just because you’ve been with the company 3 years doesn’t mean they should give you anything for free. You’re paying for a service they’re providing. Try getting free Cable or electricity just because you’ve been using their service for a few years…what retards in this world.

  • Anonymous

    Mann… AT&T uses very misleading and deceptive tactics to lure naive customers in and then they get slammed with the COLD hard true. LIFES a bitch and AT&T bills are HIGH!