AT&T Says Keep Your Rate Plan, Even When Your Contract Expires

While AT&T awaits FCC approval, DOJ lawsuits and a host of contentious members of the political machine they are still trying to win over the T-Mobile customer. As of September 16th T-Mobile updated their internal FAQ for employees regarding possible customers question surrounding rate plans changing post-AT&T takeover. A small addendum might help allay the fears of some T-Mobile customers who are fearful that their rate plans will disappear.

We’ve known for a while that AT&T has said T-Mobile customers will be able to keep their rate plans but for the same length of time we’ve wondered what would happen at the end of a contract. AT&T has finally answered that question by stating that T-Mobile customers will be able to hang onto their current rate plan “even when their term ends and the service continues on a month-to-month basis.”

That’s good news but the real question is: what happens when I want to upgrade? When I decide the time is right for a new smartphone will I be forced to leave my beloved T-Mobile rate plan behind and pick one of AT&T’s current offerings? That’s the question I want someone to answer.

 

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  • Ramon

    My thoughts exactly….

  • Ramon

    My thoughts exactly….

  • Gdmalrin

    What happens with the new value plans? Will they continue at the same price but month to month once the contract is over?

  • Gdmalrin

    What happens with the new value plans? Will they continue at the same price but month to month once the contract is over?

  • Jonson Nguyen

    how long do you think they’ll keep that up before they force you to switch? I would like to keep my plan exactly where it is.

    • Tbyrne

      Did you read AT&T’d statement? You’ll be able to keep your rate on a month to month basis. Just buy a phone outright when you need to and enjoy the low monthly rates you have now!

  • Anonymous Employee

    The answer is YES you will have to give up your beloved plan when you have to upgrade. You don’t even have to wait for acquisition. It’s already happening to T-Mobile customers on Even More+ plans. They have to change to Value plans.

    • Jaygqitalia

      That is not true. With even more plus, you dont get handset discounts in the first place. I have even more plus and the only way I would be forced into a value plan is if i want those installment plans on the phone itself, not if I want a new phone.. Which I dont

    • tonyFate

      Yeah, you got that right! I’m on an EM+ plan and asked about their new Value plan.. No changes between the plan besides the fact that it’s a two-year contract! The main reason why I switched to an EM+ plan, to avoid the contract! Very disappointed in DT and TMOUSA. I’ve been a customer for the longest time. I’ve been with the other 3 carriers as well. T-Mobile offered the best service around my area and with the best prices. It’s sad to see them go down in flames like this.

      • Jaygqitalia

        The difference between the 2 are that with the value plan, you pay the discounted rate for the phone 1st month , then 15 a month till paid off. You cant do it like that with EM+. 

      • Jaygqitalia

        The difference between the 2 are that with the value plan, you pay the discounted rate for the phone 1st month , then 15 a month till paid off. You cant do it like that with EM+. 

        • Anonymous

          It could be if you find a 0% credit card to finance it on EM+.

      • firebird8

        The value plans are $10-20 cheaper per line for the most common plans. That’s the reason most EM+ customers switch.

        Also, since EM+ doesn’t have EIP anymore, it can be less out of pocket to buy a phone full price on the Value plans.

        I do miss the non contract options of EM+.

        • I was offered a value plan that would be $45 a month less for my 4 line family plan.  (They actually called me.)  Seems like a win for me to be under contract and save some scratch.

        • I was offered a value plan that would be $45 a month less for my 4 line family plan.  (They actually called me.)  Seems like a win for me to be under contract and save some scratch.

  • Anonymous

    upgrade, and it’s probably gone.

  • Kerry

    More than likely you would need to subscribe to a new plan (thus new rate etc) in order to get a new phone that is subsidized.  I doubt they want to say this outright, bu  that is what they did when AT&T became Cingular so I would expect the same thing to happen.  

    They wouldn’t sell me a used/refurbished phone on the old network, they insisted that I change to a Cingular plan.  Even though my phone wasn’t out of its warranty range yet.  I was able to use this to get out of the contract, but it was still a pain.

    Again, I would expect them to do the same sort of thing; just phase people over to their existing plans as contracts expire and people want new phones.

  • Anonymous

    It’s simple, they did that when Cingular (orange) bought ATT Wireless (blue)…

    I was with ATT Wireless and I was able to keep my plan until i left for T-Mobile (maybe over 2 years I kept that plan after the merged). I believe they didn’t really upgrade the network on the blue side, but I think at that time ATT Wireless subscriber has access to only the blue
    network, while Cingular subscriber have access to the blue & orange
    network (obviously they pay a higher rate with cingular)… So whatever coverage you got now, that’s what you’ll have later.

    So this will probably be the same situation. Once they turn off AWS, then you’ll either be stuck with your plan or need to migrate to AT&T or leave to another provider.

    (someone correct me if I’m wrong) kind of got side track. lol.

  • tonyFate

    They say that now but what if you want to switch phones and update your phone? Would they require you to switch plans or can you keep your old one? 

  • Jaygqitalia

    David, being that im on EM+ , and with all this talk of ATT selling off to other companies some tmobile customers, Is it a smart move to jump on a contract to keep a low rate plan and make sure that doesnt happen , or to stay off contract and take it as it comes? What would you do?

    • ogopogo

      I’m not David, but I am in the same situation – You will have better options in front of you when you are NOT on a contract. If you are really worried about rates, then lock it in the day before the acquisition is official – you will get enough notice to do this.

    • Hamster

      Same situation here, too. My plan all along as been to stay off contract and see what happens. It’ll allow me the flexibility to leave whenever I please if I don’t like how ATT runs things. If ATT tries to force me onto higher rates since I don’t have a contract, I’ll jump to Sprint, probably.

  • Rfgenerator

    Don’t forget that ATT’s plan is to shut down T-Mobile’s 3G/4G bands, so everyone will at some point be forced to upgrade if they want to keep faster data speeds.  I am pretty certain that “A Fee & Fee” plans to blow up your current plan the moment you even think about upgrading.  

  • Anonymous

    That makes a lot of sense for them because we’ll still have to pay the same for data but we’ll be stuck on Edge or GPRS.

  • Anonymous

    That makes a lot of sense for them because we’ll still have to pay the same for data but we’ll be stuck on Edge or GPRS.

  • ConeBone

    I was with Cingular and once they were purchased by AT&T, I was forced to get a new phone and switch plans, it was horrible.  Once I was with AT&T, I found that they’re costumer service was one of the worst and switched to T-Mobile, of course now it’s coming back full circle, UGH!

    • Cingular bought AT&T (and renamed themselves), not the other way around.

    • Cingular bought AT&T (and renamed themselves), not the other way around.

      • Anonymous

        You could’ve fooled us. Doesn’t feel very Cingular in phones, plans, wallet, nor customer service.

  • do you think it will matter if you keep buying unlocked phones or phones at full price?  if this is so, i may not be as concerned as i originally thought.

  • Gatorgirl

    Here is my question. AT&T can’t get a signal at my house but tmobile is fantastic. After he acquisition, are they going to just “turn off” the tmobile spectrum? And if they are honoring contracts, then that leaves me no way to leave without an ETF.

    • Anonymous

      You probably have two years after acquisition before AT&T can legally start disturbing contract customers and their spectrum.

  • Anonymous

    I thought that was a T-Mobile internal message. Doesn’t look like its from AT&T.

    Should we hold this against AT&T, if the acquisition goes through? They need to make this more public, and let the FCC and DoJ know, so there is no bull crap later on, with misleading info.

  • Anonymous

    I thought that was a T-Mobile internal message. Doesn’t look like its from AT&T.

    Should we hold this against AT&T, if the acquisition goes through? They need to make this more public, and let the FCC and DoJ know, so there is no bull crap later on, with misleading info.

  • I’m just hoping that they let me out of my T-Mobile contract with no ETF.  If they offer the HTC Titan for free, I’ll re-up, if not I’m going with either Sprint (massive corp discount) or back to VZW.

    • Phershey128

      Daniel. You will not be let out contract

    • Anonymous

      Nope, there’s no way out, unless you paid the ETF to leave your contract.

  • I’m just hoping that they let me out of my T-Mobile contract with no ETF.  If they offer the HTC Titan for free, I’ll re-up, if not I’m going with either Sprint (massive corp discount) or back to VZW.

  • Who didn’t see this coming??  That is how it was handled when they took over Cingular, that is how Verizon did it when they took over Alltel, so why WOULDN”T they do it this way?  Does it make it any better?? HELL NO!!! 

    • Anonymous

      History 101: AT&T didn’t take over Cingular.

      Cingular bought AT&T Wireless.

      Cingular renamed themselves AT&T (not AT&T wireless)

      • He is correct, they kept the AT&T name because you know, it’s AT&T.

      • He is correct, they kept the AT&T name because you know, it’s AT&T.

      • Anonymous

        Again, there’s “history as it is written”, and there’s history as it actually happened.

        SBC may have bought AT&T, but with 75% of AT&T employees retained, Cingular was the one that was poisoned.

  • But, not when you renew your contract, which is what really matters. n

  • You probably have to keep your t-mobile handset even after they take down the 3G/4G bands to convert them to LTE.

  • Anonymous

    BUT IT SAYS NOTHING ABOUT UPGRADES!!  That is the most important question.  

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Agreed.  Whattabout Teh UpGraydz Ey Tee Ayind Tee?

  • Anonymous

    BUT IT SAYS NOTHING ABOUT UPGRADES!!  That is the most important question.  

  • Anonymous

    Well my worries are gone I guess as long as AT&T state this themselves and its on paper in government proceedings. I’ll just pay full price for a phone like I already do.

    • Tbyrne

      Exactly! Just upgrade now to what you need and you’ll be good to go!

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm. This internal document says “acquisition.” why does at$t and others keep calling it a “merger”?

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm. This internal document says “acquisition.” why does at$t and others keep calling it a “merger”?

    • Merger sounds better in the press/filings than “takeover” or acquisition.”

  • Plympton

    So the question for me is:

    I have a value plan (just paid massive ETF to get out of AT&T), brought my own phone (iPhone 4), and have 200MB unlimited “4G” (aws).  When the merger goes through, is that 200MB plan for AWS only traffic, or will it automatically start using AT&T’s 3G bands for traffic?

    AT&T has draconian data plans – $15/month for 200MB + overages, or $25/month for 2G + overages.

    T-Mo has $5/month for 200MB + no overages (“EDGE” speed, actually 3G throttle >> EDGE, actually, kinda like a 64k fiber line is way better than a 56k modem)

    So, is my $5/month going to only work on AWS/EDGE or will it work on AT&T’s 3G bands?  I doubt it, but it’s an open question….

    • Danr

      If you have the value plan with tmobile the 200mb data is not unlimited, overages start at 201mb and will cap out at a max of $50 for the month…

  • Nick

    @David you and I have the same question.

  • TMO+ATT BLAAA

    Does anyone know what will happen to the monthly 4g plans? I hate contracts so the 4g plan works for me. I’m due for a new phone very very soon, but should I go for it or look to another provider?

    • Dwyite99

      ATT will dump Monthly “PrePay” plans and you will have to pick one of their plans. Save your money, look elsewhere.

  • TMO+ATT BLAAA

    Does anyone know what will happen to the monthly 4g plans? I hate contracts so the 4g plan works for me. I’m due for a new phone very very soon, but should I go for it or look to another provider?

  • DetroitTechnoFan

    just ask the former Cingular users how this crap went previously…

    • 21stNow

      I am an AT&T Wireless>Cingular>AT&T Mobility (name change only) customer.  Ask away!

      What Leehisownself said was correct.  I went month-to-month for several months after my AT&T Wireless contract expired.  I only had to get a new plan when I took a Cingular subsidized device.

      My voice plan is the same price, with more minutes and features now, as it was in the beginning.  Data has gone up, but the rate for the price has gone down.  I paid $7.99 a month for 1MB (yes, megabyte) of data under AT&T Wireless.  I now pay $30 for unlimited data (throttled at ?wherever?) under AT&T Mobility.  I didn’t have text messaging back in the day or now, so I can’t offer that comparison.

  • Downwith AT&Junk

    Keep in mind AT&Junk plan on taking the 3G service provided by TMO down… so if you have a 3G phone kiss your connection bye and ATT still has not said about phone upgrades….. or contract renewall… and if your not sure… just ask the Cingular usres how they “merger” went for them… You will not like the answers…

    • Tbyrne

      Just move up to a 4G phone. It’s all good!

      • Don’t you realize that T-Mo’s “4G” phones are all(1700/2100) HSPA+? Also, they are now AND WILL BE incompatible with NOT ONLY AT&T’s(850/1900) HSPA+ BUT their upcoming (and now being rolled out) LTE network(s)

    • Guest

      I believe all 3G T-Mobile phones have 1900 3G compatibility so you’re phone will still work after AT&T repurposes the 2100 band.

    • Guest

      I believe all 3G T-Mobile phones have 1900 3G compatibility so you’re phone will still work after AT&T repurposes the 2100 band.

  • Leehisownself

    I worked over there during the Cingular-AT&T Mobility merger.
    AT&T customers could keep their plan until they wanted a new phone, which required getting a Cingular SIM. At that point they had to “migrate” to a Cingular plan.
    This led to a ton of customers just buying unlocked phones and clinging to their AT&T SIMs in order to keep their old unlimited loyalty plans.

    I expect the same this time. All is good until you have to change SIM.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    LOL… more inconsistencies.  Note that for the press and PR they call it a “merger” because that sounds better, but so not to give the employees any evidence to bolster legal arguments (because a merger assumes employees have certain rights and guarantees) they correctly call it an acquisition.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Exactly.  The contradictions in this Acquisition have become more and more ridiculous to where its actually kind of amusing to see AT&T put their foot in their mouth.

  • I would get an unlocked smartphone like i do now use it like i do now on even more plus.

  • Brianb

    AT&T is full of the wrong answers.  The Department of Justice made it clear that they want four phone companies.  How do ANY of AT&T’s solutions leave four companies??  Do they understand at all???

    • Cricket :D

      • Lbecl

        Cricket uses sprint network therefore it is not a real company, plus their unlimited android plan only gives you 1 gb of data. LOL at cricket.

        • Samus

          Have you seen their phone selection?  It sucks.  No one wants that crap.

        • Na

          Cricket has their own towers, they use Sprint for additonal coverage. The data is slowed but is still a great option when compared to other carrier’s rate plans.

        • Na

          Cricket has their own towers, they use Sprint for additonal coverage. The data is slowed but is still a great option when compared to other carrier’s rate plans.

      • Sarahyu

        Cricket is not viewed as a totally independent national phone company.  NOT by a long shot.

  • Tbyrne

    This actually is good news. If they keep our rate plan at the same cost on a month to month basis, all a person would need to do is purchase a phone outright and you’ll be good to go. Yay!!!

  • Tbyrne

    This actually is good news. If they keep our rate plan at the same cost on a month to month basis, all a person would need to do is purchase a phone outright and you’ll be good to go. Yay!!!

    • Samus

      Must be nice that you can afford to spend $400-500 every two years when you want to upgrade.  I can bet most of america isn’t in the same boat.

      • CRT24

        If you are paying 50.00 less per month for your service then save for 8 months and there you go……you have 400.00 for a new phone and still have a low rate plan……50.00 x 24=$1200.00 savings so you are still 800.00 ahead. Get it?

      • 21stNow

        Look at the choices:  pay $500 for a phone *cough* every two years *cough* or get a subsidized phone from AT&T and pay their higher rates monthly.  Usually the $500 comes out cheaper in the long-run.

    • Stollison75

      Wont matter cuz once att alocates the tmo spectrum for their lte, youll be forced to a new contract with them or a new carrier, thats why they said that crap

  • 4mThirdCoast

    Untill now it was just a fingering game. But not AT&T has got the whole fist of FCC and DOJ up its ass.  Ohh cry!! you damn AT&T, cry like a little bitch because the BIG DADDY’S ain’t going nowhere.

  • James

    After all the lying AT&T has done, who will really trust anything they say? Fool me once, fool me twice.

  • Planton

    Fools! You were warned by Charlie Sheen months ago not to buy phones but you do anyway. It is all your fault. YOU could have prevented this. Best case 12 months till brick time!

    Only those with the new iphone will be sitting pretty. If you can, re-up when it comes out, and it is, trust me.

    Everyone switch to the iphony and leave the inventory stranded. Thats how you stick it to em!

  • plans

    Even if all tmo customers get to keep there cheap plans, new customers will be unable to get them . Thats the reality of the monopoly.  Over time, the cheap plans that were locked in will eventually fade away, especially if you lose it on an upgrade or plan change.

  • David

    Surely everyone realizes that absolutely ZERO of this is binding on anyone…

  • CRT24

    I don’t think there has ever been a question of whether you could keep your plan through your contract because,……..well its a contract. It’s good that they are saying that you can keep it if you go month to month but the bigger question has always been what will happen if you go to make a change that requires a contract renewal, and it appears they stop short of saying that you can keep your plan “no matter what”……and until they say that in writing then it is obvious to most customers who keep up with this stuff what will happen when you need to make a change or upgrade your phone.

  • Realcool2000

    The main thing is your phone won’t work on att network and u will need a new one ( from them ).

    THAT will require new contract for sure….

    • Guest55

      tmobile vibrant works on ATT Hercules will work too

  • Reese

    Yes you probably will be forced into a new ATT plan.  I wouldnt trust anything a rep says on the phone to you because they are almost always wrong in what they say, and there’d be no way to hold them to it.  Even now when you want to upgrade on 3rd party sites like Amazon or Wirefly/LetsTalk etc, you have to choose a ‘current’ plan…and if you have an older non-smartphone plan like I currently have, you’re pretty well stuck too because all the phones available for upgrade require the new plans and data packages so its impossible to keep your old plan if you want a new phone.  

  • Deceptivesmiles

    If this was true, id just purchase phones ooc so that I could keep my rate plan. However, I kno this is just hogwash and don’t believe any of it. Because I’m sure we can keep the plan, however, there will be limitations and added fees, thus penalizin us for wanting to keep our plans.

  • Jakeslu

    Sorry AT&T. No trust here…

  • Lleiva88

    When my contract runs out I’m just going to get simple mobile it works for T-Mobile 4g phones and its pretty reliable from what I’ve heard

    • ogopogo

      Simple Mobile uses T-Mobile’s network. Without T-Mobile, there is no Simple Mobile.

    • ogopogo

      Simple Mobile uses T-Mobile’s network. Without T-Mobile, there is no Simple Mobile.

  • Lleiva88

    When my contract runs out I’m just going to get simple mobile it works for T-Mobile 4g phones and its pretty reliable from what I’ve heard

  • “That’s good news but the real question is: what happens when I went to upgrade?”. Correction: *want* to upgrade. But AT&T is really trying their best, I wish all this just stops. Everyday it’s something new with them.

  • John in PC

    Here’s a novel idea, why doesn’t AT&T lower their pricese and packages across the board to match or beat T-mobile’s current plans? That would really show that AT&T are trully looking out for the customer…. anyone else agree? Also, AT&T should offer free smartphone and lower their ETF from $375 to $200 to all T-mobile customers since all t-mobile 3G&4G smartphones will only be good for Edge connectivity on AT&T network.

    • Farhan

      CEOs that put customer benefits above or even on par with the bottom line are few and far between. Being Devil’s Advocate here but why look out for the customer when you can control them? The idea is to take out the only GSM rival and gain lots of subscribers quickly to be able to control product pricing across the board and convince the vendors to shift from Verizon and Sprint to AT&T by showing the number of customers they will have access to at AT&T.

    • Farhan

      CEOs that put customer benefits above or even on par with the bottom line are few and far between. Being Devil’s Advocate here but why look out for the customer when you can control them? The idea is to take out the only GSM rival and gain lots of subscribers quickly to be able to control product pricing across the board and convince the vendors to shift from Verizon and Sprint to AT&T by showing the number of customers they will have access to at AT&T.

    • MIKEEEEE

      att 850 EDGE is only good for about 87k down. i know i roam into it.

      t-mo EDGE is good for about 135k.

      no matter how much lipstick puts on the deal it’s still a pig.

    • MIKEEEEE

      att 850 EDGE is only good for about 87k down. i know i roam into it.

      t-mo EDGE is good for about 135k.

      no matter how much lipstick puts on the deal it’s still a pig.

  • Farhan

    “what happens when I want to upgrade?”

    You can be sure that you’ll have to switch to an AT&T plan. If they allow you to keep your TMobile rate plan with contract renewals, they’ll be shooting themselves in the foot since current AT&T customers will just switch to TMobile before the deal goes through resulting in lower earnings after TMobile gets bought out.

  • Farhan

    “what happens when I want to upgrade?”

    You can be sure that you’ll have to switch to an AT&T plan. If they allow you to keep your TMobile rate plan with contract renewals, they’ll be shooting themselves in the foot since current AT&T customers will just switch to TMobile before the deal goes through resulting in lower earnings after TMobile gets bought out.

    • Nick

      what you said makes complete sense but I’m sure wording could be added to the contract to prevent that.

      • Farhan

        There are other loop holes too. I mean AT&T customers don’t have to jump ship directly to TMobile, they could go to Sprint or Verizon or Virgin Mobile and then move over to TMobile. Even if AT&T managed to add something to the contract to counter this, they would have a lot of existing pissed off customers. Imagine having to pay more monthly fees when you upgrade your contract as opposed to a former TMobile customer. It won’t go down well.

      • Farhan

        There are other loop holes too. I mean AT&T customers don’t have to jump ship directly to TMobile, they could go to Sprint or Verizon or Virgin Mobile and then move over to TMobile. Even if AT&T managed to add something to the contract to counter this, they would have a lot of existing pissed off customers. Imagine having to pay more monthly fees when you upgrade your contract as opposed to a former TMobile customer. It won’t go down well.

  • Planton

    Think about the folks that bought Big Wayne Little Wayne or Medium Wayne! THey will have cheap data with no way to get at it.

    Knock Know
    Who is there
    ATT
    Give me 100 and I will swap out your worthless POS for an ATT LTE and 2 year contract extnesion
    WTF
    So Sorry
    Should have listened to Charlie!

    • kenshiro

      Here’s how it will go down if AT&T takes over. Instead of changing our plans, they will throttle the sh** out of our data (even grandfathered unlimited plans), drop our calls, give us second rate coverage to AT&T plans, and deny us subsidized phone upgrades. Unless of course we buckle and agree to pay $50 more a month for the same plan through AT&T. Trust me, it doesn’t matter what promises AT&T makes, they will find a way to f*** over T-Mobile customers until we submit to their ridiculous price gouging. This is exactly what the DoJ is fighting.

  • Aleale

    AT&T can go chipmunk themselves!

  • kenshiro

    Here’s how it will go down if AT&T takes over. Instead of changing
    our plans, they will throttle the sh** out of our data (even
    grandfathered unlimited plans), drop our calls, give us second rate
    coverage to AT&T plans, and deny us subsidized phone upgrades.
    Unless of course we buckle and agree to pay $50 more a month for the
    same plan through AT&T. Trust me, it doesn’t matter what promises
    AT&T makes, they will find a way to f*** over T-Mobile customers
    until we submit to their ridiculous price gouging. This is exactly what
    the DoJ is trying to stop.

  • kenshiro

    Here’s how it will go down if AT&T takes over. Instead of changing
    our plans, they will throttle the sh** out of our data (even
    grandfathered unlimited plans), drop our calls, give us second rate
    coverage to AT&T plans, and deny us subsidized phone upgrades.
    Unless of course we buckle and agree to pay $50 more a month for the
    same plan through AT&T. Trust me, it doesn’t matter what promises
    AT&T makes, they will find a way to f*** over T-Mobile customers
    until we submit to their ridiculous price gouging. This is exactly what
    the DoJ is trying to stop.

  • kenshiro

    Here’s how it will go down if AT&T takes over. Instead of changing
    our plans, they will throttle the sh** out of our data (even
    grandfathered unlimited plans), drop our calls, give us second rate
    coverage to AT&T plans, and deny us subsidized phone upgrades.
    Unless of course we buckle and agree to pay $50 more a month for the
    same plan through AT&T. Trust me, it doesn’t matter what promises
    AT&T makes, they will find a way to f*** over T-Mobile customers
    until we submit to their ridiculous price gouging. This is exactly what
    the DoJ is trying to stop.

  • GoodPoint

    I know T-Mo customers want everything for free and have an ubber sense of entitlement like they are some form of VIP customer. 

    If AT&T is willing to let you keep your rate plan even if your contract expires that is more than fair.  At that point you’ll be off contract and free to shop around without ETF to any carrier you want to. 

    If you renew with AT&T and they ask you to change to their rate plans then that is fair too.  If you don’t like it don’t renew and move on.

    • MIKEEEEE

      if ATT had a better plan than i have now, i’d be there. 

      does att have WIFI calling? 

      does att have unlimited VOIP for 10 bucks a month?good point, are you currently a t-mo customer?if not, why are you commenting about something you will never have to do?do you think att will give att customers WIFI calling or unlimited VOIP for 10 bucks a month?

      • alex

        3 or 4 phones do WiFi calling

        and VOIP isn’t even offered anymore, hasn’t for over a year and a half.

        next thing you know you’ll be saying “oh why doesn’t att have kid connect and buddytime???”

        • MIKEEEEE

          what att phones have wifi calling?
          i also have free unlimited wifi calling too, att have that?you should have gotten t-mobile athome when it was available too, i did.

          come to zip code 38221 and see how good an iphone works.

    • MIKEEEEE

      if ATT had a better plan than i have now, i’d be there. 

      does att have WIFI calling? 

      does att have unlimited VOIP for 10 bucks a month?good point, are you currently a t-mo customer?if not, why are you commenting about something you will never have to do?do you think att will give att customers WIFI calling or unlimited VOIP for 10 bucks a month?

    • Wow, so because I chose T-Mobile because they have great signal everywhere I live and work and pay for four lines (three of them Smartphones with required data plans), apparently I want everything for free? Obnoxious much?

      • Margaret

        Such is life Babydoll25.  Nothing is forever.  Neither T-Mobile or AT&T owe anyone anything once off contract.  It might be nice that they let you retain what you have on a month to month agreement but once they pay for your subsidized new phone asking to sign up for a current rate plan is within their right.  It’s also your right to refuse and take your business elsewhere.  You don’t need the govt. to intervene.  It’s called being and adult and being responsible for your own path and actions. 

        • GhetroPCS

          Best post I’ve read on this forum in months. I’ve heard nothing but whining with everyone claiming to be victims yada yada.  Our parents lack of proper raising has led to an entire generation of entitlements i.e.:  everyone owes us everything.  

          Not all customers are worth keeping believe it or not.  Just because you pay your bill each month doesn’t mean you are profitable or valuable to the company.  You people using 10GB of data each month but only paying the $5.99 I’m talking to you. 

          When AT&T takes over I hope they put out a sign up sheet for everyone who wants to leave AT&T.  AT&T should then at that point sell those contracts to Metro PCS. 

        • GhetroPCS

          Best post I’ve read on this forum in months. I’ve heard nothing but whining with everyone claiming to be victims yada yada.  Our parents lack of proper raising has led to an entire generation of entitlements i.e.:  everyone owes us everything.  

          Not all customers are worth keeping believe it or not.  Just because you pay your bill each month doesn’t mean you are profitable or valuable to the company.  You people using 10GB of data each month but only paying the $5.99 I’m talking to you. 

          When AT&T takes over I hope they put out a sign up sheet for everyone who wants to leave AT&T.  AT&T should then at that point sell those contracts to Metro PCS. 

      • Margaret

        Such is life Babydoll25.  Nothing is forever.  Neither T-Mobile or AT&T owe anyone anything once off contract.  It might be nice that they let you retain what you have on a month to month agreement but once they pay for your subsidized new phone asking to sign up for a current rate plan is within their right.  It’s also your right to refuse and take your business elsewhere.  You don’t need the govt. to intervene.  It’s called being and adult and being responsible for your own path and actions. 

      • Margaret

        Such is life Babydoll25.  Nothing is forever.  Neither T-Mobile or AT&T owe anyone anything once off contract.  It might be nice that they let you retain what you have on a month to month agreement but once they pay for your subsidized new phone asking to sign up for a current rate plan is within their right.  It’s also your right to refuse and take your business elsewhere.  You don’t need the govt. to intervene.  It’s called being and adult and being responsible for your own path and actions. 

    • Wow, so because I chose T-Mobile because they have great signal everywhere I live and work and pay for four lines (three of them Smartphones with required data plans), apparently I want everything for free? Obnoxious much?

  • GoodPoint

    I know T-Mo customers want everything for free and have an ubber sense of entitlement like they are some form of VIP customer. 

    If AT&T is willing to let you keep your rate plan even if your contract expires that is more than fair.  At that point you’ll be off contract and free to shop around without ETF to any carrier you want to. 

    If you renew with AT&T and they ask you to change to their rate plans then that is fair too.  If you don’t like it don’t renew and move on.

  • MIKEEEEE

    let’s see what the court rules on 9/21.

    att will appeal and it will go to SCOTUS, hopefully, the supreme court will not fastrack the case and put it on the 2012 calendar.

  • MIKEEEEE

    let’s see what the court rules on 9/21.

    att will appeal and it will go to SCOTUS, hopefully, the supreme court will not fastrack the case and put it on the 2012 calendar.

  • MIKEEEEE

    let’s see what the court rules on 9/21.

    att will appeal and it will go to SCOTUS, hopefully, the supreme court will not fastrack the case and put it on the 2012 calendar.

  • i hope this stuff gets shot down. T-mobile always inovates and has new kinds of phones. AT&T just sits back slowly brings thier phones out.

  • James Devenberg

    Of course if you want a discounted phone you will have to switch to an AT&T rate plan.  The same is true if you are on T-Mobile.  If you are on an old rate plan and want a subsidized phone, they require you to update your plan.  So does Sprint.  That is why my in-laws were on ancient phones until about 6 months ago, they didn’t want to give up their rate plan to upgrade.  If your current rate plan is that important to you, buy an unlocked phone off contract that conforms to what you have in your current plan.

    • CampyGuy

      Not necessarily true. I’m an ATTWS customer with the same number for over a decade. I owned an ancient Nokia 6682 on a 450-minute plan in 2005, then converted it to a FP by adding my mother for another $10. I’m on that same 450 FP (which was never advertised) now with an iPhone 4, and have added two subsidized phones for her and a Treo/iPhone 3G/iPhone 4 in that time – and they’ve never once asked me to upgrade. I’ve upgraded online, in an ATTWS store, and in an Apple Store. I’ve even had the upgrade fee waived a few times.

    • CampyGuy

      Not necessarily true. I’m an ATTWS customer with the same number for over a decade. I owned an ancient Nokia 6682 on a 450-minute plan in 2005, then converted it to a FP by adding my mother for another $10. I’m on that same 450 FP (which was never advertised) now with an iPhone 4, and have added two subsidized phones for her and a Treo/iPhone 3G/iPhone 4 in that time – and they’ve never once asked me to upgrade. I’ve upgraded online, in an ATTWS store, and in an Apple Store. I’ve even had the upgrade fee waived a few times.

    • Steve-O

      Ive kept the same plan for about 5 years now and upgraded my phone like 3 times during that time. Tmobile doesnt make you upgrade your plan in order to upgrade your phone

  • infowar

    LOOK EVERY1 is forgetting AT&T had their time on top. Thats y getting on top again goes against the SHERMIN anti trust act. dont quote me right but didnt they get split up already for monolpozing shit already!! LOL Truth be told! you can only be on top 1 time in the USA . ifyou try again the ppl and the government will regulate the shit outta them.

  • TMoFan

    Until your stuck with an EDGE brick. at&t will be saying a lot of things before the hearing on the 21st. They can’t be trusted though because they are so desperate to ram this thing through. I’m not interested anyways since I choose not to do business with them.

    • John

      I agree. The problem is if we don’t do business with them then where do wego for our cell phones?

      My brother canceld his phone with T-Mobile after 10 years to get iPhone (iCrap) fro Verizon.

      Guess what? He gave up everything unlimited (Royalty Plan) and good sound quality and service from T-Mobile to get 400 Min and 400 Text for just $30 cheaper with iPhone.

      He got such a crappy deal and one of the dumbest moves (I know) but even I talked to him a lot about not doing it he did it.

      We used to talk a lot but since he got iPhone on Verizon we can’t talk that much because he doesn’t have much minute or text. And if we call him most of the times has no service or have many drop calls.

      Few days ago we were talking and his Phone dropped call 20 times and finally I ran out of patient. Sent him a text that I am not gonna call your cellphone anymore (iCrap with Verizon crappy service) and just call me when you are home and u can use landline.

      iPhone is crap ypu can’t even do the basic most important thing with it a sa phone: PHONE CALL for GOD sake!

      And Verizon even tough many says they are the largest but also they are not great at all. (CDMA suck so this applies to Sprint as well).

      So if in future only AT&T left as GSM and no more T-Mobile then I ahve to say we are screwed big time but again not much option so many have to deal with AT&T crap as well because it’s better than Verizon or SPrint (both CDMA).

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Thanks for taking the time to make this detailed post.

        That said, I don’t know that your friend’s experience on a signal is indicative of the entire system.  For example, in my place, even though I am at the top of a city (a hill in San Francisco) I can’t get a good signal from any carrier.  But if I walk outside I get a great signal.

        My Virgin Mobile Motorola Triumph phone uses the Sprint network and I find it quite reliable. So I disagree that Verizon and Sprint CDMA sucks.

        Do agree on the minutes issue.  People need to think long and hard about on average how many minutes they use and account for the few times a year they exceed their limits.

        Personally I would never get a 400, nor even 600 minute plan.  That’s simply not enough talk time.  With such limitations one is always going to be a clock watcher.

        Another problem with the iPhone, I don’t know if AT&T or the iPhone allows using Skype to make calls from the phone.  My phone does and that’s quite convenient to use my phone to make calls via the computer (Android Market has a Skype app).

        With Virgin Mobile I have 1200 minutes monthly, for $40.  But if I am making a long phone call I use Skype instead and save 60 minutes from my 1200, for example.

        • Anonymous

          GrooveIP plus Google Voice my friend!

          You can make and receive calls all day long, you don’t even need a carrier. GrooveIP is two or three bucks on the Amazon Appstore or five bucks in the Android market, and Google Voice is free.

          Sound quality is great, and like I said, you could even use your phone without a carrier if you were so inclined.

  • Maschwar77

    What happens to customers on the prepaid Monthly4G plan?  Do we get screwed because we simply don’t want to be tied into a contract?  Just say NO to AT&T!

  • David

    When new phones come and you want to upgrade…
    When they change T-Mobile frequnecy and your phone doesn’t work with AT&T network anymore…
    When you phone is broken and you have to buy new one…
    When the deal id done and they already have T-Mobile…

    In those situations they will force you to go with their price (much higher than T-Mobile for much less minute and data and service).

    So who is a winner here?

    • Jameshjacksonjr

      I buy unlocked phines never had a carrier phone thats the good thing about gsm carriers u buy your own phone from places like amazon.com cellhut.com etc etc and never have to buy a phone from at&t thats what im gonna do and keep my rate

  • Anonymous

    when you upgrade, you’re going to get pushed to the AT&T plans.  AT&T isn’t going to invest in old plans as they’re not profitable enough.

    At least the existing plans would get grandfathered though.  That would ease plenty of customer defections.  Might even get people to renew contracts now in advance of the deal closing just to get new phones.

    I’m actually a little more for the deal closing right now just because i’ll keep my T-mobile rates and could care less about upgrading phones.  The clincher is AT&T coverage which would immensely improve my situation.

  • Dpro

    Ah no they did not get split up because the AT&T you know of today and who is doing all this is really only AT&T in name. In reality they are SBC who renamed themselves AT&T after buying AT&T long distance land lines. They were originally one of the 7 baby bells that came out of the breakup of AT&T. In fact they were one of the smallest. They only got to were they are today because of venture capital. Which allowed them to gobble up other baby bells. Which is basically what Bell Atlantic aka Verizon did as well.

    What people fail to realize is the breakup of the original AT&T was a mistake, The DOJ should have fined them under the Sherman Anti trust act. Then allowed MCI and Sprint to compete. LOL MCI is not even around today they failed and they were the ones that sued in the first place. The original AT&T was a system that worked and worked well, it had Bell labs which was an amazing techological asset for the U.S. Ya Bell labs got sold to Lucent and is a former shadow of itself. 

    Today our land lines are a mess because of all the baby bell bullshit and Verzion and SBC cobbling it back together has not  done well either.
    In the end what the DOJ is now saying is true. It would be an anti competitive duopoly with no room for any players in the big league of Verizion and AT&T cough cough err SBC.
    Times are different now.
    So yes I am  against this acquisition, I just wish some of you would learn to read up on this whole history before saying the new AT&T is the old AT&T, Its not.

  • 4g

    When my contract runs out im just going to go with lightyear wireless

    • Respawn

      Don’t you mean LightSqured? If so, they’re only doing a wholesale 4G network for other carriers to use. They won’t have their own customers.

  • That’s not answering anything they still didn’t tell us if we can upgrade and keep the same rates and if we will be able to use At&ts 4G LTE Network and how will they fix the whole different frequency issue will they replace all of T-mobile costumers phones.

    • David

      Here how things will work:

      AT&T will use T-Mobile frequency for their new 4G / LTE or whatever they will call it. But this will not happen over a night and they think this will takes around 2 years from when they take over T-Mobile.

      So in that 2 years T-Mobile customers can still use their phone with T-Mobile frequency for EDGE, 3G and HSPA+ (T-Mobile Fake 4G since thats is not a real 4G).

      But T-Mobile frequency slowly will convert to AT&T LTE.

      AT&T expect to complete this process in 2 years and at the end of 2 years (let say March 2014) none of T-Mobile phones with current frequency work with AT&T network anymore.

      What this means? Means at that point you need a phone with AT&T frequency. So all T-Mobile customers have to get new phone.

      You want new phone that works with AT&T? You want discount?

      This is where they will force all T-Mobile customers to switch to AT&T plans and pay AT&T prices.

      This means what AT&T says today is true and they don’t force yo to change the day they take over T-Mobile, BUT this is true only the most for 2 years (let say March 2014).

      As soon as you want to upgrade or your phone doesn’t work with AT&T anymore you are out of luck and have to pay whatever they say so basically goodbye all T-Mobile Plans.

      This is what AT&T is hoping and have plan to end all T-Mobile plans maximum in 2 years after the day they own T-Mobile.

      So these are all playing with words and the truth behind it is what I explained.

      I have HD7 and I love my phone and I can upgrade now but I have a plan to get HTC Titan or Samsung Focus S or Nokia Windows Phone for all our five line family plans.

      So I am hoping T-Mobile offer one of these phones before merg so I can lock the price for 2 years but I know after 2 years there is no hope and we are out of luck.

      • Anonymous

        They say you can keep your current plan and go month to month.
        In your paranoid filled rant about,”forcing”….last I checked I have never once been forced into anything. What is to stop me from simply buying a phone off craigslist or just bring happy with 3g?
        3g probably meets the needs of many users.

        • Guest

          Yes you can do that but then you can’t get the latest devices and you don’t have warranty for your device which means if something happen to it you will pay even more this way.

          They force you to give up and pay their price when you want one of their new devices.

          I have to agree with David. What David said is exactly what will happen and AT&T planned for T-Mobile customer and doesn’t look pretty!

        • Anonymous

          Stop being a victim no one is forcing you to do a damn thing

        • Guest

          Stop being AT&T fanboi and admit the facts!

        • Anonymous

          I don’t keep a phone for 10 years that’s beside the point.
          of course if I have a logical argument I must be a fanboy.
          at&t is it forcing you into anything.
          seriously some of you need to stop being victims and put your big boy panties on

        • Peter

          You can keep your phones for 10 years. Good for you!

          Bur 99% of people want new phone every 1 or 2 years.

          So stop talk like everybody is same as you and having boring like and keep a phone for 10 years!!!

        • William Cron

          You forget one thing: AT&T will be using T-Mobile’s current 3G/4G for their LTE service. You won’t have 3G, only GPRS and EDGE. You want high speed, you’ll most likely have to sign an AT&T contract. 

      • Ted

        Actually no one has idea what will happen. Some people think this deal has a very low chance of going through. 

      • Princeasi

        This is exactly how it will go..For those who think this is rant….Do your research on how they did the “ATT Blue” customers. This is exactly what will happen if this deal should go thru.

      • iFonePhag4S

        Stopped listening to your bull shit at “(T-Mobile Fake 4G since thats is not a real 4G).” Because the ITU makes the standards and not you. They say HSPA+ 21MBPS counts as 4G, you failed to state facts so the rest of your comment is bull shit too. Eat shit At&t fag.

    • ogopogo

      According to the ITU, HSPA+ is indeed considered 4G. Sorry that I couldn’t read the rest of your post since I realized you didn’t know what you were talking about with HSPA+.

  • Kendrahicks76

    They still haven’t said what happens to people who don’t have contracts or EMP+

  • Sgt. Cell

    At&t is starting to look like the creepy old man in the bar with the jean outfit that won’t no for a answer. No one wants to party with you, go home!

    • Sgt. Cell

      Should say won’t take no

    • Sgt. Cell

      Should say won’t take no

      • MANNY_PAC

        maybe you should take some adult English lessons. Just my suggestion.

    • wendy

      My goodness, that was funny. So true.

  • Sgt. Cell

    At&t is starting to look like the creepy old man in the bar with the jean outfit that won’t no for a answer. No one wants to party with you, go home!

  • Wrongnumber

    Unless T-Mobile has gotten AT&T to agree to this in writing, isn’t all this pure nonsense and empty promises?  T-Mobile USA will no longer even exist if this acquisition takes place, so they will have no bearing or authority on anything that AT&T does.  AT&T will be free to do whatever the heck they want, unless there is something T-Mobile has gotten in writing that somehow cannot be modified (which is very difficult).

    I could care less about what T-Mobile USA promises about what will happen if this merger passes: they won’t even exist.

    • Anonymous

      If they lie on this scale, you can bet the government will intervene and force AT&T to honor it.

      Any postings about grandfathering are going through AT&T approval so it won’t even get to that anyways.  Also, a buyout doesn’t negate any commitments that T-mobile USA makes to its’ customers.  Those commitments pass right on to the new owner of the company which would be AT&T in this case.

      Some people may not like the over all AT&T situation, but at least having written statements that show they will be grandfathering might at least alleviate the concerns of some T-mobile USA customers.  I know it does for me.

      I had a feeling they would probably be grandfathered, but all the people going crazy with the comments on the blogs had me questioning it.

    • That looks like writing to me…

  • Wrongnumber

    Unless T-Mobile has gotten AT&T to agree to this in writing, isn’t all this pure nonsense and empty promises?  T-Mobile USA will no longer even exist if this acquisition takes place, so they will have no bearing or authority on anything that AT&T does.  AT&T will be free to do whatever the heck they want, unless there is something T-Mobile has gotten in writing that somehow cannot be modified (which is very difficult).

    I could care less about what T-Mobile USA promises about what will happen if this merger passes: they won’t even exist.

  •     Their desperate
    desire to acquire T-mobile’s customers and holdings will give them a clear
    monopoly of the GSM band. This allows AT&T to fix prices on people who
    desire GSM Phones. This would also allow AT&T to make the only open phone
    market here in the US
    to become an AT&T branded phone. The only phone to run GSM. Also it is
    possible, considering AT&T business practices; That foreign dignitaries or foreign
    business men would find their phones unable to work here in the US. Or
    may find themselves paying appalling roaming fees.

                AT&T
    is now going to let T-Mobile customers have their grandfather clauses as a concession.
    A term they would never publicly commit to until now. To me, this is appalling
    to realize that this company never intended to let T-Mobile’s loyal customers
    have any allowance from their old phone company. To me, AT&T sees 30
    million Americans as no more than annoying cattle to be manipulated with as
    AT&T sees fit. And will sell off 25% of such cattle to quell the antitrust
    grumblings. I noticed there was no commitment given to allow T-Mobile’s
    customers high speed data to continue working. I am incensed by this company’s
    attitude.            Why do they have pull our High Speed Spectrum off the market? To horde it along with all their other unused spectrum? They do not need it for LTE. Now a known fact.

  • Everyone, calm down!  Region carriers are regional. I don’t understand why everyone’s freaking out about this potential “monopoly” but we’ve accepted it for Cable TV, Landline phones, Internet Providers, Gas, Electric, and Trash pickup! We accept monopolies into our daily lives and don’t die of starvation. The best remains the best, the rich get richer, and if MetroPCS and Sprint were really the bees knees for the majority of people they’d be winning the hearts and minds of America along with their wallets. Capitalism at it’s finest. Freakin hypocritical society is hypocritical

    • ogopogo

      You make it seem as though we have a choice in accepting or not accepting a monopoly. A monopoly does NOT give you a choice, and that is the problem. Allowing people to voice their concerns about it is the best way to prevent a monopoly to happen.

  • This is what AT&T is up to and will continue to do so should they take over T-Mobile http://youtu.be/nAgHmB8zFMA watch with caution! you will hate AT&T more.     

  • I’m curious if they will stick grandfathered Tmo accounts with their current AT&T terms and conditions that state if any smartphone you put on the network MUST come with a data plan. I think that’s so BS.

  • Pig-Leasher

    No, Never.

    It’s all BS, all of it; this is another freaking trick to get us from the ass…

    NEVER…

  • Neoprimal

    Complete BS. It is SO easy to offer Grandfathered accounts and then force customers to change because of minor details later on.

    You can see it so easily in the terminology used in different plans. So and so data plan requires so and so voice plan.

    So alright, it’s 2013 and Tmo has been gobbled up by ATT and here we have hundreds of thousands of happily grandfathered customers and ATT introduces or switches their 4G to some other technology. Now your old phones don’t work on this 4G and you need a new phone. To get the new phone you need a new data plan and to get this data plan, you need to switch rate plans – what now?

    Garbage. Grandfathering is NOT a deal bonus.

  • John

    What he said is correct. And you are acting like a child. He is not saying anything good about AT&T but you have to admith the facts about T-Mobile as well when there is something wrong or not good.

    Stop calling people bad names and grow up.

    Moderators, how can you let uselss insulting comments like this show up here? Shame!

  • John

    What he said is correct. And you are acting like a child. He is not saying anything good about AT&T but you have to admith the facts about T-Mobile as well when there is something wrong or not good.

    Stop calling people bad names and grow up.

    Moderators, how can you let uselss insulting comments like this show up here? Shame!

  • John

    What he said is correct. And you are acting like a child. He is not saying anything good about AT&T but you have to admith the facts about T-Mobile as well when there is something wrong or not good.

    Stop calling people bad names and grow up.

    Moderators, how can you let uselss insulting comments like this show up here? Shame!

  • ogopogo

    Thanks for the post. EVERYONE should check it out.

  • ogopogo

    Thanks for the post. EVERYONE should check it out.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    What will happen with Prepaid plans?
    Now Tmo has a big customer base in prepaid.
     

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    What will happen with Prepaid plans?
    Now Tmo has a big customer base in prepaid.
     

  • Jon

    AT&T is sounding more and more desperate each day that passes it is really pathetic. Despite everything they are offering I don’t believe a single word of it so no thanks AT&T how about you just go away and continue to over charge your current customers.

  • Enoel69

    To all opposed to this buy out…don’t fall for any temporal promises made to Tmo customers just to finesse this deal through. I would say give them a year or two…the true colors will emerge. Probably slow at first but the milking of customers for every txt, byte and voice minute will eventually take hold. PRESERVE THE BIG FOUR NETWORKS…if DT is still bent on selling let someone who will maintain Tmo as a GSM carrier buy it. I’m hoping to see Google buy it but run it as a separate company. 

  • Guest

    Duh, what choice do they have. Let me keep my rate plan or I’m gone!!

  • Guest

    Duh, what choice do they have. Let me keep my rate plan or I’m gone!!

  • Guest

    Duh, what choice do they have. Let me keep my rate plan or I’m gone!!

  • Guest

    I have an old SunCom plan and I’ve upgraded several times through T-Mobile and they’ve let me keep my plan, but were talking about AT&T here.

  • LaZy_GeNiUs

    Stop relying on subsidize phone prices! At the end of the day carriers have no real reason to lower plans because 90% of their subscribers are on a contract!

  • Meagan

    Yeah tmo peeps, you can keep your old tmo plan as long as you want. But eventually you will give up using that old useless tmobile band with only AT&T Edge. You get a new AT&T mobile when we pry off old tmo plan from you for an upgrade. Anyway, Bye bye UMA. It was fun while it lasted.

    • Tbyrne

      I hope your next bill from At&t is full of overcharges and you have to wait 2 hours on hold and then somebody comes on who doesn’t speak english and, well, you get where I’m going. You’re pathetic!

  • Anonymous

    I guess we can 1) buy lightly used new phone then stick the SIM in there 2) pay full price for new phone so you don’t need to change the contract.  The problem is our current Tmobile 3g frequency will eventually be phased our so we’ll have to change our SIM sooner or later, which means new plan.  Nice try AT&T.  Keep your hands off tmobile

    • FtKnoxTMO

      FYI Cookie, the sim has nothing to do with the 3G freq’s, that’s part of the phone’s modem/radio chip, so you can keep your sim, but you will have to change phones if you want to use AT&T 3G/HSPA+ frequencies, just like with the iPhone today.

  • Infin1ty

    Screw AT&T, if I wanted an AT&T contract I would have gotten one. They never really seem to learn do they? If they buy out TMO they are just one more step closer to another bell system division.

  • Anonymous

    To me, it makes no difference if this buyout goes through or not.
    TMobile sold out it’s customers, I’m done with them.
    I’ll look into Sprint or one of the smaller, less expensive providers.
    It’s a depression folks, we need to spend less of the money we don’t have, not more.
    I will never be a customer of ATT again.
    Having a land line under them for years was painful enough…

  • Anonymous

    AT&T destroyed Cingular. AT&T will destroy T-Mobile.

    • Time4Tech

      Cingular destroyed itself. They closed out the original AT&T company, then when they had the chance, they switched over to the AT&T name.