AT&T agrees to buy T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion -- Engadget
Hopefully AT&T does some changes in their TOS with this so we can get out of our contracts scott free.
This is awesome!!! Increased spectrum , speed , reach and stength. Really the best move possible for both companies
i always figured if any carrier was gonna accquire T-Mobile, it would be AT&T. now we wait to see how AT&T will handle the transition. if they can pull it off, customers on both sides will see great benefits.
I don't see what the problem will be they will use the 700 and 2100 for LTE and the 850 / 1900 for 3G / gsm
It eliminated GSM competition in the U.S. which may not be a good thing. We will have to see what it does to prices. It will improve overall coverage for us AT&T customers though.
So I guess those people asking about taking an inspire to tmobile should just wait huh
There is simple mobile for gsm but just like tmobile irrelevant. Pricing won't change because there is still tmobile and sprint. Coverage for existing tmobile ATT customers will increase and strengthen almost instantly
^ do you mean verizon and sprint? (since tmobile will be ATT)
Yes lol sorry that's what I meant. I don't see a problem regulatory wise. There are many smaller carriers beside the large Verizon and sprint. There is simple mobile, metro pcs, US cellular etc etc. Plus there is precedence Verizon buying Alltel
The smaller carriers are insignificant. Don't get me wrong, I love AT&T, but diversity is a good thing both with carriers and manufacturers. Remember the old Ma Bell monopoly?
This will not even be close to a monopoly it will be massively beneficial. Pentaband phones which can be used all over the country and all over the world. Faster speeds stronger network and the fastest most solid 4G network in the USA and all by next year
You know what else. It makes me laugh when you hear the cries from so called tmobile loyalists. Without ATT buying them they had no spectrum for LTE alotted to them at all nor could they purchase any
im a tmobile cust i like whats happening yea... hope fully they dont mess up tmos price plans.
I think its gonna be great all around
AT&T will abuse t-mobile's customers just like they already do their own.
AT&T spells nothing buy GREED, milking customers on stingy data plans for all they can.
Hello Verizon unlimited! LOL
AT&T / T-Mobile LTE buildout slides - Engadget Galleries
good slide show shows alot
Why AT&T Bought T-Mobile
It is both good and bad.
Good to have a single larger GSM network. More coverage for a customer. More of population covered by a single network. AT&T also inherits whatever roaming arrangements T-Mobile had. There are probably other good points.
Bad is to have less competition and less choice. It gets us closer to a monopoly. Already there is too little competition. Less is worse.
The least Android friendly company swallows up the most Android friendly company. T-Mobile was the first to have Android. AT&T was the last and with the worst initial lineup of Android phones once they got them.
So keep that in mind before you think it's all Unicorns and Rainbows.
has anyone else thought about possible cons?
Tmobile has been a pretty avid supporter of android..
At&t has been more unfriendly and although they have recently opened their arms..
Nexus one was for tmo.
Nexus S was for tmo.
Before that they sported G1.
There is a reason google went with tmo over at&t even if they did feature a nexus one with at&t 3g bands briefly..
Google went with tmobile because tmobile gave them carte blanche. ATT already had given carte blanche to Apple at the time so it was the only choice with a gsm network.
Buying tmobile could dramatically change the way ATT deals with android. I hear the android team from tmobile is staying put. Also ATT is gonna receive the Nexus line now they will push that as they used to push iPhone. Maybe then the nexus line can become an actual player in the market
I don't know where you get your info, but if true, it would be a good thing for AT&T to get the Nexus line.
As long as it remains an open developer phone.
If so, then it very well may be my next AT&T phone.
My uncle works for ATT corporate. It seems the Android team at tmobile is held in high regard so is tmobile customer service. They want to retain as many if not all. He also said that they want the nexus line to be their new iPhone
That explains a lot.
I am happy to hear that. I hope it is true. I hope they do. I am skeptical, but I would be delighted to see AT&T open up on Android.
I am also happy to hear that. It is about time AT&T got over the iPhone.
Thanks for the info.
No problem. Between all if us. At&t was over the iPhone after year 3
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