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AT&T buys T-Mobile

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KYSportsWriter, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member


    How many T-Mobile customers do we have here?
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Here, and in the past two months I have had repeated occasion to interact with their customer service reps. Every time I have gotten off the phone and said to my wife that t-mobile has clearly given up and is playing out the strong until it is bought out. The best was when I was on their automated voice recognition line and whatever I said -- I tried at least four words that sounded completely different -- they sent me to "voicemail help."

    But AT&T sucks too. Verizon, here I come. Thank god I'm month-to-month.
  3. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    This is terrible, terrible news. I just re-upped my T-Mobile contract a couple months ago and want nothing to do with AT&T and their shitty ass network/service.

    And if they phase out unlimited data plans, I'm out.
  4. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    My wife and I were longtime T-Mobile customers who switched to AT&T in August. At least in our neck of the woods, AT&T has had the better network.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I have never had problems with AT&T. Have almost never had dropped calls. But the loss of CZJ in the ads will be sad.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I guess the optimistic way of looking at this is the combined networks and everything mean customers could win.

    It combines my last two carriers, and the two carriers my company users are split between, so I guess it's all academic now.
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I really liked T-Mobile, but I dropped them because I needed my cell service to become cheaper and they repeatedly told me they couldn't do it. I've long ago put AT&T in my rear-view mirror and I haven't missed them. They are the king of the gotcha, and I grew really tired of it. As soon as I didn't need a land line phone any more, I bailed. Now that they're buying T-Mobile, I'm glad I got out when I did.
  8. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I am with T-Mobile, with my daughter on the plan. So is the boyfriend. I wonder what will happen to my free calls to other T-Mobile subscribers. That is the main reason that I can afford a cell phone. The majority of my calls are not part of my plan minutes.
  9. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Kind of in same boat. Been with T-Mobile long enough that we have the My Faves deal (no longer offered and lost if you switch contracts). But having five #'s each for me, wife, kid is a minutes-saver way beyond what we buy in monthly "anytime" minutes.

    With T-Mobile offering $10 data plans recently, I called to switch down from the $30 tab I've been stuck with. They say, "Oh no, your phone requires that $30 plan and you cannot change." I thought, fine you pricks, get an extra $400 out of me (20 more mos, extra $20 per) and then you'll lose every red cent I spend on phone service for the rest of my life.

    Very happy with T-Mobile for a long, long time, but that pushed me over the edge. Soon as contract runs out, I'm out.
  10. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    At least AT&T will absorb T-Mobile's "4G" network, which should help them with their current phones.
  11. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    And screw over those of us already on T-Mobile's 4G network.
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Welcome to the world.
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