AT&T and T-Mobile team up to serve customers affected by Sandy
Because both carriers use the GSM technology, this arrangement can be made. We have to say that we know what it is like to not have a cellular signal in the aftermath of a hurricane and those in the New York-New Jersey area are lucky to have these two carriers working together for the good of the community.There is no world on how long this arrangement will continue for.
Last year, AT&T offered to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion but regulators objected to the deal and AT&T eventually backed away from the planned acquisition.
AT&T and T-Mobile have entered into an agreement to enable roaming on their networks to customers of both companies in the heavily impacted areas and where capacity is available and for subscribers with a compatible device.
AT&T and T-Mobile customers will be able to place calls just as they normally would, but their calls will be carried by whichever network is most operational in their area. This will be seamless for AT&T and T-Mobile customers with no change to their current rate plans or service agreements even if the phone indicates the device is attached to the other carrier’s network.
T-Mobile and AT&T both utilize network technology based on GSM and UMTS standards, which allows for this sharing of voice and data traffic.
1. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Fair enough. Usually carries do this on the time of needs
2. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Well that is a nice gesture for them to do.
3. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Whatever makes them money in the long run...
I hope you didnt think this was anything more then a publicity stunt... Ohh they helped in the aftermath, they must be great carriers!
Yes, my view on humanity is jaded, it happens when you live with humans long enough.
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2973; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Wow negative much? The bottom line is its a nice thing to do.
7. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Wow, we know who to label as the negative nancy of this website now and put on ignore
4. downphoenix (Posts: 2320; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
so basically they arent charging their customers roaming fees.
This shouldnt affect very many people differently, roaming fees are pretty much dead when it comes to newer rate plans unless its international.
5. Malique001 (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Too bad im not w. either .Verizon and Sprint need to fix their cell towers up here asap